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7 Days Toraja – Sengkang – Bira Beach Tour


Day 1 MAKASAR (Sulawesi) – TORAJA
Arrival to Makasar, 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 through 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 Torja, 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. Meals included: Lunch – Dinner

Day 2 – 3 TORAJA Tour
During these days we will visit Tana Toraja Region. Toraja Region is not only privileged for its wonderful landscape, but for its active and strange 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. Meals included: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 4 TORAJA – SENGKANG (TEMPE LAKE) 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. Accommodation in Sengkang Meals included: Breakfast – Lunch – dinner

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. Accommodation in Bira.
Meals included: Breakfast – Lunch – dinner

Day 6 GUIDED TOUR TO Liukan ISLAND– Tana Beru
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.
Meals included: Breakfast – Lunch – dinner

After breakfast, we will depart to Makasar, capital of Sulawesi Island, to take the flight to the next destination. Meals included: Breakfast – Lunch.

Spanish or English or Italian or Portuguese or French or German or Dutch speaking guide
Visits and trips mentioned in the planning.
Accommodation in double room
Fullboard Tours (excluding Drinks)
Private transportation
Donations in Toraja Tour by Canoe to Lake Tempe (Floating Village)
Local Boat to Liukan Island.