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TORAJA LAND
The Home of Hanging Graves

Toraja, located in the ruggedly beautiful mountains approximately 230 kilometers north of Makassar, Tana Toraja is a land of contrasting sights, blue mountains next to vivid green rice fields, interspersed with distinctive sloped-roof houses Life here follows the familiar patterns of the past. Its most important and best-known event is the funeral, a complex and fascinating affair involving several days of ceremony. As a final rite Tau Tau effigies, are constructed and placed in ledges cut into limestone cliffs specifically to guard tombs chiseled into the rock behind them.

Sample Itineraries.

MAKASSAR SOJOURN
05 Days / 04 Nights

Day 01
Upon arrival at Hasanuddin Airport Makassar, meeting service. Afterwards, transfer directly to Makassar, the capital city of South Sulawesi. Before check in at the hotel, we will take you on a short city tour visiting Paotere Anchorage the Makassarese and Buginese boat harbor, Fort Rotterdam the Dutch fortress. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Makassar.

Day 02
After breakfast, we take you on a full day tour to Bantimurung and Leang Leang. Bantimurung is located 41 km north-east, in a steep limestone valley with tropical vegetation and a 15 meters-high waterfall. This valley is famous for its colorful butterflies. After lunch, visit Leang Leang, also known as the Pattea Cave, to see ancient hand prints and prehistoric cave paintings. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 03
After breakfast we drive 75 km east to Malino, a cool mountain resort 1050 meters above sea level, to visit the tombs of Sultan Hasanuddin and other Kings of Gowa. Lunch en route and a visit to the spectacular Takapala Waterfall, set in a landscape surrounded by rice paddies. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 04
Island Hopping tour. Set out early in the morning, after breakfast. First we visit Barrang Lompo Island, famous for their silversmiths, followed by the islands Bone Tambu, to explore a traditional fishing village, then to Samalona for a refreshing or to simply laze on the beach. Return in the afternoon (about 14h00). Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 05
After breakfast, transfer directly to Hasanuddin Airport Makassar to catch your flight for your next destination.

TORAJA TOUR
05 Days / 04 Nights

Day 01
Upon arrival at Hasanuddin Airport Makassar, meeting services. Afterwards set out on the picturesque drive to Toraja. A drive from approx 7 hours along the Buginese villages with their typical houses. Lunch will be served in a seafood restaurant in Pare-Pare, precedes a scenic drive with many photo-stops en route. In the afternoon stop on the Puncak Lakawan to enjoy the spectacular view. Late afternoon arrive in Rantepao. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.

Day 02
After breakfast, a full day exploring Toraja. First we will visit Lemo to see rows of Tau Tau statues and the hanging graves. Onwards to Suaya to discover the secret of the Baby Tree , Also visiting today 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. Lunch in Rantepao. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.

Day 03
After breakfast, another full day discovery tour of Toraja, this time visiting Pallawa, Sa'dan, known as the weaving center as well as Marante and Nanggala, traditional Torajan villages renowned for their large Tongkonans and rice barns. Lunch in Rantepao. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.

Day 04
After breakfast, we set out on a full day trip to Batutumonga, enjoying superb views over Rantepao and surrounding valleys. Ideal for a long walk along the rice fields and through the daily Torajan live. Lunch in local restaurant in Rantepao . Dinner and overnight at Hotel.

Day 05
After breakfast, drive back to Makassar. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Pare-Pare. Then transfer directly to Hasanuddin Airport Makassar to catch your flight for your next destination.

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