WONDERFUL TANA TORAJA

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WONDERFUL TANA TORAJA
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.
(by Indonesia Travel)

DESTINATION
RAMMANG RAMMANG
Rammang Rammang Village, located in the 50 m north of Makassar city. While crossing the river, you may enjoy the view of towering cliffs. The village offers a beautiful landscape with green rice fields surrounded by karst mountains.

LOKO'MATA
Lo’ko’ Mata is the bigger stone burial . This sheer size, coinciding with the colorful motives of the doors of the departed that filled every crevices creates a sense of amazement to everyone beholding its beauty.
There were more than 20 burial chambers carved into the large rock. 

KE'TE KESU'
Ke’te Kesu’ is nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The village is one of the most complete traditional Toraja’s settlements in the highlands.
The site consists of 6 Tongkonan houses along the main avenue, 12 granaries, a large open ceremonial ground and burial site.

BORI' PARINDING
Bori' Parinding is a megalithic funeral site and burial ground. The site is located next to the side of the main road and is a 20-minute drive from Rante Pao along winding country roads. The countryside in this part of Toraja is picturesque with flat open land covered in green rice fields that ripple in the wind.

LEMO
Toraja people are famous with their funeral rituals, which are many and varied. Exploring the region you can find tombs cut into a rock and the babies entombed in trees. This funeral site is a place where you can see carved wooden effigies of the dead.

LONDA
The site features two natural caves where the bones of the deceased can be seen. The two caves are about 10 meters in length and have served as burial chambers for the people who live in the area.
The famous character here is TAU TAU. This wooden statue dressed in colorful clothes and welcoming us there.

BATUTUMONGA
Located on a dramatic ridge, high on the slopes of Mount Sesean, 90 minutes’ drive away from Rante Pao, the capital of Toraja Utara. Batutumonga offers relaxing ambiance, cool temperature, and beautiful views.

DISTANCE From JAKARTA
2 hours 30 Minutes (To Makassar)
7 hours driving from Makassar to Tana Toraja
(Transit in Pare Pare)

FLIGHT RECOMMENDATION
JAKARTA to MAKASSAR
  • Citilink 04.30 - 07.55
  • Sriwijaya 05.00 - 08.10
  • Garuda Indonesia 05.10 - 08.40
  • Batik Air 05.35 - 09.00
  • Garuda Indonesia 07.15 - 10.45
  • Batik Air 07.35 - 11.00

    MAKASSAR to JAKARTA
  • Batik Air 18.00 - 19.20
  • Garuda Indonesia 18.05 - 19.25
  • Batik Air 18.40 - 20.00
  • Batik Air 19.40 - 21.00
  • Citilink 19.45 - 21.20


    WONDERFUL TANA TORAJA

  • PRICE : Start
    From
    IDR
    USD
    7.660.000589
    DAYS4    NIGHTS3
    DAY 1
    08.40 Meet and greet at the airport
    Driving to Tana Toraja (8 hours by car)
    Puncak Lakawang : Coffee with Mount Kabobong View
    Arrive in Tana Toraja at 17.00 - 18.00
    DAY 2
    Tana Toraja Tour
    Lemo - Tampangallo
    Kambira
    Bebo - Karuaya
    Kete Kesu
    Londa
    Bori-Pallawa
    DAY 3
    Tana Toraja Tour : Tinombayo Highland
    Batutumonga
    Lokomata
    Kapalapitu
    DAY 4
    08.00 Check out and heading to Makassar
    17.00 Airport
    18.00 Return to Jakarta
    NOTE
    The above itineraries are subject to changed due to :
  • Weather & traffic.
  • Local tradition/tribe tradition.
  • Political condition.
  • ENTITLEMENT:
  • 4 days transportation with driver, petrol, parking & airport transfer.
  • 1 night accommodation at Aston/Swissbell Hotel Makassar.
  • 2 nights accommodation at Toraja Missiliana Hotel with breakfast.
  • Meals : 4 Lunches & 3 Dinners.
  • Entrance ticket for Toraja & Makassar Tourism spot base on itinerary.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Mineral water during trip.
  • Souvenir.

    NOTE
  • The above price consider as a PREMIUM and PRIVATE Tour for minimum quota of 2 persons per trip.
  • Price will be subject to changed without prior notice due to local economic situation in local area (destination).
  • EXCLUDE:
  • Return Airfare to/from Jakarta-Makassar-Jakarta.
  • Personal expenses.

    NOTE - Cost Additional if any:
  • Aston/Swissbell Makassar extension : IDR 950,000/night-include Breakfast.
    Extra Bed at : IDR 450,000/night-include Breakfast.
  • Toraja Missilliana extension : IDR 1,270,000/night-include Breakfast.
    Extra Bed at : IDR 550,000/night-include Breakfast.
  • Toraja Heritage extension : IDR 1,350,000/night-include Breakfast.
  • Surcharge will be applied on :
    • Rambu Solo Festival.
    • Toraja Marathon.
    • Idul Fitri (4 days prior & 7 days after).
    • Christmas (1 day prior & until New Year).
    • New Year (until 3 days after).
  • High Season Hotel Surcharge : approximately IDR 350,000/room/night
  • High Season Transportation Surcharge : approximately IDR 200,000/car/day

    CHILDREN FARE
  • 5 - 6 years old : NOT RECOMMENDED
  • 7 - 8 years old above : full pricing same as adult.


  • ABOUT TANA TORAJA
    The Toraja are an ethnic group indigenous to a mountainous region of South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Their population is approximately 1,100,000, of whom 450,000 live in the regency of Tana Toraja. The word Toraja comes from the Buginese language term to riaja, meaning "people of the uplands".

    Torajans are renowned for their elaborate funeral rites, burial sites carved into rocky cliffs, massive peaked-roof traditional houses known as tongkonan, and colourful wood carvings. Toraja funeral rites are important social events, usually attended by hundreds of people and lasting for several days.

    Family is the primary social and political grouping in Torajan society. Each village is one extended family, the seat of which is the tongkonan, a traditional Torajan house. Tongkonan are the traditional Torajan ancestral houses. They stand high on wooden piles, topped with a layered split-bamboo roof shaped in a sweeping curved arc, and they are incised with red, black, and yellow detailed wood carvings on the exterior walls. The word "tongkonan" comes from the Torajan tongkon ("to sit").

    Each tongkonan has a name, which becomes the name of the village. The familial dons maintain village unity. Marriage between distant cousins (fourth cousins and beyond) is a common practice that strengthens kinship. Toraja society prohibits marriage between close cousins (up to and including the third cousin)—except for nobles, to prevent the dispersal of property.[16] Kinship is actively reciprocal, meaning that the extended family helps each other farm, share buffalo rituals, and pay off debts.

    In the Toraja myth, the ancestors of Torajan people came down from heaven using stairs, which were then used by the Torajans as a communication medium with Puang Matua, the Creator.

    To express social and religious concepts, Torajans carve wood, calling it Pa'ssura (or "the writing"). Wood carvings are therefore Toraja's cultural manifestation. Each carving receives a special name, and common motifs are animals and plants that symbolise some virtue. For example, water plants and animals, such as crabs, tadpoles and water weeds, are commonly found to symbolise fertility.

    In Toraja society, the funeral ritual is the most elaborate and expensive event. The richer and more powerful the individual, the more expensive is the funeral. In the aluk religion, only nobles have the right to have an extensive death feast. The death feast of a nobleman is usually attended by thousands and lasts for several days. A ceremonial site, called rante, is usually prepared in a large, grassy field where shelters for audiences, rice barns, and other ceremonial funeral structures are specially made by the deceased family. Flute music, funeral chants, songs and poems, and crying and wailing are traditional Toraja expressions of grief with the exceptions of funerals for young children, and poor, low-status adults.

    The ceremony is often held weeks, months, or years after the death so that the deceased's family can raise the significant funds needed to cover funeral expenses. Torajans traditionally believe that death is not a sudden, abrupt event, but a gradual process toward Puya (the land of souls, or afterlife). During the waiting period, the body of the deceased is wrapped in several layers of cloth and kept under the TONGKONAN. The soul of the deceased is thought to linger around the village until the funeral ceremony is completed, after which it begins its journey to Puya.

    Another component of the ritual is the slaughter of water buffalo. The more powerful the person who died, the more buffalo are slaughtered at the death feast. Buffalo carcasses, including their heads, are usually lined up on a field waiting for their owner, who is in the "sleeping stage". Torajans believe that the deceased will need the buffalo to make the journey and that they will be quicker to arrive at Puya if they have many buffalo.
    (by Wikipedia)
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