Bugis + Toraja: 5 Days/4 Nights

Bugis + Toraja: 5 Days/4 Nights - Gloria Tours and Travel | The Best and Cheap Travel Agency in Toraja, South Sulawesi, North Sulawesi, and Central Sulawesi

Itinerary :


Arrival in the morning, welcome by our team then departure by road for the Sengkang country renowned for its silks and especially for its marshy lake. The southern part of the island of Sulawesi is a very fertile region. Located on the edge of Lake Tempe in the middle of the Bugis kingdom. several arrests for photos of landscapes of rice fields and karst peaks, local house. a stop for the First discovery by motorized canoe, of the region of Maros with the visit of the []archaeological site of Rammang Rammang, Crossing the river to reach the archaeological site and enjoy the landscapes with the Karsts (large limestone mountains) Located at About an hour's drive north of Makassar, the Leang-Leang Caves have revealed traces of human presence believed to date back at least 5,000 years (3,000 BC). The rock paintings of the cave of Maros date back to about 4000 years. Then continue to Sengkang, we cross the mountainous road and the splendid landscapes. Stop to visit a traditional house on stilts. Arrive in the afternoon


Breakfast, At daybreak, departure in a long motorized canoe to discover the riches of Lake Tempe, its winged fauna, dozens of egrets, herons... fly away as our boat makes its way through the an astonishing vegetable universe that closes behind us. Meeting with the fishermen who live permanently on the lake on floating bamboo houses, (in August, you can attend the “MacceraTappareng” festival intended to purify the waters of the lake). On the way back, visit silk weaving workshops before taking the road to Rantepao, the capital of the Toraja Country, by a splendid mountain road. Go up along the Sa‘Dan river and then rises towards the mountain, offering you magnificent panoramas. The coastal zone, very quickly replaced by a thick forest, is the kingdom of coconut palms and the Nipah palm which is used for roofing. A stop at Bambapuang / erotic mountain and taste the local cake with a local coffee. then continuation to Rantepao

Arriving late in the day


Breakfast then full day devoted to the discovery of the culture of the Toraja country. First visit which begins with Lemo where you can discover the mortuary chambers cut in the rock...small balconies sheltering the "Tau Tau" also called the "dead on the balconies". Continuation by Suaya and Londa to discover the tombs on the side of cliffs where the members of the local nobility are buried. Then visit the magnificent houses of one of the oldest Toraja villages, Kete Kesu with a roof shaped like a boat hull, “Tongkonan”. Lunch in the town of Rantepao. Night at the hotel.


Breakfast then departure for the discovery of the villages of Lempo and Batutumonga from where you can admire the sumptuous landscapes of the surroundings and the city of Rantepao. Walk in the rice terraces and discover the daily activities of the villagers. Lunch in a local restaurant then visit the oldest Toraja village: Pallawa renowned for its rice granaries and especially its traditional houses with boat hull roofs. Discovery of a weaving workshop. Night at the hotel.


After breakfast, transfer back to Makassar and stop along the way at Puncak Lakawan for a coffee break and admire the magnificent and breathtaking view of Mount Buttukabobong. Seafood lunch in Pare-Pare. Arrival in Makassar and return flight in the afternoon.