17 December 2017 | 1 Guests
Famous for its endemic mammals, a sea rich in biodiversity, pristine beaches and lush rainforests, the island of Sulawesi is a perfect destination for avid divers and nature lovers, seeking for tranquility in hidden corners of paradise, whereas the mountainous part of Southern Sulawesi, Tana Toraja, stands out for its unique ethnic culture of the Torajan people, especially known for their mixture of animistic and Christian belief and their well-preserved, still practiced ancient funeral customs known as one of the most intricate funeral traditions in the world - “Aluk Todolo” (way of the ancestors). Unveiling a beautiful scenic countryside, a unique burial culture, the old belief and the myth of Tana Toraja; this mixture is perfect for those who seek to discover a once-in-a-lifetime enriching experience.
Arrival Makassar – Toraja (L,D)
Book an early morning flight at about one hour from Bali to Makassar (also called Ujung Pandang), the capital of South Sulawesi Province. Meet your guide upon arrival and start your journey to the mountainous area of Toraja, a picturesque ride along the ocean shore, passing scenic Buginese fishing villages with their traditional houses. Lunch will be served at a seafood restaurant overlooking the bay of Pare-Pare. In the afternoon we will have a coffee stop at Puncak Lakawan to taste the local Torajan coffee while enjoying a spectacular panoramic view. Proceed onto the hilly area of the Toraja Highlands and arrive at Rantepao early in the evening to finally be escorted to your hotel. Enjoy a local dinner in the city.
An overnight at your hotel of choice in Rantepao.
Toraja Highlands (B,L,D)
After a breakfast at your hotel, you will have a full day exploring Tana Toraja. We will drive through Rantepao, the capital of North Toraja regency, which is known as the center of Toraja ethnic culture. First you will visit Lemo to see rows of Tau Tau statues and hanging graves. Later, you will continue to discover the secrets of baby trees in Kambira. Onward to Londa with its ancient tombs in which the deceased was not buried, but placed among the rocks. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant near Rantepao. Continuing to Kete Kesu with a stop in Karuaya to enjoy the beautiful and authentic Torajan panorama. From here we will continue with a short and gentle walk to Kete Kesu, one of the oldest Torajan villages. Here you can find two rows of the original 700-year old village houses, traditional ancestral houses of the Torajan people called Tongkonan, as well as traditional rice barns with colorful woodcarvings. After an exciting tour, we will go back to the hotel and have dinner there.
An overnight at your hotel of choice in Rantepao.
Toraja – Makassar (B,L,D)
Enjoy an early breakfast at your hotel and check-out. Your guide will escort you back to Makassar with some photo stops and a lunch stop at a seafood restaurant by the sea shore. After your arrival in Makassar, we will take you to your hotel and check-in. Take a stroll in the evening along the very lively Losari Beach road.
An overnight at the 3-star service Best Western Hotel or other similarlevel resorts.
Makassar City tour - Departure Makassar (B)
Enjoy your breakfast and have some time to relax before checking out. Late in the morning, your guide will pick you up for a sightseeing tour in Makassar. Visit the city’s most iconic landmark, Fort Rotterdam, a well-kept 17th-century Dutch fortress. We will continue onto the La Galigo Museum, where you can see a wide array of exhibits including sailing boats, traditional musical instruments, and ethnic costumes. From here we will proceed to the old port of Paotere, famous for the old and new docked wooden Buginese schooner called Phinisi. Brave on and board one of the huge cargo schooners only using a small plank and observe the activities at this old port. Afterwards, we will drive directly to Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport. Check-in for your flight back to Bali or your next destination. We hope that you will bring wonderful memories of the matchless Toraja Highland’s beauty and its unique culture back home.We hope that you will bring wonderful memories back home of the matchless Toraja Highland’s beauty and its unique culture.
2 nights accommodation based on twin-sharing(2 persons per room) in hotel of choice in Toraja
1 night accommodation based on twin-sharing(2 persons per room) in hotel of choice in Makassar
Meals mentioned in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Private transportation in a chauffeur-driven, airconditioned vehicle
Bottled drinking water during tours and transfers
Tours and activities as indicated in the itinerary
English speaking guide, other languages on request, additional charges apply
Donations, entrance and parking fees as per itinerary
Public Liability Insurance
11% local government tax and 10% service charge
Sulawesi is still part of Indonesia, you don’t need a visa
Domestic or international flights are separated quoted and will be invoiced separately
For flight bookings we do need a copy of your passport.
Any alcoholic beverages
Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone call, room service, mini bar, etc.
Personal health and travel insurance
Gratuities/ tipping for driver and/or guide and porterage
USD -+ 34
Palopo To Makassar : 10.55 WITA
Makassar to Palopo : 09.40 WITA
USD 264 -+ Y class return
Garuda Indonesia GA674 DPS-UPG 08.45-10.10 WITA (Local Time)
Garuda Indonesia GA621 UPG-DPS 19.35-21.00 WITA (Local Time)
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