Rantemario Trekking

Rantemario Trekking

Rantemario Summit is the highest peak of vast Latimojong mountains which lies on the norther part of South Sulawesi province with elevation of 3,478m above the sea level. The Rantemario mountain is also the higest mountain in the entire Sulawesi Island.

To visit Rantemario Summit, its not consider easy because a full day driving from South Sulawesi capital of Makassar to the village of Gurra. And from Rantelemo you will start your trekking adventure tour to Karangan village where you will be overnight in the Village. Karangan village elevation is approximately 1,450m above the sea level.

Bellow is sample of Itinerary if you plan to visit Rantemario Summit.


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 Hotel for overnight (if you arrival time in Makassar in the morning, then you can driver directly to Enrekang. See day 2)

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 – Summit of Rante Mario – Karangan – Bambapuang – Toraja Land (B,L,D)
Early morning before breakfast, approximate 6 AM, start walking up to the summit of Rante Mario (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 : Full Day 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 : Full Day 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 – Makassar (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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