6 Days 5 Nights : Toraja Culture Escape

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DAY 01: BALI – MAKASSAR (D)

You will be picked up at the lobby of your hotel in Bali and then transferred to the airport for your flight to Ujung Pandang, Makassar. Upon arrival at Hasanuddin Airport, proceed to your hotel for the check in. Enjoy your dinner, followed by a good night’s rest.

DAY 02: MAKASSAR AIRPORT – RANTEPAO TANA TORAJA (L, D)

From Hasanuddin Airport, embark on a scenic road trip to Rantepao. The 8-hour long route weaves across the coastal line, past the Bugis fishing villages that are famous for their traditional houses built on stilts. Lunch will be served at the Bukit Indah restaurant in Pare, a town that is situated halfway to Tana Toraja. After lunch, proceed to drive through the winding, mountainous roads that lead up to the summit of Puncak Lakawan. Take in the beautiful scenery over a steaming cup of coffee or tea. By late afternoon, you will arrive in Rantepao and check into The Misiliana Hotel. The rest of the day can be spent in leisure, followed by dinner and rest.

DAY 03: FULL DAY TORAJA EXCURSION (B, L, D)

Kickstart your morning with a delicious breakfast. Your day will be spent touring Toraja villages for a glimpse into their unique burial process. First, you will head to Lemo Village, to peruse the traditional houses that are famous for their stone graves. Next, head to Suaya Village to catch sight of the former King’s burial place. Then, proceed to Kambira Village for a viewing of the Baby Grave. Babies in the village are buried within the trunk of the Tarra Tree, which is said to be 300 years old…

Lunch will be served at one of the local restaurants enroute. Afterwards, head to Londa village to explore the natural burial cave. Your last stop is at Kete’ Kesu Village for a peek into the ancient hanging grave. Make your way back to the hotel, where the rest of the evening is free for relaxation.

DAY 04: FULL DAY TORAJA EXCURSION (B, L, D)

After breakfast, immerse yourself in another day of authentic village experiences. Your first stop is at Pallawa Village, where you get to admire the architectural design of traditional houses. The homes are customarily decorated with dozens of buffalo horns that are arranged vertically. Next, head to Sadan Village for a front row seat to traditional weaving techniques. Afterwards, marvel at the ancient megalith stones in Bori Village. Lunch will be served at a local, hill top restaurant in Batutumonga Village. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of Rantepao Town. After lunch, you will proceed to trek from Lokomata to Pana village. The car will pick you up at Pana village, then drop you to Rantepao Town for some shopping. By late afternoon, you will be taken back to the hotel, where you are free to relax before dinner.

DAY 05: RANTEPAO – PARE-PARE (B, L, D)

Savour your last breakfast at Rantepao, before commencing your 8-hour long journey back to Makassar. You will stop at Parepare for lunch, before arriving back at the hotel in Makassar.

DAY 06: MAKASSAR – BALI (B)

Make use of an early bird check in at the airport for your flight back to Bali.

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NOTES:

The funeral ceremony, which can be reached by car or foot, will be also included in your tour of Toraja.

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Inclusions:

  •       Domestic Flight Tickets
  •       Transportation and Visits
  •       Accommodation and Meals
  •       AC Car, Driver, Fuel
  •       English Speaking Tour Guide
  •       Entrance Fees
  •       Refreshments
  •       Mineral Water

Exclusions:

  • Travel Insurance
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips
  • Phone Calls

What To Bring:

  • Sun Glasses
  • Light luggage (Backpack / Overnight Bag)
  • Beach Towel

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