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Explore South Sulawesi on this roundtrip journey from historic Makassar.
Destinations > Indonesia > South Sulawesi Discovery
Five nights hotel accommodation, meals as indicated, touring as specified, private vehicle transfers and English-speaking local guide.
Sulawesi is one of Indonesia’s most fascinating islands. Experience two of its most interesting cultures, including village visits and walks in the land of the Torajan people.
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The rich culture and style of the Torajan ethnic group
The historic trading port of Makassar
Sunning views across the Toraja Valley from Batutumonga
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On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
See Makassar’s local markets, the famed Bugis Schooners and Fort Rotterdam, one of the best preserved Dutch forts in Indonesia. (B)(L)(D)
Rise early for a boat trip across Lake Tempe to see the traditional floating houses of the Bugis people. Continue to Rantepao, the capital of Torajaland. The Torajans are renowned for their elaborate funeral rites, traditional houses and spectacular carvings and dancing. (B)(L)(D)
This morning visit the traditional buffalo market in Bolu (Tuesdays and Saturdays only). Visit two traditional Torajan villages set in cliffs housing graves and effigies of the deceased. (B)(L)(D)
Visit the highlands of Batutumonga for stunning views across the Toraja Valley. After lunch, take a light trek through villages on the slopes of Mount Sesean. Back in Rantepao, visit a Todi weaving factory where Torajan textiles are created. (B)(L)(D)
After breakfast, return to Makassar. (B)(L)
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