TORAJA LORE LINDU TREKKING TOUR
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With long experience in organizing treks for individuals and groups, we can advise on the best trek given the season, the region, your time and budget. We present a large variety of active holidays ranging from trekking to bird watching and nature photography. There is much more to trekking in the Indonesia than the main regions of Sulawesi.
Bellow is some sample of Adventure Trekking Tour in Sulawesi Island with focusing on the Culture in Toraja Trekking Tour and combined it with Lore Lindu National Park with the Megalith and Rain Forrest Trekking.
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16 DAYS TORAJA, LORE LINDU TREKKING TOUR
TRANS SULAWESI: SOUTH, CENTRAL SULAWESI
TOUR CODE : IGA – 112
DAY 01 : ARRIVAL MAKASSAR – BIRA (L.D)
Upon arrival, meeting service and transfer to BIRA passing throught some typical Makassar villages and stop at TANA BERU to witness the traditional Makassar way of Pinisi boat building. Lunch enroute. Arrive in Bira directly check-in at BIRA VIEW INN for overnight and dinner.
DAY 02 : BIRA (B.L.D)
DAY 03 : BIRA – SENGKANG (B.L.D)
After breakfast, Tranfer to SENGKANG (the lake TEMPE town) Lunch enroute, Arrive in Sengkang directly check-in at Pondok Eka hotel and then proceed to take a boat-trip on the lake TEMPE to see the way of life of those who live at the lakeside, floating houses, and traditional silk weaving village. Late afternoon back to APADA Hotel for Overnightand dinner.
DAY 04 : SENGKANG – TORAJA (B.L.D)
After breakfast at hotel, directly transfer to Taraja with approximately 06 hours drive take along magnificent mountain passes with the typical Buginese houses on the poles. Lunch will be served at BUKIT INDAH restaurant in Pare-Pare, a small port situated 155 km north of UjungPandang. After Lunch, continue drive to Toraja with a break at Puncak Lakawan (Top-Hill) to enjoy the beautiful scenery of erotic mountain. Late afternoon arrive in Toraja Land, directly check-in at Madarana Hotel for overnight and dinner.
DAY 05 : TORAJA TREKKING TOUR (B.L.D)
Morning after breakfast, We have another fullday exploring Tana Toraja; the Indonesia’s Mountain Eden. Visit Sadan village, the Toraja weaving center. Visit Pallawa, a spectacular traditional village with rows of tongkonan houses and traditional granaries. Then start trekking to Batutumonga via Sute village with its magnificent and fascinating mountain, rice terrace, coffee and cacao plantation, and green trees surrounding will give the trip more impressive one. By chance, you meet the local people doing their activities in traditional way. Afternoon arrive in Batutumonga, check-in Mentiro Tiku Homestay, dinner and overnight.
DAY 06 : TORAJA TREKKING TOUR (B.L.D)
After breakfast, trekking deep into the country’s side through the footpath, crossing the river through suspension bamboo bridge and walking passing through coffee and cacao plantation. Enroute you will find a very beautiful landscape, old traditional houses, and stone grave. Afternoon arrive in Limbung, diiner and overnight at simple villager traditional house (Tongkonan) in which you will experience the life of Toraja people.
DAY 07 : TORAJA TREKKING TOUR (B.L.D)
Breakfast at Pangala’ then proceed to Ma’dandan via Dende with a very beautiful sceneries of rice fields landscape. You will be picked up at Dende to continue by car to Rantepao. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Note : A traditional funeral ceremony which can be reached by foot will be included within two days Toraja tour. A typical torajan local fruits & live stuff market can also be visited during your two days tour in Toraja Land.
DAY 08 : TORAJA – PENDOLO (B.L.D)
After breakfast at hotel Leaving TORAJA for PENDOLO Some stops on the way for the nice views . Arrive in Pendolo direclty check-in at MULIA POSO LAKE HOTEL for overnight and dinner.
DAY 09 : PENDOLO – BANCEA – TENTENA (SIURRI) – (B.L.D)
After breakfast at hotel . Cruising by motorized-boat to BANCEA to visit the natural orchid forest. And then proceed to TENTENA for Lunch. After Lunch, Drive to SIURRI for your accommodation at SIURRI COTTAGE (at the side of the Poso Lake). Dinner will be served at this cottage.
DAY 10 : TENTENA – BADA VALLEY (LORE LINDU NATIONAL PARK) (B.L.D)
After breakfast at hotel, we drive to Bada Valley takes about 4 hours drive, check in at Ningsih Homestay and after lucnh start your megaliths tour visits to a huge megalith of Sulawesi in Sepe area called Palindo. Located in Savannah and flat 7 km from your home stay, walk crossing hanging bridge and through cocoa plantations and rice fields. From Palindo megalith, continue hikes towards Maturu, Crown, Kalambas and Oba megalith. Lunch will be on the way. After lunch continue hiking to the main road where a jeep will pick us up for transfer to visit Tinoe, traditional bark clothes processing then to Baula megaliths. From Baula, by jeep drive back to Bomba village where the home stays is located. On the way we stop at Tarai Roi and Ari Ipohi megalith. Dinner and stay overnight at Ningsih homestay.
DAY 11 : BADA VALLEY – PUNCAK TAMAHINGKI (FORREST TREKKING) (B.L.D)
After breakfast at homestay, with porter and ranger you will start your real adventure trekking towards Besoa Valley by way of pure jungle of Lore Lindu National Park. First about 4 hours is climbing through tropical rain forest. Total time approximately we spend about 6 hours to reach to the place where we will stay overnight in a hut or tent in the jungle. Guide and ranger will prepare lunch box. Dinner and stay overnight in a hut. (Elevation is between 1500-2000 meters above sea level).
DAY 12: PUNCAK (Hill) – BESOA VALLEY (DODA VILLAGE) (B.L.D)
After breakfast, Continue your jungle trek to Besoa Valley through tropical rainforest. Today, the trek mostly going down towards Besoa Valley, which spend about 7 – 8 hours. Sometimes you could see a group of Sulawesi macacas, horn bills (rhyticeros cassidix) and sulawesi serpent eagle (spilornis rufipectus). Upon arrival at open area before Doda village you will be surprise to see a spectacular panorama of Besoa Valley. Arrive in the afternoon in Doda village. Check in at Rezky homestay. Dinner at your home stay.
DAY 13: BESOA VALLEY TOUR (B.L.D)
Morning after breakfast, start your exploration around Besoa Valley visits to Tadulako megalith. Just about 3 kms behind Doda village, walk through rice fields and a few savannah. Tadulako is located up the hill. From Tadulako, continue hikes to Pokekea area (about 7 kms from Tadulako megalith.You will walk through villages and ricefields. Lunch will be done at Pokekea area. Pokekea is a group of megaliths where you could many different type and shape of megaliths. From Pokekea, you will proceed by car to visit a pregnance megalith behind the village before go back to your homestay. Dinner at your home stay.
DAY 14: BESOA VALLEY – NAPU VALLEY (B.L.D)
After breakfast, we driving to Napu Valley. Arrived in Napu Valley, we will visit to Watutau megaliths, Wanga and Tamadue megalith. These three megaliths are located in Napu Valley. Lunch enroute. Check in at Homestay at Wuasa Village. After check-in, we will do another short trekking arround Napu Valley to see some Birds including Endemics Birds from Sulawesi. Late afternoon, back to Homestay for dinner and overnight.
DAY 15 : NAPU VALLEY – PALU (B.L.D)
Early morning at 5AM, we will drive up to Tambing Lake where we will be seeing many Birds around this location. Back to homestay for Breakfast and Shower. Then continue drive to Palu city. Lunch will be on the way. Arrive Palu city, capital town of Central Sulawesi. Check in at hotel. Dinner out side of the hotel.
DAY 16: PALU – AIRPORT (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Ontime, transfer to airport for your next destination flight.
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