Toraja Village
Toraja Village
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Laura P
Wellington, New Zealand3 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
I just traveled to Toraja with my friend for the first time in september 2022,and it turns out that Toraja is one the extraordinary tourist destinations to visit for cultural and natural tour.
Toraja tour would be perfect and enjoyable if anytourist needs a very trusted guide like we did it with Mr.Arru as a toraja person himself.
We really admire Toraja because of its culture is still unique and interesting to see and it is supported by lovely nature especially for making a trekking adventure.
We also really admire to Mr.Arru as our great guide when exploring toraja by doing a cultural tour and trekking.
We had a fantastic tour and trekking at that time because excellent tour services from Mr.Arru,he is very flexible to organize a tailored tour in Toraja with a fair price.
Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful for all our trip in this region.he spoke very good english.
We found him as a very honest and professional guide and we also found his contact details on Instagram and Tiktok:@toraja tour guide sulawesi.
and reached him on Whatsapp/seluler number:+6285299235999 and Email:arrutoraja12@gmail.com
Written October 2, 2022
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Lince M
Toronto, Canada5 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
We had a great cultural tour and Trekking in Toraja with an experienced and trusted guide Mr.Arru as a toraja person himself.
For the cultural tour we visited all the traditional gravesyard with effigies of the dead people,The traditional houses and rice barns,the dead person was still kept in the family house including visiting the funeral ceremony and thankgiving ceremony for the new traditional house.
For 2 days trekking tour in the beautiful countryside we walked up and down hill for 5-6 hours a day passed through the villages,local houses,ricefield terraces,bamboo forest,coffee and cacao plantations,etc.mingled with the family and the local people to enjoy the torajan foods and some palmwine when spending a night with the family in the village during our 2 days trekking at that time.
We had a great time with our guide Mr.Arru for both of our trip.he told us everything as a very knowledgeable and informative guide about Toraja and other general knowledge,he could speak excellent english.
We found his contact details on Instagram and Facebook:Arru Toraja Tour Guide.
He was very flexible and familiar with all the information of Toraja local events.
His Whatsapp/phone:+6285299235999 and Email:arrutoraja12@gmail.com
Written September 15, 2022
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Jeane W
Los Angeles, CA4 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Toraja culture and nature are still interesting and impressive to see because the Toraja people still maintain their Ancestor culture and traditions even though they are mostly christian and Toraja area has stunning views for its nature as well,very friendly people and also they are very welcoming
We are really culture lover travelers recently visited Toraja and explored Toraja culture such as:a ma'nene ritual and a funeral ceremony with fighting buffaloes including visiting the traditional houses and unique graves in the different villages while viewing the incredible panorama and surroundings in this region.
We defenitely had a great local culture experience with enjoyable trekking adventure in Toraja tour with a very reliable and knowledgeable guide Mr.Arru,he provided us an excellent tour service with a reasonable price.
Our guide was very flexible and helpful to arrange everything related to Toraja Tour.
Mr.Arru could speak excellent english and he was very fun guide in Toraja,we found him on his Instagram to see his all pictures of Toraja tour and got his contact details:Whatsapp/mobile:+6285299235999 and Email:arrutoraja12@gmail.com
Instagram/Facebook:Arru Toraja Tour Guide.
Thank you Arru for our wonderful tour in Toraja with you.
Written August 29, 2022
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Elizabeth B
Liverpool, UK9 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Toraja is situated in the north of makassar the capital of south sulawesi and has a culture that is still unique to be seen until nowdays also has beautiful natural scenery.
Toraja's unique culture is important and interesting to see such as:Various of burial sites,the dead effigies,the dead person is still kept in the family house,Traditional houses and rice barns and the most interesting to see in Toraja is the traditional ceremonies such as:The funeral ceremony,wedding and a new house ceremony also ma'nene ritual but we didn't see the ma'nene ritual because we visited Toraja in february 2020.
Toraja has incredible views for the nature such as:ricefield terraces,beautiful views of countryside with local houses,mountains,hills,bamboo forest even Toraja has very good coffee that's why we could see coffee plantations beside cacao plantations everywhere around the region.
Torajan people are nice people and really welcoming also very tolerant.
When we explored Toraja for 2 days a culture tour and 2 days trekking tour, we had a very memorable trip with an experienced and a very professional local guide Mr.Arru.
Don't hesitate to contact Mr.Arru if the travelers will need information about Toraja tour and trekking,rafting,Toraja traditional ceremonies information and so on.he is a reliable and great guide in Toraja.
His Whatsapp(phone):+6285299235999 and Email:arrutoraja12@gmail.com.
Written October 21, 2020
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Mark Evans
London, UK2 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Tana toraja situated in the north of makassar the capital of south sulawesi,it is 8-9 hours driving.
Tana toraja is wellknown unique culture and ancient tradition,good tolerance and has incredible panorama,
The best time to visit toraja around june until august because at those months are the high season of funeral ceremonies and the ricefields are yellowing and some are verdant.
Also the best time to visit tana toraja in december until the beginning of january.
Written January 17, 2020
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Reinhard K
Julich, Germany19 contributions
Sep 2019
We, i.e. my wife and me, experienced Tana Toraja for one week in September 2019 within a two months travel visiting the islands of Flores and Sulawesi in Indonesia. As a matter of fact, the week in Toraja was the highlight of this trip in several aspects. The combination of wonderful nature providing spectacular views, a strong and complex cultural heritage still visible in a variety of exceptional tongkonans (traditional houses) and beautifully carved rice barns, colorful local markets and traditional agriculture (e.g. rice paddies and sugar palms), and, last not least, overwhelmingly friendly and open-minded people, always ready to interact with a foreigner interested in their daily life and culture. All this was made accessible to us by an exceptional guide, Daud Rapa. He not only showed us many of the 'hot-spots' in Tana Toraja, but introduced us to hidden sites and to events beyond that what tourist usually have access to. Moreover, during the time of our visit in Tana Toraja, we stayed in his family home, together with his wife (a perfect cook!) and his three daughters, which was an unforgettable experience on its own. Daud being a member of a very old family of the highest caste in Torajan society, is extremely knowledgeable of every single aspect of this truly unique ethnic group (Toraja), and, speaking excellent English, he is both perfectly able and willing to share this knowledge with his guests, provided they are truly interested. Thanks to him, we not only gathered a lot of background information, but we were also introduced to rituals (e.g. funeral ceremony) and social events which otherwise we would certainly have missed. Last not least, Daud also hired Boi for us, who not only was our reliable driver but also a constant source of good humour during all our excursions. Thanks, Daud, for this wonderful week! At the end, I would like to mention that Daud, right before our visit to Tana Toraja, joined us on a one week tour in Minahasa region, the northern part of Sulawesi including Tangkoko NP, Tomohon and the volcanoes, which he had organized for us in a similarly perfect way.
Written November 11, 2019
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Sri Nuryanti
52 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
Indonesia is welknown with its diversity. One of superb site that you may visit is Toraja in South Sulawesi. Toraja is not only welknown with its coffee production, Toraja is also welknown for its Rambusolo ceremony to honor the respected person who died. The dead body after somedays or months to be put in a special house, the body later on will be put in the slope of the mountain. The ceremony takes some days as the family usually will have to prepare a white buffalo which is very expensive in term of the price,accompanied by some buffalo to prepare the food for everyone who attend the ceremony. The travel to reach the place is quite tempting. You may take a flight from South Sulawesi to Palopo and continue the journey by bus or cater a car to Toraja at Rantepao, North Toraja, South Sulawesi. The building of Toraja village is uniquely with the different feature of house fasad. Feel the mountain breeze and you will see a serene beauty of the Toraja village area. Come and have a look around at Toraja village. Mingling around with local people and feel their culture for respecting the live and the dead.
Written November 6, 2019
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Alain23
4 contributions
Oct 2019
We have seen huge funeral ceremony in this region. The culture is still well preserved.we recommend this place
Written October 29, 2019
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Steph D
4 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
Can not recommend Toraja Villa highly enough!

Four amazing rooms overlooking the gardens and infinity pool with outdoor baths and showers.

The living and dining area on the first floor provided a picturesque out look over the infinity pool and rice fields next door.

All the staff were lovely and were always available to make our stay more enjoyable. The in-house prepared food was delicious (highly recommend the nasi goreng and beef rendang) and we were able to enjoy a private yoga session in the garden and a massage in the private massage room in the villa.

Great place for a group of friend or a family or two travelling together with older kids.

Little to no traffic near the villa however will need a taxi to get to get to restaurants and cafes.
Written October 11, 2019
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Anita vH
Eindhoven, The Netherlands12 contributions
Sep 2019
Very nice traditional village, the houses are made with great handicraft and good they keep up this tradition.
Written October 9, 2019
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