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Trips to Palu

Palu travel

Palu is the gateway for visitors wishing to visit the Central Sulawesi region of Indonesia. One of the driest places in Indonesia, it is backed by the Gawalise mountain range to the west and the Rovigadi mountains to the east. The city boasts a close proximity to the white sandy beaches of the Taman Ria, Tanjung Karang and Kampung Nelayan (also known as the Fishermen's beach). These beaches, lapped by crystalline waters, offer numerous leisure activities, water sports and excellent diving conditions. Visitors can also access beautiful coral reefs and tropical fish in Pulau Lingayan, further out to sea. One of Palu's other main attractions is the nearby Lore Lindu Natural Reserve.

Things to do and places to see in Palu

Palu is a vast, sprawling metropolis used mainly by travellers needing a base to explore the surrounding attractions and beaches of the Central Sulawesi region. Visitors on a trip to Palu can enjoy basking in the sunshine on one of the nearby picturesque beaches, going diving or encounter natural wonders such as the Lore Lindu Natural Reserve and Lake Poso.

When visiting Palu, be sure to:

  • Sink your toes into the sand on Taman Ria, Tanjung Karang and Kampung Nelayan beaches
  • Go diving and explore coral reefs and tropical fish around the Pulau Lingayan
  • Stock up on souvenirs and groceries in central Palu
  • Visit the Arqam Baburrahman Mosque, often referred to as the "floating mosque"
  • Head to the Lore Lindu Natural Reserve to marvel at Indonesia's natural flora and fauna
  • See the mysterious monolithic structures in the Lore Lindu National Park
  • Visit Lake Poso, Indonesia's third deepest lake
  • Travel to the charming old fishing harbour of Donggala
  • Go scuba diving in the Togean Islands, accessible by boat from Ampana
  • Eat fresh grilled seafood and rice in Palu Bay
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Palu airports

Palu Airport (also known as Mutiara SIS Al-Jufrie Airport or simply Mutiara Airport) is located on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. There are currently no international flights to Palu, but regular domestic flights operate from Jakarta, Surabaya and Makassar.

  • Palu Airport

    Top airlines

    There are a number of low-cost airlines operating cheap flights to Palu including: Garuda Indonesia and Lion Mentari.


    The airport is about five miles to the southeast of Palu city centre on the outskirts of town. Palu is located on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi in the Central Sulawesi province.

    Transport options

    There are several taxis that run the short distance between the airport and the city centre and you can organise an official pre-paid taxi to collect you from the airport. There are also shared minibuses which can be organised upon arrival.

FAQ's about Palu

🔍 How can I find cheap flights to Palu at Opodo?
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🖱️ When's the best time to book flights to Palu?
The top month to book flights to Palu is November, based on our Opodo UK customers. The next most popular booking period for Palu flights is October. In third place: January. By this we mean when travellers book their tickets. For the best time to actually travel to Palu, read on.
📅 When's the best time to go to Palu?
We checked our customers' flight searches, and the winner of best time to fly to Palu is... December. The next best month to travel to Palu is June. And let's not forget November, the third top choice for when to go to Palu. However if you prefer things on the less busy side, we can also tell you (quietly) that the least popular month for flights to Palu is March.
📌 How far is Palu’s airport from the city centre?
Palu’s airport Mutiara SIS Al Jufri Airport is located 5 miles from the city centre.

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