Tour overview

Toraja, Sengkang & Bira Beach
Sulawesi / Makassar – Toraja – Sengkang – Bira Beach – Liukan Island – Tanu Beru – Bira Neach – Makassar
Tour Code: INDRT032E
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Tour Type: private Roundtrip
Tourstart: daily
Arrival flight: Makassar
Departure flight: Makassar

TOUR PRICE/Person
• Rates mentioned above are based on sharing Twin or Double and per person.
• Please add Single Supplement for any odd number of pax or pax requesting SGL rooms (except 1 pax).

ACCOMMODATION

City Standard**-*** Superior***-****
Rantepao Misiliana Resort Toraja*** Heritage Toraja****
Sengkang Hotel BCC Sengkang*** Hotel BCC Sengkang***
Bira Bira Beach Cottages Bira Beach Cottages

Included

  • - All described sightseeing as in program above
  • - Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle
  • - Accommodation in shared double rooms in hotels with daily breakfast
  • - English/German/Spanish/Italien/French -speaking local guides (upon availability)
  • - Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner)
  • - Donations in Toraja
  • - Boat Charter in Sengkang and Bira
  • - Domestic gov’t tax and service charge

Not Included

  • - International air tickets and not mentioned domestic flights
  • - Airport tax
  • - Travel Insurance in all kinds
  • - Meals: if not mentioned in itinerary
  • - Drinks during Meals
  • - Tip, drinks, personal expenses and others not stated
  • - Early Check In and Late Check Out
  • - Peak Season Surcharges and Gala Dinners

DAY 01: MAKASSAR (Sulawesi) – TORAJA (/)

Arrival to Makassar, capital of Sulawesi Island. This noisy city, with around two millions of inhabitants in the trade center, it’s the entrance door to all the islands of East Indonesia. Then, we will go by car to the land of the Toraja. During this 7-8 hours journey throught the "transulawesi" road, we will visit the traditional villages of the Bugis, who live in all the South of the Island. They are known by their ability to build "phinisi" boats and by their houses set on stilt. In the last stretch, the road gets into the mountains of Sulawesi to leads us to Tana Toraja, one of the most beautiful regions of the whole archipelago. At getting Rantepao, capital of Toraja, we will go directly to our hotel to sleep. Overnight in Rantepao.

DAYS 02 – 3: TORAJA Tour (B/L)

During these days we will visit Tana Toraja Region. Totaja Region is not only privileged for its wonderful landscape, but for its active and unique local culture. Even though nowadays its religion is mostly Christian, the animism religion is still alive. They still live according to their original animism religion called Aluk Todolo. We will visit its traditional villages and we will be able to appreciate the curious hulled ship shape of the Toraja traditional houses, called Tongkonan, the stone graves and the Tau-Tau (wood effigies representing the deceased), high up a rock. We will also visit its colourful markets, as the Toraja make their transactions and shopping every day. If during the stay we have the opportunity to see a ceremony, the family will invite is to assist and we will see the fascinating ritual that a Toraja funeral is. Overnight in Rantepao.

DAY 04: TORAJA – SENGKANG (TEMPE LAKE) (B/L)

After breakfast, heading est, depart to the village of Sengkang, in Bugis’ territory. After lunch, by canoe visit to the Tempe Lake, where the Bugis fishing community live. They have floating houses in the centre of the Lake. They only leave their houses to trade. We will visit their floating house and will enjoy their hospitality having a tea with them.Overnight in Sengkang.

DAY 05: SENGKANG – BIRA BEACH (B/L)

After breakfast, heading south, to Cape Bira. During this journey we will visit the Bugis’ villages of the region, sugar and cacao plantations and the rice fields. At midday, we will get Bira. After lunch, we will have time to enjoy the beach. Overnight in Bira.

Day 06: GUIDED TOUR TO LIUKAN ISLAND – TANA BERU – BIRA BEACH (B/-)

After having breakfast, we will take a boat of the local fishermen to go to the nearby island of Liukan where we can enjoy its coralline environment; we will see (snorkelling) corals and a lot of fishes. Then, in the island, we will visit the fishing community of “konjo” that lives there. They are well known by its hand weaving popular called “ikat”. Before return to Bira, we will have time to relax in the idyllic beach of Liukan. In the afternoon, we will visit the village of Tana Beru, where hand wood ships (phinisí) are still made. We will see the shipyard and the town just located behind them. Next, we will come back to Bira to have dinner and sleep. Overnight in Bira.

DAY 07: BIRA – MAKASSAR (B/L)

After breakfast, we will depart to Makasar, capital of Sulawesi Island, to take the flight to the next destination.

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