Explore the beauty of the Toraja Highlands in the south of Sulawesi. Learn about the strange burial customs of the Torajans on your trip to Lemo. You will see a cliff displaying ancestral sculptures and hanging graves. The most intriguing are the royal tombs which have long balconies carved on the rock, with wooden dolls (called tau tau) dressed in similar clothes as the deceased.
Another popular tourist landmark in Toraja is Londa village known for its ceremonial burial place. Interestingly, most Torajan houses have big boat shaped roofs facing north. At the quaint village of Pallawa, look out for Tongkonan houses with traditional architecture, rice barns and granaries. This four-day tour of Sulawesi will truly be a time to remember.
Day 1: Airport or Makassar – Toraja Land (L.D)
You will be picked up at 0800h (08:00am) in a car from the Hasanuddin airport in Makassar and taken on a guided tour of Toraja. Set out on a scenic drive along the coast to Pare Pare, where you will break for lunch, and then turn inland and up the mountains. Stop for coffee at Puncak Lakawang and enjoy a panoramic view of the landscape. Late in the afternoon, you will arrive at Toraja and its remote island village in Sulawesi’s mountainous center to Toraja Land.
Dinner and overnight at Hotel in Rantepao (the capital of Toraja Regency).
Day 2: Toraja Land (B.L.D)
After breakfast, Full-day sightseeing includes the cliff-side stone graves at Lemo, on to Sangalla village to where to visit Baby Grave at Kambira. Lunch will be served at local restaurant in Rantepao. In the afternoon visit the natural burial cave at Londa and a traditional woodcarving village at Kete Kesu.
Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Day 3: Toraja Land (B.L.D)
After breakfast, Full-day tour includes Palawa, Toraja’s oldest village, with buffalo horns in front of the houses; Sa’dan, a traditional weaving village; and Bori, with its ancient megalithic stone. In the afternoon, visit the traditional Torajan village of Marante.
Lunch in Rantepao. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.
Day 4: Toraja Land – Airport or Makassar (B.L)
After breakfast at Hotel return to Makassar or direct to the Airport to catch flight for your next destination. Lunch will be served at Pare-Pare. Afterwards, proceed directly to the airport for your onward flight.
4 Days/3 Nights
Start time: 0800h (08:00am)
Duration: 4 Days/3 Nights
Hasanuddin airport in Makassar.
(Please mention your hotel name and address and the flight details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
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Hasanuddin airport in Makassar
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