Toraja, located in the ruggedly beautiful mountains approximately 328 kilometers north of Makassar, Tana Toraja is a land of contrasting sights, blue mountains next to vivid green rice fields, interspersed with distinctive sloped-roof houses Life here follows the familiar patterns of the past. Its most important and best-known event is the funeral, a complex and fascinating affair involving several days of ceremony. As a final rite Tau Tau effigies, are constructed and placed in ledges cut into limestone cliffs specifically to guard tombs chiseled into the rock behind them.
Sengkang, the capital of a former Bugis kingdom, this historic and bustling market town overlooking Lake Tempe retains its traditional character, as well as many old cultural traditions, silk weaving, colourful bugis weddings-celebrated, according to Ancient customs, dance, and a traditional orchestra.
Makassar, is known as much for its colorful past as for its cosmopolitan present. Formerly called Ujung Pandang this major port was for 500 years a collecting point for the exotic goods of the East and the getaway to East Indonesia's famed "Spice Islands" Today, Makassar with the rich etnic diversity common to a coastel metropolis, has the feel of a great Asian city. Wooden prahus still proudly grace the seafront, giving the city an oldworld charm.
MAKASSAR – BUGIS – TORAJA TOUR - 06 Days / 05 Nights
DAY 01: MAKASSAR - 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 and overnight stay 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: TORAJA - MAKASSAR
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 the erotic mountain. Lunch will be served at seafood restaurant in Pare-Pare. In the afternoon arrive in Makassar. Onwards, transfer directly to the hotel for overnight.
DAY 06: MAKASSAR – NEXT DESTINATION
After breakfast, if still have any time, we will take you on a short city tour in Makassar. Than 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, the guide & driver, their meals and overnight accommodation costs
What not include:
Travel Insurance, All entrance fee for tourists object, 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.