Tana Toraja Regency (Torajaland, Land of the Toraja or Tator) is a regency (kabupaten) of South SulawesiProvince of Indonesia, and home to the Toraja ethnic group. The local government seat is in Makale, while the center of Toraja culture is in Rantepao. But now, Tana Toraja has been divided to two regencies that consist of Tana Toraja with its capital at Makale and Toraja Utara with its capital at Rantepao.
The Tana Toraja boundary was determined by the Dutch East Indies government in 1909. In 1926, Tana Toraja was under the administration of Bugis state, Luwu. The regentschap (or regency) status was given on 8 October 1946, the last regency given by the Dutch. Since 1984, Tana Toraja has been named as the second tourist destinationafter Bali by the Ministry of Tourism, Indonesia. Since then, hundreds of thousands of foreign visitors have visited this regency. In addition, numerous Western anthropologists have come to Tana Toraja to study the indigenous culture and people of Toraja.
Day 1/02nd June 2016 : Arrival Makassar – Sengkang
Morning arrival in Makassar, meeting service by your Tour Guide at the airport, then directly leaving for Sengkang. Upon Arrival in Sengkang by traditional motorized canoe, visit the floating houses at the Huge LAKE TEMPE, witnessing the way of life of the local people, then city tour by visiting the traditional silk weaving mills. Afterward check in hotel, overnight.
Accommodation: BBC Hotel, Sengkang.
Day 2/03 June 2016 :Sengkang– Toraja
After breakfast, leaving SENGKANG forTORAJA, Passing through the Buginese area with their distinctive stilt houses through magnificent scenery and mountain. Some stops on the way, including stop at Erotic mountain in Enrekang, the city where you will pass. Afternoon arrive in Toraja. Check in hotel and overnight, Misiliana Hotel.
Day 3/04th June : Toraja Fullday Tour
After breakfast, visit the fascinating villages of Toraja with the unique Tongkonan Houses which shape like a ship bow and stern. LEMO, grave yard on the cliff. SUAYA, old royal stone graves of the seventh king.SANGGALA, the tree for the dead babies. Afternoon visit LONDA, an ancient natural graves and puppets on the balcony representing the dead. KETEKESU, traditional Toraja village.Afternoon Back to Hotel.
Day 4/05 June: Toraja Fullday Tour
After breakfast, visit BATUTUMONGA, mountainous area with fantastic scenery passing through the green paddy field. On the way visit the ROCK graves. Soft trekking passing the village to see the way of life of Toraja people. PALAWA, the oldest village of Toraja with old Tongkonan houses and rice barns surrounded. Then visit BORI, the stone showing the existence of the funeralsite of the clan. Afternoon visit NANGGALA, traditional village with Fantastic Tongkonan houses surrounded. MARANTE, the hanging graves. If you want to see local Market, please ask your guide to have a stop before back to your hotel.
Day /05 June 2016 5 :Toraja-Makassar-Bali
After having your breakfast, get ready to leave Toraja for Makassar, you will be arriving in the afternoon at the airport, check in .End of service.