It is easy to understand why the rugged landscape of Toraja attracts hikers. Just 10 minutes from the center of Rantepao you can be following a trail that climbs up through terraced paddy fields and into the hills and forests of Toraja.

Tour companies offer treks along the most popular trails. Following an experienced guide you are led along dirt tracks to unique funeral sites and picturesque viewpoints. It is a chance to visit remote villages, meet locals, share stories and learn the customs of Toraja.

One of the most popular hikes is from Makale to Rantepao. This cultural walk, 784 meters above sea level, offers the chance to see the stunning landscape of Toraja. Standing on the viewpoint you will see the rocky terrain, villages, farmland, and wildlife spread out like a map before you.

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