Sulawesi vacation, 13 days

“Explore the natural and cultural highlights of Sulawesi, including Maros Pangkep, scuba diving in Bunaken National Park, and the fascinating Tana Toraja region.”

Highlights

Makassar | Maros Pangkep Karst region | Sengkang | Lake Tempe | Explore the wooden houses and hanging graves of Tana Toraja | Rantepao | Trekking around Tana Toraja | Stay in a traditional Tongkonan ancestral house | Tangkoko National Park | Tarsier-spotting | Bunaken Marine Park | Scuba diving – introductory lessons and dives available |

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Environment
Maros Pangkep Karst region
Maros Pangkep Karst region is a UNESCO heritage site. We visit the region by walking and canoeing on the river to Sengkang where visitors will understand how traditional practices of silk making are being revived. Deforestation is the biggest threat to the region and great steps are being taken to preserve this vibrant and nourished land and its natural inhabitants. This is discussed with the locals and how it has impacted their homes and families and what is being done to prevent it.

Bunaken Marine Park
The Bunaken National Marine Park was formally established in 1991 to protect and grow this incredible eco system. The park covers a total surface area of 89,065 hectares with islands including Bunaken, Manado Tua, Mantehage, Nain and Siladen. The marine national park area is home to thousands of different species of fish, coral, endangered marine mammals and reptiles, birds, molluscs and mangrove species. We work with experienced dive companies whose prime aim is to preserve this beautiful reef.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

Remote Minority Groups
We are of the staunch opinion that minorities aren’t tourist attractions, any more than children are. All our vacations that take place in and around minority communities are set up with the locals’ best interests at heart and we work with partners who do everything possible to ensure that the entire community benefits from our visits. This unique trip around rural Sulawesi visits a number of small villages, where we have been conscious of giving back to the community, either in the form of overnighting in a homestay, purchasing produce from the local market or utilising local guides and transportation.

Stay local.
One of our core values is to collaborate with local, responsible companies and partners who share our focus, beliefs and passions. We work mainly with local guides, local operators and hotel partners, and will always offer small, local accommodation options to clients. Our vacations are designed to enable our clients to immerse themselves in local places and experiences, and we make sure that, wherever possible, the income they bring to a destination goes back into the community. We have developed a system that allows clients to donate any unused currency to local charities that are vetted and selected by our partners.

Climate

4 Reviews of Sulawesi vacation, 13 days

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Reviewed on 11 Oct 2019 by

The most exciting part of the vacation was seeing the sunrise over mt promo. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2019 by

The most exciting part of the vacation was the sunrise at Mount Bromo and the water buffalo market at Rantepao. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Aug 2019 by

As an ex-scuba diver, I really enjoyed snorkelling in warm clear seas full of life and beautiful coral. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Sep 2018 by

Brilliant...Every day was different and a new experience Read full review

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