native sasak tribe, pottery, etc. like bali 30 years ago.
biggest & the wildest lizard-komodo dragon, on earth
3 color lakes, the panorama, the
cultures, traditions, etc.
Borobudur & Prambanan temple, one of the 7 world wonders
& view in East Java, best for sunrise
joglo house and hanging grave,
old traditions and cultures
> Beyond Bali > Toraja
The Home of Hanging Graves
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.
05 Days / 04 Nights
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.
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.
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.
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
After breakfast, transfer directly to Hasanuddin Airport Makassar to
catch your flight for your next destination.
05 Days / 04 Nights
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.
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.
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
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.
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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us. Thank you.