Tana Toraja

Tana Toraja

Cultura Dayak

Cultura Dayak

Wakatobi

Wakatobi

Labengki y Sombori

Labengki y Sombori

Kalimantan

Kalimantan

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Kalimantan. Tanjung Putin and Dayak

Kalimantan. Tanjung Putin and Dayak culture

Going back to our roots and learning to leave our comfort zone permits us to connect with our surroundings much easier. It offers us stimulants and sensations of freedom that we could never obtain another way. We stop being simple tourists and become part of a travel experience, we adapt, and we become flexible and accept things as they come without judging and with empathy. Everything else comes on its own.

If you are reading this you have already taken the first step on the road. Enjoy this journey that has just begun as much as I have. Where will it lead to? It is still unwritten.

Tribes of Kalimantan, Dayak culture

A brief explanation of the route and location.

Kalimantan is a part of Indonesia situated on the island of Borneo (the third largest island in the world) together with Malaysia and the sultanate of Brunei. Starting by the parallel 0, the climate and the nonexistence of volcanoes and tsunamis have influenced the creation of a tall and thick jungle with a unique ecosystem and wildlife. However this was once its downfall when it was exploited for its wood for burning for the production of palm oil so widely used in every type of product nowadays. 2/3 of the natural reserves have drastically reduced the population of orangutans and influenced directly in the local culture and half of the local life.

Even though in the last few years ecotourism businesses have started appearing and have begun to make advances in the protection of the environment by the sale of land to stop the expansion of palm exploitation. We encourage you to visit one of these natural paradises with your guide and give a hand personally directly or indirectly to the conservation of this marvelous culture.

The Dayak is the term used to call the more than 200 ethnic subgroups located mainly in the center of the south of the island of Borneo. Each one has its own dialect, customs, laws and culture although the distinctive common features are easily identifiable. They arrived in Kalimantan 3000 years ago from different parts of Asia and they were animists although, many converted to Islam and since the 21st century there has been a massive conversion to Christianism. Most of them live near the river and they earn their living mainly by growing rice, hunting and fishing. Usually they live in longhouses whose structure is of wood, normally built along the river. The front part of the houses is the common area for the community and in the back part are private apartments for each family. They estimate that nowadays there are 2 million diverse dialects of Dayak.

It is worth the effort to delve deeper into this rich culture and get to know their customs a bit better.

Transport. Who we arrived?

The journey begins from Pangkalan Buun and the three usual options are via air from Jakarta, Surabaya or Semarang. All of these are situated in different parts of Java.

From whichever of the three options there is an early start to fly first thing in the morning to Pangkalan Buun after which we arrive in our destination after half an hour where our guide will be waiting for us to start our trip. Another 4 hours by car to the village of Lopus (Dayak population) where we will spend a few days.

Acommodation

In this village we are going to visit there is a small house for guests which we will share with a host family who will look after us and it will be our home during our stay. It will be a fantastic experience and at the same time our base, restaurant and bedroom. It is the closest connection possible to experiencing the natives who will be delighted with our visit.

Although the facilities are very basic, the house has a shared bathroom and two private bedrooms for guests in which are mattresses and mosquito nets should they be needed.  On the return in Pangkalan Buun in the evening we will stay in a hotel and the following day we will continue to the airport or along the route by the river Sekonyer.

The route, Dayak culture (3 days – 2 nights)

Day 1 Pangkalanbuun-Lopus village: Once we arrive in Pangkalanbuun in the morning a guide will meet us at airport and load all our luggage into a car and we will head towards the village of Lopus. The journey takes about 4-5 hours through endless palm plantations and stopping to have lunch in a local restaurant in Nanga Bulik. When we notice the landscape begin to change to tropical forest we will know that we are arriving at our destination. There will be a brief stop in the village for the welcome ceremony that the locals will have prepared for us. After this we will get settled in the guest house and we will have time to take advantage of watching the family cook the traditional meal that they will share with us and the rest of the community at night in another celebration prepared for us. Nasi Tembiku (sweet rice with coconut milk), Kompu (chicken or fish cooked in bamboo).

Around 6pm we will meet with the locals to have dinner in which the spiritual leader will perform a local welcome ritual with the community, to whom we will belong during our stay. After dinner we proceed with the Bagondang, Tuak, Arak dances and music that will make it an unforgettable night.

Cultura dayak en Kalimantan

 Day 2 Exploring the village and its customs: This day will be a day of learning. We will be shown the construction of their traditional houses (Rumah Betang) and their defense mechanism also the brewing of their traditional alcoholic beverages Tuak and Arak. We will have an artisan class in how they grow rice and the different skills necessary to live in the jungle.

On this day, the option which is written above is to walk 6 hours (both ways) through the jungle to Muhur (another village) beautiful landscapes and waterfalls which we will discover along the way.

Day 3 Lopus-Pangkalan Bun-Hotel: After breakfast, to finish our experience, we will take part in an aiming demonstration with a blowgun that we can try out ourselves. We will be shown various different traditional games which we can practice in our free time. After lunch we start our journey to Pangkalanbuun (5hours) where we will have dinner in a local restaurant before settling in our hotel.

Tanjung Puting and ricver Sekonyer. Jungle in kelotok

Brief explanation of the route and location

Hand in hand with our guide we will visit the national park of Tanjung Putting, staring our experience from Pangkalan Bun to Kumai and later navigating in a ¨Keltok¨the typical boat of the region by the river Sekonyer. We will have the opportunity to see an amazing amount wildlife that live in the area, highlighting the Narigudo monkey of Borneo and the Hornbill or Calao of Borneo, monkeys, gibbons, crocodiles and different types of lizards. Also a multitude of plants and exotic flowers will be on our stops as we observe the orangutans. We will learn a little about this magnificent ape that shares 97% of our DNA, the hierarchy of the family and respect.

Pongo Pygmaeus is the endemic species of this island which is in danger of becoming extinct. We will be able to see it at different places along the river in the Tanjung Putting Park to guarantee its survival. We will take a walk through the jungle and collaborate in the Reforestation of Pesalat symbolically, planting a tree if it is so desired.

Transport and acommodation. Kelotok

The kelotok will be the boat that we use on this trip by the river as it is well equipped for these conditions. It will be our mode of transport and living quarters in the jungle. We will want for nothing as it is completely comfortable prepared for a maximum of 6-8 people (crew not included). The main cabin will be a living space, equipped with tables, seats and hammocks and from where we can observe everything going on around us during the navigation. At night the crew put out mattresses, pillows and mosquito nets. Of course sleeping in the jungle is a unique experience. In the lower deck you find the crew´s quarters and the kitchen area where they will prepare us 3 meals a day. Also mineral water, tea and coffee whenever you want. (Of course personal provisions can be brought too). The bathroom and shower can be found at the back of the boat which although simple, is clean, comfortable and functioning.

The route (3 days, 2 nights)

Day 1 Hotel/Airport-Tanjung Harapan (-/C/C): Transferring directly to Kumai where we board the Kelotok boat. It will take 20 mins. In Borneo the main mode of transport is by boat so it will be ours too during our stay. The sail will be slow so as to enjoy the landscape, mangroves and fauna that this beautiful river offers us. The big nosed monkey and long tailed monkey the silver langur may make an appearance before we arrive at our first stop in the Tanjung Harapan station to see how they feed the orangutans at about 3pm. It´s also necessary to be attentive in case a crocodile shows up. Before dusk the crew prepares the boat for sleeping while we have dinner.

Day 2 Pondok Tanggui-Leakey camp (D/C/C): After breakfast at about 8am we resume the cruise by the river to be in Pondok Tanggui station by 9am and have our second encounter with the orangutans. The next destination is Camp Leakey a legendary rehabilitation camp for orangutans where Dr. Birute Galdikas started studying them in 1971. In this zone of the river the water turns darker, the colour of tea, creating a beautiful reflective effect unequal the length of the river. If we are lucky we could come across a sweet water crocodile or other wildlife attractions. We will have lunch before visiting Camp Leakey from 2pm-6pm.

At night we will take a nighttime walk to see the nocturnal animals before dinner.

Day3 Pesalat-Kumai-Hotel (D/C/-): After breakfast at 8am we will travel to the camp Pasalat. In this camp guided by the ranger who lives there, we will have the chance to plant endemic fruit trees. This programme helps the park to replant trees in the areas affected by forest fires. Lunch will be provided on the way back and if souvenirs are wanted we can visit the gift shop before returning to the hotel/accommodation/airport.

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Sur de Sulawesi y Tana Toraja

South of Sulawesi. Labengki and Sombori

SOUTH OF SULAWESI. Culture, mountains and beaches.

A brief explanation of the route.

The island of Célebes (Sulawesi in Indonesian) is very easy to reach vis Makassar (south) or also Manado (north). Transport throughout the island is difficult to plan with precision, although it could be more interesting, even more authentic. From north to south there is so much to offer and although it´s well known for its Toraja culture we shouldn´t forget it´s unbelievable diving (Bunaken, Togian, Bira, Wakatobi) so like it´s floating villages in Sengkang, still unknown paradises like Labengki and Sombori or the possibility to see tarsier monkeys along with other endemic species in the Tangkoko Natural Reserve.

The south of Sulawesi offers an interesting route in which we can enjoy the incredible diving and beautiful beaches in Bira. See the artesan construction of the Indonesian gulets ¨Pinisi¨, share a coffee with the people of the floating villages of the Lago temple in Sengkang and marvel at the ancestral Toraja culture which died a while ago, all this around a marvelous landscape.

Tana Toraja en Sulawesi con Tryalltrips

It will take us one day by car to reach Bira from Makassar along the coast. We can enjoy the impressive views during alost the whole journey and take advantage to take photos of the huge saltworks that extract the salt from the sea in the traditional way or seeing how they construct the traditional ¨Pinisi¨ in Marumasa ansd Tanah Beru. Once in Bira it´s worthwhile spending 2 or 3 nights on the tiny island of Liucanglu on which there are no more than 2 small villages, marvelous diving and dusks straight out of a movie.

Our route continues from Bira towards the north to Sengkang where we will learn how to work silk with the rudimentary fabrics and visit its floating village on the Tempe lake. If we can we can spend the night with them and watch the sunrise in this pretty location. From Sengkang we continue our journey towards Tana Toraja to spend a few days travelling through its valleys and mountains, visiting its strange ceremonies and getting soaked in its culture and customs.

Transport. ¿How we arrive?

Once we arrive in Makassar, well connected by international plane or from Denpasar (Bali) by domestic airplane we will carry out all stages of the route by car or private van depending on the participants of the group, to be refreshed with snacks and music on the trip. In Ramang-Ramang and Sengkang respectively, we will use a local boat to visit two villages and in Bira we take a speedboat to visit the island of Liukangloe.

El alojamiento

Tendremos dos opciones de llegada a Indonesia y según estas opciones nos alojaremos en distintos sitios antes de iniciar la ruta desde Makassar. En ambas opciones se llega a Indonesia por la noche.

  • Si llegamos a Denpasar (Bali) nos alojaremos en el Novotel del aeropuerto, o similar, para descansar y así por la mañana temprano volar a Makassar e iniciar la ruta.
  • Si llegamos a Makassar nos alojaremos en el Ibis del aeropuerto, o similar, y así iniciaremos también la ruta por la mañana.

Una vez en ruta, nos alojaremos en Rantepao, Sengkang Y Bira.  Ya de vuelta, el último día nos alojaremos en Makassar antes de continuar camino a un nuevo destino el día siguiente.

The route (8 days, 7 nights)

We will make ourselves comfortable, it will be 8 days to cover the whole Southeast of Sulawesi by car, visiting the most characteristic places in the area , Ramang-Ramang, Tana Toraja, Sengkang and Bira and we will divide it like this.

  • Day 1 Makassar-Toraja (-/L/D): Our guide will collect us in Makassar and start our journey towards Toraja. On the way we will Tana toraja Villagepass and visit Ramang-Ramang a small village hidden between the mountains and with a karstic beautiful landscape which can only be reached by canoe through Rio Puente. We will take a walk through its rice paddies and start to fill our memory cards with fantastic views. We will have lunch in Pare-Pare another small village on the way and in the evening in the mountains of Bambapuang we stop for a short rest, enjoy a coffee and the incredible views . We will arrive at sunset to settle in and have dinner in the hotel Rantepao.
  • Day 2 and 3 Toraja (B/L/D): To say that attending a funeral ceremony is something that does not depend on a programme and it could be that we don´t see it. Nevertheless the guides ar in contact with people to know where there could be one so at the drop of a hat we could be fortunate to visit one. Anyway the Toraja programme has a lot to offer like visiting the traditional ancient houses (Tongkonan) we will see the unique Tau Tau (representations of dead people) of stone in Simbuang, also we will see excavated caves in the rock that were used as tombs and see how still their interior and sarcophagus of wood are still intact. All of this around the rice paddies and a movie-like landscape. In Kambira there is still a tree that was used to bury children who died prematurely by placing them in a hole in the trunk hoping that little by little the tree would cure the wound and bury the body in its interior. We will visit the huge animal market where the stars are buffalo and pigs and we can do some trekking (about 2 hours) by the mountains and where we can see some impotent landscapes of rice fields with Rantepao at the bottom of the valley. Definitely 2 very intense days before starting our trip towards Sengkang.This programme doesn´t have a set order or timetable, we can play it by ear in the moment.
  • Day 4 Toraja-Sengkang (B/L/D): At approximately 9am we begin our route towards Sengkang to arrive at noon. Our first stop will be at Lake Tempe where we will visit the only tribe on Sulawesi that still lives on floating houses in the interior of the lake. We will learn about their way of life in an atmosphere of unique nature and without a doubt enjoy a tip in a canoe to their village and the sight of many types of wild aves. After lunch, on the return to the lake, it´s worth seeing and admiring how they still manually work silk, creating colours and beautiful fabrics. At night we will stay in our hotel and have dinner in a local restaurant.
  •  Day 5 Sengkang- Tanjung Bira (B/L/D): After breakfast we continue our adventure to Bira. On the way we will stop in Kajang, home to one of the most distinctive tribes of Indonesia. We will have to dress in black to visit this village. The locals are very respectful of the nature and try to avoid anything that has anything to do with modern technology. We will be able to observe their daily routines and the tribe leader will share their experiences and beliefs with us. At dusk we will arrive in Bira to settle in for the night and have dinner in the hotel.
  • Day 6 Tanjung Bira (B/L/D): This will be a free day to enjoy the beach and relax. At midday the chef will prepare us a delish seafood barbeque and in the evening after sunset the guide will take us to dinner in a local restaurant.
  • Day7 Tanjung Bira (B/L/D): At 8.30am we will be take to the local port where we board a boat to bring us to Kambing island and Liukang island. Snorkelling and beach will be the main activities apart from a barbecue that will be prepared for us in Liukang for lunch. At about 3.30pm we return to the hotel.
    It is possible to stay the night in Liunkang with advanced notification .
  • Day 8 Tanjung Bira-Makassar (B/L/-): After breakfast we leave towards Makassar to finish our trip but on the way we will have the opportunity to see Tana Beru the construction of the famous Indonesian gukets ¨Pinisi¨ using the traditional method utilized over generations. Tanu Beru is the most important construction center of east Indonesia. We can enjoy the amazing views during the whole journey and have lunch in a local restaurant enroute. Once in Makassar we will get settled and say goodbye to our guide to leave the next day to our next destination.

Labengki y Sombori

A brief explanation of the area and location

Little information can be found online about this destination, so maybe this will be one of the first articles (at least in Spanish) about these islands owned by the northern province of Konawe in the little known southeast of Sulawesi whose capital is Kendari. A city that holds little more interest than it´s accommodation that we use as a port of entrance to this undiscovered paradise.

The Bajau are the main inhabitants on Labengki and the largest population nucleus is on the island known as ¨small Labengki¨ with only about 500 people living there mainly living off the ocean. It´s incredible clear, clean waters together with the amount of isolated islands and carst formations make Labengki and Sombori a true paradise easily compared to it´s bigger relative Raja Ampat in East Papua or even El Nido on the Philipian island of Palawan. We will discover deserted beaches , caves and romantic bays where we can snorkel and go kayaking relaxed.

Labengki and sombori. Water and beach

A delight of travelling without a calendar is not being afraid of challenges and adapting to daily changes that can lead to discover remote places. For exactly this reason, without losing the spirit of adventure in Tryalltrips we have designed this trip carefully and patiently to spend 5 unforgettable days visiting these islands without worries. For more informationvisit my blog and please don´t hesitate in contacting me.

Transport. How we arrive?

By plane from Makassar we will arrive approximately 1 hour later in Kendari at about 10.30am where the guide will be waiting for us to begin the journey by boat towards Labengki.

Accomodation

In Kendari we will spend the first night , and the last before our return, in the Grand Clarion hotel in a double room with a buffet breakfast included. It is one of the best hotels on Kendari and it´s interior houses various restaurants one of which has amazing views of the city and bay. Also available are western menus and a large variety of drinks.

In Labengki we will settle in a small local resort situated in one of the prettiest places of Sulawesi. We will stay in cabañas for 2 people with private bathroom built right above the surface of the sea to which we have direct access by a footbridge and where we can go snorkeling or 

whatever takes our fancy. 

This accommodation includes 3 traditional meals a day and they will delight us with the freshest of fish. We will have kayaks to visit on our own the beaches that surround the resort in our free time when we return from the organized excursions.

As an extra there are 2 ziplines that cross between both bays one of which is one of the largest in Indonesia. In the bar restaurant cold beer is available thanks to the solar energy that fuels the electricity, something that is very valuble as we will be able to have electricity during the whole day. 

Planned excursions by boat (4 days, 3 nights)

Sombori excursion: We head by boat towards the island of Sombori ,one hour away, and we will visit some of it´s beaches and caves like Allo cave , Air Kiri beach, Rumah Nenak and Berlian cave. We will have lunch in Mbokita, a small island inhabited by fishermen. Later we can go up to the highest point of Sombori where we can enjoy the incredible views that remind us of Raja Ampat. By the evening we will be on our way back to our resort in Labengki to rest and relax.

 Excursion of the surroundings of Labengki:We must sail to visit the Hidden Lagoon and Pasir Merah beach incredible landscapes of which the photos will be breathtaking. From there we return to Pasir Panjang beach where we will have lunch and have the possibility to go snorkeling before going back to the resort to relax.

Excursions to little Labengki: A half an hour sailfrom the resort you find this little island inhabited by the Bajao people, a typical community of fishermen, where we can observe their daily life. Also we will visit Kolam Renang Cave, a beautiful cave with a natural interior swimming pool and we have the possibility of going up to the island´s lighthouse. After having lunch, on the way back to the resort , we will visit the Blue Lagoon and the Twin Lagoon before returning to rest.

All of these excursions are not subject to a set timetable and there is flexibility to spend more or less time in each location as the case may be.

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Wakatobi, Labengki y Sombori

Wakatobi, Labengki and Sombori

Wakatobi

Brief explication of the area, location and objectives:

The name Wakatobi comes from the first syllables of the four islands, Wangi-Wangi, Kaledupa, Tomia and Binongko, however the original name was Kepulauan Tukang Besi. Since 1996 it has been an independent district of Sulawesi Tenggara.

It was made a biosphere worldwide reserve by Unesco in 2012. It´s location in the heart of the Coral Triangle with it´s crystal clear waters makes it the Mecca of any diver.

Wangi-Wangi: This is the administrative capital and port of entrance to Wakatobi. For culture vultures the Bajo Mola and Liya villages are a “must” although they also celebrate traditional festivals the length and breadth of the island.

Kaledupa: Surrounded by mango and coconut trees, here you can relax in a calmer environment compared to the rest of the islands although, even still, there is a lot of interesting things to do.

Tomia: This is the most well known among divers and here is the best way to see the deep underwaters of Wakatobi. You arrive by a 3 hour boat trip from Wangi-Wangi.

Binongko: This is totally different from the other islands. It´s landscape consists of sharp volcanic formations and many caves inhabited by ¨flying foxes¨ and is surrounded by cliffs within which are white beaches and mangroves waiting to be discovered. It has a magnificent reef where it´s not difficult to find turtles in just one day of snorkeling.

A great thing about travelling without a time limit is that we can go with the flow and change plans as we go if needed. For that reason, without losing the spirit of adventure, this trip is centered on Tomia from where we will make our base and enjoy the spectacular marine deeps of Wakatobi. If you are interested in taking this trip just like I did around the different islands of Wakatobi , you can visit my blog and consult me about whatever questions you have.

Your tour leader

This destination defines the remoteness of the location. Tourist infrastructure and transport is all but non-existent. For this reason we at Tryalltrips have designed this itinerary to help you with our tour leader. This person, apart from being a tour guide, has travelled extensively throughout the destination and has wide experience on how to reach and move about in the most remotest of areas. You will be introduced to him at the airport in Makassar and he will assist you throughout the whole trip, accommodation, connections whatever is needed until the return to Makassar.

Note: Neither the tour leader nor Tryalltrips are responsible for problems that originate outside the itinerary or the concrete terms and conditions of the contract. However all help will be given to find a solution to any problem that arises.

Transport. How we will arrive?

Flights and internal connections are all organized in this itinerary.  Because there aren´t flightsa everyday , for those coming from Europe, to make everything easier, to arrive on Firday to be able to make it to Makassar on Saturday night.
That way you can relax and the following morning connect with Kendari and Wangi-Wangi arriving at midday.

A car will be waiting to take you and your luggage to the port (30 min drive) where we embark to go to Tomia.

The boat is a fibre motor boat capable of taking 20 people on which we have exclusively organized our voyage to and from Tomia. This trip will take about 2-3 hours arriving in plenty of time to catch our flight.

Accommodation

In Makassar we will stay in a hotel by the airport for one night to rest after the flight from Europe. A short stop so to be on time the following morning to catch the flight that will bring us to Wakatobi passing through Kendari.

In Tomia we will stay in a small new hotel close to the port en Waha , 5 minutes on foot. It has everything necessary to make our stay comfortable. Double en-suite rooms with air conditioning and hot water and a common area with dining room where we can eat and get together.

The owners will prepare breakfast and traditional dinners which they will serve and also a packed lunch to take with us on the boat between immersions.

We won´t have to worry about anything as they will take care of everything and they will even have all our equipment ready and waiting on the boat every day to go diving.

Coffee, tea and snacks are included during our stay. Drinks and soda are extra.

Dive boat

This is a traditional wooden boat equipped for 10 divers. Very comfortable and spacious with a separate area to leave photography equipment or to make necessary adjustments. We can enter the water from a huge step from whichever of the sides and use wide steps to come up once we have taken off our equipment.

The crew will be on hand all the time to help us.  Water, tea and coffee should we like.

Diving

Few locations are as complete as Wakatobi for diving. From the pygmy horses and macro life to the sharks of the reef and large banks of carangidos and barracudas, all of this decorated by the ample coloured corals, sponge and gorgonians creating a palette of incredible colours.

Photographers will have big problems in deciding when to call it a day with this huge range of possibilities.

It´s possible to dive all year round in Wakatobi and there are more than 60 diving points in Tomia alone. More than enough to decide based on weather and sea conditions. However the best season to take full advantage of the calm sea with mirror-like visibility is in spring (April-June) and autumn (October-December)

SOME OF THE DIVING SPOTS IN WAKATOBI

Labengki and Sombori

A brief explanation of the area and location

Little information can be found online about this destination, so maybe this will be one of the first articles (at least in Spanish) about these islands owned by the northern province of Konawe in the little known southeast of Sulawesi whose capital is Kendari.
A city that holds little more interest than it´s accommodation that we use as a port of entrance to this undiscovered paradise.

The Bajau are the main inhabitants on Labengki and the largest population nucleus is on the island known as ¨small Labengki¨ with only about 500 people living there mainly living off the ocean. It´s incredible clear, clean waters together with the amount of isolated islands and carst formations make Labengki and Sombori a true paradise easily compared to it´s bigger relative Raja Ampat in East Papua or even El Nido on the Philipian island of Palawan. We will discover deserted beaches , caves and romantic bays where we can snorkel and go kayaking relaxed.

A delight of travelling without a calendar is not being afraid of challenges and adapting to daily changes that can lead to discover remote places. For exactly this reason, without losing the spirit of adventure in Tryalltrips we have designed this trip carefully and patiently to spend 5 unforgettable days visiting these islands without worries.

For more information visit my blog and please don´t hesitate in contacting me.

Transport. How we will arrive?

By plane from Wangi Wangi (Wakatobi) we will arrive in approximately one hour to Kendari at about 2pm and another half an hour to arrive at the hotel where we will stay for one night.
The following morning our guide will collect us to take us by car the hour journey to embark on our course to Labengki.

Accommodation

In Kendari we will spend the first night , and the last before our return, in the Grand Clarion hotel in a double room with a buffet breakfast included. It is one of the best hotels on Kendari and it´s interior houses various restaurants one of which has amazing views of the city and bay. Also available are western menus and a large variety of drinks.

En Labengki we will settle in a small local resort situated in one of the prettiest places of Sulawesi. We will stay in cabañas for 2 people with private bathroom built right above the surface of the sea to which we have direct access by a footbridge and where we can go snorkeling or whatever takes our fancy.

This accommodation includes 3 traditional meals a day and they will delight us with the freshest of fish. Will will have kayaks to visit on our own the beaches that surround the resort in our free time when we return from the organized excursions. As an extra there are 2 ziplines that cross between both bays one of which is said to be the biggest of Indonesia.

Cold beer is served in the bar/restaurant thanks to solar power something that is very valuble as we will also have electricity throughout the whole day.

Organized boat excursions

Sombori excursion: We head by boat towards the island of Sombori ,one hour away, and we will visit some of it´s beaches and caves like Allo cave , Air Kiri beach, Rumah Nenak and Berlian cave. We will have lunch in Mbokita, a small island inhabited by fishermen. Later we can go up to the highest point of Sombori where we can enjoy the incredible views that remind us of Raja Ampat. By the evening we will be on our way back to our resort in Labengki to rest and relax.

Excursion of the surroundings of Labengki: We must sail to visit the Hidden Lagoon and Pasir Merah beach incredible landscapes of which the photos will be breathtaking. From there we return to Pasir Panjang beach where we will have lunch and have the possibility to go snorkeling before going back to the resort to relax.

Excursions to little Labengki: A half an hour sailfrom the resort you find this little island inhabited by the Bajao people, a typical community of fishermen, where we can observe their daily life. Also we will visit Kolam Renang Cave, a beautiful cave with a natural interior swimming pool and we have the possibility of going up to the island´s lighthouse. After having lunch, on the way back to the resort , we will visit the Blue Lagoon and the Twin Lagoon before returning to rest.

All of these excursions are not subject to a set timetable and there is flexibility to spend more or less time in each location as the case may be.

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Trips to Indonesia with Tryalltrips

Cultura Dayak en Kalimantan

Una de las experiencias mas reales y auténticas que te puedes encontrar en Indonesia, es la visita a una de sus tribus Dayak, en la isla de Borneo, concretamente en Kalimantan.Read More

Viajar a wakatobi, labengki y Sombori con Tryalltrips

Wakatobi

Wakatobi es bien conocida por la comunidad buceadora, descrito por Cousteau como uno de los mejores jardines submarinos del mundo. Nombrado Reserva Mundial de la Biosfera por la Unesco, no solo es buceo lo que ofrece, y debido a que no se encuentra en los circuitos turísticos tradicionales, hace las delicias del viajero más intrépido.Read More

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