Makassar – Bugis – Tana Toraja Tour
Day 01 : ARRIVAL IN MAKASSAR / DRIVE TO SENGKANG (L,D)
On your arrival at Hasanuddin Airport Makassar, you will meet our Tour Guide. Then drive to Sengkang. On the way, we will visit Bantimurung, a multi stepped waterfall also famous for its colorful butterflies. Lunch en route. In the afternoon, arrive in Sengkang onwards we will visit the Lake Tempe where we will have a boat trip to explore the daily life style of the local Bugis fishermen who do live on the floating houses. Then check in at Pondok Eka Sengkang / similar—simple accommodation.
Day 02 : SENGKANG—TORAJA (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we will visit the weaving center where we can see women hand spin and weave traditional sutera sarong silk clothes. Then drive to Toraja via Palopo. On the way from Palopo to Toraja offers us many spectacular views where we will also stop on Puncak Paredean for having refreshment while enjoy the beautiful mountainous panorama. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, arrive in Rantepao. Dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 03 : FULL DAY TORAJA TOUR (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we will take you on a full day Toraja tour. First, we will visit Lemowhere 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 in Rantepao. After lunch, we will visit Marante & Nanggala, local Torajan villages with big Tongkonan houses and rice barns. In Nanggala we also could find bats hanging on trees around this village. At last we will visit Kete’ Kesu, a local Torajan village which listed on the world heritage book where we can see old Tongkonan houses with their rice barns. Then we back to the Hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 04 : 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 Bori’ where we can find ancient megalith stones which already exist since thousands years. Then we will take you to Tinombayo highland to enjoy the superb view of the rice terraces and Torajan local villages from the hill-top. Then we will visit Batutumonga where we can view the town of Rantepao. Then we will visit Lokomata where we will find graves on a giant megalith stone. Continue our trip by taking a soft trekking from Pana to Tikalapassing through the several Torajan villages with the local daily life style. Lunch will be served at a local Restaurant in Rantepao. In the afternoon, we will visitPallawa & Sa’dan famous as the center of wood carving and weaving center in Tana Toraja. After enough time, we back to the Hotel.
Day 05 : DRIVE BACK TO MAKASSAR (B,L,D)
After breakfast, check out hotel. Then drive back to Makassar via Pare-Pare. On the way we will stop on Puncak Bambapuang to view the spectacular view of the erotic mountain Buttukabobong. Lunch will be served at a seafood restaurant in Pare-Pare. In the afternoon arrive in Makassar, and transfer directly to the Hotelfor 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 Balla Lompoa Museum, the palace of the former Gowa kingdom where we can find all ancient collections from its royal family. Then to Sulawesi Miniature Garden to see the all types of South Sulawesian traditional houses and the Fort Somba Opu. Continue to the local Makassarese fishermen harbor in Je’neberang river. Then transfer directly to Hasanuddin Airport to catch your flight for your destination. End of Tour.
Includes private ac car based on minibus L-300 ( tour with 2 pax passenger also can use other luxury car – we provide Toyota Innova ), tour as per program, English or other required speaking guide, entrance fees, full board meals, refreshment, mineral water during tour, parking / toll fees, tax & service and accommodation as per the above hotels mentioned.
Excludes : porter, airport tax & flight ticket
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