Batutumongga
Batutumongga
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Bernt C
Munich, Germany4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We did 1 day trekking adventure for 5 hours walking up from the village to the village passed through the paddyfield terraces,bamboo trees,coffe plantation and local houses with lovely views and surroundings.we had a really enjoyable trekking and lunch in batutumonga because of scenic panorama and nice foods
Written 2 April 2023
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Evens
Orford, Canada82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Not easy to reach this area with motorcycle but worth it! Advice: don't take the shortest trip on google maps, the road is very bad, go for the longest one instead.
Written 28 February 2020
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sabine321
Amsterdam, The Netherlands8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
Really recommend to hike or drive on a scooter to this stunning viewpoint. Morning before sunrise. Sleeping is also possible.
Written 19 December 2019
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Alain23
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We do soft trek with our tour guide eko, nice place to see rice field terrace.visit this place is a must
Written 29 October 2019
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DSMcComb
London, UK89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I have just returned from a trip to Tana Toraja. This is my second trip to the region.

I went to Toraja to see ma'nene death rituals. I was not disappointed by what I saw!

Rather than staying in, Rantepao, I opted to stay in Makale - which is more interesting and colourful.

To get the best from any trip to Toraja, you need a local guide - and you won't find better than Daud Rapa.

Daud guided me on both my trips to Toraja, and his service is flawless.

Unlike many guides in the region, Daud was born and raised in Toraja, and has a deep understanding of – and genuine passion for – Torajan culture.

Drawing on his vast knowledge of local history, people, rituals and the environment, Daud helped me to make sense of the often wild and confusing scenes unfolding before me, and he knew the answer to every question I asked.

Using a mixture of public and private transport – all of which Daud arranged – I got to see funeral ceremonies, all the major burial sites, and even had time to visit the local livestock market, explore remote villages, and take a punishing hike into the mountains.

Daud always prepares a full and varied programme for me in Toraja, and there wasn't a wasted moment – he even took me back to one of the major burial sites when I realised my camera was set incorrectly, and that my shots were rubbish!

Daud's English is impeccable, and he has a knack for explaining complex concepts in a clear and concise fashion.

During my time in Sulawesi Daud also introduced me to his family and friends, and gave me an opportunity to see what real life is like in Toraja. At no point did I feel like a tourist – it was more like I was visiting an old friend.

In the past few years I've been lucky enough to have travelled extensively in Asia and South America, and have used the services of many guides.

But without doubt I can say that Daud is the best, friendliest and best informed guide I've ever met.

OK, that's enough gushing! Here's the important stuff...

* Daud speaks perfect English and conversational French.

* Daud can arrange travel logistics, recommend local hotels, suggest itineraries, arrange trekking and rafting, and has the local connections to find out when funeral ceremonies are taking place (don't believe what tour companies say – the ceremonies take place all year, not just at peak season).

* Daud can offer guiding services across Sulawesi (including Bunaken Marine Park and the Togian Islands for world-class diving) and in other parts of Indonesia, including Papua and Bali.

* Find out more on Daud's site - which is daudtoraja (one word) dot com
Written 6 September 2019
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Frank J
Maastricht, The Netherlands6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
We contacted guide Yuspan for a 3-day trip through Toraja region after reading some good reviews on him on tripadvisor. He immediately responded via whatsapp. Yuspan is very reliable, friendly and easy to contact. He helped us a lot with arranging transportation to and from Rantepao. He was waiting for us in our homestay when we arrived in the evening to inform us about the program of the next day, which was very thoughtfull. His English is good and his knowledge about Torajan culture and nature is perfect. He took us to a funeral ceremony, which was very impressive to attend. We had a great time and highly reccommend Yuspan as a guide. We paid 3.800.000 IDR in total for a private guide tour for 3 full days for two people and it was worth it. His phone/whatsapp number is: 00 62 813 40397395. His e-mail is: yus.to.raja@gmail.com.
Written 12 August 2019
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Jacob Alkmaar
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
Beautifull scenery where you can do many good hikes. We did do this with four friends and where being guided by Yulius Pabiaran
Written 15 April 2019
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Eksotis Tour and Travel by Taufik Hakim
Makassar, Indonesia19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
very nice panorama of rice field terrasse especially for traveller who like to do hiking or trekking because its located in high land, when traveller want to overnight in local house ( tongkonan) torajan family are wellcome warmly
Written 15 March 2019
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homedelsac
Corbera de Llobregat, Spain925 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
This seems to be the place where all local guides take their customers to have lunch at least once during the cultural visits, and it is not a bad choice: clean, well attended and, best of all, great views and a good start to walk down to the valley through the rice fields and bamboo forests.
Written 4 February 2019
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canada251
Cambridge, Canada86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
It was perfect tour with lots to see and learn about toraja culture.
Hard to get to but we’ll worth it .
Written 2 October 2018
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