Also known under the name of Celebes, Sulawesi is one of the largest and most populated islands of Indonesia. It's mainly not that touristic because of the lack of decent infrastructures, but it's a very diverse and authentic place to visit. It's a paradise for scuba divers and snorkellers with a lot of famous spots such as Togean Islands, Bunaken or Wakatobi National Parks and Lembeh Strait. The mainland is inhabited by various endemic species such as the funny tarsier, the babirusa or big birds like Hornbill. The best place for trekking and cultural discovery is without a doubt the Toraja country, the panoramas from mountains to ricefields are just stunning, and the people living there are commonly organizing huge ceremonies, or funerar rites throughout the year.
Sulawesi is one of the biggest islands in Indonesia. It's quite central in the archipelago between Borneo and Maluku. Also commonly called Celebes, it offers to travellers a large panel of landscapes and highlights. From the terraced rice fields among the most beautiful in Indonesia, to the shattered islets all around the mainland, people will never get bored, and they will be amazed by the local culture. In Toraja country especially, which is the most visited part of Sulawesi, there are a lot of nice trekkings to do between mountains and plantations. It's quite common to spend the night in local inhabitants traditionnal houses, and to assist to huge funeral ceremonies which are very important in Toraja tradition. The Togean archipelago is well known as a scubadivers paradise, same goes for Bunaken and Wakatobi national parks. The travellers who are very interested with fauna discovery will be amazed by the encounter with the small and funny tarsier and many species of monkeys in Tangkoko National Park, close to Manado city in the north of the island Trusting Altai Indonesia for your next trip in Sulawesi, it's letting yourself be guided from one ricefield to another. You will meet the welcoming Toraja people and sleep in their traditional houses, and also get the chance to discover pristine coral reefs and stunning national parks.