Also known as Celebes, Sulawesi is one of Indonesia largest and most populated islands. Yet it is not very 'touristy', mainly thanks to its lack of modern infrastructures, Sulawesi reamains a very diverse and authentic place to visit. It is a paradise for scuba divers and snorkellers with lots of stunning spots like the Togean Islands, Bunaken, Wakatobi National Parks and Lembeh Strait. The mainland is home to a range of endemic species such as the funny tarsier, the babirusa and rare birds like the 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 who live here frequently organise huge ceremonies and traditional funerary rites.
Sulawesi (or Celebes) is is fairly central to the archipelago, found between Borneo and Maluku and offers travellers a large array of landscapes and highlights. From terraced rice fields among the most beautiful in Indonesia, to the a scattering of stunning islets around the mainland it is impossible to get bored here plus the lively local culture is simply amazing. Toraja is a fantastic place to go trekking between mountains and plantations. On Sulawesi, it is quite common to be invited to spend the night with locals in their traditionnal houses and to assist with their huge funeral ceremonies, a very important tradition. The Togean archipelago is well known as a scubadivers paradise, as are Bunaken and Wakatobi national parks, thanks to their pristine coral reefs. Meet small and funny tarsier and many species of monkeys in Tangkoko National Park...
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