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5 Days Toraja Highland Tour

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Key Highlights

  • The fertile valleys and sheer cliffs of the Toraja Highlands are a boon for photographers
  • Visit an 18th century fort that served as the gateway to the spice trade
  • Learn about Indonesia's traditional home industries in small villages
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    5 Days/4 Nights

    Start time

    Start time: Your chosen time
    Duration: 5 Days/4 Nights

    Meeting Point

    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.)
    Please also mention your preferred start time.

    Ending Point

    Hasanuddin airport in Makassar

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Explore the beauty of the Toraja Highlands, one of the most popular tourist attractions of Indonesia. In Makassar, visit Fort Rotterdam which was built in the 17th century by the Dutch East India Company as a protected gateway to conduct its spice trade. Tucked amid craggy peaks and fertile plateaus to the south of Sulawesi, Toraja Highlands fascinate tourists. Find out about the strange burial customs of the Torajans as you visit Lemo. You’ll see a cliff displaying ancestral sculptures and hanging graves. These rock tombs are where their dead are buried. The most intriguing are the royal tombs which have long balconies carved on the rock, full of wooden dolls (called tau tau) dressed in similar clothes as the deceased. This is their way of paying tribute to the dead. Another popular tourist landmark in Toraja is Londa village famous for its ceremonial burial place. Visit the village of Ketu Kesu and learn the art of wood carving from the locals. Visit Batutumonga village which is situated at an altitude of 1,700 metres in the central highlands of Sulawesi and appreciate the beauty of the countryside - its mountains, vast stretches of rice fields, coffee and bamboo forests. Interestingly, most Toraja houses have big boat shaped roofs facing north. Another popular site in Toraja is the quaint village of Pallawa. Look out for Tongkonan houses with traditional architecture, rice barns and granaries. A stroll along this quiet village will refresh you. Take this five-day tour to Sulawesi and learn more about Indonesia


    Day 1: Airport or Makassar – Toraja Land (L.D)

    Transfer from the airport or Hotel in Makassar to Toraja highland, “land of the heavenly kings”. Eight hours drive takes you along magnificent mountain passes and across Bugis villages with typical houses on poles. Lunch will be served in seafood restaurant in Pare Pare. In the afternoon coffee stop at Bambapuang, where we can spectacular panoramic view. Late afternoon, arrive in 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 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 Hotel.

    Day 3: Toraja Land (B.L.D)

    After breakfast, another full day exploring Toraja, visit Pallawa, a village on a small hill with more ‘tongkonan’ houses, rice barns and granaries. On to Sa’dan the weaving center. Marante and Nanggala a traditional Torajan village, known for its large Tongkonan and rice barns. Lunch in served in local restaurant. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.

    Day 4: Toraja Land (B.L.D)

    After breakfast, Visit Bori see megalith stone and baby graves, on to Batutumonga to enjoying superb views over Rantepao and surrounding valleys. Lunch in Local restaurant in Rantepao. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.

    Day 5: Toraja Land – Airport or Makassar (B.L)

    After breakfast at Hotel return to Makassar or direct to the next destination. Lunch at Pare-Pare.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Accommodation 4 nights (half board)
    • AC transportation
    • Entrance fee
    • Lunch
    • Guide assistance
    • Refreshment


    • Breakfast and lunch on Day 1
    • Airfare and airport taxes
    • Optional tours
    • Extra meals and drinks
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the tour operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.

    There could be minor changes in the programme depending on road condition and room availability.

    Compulsory gala dinners and peak season surcharges may apply during peak periods surrounding the public holidays of Christmas and New Year - these surcharges will be confirmed at the time of booking.

    Based on twin-sharing in double rooms.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.