SULAWESI TORAJA TOUR
VISIT TORAJA TOUR WHILE THE CULTURE STILL INTACT!
Tana Toraja, Sulawesi Island – While it stands out as one of the beautiful regions in South Sulawesi, it is undoubtedly the third tourist destination in Indonesia after Java and Bali. Tana Toraja is thought to be one of the most breath taking terrains in Sulawesi and as well as Indonesia. Your Toraja tour will surely be worth the miles journey because on top of everything else, there is absolutely nothing like watching a sunrise from Gunung Sesean. The village is surrounded by mountains, tombs, lush greenery and rice paddies. The village has their distinctive Tongkonans which is a traditional ancestral house shaped like a boat where the deceased are often kept and cared for. The Toraja language is only spoken, since there is no writing system you will find carvings on wood that have special names in symbols.
Although Mostly a Christian population it’s also mixed with Muslims. It’s one of the only locations where you can visit a traditional village and be witness to their ancient burial rituals which are known to be some of the most complex in the world. On your Toraja tour, as a guest it’s common to bring bags of Sugar for the family of the deceased.
Toraja Tour for Tau-Tau Effigies
Lemo, the Royal Graves of Suaya and the oldest Effigies “wooden dolls” is known for its 75 niches. Book your Toraja tour package and see the Lemo funeral site that dates back to the 16th century.
Londa is known for its cliff burials but also has another site where corpses are buried. Guides can be hired to travel the caves but there are bones from the deceased laying around so you need to watch your step and be respectful.
THE FUNERAL CEREMONY IN TANA TORAJA
In Tana Toraja life revolves around death where as our funerals are to mourn the dead theirs are a celebration of life. The funerals are also a show of a families Status’s. Often their loved ones are not buried for months or even years so the family can collect the proper funds. During this time Rambu Solo or Funeral Ceremony takes place. Up until the ceremony the deceased is not looked at as dead but as ill or as a sick person. The deceased is symbolically feed and dressed daily at this time. When it does come time for the funeral ceremony Family members sacrifice animals in hopes their loved ones spirit will be able to move on peacefully. The animals go through tedong silaga “trial of strength” and bulangan londong which isn’t for the faint of heart. Once the Sacrifice is complete it’s followed by a ceremonial dance called Ma’dondan. After they distribute the meat to the deceased and visitors based on status in the village. The horns are then taken to the front of the house. The more horns on the house the higher status of the family. The best time to make your Tana Toraja tour for funeral ceremonies are the summer months, this is when they traditionally take place.
TORAJA TOUR PACKAGES
3 DAYS SULAWESI TORAJA TOUR
4 DAYS SULAWESI TORAJA TOUR
5 DAYS TORAJA SENGKANG TOUR
6 DAYS TORAJA SENGKANG BIRA TOUR
7 DAYS TORAJA BUGIS ROUNDTRIP TOUR
8 DAYS TORAJA MAMASA TREKKING TOUR
9 DAYS TORAJA TREKKING WITH BUGIS ROUNTRIP TOUR
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