Makassar to Rantepoa in January
Replies: 1 - Last Post: Nov 27, 2012 7:56 AM Last Post By: pelanpelan
Nov 25, 2012 6:12 PM
Makassar to Rantepoa in JanuaryHello,
I'm heading to Indonesia for the first time with a mate for 8 weeks this January. We were looking at dedicating a couple of weeks to visiting Tana Toraja and we're currently considering our transport options.
We both ride motorbikes and are keen to hire bikes and make our own way from Makassar, stopping in villages along the way. I'm wondering if this is feasible/advisable/dangerous given the time of year? My mate speaks some Indonesian.
Any advice would be much appreciated!
Nov 27, 2012 7:56 AM
1Sounds good with a bit of planning. Have you thought about walking from Tana Toraja to Mamassa and getting a bus back to Makassar? Mamassa is less "touched" by tourism than Toraja (which isn't commercialised anyway!). Three days should do it and you can stay at local houses. Bus back from Nosu will be an experience. Some villages are inaccessible by anything other than foot. A guide is inexpensive and if you are looking to meet villagers and participate in the local culture - this is one for you. If they have any transport it is usually motorbikes so when they discover you can ride you will be part of the family.
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