Tana Toraja Land Short Tours 03 Days 02 Nights in South Sulawesi

Tana Toraja or Toraja Land is situated 310 kms north of Makassar ( UjungPandang ), the capital city of South Sulawesi ( Celebes ). Tana Toraja is a mountainous area.The slope of the limestone mountains are covered with various kindsof bamboo, pine trees, coffee and many other kinds of tropical plants. The wet rice terraces and clove bushes also beautify the area.

The total area of Toraja land is 3,205.77  kms. According to the 1995 cencus, the population of the regency numbered 367,371 people living in two towns ( Makale and Rantepao ), and in 65 villages. It is important to note that a million of
Torajans live outside Toraja Land. Most of them comprise job seekers, University students, soldiers and business people.

The long drive from the lowlands to the mountain stronghold of TANA TORAJA opens up a breath-taking new world. The rugged mountains and verdant valleys are home to a  people  who  love  of  religious spectacle is equaled only  by  their  hospitality. With majestic panoramas, captivting villages and dramatic ceremonies, Tana Toraja is the undisputed highlight of any journey to Sulawesi ( Celebes ) – Indonesia.

The trip starts from Makassar, the capital of South Sulawesi Province, accessible by flights from other major cities in Indonesia and then proceed by a long drive through spectacular mountain, steep terraced slopes and tall bamboo forests to arrive in Toraja highland, the “Land of the Heavenly Kings”. We will walk across the natural beauties of Toraja highland to experience unique culture of Toraja people which is based on animistic beliefs. Known for their grand burial ceremonies on cliffs or hanging graves, they practice an ancestral cult even today where death and afterlife ceremonies are great feasts when buffaloes are sacrificed in the final death ceremony, after which the deceased’s remains are placed in a coffin and interred in caves hollowed out in high cliffs.

We will visit the cliff-side stone grave with wooden effigies on the balcony at Lemo, the royal family tombs at Suaya, the baby grave in the huge tree at Kambira, traditional dance performance at Sangalla, the natural cave at Londa and the traditional wooden carving village at Kete Kesu.

You’ll also be struck by the unusual architecture of the traditional Toraja house Tongkonan at Palawa. We will also make trekking from Pana through the rice-field and some village down to Tikala to enjoy the beuties scenery of the highland. Another style of adventure in Indonesia.

Explore Toraja Highland with us, a truly rare adventure into the strange and mysterious world of Toraja people.

Day 01 : Ujungpandang Arrival
Upon arrive at Ujungpandang Airport, meeting services and direct transfer to Tana Toraja, enroute stops and visiting Bantimurung, Buginese colony with their typical houses on poles, lunch served at best local restaurant in Pare – Pare; late afternoon arrive Tana Toraja check in Missilana Hotel or similliar for dinner and overnight.

Day 02 : Tana Toraja Excursion (BLD)
Breakfast Hotel, full-day excursion Tana Toraja including visit Lemo, Suaya, Marante, Nanggala; lunch served at celebes restaurant, Dinner and overnight at Missiliana Hotel or similar.

Day 03 : Tana Toraja – Ujung Pandang Departure (BL)
Breakfast at hotel, drive via Pare – Pare to Ujung Pandang with lunch at Bukit Indah restaurant, direct transfer to the airport for flight to next destination.

Rate : USD 410/person twin share  Min 02 person

Tours Included :
– Pick up and transfer services from Hassanudin Makassar Airport
– English Speaking Guide, Others on request
– AC vehicle
– All Accommodation
– All meals
– All tours per itineraries
– Funeral entrance fees
– All local guides
– Boating at Lake Tempe ( For Other Tours )
– Mineral drinking water

Tours Excluded :
– Return air tickets to and from Makassar
– Alcoholic and non alcholic drinks
– Laundry
– Tipping for the driver and guide
– Village donation
– Phone calls
– Airport porter and airport taxes
– Any personal expenses

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