Pls Help... Sulawesi 8 Days... Recommendations....
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Jul 2, 2012 8:59 AM Last Post By: PaulWalker571
Jun 8, 2012 5:27 PM
Pls Help... Sulawesi 8 Days... Recommendations....Greetings All.
I have Previously been to Bali (Hole)... Medan, Danau Toba, Banda Aceh, Pulau Weh, Jakarta. I have 8/9 days to spend... inc travel days. I was wondering is a trip to Sulawesi feasible... i can fly from either Jakarta or Surabaya to Makassar,Manado, or Kota Ambon. Do you think it is possible in such a short time to appreciate either Tana Toraja, Togean Isl, Pulau Bunaken or indeed Banda Isl (Maluku)..... ?
I realise this is a very short time to devote to any one place. I don't want to spend all my time in transit just for 2/3 days... Please help..... what would you do ? Im open to all help and suggestions... even an entirely different Itinerary...
Thank you in Advance.
Jun 8, 2012 6:54 PM
1Your time is short for sure. Certainly not Banda. Maybe fly to Manado and see how you go.
Jun 8, 2012 9:35 PM
Jun 8, 2012 10:13 PM
3With good planning you could visit Tana Toraja and Bunaken, but Bunaken is only really worth it if you are a diver.
As an alternative to Bunaken you might consider Bira which is southeast of Makasar, OR, return to Makasar from Rantepao and then fly to the city of Palu and stay a few days at Tanjung Karang Beach located about 50 minutes from the Palu airport and only 3 km from the town of Donggala. This is a delightful place with off the beach snorkling, very friendly local villagers, and several placess to stay right on the beach. This is The Real Indonesia -- not an island of all foreign tourists. For photos of Tanjung Karang do a yahoo or google search using the words Tanjung Karang Beach Sulawesi. Be careful with the search because there is also a Tanjung Karang in Malaysia.
Not enough time to visit the Togian Islands.
Edited by: TopSportsman
Jun 8, 2012 11:19 PM
Jun 8, 2012 11:31 PM
5The Opening Poster clearly didn't like Bali at all -- obviously for the reasons discussed many times on this Forum.
Jun 9, 2012 2:27 AM
Jun 9, 2012 4:06 AM
7TopSportsman gave good options. But if you like to dive, Manado is yours to go!
Jul 2, 2012 8:59 AM
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