Sulawesi formerly known as Celebes is an island in Indonesia. The name Sulawesi comes from the words sula(island) and besi(iron) and may refer to the historical export of iron. Sulawesi is the world’s eleventh-largest island with an area of nearly 175,000 square km and about 18,5 million people. Sulawesi consists of four peninsulas; the northern Minahasa peninsula, the east peninsula, the south peninsula and the south-east peninsula. Islam is the majority religion in Sulawesi, Christians form a substantial minority on the island.Smaller communities of Buddhists and Hindus are also found on Sulawesi.
Sulawesi is part of Wallacea meaning that it has a mix of both Asian and Australasian species. There are 8 national parks on the island of which 4 are mostly marine.
There are 127 known mammalian species in Sulawesi 67% are endemic meaning they are found nowhere else in Indonesia or the world. Around 350 bird species are in Sulawesi and several endemic species of freshwater fish.
Toraja, the sacred highlands.’To Riaja’ or a place where northern people lived(‘To’ means people while ‘ Riaja’ means north). On this land old ways live on, Toraja is a life-changing experience waiting to be explored, split into two regions Tana Toraja and Toraja Utara-32 cultural villages stand in unison.
Morning arrival at Hasanuddin Airport, you will be met by your tour guide and directly depart to Toraja by private vehicle 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 which you will pass. Afternoon arrive in Toraja. Check in hotel and overnight.
After having your breakfast, you will start to 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 you will be back to hotel.
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 Funeral Site 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.
After having your breakfast, get ready to leave Toraja for Makassar, you will be arriving in the afternoon at the airport, check in.