Sulawesi Toraja Tour Package
$1,030 USD per room (Double Occupancy) – Sulawesi Toraja Tour Package includes:
- Round-trip transfers between airport and hotel
- 4 Days and 3 Nights hotel stay
- Private air – conditioned transport
- Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Mineral water 1 bottle/day/person (600ml)
- All transfers as per itinerary
- Local English speaking guide
- Entrance fee
|Single Supplement||$116 USD per night|
|Single Traveler||$878 USD per night|
Hotels You Stay At
Luta Resort Toraja is alongside the Sungai Sa’dan river. This refined resort is a minute’s walk from Gereja Katolik church and 4.5 km from the ancient village of Ke’te’ Kesu’.
Featuring traditional teak furnishings, the subdued rooms come with flat-screen TVs, minibars and garden views. Upgraded quarters may add tea and coffeemakers, balconies and/or air-conditioning. Refined suites have seating areas; some include living rooms, dining rooms and whirlpool tubs.
There’s an international restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows and river views, as well as lobby lounge and a clubby bar featuring live music. Other amenities include a spa, an art gallery and a garden.
Best Western Makassar is a modern hotel in an urban neighborhood. It is an 8-minute walk from Losari Beach and 1.9 km from the 17th-century Fort Rotterdam.
Fashionable rooms offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screens with cable TV plus mini-fridges.
There is an indoor pool, a whirlpool and an exercise room, plus a business center and 2 meeting rooms.
Upon arrival at Hasanuddin International Airport, Makassar, Meeting Services counter, our travel guide meets you and are chauffeured straight on the picturesque drive to Toraja. On this beautiful 8-hour drive, we will pass through some Bugisnese villages with their typical houses. We will stop for photos during the trip. Lunch will be served at a seafood restaurant in Pare-Pare. In the afternoon, we will stop at the Puncak Lakawan to enjoy the spectacular view. We will arrive Rantepao in the late afternoon. Dinner will be at a local restaurant.
About Hasanuddin International Airport
Hasanuddin International Airport is located on the border of Makassar and Maros, a suburb in South Sulawesi, approximately 15 minutes from Makassar city.
Hasanuddin International Airport, originally named Kadieng Flying Field, was built in 1935 by the government of the Netherlands Indies, approximately 22 kilometers to the north of Makassar.
After breakfast, we are in for a full day of exploring Toraja. First, we will visit Lemo to see rows of Tau Tau statues and the hanging graves. Then we will be off to Suaya to discover the secrets of the baby trees. Then we proceed to Londa to see the ancient tombs in which the deceased were not buried, but placed among the rocks. At Kete Kesu, one of the oldest Torajan villages, we can see Tongkonan (the traditional ancestral house, or rumah adat of the Torajan people), and also the old traditional rice barns with colorful woodcarving. Lunch will be in Rantepao. Dinner at local restaurant.
About the Toraja
The Toraja are an ethnic group indigenous to a mountainous region of South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Their population is approximately 1,100,000 about half of them live in the regency of Tana Toraja; Land of Toraja. Most of the population is Christian, and others are Muslim or have local animist beliefs known as Aluk; the way. The Indonesian government has recognized this animist belief as Aluk to Dolo; Way of the Ancestors.
The word toraja comes from the Bugis Buginese language term to riaja; people of the uplands. Torajans are renowned for their elaborate funeral rites, burial sites carved into rocky cliffs, massive peaked-roof traditional houses known as tongkonan, and colorful wood carvings. Toraja funeral rites are important social events, usually attended by hundreds of people and lasting for several days.
After breakfast, we will drive back to Makassar. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Pare-Pare. We will arrive in Makassar in the afternoon. Directly transfer to the Hotel for dinner at local restaurant and overnight.
About the Makassar
The Makassar people, also known as Mangasara, Mengkasara, Macassar, Taena, Tena, or Gowa, are an ethnic group that inhabits the southern part of the South Peninsula, Sulawesi. They live around Makassar, the capital city of the province of South Sulawesi, as well as the Konjo highlands, the coastal areas, and the Selayar and Spermonde islands. They speak Makassarese, which is closely related to Buginese and also a Malay creole called Makassar Malay.
Their main source of income of the Makassar is rice farming; however, they are also famous throughout Indonesia for their skill in trading and as fishermen.
Siri (respect and honor) is the social code by which the Makassar live. Anyone seriously offending another person’s siri carries the risk of being killed, in which case authorities often refuse to intervene. The Makassar often help their neighbors in matters such as working in the rice fields and building houses.
After breakfast, we will go on a short city tour, visiting Fort Rotterdam, the old Dutch fortress and Paotere Anchorage, the Makassarese and Bugisnese boat harbor. Afterwards, you will be transfered to Hasanuddin Airport to catch your flight to home or on to your next destination.
About Fort Rotterdam
Fort Rotterdam is a 17th-century fort in Makassar on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. It is a Dutch fort built on top of an existing fort of the Gowa Kingdom. The original fort, Jum Pandan, gave its name to the city Ujung Pandang, another name for the city of Makassar.
Fort Rotterdam was built on the location of an earlier Makassarese fort, called Ujung Pandang. Although it has been claimed by some authors that this fort dates back to 1545, there is no direct evidence for this, and it seems more likely that the fort was built in 1634, as part of a fortification program that the Makassar rulers undertook in response to a war with the Dutch East India Company which broke out in this year.
Not Included in Tour Package Price :
- Airport departure tax
- Drinks, gratuities and expenses of a personal nature
- Travel insurance
- Meals not mentioned in itinerary
- Personal expenses
- Any other optional item