Discover Toraja Lombok Bali Culture & Nature

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Upon arrival in the morning  at Hasanuddin International Airport of  Makassar, meet with your guide and proceed to Rammang-rammang Village (the karst mountain) for a short walk on the rice fields, continue onboard a motorized fisherman boat to visit Kampung Berua and the traditional Bugis/Makassar Village. Light trek in the countryside to explore the local  life is planned. Continue your visit by car to discover  Leang-Leang Cave and Parang Tinggia Village to see hundred of bats nested surrounding trees, quiet impressing.

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to catch your flight to Palopo (not available daily) . On arrival in Palopo, drive to  Toraja (2,5 hours). En route visit Old Mosque and the traditional fisherman village in Palopo. We will drive on many curves and ascend road till we reach the altitude of 1000 m where you will witness superb views of rain forest and Palopo City from a distance. As we approach Toraja Land, the view gradually changes to rice terraces, traditional houses and unique Toraja Village. Arrive in Toraja in the afternoon, check in for overnight.

After breakfast, visit the fascinating villages of Tana Toraja with the unique Tongkonan Houses shaped like a ship bow and stern. Continue with LEMO, a grave yard on the cliff, SUAYA some old royal stone graves of the seventh king and SANGGALA, the tree for the dead babies. Then having lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch visit LONDA, ancient natural graves and puppets on the balcony representing the dead. Continue with visiting  KETEKESU, traditional Toraja Village.

After breakfast, visit buffaloes market, the local market then dropped off at a traditional village where you will start  trekking to the northern part of Toraja, deep into the country side. Trek up and down the hills passing through Toraja Villages, we will admire the beautiful landscape of Toraja countryside, rice terraces, old houses, coffee and cacao plantation, old graves etc. We will have the chance to see Toraja people doing their daily activities, people taking palm wine from palm tree, pounding rice, drying coffee etc. We will be walking on the footpath, rice terraces for about 3 – 4 hours (depending on your fitness level), late afternoon transfer back to hotel by car. Please be informed, if any funeral ceremony take place and guest is interested to see, then itinerary will be rearranged by guide on the spot to suit with guests preference.

After breakfast, transfer to Airport in Palopo (2.5 hours drive) to catch your flight (not available daily) back to Makassar then continue flight to Bali . Arrive in Bali, then transfer to your hotel in Sanur area for overnight .

Free Days on the Beach

Leave Gili trawangan early morning to Bangsal harbor, Lombok by local boat. Then we drive to Mataram city . The ethnic and religious diversity of the island and its population consisting of Sasak people, Balinese Hindus, and other ethnicities from further west and east in Indonesia becomes visible on a tour through the most interesting places and sites around the bustling yet relaxed capital city Mataram.

Visit the bustling Kebon Roek Market where, during the busy morning hours, locals are immersed in the daily activities of trading goods such as vegetables, spices, fish and meats as well as tobacco and other agricultural goods. This market is where all communities blend together. Visit Mayura Water Palace with its “floating pavilion” built in the middle of an artificial lake surrounded by mangosteen trees. It is part of the former kingdom of Karangasem in East Bali and was built in 1744. It combines both Hindu and Islamic architectural features and is quite a sight to behold. Continue to Lingsar Temple in the outskirts of Mataram to discover a fascinating syncretism between Balinese Hinduism and Lombok’s mystical take on Islam, the so called Waktu Telu. Built in 1714 by King Anak Agung Ngurah, the beautiful complex is nestled among rice fields and hosts different shrines with locational relationships to both the islands’ holy mountains. Nearby Pura Agung Narmada has been built as the summer palace of King of Mataram in 1805. When he was no longer able to climb the mighty Mount Rinjani to make offerings in the crater-lake Segara Anak, he built the palace as replica of the volcano and its lake. Narmada Palace and Park invite for a stroll through lush gardens that also host a swimming pool fed by natural holy springs. Drive to Tete Batu for overnight

Today after breakfast, begin a trek across the rice fields, plantations and fruit gardens of Tetebatu. Depending on the season, different crops are grown such as chilies, tobacco, and fruits like rambutan, jackfruit or durian and guavas. Farmers are usually busy with seeding, ploughing or harvesting and a trek through the fields and forests gives unique insight into the lifestyle of the rural community. Pass a monkey forest where, with a bit of luck, it’s possible to see monkeys jumping from tree to tree before arriving at the scenic Tibu Topat Waterfall. Enjoy the soothing waters of this gorgeous spot and be sure to snap a few photos. Afterwards, return by car to the hotel in Tetebatu. Upon arrival, take some time to freshen up before checking out. We will drive to Sade Sasak traditional village with stop on the way for lunch. Then we will drive to Lombok Kuta beach for overnight .

After breakfast, be picked up from the hotel by the guide and driver then transfer to Pink Beach on the east coast of Lombok. From here, start an exciting snorkeling excursion to  three different spots.

First, snorkel at a spot near the beach which features lots of coral in different shapes and sizes. There are blue coral, purple coral and yellow coral. Then continue by boat to the two small islets of Gili Petelu, connected by an exotic beach. Gravel on this beach make the water very clear and perfect for discovering the underwater-world. While on one side of the islets it’s possible to encounter small reef sharks, the other side is usually swarmed by lots of colorful fish. Continue to some of the deserted beaches around this area to enjoy a snack lunch under the shade of a tree or on the  boat or relax on the beach. Next, sail to Tanjung Luar past a small island with a fishermen village and huge fishing nets on wooden structures built in the ocean, which are usually inhabited by sea gulls. From Tanjung Luar,  continue by car to Kuta. En route make a brief stop at a salt panning place, where sea salt is cooked in fire and collected in conical containers almost resembling ice cream cones. Return to Kuta late in the afternoon for overnight .

Breakfast at hotel. Flight to Bali . Upon arrival in Bali, transfer to your hotel in Ubud for overnight

Leave hotel early morning with first stop will be Penglipuran ; one of traditional village in Bali, Continue the tour and visit another ancient village called Bayung Gede which is believed to be the one from which all the ancient villages of Bali derive. Many people come here to see the hanging newborn placentas, unique to Bayung Gede. In Trunyan, the bodies of the dead are placed on the ground without burial, but here it is the placenta that is not buried. It is the only village in Indonesia to have this custom then drive to Kintamani for lunch while overview of lake and mount Batur. After lunch we will drive to Gunung Kawi Tampak Siring and Tegallalang rice paddies before back to hotel for rest.

Take part in a day of shamanic healing and spiritual cleansing at Tirta Empul Temple. Firstly we will meet the Balinese healer near Ubud who will combines Yagna, Yatra and Mantra healing practices. The Yagna practice is performed to remove the negative factors in life, and to help find peace and happiness. Mantra practice, performed by reciting mantras, removes the lower vibrations of your system and elevates your energy. A mantra is a precise combination of sacred sounds, which forms a core of spiritual energy to stimulate high spiritual vibrations, inducing spiritual awakening and invigoration. The Yantra practice is designed to remove the afflictions that prevent you from achieving a certain goal. This can result in the removal of obstacles in your career or the bad intentions of your enemies. The ritual also protects you from negative forces, heals your aura and balances your chakra. The whole ritual is known as melukat by the locals and is done to spiritually purify the mind and soul. It can be practiced in any place considered sacred by the Balinese, then we will drive to Tirta Empul temple for most recommended this kind of purification.

After this first experience, we head a Balinese lunch in Ubud and after lunch we will visit Ubud palace and Monkey Forest before we back to hotel for overnight

Breakfast at hotel. Check out time at hotel at 12.00 noon . Transfer to Airport at 22.00 for your flight home

Tantalizing Magic of Nusa Penida

Transfer to Sanur harbor for Speed boat to Nusa Penida . Upon arrival to Nusa Penida, We directly take you to enjoy the new experience of snorkeling on the island of Nusa Penida, a beautiful remote island just south east of Bali. We will take a special traditional boat (Jukung) to do our snorkeling safari. We will sail around almost half of the island to get to our different snorkeling destinations of SD & Ped point, Gamat Bay, and Manta Point. Nusa Penida beautiful marine life, coral reefs and diverse fish will amaze you on your snorkeling safari.
You will also see fabulous mountain scenery, stunning cliffs and enjoy beautiful sandy beaches with crystal clear waters, which are very comfortable to sunbathe and relax on. And if you are lucky, you will have the chance to see Manta Rays and Dolphins. After snorkeling , your English speaking driver will take you with first stop will be at Kelingking Beach; Visiting Kelingking viewpoint is one of the most famous things to do on Nusa Penida. The 200-meter high drop down overlooking the T-rex head and the beach is just mind blowing.Lunch will be served at Klingking beach.

Then drive to Angel Billabong Beach and Broken Beach; Nusa Penida is full of spectacular shaped locations. Broken Beach is one of them. A 150-meter walk from Broken Beach is a natural infinity pool where you can dip in and enjoy the clearest water you’ve ever swum in. Lunch will be served at Angel Billabong restaurant

Then we drive to Crystal Bay is the name of a secluded cove with a 200-meter stretch of sand on the west coast of Nusa Penida Island. Despite its isolation, the bay is quite accessible thanks to well-developed roads. Besides its beautiful palm-fringed beach, the bay is best known as one of Nusa Penida’s famous snorkeling and dive sites. Near the shore, the waves are swim-able during calmer tides with crystal-clear waters, hence its name. Divers praise the superb visibility, sometimes down to 30 meters. Check in at your hotel in Nusa Penida for overnight

Explore the stunning natural scenery of East Nusa Penida. Enjoy the craggy cliffs and clear waters of the island, stroll up to Thousand Island Viewpoint and relax on the white sands of Diamond Beach. After being picked up in Bali you’ll cruise across turquoise blue waters to Nusa Penida, where you’ll board the vehicle that will take you around the island. The first stop is Thousand Island Viewpoint. From here enjoy enchanting views of countless islands, sweeping cliffs, and maybe even some turtles and manta rays. The next stop is Nusa Penida Tree House. Known locally as Rumah Pohon, this cozy cabin with a thatched roof also benefits from an elevated vantage point on the island. Climb the ladder up a tree trunk and you’ll be rewarded with some of the best panoramic views of the island. Check out the rolling green hills of Nusa Penida with a stop at ‘Teletubbies Hill’ and snap photos of the giant tapestry that stretches across the horizon. For the final stop of the day, head to Diamond Beach or Atuh Beach. Atuh Beach is a hidden gem, whilst the gorgeous water of Diamond Beach makes it ideal for snorkeling. After soaking up the sun at the beach, the day trip finishes with you being dropped back at your hotel for overnight.

Start your first day by Mangrove tour in Nusa Lembongan, continue to Underground house, seaweed farm, yellow bridge then  visit the iconic Panorama Point, Devil’s Tear and Dream beach. Lunch will be at local restaurant. Back to your hotel in Nusa Penida for overnight.

Breakfast at hotel. Depart hotel with first stop at Pura Dalem Penataran Ped is a temple to honor God as creator of Purusa and Pradana. Purusa is the soul spirit, which brings life to nature. Pradana is the physical power that shows Purusa’s power. Hindu people pray to Pura Dalem Penataran Ped to attain a life that is balanced both, spiritually and physically, because, according to them, a spiritual and physical balance can only create harmony. Pura Dalem Penataran Ped is considered to be a place with magical powers on an island already thought to be angker (haunted).  It is to this Pura that the Hindu devotees travel from all over the island to make offerings to the fanged demon Jero Gede Mecaling in order to protect themselves from illness and ward of the evil. Then visit Goa Giri Putri is a temple, or rather a succession of temples, built in a cave. The Balinese Hindus come to follow a purification course which lasts a few hours because it includes a stop at each temple built in the cave. You can go faster but at least try to participate in the double ceremony of the last temple before the exit, half Hindu, half Buddhist. And ask for the famous trimurti bracelet !. Next stop will be In the hills on the eastern side of Nusa Penida, Tanglad village is known for traditional weaving, but unless you venture there with a knowledgeable guide, you’d be hard pressed to realise this as there is little indication that it is anything other than an ordinary village. After lunch we will drive to Temeling is a primary forest, a natural swimming pool and two very romantic places by the sea. The scenery is guaranteed and the variety of atmospheres, between the walk in the virgin forest and two small deserted beaches, should seduce you.

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer by Speed boat for return to Bali. Upon arrival in Sanur transfer to your hotel in Kuta,Nusa Dua and Sanur for overnight .End of service.

Perfect Bali Honeymoon

Arrive at Bali International Airport, meet and greet with our guide then transfer to your hotel in Ubud for overnight

  • Pickup from hotel in your Private SUV car;
  • Batubulan Village – Barong and Keris Dance: Dance describes the fight between good and evil where all performers wear unique Balinese masks with amazing music;
  • Batik Stone Carving and Art villages: Traditional Balinese stone carving for famous temples;
  • Kintamani – Mt Batur and lake: Enjoy the panorama of the semi-active volcano, Mount Batur which stands majestically over the beautiful Batur lake;
  • Temen – Coffee and Spices plantation: Experience the making of the most expensive coffee in the world and enjoy free testers of multiple coffee/tea flavors;
  • Tegallalang – Rice field terrace: Offers the stunning view of rice terrace fields with most romantic weather @ height of 600 meters above sea level;
  • Tirta Empul Temple: Beautiful temple with long rectangular stone carved pool, filled with koi and fed by the spring of 12 fountains;
  • Drop back to hotel.
  • Enjoy Romantic Candle Light Dinner inside your villa

Depart hotel early morning to visit Lempuyang Temple. What a great moment to visit the magnificent Lempuyang Gate of Heaven, from this architecture  temple you can see the amazing Mount Batur from above. Not only mount Batur from this temple there is always a fog that will make this place into a gate to entering the heaven. Waw! That would be a eat experience in Bali. Then we will visit Tirta Gangga water palace that located in northeast of Bali. This place is a Hindus Holy River. Then, we will visit Taman Ujung Palace King of Karangasem BALI. This place has a combination of Balinese, European and Chinese architecture with the three large pool which connected by a long bridges and beautiful pathways. Last we will stop at Karang Asem Kingdom Palace before we back to hotel.

Depart early morning from your hotel in Ubud for Bali Hai Cruises in Benoa harbor. Board Cruise and sail to Lembogan Island beach. Enjoy stunning ocean views with live music;

    • Have fun at beach with water sports;
    • Water Sports: Unlimited Banana Boat rides, Snorkeling, Semi Submersible Coral view;
    • 35 m water slide;
    • Full access to Beach Club resort with water sports equipment and facilities;
    • Locker, Shower, Swimming Pool, Volleyball court, Kids play area etc;
    • Guided Village Tour in electric car.
  • Full access to pontoon facilities including underwater viewing chamber;
  • Enjoy Veg/Non-Veg Barbeque buffet lunch;
  • Check in at Bali Hai Beach Club for overnight.
  • Enjoy hotel activities or relax on the beach.

Enjoy relax on the beach before transfer to Bali. Upon arrival in Benoa harbor, transfer to your hotel in Kuta for overnight.

Breakfast at hotel. depart for Ulun Danu lake temple in middle of Bali , then we will drive to Jatiluwih rice paddies for short trekking and lunch. After lunch we will continue to visit Tanah Lot temple before we back to hotel for overnight 

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Ngurah Rai International Airport for your flight HOME 

Nusa Penida Island & Snorkeling COMBO Tour

Explore Nusa Penida land and sea in just one day. Early morning pick up from your hotel for transfer to Sanur harbor . We depart at 08.00 by Speed boat to Nusa Penida . Upon arrival to Nusa Penida at 09.00, We directly take you to enjoy the new experience of snorkeling on the island of Nusa Penida, a beautiful remote island just south east of Bali. We will take boat to do our snorkeling safari. We will sail around almost half of the island to get to our different snorkeling destinations of SD & Ped point, Gamat Bay, and Manta Bay. Nusa Penida beautiful marine life, coral reefs and diverse fish will amaze you on your snorkeling safari. You will also see fabulous mountain scenery, stunning cliffs and enjoy beautiful sandy beaches with crystal clear waters, which are very comfortable to sunbathe and relax on. And if you are lucky, you will have the chance to see Manta Rays and Dolphins.

After snorkeling , your English speaking driver will take you with first stop will be at Kelingking Beach; Visiting Kelingking viewpoint is one of the most famous things to do on Nusa Penida. The 200-meter high drop down overlooking the T-rex head and the beach is just mind blowing. Lunch will be served at Klingking beach.

Then drive to Angel Billabong Beach and Broken Beach; Nusa Penida is full of spectacular shaped locations. Broken Beach is one of them. A 150-meter walk from Broken Beach is a natural infinity pool where you can dip in and enjoy the clearest water you’ve ever swum in. The tour will end at the port of Nusa Penida where we will leave for Bali at 05.00pm.

Surreal Gili Island Lombok Honeymoon

Depart from Padang Bay harbour Bali in early morning at 09.00 and Arrival at Gili Trawangan about 11.30 am and check in time at Villa Ombak Gili Trawangan will be at 14.00 , but while waiting for check in time, you can enjoy your day by relax on the beach and Snorkeling or diving (Optional) .

Relax and swimming on the beach or snorkeling around the island while late afternoon leave Gili Trawangan for transfer to Lombok island. Arrive in hotel for check in and free program.

Breakfast at hotel . Free days and relax on the beach or enjoy optional activities 

Leave your hotel at the designated time for fascinating places that offer you the experience of rural life of the indigenous Sasak of Lombok island and their fine handy crafts. This tour will give you a chance to meet and greet the native people and learn their traditions.

  1. Banyumulek Pottery Village Before Lombok tourism industry is better grown, Banyumulek potters manufactured earthenware only for household use. Nowadays, however, they produce many decorative export quality potteries. You will be taken to wander around the village to see the villagers make potteries at their homes, as part of their daily lives.
  2. Sukarara Weaving Village The weaving talent of Sukerara girls is preserved by a traditional belief that a girl should be able to weave sarongs to be worn in the “first night” by her husband and herself. In today’s life, they weave sarongs, Songket, and Ikat weaving to support their family’s economy. Try to weave your own fabric here or simply dress up in traditional wedding dress for picture making.
  3. Sade Traditional Village Sade is one of rustic villages where Sasak indigenous still live in humble traditional thatched roof houses. The dwellers still keep their old tradition and arts. Based on request, they occasionally play their traditional music and perform dances in the village hall. You can also see girls weave sarongs here as in Sukarara. They normally invite visitors to enter one of the houses to allow them to observe the house more carefully. The most unique part of the house is the floor which is coated with buffalo dunk to protect the surface.
  4. Kuta Beach, Lombok ,The pristine beach of Kuta is a perfect paradise for surfers and an ideal place to sunbath. Swimming is also good during high tide in the turquoise crystal clear water. Otherwise, simply walk on the granular strikingly white sand bare feet to feel natural foot reflection. After getting cured by the foot reflection, you’ll be back to the hotel.

After completion of the program, our guide will transfer you to Lombok Airport for your flight to next destination/Bali. End of tour in Lombok

Explore Manado in North Sulawesi

Arrive at Sam Ratulangi Airport-Manado, transfer to your hotel for overnight.

After breakfast, city tour of Manado byvisiting the Chinese Temple Ban Hian Kiong, the monument of Sam Ratulangi and the Japanese Caves, was built during the Second World War. Lunch (excluded) will be in local restaurant in Manado. After lunch we will take you to Tangkoko Rain Forest. Tangkoko is a protected rain forest with varied flora and fauna in a mountainous area. Here we can see rare animals such as the Macaca Nigra (Sulawesi Black Monkey), Hornbill and Tarsius Spectrum, the smallest monkey in the world. In the evening drive back to Manado and overnight at hotel
Note : Visit Tarsius in Tangkoko would be better at 15.00pm The guest have more chance to see Tarsius for afternoon visit than morning visit (morning visit at 05.00am, starting around 03.00am from hotel)

After breakfast, you will enjoy a cruise by motorized canoe to the island of Bunaken to dive in one of the most beautiful sea gardens. Tour includes snorkel and fins. Lunch (excluded) on the sandy beach of the island. Early afternoon back to Manado. Overnight at the Hotel.

After breakfast, we will driving up to the Minahasa Highlands. We will visit Tomohon a small town situated between two active volcanoes with its unique local market which sells dog rats, bats and snake meat. Afterwards visit Wolaoan village to see how traditional Minahasa wooden houses are constructed and visit Tondano. Lunch (excluded) served in a restaurant near Tondano Lake, the biggest lake in the province. After lunch visiting Pulutan where things like potteries and made of clay, Linow lake is a changing color lake with panoramic surroundings. Late afternoon back to your hotel for overnight

After breakfast, transfer back to the airport for catching the flight to your next destination.

Raja Ampat Snorkeling Liveaboard; The Last Paradise on Earth

Arrive at the Dominique Edward Osok Airport. Our Dive Master will escort you to the boat and starting the journey. Safety briefing, boat orientation, crew introduction and necessary dive paperwork will be done before we set sail. Check dive will be done in Batanta which presents us a manta, sharks, and school of fish.

Meals : Lunch, Dinner

Activity : Check In Batanta

Trekking to Piaynemo will give you a stunning panorama from the top. While for the diving; Melissa’s Garden, Barracuda Reef and Anita’s Garden offer a world class diving with fantastic pretty walls with a lot of critters and well coral covered slopes and a huge amount of fish. Here is also a home of interesting species of clams, sea urchins, sea spiders and crabs.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Activity : Trekking + 3x Snorkeling  

What To Bring (Trekking) : sunscreen, good hiking shoes, hat, camera

This area offers some truly unique environments to dive in. Divers will be entertained with the vibrant of stunning corals with various shapes and colorsa, along with reef sharks, bump-head parrot fish, eagle rays, barracudasa and wobbegong sharks.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Activity : 3x Snorkeling + Trekking

What To Bring (Trekking) : sunscreen, good hiking shoes, hat, camera

This area offers some truly unique environments to dive in. The vibrant orange soft corals of Citrus Ridge provide a stunning view to this site, here is also a home of barracudas, bump-head parrot fish and sea snakes. Myhem offers schools of bat fish, surgeon fish and snappers with the occasional Wobbegong sleeping under the coral heads. Gam Ridge is a good place to look for Eagle and Mobula rays. The Mangroves offer some stunning photo opportunities, diving late at around 4 PM when the sun is low will give an amazing light shaft on mangroves.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Activity : 3x Snorkeling

Manta Sandy and Manta Ridge are the most reliable of Manta spots where you can find that beautiful animal somersaulting through the water while they are cleaned by several species of Wrasse and Butterfly fish. Located in the centre of Raja Ampat, Mansuar supports a diverse reef biota where healthy reefs and a huge amount of fish are found. Here are also possible to see Mantas, Blacktip, Whitetip and Grey Reef sharks with large schools of barracuda, surgeon fish, bump-head parrotfish and many friendly turtles

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Activity : 3x Snorkeling

Waigeo offers you various of fishes and beautiful magnifique coral reefs with black tip & white tip reefsharks, sea dragons, green sea turtles and giant napoleon wrasse are often seen.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Activity : 2x Snorkeling

We will reach Sorong in the morning. Breakfast will be served and afterwards prepare for disembarkation. Thank you for having the Raja Ampat Journey with us.

Meals : Breakfast

*the total of diving and diving area are influenced by the weather and current condition, the captain and dive master have a right to change the dive area for the safety reason