SL 05: Toraja and Makassar Tour 5 Days / 4 Nights
Day 1: Bali – Makassar – Toraja
Pick up service at your hotel in Bali then transfer to the airport for your flight to Makassar (Ujung Pandang). Upon arrival meeting service. Afterward set out on the picturesque drive to Toraja. A drive from approximately 8 hours along the Buginese villages with their typical houses on poles. On the way, we will visit the fishermen village in Barru district with its beautiful beach panorama. Lunch at a seafood restaurant in Pare-pare. In the afternoon we will stop at the Puncak Lakawan for having coffee break while enjoy the spectacular view of Mt. Kabobong. Late in the afternoon arrive in Rantepao. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (Lunch, Dinner)
Day 2: 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 3: 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 4: Toraja – Makkassar
After breakfast, check out hotel. Then drive back to Makassar via the same road. Lunch will be served at a seafood restaurant in Pare-Pare. In the afternoon, we will have a short explore by taking a boat trip from River Pute to Rammang-Rammang, visiting some beautiful caves around the limestone hills area with its impressive stalactites and stalagmites. We will also have a short time to explore the black karst stone forest trying to catch good photos of the karst stones with various unique formations. After enough time, drive through to the center of Makassar to check at the Hotel for dinner and overnight stay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 5: Makassar – Bali
After breakfast, we will take you on a short city tour around Makassar by visiting Fort Rotterdam, an Old Dutch Fortress. Then proceed to Paotere Anchorage, the traditional Makassarese and Bugines wooden Phinisi boat harbor. 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)
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 / Horisson Makassar), Silver (Hotel Indra Toraja, Fave Makassar), 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