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Local Life

Local  Life

17 DAYS  / 16 NIGHTS

Explore the Indonesian islands of Java, Sulawesi & Bali and experience the traditional ethnic, cultures and beautiful natural surrounds.

These islands are full of natural and cultural jewels such as temples, lush fields, hills, volcanic mountains, waterfalls,  and rain forests. 

We invite you to travel different and discover Indonesia  beyond the most visited places. We have a different approach to  the concept of travel. All our itineraries are just an inspiration and we will be pleased to create your tailor made trip to Indonesia respecting local villages and supporting their economy.  

 

 

Arrival flight: Jogjakarta

Departure flight: Bali

 

 

DAY 1: WELCOME TO JOGJAKARTA

Selamat Datang! Welcome to Indonesia! Arrive at Jogjakrta ar Airport where you will be greeted by our driver and enjoy  a chauffeured ride to the hotel.

Meals included: ---

 

 

DAY 2: VISIT JOGJAKARTA – PRAMBANAN AND TRANSFERT TO CANDRIDEJO

This morning we will visit Jogkakarta : the palace of the Sultain &  the Water Castle. Then we will visit Prambanan, the biggest Hindu temple compound of Indonesia. These temples are dedicated to Trimurti, the expression of God as the creator (Brahma), the Sustainer (Vishnu) and the Destroyer (Shiva)- the Hindu Trinity. After that drive to Candridejo where we will spend the night with a local family.

Meals included: Breakfast

 

 

DAY 3: SUNRISE BOROBUDUR & CANDRIDEJO TOUR

Rise early to catch the morning light and avoid the crowds at Candi Borobudur, the largest Buddhist structure on earth. From Borobudur temple By Andong(horse Carriage) Direct to Candirejo, a traditional Javanese village which is rich in its natural surroundings and being promoted for village tourism, portraying traditional Javanese culture and daily life through traditional houses, plantation resources, art performance, ceremonies, farming, and local food. You will participate in daily social activities to feel their real traditional village atmosphere, culture, and their lifestyle.

Meals included: Breakfast

 

 

DAY 4:  YOGYAKARTA – MAKASSAR – RAMANG RAMANG – TANA TORAJA

Transfert to Jogjakarta aiport to take the flight to Makassar. Our guide will be waiting for you to welcoming you and to start to disciver this amazing island.  Todaywe will visit Ramang Ramang, 2nd largest in the world by UNESCO. Located in Maros (1.5 hours). Boat along Pute River that divides between the limestone hills using local wooden boats. Walk about 45 minutes to see the caves decorated with stalactites and stalagmites, and there is some pre-historic paintings.. Back to the pier and transfer to Makassar

Meals included: Breakfast

 

 

DAY 5: MAKASSAR – BIRA BEACH

After breakfast  we will drive to East part of the island, to the Bira Cape.  Here we will enjoy this solitary, coralline beach of white sand. Rest of the afternoon free.  Accommodation in Bira.

Meals included: Breakfast

 

 

DAY 6: TRIP TO “LIUKAN” ISLAND

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

 

 

DAY 7: BIRA – SENGKANG

After breakfast, heading north, 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. Back to the village of Sengkang where we will spend the night.

Meals included: Breakfast

 

 

DAY 8: SENGKANG – TANA TORAJA

After breakfast, drive to the land of the Toraja.  At midday, we will arrive to Rantepao, the most important village of Tana Toraja Region. Our hotel is here. In the afternoon, we will visit some of the typical villages of this region.

Meals included: Breakfast.

 

 

DAY 9: TORAJA TOUR

During this day we will visit the region of Tana Toraja, its traditional villages, with their houses in the shape of hulled boat – Kete y Palawa -, the ancient  graves on the stone of Lemo, Londa or Kambira. We will also visit the colourful markets and if a traditional ritual is held, we will assist. Then we will visit the mountain area of Batutumonga and we can make a moderate trekking of two hours walking through the settlements where we can see how the Toraja live in the mountain and we can enjoy the incredible nature of this region.

Meals Included : Breakfast

 

 

DAY 10: RANTEPAO – BARUPPU

Right after breakfast transer to the village of Baruppu. This village is not touristic and the village is more traditional. During our stay in Baruppu we will have the chance to get in touch with local families not used to receive visits.  We will have dinner with them and spend the night in a local house. This will make is discovery how real life is in Toraja.

Trekk: 2-3 hours.

Meals Included : Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

 

DAY 11: BARUPPU – SAPPAN

After local breakfast we will start our trekk to Sappan. This trekk is longer tan the previus one and it will take around 6-8 hours to arrive to Sapan. Sappan is a remote village in Toraja region. En-route you will find a beautiful landscape, old traditional houses, local people daily live and more. Overnight in local house.

Meals Included : Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

 

DAY 12: SAPPAN – LOKOMATA – BATUTUMONGA – RANTEPAO

Today the trekk will be also long but worth it.  We will be walking around 6-7 hours until Lokomata. After that we will ho to Batutumonga. There is no better place in Toraja to experience the beauty of nature than Batutumonga. Located on a dramatic ridge, high on the slopes of Gunung (Mount). Batutumonga offers relaxing ambiance, cool temperature, and beautiful views. On different viewpoints, you will discover the scenery is spectacular. It offers a mixture of terraced paddy fields, forests, and open grassland. On a clear day, you can see Rantepao in the distance. It is the perfect place sit, relax and drink a warm cup of Tana Torajan coffee before do the transfer back to the hotel in Rantepao.

Meals Included : Breakfast and lunch

 

 

DAY 13: TANA TORAJA – PALOPO – UBUD

We drive you to the airport in Palopo (2 hours) for your flight to your next destination. Trip ends here and we wish you have enjoyed your stay with us!

Meals included: Breakfast

 

 

DAYS 14 – 15 – 16: UBUD

Free days in Ubud. A lot of options and activities : spa, massage, have a stroll thorugh the dense sacred Monkey Forest, visit its traditional market, the Temple, enjoy the local food…

Meals included: Breakfast

 

 

DAY 17:  BALI – OUT

Transfer to the airport to take the flight back home. We hope to see you soon again! Sampai Juma!

Meals included: Breakfast

 

 

Note: All of our itineraries can be tailored to your requirements, allowing us to create the perfect tailor-made trip in Indonesia just for you. Contact us with your custom request and we’ll start planning your unique personalized trip!

ITINERARY: 17 days / 16 nights

DAY 1
WELCOME TO JOGJAKARTA
DAY 2
VISIT JOGJAKARTA – PRAMBANAN AND TRANSFERT TO CANDRIDEJO
DAY 3
SUNRISE BOROBUDUR & CANDRIDEJO TOUR
DAY 4
YOGYAKARTA – MAKASSAR – RAMANG RAMANG – TANA TORAJA
DAY 5
MAKASSAR – BIRA BEACH
DAY 6
TRIP TO “LIUKAN” ISLAND
DAY 7
BIRA – SENGKANG
DAY 8
SENGKANG – TANA TORAJA
DAY 9
MEET THE TORAJA
DAY 10
RANTEPAO – BARUPPU
DAY 11
BARUPPU – SAPPAN
DAY 12
SAPPAN – LOKOMATA – BATUTUMONGA – RANTEPAO
DAY 13
TANA TORAJA – PALOPO – UBUD
DAY 14
UBUD
DAY 15
UBUD
DÍA 16
UBUD
DAY 17
BALI – OUT
Islands: Bali, Java, Sulawesi

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