Rice fields of Toraja, Indonesia
Vacations to Toraja, Indonesia
In the isolated highlands of Sulawesi, Tana Toraja, the ‘Land of the Heavenly Kings’ is home to a vibrant traditional culture. Set against a backdrop of blue misty mountains are stunning vistas of bright green rice terraces and tall limestone outcrops.
The locals practice a unique blend of Christianity and their ancient animist (ancestor worship) religion; the region is known for their unique funerary rites. Visitors are welcome to watch the funeral ceremonies, however there are other activities on offer. The jungle clad hills are a good option for trekking; cycling and motorbiking are great transport options for viewing the local area.
The surrounding villages offer a vibrant and very photogenic landscape with their elaborately painted houses with boat-shaped roofs - all encompassed by the bright green hues of the the surrounding rice terraces.
This region also produces world-renowned coffee and it is well worth it to taste it at the source, in the midst of beautiful and vibrant Tana Toraja.
Immerse yourself in an ancient, unique culture
Attend a tomate, and visit the cliff-side burial sites