Day 2: Sengkang is the ‘Silk City’. We visit a traditional weaving factory where finest silk clothes are produced. Optionally, we go for a boat trip to the floating houses on the Tempe Lake in Sengkang. Lunch in a panorama restaurant in the mountains of Enrekang. Passing the city of Makale, we arrive in Rantepao, capital of North Toraja Regency, in the afternoon.
Day 3: Today we explore the south of Toraja: A short drive brings us to the Tau Tau of Suaya, and the baby grave tree of Kambira. After lunch in a scenic restaurant, we take walk alongside a panorama road, followed by refreshments in a traditional setting. On the way back north we visit Lemo and/or Londa, famous stone graves nominated as UNESCO World Heritage.
Day 4: We are heading further north today. First stop is Palawa, a beautiful traditional village. The road then takes us high up into the slopes of Mountain Sesean and the area of Batutumonga, land above the clouds. The scenery gets more spectacular after every curve, until we reach Lokomata, which seems to be world’s end. In the afternoon, Kete Kesu will be our last stop: One of the oldest villages in Toraja, and, at the outskirts of the village, one of the spookiest burial sites.
Day 5: We return to Makassar on a different route which takes us along South Sulawesi’s longest river, the Sungai Saddang, through endless rice fields and, finally, to the ocean. Lunch in the pretty coastal city Pare Pare. We arrive in Makassar in the late afternoon.
Day 2: Swimming and snorkeling at the Bara and Bira beaches: White sand, coconut palms, the warm sea. A snorkeling trip by boat to the offshore islands is also possible