Private Tour Sulawesi 12D/11N
Private Tour Sulawesi 12D/11N is a private tour to explore the nature, culture, and culinary of Sulawesi. Sulawesi is a beautiful island located in Indonesia and is known for its unique culture, stunning landscapes, and diverse wildlife. The island has become increasingly popular with tourists in recent years, with many attractions and activities to offer.
Some of the popular tourist destinations in Sulawesi include Tana Toraja, which is famous for its traditional houses, unique funeral rituals, and stunning landscapes; Wakatobi, a world-class diving destination known for its pristine coral reefs and diverse marine life; Bunaken National Park, another popular diving spot with crystal-clear waters and colorful coral reefs; and the Tangkoko Nature Reserve, which is home to a wide range of rare and exotic wildlife species.
Other popular attractions in Sulawesi include the traditional markets in Makassar, the beautiful beaches of Bira and Tomini Bay, and the scenic rice paddies of the Minahasa Highlands. However, Sulawesi offers a rich and diverse tourism experience that is sure to delight visitors from around the world. Sulawesi offers a variety of popular destinations that cater to different types of travelers.
Overall, Sulawesi has a lot to offer visitors, from stunning natural scenery and cultural experiences to world-class diving and delicious cuisine.
DAY 01. PICK UP AIRPORT IN MAKASSAR
Welcome to Sulawesi. The driver will pick you up at the airport and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Enjoy your rest.
DAY 02. MAKASSAR CITY TOUR
After breakfast at the hotel, we start the day with a boat trip to a coral island. After this you will make a city tour in Makassar. You will visit the port of Paotere where the wooden traditional sailing ships ‘phinisi’ have been shown for centuries. The city also has a rich historical past, Fort Rotterdam is a reminder of the Dutch colonial era. Then you will be transferred back to the hotel.
DAY 03. MAKASSAR – MALINO
In the morning after breakfast and check out, you will start the tour via Maros to Malino. You will make an excursion to the Maros Mountains. The wonderful and uniquely formed limestone rocks where the Bantimurung- Bulusaraung National Park has recently came to life. We walk through sawas (rice fields), passing typical Buginese houses and limestone cliffs to a cave with prehistoric images. On the way, you will drink tea in a traditional house, and we canoe through a narrow river. Arrive at Malino, you will go to the accommodation for check-in. You will spend the night in the middle of the paddy fields in an attractive accommodation that is fully equipped.
DAY 04. MALINO
Today we take a walk through the paddy fields, the kampungs and waterfalls. Malino highland is a cool mountain-town located on the lower slopes of Mount Bawakaraeng. However, it was popular as a weekend retreat in colonial times. The fresh mountain air, the forests and the waterfalls make this area ideal for a long walk. The fertile soil provides green rice terraces where you can take beautiful pictures. Along the way you will be cheerfully welcomed and waved goodbye by the curious citizens. Not many tourists come here, which makes a meeting with the locals extra special.
DAY 05. MALINO – BIRA BEACH
After breakfast you will continue your journey to Pantai Bira. On the way you will make a stop at the village of Tanaberu, where you will visit the traditional boat builders ‘ schoeners ‘. You will then transfer to the accommodation for check-in. Enjoy your time at the beach and the beautiful location.
DAY 06. BIRA BEACH
In the morning we take a boat to the island of Liukang Bira with its beautiful beach. You can snorkel here to admire the colorful fish and corals. However, we will have a walk to see the activities of women who are weaving typical fabrics. You will have lunch with a fishing family on the island. After the boat trip, transfer back to the accommodation. You can enjoy your time by sunbathing on the soft white sandy beach.
Note: This snorkeling excursion is subject to weather conditions.
DAY 07. BIRA – SENGKANG
Today the tour continues along the eastern route of Sulawesi and you make a stop at the primitive village of Kajang. In Kajang you are required to wear dark/black clothing and shoes or sandals are not allowed. Arriving in Sengkang, you will be taken to the accommodation for check-in.
DAY 08. SENGKANG – TORAJA
After breakfast, take a canoe trip across Tempe Lake National Park. On Lake Tempe, people live in floating houses. After the boat trip, the tour continues with a drive to Torajaland. On the way we will stop at the silk weaving mills in Kampung Sutra. Upon arrival in Torajaland, you will be transferred to the accommodation for check-in.
DAY 09. TORAJA DAY TOUR
Today you will take a culture tour by minivan and a short walk along the main villages of Toraja with a local guide. You will visit the Ketekesu village, where you can see the ‘tongkonan houses of Toraja Adat’. The richly carved Toraja houses with their beautiful gable roofs. Although today most Toraja are Christian, their traditions live on unabated. However, you will see the different ways the Toraja bury their dead. You will take a look at the high rock tombs of Lemo and Londa, these are beautiful tombs with carved stones and are guarded by the tau tau ‘statue’ dolls. Because this is a special place to bury the blue blood families.
DAY 10. TORAJA WALKING TOUR
After breakfast you will go for a walk through the kampungs in Toraja land. The picturesque villages are located in a mountainous landscape dominated by rice terraces and bamboo forests. However, the walking tour takes about 5 to 6 hours, and you will spend the night in a Toraja house or a local Homestay.
DAY 11. TORAJA CYCLING TOUR
After a simple breakfast we take a cycling tour through the kampungs. However, if there are ceremonies or if there is a Karbauwen market, these will be scheduled during the tours. You will spend the night at the same accommodation as on days 8 and 9.
DAY 12. RANTEPAO – AIRPORT MAKASSAR/ AIRPORT TORAJA
Today the journey continues from Rantepao via the western coast of Parepare to Makassar. Arriving in Makassar, you will be transferred to the airport to continue your journey or go back home. A drop off at the airport Toraja is also possible.
Deluxe Room Sea View
Rumah Tengah Sawah
Bungalow Mountain View
Bungalow Sea View
Hotel BBC Sengkang
Porsch Mountain View
Toraja Adat Home
Bed & breakfast
Private car/ minivan with AC
English speaking driver
Fuel, toll & parking fee
Local guides at Makassar, Malino & Toraja
Lunches in Malino & Bira
Dinner Toraja Walking Tour
Canoes in Rammang – Rammang & Sengkang
Boat in Bira
Bicycles in Toraja
- Flight tickets
- Lunch & Dinner
- Snorkel equipment Bira Boat trip
- Tipping driver/ local guides
- Other Personal Expenses