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Toraja Adventure Trip

Enveloped by magnificent natural landscape, Toraja is a life changing experience waiting to be explored. The Nature of Toraja, once it cast its spells, anchors you in it net of bewilderment eternally. On 8 days fully organised adventure trip we will discover all those wonderful land.

Trip Highlights

  • Pute River at Ramang Ramang with the amazing view of Karst stone.
  • Wandering at Gren Lush Rice Paddy Fields.
  • Tau-Tau and hanging graves, Sangalla the Royal Graves from Sangalla Kingdom and Baby tree-graves in Kambira.
  • The famous Toraja funeral ceremonies, and Londa, a mystical area full with culture and history.
  • Kete Kesu Traditional Village
  • Bolu Traditional Market
  • Rantepao Art Market
  • Bambapuang the Coffee Plantations

Trip Descriptions

Toraja are one of the most holiday destination in Indonesia offer a unique culture, traditions and amazing Landscaping. Alongside their rich culture and traditions, Torajan also treasures abundant myths about the origin of its name. Learn the history of Toraja ethnic, where its people have been shapped by location and blessed with great longevity. On this land, well preserve ancestral traditions implemented within the peaceful communal society.

Enveloped by magnificent natural landscape, Toraja is a life changing experience waiting to be explored. The Nature of Toraja, once it cast its spells, anchors you in it net of bewilderment eternally.

Witness the Dramatic ceremony, Family bound, culinary and art of the only living megalithic culture on modern earth.

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Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Makassar – Tanjung Bira ( L/D )

You will get pick up in Makassar Airport/Hotel in the morning and we will start our journey to Tanjung Bira. The trip takes around 6 – 7 hours and we will stop in Tana Beru where we will have a chance to admire the skilful hands of Buginese in constructing traditional Phinisi ship. Tana Beru is the centre of Phinisi ship factory in east Indonesia. Lunch will be served en route at local restaurant. Arrive in Tanjung Bira in the evening check-in into hotel and dinner at the hotel.

Day 02: Crystal Water Adventure (B/L/D)

After breakfast you will get pick up from hotel/resort to the traditional harbour where we will catch a boat ride to the diving spot. Boat ride is approx. 30-45, once arrive the diving instructor will accompany you exploring this magnificent water. Seafood grill lunch will be prepared for you by the locals. In the afternoon back to the hotel, free program then dinner at hotel’s restaurant.

Day 03: Relaxing at Paradise (B/L/D)

Today is free program to enjoy the beach, sunbathing or relaxing while reading a book. Later in the evening pickup by driver and guide to go to local restaurant for dinner.

Day 04: Tanjung Bira – Sengkang (B/L/D)

After breakfast we will continue our adventure to Sengkang. Along the way we will stop at Kajang tribe area. This is the home of one of the most distinctive forest tribe in Indonesia. In order to get into the village we must be wearing special black clothes from top to bottom. The locals are extremely respectful to the nature where they don’t use any type of technology and electricity. We will have lunch en route. In the afternoon we will visit the floating village in Lake Tempe. From the main road we will take a small boat to visit the village that surrounded with wildlife and many type of birds. In the evening check-in into hotel then later in the evening pickup by driver and guide for dinner at local restaurant.

Day 05: Sengkang – Toraja (B/L/D)

After breakfast we will continue our adventure to Toraja. However, before we leave Sengkang we will visit traditional factory that make the famous Bugis Silk. This is the centre of silk weaving factory in South Sulawesi that known for its quality and colourful pattern. Lunch will be served en route. Arrive in the afternoon and check-in into hotel where dinner will be served at the hotel’s restaurant. Free program and rest.

Day 06: Full Day Toraja Tour (B/L/D)

We will take you for a full day excursion in South Toraja, tour will start at 9:00am. First we will visit Lemo to find Tau-Tau and hanging graves. Then continue to Sangalla area to visit the royal graves from Sangalla Kingdom and then we will find the baby tree-graves in Kambira. Before we leave Sangalla, we will stop by to visit natural cave that locals use as burial place in Tampang Allo. Next we will visit the famous Toraja funeral ceremonies*. And in the afternoon we will visit Londa, a mystical cave area full with history. Lunch will be served in traditional restaurant located in the middle of paddy field. Before return back to hotel we will stop by at a coffee shop serving the best coffee in town. Return back to hotel at around 5:00pm.

Day 07: Full Day Toraja Tour (B/L/D)

We will take you for a full day excursion in North Toraja, tour will start at 9:00am. First we will visit Kete Kesu, a traditional Torajan village surrounded by rice field that famous for its wood crafting. From here we will visit Bolu Maket where you will find iconic animals such as Torajan White Buffalo, Torajan Coffee and other fresh produces. Then continue to Lo’ko’ Mata a huge square-shape rock that local use as burial place then short trekking to Battutumonga. Along the way you will see beautiful view of rice field, mountains and local villages. We will arrive in Battutumonga where lunch will be served whilst enjoying the view of Rantepao and other surrounding areas. From here we will visit Bori, an ancient site full with megalith stones and commonly use as buffalos sacrifice area. After Bori we will stop at Rantepao market as the centre of Toraja souvenirs. Return back to hotel at around 4:30pm

Day 08: Toraja – Makassar (B/L/-)

We will depart in the morning at around 9:00am for Makassar. Along the way we will stop in Bambapuang for coffee/tea break while enjoying the breathtaking view of mountains. Next we will have lunch in Pare-Pare. Small harbour city famous for grilled seafood. After lunch we will visit traditional fisherman port where you can see how the locals process their catch that was catch using Phinisi boats. Later we will visit Buginese houses in Pangkep. In the evening drop to Airport to catch your outbound flight.

Pick Up

Makasar Airport

Drop Off

Makasar Airport

Inclusions

AC Coach with experienced driver, Domestic airfare, professional French guide, boat fee at Rammang – Rammang, entrances fees based on program, donation at Toraja funeral ceremony, lunch based on set menu, dinner based on set menu, bottled mineral water, accommodation based on twin/triple sharing, breakfast at the hotel and VAT.

Exclusions

Personal Expenses, Alcohol/tea/coffee/juice/soda, laundry and tipping.

What To Bring

  • Small Size of Luggage
  • Sweater / Jacket
  • Sun Screen
  • Hat and Sun Glasses
  • Trekking Shoes (sport shoes)
  • Towel and change of clothes
  • Swimming suit
  • Camera or Handy cam, Extra Films, Extra Replacement batteries for Camera
  • Cash Money for Personal Expenses
  • Food, Beverage, and others item that you need it during the trip

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