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Jun/24  –  Jun/28

Tour: Discussion About Toraja

Rantepao, Sadan, Londa, Desa Ke'te Kesu', Kalimbuang Bori, Batutumonga & Lo'ko' Mata, Gunung Sesean, Buntu Burake, Karst Rammang-Rammang, Gua Leang Leang

Operator: Jalan Jalan Toraja  

Rp6.200.000 / orang

Grade: Light
Safe for everyone, including children. No formal skill necessary.
Quota: 1 persons (Max. 4)
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Many tours focus on beautiful landscape of Toraja. ‘Discussion about Toraja’ emphasizes on culture and tradition. Participants of the tour would be immersed in discussion about stone burial, funeral rites, motifs, and Aluk Todolo, a belief system that was once embraced by majority of Toraja. Besides exploring Toraja, participants will visit a pre-historic cave Leang Leang and the largest karst formation in Indonesia, Rammang Rammang in Maros.

Tour fee (Rp 6.2 million) are for 4 people. If participants are lesser than 4 but are willing to pay the fee, the tour will go on.

We understand that many of our tour-participants are backpacker. Our tour-fee doesn't include accommodation in Toraja so participants can choose lodging according to their budget (you can check AirBnB, HomeAway, etc for various lodging type).

However, if you are not sure what lodging to choose, we can help you do the booking with no extra fee. Please let us know your budget via JalanJalanToraja@gmail.com and we will contact you as soon as possible with candidates of lodging.

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Price Basic:
Rp6.200.000 / orang

Installments:
  • Down Payment : Rp1.550.000
  • Installment 2 : Rp1.550.000
  • Installment 3 : Rp1.550.000
  • Installment 4 : Rp1.550.000


Price Include:
Guide and driver's tips and meals. You don't need to pay for these.

Drinking water during tour.

Guidance from a native Toraja who can converse well in English.

Entrance ticket to places of interest (see Itinerary).

Bus ticket (executive class) from Maros to Toraja (Rantepao) and back.

Transportation from your lodging in Toraja to places of interest with air-conditioned car.

Use of our home base in Maros. Amenities: clothes washing machine, 3 air-conditioned rooms, etc.

Pick up service from Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport, Maros.

Boat ride in Rammang Rammang at Maros.


Price Exclude:
Lodging in Toraja: you can choose the lodging that suits your budget. We can help to book it. Please let us know your budget by writing to JalanJalanToraja@gmail.com.

Meals during tour: we will stop by local eateries so you can choose traditional dishes you prefer.

Hospital bill (should any participant fall sick during tour).

Merchandise.

Travel insurance.

Activities:
  • Backpacking
  • Cave Exploring
  • Cultural trip
  • Hiking
  • Historical Places
  • Mountain Climbing


Meeting Point:
Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport, Maros

Day 1: Pick up at airport and exploring remnants of pre-historic life in Sulawesi island
Location: Sultan Hasanuddin Airport.
We will pick you up at Arrival gate. Please look for Dalle who holds a banner with your name.

Location: Our home base at Maros.
Travelers can drop their bags and have a rest before starting the tour.

Location: Rammang-Rammang Village, Maros.
Exploring karst formation Rammang Rammang.
Boat ride along river in Rammang Rammang.

Location: Leang Petta Kere, Maros, South Sulawesi
Visit pre-historic cave.

Day 2: Life at Toraja
Location: Pasar Bolu Rantepao.
Visiting tedong (water buffalo) market if this day falls in Market Day (Tuesday or Saturday).
Introduction to tedong classification in Toraja custom.
Sampling local dishes and drinks e.g. pa’ piongan (chicken or pork cooked inside bamboo stem with spices), palm wine, etc.

Location: To'barana - Sa'dan.
Visiting Andulan village to see traditional weaving activity.
Visiting woven cloth gallery in To’ Barana.

Day 3: Appreciating tongkonan, Aluk To Dolo, and funeral rites of Toraja
Location: Londa Burial Caves, Rantepao.
Observing various burial places, method used by locals to bring deceased body to hill, and stone grave. Exploring traditional motifs used in coffin and their meaning.
Exploring small cave used for burial.

Location: Kete Kesu Village, Rantepao.
Introduction to tongkonan (traditional house of Toraja) and its philosophy.
Exploring traditional motifs used in tongkonan and their meaning.
Get to know folklore and life of Toraja people during Dutch occupancy.

Day 4: More things about Toraja funeral rites and agricultural life
Location: Kalimbuang Bori.
Get to know funeral rites of Toraja.
Differences between funeral rites of aristocrat and commoner.

Location: Lo'ko' Mata.
Exploring agricultural life of Toraja and its relationship with Aluk To Dolo, a once major belief system there while sampling coffee in Tinimbayo.
Visiting a large stone grave called Lo’ko’ Mata.

Day 5: Hiking in Mt. Sesean OR visiting Statue of Jesus
Location: Mount Sesean, Tana Toraja.
Hiking in Mount Sesean. It takes about 4-5 hours, depending on participants’ fitness level.
Remaining time will be used to visit souvenir shops in Rantepao.
Going back to lodging and preparing for departure to Maros by public bus.

OR

Location: Stratue of Jesus at Buntu Burake, Makale.
Introduction to the spread of Christianity in Toraja and changes it brought.
Get to know acculturation between Christianity and Aluk Todolo (a major belief system previously embraced).
Remaining time will be used to visit souvenir shops in Rantepao.
Going back to lodging and preparing for departure to Maros by public bus.

Day 6: Back to home base in Maros
Location: Our home base in Maros.
The bus from Toraja can send travelers directly to Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport at Maros directly. If the bus departed at 10pm from Rantepao, it will reach the airport at around 7am the next day. While waiting for your flight (if it's in the afternoon or evening), you can stay in our home base at Maros . It takes about 20 minutes’ drive to reach the airport. Transportation from home base to airport is not covered anymore. You can use Grab Car or Go-Car with fee around 30-40 thousand Rupiah.

Jalan Jalan Toraja


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We provide tour-guiding services in Toraja area. Our guide is a native who can converse well in Toraja, English, Bahasa Indonesia and has extensive knowledge of Toraja culture and traditions.

 
 

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Terms and Conditions:
Tour fee is for 4 people. If there are less than 4 participants, as long as they agree to pay the fee, the tour will go on.

Not wheelchair accessible.

Not recommended for pregnant travelers.

Terms and Regulations:
Please reach Sultan Hasanuddin in the morning at the starting date of tour. Your arrival will decide the time spent on the first 2 destinations at Maros: Rammang Rammang karst complex and pre-historic cave at Leang Leang.

Necessary Equipments:
Please bring your own hat, umbrella, or rain coat.

It's advised to wear water resistant shoes.


Info:
Tour fee (Rp 6,200,000) are for 4 participants max. If there are less than 4 people, as long as they are willing to pay the fee, the tour will go on.

Harvest time in Toraja falls in June-July. If you want to see agricultural life at its best, we advise to visit during this period.

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