Meet at Sultan Hasanuddin airport in Makassar, we directly leave for Toraja through three ethnic groups in South Sulawesi: Makassar, Bugis and Massenrempulu. En route, you will see some traditional houses by Bugis people, coastal regions and daily working such as: farming and fishery. Lunch will be served at local restaurant. Coffee or Tea break at Bambapuang while enjoying the beautiful scenery of “erotic mountain”, called Gunung Nona. Late afternoon arrive in Toraja, check in to Hotel for overnight.
Day 02: Cultural Tour
After breakfast at Hotel, it’s time to explore Toraja. Firstly, we will visit Lemo the stone grave with effigies of dead persons (Tau-Tau) on the balcony, Kambira a special burial site for babies who died before teething. After lunch at local restaurant, we will visit SUAYA the royal family grave and then we will walk in 10-15 minutes to reach Tampang Allo another royal family grave. After that, drive to Ke’te’ Kesu’ a traditional village where there are some traditional houses, rice barns and three kinds of coffins by animistic belief, Londa a natural burial cave with many skulls, bones, “a mummy”, “Romeo and Juliet by Torajan version” inside. Late afternoon back to hotel for overnight.
Day 03: Toraja Trekking
Morning after breakfast, we have another full day exploring Toraja. Firstly, drive to Sa’dan traditional weaving village and Pallawa another traditional village with buffalo’s horns in front of their houses and rice barn. After that, trekking to Batutumonga via countryside with its fascinating mountainous area, rice fields, activities by local people, coffee and cacao plantations. Lunchbox en route. Afternoon arrive in Batutumonga and stay overnight in the traditional house for dinner.
Day 04: Toraja Trekking
After breakfast, we continue our trekking into rural life of some isolated villages through tropical plants, rice field landscape and beautiful valley. Lunchbox en route. Afternoon arrive at Limbong and stay overnight in the traditional house for dinner.
Day 05: Toraja Trekking
After breakfast at Limbong, trekking to Ma’ Dong via Dende with very beautiful sceneries of rice fields. Lunchbox en route. We will be picked up by a car at Salu by the car and back to Rantepao and stay overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Toraja-Makassar Airport
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Makassar airport for your next destination. Lunch will be served at local restaurant.
Included on the price:
- Guide Fee
- Driver + Petrol + Private Car (AC)
- Parking lot
- All entrance fees
- Breakfast (2 times), lunchbox (3 times) and dinner (2 times) during trekking
- Accommodation in the village during trekking
Excluded on the price:
- Hotel/Guest House in Toraja
- Mineral water and Alcohol
- Lunch on the first, second and sixth day of the trip
- Donation fee
- Personal expense
- A porter during trekking (optional)
- Let me please know if you need my help to book a hotel/guest house before you arrive
- Don’t hesitate to ask me some questions about the program and prices.
- This program can be changed according to your wish.
- If there is a funeral ceremony in Toraja, it will be included in the program.