4 Days Tana Toraja Cultural Tour from Makassar : Tongkonan Houses, Toraja Weaving & Toraja Funerals – All Inclusive

Marvel at many wonders of Tana Toraja, Tongkonan House, ancient Kete’ Kesu and unique burial site

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Tour Name 4 Days Tana Toraja Cultural Tour from Makassar : Tongkonan Houses, Toraja Weaving & Toraja Funerals – All Inclusive
Duration 4 Days 3 Nights
Tour Type Private Sightseeing Tour

Get an Anthropologist’s Glimpse of an Ancient Culture and Unusual Burial Custom

Giving you the chance to discover all the different destinations in Tana Toraja: from visiting Tongkonan houses, Toraja funeral, historical sights and see traditional hand weaving of To’barana Toraja. We offer Toraja culture tours in 4 days start from Makassar, you will be picked up from your hotel in Makassar or Sultan Hasanuddin Airport at 8 AM. Trip to Tana Toraja takes about 9 hour drive from Makassar. Here you will pass some regencies with scenic drive that will not make you boring. Along the way you’ll enjoy the beautiful rice field, traditional fish pools and traditional house of Bugines. 

Tana Toraja is known for its ancient traditions and culture. The regency marked by the building that built in traditional boat-shaped architecture. Catch sights of Tongkonan houses, the living dead (Toraja funeral), ancient menhirs and Toraja hand weaving by local old women. Visit Kete Kesu, Marante and Pallawa village to get a glimpse of Tongkonan houses – a traditional house of Toraja people. For sure you will visit the famous burial sites unlike any other such as stone funeral burial, hanging graves, tree burials, the oldest burial cliffs, and cave burials.

Story Telling

See rows of Tau Tau Statues and The Graves of Tana Toraja

Visit Tana Toraja which lies in South Sulawesi and known for its unique culture. On this trip you will explore and observe those unique cultures and traditions of Toraja in your private 4 days excursion. Tana Toraja is famous for their varied funeral rituals. Exploring the region you can find stone funeral burial and the babies entombed in trees. The most picturesque burials located in Lemo, Londa, Sangalla and Suaya. The places where you can see sculpted effigies of the dead called Tau Tau.


Tongkonan were actually standing as material buildings quintessential Toraja traditional houses. That is in the typical shape of the boat with a long roof protruding in the front and back. Each Tongkanan has a unique history, for the Toraja people the Tongkanan is more than just a physical structure, it is the visual symbol of one’s extended family who lives in it now and those who lived in it in the past. 

The people of Toraja have varied burial practices. One of the most intrigues visiting region is Kambira village, where the dead babies are buried inside the trunk of tree so they can be ‘absorbed’ by nature. Tree burials no longer occur in Toraja since 50 years ago.

toraja funeral

Take you to admire the graves that are built on cliffs with wooden effigies of the ancestors known as Tau Tau on the balcony. These cliff graves have been existed since many centuries ago. 

Possibly witness a festive funeral called “Ma’nene” that happens every three years to honor the villagers love for the deceased person. 

In other burial rituals died-families are placed in caves. As you enter the cave you will see skulls and bones scattered around on the floor and hanging on the ceiling.

Suaya and Sangala are the burial sites of Toraja royals and King Sangalla.

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Tour Options

4 Days Tana Toraja Cultural Tour from Makassar : Tongkonan Houses, Toraja Weaving & Toraja Funerals – All Inclusive Price per Person
2 Pax USD 475
3 – 4 Pax USD 400
5 – 6 Pax USD 380
7 – 9 Pax USD 360
10 – 12 Pax USD 340
 The above rate is per person rate with minimum booking of 2 persons is required
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Tour Detail


  • You will receive confirmation within 1 business day. Once confirmed, voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Private Transport with Air-Conditioned vehicle
  • Car Driver
  • English Speaking Guide
  • 3 Nights accommodation base on Double/Twin/Triple Sharing at 4 star hotel (Heritage Hotel Toraja or Similiar)
  • Meals as Itinerary
  • Entrance fee as Itinerary
  • Mineral Water along Trip
  • Parking Fee
  • Toll Fee
  • Tax & Service


  • Flight ticket
  • Tipping for guide, driver and bellboy hotel
  • Juice or Beer at Local Restaurant
  • Personal Expenses (extra meals, Drink etc)
  • Personal traveler’s insurance
  • Documentation
  • Accommodation before and after tour

Day 1 (Makassar – Tana Toraja) [L.D]

  • 08.00 AM | Hotel/ port/ airport pick up (only in Makassar City area)
  • Heading to Tana Toraja (about 8-9 hours drive). You will enjoy the beautiful rice field, fish pool and the Traditional Houses of Bugisnese along the way to Tana Toraja
  • Lunch at local restaurant in Pare Pare
  • Arriving at the hotel in Tana Toraja, Hotel check in
  • Dinner at the local restaurant
  • Back to hotel

Day 2 (Tana Toraja) [B.L.D]

  • Having breakfast at hotel
  • Visiting Kete’ Kesu (Traditional wooden carving village and hanging grave)
  • Visiting Marante Village and Erong Grave (traditional village with a lot of Tongkonan House, big paddy barns and hanging stone grave in big rocky hill)
  • Visiting Bori Menhir Sone
  • Having lunch at local restaurant
  • Visiting to Pallawa Village (a beautiful village with buffalo horns in front of the houses)
  • Visiting Lokomata (the boulder grave)
  • Visiting Sa’dan To’Barana (traditional cotton weaving village)
  • Having dinner at the local restaurant
  • Back to hotel

Day 3 (Tana Toraja) [B.L.D]

  • Having breakfast at hotel
  • Visiting a cave grave called Londa
  • Visiting Lemo burial cliff with the Tau Tau (a wooden effigies which represent the deceased) standing on it’s  balcony
  • Visiting royal family of King Sangalla’s Tomb at Suaya
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Visiting Passiliran (a Baby Cemetery in the trunk of Tarra Tree) at Kambira Village
  • Visiting Sangalla (a village, which is located on a hilly valley and lies among the leafy bamboo trees)
  • Dinner at local restaurant
  • Back to hotel

Day 4 (Tana Toraja – Makassar) [B.L]

  • 08.00 AM I Heading back to Makassar, after having breakfast at hotel
  • Lunch will be served at local restaurant in Pare Pare
  • About 06.00 PM I Arriving at your hotel in Makassar/ Hasanuddin Airport in the afternoon
  • End of the tour


  • The itinerary may be subject to change, depending on the circumstances
  • Transfer service only available for any hotels, port or airport at Makassar City Area
  • Pick up time about 08.00 AM, we recommend you to take a flight with arrival time at Hassanudin Airport before 08.00 AM
  • Highly recommended one night stay in Makassar City before and after the tour
  • Kindly notice that the driver is not the tour expert guide. The driver will just pick up and drop you off.
  • This schedule is quite tight. We don’t recommend you arrange another tour or flight after this tour in the same day. Please kindly manage your own schedule before book.
  • Wandernesia is not responsible for any delay, loss, theft, accident, sickness, complaint, or any problems which occur during tour.

What to bring:

  • Voucher from Wandernesia (printed or e-voucher)
  • Comfortable and proper clothes as you will visit a grave
  • Extra clothes
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun protector
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Camera

Cancellation Policy:

  • The above rates are non-refundable. Once booking confirmed, it can’t be canceled.
  • No refund issued for cancellation made after reservation.
  • Please read the cancellation policy carefully before you make a reservation.
  • Any change or cancellation is made via email at business hours.
  • Business hours: Monday – Friday (except public holiday) from 09:00 AM – 15:00 PM (GMT +7)

No Show Policy:

  • 100% penalty will be charged for no-show case. No refund issued.

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  2. We will proceed your booking and send you the online invoice by email or WhatsApp.
  3. As you receive the invoice, please complete the payment. For more details, please see payment method section.
  4. As your reservation confirmed, we will send the voucher to your email or WhatsApp.
  5. Show your voucher (e-voucher or printed version) at the location. Happy Travel!


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