Sulawesi Holidays & Tana Toraja Tour Packages
Indonesia’s fourth largest island, Sulawesi, makes an enthralling destination for those seeking off-the-beaten track adventurers and insight into authentic indigenous culture. Thanks to Sulawesi’s extreme topography, ethnic communities have developed and thrived in relative isolation. This is especially true in the southern highlands and Tana Toraja Regency, famed for its world-class coffee and Torajan people, who practice Christianity alongside animalistic ancestral beliefs.
On fascinating Tana Toraja tours, explore Torajan villages, distinctive for their massive peaked-roof, traditional stilt-houses and burial sites carved into rocky cliffs, where the entombed are guarded by life-sized wooden effigies of the dead. Foreigners are warmly welcomed to attend an unforgettable Tana Toraja funeral, an important part of village life, where elaborate and colorful ceremonies last for days with traditional rituals and feasting.