After yesterday’s deal to Jakarta, Bali or Lombok, we’ve found that 5* Garuda Indonesia has also put on sale flights from London to mega exotic destinations in Indonesia as Borneo, Sulawesi, West Papua, Timor, Schouten or Maluku Islands! Fares starting as low as £436 for a round trip!
If you think Sulawesi’s geography looks fantastic on the map, just wait until you see it for real. The massive island’s multilimbed coastline is drawn with sandy beaches that fringe coral reefs and a mind-boggling variety of fish. Meanwhile, its interior is shaded by impenetrable mountains and jungles that are thick with wildlife, such as rare nocturnal tarsiers and flamboyantly colourful maleo birds. Cultures have been able to independently evolve here, cut off from the rest of the world by the dramatic topography. Meet the Toraja highlanders, with their elaborate funeral ceremonies in which buffaloes are sacrificed and balok (palm sugar wine) flows freely; the Minahasans in the far north, who offer spicy dishes of everything from stewed forest rat to grilled fish; and the Bugis, who are mainly found inhabiting Sulawesi’s coastal regions and are Indonesia’s most famous seafarers.
Welcome to the original Spice Islands. Back in the 16th century when nutmeg, cloves and mace were global commodities that grew nowhere else, money really did ‘grow on trees’. It was the search for the Moluccas’ (Maluku’s) valuable spices that kick-started European colonialism and, thanks to a series of wrong turns and one auspicious land swap, shaped the modern world. When the islands’ monopoly on cloves and nutmeg was broken in the 18th century, Maluku settled into gentle obscurity.
February – September 2018
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London – Manado (Sulawesi) – London
London – Makassar (Sulawesi) – London
London – Palu (Sulawesi) – London
London – Kendari (Sulawesi) – London
London – Kupang (Timor) – London
London – Sorong (West Papua) – London
London – Biak (Schouten Islands) – London
London – Ambon (Maluku Islands) – London
London – Ternate (Maluku Islands) – London
London – Balikpapan (Borneo) – London
London – Pontianak (Borneo) – London
London – Palangka Raya (Borneo) – London
London – Banjarmasin (Borneo) – London
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One cabin bag and one piece of checked in baggage per passenger.
London – Makassar (Sulawesi) – London>>>
In Manado we highly recommend 4* Mercure Manado Tateli Beach Resort with very good reviews. Located in North Sulawesi and overlooking the pacific ocean and Bunaken National park, the 142 room Mercure Manado Tateli Beach Resort is a 4 star resort which offers a modern restaurant, bar, meeting rooms, large swimming-pool, fitness center, sauna, tennis court, dive center and spa facilities for your own and your family’s pleasure. Enjoy the water sport facilities, wind surfing, banana boat, diving and snorkeling with the rich reef ecosystem of the Coral Triangle. All rooms come with a private bathroom, a tea/coffee maker, a minibar and safe. Bathrobes and slippers are provided.
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