• Trip Code

    EZ008

  • Location

    South Sulawesi

  • Meeting Point

    Makassar

  • Number of Pax

    Min. 8 pax

HIGHLIGHTS

Jesus Statue in Burake / Tau Tau / Tongkonan / Boat Maker Village / Batu Tumonga / Sengkang / Tanjung Bira

Group Tour

Are you keen on joining this trip but you don’t have friends to go with? You can always check our group trips calendar.

Private Tour

Or you would prefer to go with your own group of friends or with your preferred travel date? You can always request for a private tour. 

Sulawesi

INTRODUCTION

Sulawesi is one of the main islands of Indonesia, and the 11th largest island in the world. With four spindly arms spinning outward, Sulawesi’s spidery shape is easily recognizable.

This enormous island has much to offer the visitor from extraordinary unique cultures, to an under-explored mountainous hinterland, and several truly world class diving spots.

Sulawesi

South Sulawesi

South Sulawesi is one of Indonesia Provinces that lies on Sulawesi Island. Makassar is the capital of this province that was called as Ujung Pandang. The local inhabitant that stay in South Sulawesi is dominated by Bugis and Makassar people, but Toraja ethnic is the indigenous ethnic people from South Sulawesi.

Toraja

Torajan are still living on mountainous range, based on their name meaning on Bugis language, “to riaja” referred to “people of the uplands”. Torajan cultural initiation that popular is about their funeral rite of bury the death people. They placed the death people on carved into rocky cliff. The carve is symbolizing the death person called Tau-tau. Tau-tau is made from jack fruit wood, strong wood, and to cut this timber, must be done with traditional ceremony of Toraja, while the eyes of Tau-tau is made of the bone and buffalo horn.

Tanjung Bira

Tanjung Bira beach is a famous white sandy beach in south Sulawesi province. The beauty of Tanjung Bira beach is undoubted. It is clean, neat, and well managed. The soft beach sand which is different from other beach’s sand has made Tanjung Bira such a comfortable beach to visit. The charm is more tempting with the natural panorama in the maritime tropical beach, which will amaze everyone who comes to see it. The rows of coconut trees and the firm coral hill make it more enjoyable. The beach is located in the south tip of Sulawesi Island.

Activities

Jesus Statue in Burake

Standing high on Buntu Burake hill,  this Tana Toraja icon with its 40 m tall, is the tallest Jesus statue in the world after the one in Polandia which is 52,5 m tall.

Funeral Ritual

Uniquely, to the Torajans, death has always been a central theme, where in addition to the well-known elaborate funeral ceremonies, Torajans also honor the deceased by carving out the likeness of the dead, known as Tau-tau.

Tongkonan

Tongkonan is the traditional ancestral house, or rumah adat of the Torajan people, in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Tongkonan have a distinguishing boat-shaped and oversized saddleback roof.

Tana Beru

Tana Beru is famous as a place for shipbuilding or traditional boat making. You will feel amazed at the expertise of the community that makes a traditional boat with traditional wood construction and traditional equipment. They were able to make the boat very sturdy and stately just based on the experience and knowledge that acquired from their ancestors, without using images or written literature.

Batu Tumonga

There is no better place in Toraja to experience the beauty of nature than Batutumonga. Batutumonga offers relaxing ambiance, cool temperature, and beautiful views.  It is the perfect place to visit, sit, relax and drink a warm cup of Tana Torajan coffee.

Sengkang

Sengkang is a town in South Sulawesi province of Indonesia and it is the seat of Wajo Regency. It lies on the east side of Lake Tempe, a shallow lake fringed by wetlands with traditional floating houses and a large population of wonderful birdlife.

Tanjung Bira

Tanjung Bira or Bira Cape is the one of tourist attraction in Bulukumba Regency, South Sulawesi. Main tourist attraction of Tanjung Bira is diving, swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling.

Departure & Return

DepartureReturn
Activities will start at 10 am on the first dayActivities will end around 4 pm on the last day

The above departure and return information are tentative and it will be confirmed at the time of reservation.

ITINERARY

DAY 1: Makassar – Toraja (L)

Arrive in Makassar and right away go to Toraja via Pare Pare for lunch. Along the way, we will stop by Enrekang to enjoy the view before checking in to the hotel in Rantepao. The journey from Makassar to Toraja will take about 8-9 hours.

DAY 2: Toraja (B, L)

After breakfast, we will go to Lemoa for the stones grave with statues lining up in front of cliff tombs and also to Burake for the Statue of Jesus. Then we will continue to Suaya, the king stone grave with the oldest Tau Tau and Kambira, the babies grave in a living tree. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. After that, we will have a short walk from Bebo to Karuaya for about 30 minutes to 1 hour and then return to the hotel.

DAY 3: Toraja (B, L)

After breakfast, we will go to Bolu, the animal market, and Palawa, the centre of traditional houses with many rice stores. Then we will go further up to Tinimbayo to see thousand of terrace rice field and also Batu Tumonga for a scenic panorama view at around 1200 mdpl high. After lunch, we will have a short for to rice field and then return to the hotel.

DAY 4: Toraja – Sengkang (B, L)

After breakfast, get ready to check out as today we will be directly going to Sengkang. Stop by silk weaving centre and Lake Tempe with the floating houses. The journey will take about 5-6 hours.

DAY 5: Sengkang – Bira (B, L)

After breakfast, get ready to check out. We will go to Bira via Bone. Stop by Sinjani and Tana Beru to see the Phinisi Boat Maker. The journey will take about 6-7 hours.

DAY 6: Bira – Liukang Island (B, L)

After breakfast, we will go to Liukang Island by boat and enjoy the beauty of the island. We will snorkel or just spend time swimming around the island.

DAY 7: Bira – Makassar (B, L)

After breakfast, get ready to check out. We will be going back to Makassar which will take about 5-6 hours.

INCLUSIONS

• 6 nights accommodation (twin-sharing)
• Transportation during the trip
• Meals as stated on the itinerary
• All necessary permits, retributions, and administrative requirements
• Tour Guide and/or Leader
• Mineral Water

EXCLUSIONS

• Transportation from your city to the meeting point
• Visa on Arrival (if applicable)
• Optional tours which are not stated on the itinerary
• Personal expenses
• Gratuity for guides
• Travel Insurance

HOW TO BOOK

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THINGS TO NOTE

  • Eazy cooperates with selected local tour operators and ensures the best quality of services to all travelers.
  • The sequence of itineraries is subject to change without prior notice according to departure date, weather, traffic, etc.
  • Please bring valid documentation on travel date (passport, driving license, visa, etc). Please make one copy of your passport or National ID just in any case it is necessary

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