6 Days Bugis & Misterious Tana Toraja
Day 01 Arrival Makassar – City tour halfday - Hotel
Upon arrival at Hasanuddin Airport in Makassar, meeting services. Afterwards, transfer directly to hotel with short city tour, visit Paotere traditional harbor where you can see the old wooden schooner, called Phinisi, continue to explore the old Dutch Fortress Fort Rotterdam, which also houses the Lagaligo Museum. This museum consists of two buildings. One building is coveriung ethnology and the others history. Then transfer direct to your hotel in the heart town of Makassar for check in.
Day 02 Makassar – Maros Karst Tower - Sengkang (B,L,D)
After breakfast in your hotel, check-out. You will be pick up at 07.30am and escape from the hustle and bustle Makassar city, with an hour driving to Rammang-Rammang Village. The genuine smile of local people will greet you when you arrived at a small jetty. You will feel the cool breeze, when you jump into the traditional canoe and paddling through the Puteh River that surrounded by Karst Tower limestone cliffs and (Nypa Palm) Nypa Fruticans. After half an hour paddling, you will enjoy soft trekking soft around Berua Village and witness the local people life. During a break in a local house, you will have served with fried Banana and tea or coffee. After the break, paddle out of the village and enjoyed other soft trekking among Karst Tower or Limestone Park. Lunch en-route. Afterwards continue trip to Sengkang. Arrive in Sengkang drive directly to the Tempe Lake, change the car with a motorized canoe and cross the lake to visit some fishermen families who live on floating houses in the middle of the lake. Many birds of various kinds might follow your canoe and you might also have the chance to catch a beautiful sunset view over the lake. After a coffee & snack break at one of the floating houses, canoe ride back to Sengkang and check-in at your hotel and dinner.
Day 03 Sengkang – Toraja (B,L,D)
After breakfast, check-out. Visit a traditional silk factory, where you can see the traditional spinning and weaving of silk material by Buginese women and take a time to go to hill, where you can see Sengkang city from the top. Afterwards transfer Toraja via Palopo, a small Muslim port known as the oldest harbor in Indonesia, where you could also find the oldest mosque in Indonesia. You will be passing through spectacular view along the road to Toraja. Lunch en route. In the afternoon arrive in Rantepao. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Toraja
Day 04 Toraja : Lemo, Kambira, Londa, Karuaya, Kete Kesu (B,L,D)
After breakfast in your hotel, a full day exploring Tana Toraja. First you will visit Lemo to see rows of Tau Tau statues and the hanging graves. Later continue to discover the secrets of baby trees in Kambira. Onwards to Londa with its ancient tombs in which the deceased was not buried, but placed among the rocks. Lunch in a local restaurant in Rantepao. Onwards to Kete Kesu with a stop in Karuaya to enjoy the beautiful and typical Toraja panorama, from here we will continue with a short walk to Kete Kesu, one of the oldest Toraja villages. Here you still find two rows of the original village houses, the traditional ancestral houses of the Toraja people, Tongkonan, as well as traditional rice barns with colorful woodcarvings.
Day 05 Toraja : Batu Tumonga, Soft Trekking, Weaving Center (B,L,D)
After breakfast in your hotel, we will bring you to visit Timonbayo where we can enjoy the spectacular view of the megalith stones spread over the extensive rice fields. Then to a burial cave of Lokomata. From Lokomata, we continue our trip to Batutumonga where we will a have short trekking, enjoy the beautiful panorama and experience a moment of the unique Torajan life style. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Batutumonga. In the afternoon, we will visit Bori (the meghalith) then to Pallawa & Sa’dan Tubaranna, local Torajan villages known as the weaving center of Rantepao. Then back to the hotel for diner and overnight
Day 06 Toraja – Makassar – Airport (B, L)
After breakfast in your hotel, check-out. Transfer back to Makassar. A coffee-break at Puncak Lakawan to enjoy the spectacular view. Lunch will be served at a seafood restaurant in Pare-Pare. Afterwards, transfer directly to Hasanuddin Airport Makassar to catch the flight for your next destination.