8 Days 7 Nights Toraja & Beyond
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Arrival Makassar - Bantaeng - Tana Beru - Bira
Upon arrival at Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport Makassar, meeting services. Afterwards, drive to Tanjung Bira for approximately 6 hours. Driving south from Makassar, you will pass the ethnic of Makassar area. While passing Jeneponto Regency, you could see the salt farm along the way. We will stop at Bisappu Waterfall at Bantaeng Regency. Lunch will be served at a simple seafood restaurant with the beautiful view to the sea. After lunch, continue driving, then another stop at Tana Beru to see the famous Bugis-Makassar Phinisi Boat Builders. In the afternoon arrive at Bira, the beautiful white sandy beach, free program until dinner time. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.
At Bira - Free Program
Breakfast at hotel, afterwards free program on your own. You could do water activities such as banana boat, snorkelling, or rent a boat to visit Liukang Island located at the opposite side of the main island. Liukang Island is also known as the breeding place for the green turtle and you can have swim together with the turtles. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.
Note: Lunch is not included.
Bira - Watampone - Sengkang
After breakfast, drive to Sengkang which is located in the centre of the Bugis Kingdom. Stop will be made at Watampone to visit the Museum of Andi Mappasisi to see the collections of the former Bugis Royalties, with one of their most famous Kings “Arung Pallakka”. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. In the afternoon arrive in Sengkang, then we will cross the Lake Tempe to visit the Floating Village (Note: Tempe Lake might be shallow in dry season due to lack of rainfall. If the lake is too shallow, we will not be able to cross the lake). Dinner and overnight at Hotel.
Sengkang - Palopo - Toraja
After breakfast, we will bring you out for a full day trip to Batutumonga, enjoying superb views of Rantepao and the surrounding valleys. You will also enjoy a walk along the rice fields where you can see the daily life of Torajan people. Lunch in local restaurant in Rantepao. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.
Lemo - Suaya - Londa - Ke'te Ke'su
After breakfast, a full day tour exploring Toraja. First we will visit Lemo to see rows of TauTau Statues and The Hanging Graves. Onwards to Suaya to discover the secret of the Baby Tree. Lunch will be served at local restaurant. After lunch, visiting Londa, to see an Ancient Grave where the deceased are entombed.
At Kete Kesu one of the oldest Torajan villages, we can see Tongkonan and Old Rice Barns, also famous for its traditional colorful woodcarving. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.
Batutumonga - Short Walking - Bori'
After breakfast, we set out on a trip to Batutumonga, enjoying superb views over Rantepao and surrounding valleys from the top of Toraja. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. Then we will do a short walking for approximately 2 hours passing thru the rice field, local village where you can also see the daily life of the people in Toraja. Then, we will continue to visit Bori the Megalith area. This area symbolizes the great funeral ceremonies, which is held in the past. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Toraja - Makassar
After breakfast, drive back to Makassar. We will stop at Puncak Lakawan which is known as Erotic Mountain. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant in Pare-Pare. Arrival in the afternoon at Makassar. Dinner will be served in local restaurant. Overnight at hotel.
Hotel - Fort Rotterdam - Makassar Airport
After breakfast, if time allows, we will take you for a short city tour to visit Fort Rotterdam, the Old Dutch Fortress located right in front of Losari Beach. Then transfer directly to Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport to catch your flight to the next destination.