- Experience a traditional Toraja Funeral Ceremony
- Get a peek into daily life and culture
- Taste some traditional Torajan food
- Learn more about life on Sulawesi from Ino
- Duration: 1 day
I am Ino, and I am from the South of Sulawesi in Indonesia, a picturesque mountainous region that is home to an indigenous group, the Torajans. I will take you to one of our funeral ceremonies which is a very important event in our culture. It is a is a great celebration of life, much like a going-away party, and everybody of the village takes part.
At 8 am I will pick you up from your homestay. We will then go by car/foot/public transport to Kete Kesu where we can see a traditional village. The Torajan’s have very unique and traditional house artictecture. After Kete Kesu we will experience a Toraja funeral ceremony if there is one taking place. A Toraja funeral ceremony last for 4 days with different rituals each day.
Then we will have lunch in in a restaurant in Rantepao where you can try Torajan traditional food such as Pa'piong (meat cooked in Bamboo).
In the afternoon we will visit a burial site of the Torajans and see the baby grave on the big tree. Around 5 pm I will bring you back to your homestay or hotel.
Meeting point: your hotel in Rantepao Yogyakarta
Starting time: 8.30 am until 5 pm
- English speaking guide
- Lunch (around 3 USD)
- Donation (usually we bring 1 box of cigarette)
- Entrance fee (around 2 USD)
- Local transportation costs