The Toraja Land
Trip into Toraja Land – its a great Experience. Sulawesi island contains a great variety of exotic people, culture and natural wonders. It is another unspoiled paradise. A journey into the strange world of mysterious Toraja people is truly a rare adventure, made especiall are by their haunting tombs - holes carved out of sheer rock faces guarded by wooden effigies known as “ Tau tau” that stare out across the jungle. Toraja Land, is known for its unique culture and ancient traditions. The center of tourism is Rantepao, 328 km from Makassar by road (about 8 hours). The Toraja has preserved part of theirs culture until this days, the traditional houses or Tongkonan are of exceptional beauty, they are raised on piles and topped with massive roof.
BUGIS & TORAJA TOUR - 05 Days / 04 Nights
DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN MAKASSAR / DEPART FOR SENGKANG
Upon arrival at Hasanuddin Airport Makassar, meeting service. Afterwards, drive to Sengkang, located on the center of the former Bugis kingdom. On the way we visit Bantimurung waterfall, also famous for its colorful butterflies. Lunch en route. In the afternoon, arrive in Sengkang. Than we will visit Lake Tempe where we will have a boat trip to explore the daily life of the local Bugis fishermen who do live on the floating houses. Dinner and overnight at a simple accommodation in Sengkang.
DAY 02: SENGKANG - TANA TORAJA
After breakfast, we will visit the traditional silk factory where women hand spin and weave silk clothes. Than drive to Tana Toraja via Palopo where we will find many spectacular views along the road from Palopo to Tana Toraja. Lunch en route. In the afternoon arrive in Tana Toraja. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
DAY 03: TORAJA TOUR
After breakfast, we will take you on a full day exploring of Tana Toraja. First we will visit Lemo, where we can find hanging graves with its rows of Tau-Tau. On to Londa the natural grave where the deceased are entombed. Kete Kesu is a local Torajan village where we can see the traditional Tongkonan houses and the rice barns. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Rantepao. In the afternoon we will visit Pallawa, local Torajan village famous as the wood carving. Than back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 04: TORAJA TOUR
After breakfast, we will take you on another full day Tana Toraja exploring. Today we will visit Nanggala, local Torajan villages famous for their large Tongkonans and old rice barns. On to Bori’ where we can find ancient stone megaliths. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Rantepao. After lunch, drive to Batutumonga where we can enjoy several spectacular views, green rice terraces and other unique sites around the area. Late in the afternoon, back to Rantepao. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
DAY 05: DRIVE BACK TO MAKASSAR / TRANSFER OUT
After breakfast, drive back to Makassar. On the way stop on the Lakawan hill for having coffee break while enjoy the wonderful view of mount Buttukabobong. Lunch will be served at seafood restaurant in Pare-Pare. In the afternoon arrive in Makassar. Onwards, transfer directly to Hasanuddin Airport Makassar to catch your flight for your next destination. End of tour.
The package / inclusive of:
overnight accommodation in twin share room, breakfast daily, transport in airconditioned car + fuel, traditonal boat for trip to lake Tempe, the guide & driver, their meals and overnight accommodation costs and entrance fee for tourists objects.
What not include:
Meals, Lunch, Dinner & Beverages (Alcoholic, Soft drink, Mini bar at hotel), Optional Tours & Services are not mentioned on the itinerary, Private expenses (Laundry, Phone call etc), Tips for guide and driver
Important: All itineraries are subject to change without prior notice.