This centrally located Homestay is a perfect base from which to explore Toraja. Before I tell you about the place you should know that the owner Daud has been a guide for 30 years and trained many of the current guides. He will recommend you a good, reliable guide at a fair price so DON'T acceot the first offer you get when you arrive off the night bus. You will be targeted by guides knowing you are tired and offering tours at inflated prices. Take your time. Get to Riana Homestay where Daud will advise you and family are really friendly and go out of their way to make you feel at home. I had a large twin room with comfortable bed and a massive bathroom. The hot water was a bit tempremental (sometimes boiling, sometimes a bit tepid) but it didn't matter. Plenty of room to wash your own clothes or have them laundered for you. Lots of local kids live close by and they are always laughing and playing, which is nice. There are mega roosters (is there anywhere without them??). Breakfast is adequate but you might want to buy yourself some fruit. Tea and delicious Torajan coffee avaialbe all day and water refill. Toraja is amazing so give yourself plenty of time (4-5 days) to explore.
- Also Known As:
- Riana Guest House Rantepao, Sulawesi, Indonesia