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Sulawesi Expedition: Tana Toraja Trek

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Trip Overview
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.
Essential Info
Starts: Makassar
Ends: Makassar
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Walking, Expedition
Trip Code: ITIXS
Countries visited: Indonesia
What's Included

Meals

10 Breakfasts included
4 Lunches included
3 Dinners included

Transport

Private mini van,Plane

Accommodation

Hotel (7 nights),Guesthouse (2 nights),Dormitory (1 night)

Trip Highlights

•   Learn about the Ma’nene death ritual, or the ‘ceremony of cleaning corpses’ – a 900-year- 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.

•   Immerse yourself in the cultural heart of the Torajan people as you embark on a full day of eye-opening exploration into their unique beliefs and traditions – gaze up at the cliff-face tombs and wooden effigies of Lemo and feel the mysticism among the trees of Kambira.

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Itinerary & Notes
Selamat datang! Welcome to Sulawesi, the Indonesian island gem that’s home to vast national parkland, radiant coral reefs and a mountainous centre. Your adventure begins in the city of Makassar – if you have time before your important group meeting this evening, perhaps explore Fort Rotterdam, the city’s most recognised landmark, standing majestically on the western coast. After your meeting, why not head out for a food tour at the local night market and get to know your new travel companions over a traditional dinner on Losari beach.
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