Authentic Toraja: 5 Days/4 Nights

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



Arrival in Ujung Pandang, the capital of South Sulawesi. Reception and departure towards the North for the Toraja country bound for Rantepao: 340 kms of road (about 8 hours with stops), passing through the plains and the Bugis villages, people of legendary sailors. You will cross small villages, located along the sea, with their small houses on stilts. Stop along the way to visit the Bugis house and the fishing villages where you can see the fishing boats, nicknamed "Pinisis". Lunch of fish specialties in Pare-Pare. The road then leaves the seaside, to 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. Arrival at the end of the afternoon in Rantepao and installation in your hotel.


Day of discovery of the fascinating country TORAJA, The Torajas live in houses in the shape of boats and worship the water buffalo, the only animal capable of transporting the souls of the deceased on the path of their ancestors. They organize grandiose funeral ceremonies that last several days, and their systems of tombs suspended and installed in the cliffs are famous. Visit the cliffs of LEMO with the dolls in the effigies of the dead (Tau Tau), the caves of LONDA the royal tombs of SUAYA, a short walk to get to Tampangg'alo, another very interesting Toraja site. night at the hotel

Note: We will have you participate in a funeral ceremony or other Toraja rites.


In the morning, continuation of the visits with the visit of the colorful market of MAKALE or RANTEPAO (depending on the days which takes place every 6th day), visit the village of Kete kesu and palawa with their family house called Tongkonan. Afternoon visit Bori, place of traditional menhir called rante and baby graves in the living tree trunk, return to the hotel at the end of the afternoon. Lunch during the visit . Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 04: TORAJA COUNTRY / Excursion

After breakfast, visit the village of Sa'dan where the traditional weaving is, then transfer to the villages of Lempo from where you will discover the most beautiful terraces of rice fields in the archipelago, walk through authentic villages , rice terraces and bamboo forest, lunch at the mentirotiku restaurant, magnificent view of the valley of rice terraces, then walk down to TIKALA, 1h30 down an easy path. We will meet children returning from school, villagers preparing the market, craftsmen who make knives…. Dinner and overnight at the hotel .


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.