JAVA & SULAWESI
"Adventure Half a World Away"
Fabulous Temples & Unknown Areas
September 2nd-15th 2017
Want to get away at the end of the world? Forget about civilization for some time? Say no more, you are at the right place! Adventures, true adventures are waiting for you on Java and Sulawesi.
The tour experience in 7 key steps?
- Discover the most marvelous temples of Java, Borobudur, Prambanan & Sukuh
- Unique adventure half a world away in the heart of Central Sulawesi
- Unknown megalithic statues of Bada Valley
- Constant contacts with local people
- Seeking endemic species during savage jungle treks in their natural habitat.
- Outstanding food in yogyakarta
- Amazing white sand beaches and pristine waters
Day 1 // ARRIVALArrival in Jakarta airport. Our European guide will welcome you before heading to a 4-star hotel to rest after such a long flight.
Day 2 // YOGYAKARTAFlight for Yogyakarta, a city full of colors and energy. Walk down the immense diversity of Malioboro street and taste its amazing street food.
Day 3 // BOROBUDUR & PRAMBANANGigantic temples where spirituality meets beauty. Some like Prambanan better for its architecture similar to the one of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Some prefer Borobudur, the world's largest Buddhist temple. But all bow down unanimously to this unbelievable heritage.
Day 4 // CANDI SUKUHDay on the road to reach Candi Sukuh, isolated place hiding one of the most surprising and unknown temples of all Indonesia.
Day 5 // FLIGHT FOR SULAWESIAlso known as "Celebes", Sulawesi will welcome us in an area half a world away. We will start off from Palu where we will spend the first night.
Day 6 // PALU-TENTENADay on the road towards Tentena and shores of Lake Poso. Central Sulawesi starts opening its arms.
Day 7 // TENTENA - SALUOPA - BOMBAWe are here truly "half a world away"! After a small detour via the magnificient Saluopa waterfall, this day will take us to Bomba, our arrival in Bada Valley. Accommodation will be in a "homestay" as there are no hotels in the area. The trip will be made with a 4WD Jeep as the road does not allow regular cars to access.
Day 8 // MEGALITHS AT THE END OF THE WORLDOne our 4WD Jeep and on foot in the middle of rice fields, we will browse through Bada Valley looking out for incredible statues almost no one has ever heard about. Palindo and Kalamba are now familiar terms to you. Once in a lifetime experience!
Day 9 // JUNGLE TREKAccessible to all, this trek will take you in the heart of Sulawesi's endemic species. Searching for black-crested macaques, hornbills and many more in their natural habitat, your experience is as authentic as it can be. In this stunning eco-system we want to preserve, tourists are nowhere to be found. Unlike zoos that we firmly fight against, here, no guarantee to see such or such species, or this amount of individuals. We however guarantee that our privileged group will be, as much as for the rest of the tour, "in the right" and "in the true".
Day 10 // BOMBA - PAMONA - PALULong road day all the way back to Palu. The day will feature an exclusive meeting with the Toraja people, the most traditional group in all Sulawesi.
Day 11 // TANJUNG KARANG - HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTHCould anything be better than white sand beaches, coco trees and direct access to Sulawesi's submarine wildlife with a simple snorkeling gear? The exclamation point to cap off an adventure in an unknown world. 100% relaxed, enjoy pristine waters and, who knows, you might even find Nemo :)
Jour 12 // FLIGHT TO JAKARTAThe trip will end as it started: in a 4-star hotel. The only difference is that now you will have all the time you want to enjoy the spa fully equipped with a large swimming pool, a gym, a hamam, sauna and jacuzzi! Optimal relaxation before the flight back.
Jour 13 // FLIGHT BACK
Our little extras
"It is hard for me to find words to describe this creation on 2 Indonesian islands. From Yogyakarta to Bada Valley, this adventure is absolutely unique. When I say "unique" it is not a marketing term to seduce travellers. As far as I can tell, we are today, the only company offering such a combination on both Java and Sulawesi islands with culture, authentic food, superb beach settings and temples in a complete adventure on one of the most secluded areas in the world."