A perfect destination for naturalists, a paradise for bird lovers!
On our tour to the Lore-Lindu National Park, you will get familiar with the distinctive character of the fourth largest island of Indonesia – which cannot be found in any travel brochure!
Off the beaten tourist paths, you will discover the primal force of the tropical rain forest combining enjoyable recreation and exciting animal watching. A few miles southeast of the provincial capital Palu, you will reach the Lore-Lindu National Park with a surface area of 250,000 hectares, which is among the UNESCO’s biosphere reserves since 1978. Mainly consisting of tropical mountain forest, the National Park includes a fascinating multitude of flora and fauna: Comprising more than 2,000 different plants, more than 220 bird and about 30 butterfly species, Lore-Lindu is a geological wonderland of superlatives, integrated into a breathtaking scenery of high mountains, the deep green misty forest, crystal clear waterfalls, and rivers.
Behind the magnificent beauty of numerous trees, ferns, moss, lichens, and orchids, you will find hornbills, black macaques, or impressive helmet hornbills that are presumably among the most precious birds of Indonesia thanks to their exotic headdress. Gigantic buttress root trees that have grown beyond the canopy of the rain forest, countless butterfly species, wild buffaloes, rare flying fox species, and endemic tarsiers, the world’s smallest monkeys, will inspire you!
The region of the Lore-Lindu Natural Park comprises a total of approx. 119 villages with approx. 40,000 inhabitants including many indigenous tribes. Amidst the interesting culture of the three main ethnic groups Kaili, Kulawi, and Lore, we follow the tracks of the mystic megalithic monuments, the origins of which date back to the third previous millennium BC and have not been clarified scientifically until today. You will find these massive stone blocks that have been worked by hand in many places within the valleys and the villages, some of them being 4.50 m high. No less fascinating is the sight of the mount panorama with the highest mountain of the National Park, the Gunung Tokasa, with its summit at 2,508 m. In many cultures, the mountains are considered to be the seat of the Gods – their shapes provide peace and vision, recreation and inspiration! Before planning our tours to the Lore Lindu National Park, we will clarify all relevant details personally with our guests, such as duration and programme. Rediscover your ability to recognize and perceive the beauty of nature!