Sulawesi and North Maluku; islands of Indonesia in which unique traditions are still well alive, where wildlife is abundant both on and offshore and landscapes are luscious and untouched. Their tourist paths are relatively unworn, making for an ideal getaway for those wanting to explore the lesser-known cultural practices, wildlife and landscapes of Indonesia.
This three-week itinerary will see you travelling through Makassar in the south, journeying north through Sulawesi, immersing yourself in traditional village life along the way before relaxing in the highlands of Tomohon. Next, discover the native, intriguing and rare wildlife in Tangkoko Nature Reserve. Head east to North Maluku where, underneath the clear waters, you’ll discover a world of pristine coral reefs brimming with rich marine life. Here at an eco-friendly dive resort, you'll have many opportunities to dive and snorkel through these waters. You'll also have a chance to explore a local village and discover some incredible birdlife. End your holiday in the smaller, contrasting spice island Sultanates of bustling Ternate and peaceful Tidore.
- Immerse yourself in Torajan village life and their fascinating traditions by visiting local markets and homes.
- Get up close and personal with the friendly black crested macaques and other wildlife with a park ranger through Tangkoko Nature Reserve.
- Cool off and relax in the picturesque highland region of Tomohon with two days at your leisure.
- Spend several days at an eco-friendly dive resort snorkelling or diving amongst rich marine life in some of the world’s best coral reefs.
- Explore the contrasting 'Spice Islands' of bustling Ternate and sleepy Tidore.
As with all of our suggested itineraries, we can tailor-make your holiday to suit your budget, style and expectations. Find out about our exclusive Journey Planner here.