South Sulawesi; Toraja Highland Tour

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Overview

Tana Toraja ; The Land with Spectacular Nature and Uniquely Culture

Tana Toraja is safely protected beyond the lofty mountains and rugged granite cliffs of the central highlands of the island of Sulawesi and the home of the Toraja people. 'Discovered' and opened to the world from their long isolation only since the beginning of the last century, the Toraja today still adhere to their age-old beliefs, rituals and traditions, although many of her people are modernized or have embraced Christianity.

The nobility of Toraja are believed to be descendents of heavenly beings who came down by a heavenly stairway to live here on earth in this beautiful landscape. To keep up the energy of the land and its people, the Toraja people believe that these must be sustained through rituals that celebrate both life and death, which are attached to the agricultural seasons. Tourists to Toraja, therefore, are either attracted by its unique culture and rituals, most of which are mostly centered around graves and death ceremonies. While others prefer to avoid the morbid images and go trekking through the spectacular, almost untouched Toraja countryside visiting remote villages, or exhilarate in rafting the Sa'dan river rapids.

Highlights

  • Take you out on the picturesque drive to Toraja with approx 8 hours driving along the Bugisnese villages with their typical houses
  • Stop in Puncak Lakawan to enjoy the spectacular view
  • Full day exploring Toraja visit Lemo to see rows of Tau Tau statues and the hanging graves
  • Londa to see ancient tombs in which the deceased was not buried, but placed among the rocks
  • At KeteKesu one of the oldest Torajan villages we can see Tongkonan (the traditional ancestral house, or rumah adat of the Torajan people
  • Full day discovery trekking tour from Kandora village,passing through Palipu village then onwards to Suaya via Gantarang village then to Tampangallo
  • Stop in Buntu Lobe to see the children performing music bamboo orchestra and traditional dance of Toraja
  • Kote village where you can see the baby grave in the tree

Itinerary

Upon arrival at Hasanuddin Airport in Makassar,meeting services. we will take you out on the picturesque drive to Toraja with approx 8 hours driving along the Bugisnese villages with their typical houses. We will stop for a photo-taking during the trip. Lunch (Exclude) will be served in a seafood restaurant in Pare-Pare. In the afternoon stop on the PuncakLakawan to enjoy the spectacular view. Arrive in Rantepao in late afternoon. Overnight at Hotel Misiliana (Deluxe Room).

After breakfast, a full day exploring Toraja. First you will visit Lemo to see rows of Tau Tau statues and the hanging graves. Onwards to Londa to see ancient tombs in which the deceased was not buried, but placed among the rocks. At KeteKesu one of the oldest Torajan villages we can see Tongkonan (the traditional ancestral house, or rumah adat of the Torajan people), and also the old traditional rice barns with colorful woodcarving. Lunch (Exclude) in Rantepao. Overnight at Hotel Misiliana (Deluxe Room).

After breakfast, another full day discovery trekking tour of Toraja, first you will be transferred to Kandora village where your trekking trip be began. Passing thru this Palipu village then onwards to Suaya via Gantarang village then to Tampangallo. Stop in Buntu Lobe to see the children performing music bamboo orchestra and traditional dance of Toraja. Afterwards visiting Kote village where you can see the baby grave in the tree. In the afternoon we return to hotel. Overnight at Hotel Misiliana (Deluxe Room).

After breakfast, drive back to Makassar. Lunch (Exclude) will be served at a local restaurant in Pare-Pare then transfer directly to Hotel Santika Makassar (Deluxe Room).

After breakfast, Transfer directly to Airport to catch flight for your next destination.

More Information

Price: 475 / person

Inclusions

  • 4 Nights accommodation as mentioned hotel
  • Daily breakfast
  • Return hotel transfer during tour
  • Private air conditioned transportation during tour
  • Entrance and donation fee to visit object
  • Children performing music bamboo orchestra
  • Mineral water
  • Porter
  • Local English speaking guide

Exclusions

  • Domestic flight
  • Lunch and Dinner not mentioned in program
  • Tipping
  • Porter
  • Personal expenses
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