APPAREL OF THE BADA VALLEY

OPEN TRIP
( 5 days 4 nights )
Bada Valley, Central Sulawesi

Lore Lindu National Park is located in the heart of Sulawesi on the Wallace line. With an area of ​​more than 200 thousand hectares, most of its territory is located in 3 valleys: namely; Bada, Besoa, and Napu. 


In addition to Sulawesi’s natural beauty and megalithic heritage, these three valleys are inhabited by civilizations that still produce bark cloth. Only a few other areas in Indonesia conserve the manufacturing and use of bark. 


The barkcloth of the Lore plateau has its own signature colors derived from natural dyes. This cloth is used for head decorations, tops, and skirts, which are flaunted at weddings and religious rites. 


The wood derived fabric is obtained from various tree species. Like the Saeh tree, Malo, Bea, and Nunu (banyan). The material is taken from the branches only. The stem is left intact in order to preserve the trees. The Lore people want to see the next generations of barkcloth manufacturers persist and thrive. 


SpektakelPlesir! offers a stay in the natural beauty of the Bada Valley celebrating local fashion festivities. Harvest the unique skills of barkcloth artisans, documenting it the best way we can.

TRIP SCHEDULE
21 - 25 March 2018
19 - 23 December 2018


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Day 1: Poso – Tentena – Bada valley  

Arrival: Kasiguncu airport, Poso, Central Sulawesi. Meals: lunch, dinner.

Arrive in Poso, then we continue to Bada valley.

We stop by at Tentena for lunch. Our lunch will be at Dodoha Mosintuwu institute. After lunch, we go to Bada valley. In Bada we shall be welcome with local dance. Staying in Bada valley.


Day 2: Bada valley 

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

After breakfast, we shall start the day by collecting materials needed to make barkcloth. We will be introduce to the tools necessary to produce it. The early stage of making a barkcloth is being learn today. 


Day 3: Bada valley 

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Today we learn the continuation process of producing a barkcloth. We will know the coloring process with natural dye as well. Generally being start by collecting the materials at the garden around the house. 

Day 4: Bada valley and the surroundings – Tentena 

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Covering many spots with the megalith remnants on it will be done today. The entire day shall be spend to visit these megaliths. With so many different stories in the background. In the evening, the locals will perform Dero dance as a sign of friendship among us. After the farewell dinner we head back to Tentena. Staying in Tentena.


Day 5: Tentena – Poso 

Meals: breakfast.

After breakfast and packing, we go back to Poso to Kasiguncu airport. Then we fly to our origin cities. 

The journey’s end. 

Registration:

  • January 2018 to December 2018, limited seats available:
  • Maximum 10 person.
  • Booking fee: 30% from the quotation.
  • Repayment should be done 14 (fourteen) days before the departure date.


Starting point:

Kasiguncu airport, Poso, Central Sulawesi


End point:

Kasiguncu airport, Poso, Central Sulawesi

 

Included:

  • Land transports
  • Meals as being mention in the itinerary
  • Giveaways for the locals
  • Traditional performances
  • Local guide
  • Entrance fee if needed
  • Local permits
  • Accomodations
  • Travel insurance (Zurich Indonesia)
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Not included:

  • Flight tickets to and from Poso
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal interest
  • Tipping

 

Things to bring: 

  • Adequate amount of clothes
  • Warm clothing
  • Flashlight
  • Sunblock and hat
  • Comfortable all-terrain shoes
  • Sandal
  • Raincoat or small umbrella
  • Personal medications
  • Favourite foods or snacks
  • Camera.




General Terms:
  1. Participants with chronic or congenital disease have to inform Spektakel Plesir! in writing prior to the trip.
  2. Spektakel Plesir! are not responsible for delays / changes of flight schedule or missing the flight due to the participants’ oversight. The travel plan will be modified properly in case of delay / change of flight schedule. Any additional costs incurred due to missing the flight will be charged to the participants.
  3. In case of flight cancellation on the departure day, any matters related to the participation in the trip have to be discussed first. If the final decision is to cancel/postpone the trip, refund of the trip expenses will be distributed after recalculation of the refundable fees to the participants is made.
  4. In case of flight cancellation on the return day that results in additional cost, discussion will be held to share the cost with other participants.
  5. Sailing, snorkeling, diving (including free-diving), trekking, hunting, and other activities done during the trip are high-risk activities that can produce minor or major incident.
  6. Registration and participation in this trip are done with the full consent of the participants without any coercion. Accidents that occur during the trip are the responsibility of the participants. Spektakel Plesir! are not to be sued in the event of accident. However, Spektakel Plesir! will help as far as possible if this happens.
  7. Every trip schedule has been well planned in consideration of nature and weather condition, but if extreme weather changes take place during the trip, resulting in changes and/or cancellation of the trip, Spektakel Plesir! cannot be condemned for this force majeure.
  8. Various additional activities (optional) to be done during the trip have to undergo the confirmation of Spektakel Plesir! prior to departure.
  9. This trip is protected by local travel insurance.
  10. Trip participants are considered to agree with the General Terms of this trip in case of the lack of email/confirmation to Spektakel Plesir! prior to the departure day regarding the aforementioned conditions.

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