Toraja Adventure 5 days 4 nights
Makassar – Toraja
Arrive at Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport in Makassar and then drive up to Toraja. Some stops can be madenfor photo taking during the trip and lunch will be served at a local restaurant at Pare Pare. Enjoy afternoon coffee or tea with spectacular view of Bambapuang Mountain before you arrive in Toraja. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Rantepao, Toraja.
Trekking Tour : Sa’pak Bayo-Bayo – Tumbang Datu Village – Ke’te Kesu’
After breakfast, drive to Sangalla’ and get dropped off at Sapak Bayo-Bayo. Explore and see the effects of acculturation between ancestral Torajan beliefs and a modern religion. Continue trekking to Tumbang Datu village, where the villagers are still practicing rituals and beliefs called Aluk Ta’. See rows of ancient houses and meet famous Torajan house craftsmen. You can learn to paint the motifs on a traditional house or plant rice. Afterwards, trek down to Ke’te’ Kesu’, one of the most popular destinations in Toraja. Nominated as one of the UNESCO World Heritage, here you can see Tongkonan and learn more about the function of each house. Then return to Rantepao and stay overnight at a hotel.
White Water Rafting : Maulu River
After breakfast, a car will pick you up at the hotel and transport you to the starting point. Then start to walk through the breathtaking scenery of Dende Village for 30 minutes (you probably need to add an extra 15 minutes for selfies). The boat will be waiting at the riverside to welcome you. Enjoy rafting for around 3 hours and have lunch at side of the river with a beautiful waterfall in front of you. Then, it’s back to the city and make you way to Batutumonga. Enjoy afternoon coffee or tea with beautiful view from above the city. Stay overnight at one of honestay in Batutumonga.
Cycling : Batutumonga – Lempo – Rantepao
Wake up early to catch the sunrise with a magical view of white clouds. After breakfast, prepare yourself and pedal your bike down to Lempo. Enjoy the ride with amazing scenery of rice fields and Tongkonan. Continue to Rantepao and visit one of the Toraja coffee shops and roasteries in town. Don’t forget to grab some souvenirs for your family and friends back home. Stay overnight at a hotel.
Toraja – Palopo – Makassar
After breakfast, driver to Palopo to catch a flight to Makassar. Spend free time in Makassar until departure for your next destination.