Sa’dan River is tourism attraction in Tana Toraja which is challenge you to have extreme sport for rafting. Sa’dan River or Saddang River is a river which split Tana Toraja, with 294 small rivers along its flow. Sa’dan River is the longest river in south Sulawesi province. This river spread out for 182 km long from high hilly land in Latimojong, and headed to Pinrang district (a district which located in the north west of Tana Toraja) and ended at Makassar strait. The average width of this river is 80 m, and it has quite strong stream and many huge rocks which spread along its flow.
Sa’dan River Rafting has quite strong stream is called ‘cascade’. In Sa’dan River, there are many big cascades which categorized into grade III, IV, and V. It means, if you want to raft in this river, you have to own rafting experience at least till grade II. Below are big cascades names that can be found in Sa’dan River.
If you decide to finish all routes in Sa’dan River, you can take a rest and stay the night along the river edge. Lantang is an inn in the shape of panggung house (one of Indonesian traditional houses shape, supported by 4 high pillars in each corner, so the house base doesn’t touch the ground).
Sa’dan River is situated in Tana Toraja district, south Sulawesi, around 240 km in the north side of Makassar city. If you want to have adventure in Sa’dan River, rafting usually begin from Buakayu village, Rantepao district, Tana Toraja. While the finish of rafting route is in Pappi village, Enrekang district, central Sulawesi.
From Makasar city, you can reach Tana Toraja by land transportation or plane. It will take 8 hours by land transport, and 2 hours by plane. The flight to Tana Toraja can only be done by small plane.