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: HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 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: Trekking to Salu Village (L D)
Rantepao >> Pana – Kata – Sumpiak – Lolai – Bela – Salu
Included: guide, car and driver for drop-off, long trek (Kata – Salu), overnight at Salu, meals as mentioned
After breakfast, you are picked up and dropped off at Panaa. We visit the old stone grave, and then start our scenic day trek. We pass Kata – located in the middle of rice fields – and then continue to Sumpiak .
After the mountain village Lolai we go through the bamboo forests, cacao and coffee plantations to eventually arrive at our final destination: the remote, traditional village Salu.
Here, we’ll meet the villagers, have diner, and spend the night in a local house.
DAY 5: HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NORTH (B)
RANTEPAO >> LOMBOK PARINDING – BORI – PALAWA – TINIMBAYO – BATUTUMONGA – LOKOMATA – KATA – KAYURAME >> RANTEPAO
Included: guide, car, driver, fuel, parking fees, short trek (Loko Mata – Kata – Kayurame), breakfast 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 6: 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.