SOUTH & CENTRAL SULAWESI INCL. LAKE POSO EXPLORING
Day 01. ARRIVAL IN MAKASSAR / DEPART TO TANA TORAJA (L,D)
Upon arrival at Hasanuddin Airport Makassar, you will be picked up by our tour guide. Then we will directly depart to Tana Toraja with approx. 8 hours drive passing through the Buginese villages with their typical houses on poles. On the way, we will visit the fishermen village in Barru district with its beautiful beach panorama. If we are lucky, we also could see the traditional Buginese “ Pa’bagan “ fisher boats. Lunch will be served at Kupa Beach Restaurant. In the afternoon, stop also will be made on Puncak Lakawan for having coffee break while enjoy the spectacular view of Mt. Kabobong. Late in afternoon, arrive in Rantepao, Tana Toraja. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 02. FULL DAY TANA TORAJA TOUR (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we will take you on a full day Toraja tour. First, we will visit Lemo where we can find hanging graves with their rows of Tau-Tau sculptures. Then we will visit to Tampangallo, an ancient and natural grave in a cave with its entombed deceased. On to Kambira, where we will explore the extra ordinary of the baby graves on tree which called “ Tarra Tree “. Lunch will be served at Maruang restaurant in Rantepao. After breakfast, we will visit Marante & Nanggala, local Torajan villages with big Tongkonan houses and rice barns. In Nanggala we also could find bats hanging on trees around this village. At last we will visit Kete’ Kesu, a local Torajan village which listed on the world heritage book where we can see old Tongkonan houses with their rice barns. Then we back to the Hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 03. FULL DAY TORAJA TOUR (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we will take you on another full day tour around Tana Toraja. In the morning, we will visit Bori’ where we can find ancient megalith stones which already exist since thousands years. Then we will take you to Tinombayo highland to enjoy the superb view of the rice terraces and Torajan local villages from the hill-top. Then we will visit Batutumonga where we can view the town of Rantepao. Then we will visit Lokomata where we will find graves on a giant megalith stone. Continue our trip by taking a soft trekking from Pana to Tikala passing through the several Torajan villages with the local daily life style. Lunch will be served at Celebes Restaurant in Rantepao. In the afternoon, we will visit Pallawa & Sa’dan famous as the center of wood carving and weaving center in Tana Toraja. After enough time, we back to the Hotel.
Day 04. TORAJA – MAKASSAR / TRANSFER AIRPORT (B,L)
After breakfast, check out hotel. Then we drive back to Makassar via the same road of 1st day. Lunch will be served Kenari Bukit Indah Restaurant Pare-Pare. In the afternoon, arrive in Makassar. Onwards, transfer directly to Hasanuddin Airport Makassar to catch your flight for your next destination.
Day 05. SHORT CITY TOUR / TRANSFER AIRPORT (B)
After breakfast, we will take you on a short city tour around Makassar by visiting Balla Lompoa Museum, the palace of the former Gowa kingdom where we can find all ancient collections from its royal family. Then to Sulawesi Miniature Garden to see the all types of South Sulawesian traditional houses and the Fort Somba Opu. Continue to the local Makassarese fishermen harbor in Je’neberang river. Then transfer directly to Hasanuddin Airport to catch your flight for your destination. End of Tour. Thank you very much for joining us for trip in Sulawesi. Hope to see you again. Selamat jalan & terima kasih / Thank you.