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TORAJA, RANTEMARIO MOUNTAIN TREKKING
Rantemario Mountain Summit 3,478 meters above the sea level, is the highest peak in Sulawesi Island, located in The Latimojong Reserve, the northern point of South Sulawesi Province. Rantemario Mountain Trekking will takes 5 days to reach the summit then either back to Makassar or continue the trip visiting Toraja Land with another 3 more hours of driving. Rantemario Summit Trekking is a Guided Tours with Sulawesi Tour Guide professional and experienced Tour Guide. Bellow is a sample of Itinerary for Rantemario Mountain Trekking combined with Toraja Tour.
The most popular route to climb Rantemario is frrom the west ridge. From Makassar, we will be driving for 6 hours to the village of Bambapuang where you will be overnight en enjoy the spectacular View Panaroma to the Latimojong Mountainous. From Bambapuang, the journey continue to Baraka Village where the driving will be stop and you start your trekking to Karangan Village where you will be overnight and preparing your Logistic for climbing Rantemario Mountain. The muddy track is very rough, and it was made on the edge of the clift. But the view is spectacular. The valley is very deep and wide making it manificent. The Karangan Village lies right on the foot of the Rantemario Mountain.
From there, we start to walk through the Coffee plantation until entering the jungle to the begining of the ridge. Once we are on the ridge, it’s a steep hike all the way to the summit ridge. It’s ussualy take 2 days to reach the Summit from Karangan Village. From summit ridge to the summit is not too far, the meadow is very beautiful and a lot to explore.
Rantemario Mountain Trekking – Toraja Cultural Package Tour
8 Days / 7 Nights
TOUR CODE : IGA – 117
Day 1 : Arrival Makassar
Arrival at Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport of Makassar, meeting service and proceed to Makassar city. Arrive in Makassar city, check in at Swissbel-Inn Makassar.
Day 2 : Makassar – Enrekang / Bambapuang (B,L,D)
After breakfast at hotel, leaving for Enrekang with approximate driving time of 6 hours. Stop in Pare Pare for Lunch. Arrive in Enrekang regency, transfer to Bambapuang Village for overnight at Bambapuang Resort & Spa for accommodation and dinner.
Day 3 : Bambapuang – Karangan (B,L,D)
After breakfast, transfer to Karangan by Car till the end of the road and continue by foot for approximate 2 hours. Lunch enroute with a lunch box. Arrive in Karangan, check in at Head of Village Homestay for overnight and dinner.
Day 4 : Karangan – Post # 7 (B,L,D)
After breakfast, start climbing the mountain till Post # 7 where you will be overnight. Lunch will be served enroute in Lunch box. Arrive in Post # 7, install the tent for sleeping and overnight. Dinner will be prepared by your Guide.
Day 5 : Karangan – Rantemario Sumit- Karangan – Bambapuang – Toraja Land (B,L,D)
Early morning before breakfast, approximate 6 AM, start walking up to the summit of Rantemario (3478m above the sea level). Rantemario is the highest mountain in Sulawesi. It is located in the Latimojong Range, to the south of the Tana Toraja region, in southwestern Sulawesi. The top is a rather flat area (“rante” = flat, “mario” = quiet). Rantemario, unlike most other Indonesian mountains, is not a volcano. After for some moments at the summit, start to walk back to Post # 7 for your breakfast and continue walking down to Karangan. Arrive in Karangan, heading back to Bambapuang and continue to Toraja Land. Lunch enroute. Arrived in Toraja Land, check in at Misiliana Hotel for accommodation and dinner.
Day 6 : Fullday Toraja Tour (B.L.D)
Breakfast at hotel. Full day visiting : the stone grave with tau-tau installed on a high cliff balcony overlooking the green valley of the Toraja at LEMO, The royal family tombs at SUAYA. and then we continue on to royal family tombs at SUAYA. We shall then make a easy walk to see a giant-tree made as burial site for a new born-baby who died before teething at KAMBIRA
After Lunch, we drive to The traditional carving village at KETE KESU, Natural burial cave at LONDA. The typical village at NANGGALA with 16 rice-barns standing in a raw as a sign of their wealthy status in Toraja community. Then continue on to visit the ancient house-grave at MARANTE village. Late afternoon back to hotel for overnight.
Day 7 : Fullday Toraja Tour (B.L.D)
Breakfast at hotel. Full day visiting ; the Traditional Toraja village with full buffalo horns in front of their houses at PALAWA, Traditional weaving village at SA’DAN, and the ancient Megalithic stone at BORI. Lunch will be served at local restaurant on the slope of Mount Sesean where you can also enjoy the terraced rice-fields with a fascinating mountainous view at BATUTUMONGA, After lunch, take a small trek from LOKOMATA to PANA and will be picked at the other side of the village at TIKALA then we transfer you back to hotel for overnight.
Note : A traditional funeral ceremony which can be reached by foot will be included within this tour. A typical torajan local fruits & live stuff market can also be visited during your two days tour in Toraja.
Day 8: Toraja – Pare Pare – Airport (B.L.D)
Breakfast at hotel. Leaving Toraja Land for Makassar. Lunch at Bukit indah Restaurant in Pare-Pare and directly to the Airport for your onward flight.
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Tour Price: US$ 798 /Person
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Tour Condition: Minimum participant is 4 person and based on twin / double sharing room condition
Include in Tour Price:
– Private Transportation (Full A/C)
– English Speaking Guide
– 1 night at Grand Wisata Hotel, Makassar *
– 1 night at Bambapuang Resort & Spa *
– 1 night at Local People House in Karangan
– 2 nights Camping with a Tent provided by IndoGlobal Adventure
– 3 nights at Madarana Hotel / Torsina Hotel Toraja *
– Entrance Fee + Parking Fee + Tol
– Mineral Water for your Tour
– Full Board Meals as per Itinerary
– Porter from Karangan – Summit – Karangan
– 2 Days Cultural Tour in Toraja Land
– Government Tax
Exclude from Tour Price:
– Travel Insurance
– Beverage / Soft Drinks
– Flight Ticket + Airport Tax
– Tipping + Donation
– and any other personal expenses
Note : If you found the above-stated accommodations were not on your style. Don’t worry ! We can still arrange your accommodation based on your preferred type of lodging, such as bed & breakfast basic, budget class or a kind of homestay, or if you require to upgrade from standard to luxury / classed type of hotel, then we surely can manage of your taste.
How to book your trip :
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