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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 03, 2015
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is sharia law practed in south sulawesi

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 03, 2015
is sharia law practiced in south sulawesi  (2 Answers)

is sharia law practiced in south sulawesi

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 11, 2015
Car and guide driver Tanah Toraja  (3 Answers)

what / who can you recommend for a private driver from Makassar to Tanah Toraja and a guide in Tanah Toraja?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 31, 2012
Sulawesi and Papua Itinerary...Any Good?

Hello VTers

My wife and I are considering making a two week trip to Sulawesi and Papua.
Could you let me know your thoughts on the itinerary below...don't hold always have great insight and ideas... Thanks.

Day 01

Arrival at Hasanuddin Airport Makassar. Set out for a drive to Tanjung Bira. On the way visit Bissappu waterfall in Bantaeng. At Tana Beru see Traditional Perahu construction.

Day 02
Island trip (Liukang Island or Ara Island) depends to the weather, using local boat. Then back to Bira.

Day 03
Transfer to Sengkang. Visit the museum of Andi Mapasissi then go to catch the sunset over the Lake Tempe. Cross the lake by motorized canoe and visit the fisherman families who do live on the floating villages.

Day 04
Visit silk factory, then transfer to Tana Toraja via Palopo. In the afternoon arrival in Rantepao.

Day 05
Exploring Toraja. Visit Lemo to see rows of Tau Tau statues and the hanging graves. Onwards to Suaya to discover the secret of the Baby Tree. Also visiting today Londa, to see an ancient grave where the deceased are entombed. At Kete Kesu one of the oldest Torajan villages see Tongkonan, and old rice barns.

Day 06
Trip to Batutumonga enjoying views over Rantepao and surrounding valleys. Walk along the rice fields and the daily Torajan live. Also visiting Pallawa, Sa’dan.

Day 07
Transfer back to Makassar. A coffee-stop at Puncak Lakawan to enjoy the view. Lunch at a seafood restaurant in Pare-Pare. Go to hotel.

Day 08
City Tour of Makassar, visiting the Old Dutch Fortress Rotterdam and Paotere Anchorage the Buginese boat harbor. Onwards transfer directly to Hasanuddin Airport Makassar to catch flight.

Arrival at Jayapura airport, then to Wamena. After arrival explore the area and Napua Hills with its panoramic view of the valley, Wesaput village and its traditional hanging bridge, some Dani villages and a traditional market.

Drive in 35 minutes to Sogokmo village and start to have a day trek for about 4-5 hours through Dani sweet potatoes gardens until we get to Kurima the sub-district. Then heading back to Sogokmo where the cars pick us up to Wamena.

Drive to Western part of Baliem Valley to exploring the way of life of Lani people. Before we do a short trekking to Lani villages, see local market first at Kimbim. Then proceed to Pyramid. Then drive back.

DAY 12 : WAMENA - JIWIKA (Pig Feast and Dance) - WAMENA
Drive 30 minutes to Jiwika in the Northern part of Baliem valley to see the 250 years old Mummy. Then walk 10 minutes to village of Anemoigi to view the Dani Mock battle and Pig feast. Then visit the Mili Mountain to see how the Dani women make a salt in the traditional way.

Flight back to Jayapura. Sightseeing tour including Mac Arthur 2nd World War monument, Sentani lake by long boat to visit Assey and Ayapo villages how the Sentani tribe make the bark painting. Visit he Anthropology museum then Hamadi market & Jayapura city.

DAY 14 : JAYAPURA - Home

Any opinions? Is it ok? We are missing the Koroway tree people cause my wife is not a mosquito bug person and the trip is a bit too adventurous. Is this itinerary advisable...any good???

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 13, 2010
Getting to South Sulawesi from Bali or Java  (6 Answers)

Hello all,
I will be visiting Bali and Java over the next month and I'm hoping to get over to Sulawesi for about a week. Does anyone know of the best ways to get there? I'm willing to take a boat or a plane
Is it best to depart from Bali or Java?

Thanks so much in advance,


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 09, 2005
Travel to Pulau Siau / Gunung Karangetang  (1 Answer)

I would like to visit Gunung Karangetang on Pulau Siau. Has anyone been here? I would like to know the best way to get there from Manado/Bitung and how long it takes. Is it possible to trek up / part way up this volcano? Thank you.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 27, 2005
What is the current situation in Poso and the surrounding area?  (1 Answer)

I am planning to travel from Ujung Padang up to Manado in October. Does anyone know what is the current situation in and around Poso? Is it safe to travel through this area? Are there any other trouble spots in Sulawesi which should be avoided?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 16, 2005
How can I get from Bangkok to Sulawesi?  (3 Answers)

Travelling from Bangkok to Sulawesi at the end of September. I have to be in Manado, Sulawesi by the middle of october, so will have about 10 days to do this journey. What might be the best way to do it, taking in a few sights along the way? Has anyone travelled on local sea craft (fishing boats etc) is this feasible? Thanks for your help.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 03, 2005
more info about going to toraja  (5 Answers)

Im going to be in indonesia next mont and im looking for as much info about backpacking as possible. im not plannng on taking a tour since it will cost a lot and also less freedom.
id like to go backpacking and meet the locals with no time schedule.
any info about the area wold be appreciated.

here are q few questions as a start;
1. how to get to the village without taking a tour? is there public transportation to take people?
2. is it possible to spend a night at locals houses and maybe try to do some chores or anything as an exchange?

thank you

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