12 Days in Indonesia
$3300 including all airfare, hotels, breakfasts and ground transportation.
Bada Valley, or sometimes called Napu Valley, is located in the Lore Lindu National Park and contains hundreds of finely carved megaliths. They go back to at least the 1400 AD and are probably much older. No one knows who the builders were. The locals are apparently as mystified about the megaliths as archeologists are. They are magnificent and enigmatic and testify to a genius and high civilization that we nothing about. It seems that the World Explorers Club should make an expedition into this area!
One of the things that most impressed me was a similarity of some of the Bada Valley statues with Olmec statues in Mexico and Guatemala.
Day 1: Fly to Jakarta via Singapore.
Day 2: Arrive Singapore. Fly to Jakarta. Check into the Ibis Jakarta Arcadia Hotel for 2 nights. Welcome dinner.
Day 3: Breakfast buffet and leisurely morning. Afternoon we visit the National Archeology Museum. Overnight at Ibis Jakarta Arcadia.
Day 4: Fly to Palu in Sulawesi on Sriwijaya Air. One hour flight. Check into the Swiss Belhotel Silae Palu. We visit the Central Sulawesi Museum.
Day 5: Morning tour of the old port of Palu. Afternoon free for shopping and beach activities. Overnight at the Swiss Belhotel Silae Palu.
Day 6: Go by bus to Lake Poso. Overnight at the Ue Datu Cottages.
Day 7: We hike into the Bada Valley in search of the curious megaliths that dot the valley. Giant heads stick out of rice fields and the evidence of some sort of lost world is everywhere. Return to Ue Datu Cottages for overnight.
Day 8: We return to the Bada Valley for a second day, looking more closely at the awesome megaliths and interviewing locals on legends and lore. Return to Ue Datu Cottages for overnight.
Day 9: We return to Palu City and fly back to Jakarta. Overnight at Ibis Jakarta Arcadia.
Day 10: Fly to Yogyakarta and visit the fantastic ruins of Borobadur.
Day 11: All day visit to Borobadur and surrounding area.
Day 12: Fly back to Jakarta and catch return flight back to USA.
Tour Price: $3300
Single Supplement: $400
$500 Deposit Required.
Call 1-815-253-9000 for more information.