Sulawesi Expedition: Tana Toraja Trek

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  • duration 11 days
  • tour type Group Tour
  • age requirement 12+ years old
  • Starts Makassar, Indonesia
  • Ends Makassar
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  • Learn about the Ma’nene death ritual, or the ‘ceremony of cleaning corpses’ – a 900year old tradition where the Torajan people dig up and spend time with the dead.
  • Traverse some of Indonesia’s most stunning landscapes as you trek well away from the tourist trail, through evergreen valleys and bamboo forests, staying in traditional villages and interacting with locals.
  • Soak up the tranquil atmosphere of Ramang Ramang village as you float along the river in a traditional wooden boat, surrounded by the stunning mountainscape and acres of emerald green rice paddies.
  • Be part of an incredible community project in the village of Puntondo – meet the fishermen and learn about the importance of the marine ecosystem, and how this project is helping to save the coastline.
Starting and ending in Makassar, the trip Sulawesi Expedition: Tana Toraja Trek is a guided adventure trip that takes 11 days. You will travel through Makassar, Rantepao, Puntondo and 5 other destinations in Indonesia. Sulawesi Expedition: Tana Toraja Trek is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Experience an island that ventures way beyond the imagination. Hike deep into the mountainous core of Sulawesi and witness the compelling combination of art, ritual and death that’s central to the existence of one of Indonesia’s more confronting cultures, on an unforgettable expedition that’s not fit for the faint-hearted. Inhale the fresh mountain air and traverse dense bamboo forests, undulating landscapes and deep fertile valleys on a breathtaking trek that sees you interacting with the locals and resting in remote villages. Leave the terraces of rice paddies behind to discover elaborate wooden effigies on the cliff-face tombs of Lemo, and meet the Taroja people – who, by faithfully following ancient traditions, preserve the belief that death is all a part of life’s journey.
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  • Douglas
  • From Wales
  • On Jun 10 2019
“Was busy before joining the tour so really looking forward to wind down and get a well-deserved break. Starting in the hotspot of San Francisco and finishing in mind-blowing LA, with a lot of great flora and fauna in between. Our guide was knowledgeable and managed to make everything smooth. Was fortunate to join a great group of people as well.”
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  • Anonymous
  • From USA
  • On Aug 23 2018
“Beautiful sights, jovial tour guide, well done! A great adventure, worth the price.”
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  • Jean
  • From USA
  • On Sep 02 2019
“This was the absolute best trip ever. I’ve traveled many times. I have to say this was one of the best experiences and adventures of all. Our skipper, Rita was simply amazing. The best! Wonderful skipper, skilled sailor, knowledgeable, so friendly, helpful, genuinely caring of her boat mates. She’s a dream to sail with! If anyone sails, I’d highly recommend requesting her.”
  • Day 1: Makassar
  • Day 2: Ramang Ramang - Pare Pare
  • Day 3: Rantepao
  • Day 4: Tana Toraja Trek
  • Day 5: Tana Toraja Trek
  • Day 6: Tana Toraja Trek - Rantepao
  • Day 7: Rantepao
  • Day 8: Palopo
  • Day 9: Puntondo
  • Day 10: Puntondo - Makassar
  • Day 11: Makassar
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
  • Hotel (7 nights), Guesthouse (2 nights), Dormitory (1 night)
  • 10 Breakfast, 4 Lunch, 3 Dinner
  • Private mini van , Plane
Included Activities
  • Ramang Ramang - Boat trip & village visit
  • Tana Toraja - Trek
  • Tana Toraja - Ke'te Kesu' tongkonan buildings
  • Tana Toraja - Lemo Burial Site
  • Tana Toraja - Kambira Baby Graves
  • Tana Toraja - Palawa Village
  • Tana Toraja - Bori Parinding Standing Stones
  • Puntondo - Fishermans village including traditional lunch
  • Any international flights to/from Makassar are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Sulawesi Expedition: Tana Toraja Trek tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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A deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 57 days before departure. For any departures within 11 January 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Sulawesi Expedition: Tana Toraja Trek tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Sulawesi Expedition: Tana Toraja Trek tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CANCELLATION No additional cancellation fees apply for this Sulawesi Expedition: Tana Toraja Trek tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.
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