To be held on August 13, 2016, with expected participants near to 1,000 avid runners from across Indonesia and abroad, the Toraja Marathon Committee offers easy packages for both participants and supporters.
As Tana Toraja lies in the central highlands of South Sulawesi some 328 km north of Makassar, capital city of South Sulawesi, Toraja can be reached by plane from here to a small airport at Pongtiku near Makale, the largest town in Tana Toraja. Nonetheless, most still prefer the 8 hours overland journey, which, though strenuous, provides unforgettable scenery.
Exotica Toraja, the appointed travel agent offers a number of packages to suit all needs as follows:
Bus Package of IDR 570,000 includes transfer in/out from Makassar's Hasanuddin Airport to Toraja including shuttle bus service from the hotel to the venue and back.
Basic Package (Hostel/homestay including breakfast) starts from IDR 1,500,000/2N or IDR 2,200,000/3N, transfer in/out from Hasanuddin International Airport, shuttle bus from/to the hotel to the venue
Comfort Package (1 or 2 stars hotel including breakfast) starts from IDR 2,170,000/2N up to IDR 3,170,000/3N, transfer in/out from Hasanuddin International Airport, shuttle bus from/to the hotel to the venue
Family Package Basic (Hostel/homestay include breakfast) starts from IDR 3,450,000/2N to IDR 3,850,000/3N, which comprises transfer in/out from Hasanuddin International Airport, shuttle bus from/to the hotel to the venue
Family Package Comfort (1 or 2 stars hotel including breakfast) starts from IDR 4,050,000/2N to IDR 4,260,000 for 3 Nights which include transfer in/out from Hasanuddin International Airport, shuttle bus from/to the hotel to the venue.
While, for those who wish to experience more of Toraja while there, Exotica Toraja also offers packages.
Tana Toraja has a unique culture set in stunning scenery. The villages of this mountainous area provide a fascinating unique architecture and rituals, the most elaborate funeral rites in the world, graves high up in caves atop rocky cliffs, then taste the spicy torajan local cuisine and enjoy Toraja's legendary Arabica coffee.
To experience Toraja during the event, there are a number of additional tour packages available on the 11th. 12th 14th, 15th, and 16th August, as follows:
One day tour, covering a visit to the traditional village of Ke’te Kesu, the Lemo Cave in Londa, Baby Grave at Kambira and the tall statue of Jesus in Makale.
(8-10 pax)/IDR 470,000 per person by ELF minibus.
(4-5 pax) IDR 515,000 per person by Avanza (mini MPV),
(4-5 pax) IDR 560,000 per person by Innova (compact MPV)
2 Days Tour, covering a visit to Batutumonga the best points to view the highlands, Lokomata, Pallawa and Bori. There is also a chance for tourists to witness the Rambu Solo’ funeral ceremony. Stop by at Sa’dan Barana, guests are entertained by traditional music and dance performances and learn Toraja traditional weaving .
(8-10 pax)/IDR 940,000 per person by ELF minibus.
(4-5 pax) IDR 1,030,000 per person by Avanza (mini MPV),
(4-5 pax) IDR 1,120,000 per person by Innova (compact MPV)
For more information log on to www.torajamarathon.com.