Trip Combination : Cultural Heritage and Leisure
Toraja Lombok Flores & Bali, 19D/18N
TANA TORAJA, FLORES, BALI AND LOMBOK
Duration : 19 Days / 18 nights
Start / End : Bali Airport
DAY 01: ARRIVAL BALI.
On arrival in Bali meet our guide then direct transfer to your hotel for overnight.
DAY 02: BALI – MAKASSAR – TORAJA HIGHLAND.
After breakfast, fly to Makassar Airport, the entry point of Toraja Highland. Upon arrival at Makassar, meeting service and then transfer to Toraja by Fully Air-conditioned private car to take a drive-trip to Toraja Land with approximately 8 hours trip taking across the Bugis Village with their typical houses on poles along the magnificent mountain passes. Lunch will be served at Bukit Indah Restaurant in Pare-Pare, a small port situated 155 km north of Makassar. Late afternoon arrive in Toraja directly check-in at hotel for accommodation.
DAY 03: TORAJA TOUR.
After breakfast at hotel full day exploring Toraja Land, visiting The cliff-side stone grave with wooden effigies on the balcony at LEMO, The royal family tombs at SUAYA, The baby grave in the huge tree at KAMBIRA and Cultural performance at SANGALLA. Lunch will be served at local restaurant in Rantepao. After lunch, visiting the natural cave at LONDA and then proceed to the traditional wooden carving village at KETE KESU. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 04: TORAJA TOUR.
After breakfast at hotel. The second Full day excursion, visiting The most beautiful village with buffalo horns in front off their houses at PALAWA. The Traditional cotton weaving village at SA'DAN, The ancient megalithic stone at BORI and then proceed to SESEAN mount to view the large rice-field terrace at BATUTUMONGA and Lunch will be served on this spot. After Lunch, continue to visit the boulder grave at LOKOMATA and then, Take a nice nature-walk from PANA through the rice-field and some village down to TIKALA. From TIKALA village take a drive back to Rantepao for refreshment. Back to hotel for overnight.
DAY 05: TORAJA – MAKASSAR.
After breakfast we drive back Makassar with stop en route for lunch and refreshment. On the way we will visit LEang LEang Cave The cave was famous for its primitive cave wall paintings which were some hand prints and wild boar paintings. Arrival in Makassar transfer to hotel for overnight.
DAY 06: MAKASSAR – LOMBOK.
Transfer to airport for your flight to Lombok. On arrival in Lombok, transfer to Senggigi area for overnight.
DAY 07: KUTA & SOUTH LOMBOK TOUR.
Your first stop will be at Banyumulek Village, one of many pottery village where clay pots for daily use, unique in style and high in quality is by hand made. Then onto Sukerare Village, where you see a tradition of weaving in well cared.They weave gold and silver thread to be traditional Songket and Ikat cloth with very simple looms.Rambitan/Sade, a traditional sasak village located on the hill, 8 km from Kuta beach of lombok. This village shows you the unique way of life of the "Sasaks" the native inhabitants of Lombok. Kuta Beach / Tanjung Aan, both are situated on southern coast of Lombok, just 5 kilometers apart. these white sandy beaches with clear turquoise water are perfect for swimming and sun bathing.
DAY 08: 3 GILIS ISLAND (B).
Depart by car from your hotel visiting GUNUNGSARI; a daily market where people sell and buy variety of daily needs, PUSUK; monkey forest and rice fields, then to harbor. We start cruising 30minutes toward Gili island for snorkeling or just sun bathing. While snorkeling you might see turtles, dolphins, lying fish, manta rays and many other big fish. On the way home you watch hundreds of small sailing boats depart for the fishing grounds they make a spectacular sight as the sun drops.
DAY 09: GILI NANGGU (B).
Depart by car from your hotel driving 1.5hours to the south west coast of Lombok. We start cruising 20minutes from harbor to Gili Nanggu. It is a tiny island but never crowded, white beaches and a natural paradise as yet untouched by tourism.
DAY 10: SENGGIGI – MAUMERE - MONI.
In the morning transfer to Airport to catch your flight to Maumere with transit in Bali. Upon arrival meeting service and followed with a transfer to Moni. Visit the villages of Wolowaru, then Lio hill-tribes of Jopu and Ranggase; offers fine "Ikat" weaving.
DAY 11: MONI - KELIMUTU - BAJAWA.
Early morning, drive up to the three-colored lake of Kelimutu, one of Indonesia's most mysterious and dramatic sights. The three lakes, set in deep craters at a height of 1'600 meters. Down road to Moni for breakfast, then continue to Ende for its traditional market. Lunch at a local restaurant, then to Nuabosi, offers wonderful views of the town and Ende Bay. Lunch en route. Proceed to Bajawa with en route stop at Wogo village, which has a collection of rather neglected megaliths. Overnight at a small but clean and comfortable hotel.
DAY 12: BAJAWA WAWO MUDA TREKKING - RUTENG.
After having breakfast, with the local guide, tracking to WAWO MUDA crater and have magnificent panorama around, then the tour proceed to BENA traditional village, see the megalith village and ikat weaving process by the villagers, then back to Bajawa lunch at the local restaurant and in the afternoon visit WOGO traditional village, meet the villagers and enjoy the time with the people there and drive to Ruteng, hotel diner and overnight stay.
DAY 13: RUTENG - LABUAN BAJO.
In the morning visit Ruteng Nature Conservation Park - the home of Ngkiong - the endemic singing birds. Park early in the morning to attend the nature's concert of singing birds (if no rain and strong wind). There is also a newly popped up volcano in the park. Take your chance to have a closer look into it. Drive to Labuan Bajo for overnight.
DAY 14: LABUAN BAJO - RINCA - KALONG ISLAND.
Set sail to Rinca, a safari like island with savannah dominated landscape and home for hundreds or may be thousands of deer, wild horses, water buffaloes, monkeys and of course the top predator - the Komodo Dragon. To explore the island you need to follow the trail about three to five km. After a hot trek on the island get yourself refreshed by swimming and snorkeling or just relaxing on the white sand beach in the neighboring empty isle. Lunch on board. Afternoon set sail to Kalong Island to see the sunset. Dinner and overnight on the boat close to Kalong island.
DAY 15: KALONG ISLAND - KOMODO - LABUAN BAJO (B,L).
In the morning follow the trail to reach Banunggulung the former feeding ground to watch the Komodo Dragons. It is about two km one way walking. There is Komodo Nature Park Museum, take your chance to have a look. About mid day return to Labuan Bajo, en route stop at Pantai Merah - the pink colored sand beach - with beautiful coral garden, good for swimming and snorkeling. Lunch on board. Afternoon return to Labuan Bajo, en route stop at one of several occupied islands to visit the home of the seafaring tribes. Overnight at Puri Sari Beach Hotel or Similar.
DAY 16: LABUAN BAJO - BALI (B).
Morning free program. Transfer to airport for flight to Bali. Arrival in Bali transfer to Beach hotel for overnight.
DAY 17 - 18: BALI FREE PROGRAM.
Today Free at Leisure. You can enjoy hotel facilities, swim on the beach or take optional tour in Bali
DAY 19: BALI – DEPARTURE
Free at leisure until appropriate hotel check out time. Then transfer to airport for your flight back home.