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Tana Toraja--Back to makasar airport/ trekking

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Tana Toraja--Back to makasar airport/ trekking

Hello TAs,

1) our departure flight from Makassar airport will take place at 1730 (must reach airport by 4:15pm latest). Do you think we have enough time to take day bus from Tana Toraja? Where can I find the bus time table?

2) We shall go to Tana Toraja on our own by taking bus. Totally, 4D/3N at Tana Toraja. a) which trekking route is most appropriate? Group tour or private? Do we need to reserve inn at the city Renapao or the guide will arrange for us? What is the normal rate of tour per day?

Pls advise

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1. Re: Tana Toraja--Back to makasar airport/ trekking

Goto this link regarding Dodo the Penman

IMHO he is the best guy to assist out all your accommodation and travel need at Tana Toraja

tripadvisor.com/…32546496

Had you consider the fact that the journey will take 8-10 hours by road.

Crash out at Dodo house at Makassar for the night prior to the flight

By bus

Tana Toraja is a solid 300-km, 8-10 hour drive from Makassar. The cost is 80,000 Rupiah on an air-conditioned bus from Makassar to Rantepao. There is usually a morning or an overnight bus. Frequent mikrolets/bemos leave from Makassar to the bus terminal and take about 40 minutes. The bus from Makassar to Tana Torajo is very clean and comfortable. Please note however, that if you intend continuing further north, the buses are generally slower, in poorer condition and far less comfortable.

Edited: 27 March 2012, 10:31
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2. Re: Tana Toraja--Back to makasar airport/ trekking

Thanks.

Is there any overnight bus from Rantepao to airport? where can i search the bus timetable? Where to take the bus from Tana Toraja?

Seems that your Dodo is stationed in Makassar. I only need service once we arrived Rantepao (we can manage bus trip from Makassar by reading LP on our own)

Any idea to my Q2 above?

Please advise

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3. Re: Tana Toraja--Back to makasar airport/ trekking

a. Bus Service

non-AC : Leaving for toraja or vise versa at around 8 a.m and 8 p.m.

Toraja is a small town and the bus normal park in front of one hotel)can' t remember the name)

The recent ticket price is Rp60.000.

AC : Leaving for Tana toraja from Makassar or Vise versa at around 9 a.m, 10 a.m, 1 p.m, and 10 p.m. The recent ticket price is Rp80.000 - Rp100.000.

Some non AC bus companies ( Makassar - Tana toraja ) : BATUTUMONGA, SETUJU, PELANGI, TIKULEMBANG, BORLA INDAH, toraja INDAH, toraja RIA, MITRA MUDA, DISCHO INDAH, SUMBER SEDERHANA. Find their offices at the Makassar Bus terminal and at Makale and Rantepao.

Some AC bus companies ( Makassar - Tana toraja ) : FA. LITHA, ALAM INDAH, BINTANG PRIMA, NEW LIMAN, METRO PERMAI.

Even through Dodo is based a Makassar but he had great contact at Rantepao

Edited: 27 March 2012, 14:33
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5. Re: Tana Toraja--Back to makasar airport/ trekking

Thanks.

Am now home after Torajan visit in early April.

Rgds

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6. Re: Tana Toraja--Back to makasar airport/ trekking

@Gary

How about sharing a JBR from your visit

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7. Re: Tana Toraja--Back to makasar airport/ trekking

Thanks again.

Actually I posted "Tana Toraja Forum: Let's share our limited experience in Toraja and Makassar "

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10. Re: Tana Toraja--Back to makasar airport/ trekking

Do not take bintang prima bus. The last 2 trips with them has been terrifying. Bus leaves late and drives like a lunatic to make up time. I just got of the bus and nearly hit the driver for his crazy driving.

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