Bali & Sulawesi Holiday
12 Days, from £2,795pp incl. flights A wonderful cultural adventure exploring Bali & Sulawesi with its ancient traditions, abundant marine life and tropical rainforest.
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This 12-day tailor made Bali & Sulawesi Holiday takes in some of the key highlights and finishes with time to relax in spa luxury on the north coast. The many sights, people, cultures and religions of Sulawesi are as bewildering as its geographical form might indicate - the coastline boasts abundant marine life and coral reefs along with untouched tropical rainforest, high mountain peaks, shrouded in eternal mist and rice terraces that can compete with those of Bali.
Day 1: Departure
Today you will take the direct Singapore Airlines flight to Singapore.
Day 2: Arrive Bali
Land Singapore. Transit and board the flight to Denpasar, Bali. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your chosen hotel.
Day 3: Bali to Sulawesi (B/L/D)
This morning, transfer to the Denpasar airport and take the short flight across to Makassar on Sulawesi island. Begin travelling up-country to Tanah Toraja, a region located about 300 kms away. The road leads past a scenic road with breathtaking panoramas of the deep valleys and high mountains. Finally you will reach Rantepao, the cultural centre of the Toraja people. Overnight.
Days 4 - 5: Exploring Tanah Toraja (B/L/D)
Enjoy the next 2 days exploring Toraja Land and its people with their powerful cultural identity. Time to find small villages with names like Sangalla, Ketekesu, Marante and Palawa and to retrace an ancient way of life. Unique houses with their characteristic roof, are dotted all over the place. The deceased are usually buried in holes of a rock-face. All highlights in the area will be visited, but if some of the burial ceremonies take place, your guide will bring you to the scene of these intriguing and grandly staged events. Young women perform trance-like dances, rituals from pre-Christian religions reappear, visitors include relatives who might come from any far flung corner of the archipelago, ritual fights between different village clans are held, numerous expensive water buffalos will be slaughtered, all to appease the animist spirits of an Unseen World.
Day 6: Sulawesi to Ubud (B/L)
Transfer back to Makassar. Check in for your domestic flight to Denpasar, Bali. After your safe landing in Bali, you will be transferred to your Ubud hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure exploring Ubud and the surrounding region.
Day 7: Ubud (B)
Today you have time at leisure to explore Ubud further.
Day 8: Ubud to Tembok (B)
This morning you will be collected and transferred north to the small village of Tembok and the Spa Village Resort. Here you have time at leisure to relax and enjoy the inclusive Spa treatments.
Days 9-12: Spa Villa Resort, Tembok (B/L/D)
Days at leisure, all meals and a daily spa treatment are included.
Day 13: Departure (B)
Today you will be transferred from the Resort to Denpasar airport for your return flight to the UK.
• Return international flights from the UK
• Accommodation as specified
• Private or shared transfers throughout
• Meals and touring as specified in the itinerary
• B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Prices vary according to season and are per person based on two people sharing travelling together. Please ask us for more details and exclusions.