Merapi Pesona Jogja are travel plans, which include some or all of the following: transportation, accommodation, meals, guided tours and more. We can be of great value to both, independent and group travelers.
Tour packages range from individual travel plans, which include only a train ticket and hotel reservation and leave everything else to the traveler, to fully guided tours which cover everything from airfare to English speaking guides and meals. Furthermore, there is a range of special interest tours, such as adventure, cooking class, hiking or eco cycling tours.
With an ease in booking services and facilities, we let you choose your favorite tour package covering destinations you want to explore. Our team comprises expert industry professionals who help us providing our customers efficient customer services along with best deals in the tour packages. Our services are available online 24/7 to allow you to choose from the best of packages designed to satisfy your varied requirements, tastes and desires.
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MAKASAR ~ TORAJA
Upon your arrival in Ujung Pandang Airport in the morning and will be met and transferred to Tana Toraja. The journey will be around 8 hours driving, and on the way you’ll passing a beautiful rice fields and the Traditional Houses of Buginese Lunch will be served at Pare-Pare and after lunch, the journey will be continued to Tana Toraja for overnight. Note : if you arrive at Ujung pandang at the afternoon you could stay at the hotel then driving for 8 hours at next day. Meal included : Breakfast, lunch and dinner Accommodation : Heritage Toraja (Deluxe room)
TORAJA ~ LEMO ~ SUAYA ~ SANGGALA ~ KETEKESU ~ TORAJA
The region of Tana Toraja is famous for its extravagant funerals steeped in ritual and animism and, if you are lucky, you may witness a funeral procession whilst exploring the region. Your fullday of exploring the fascinating burial sites and traditional architecture of Tana Toraja’s village be-gins with a visit to Lemo, a village famous for its cliff burials and where wooden effgies (tau-tau) of the de-ceased line the rock faces. Continue to Suaya village, also surrounded by cliffs pierced with graves and where you can see the royal graves of the seven kings of Toraja. The next village you will visit Sanggala. Here you will see and learn about tree burials, the traditional burying method for infants whereby graves are carved into tree trunks. Continue to Londa, where you will have lunch before exploring one of Toraja’s most popular sites. The village of Londa is known for its hanging graves, where wooden coffin are suspended by ropes and poles extend-ing from the cliffs. Here you will also see balconies lined with rows of wooden effgies representing te dead buried here. The final village you will visit today is Ketekesu where you will see some beautiful examples of traditional ances-tral houses with boat shaped or sad-dleback roof. The facades of the houses are decorated with carved and painted motifs and the wealthiest homes are adorned with buffalo skulls. Tonight, dinner will be at the hotel restaurant. Meal included : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Accommodation : Heritage Toraja (Deluxe Room)
TORAJA ~ BATUTUMONGA ~ PALAWA ~ BORI ~ TORAJA
After breakfast you will continue your exploration of the Toraja highlands starting with a visit to Batutumonga, one of the most scenic and culturally rich areas in Tana Toraja with exquisite views of the valley and some interesting stone graves. You will have the opportunity to hike to the village of Palawa where some of Toraja-land’s oldest Tongkonan buildings can be found, and where there are may be an opportunity to meet some of the local who lives here. Before breaking for lunch, you will visit Bori, a funeral site used for traditional ceremonies including rituals for the dead. Your final stop is Marante where you can see some beautiful examples of Tongkonan houses sur-rounded by traditional rice barns, and a nearby hillside containing hanging stone graves (erong). Tonight, dinner will be at the hotel restaurant. Meal included : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Accommodation : Heritage Toraja (Deluxe Room)
TORAJA ~ MAKASAR ~ Next destination
After breakfast you will begin the return drive to Makassar airport. It’s a long drive, which will take approximately 8 hours, passing through villages and attractive scenery. There will be time for brief photo-stops and lunch will be in the town of Pare-Pare. On arrival in Makassar you will be transferred directly to the airport for your flight to next destination.
As “the undisputed leader in travel,” Merapi Pesona Jogja is proud to partner with many of the travel industry’s most reputable, leading suppliers including: airlines, cruise lines, hoteliers, destination management companies and ticketing, as well as the Jogjakarta’s most-sought-after, premier destinations.
Whether our valued clients are traveling for business or leisure, it is paramount that we consistently deliver the best possible experience, from our knowledgeable travel agent experts to every aspect of the journey itself. Thus, it is absolutely essential that our agents have peace-of-mind knowing that our supplier partners are as committed to delivering outstanding travel experiences as we are. That’s why we carefully cultivate and nurture mutually-beneficial relationships with accomodation suppliers that will deliver exceptional experiences, provide the most value, and actively work to resolve outstanding issues satisfactorily.
Throughout Merapi Pesona Jogja, we never take our existing relationships with suppliers lightly. In fact, because our various divisions’ agents and clients have such unique, individual needs, supplier relationships are maintained within each of our businesses. Yet overall, we take enormous pride in having forged long, fruitful and solid relations with our supplier partners. These relationships run deep – mutually-profitable to be sure, yet ultimately they’re designed to ensure that our clients’ needs, desires and expectations are not only met, but consistently exceeded. Our best clients are repeat customers.
We keep our group sizes low so you have the freedom to move around and get involved with your surroundings, as well as more personal attention from our local guides. This intimate size ensures that your group will not crowd your experience. You can expect up to 15 travelers on a trip but the average is 10. Check individual trip pages for maximum group sizes.
Travelers arrive from all over the world to begin our tours and it is not possible to include international airfare in our prices. We would be happy to help you arrange flights. Just ask for an air quote when making your booking.
We strongly recommend bringing a backpack or duffel bag, as suitcases can be cumbersome and difficult to store in buses, under seats, etc.. Keep in mind that you will normally have to carry your own luggage on and off buses and trains and up and down hotel staircases. Suitcases with wheels may not work well on dirt or cobblestone roads.