2012 JuneTour to Health Tour to Health
Tana Toraja, culture known worldwide for its extraordinary and complex funeral, unlike the rest of the world, the most important celebrations Toraja do not occur in baptisms and weddings, but residents here, spend their lives saving to provide the best funeral their dead! The high mountains and beautiful Tana Toraja land, not only offer great views of rice paddies and green fields, on this trip you will enter in the culture where cliffs statues, sacred trees, walking dead and animal sacrifices are the order of the day.
Arrival in Ujung Pandang or Makassar, our guide will meet you at the Airport, Makassar airport is quite busy, as is the center of Indonesia, and of all aircraft traffic moving from east to west in Indonesia (and vice versa) Here begins the adventure of the island of Celebes, private car on the way to Tana Toraja.
The journey, about 310 km is filled with rice fields, villages Bugis, who are the owners of the famous blend of traditional boats pinisi.
They will be 8 hours by car from the airport, so will some stop halfway for lunch or dinner. (Depending on the time of your flight) Arrival at the Hotel, well-earned rest after the long journey.
Breakfast at the hotel. There will be two days visiting the most emblematic places of the Tana Toraja. Toraja is one of those mystical places, where both the beauty of the mountains and fields and the unique culture, makes this area a must for those who want to leave other tourist areas.
The Toraja are mostly Christians, but still lives today animism. So you can see in most of their funerals and beliefs derived from religion Aluk Todolo.
We will make the must of Toraja. Lemo with the cemetery on the wall and all the statues of wood called Tau-Tau, representing the deceased. The town of Kete Kesu, one of the oldest of which will see the typical Toraja houses called Tongkonan, and then to Londa Marante where other graves really hanging in a cave, the villages of Bori, Nanggala, Suaya, see the graves for babies in the Trees, (it is one of the most special things I’ve seen in Indonesia).