Insight Central Sulawesi

INSIGHT CENTRAL SULAWESI TOURS

From lake Poso you can choose to explore the incredible national park Lore Lindu, south east of Palu, that includes the valleys of Bada, Besoa and Napu which are home to the most impressive megaliths of Indonesia. Just like Stonehenge in England or the Giant Heads on Easter Islands it is unknown who built them or why. Lore Lindu expands over a surface of 229.000 ha. The forests of the park are the domain of endemic anoas, babiroesas, musangs, makaka, couscous and deer. In the valleys and around the lakes a large variety of birds can be spotted. From Central Sulawesi it is relatively easy to reach the Togean Islands in the Gulf of Tomini, an archipelago in the middle of Sulawesi consisting of 56 islands and islets.
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Learn more about our Insight Central Sulawesi tours:

Interested in really getting to know the culture and people of Indonesia? Or are you looking for that hidden paradise that can only be reached on foot or by bicycle? Our Insight tours are our signature tours of a few days that will give you a taste of the real spirit of Indonesia. Combine Insight tours with the Discover tour of your destination to go off the beaten track, but not forgetting to visit the more known, but equally interesting sights.

These tours are only examples, the program will be tailor made to your wishes for an unforgettable travel experience. For more information, please contact us.

Central Sulawesi tour

Combine the Central Sulawesi Tour with our Insight Central Sulawesi tours to learn more about 'the real spirit of Indonesia'

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Insight Lore Lindu: Bada & Besoa Valley

Bada Valley
Lake Lindu
Togean Islands

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Tour itinerary Insight Bada & Besoa Valley

5
days

Day 1: By jeep from Tentena to Bada, walks
Day 2: Jungle trekking, overnight in forest
Day 3: Jungle trekking to Besoa valley
Day 4: Exploring Besoa valley
Day 5: Besoa Valley to Palu, Togean or Tentena

tour themes

  • wildlife
  • adventure
  • nature

highlights bada & besoa valley

  • jeep rides through the greenest surroundings

    • Due to the bad road conditions you will get to the Bada Valley by jeep, but still keep in mind it will be a bumpy road. The Bada Valley consists of a stunning landscape with green rice fields, small streams, rivers and a surrounding area of mountains and tropical rainforests.
  • bada valley megaliths

    • In the valley you find dozens of megaliths, which are estimated to be 1.000-5.000 years old. They are carved in abstract style in human or animal form. The largest megalith of the Bada is almost 5 meters high. Together with a guide you can explore the scattered statues in the valley.
  • 2 day jungle trek and overnight

    • You head in the afternoon into the forest to look for wild animals. During dusk and dawn you have the most chance to spot wildlife as the animals awaken from their sleeps and start to get ready for their daily (or nightly) activities. You will overnight in the forest, in a pondok underneath a mosquito net. A spectacular experience as the sounds surrounding you change every moment!
  • besoa valley megaliths

    • In the Besoa Valley you will visit the megaliths as well. These are however quite different from the ones in the Bada Valley as they are covered in inscriptions.

Insight Lore Lindu: Bada Valley

Bada & Besoa Valley
Lake Lindu
Togean Islands

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Tour itinerary Insight Bada Valley

3
days

Day 1: By jeep from Tentena to Bada, walks
Day 2: Exploring Bada valley
Day 3: Bada - Tentena; forest walk

tour themes

  • wildlife
  • adventure
  • nature

highlights bada valley

  • jeep rides through the greenest surroundings

    • Due to the bad road conditions you will get to the Bada Valley by jeep, but still keep in mind it will be a bumpy road. The Bada Valley consists of a stunning landscape with green rice fields, small streams, rivers and a surrounding area of mountains and tropical rainforests.
  • bada valley megaliths

    • In the valley you find dozens of megaliths, which are estimated to be 1.000-5.000 years old. They are carved in abstract style in human or animal form. The largest megalith of the Bada is almost 5 meters high. Together with a guide you can explore the scattered statues in the valley and overnight in a simple guesthouse nearby.
  • morning walk forest

    • The following morning you walk into the tropical rainforest to spot wildlife before heading back to Tentena from where you can continue your journey.

Insight Lore Lindu: Lake Lindu

Bada & Besoa Valley
Bada Valley
Togean Islands

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Tour itinerary Insight Lake Lindu

5
days

Day 1: Palu to village
Day 2: Jungle trekking
Day 3: Trekking to Lake Lindu; boattrip
Day 4: Lake Lindu to Napu valley
Day 5: Birding; car to Tentena, Palu or Ampana

tour themes

  • wildlife
  • local life
  • locallife
  • nature
  • birding

highlights lake lindu

  • 3 day trek

    • This tour consists of a 3 days trekking to villages and jungle and the exploring of the megaliths in the Napu Valley. Starting in Palu you will be driven to a local village where the trekking begins.
  • sleep in the forest and in a local home

    • Encounter wild animals in the forest and sleep basically in the jungle. Meals are prepared on the way by your guides or you dine with the locals in the small villages. It is a beautiful, adventurous way to explore an area where not many tourists have gone before.
  • boating lake lindu

    • You will walk around 6 hours a day. Included is also a relaxing boat trip on the lake from where you have beautiful views on the surroundings.
  • megaliths of the napu valley

    • The Napu Valley will be explored by car and on foot. Here you find megaliths which differ from the ones in the Bada and Besoa Valleys as they have neither arms nor headbands.
  • birding

    • The vast plains of the Napu Valley is also home to a great variety of birds which you can spot before heading to one of the towns from where you depart to the next destination.

Extension: Togean Islands

Bada & Besoa Valley
Bada Valley
Lake Lindu

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Tour itinerary Togean Islands

9
days

Dag 1: Tentena naar Ampana; bezoek Tanjung Api
Dag 2: Public speed boot naar Bomba, vrije middag
Dag 3: Bomba, vrij dag; namiddag neushoornvogels spotten
Dag 4: Lokale boot naar Malenge eiland met stops Bajo dorpen
Dag 5: Snorkelen, middag boswandeling naar vleermuisgrot
Dag 6: Lokale boot naar Kadidiri eiland met stops en snorkelen
Dag 7: Kadidiri, vrije dag
Dag 8: Public speed boot naar Ampana, transfer Poso of Luwuk
Dag 9: Transfer vliegveld

tour themes

  • beach
  • local life
  • birding
  • adventure
  • culture

HOOGTEPUNTEN TOGEAN EILANDEN

  • DROOMACHTIGE EILANDEN BOVEN EN ONDER WATER

    • Vanwege de nabijheid van de evenaar wordt het eiland bedekt met weelderige tropische regenwouden en heeft het een stabiel warm klimaat. De stranden zijn ongerept en wit, maar de werkelijke ster van de Togian eilanden is haar onderwaterwereld. Een prachtig koraal en een overvloed aan diersoorten maakt het een must voor duikers en snorkelaars.
  • EILANDHOPPEN

    • Verken de glorieuze archipel door middel van lokaal vervoer om zo optimaal te kunnen genieten van de adembenemende omgeving. Je overnacht op verschillende eilanden om zoveel mogelijk te kunnen zien en te ervaren.
  • ZEEZIGEUNERS

    • Alhoewel je waarschijnlijk de hele dag aan het strand, snorkelend en duikend kunt rondbrengen is het erg interessant om de lokale manier van leven te zien. Het ‘Bajo’ volk staat bekend als zee nomaden die door de kristalheldere wateren rondzwerven. Hier vissen ze voor hun levensonderhoud. Je bezoekt verschillende dorpjes en maakt het dorpsleven op het water mee en geniet van een typische Bajo lunch.
  • NEUSHOORNVOGELS

    • De Togean eilanden zijn een van de beste plekken om de endemische Sulawesi geribbelde neushoornvogel (de vogel in het logo van Tari Travel!) te spotten op Sulawesi. Je vaart naar een dorpje bij een mangrove bos waar de vogels in de namiddag komen om water te drinken. Je klimt een platform op om zo op bijna gelijke hoogte te komen als de bomen waar de vogels in landen, een prachtig gezicht! Voordat je ze ziet zal je eerst de zware klappen van de vleugels en het luide roepen horen. Vanaf het platform heb je eveneens een mooi uitzicht op de zonsondergang.
  • BOSWANDELING

    • Een korte, maar pittige wandeling brengt je door het dichtbegroeide bos naar een indrukwekkende vleermuisgrot. Indien je geluk hebt, kom je in het bos babiroesa, slangen, grote hagedissen of zelfs tarsiers en Tonkean makaken tegen!

TRAVEL TESTIMONIALS

"Lake Poso, de Bada vallei waren zeer mooi en bijzonder. De route met de 4 wheeldrive om in de Bada vallei te komen was erg indrukwekkend. Ook Simon de gids heeft het wel bijzonder gemaakt..."
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