Sample the rich flavour of Torajan coffee while enjoying panoramic landscape//Visit authentic villages and observe in-cave hanging graves up on a cliff//Visit the ancient ceremonial burial place in Londa//Admire the amazing architecture of traditional Tongakonan house //Visit the most famous Landmarks in Makassar.
What to Expect
Famous for its endemic mammals, a sea rich in biodiversity, pristine beaches and lush rainforest, Sulawesi is the perfect destination for avid divers and nature lovers seeking tranquillity in hidden corners of paradise
Southern Sulawesi, in particular, was made famous by Torajan ethnic group. Residing in a remote area up on mountainous region in Tana Toraja regency, the indigenous group with originally animism belief has preserved ancient funerary customs known to be the most complex funeral traditions in the world Aluk Todolo (Way of Ancestors).
Unveiling beautiful landscapes, the strong preserved culture, belief and myth of Tana Toraja; this package is perfect for those who seek a once-in-a-lifetime experience to discover enriching culture in South Sulawesi.
What you will do
Day 1 Arrival Makassar – Toraja (L/D)
Begin your trip with the first flight of the day to Makassar, the provincial capital of South Sulawesi. Meet your assigned guide upon arrival, then it is a scenic drive to reach Toraja with a lunch stop in Parepare. In Puncak Lakawang, a coffee stop will provide you opportunity to sample the local coffee while taking in the spectacular panoramic landscape. Arrive in Rantepao in early evening, then directly to your hotel of choice for overnight stay with dinner provided.
Overnight at a Standard hotel in Rantepao
Day 2 Toraja Highlands (B/L/D)
A town and capital of North Toraja regency, Rantepao is known for the cultural center of Toraja ethnic group with noteworthy buildings built with designs using traditional elements of the Toraja culture with typical roof. After breakfast, pick up at the hotel lobby for an excursion to discover the spirit of the land and the culture of Toraja. Drive to Lemo to observe a cliff displaying ancestral sculptures and the hanging graves. Continue to Londa for its ancient ceremonial burial place and proceed to Kete Kesu village to admire ‘Tongkonan’ traditional Torajan houses and local woodcarving workshop. Lunch is provided at a local restaurant. Transfer to your hotel in the afternoon, dinner served at the hotel. Overnight at a Standard hotel in Rantepao
Day 3 Toraja – Makassar (B/L/D)
Enjoy breakfast at hotel and check out afterwards. Your guide will escort you back to Makassar with a lunch stop at Parepare. Check-in at your choice of hotel in Makassar and the evening is free at leisure.
Overnight at a Superior hotel in Makassar
Day 4 Makassar City tour – Departure Makassar (B)
After breakfast, check out from the hotel. Your guide will pick you up at the lobby for a short sightseeing in Makassar. Visit the city’s most iconic landmark Fort Rotterdam, a 17th-century Dutch fort; and La Galigo Museum showcasing an array of exhibits including sailing boats, traditional musical instruments and ethnic costumes. Proceed to drive towards the old port of Paotere where Bugis sailing ships Phinisi are docked to observe the daily life at the port. Drive directly to Sultan Hasanuddin International airport for your onward journey with wonderful memories of Toraja Highlands.
- 3 nights accommodation based on twin-sharing (2 persons per room)
- Meals mentioned in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- Private transportation in a chauffeur-driven, air-conditioned vehicle
- Bottled drinking water during transfers
- Tours and activities as indicated in the itinerary
- Professional and licensed guide
- All entrance fees, donations and parking fees as per itinerary
- Public Liability Insurance
- 11% local government tax and 10% service charge
- Visa fee/arrangements if applicable
- Any domestic or international flights
- Any alcoholic beverages
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone call, room service, mini bar, etc
- Personal health and travel insurance
- Gratuities/ tipping for driver and/or guide and porterage
Terms & Conditions
- Minimum 2 persons per booking
- Price and booking confirmation are subject to room availability.