Khiri Travel Indonesia has launched three
options for exploring the Sulawesi archipelago in Indonesia based on available time.
one-week in south Sulawesi only, then for up to two weeks there’s south
Sulawesi with central or northern areas added, and there is a
three-week or more option exploring all three regions.
option can be customized and has been designed for the adventure
seeker who wants to get off the beaten track but retain
comfortable lodgings and transport, quality meals, and in-depth
cultural insights from local Khiri guides.
experience is a world within a world in Indonesia,” said Herman
Hoven, the General Manager of Khiri Travel Indonesia. “In most
places there are very few tourists. Our guests tell us they feel a
real sense of discovery in Sulawesi.”
After exploring the
capital Makassar, the one-week south Sulawesi trip focuses on the
Toraja Highlands with its mythical culture and elaborate funeral
ceremonies. The journey includes riverboat trips, forest hiking,
and some cycling. On the return leg, the flight between Palopo
(near Toraja) and Makassar takes only an hour.
option continues from Toraja to central Sulawesi’s Post Lake,
Tentana, waterfalls, a local homestay and the mysterious and still
unexplained Bada (Napu) Valley megalithic site, which was only
discovered by the outside world in 1908.
A trip to the
Togean Islands to see the local Bajo people, who live in stilt
houses at sea, and to discover secret beaches and a lake full of
jelly fish, can be inserted instead of, or as well as, the Bada Valley.
Hoven says north Sulawesi, by contrast, offers
a big nature experience with world-class snorkeling and diving
sites in Bunaken, a drive and hike to the top of the Mahawu
volcano, a walk beside a colored sulphur lake, and an immersive
rain forest journey in Tangkoko national park, home to the
tarsier, the smallest primate in the world.
opened its Sulawesi office in Makassar in January to continue
expansion of its DMC services across the Indonesian archipelago.
International aviation hubs such as Singapore, Jakarta and Bali
offer direct flights to Makassar, putting Sulawesi within easy
reach for mainstream tourists in Southeast Asia.
the three Sulawesi options from Khiri are designed to be modular.
They can be done alone or in any combination or sequence to fit in
with traveller needs.