About Tana Toraja

Tana Toraja is a regency of South Sulawesi in Indonesia and home to the

Toraja ethnic group. The local government seat is in Makale, while the center

of Toraja culture is in Rantepao.

Toraja funeral and rites

Toraja funeral rites are important social events, usually attended by hundreds

of people and lasting for several days. These ancient traditions have been practiced

over many centuries and are known to be the most complex funeral traditions

in the world.


How can you get to Tana Toraja

Rantepao can be reached from Makassar (also known as Ujung Pandang)

where you can get with a daily flights from all major cities in Indonesia.

In Makassar you can take a direct bus to Rantepao (Tana Toraja) from

the terminal the Makassar Bus Terminal located in Daya Region (30 minutes

from the airport). You can choose from a selection of bus companies and

from Standard Bus to VIP Bus service. There are daily buses at 9 am and 9 pm.


Other option is to rent a car. If you travel in the group of 3 people or more,

it is better to rent a private car because the cost for your bus tickets will be

almost the same as for renting a car. If you are interested in this option you

can order the private car in the section Contact. We will pick up you at the

Makassar airport.