TORAJA COUNTRY INDONESIA

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Region INDONESIA
Category ADVENTURE / TREK & HIKE
Activities TREKING
Comfort MODERATE / COMFORTABLE
Activity Level 3.5/5
Best Time MAR-OCT
Duration 6 NIGHTS
Type GROUP
Visa NOT REQUIRED FOR INDIANS
Travel Insurance STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
Health Certificate N.A
Cost ON REQUEST

On arrival in Makassar, welcome at the airport by your guide. You reach the Toraja country directly by following the coast of the flat Bugis country, a region of sailors and boat builders of the Muslim faith. The Torajas are Protestant mountain people, but they continue to perpetuate the religion of their ancestors. The latter is based on large ceremonies, particularly funeral ceremonies, which are sacrificed by hundreds of head of cattle.

Transport : 8h
Night in Toraja : Hotel Sahid

Beginning of the trek through the Toraja country, towards Kandora, the starting point of the trek. Departure of the hike through plentiful landscapes made of jungle, rice fields and bamboos, and punctuated by tongkonan, traditional Toraja houses that stand up to the sky their amazing roof in the shape of boats. On the way, you meet the torajas and observe their daily activities.

6h hiking 45 min transport Night : Traditional homestay

Hiking to Paniki and Labo through the rice fields and villages. After a picnic lunch, you reach Buntao and settle into a village house.

4h hiking Night : Traditional homestay

After a short walk you take the road to Palawa, one of the most beautiful Toraja villages. You hike to Lempo, walking through beautiful rice terraces and small typical villages before reaching Batutumonga.

4h hiking 1h : transport Night : Traditional homestay

You hike to Lokomata among beautiful rice fields landscapes. On the way, you will come across many traditional Toraja houses and tombs dug into the rock. Continue to Piongan through villages and giant bamboo forests.

5 to 6h hiking
Night : Traditional homestay

You hike to Salu and then take the road to Rantepao, capital of the Toraja country. Discover the famous villages of Lemo and Londa, with their "deaths on balconies". Called Tao-Tao by the Torajas, these statuettes represent the deceased looking at the living from the top of balconies arranged in cliffs or caves. Lunch in a local restaurant, then transfer to Rantepao.

5 to 6h hiking
1h : Transport
Night in Rantepao : Hotel Masiliana

Transfer to Ujung Pandang with a lunch break at Pare-Pare. You say goodbye to your guide. You are taking a flight to your next destination.

8h : Transport