SL 06: Bugis Adventure and Toraja Tour 5 Days / 4 Nights
Day 1: Bali – Makassar – Sengkang
Pick up service at your hotel in Bali then transfer to the airport for your flight to Makassar (Ujung Pandang). Upon arrival meeting service. Then drive to Sengkang. On the way, we will visit Bantimurung, a multi stepped waterfall also famous for its colorful butterflies. Lunch en route. In the afternoon, arrive in Sengkang onwards we will visit the Lake Tempe where we will have a boat trip to explore the daily life style of the local Bugis fishermen who do live on the floating houses. Then check in at BBC Hotel Sengkang / similar—simple accommodation. (Lunch, Dinner)
Day 2: Sengkang – Toraja
After breakfast, we will visit the weaving center where we can see women hand spin and weave traditional sutera sarong silk clothes. Then drive to Toraja via Palopo. On the way from Palopo to Toraja offers us many spectacular vieto ws where we will also stop on Puncak Paredean for having refreshment while enjoy the beautiful mountainous panorama. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, arrive in Rantepao. Dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 3: Toraja Full Day Tour
After breakfast, we will take you on a full day Toraja tour. First, we will visit Lemo where we can find hanging graves with their rows of Tau-Tau sculptures. Then we will visit to Tampangallo, an ancient and natural grave in a cave with its entombed deceased. On to Kambira, where we will explore the extra ordinary of the baby graves on tree which called “ Tarra Tree “. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. After lunch, we will have an easy walking tour from Bebo to Karuaya enjoying the afternoon atmosphere with authentic life of its local people with various typical activities. This walking tour also offers simply nice landscape of rice terraces dotted by small local villages with its Toraja Tongkonan houses. At last we will visit Kete’ Kesu, a beautiful local Torajan village which has been listed on the world heritage book where we can see old Tongkonan houses with rice barns and ancient hanging graves on the cliff-side. This village is also functioned as one of Wood Carving Centers in Tana Toraja. Then we back to the Hotel for dinner and overnight stay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4: Toraja Full Day Tour
After breakfast, we will take you on another full day tour around Tana Toraja. In the morning, we will visit Londa to see the strangest graves of the world. Then proceed to Pasar Bolu to see the buffalo market of Tana Toraja where we will prove that Rantepao is the homeland of the buffaloes. Then we continue our scenic drive to Bori’ where we can find ancient monolith stones which have been nailed since the past of 600 years. Onwards to Pallawa where we can see the original style how do the Toraja people live with the formation of its Tongkonan houses Then we will take you to Tinombayo highland to enjoy the superb and spectacular view of rice terraces dotted by many rocks and small Torajan villages seen from the mountain slope. Then we will visit Batutumonga where will be having lunch at Mentiro Tiku Restaurant, offers a picturesque view of whole part of Rantepao. Then we will visit Lokomata where we will find graves on a giant rock. Proceed to Suloara to start our 1-2 hours easy walking tour to Kapalapitu enjoying a pleasant and quite walking tour with less of people and tourists. This walking tour also offers gorgeous panoramas of rice terraces, small local villages, forests with chirping of some endemic birds of Sulawesi. After arriving in Kapalapitu, drive down hills to Rantepao with impressive views en route. Dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 5: Toraja – Makassar – Bali
After breakfast, check out hotel. Then we drive back to Makassar (Unjung Pandang) via the same road of 1st day. Lunch will be served in Pare-pare. In the afternoon, arrive in Makassar. Onwards, transfer directly to Hasanuddin Airport Makassar to catch your flight back to Bali. Upon arrival at airport in Bali, we will pick you up then transfer to your hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch)
All transfers, Land transport, Airline ticket Bali – Makassar – Bali, 4 Nights Accommodation, Sightseeing as per itinerary, 4x Lunch, 3x Dinner, 3x Breakfast, Entrance fees, English speaking guide
Hotel Used: Emerald (Hotel Misiliana Toraja, Marante Toraja), Silver (Hotel Indra Toraja), or Similar.
Personal Expenses, Charges for passports, inoculations, excess baggage charges, porter fee, travel insurance, meals as not mentioned at the program, items of personal nature such as beverages, laundry service, Phone Call, tips and gratuities and more…
What to bring?
Small Size of Luggage, Sweater / Jacket, Sun Screen, Hat, Sun Glasses, Trekking Shoes (sport shoes), Towel, change of clothes, Camera or Handy cam, Extra Films, Extra Replacement batteries for Camera, Cash Money for Personal Expenses, beverages, etc