The Toraja Land
The 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.
MAKASSAR & TORAJA TOUR - 05 Days / 04 Nights
DAY 01: MAKASSAR / SHORT CITY TOUR
Upon arrival at Hasanuddin Airport Makassar, meeting service. Afterwards, transfer directly to Makassar, the capital town of South Sulawesi. Than we will take you on a short city tour by visiting Fort Rotterdam, the old Dutch fortress. Than check in at the hotel for overnight.
DAY 02: MAKASSAR - TANA TORAJA
After breakfast, take approx. 8 hours drive to Tana Toraja passing through the Buginese villages with their typical wooden houses. Lunch will be served at a seafood restaurant in Pare-Pare. In the afternoon stop on the Lakawan hill for having coffee break while enjoy the wonderful view of erotic mountain. In the afternoon arrive in Rantepao Toraja.
DAY 03: TANA TORAJA TOUR
After breakfast, we will take you on a full day exploring of Tana Toraja. First we will visit Londa the natural grave where the deceased are entombed.. On to Lemo, where we can find hanging graves with its rows of Tau-Tau. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Rantepao. Kambira, where we will explore the secret of baby graves. In the afternoon we will visit Kete Kesu is a local Torajan village where we can see the traditional Tongkonan houses and the rice barns Than back to the hotel for overnigh stay.
DAY 04: TANA 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 the hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 05: TORAJA - MAKASSAR
After breakfast, drive back to Makassar. 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,
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
All itineraries are subject to change without prior notice.