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Discover Bali and Sulawesi

13 days from £3175 per person

This fascinating, contrasting and 'off the beaten track' itinerary combines Bali with the island of Sulawesi. Immerse yourself in the customs of the mysterious Toraja people where communities have scarcely been touched by the western world, and explore the stunning countryside of Sulawesi, one of Indonesia's lesser known islands. From here continue to Bali with stays in Ubud, to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside and unspoilt local villages, and Candidasa with its traditional markets and spectacular temples.

Route: Sanur – Makassar – Rantepao – Ubud – Candidasa

Itinerary Highlights

The distinctive island of Sulawesi is the fourth largest in the archipelago and located to the east of Kalimantan. It is home to a unique indigenous culture and pristine sandy beaches.

Rantepao on the Sadang River in Sulawesi is the cultural centre for the Toraja people. The town is surrounded by traditional villages, remarkable for their elongated, curved roofs.

Pura Besakih is the holiest site on Bali and location of the island’s ‘mother temple’. It is an extraordinary complex of twenty-two temples set over the southern slopes of Mount Agung.

Itinerary: Discover Bali and Sulawesi

Fly with Singapore Airlines non-stop to Singapore. (N)
Arrive into Singapore and connect onto your onward Singapore Airlines flight to Denpasar. You will be met on arrival and transferred by car to Sanur. (N)
Accommodation in Sanur: Tanjung Sari Hotel (or similar)
In the afternoon fly from Denpasar to Makassar in southern Sulawesi. The island of Sulawesi is one of the four larger islands of Indonesia and this stunning island is rich in culture and history. (B)
Accommodation in Makassar: Hotel Imperial Aryaduta (or similar)
Today your journey takes you north passing several villages of the Bugis people whose stilted houses line magnificent mountain passes. After a stop in the coastal town of Pare-Pare your journey continues through the hills reaching Rantepao in the late afternoon. Rantepao is the small capital of the Toraja people an ethnic group renowned for their distinctive culture. (B/L/D)
Accommodation in Rantepao: Heritage Toraja Hotel (or similar)
Over the next two days, in the company of your guide, explore the area around Rantepao visiting traditional Toraja villages with boat-shaped houses with tall roofs made of slender bristles that create strange silhouettes in the sky. The facades boast many carved and painted motifs. Also visit some interesting grave sites and learn about the fascinating elaborate funeral ceremonies which mostly take place in July and August. (B/L/D)
Accommodation in Rantepao: Heritage Toraja Hotel (or similar)
Today return to Makassar for your onward evening flight to Bali and on arrival transfer by car to Ubud. (B/L)
Accommodation in Ubud: The Samaya 
Alternative option: Komaneka Rasa Sayang 
At leisure to relax or explore Ubud on your own. Much of the charm of Ubud lies in the beauty of the surrounding countryside and the unspoilt local villages which are well worth exploring on foot or by bicycle. In the centre of Ubud the Museum Puri Lukisan contain examples of 20th Century Balinese art. (B)
Accommodation in Ubud: The Samaya 
Alternative option: Komaneka Rasa Sayang 
Start the day with a visit to a traditional market in Ubud to mingle with the locals as they go about their morning shopping. Continue to Klungkung to visit the former Royal Court of Justice known as Kertagosa which is noted for its elaborately decorated ceiling featuring the wayang style of painting. Your drive continues along small, scenic roads to the slopes of Mt Agung to visit Puri Besakih the ‘Mother Temple’ of Bali. After lunch drive to Candidasa on the east coast to relax at the Alila Manggis Resort for the next three nights. (B/L)
Accommodation in Candidasa: Alila Manggis Resort (or similar)
At leisure to relax and enjoy your hotel. (B)
Accommodation in Candidasa: Alila Manggis Resort (or similar)
Today return to Denpasar and depart on Singapore Airlines to Singapore connecting on to your flight to the UK. (B)
Arrive this morning in the UK (B)
**KEY: N = No meals, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

What To Do Next?

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What's included

  • International flights from the UK
  • Domestic flights
  • Private car and driver
  • Sightseeing with local English speaking guides
  • Hotel accommodation and taxes

What's not included

  • Cost of visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Expenses of a personal nature

Guide to Price

The above price is based on two people travelling together and sharing accommodation in low season. The price is only a guide and can vary according to selected airlines, hotels and date of travel. If you wish to travel with your family, friends or on your own we will be very happy to assist you with your arrangements.

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