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CELEBES

Endless Exotic Adventure

THE ECCENTRIC-LOOKING ISLAND IS TRULY HOW SULAWESI LOOKS

ON THE MAP AND REALITY

The massive island, epicenter of The Wallace Line, is home to fringing coral reefs, towering mountains, tropical dense rainforest with exceptional wildlife, and rich cultural traditions.

 

TANA TORAJA is single-handedly Sulawesi’s most famous destination. It is, however, only the surface of the island. The island also boasts WAKATOBI and BUNAKEN NATIONAL MARINE PARK, Indonesia’s diving crown jewel.

 

The mountainous interior of the island hides many nature reserve and national parks, teeming with many endemic species and curious megaliths at LORE LINDU NATIONAL PARK. Jammed inside a gigantic bay is TOGEAN ISLANDS, a slice of heavenly islands and outrageous beaches.

 

Travel to Sulawesi is often characterized with long distances between areas. It is not everyone’s cup of tea, but for some, it may be the complete paradise waiting to be discovered.

DESTINATIONS IN CELEBES

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TANA TORAJA

The peak of cultural experience of South Sulawesi, with indigenous tradition where death is cherished like nowhere else on the globe. This large area is home to numerous megalith displays and ancient tribal homes and villages. Torajan funeral ceremony is a one-of-a-kind experience not to be missed should one occur during your stay here. Finally, its north area is home to many jaw-dropping viewpoints and Indonesia’s most unique coffee – Awan.

Our Celebes MOMENTS

NORTH TORAJA COUNTRYSIDE AND CULINARY FEAST

Start the day with a visit to Lolai. Known as the 'Kingdom Above The Clouds', this place is known for its iconic sunrise view with ocean of clouds and distant towering mountains. After enjoying sunrise, you will hop on a bicycle and ride downhill through the beautiful countryside panorama, stopping by Lokomata stone graves and Bori megalithic stones, before arriving at Tinimbayo. While enjoying the weeping view, you will be treated to taste Awan coffee, the rarest and most expensive coffee in Indonesia known for its natural sweetness. Wrap the journey with a visit to Riu village, where locals will be hosting you for authentic Torajan lunch inside one of their traditional house.

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TOUR THE PETROGLYPHS WITH ARCHAEOLOGIST

Experience a tour of Leang Leang Caves guided directly by Drs. Iwan Sumantri, the resident archaeologist who first examined the cave in 1970s. Determined to be between 35-40 thousand years old, marvel at this amazing ancient treasure and the stories behind the initial excavation as well as the findings and their meaning to the history of Celebes.

WAKATOBI GRAND VOYAGE

Experience all the best of Wakatobi in this 1 week voyage. Visit Wangi-wangi or Wanci, known for the charming Sombu Pier (snorkeling and diving), Waha Beach (sunset), Kapota Island (another sunset viewpoint), Liya Fortress, Kontamale Cave (fresh springwater cave for bathing), and fabulous night market. Continue onwards to Kaledupa Island where a small island offshore, Hoga Island, has fantastic snorkeling, diving and beach. It is also a great island to go fishing and explore the better corals of Wakatobi. However, the best corals are found in the sleepy Tomia Island. World-class reefs in Marie Maboek, Magnifika, Table Coral City, Ali Reef, Roma and Kolosoha await all snorkelers and divers. Finally, explore the waters surrounding Binongko, the final most unexplored island, known for underwater caverns and gorges.

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OUR CELEBES STAY PICK

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WAKATOBI DIVE RESORT

Wakatobi

BUNAKEN OASIS

North Sulawesi

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TORAJA HERITAGE

Tana Toraja

THE RINRA

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