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Tana Toraja Sulawesi

Tana Toraja Sulawesi, Makassar land tour 5 days to enjoy sightseeing the Toraja cultures, beautiful Landscape and typical unique house building of Torajan.

Toraja is quite simply unique. A cultural island, hemmed in by mountains on all sides, Toraja Sulawesi prove there is life after death with their elaborate ceremonies. Take beauty of Bali, houses of Bataks in Sumatra and megalithic cultures of Sumba and you’re still not even close. Cave graves, hanging graves, tau tau (life-sized wooden effigies) of dead and buffalo carnage every summer; it’s macabre but mesmerizing. This is a world unto itself.

On burial ceremony of Tana Toraja Sulawesi, they leave corpse inside a cave. Many visitors would surprise of not smelling any strong odor that usually comes with a corpse. Oral history says that in old days, deceased would be "ordered" by a shaman to walk by him or herself to cave. It was a zombie-like procession. Unfortunately no one can witness Tana Toraja Sulawesi kind of ritual today. Most spectacular of Torajan rituals are funerals. For Torajan, a funeral is single most important ceremony in life cycle of Tana Toraja Peoples. It is based on a strong belief that soul of deceased travels to land of south and in this land of eternity, he will need all requisites of everyday life in hereafter just like when he was alive in this world. Funeral ceremonies are festival lasting as long as ten days with much feasting and entertainment. Animal sacrifices are made to ensure eternal life in afterlife and to safeguard descendants. Curious about Tana Toraja Sulawesi and Book your 2017 tour to real Torajan ancients tradition. Because Life is short. Take the trip, Buy the shoes and Eat the cake.

Making an Inquiry 2017 / 2018
Price is customized based on final hotel choices, travel dates, and other custom preferences. Most tours package are customized for private travel according to your preferences and dates. Please inquire for a custom quote.

Private trip/group of your friends or family:

  • Price per person for 2 participants:
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1.When the confirmation is sent, we require deposit payment 35% from total land cost for guaranty booking(No Refund)
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FORCE MAJOUR ( For flight Cancel and delay - most cases fly into remote areas in Indonesia ) :
Tour Packages excludes expenses incurred due to causes beyond our control (force majeur) and expenses also caused to flight cancellations & delays are not covered by www.adventuretourtravelindonesia.com. we will assist in the rescheduling of all flights & organizing suitable accommodations transport and meals etc… but ALL costs are to be covered by yourself if these circumstances occur.

tana toraja sulawesi

Tana Toraja Sulawesi

5 Days / 4 Nights
Start / Finish: Hasanuddin Airport, Makassar
Tour Code: KNLR-UPG-TTS-5D
Grade: Leisure - Moderate
Departure: Daily - you may arrange your own date.

Tana Toraja Sulawesi Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Makassar Airport - Drive to Tana Toraja

Upon arrival in Hasanuddin airport (Depart Bali (DPS) at 06:55 - Arrived Makassar (UPG) 08:15 - Flight Number GA 620), Ujung Pandang, Makassar, meet with our guide and drive 8 hours to Tana Toraja. On the way, passing through the buginese village with typical wooden houses. Lunch will be serve at local seaofood restaurant in Pare-pare. Then drive to Battukabobong to see the wonderful landscape of Mount Battukabobong and enjoy the great green view while having hot drink and snacks. Arrived at Rante Pao, Tana Toraja in the afternoon, check in at Hotel. Free time at your own leisure.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Misiliana Hotel or Similiar Class

Day 02: Toraja Historical Culture Tour

Breakfast at Hotel, visit the stone hanging grave of Lemo with its Tau-Tau effigies, Kambira where we can find the peculiar baby graves in the trees, Nanggala and Siguntuk, local Torajan villages famous for their old Tongkonan houses and rice barns and explore the architecture of Tongkonan houses in Ketekesu village and Londa, which is a natural grave with entombed deceased. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Rantepao. Afternoon back to hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Misiliana Hotel or Similiar Class

Day 03: Tana Toraja Sulawesi Tour

After breakfast, visit Pallawa and Sa’dan, local Torajan villages famous as the center of wood carving, Bori, where we can see the ancient stone megaliths and Marante, local Torajan village with their big Tongkonans and old rice barns. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Rantepao. Afternoon back to Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ala Indonesian Food
Accommodation: Misiliana Hotel or Similiar Class

Day 04: Tana Toraja Soft Trekking

Enjoy breakfast at Hotel, drive to the mountains and visit Tinombayo where we can enjoy the spectacular view of the megalith stones spread over the extensive rice fields, to a burial cave of Lokomata, trip to Batutumonga where we will a have short trekking, enjoy the beautiful scenery, its a unique Torajan life style and trekking along rice terraces, steep hills with huges bamboos and spectacular views. Lunch will be served close to the top of the mountain. Back to Rantepao in the afternoon and resting and stay overnight at Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Misiliana Hotel or Similiar Class

Day 05: Drive to Makassar - Transfer to Airport for your next flight

Breakfast, then drive to Makassar with the same road, stop at Pare Pare for having lunch, afternoon arrived in Makassar airport. Tour Ends.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: None.

Package Tour Cost Inclusion:

AC transportation based private car
Tour as per program
English languages speaking guide
Entrance fees
Full board meals as indicated per itinerary above
Mineral water during tour
Refreshment
Tax & service
4 nights’ accommodation based the itinerary above

Price Exclusion:

Domestic Airfares domestic, air port tax(if any), mini bar, laundry, tipping, alcoholic baverage, soft drink and other personal expenses.

Flight option from Jakarta and return or to Bali:

Depart Jakarta (CGK) at 06:00 - Arrived Ujung Pandang (UPG) at 09:20)
Depart Ujung Pandang (UPG) at 17:20 - Arrived Jakarta (CGK) at 18:40
Depart Ujung Pandang (UPG) at 18:00 - Arrived Denpasar (DPS) at 19:20 - Flight Number GA 625).

What to bring during Tana Toraja Sulawesi:

Suntan lotion, sunglasses, hat
Rucksack or day bag
Rain jacket and small umbrella if possible
Trousers and long shirt (cotton) for trekking
Trekking shoes or other comfortable walking shoes
Long socks plus extra
Sandals(teva/paddling shoe)
Pocket knife and flash light (torch)
Mosquito and insect repellent
Camera/waterproof camera plus extra micro chip/memory and battery/charger
Other personal things and medicine
For souvenir and other personal expenses, please bring Rupiah( IDR Indonesia Money ).

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