Note: Below is the standard itinerary, however the actual program may be different depending on the ceremony schedule, rice field conditions, or your wishes. The overnight dates in Rantepao and in the villages are fixed, though. Meals are only included for long treks.
DAY 1: MAKASSAR – RAMMANG RAMMANG – SENGKANG
Included: car, driver, fuel, parking fees, boat with boatman and guide in Rammang Rammang, short trek in Rammang Rammang
Excluded: accommodation in Sengkang, meals
After pick-up at hotel, you will visit Rammang Rammang. Here you take a beautiful boat ride and make a short hike through the village, caves and limestone mountains.
Then we continue the drive to Sengkang, where you will be dropped off at your hotel.
DAY 2: SENGKANG – LAKE TEMPE – RANTEPAO
Included: car, driver, fuel, parking fees, boat with boatman and guide in Lake Tempe
Excluded: accommodation in Rantepao, meals
Pick-up after breakfast and cruise through Lake Tempe with a guide to see the floating houses.
Then, we return to the car and drive to Rantepao with a few stops in between to stretch legs (ask your driver to stop at interesting sites).
DAY 3: Toraja Highlights (South)
RANTEPAO >> LEMO – KAMBIRA – TAMPANG ALLO – LAMPIO – BEBO & KARUAYA – KETE’ KESU >> RANTEPAO
Included: guide, car, driver, fuel, parking fees
Excluded: accommodation in Rantepao, entrance fees to sites, meals
Visiting the Southern area will feel as if a cultural documentary has been brought to life. These are the must-sees of Tana Toraja.
Typically we will visit Lemo, Kambira, Tampang Allo, the weaving village Lampio, and the burial site in Kete’ Kesu. If there is time we could also visit the animistic villages Bebo and Karuaya.
DAY 4: Toraja Tour Highlights (North)
RANTEPAO >> LOMBOK PARINDING – BORI – PALAWA – TINIMBAYO – BATUTUMONGA – LOKOMATA – KATA – KAYURAME >> RANTEPAO
Included: guide, car, driver, fuel, parking fees, short trek (Loko Mata – Kata – Kayurame) Excluded: accommodation in Rantepao, entrance fees to sites, meals
After breakfast, we are picked up by car to explore the scenic Northern part of Toraja.
We visit the stone graves and rice burns in the village Lombok Parinding, the megalithic stones in Bori, and the traditional village Palawa and Tinimbayo.
Lunch will be served in Batutumonga, where you enjoy a beautiful panorama. After lunch, we drive to Lokomata to see the boulder grave.
At Loko Mata we start our scenic trek of 2-3 hours through rice fields, bamboo forests, cacao and coffee plantations, until we arrive at Kayurame village, from where we return by car to Rantepao.
DAY 5: Rantepao – Erotic Mountain – Parepare – Makassar
Included: car, driver, fuel, parking fees
Excluded: accommodation in Makassar, meals
Pick-up at your hotel at an agreed time, and transfer to Makassar (8-9 hours) with a few short stops in between, such as at the Erotic Mountains and at Parepare.