Tradtional Toraja house
Day 1 : Arrival Makassar
Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to your hotel in Makassar for an overnight
Day 2 : Makassar, Maros Trip – Malino
Today will give you a chance to feel the serenity of Maros away from the hustle and bustle of the city. You will be picked up from your hotel to the starting point. Walk through rice fields and lime stone cliffs (also possible to follow small road) to a small village. Snack + tea will be served for you in local Buginese house. Continue your walk between 2 huge limestone walls to a cave with hand prints. You will have a chance to row a canoe as you go back to the main road.
Once you finish exploring Maros, you will be transferred to Malino highland
Day 3 : Malino
The area of Malino consists of a lush green hilly landscape with conifers, countless rice fields and is surrounded by mountains, valleys, rivers and waterfalls. A truly beautiful area to explore by mountain bike or on foot. Along the way you can learn about how rice is being processed, encounter wild animals and admire special species of trees plants, including numerous fruit trees. Due to the mountainous area the trip includes a
few light as well as steep climbs. However, each time you will be rewarded by aspectacular panoramic view over the green surroundings.
Day 4 : Malino – Bira
Today, you will move from the cool atmosphere in the highland to the paradise of underwater life, Bira beach. This village in Bulukumba Regency is well known for its long history of maritime heritage. Besides its boat-building tradition, this place attracts visitors with its fascinating white-sand beach. However, Bira is completely different as it is quiet. No wonder Bira is one of the best hideouts for those who prefer tranquility.
Day 5 : Bira
If you are a big fan of water activity, Bira is a perfect place for you. Grab your snorkeling gear, get under the crystal clear water and see the
wonders for yourself. Coral reefs fringes along the beach. Colourful sea creatures will spoil your eyes.
Day 6 : Bira – Sengkang
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Sengkang, the center part of South Sulawesi. Sengkang is a small and quiet town with a population that is almost 100% Islamic Bugis who dominantly live in traditional wooden pile dwellings. It is the capital of the district of Wajo, one of the most influential Bugis states of the sixteen-century. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to a small pier where you board a traditional colorful motorized canoe. The canoe trip will take you through the small Walennea River to the Tempe Lake, a lake that covers an area of at least 1.000 ha in the dry season and expands to around 35.000 ha during the wet season when all surrounding areas are flooded. On the lake you can observe the local fishermen catch fish in different ways using nets, fishing roads and bamboo fences. More than 20 species of water birds can be seen at this lake. Some of the fishermen live in floating houses near the edge of the lake. You will visit a floating house to drink tea and coffee together with its inhabitants.
Day 7 : Sengkang – Rantepao
After breakfast, we depart from Sengkang to Rantepao. After approximately 4 hours, we will stop at Makale. Here, you will have a short stop and meet your local guide. From Makale to Rantepao is another 1.5 hours. On route, we will make several stops to introduce you to the magnificent Toraja culture.
Day 8 : Rantepao
A day tour today will take you to rock graves/tree
graves and saddle house. After breakfast, our guide will pick you up at your hotel to set for a full day exploring Toraja. Firstly, we will visit Lemo to see rows of Tau Tau statues and the hanging graves. Onwards to Suaya to discover the secret of the Baby Tree. We will also be visiting Londa to see and ancient grave where the deceased are entombed. At Kete Kesu one of the oldest Torajan villages we can see Tongkonan and the old rice barns. This village is also famous for its traditional colorful woodcarving. In the afternoon you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Day 9 : Rantepao – Makassar
After breakfast, you will start on a long journey to Makassar. Arrival in Makassar will be early evening. Spend the remaining evening as you please. The boulevard of Makassar makes for a nice stroll after this long drive.
Day 10 : Makassar
Today, at appropriate time, you will be transferred to airport to catch your flight to your next destination.