Toraja – Bugis Adventure: visit Makassar, Tanah Toraja & Bugis South Sulawesi.
Duration: 06 Days/ 05 Nights
Mini participants : two persons
Day 01. ARRIVAL IN MAKASSAR / DEPART TO TANA TORAJA (L,D)
Upon arrival at Hasanuddin Airport Makassar, you will be picked up by our tour guide. Then we will directly depart to Tana Toraja with approx. 8 hours drive passing through the Buginese villages with their typical houses on poles. On the way, we will visit the fishermen village in Barru district with its beautiful beach panorama. If we are lucky, we also can see the traditional Buginese “ Pa’bagan “ fisher boats. Lunch will be served at aseafood restaurant in Pare-Pare. In the afternoon, stop also will be made on Puncak Lakawan for having coffee break while enjoy the spectacular view of Mt. Kabobong. Late in afternoon, arrive in Rantepao, Tana Toraja. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 02. FULL DAY TANA TORAJA TOUR (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we will take you on a full day Toraja tour. First, we will visit Lemo where we can find hanging graves with their rows of Tau-Tau sculptures. Then we will visit to Tampangallo, an ancient and natural grave in a cave with its entombed deceased. On to Kambira, where we will explore the extra ordinary of the baby graves on tree which called “ Tarra Tree “. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. After lunch, we will have an easy walking tour from Bebo to Karuaya enjoying the afternoon atmosphere with authentic life of its local people with various typical activities. This walking tour also offers simply nice landscape of rice terraces dotted by small local villages with its Toraja Tongkonan houses. At last we will visit Kete’ Kesu, a beautiful local Torajan village which has been listed on the world heritage book where we can see old Tongkonan houses with rice barns and ancient hanging graves on the cliff-side. This village is also functioned as one of Wood Carving Centers in Tana Toraja. Then we back to the Hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 03. FULL DAY TANA TORAJA (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we will take you on another full day tour around Tana Toraja. In the morning, we will visit Londa to see the strangest graves of the world. Then proceed to Pasar Bolu to see the buffalo market of Tana Toraja where we will prove that Rantepao is the homeland of the buffaloes. Then we continue our scenic drive to Bori’ where we can find ancient monolith stones which have been nailed since the past of 600 years. Onwards to Pallawa where we can see the original style how do the Toraja people live with the formation of its Tongkonan houses Then we will take you to Tinombayo highland to enjoy the superb and spectacular view of rice terraces dotted by many rocks and small Torajan villages seen from the mountain slope. Then we will visit Batutumonga where will be having lunch at Mentiro Tiku Restaurant, offers a picturesque view of whole part of Rantepao. Then we will visit Lokomata where we will find graves on a giant rock. Proceed to Suloara to start our 1-2 hours easy walking tour to Kapalapitu enjoying a pleasant and quite walking tour with less of people and tourists. This walking tour also offers gorgeous panoramas of rice terraces, small local villages, forests with chirping of some endemic birds of Sulawesi. After arriving in Kapalapitu, drive down hills to Rantepao with impressive views en route. Dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 04. TANA TORAJA—SENGKANG/LAKE TEMPE (B,LD,)
After breakfast, set out for 4-5 hours to Sengkang, located on the center of the former Bugis Kingdom and also famous as the center of traditional Buginese Silk Cloth “Sutera Sarong”. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant en route. In the afternoon we will take you to River Walanae to catch our private motorized boat where we will have a boat trip through the Lake Tempe to explore the daily life of local Bugis Fishermen who do live on the floating houses. Here we will visit one of Fishermen’s houses to experience the interior part of the house, enjoying a cup of tea/coffee with fried banana “Pisang Goreng”, while try to catch the beautiful sunset of the lake. Afterwards cross back to the center of Sengkang for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 05. SENGKANG—MAKASSAR/VIA BULUDUA + RAMMANG-RAMMANG EXPLORATION (B,L,D)
After breakfast, check out hotel. Then drive back to Makassar via via Buludua where the roads offer simply nice views of Buginese villages, rice terraces, rivers and mountains. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant e route. In the afternoon, we will have a nice exploration by taking a boat trip from River Pute to Rammang-Rammang, visiting some beautiful caves around the limestone hills area with its impressive stalactites and stalagmites. We will also have a short time to explore the black karst stone forest trying to catch good photos of the karst stones with various unique formations. Before proceeding to the center of Makassar, we will visit the Leang-Leang Prehistoric Park and the Kingdom of Bats. After enough time, drive through to the center of Makassar to check at the Hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 06. SHORT CITY TOUR / TRANSFER AIRPORT (B)
After breakfast, we will take you on a short city tour around Makassar by visiting Fort Rotterdam, an Old Dutch Fortress. Then proceed to Paotere Anchorage, the traditional Makassarese and Bugines wooden Phinisi boat harbor. Then transfer directly to Hasanuddin Airport Makassar to catch your flight to your next destination.
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