Explore Torajan Culture & Raja Ampat Scenery

Enjoy an incredible combined package between the Island of Sulawesi and Papua. Raja Ampat will leave you speechless with its incredible scenery and view points while in Toraja you will learn more about the amazing culture and belief of the Torajan people.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Makassar - Visit of Ramang Ramang Village

Upon arrival at Hasanuddin Airport Makassar, meet with your guide and proceed to Ramang-ramang Village (the karst mountain) for a short walk on the rice fields, continue onboard a motorized fisherman boat to visit Kampung Berua and the traditional Bugis/Makassar Village.

 

Light trek in the countryside to explore the local  life is planned. Continue your visit by car to discover  Leang-Leang Cave and Parang Tinggia Village to see hundred of bats nested surrounding trees, quiet impressing.

 

Dinner at the hotel.

4* Accommodation in Makassar.

Day 2: Flight to Palopo and Drive to Toraja

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to catch your flight to Palopo. On arrival in Palopo, drive to  Toraja (2,5 hours). En route visit Old Mosque and the traditional fisherman village in Palopo. We will drive on many curves and ascend road till we reach the altitude of 1000 m where you will witness superb views of rain forest and Palopo City from a distance. As we approach Toraja Land, the view gradually changes to rice terraces, traditional houses and unique Toraja Village.

 

Arrive in Toraja in the afternoon, check in 4 *Hotel, dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Toraja Tour

After breakfast, visit the fascinating villages of Tana Toraja with the unique Tongkonan Houses shaped like a ship bow and stern. Continue with LEMO, a grave yard on the cliff, SUAYA some old royal stone graves of the seventh king and SANGGALA, the tree for the dead babies. Then having lunch in a local restaurant.

 

After lunch visit LONDA, ancient natural graves and puppets on the balcony representing the dead. Continue with visiting  KETEKESU, traditional Toraja Village.

 

Overnight at Hotel, with all meals included.

Day 4: Toraja Visit & Trek

After breakfast, visit buffaloes market, the local market then dropped off at a traditional village where you will start  trekking to the northern part of Toraja, deep into the country side.

 

Trek up and down the hills passing through Toraja Villages, we will admire the beautiful landscape of Toraja countryside, rice terraces, old houses, coffee and cacao plantation, old graves etc. We will have the chance to see Toraja people doing their daily activities, people taking palm wine from palm tree, pounding rice, drying coffee etc. We will be walking on the footpath, rice terraces for about 3 – 4 hours (depending on your fitness level), late afternoon transfer back to hotel by car.

 

Please be informed, if any funeral ceremony take place and guest is interested to see, then itinerary will be rearranged by guide on the spot to suit with guests preference.

Day 5: Toraja – Drive to Palapo, Flight to Makassar

After breakfast, transfer to Airport in Palopo (2.5 hours drive) to catch your flight back to Makassar then overnight in Makassar 4* accommodation.

Day 6: Makassar to Sorong & Raja Ampat

Check out from the hotel early morning to catch your flight to Sorong at approx  03.30. Upon arrival at Domine Edward Osok Airport of Sorong, driver will pick up you and directly transfer you to the harbor for a two hours transfer to the resort.

 

Free time 4* resort.

Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.

Day 7: Trip to Wayag

After breakfast, you will start the trip to Wayag. It takes around two hours by speedboat. A fairy tale panorama will captivate you with it’s crystal clear waters and abundance of marine flora and fauna. This special location never ceases to amaze visitors. You will be overwhelmed  not only by the rich underwater displays, but the panoramic beauty of the island as you climb to the lookout and take in one of the most extraordinary views in Raja Ampat. Enjoy a local lunch and some extraordinary snorkeling.

 

Early afternoon make your way back to hotel passing the beautiful Teluk Kabul.

 

Arrive at the hotel just on time for sunset.

Accommodation in a 4* resort.

 

Day 8: Piaynemo Trip

This morning continue the trip by speedboat (around 1.5 hour by crossing the beautiful island) to visit Puncak PIAYNEMO and Telaga Bintang. Two incredible spots that just look like paradise.

 

Enjoy lunch in Piaynemo. After lunch, snorkel in the crystal water at Arborek. We will meet Kuskus, one of Raja’s Ampat endemic animal in Kwung Sawingrai. Swim at Pasir Timbul.

 

Back to resort to take a rest.

Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.

 

Day 9: Trip to Mansuar

This is your last amazing trip in Raja Ampat, Mansuar Island.

Pulau Mansuar is a long, high ridge of jungled limestone, fringed with rich coral reefs. Here you can enjoy snorkeling in some different spot area of Mansuar. Picnic lunch will be served. Your last snorkeling point will take place at the amazing beach of Friwen where you can also enjoy the colorful sunset before heading back to your hotel.

 

4* Accommodation.

Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.

Day 10: Free Program

Enjoy a free day by the resort.

 

4* Accommodation.

Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.

Day 11: Raja Ampat to Sorong

After breakfast, transfer to Sorong by speedboat and proceed to airport for your onward flight.

 

End of the trip.



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