8 DAY SOUTH SULAWESI ROUND TRIP
SOUTH SULAWESI ROUND TRIP
08 Days / 07 Nights
Makassar – Bira // approx 6 hours drive
After breakfast, set out for a scenic drive to Tanjung Bira. On the way we will visit Bissappu waterfall in Bantaeng. Lunch en route. The Buginese and Makassarese are the most skillful boat builders and sailors in Indonesia. At Tana Beru you can see Traditional Perahu construction. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 02 Bira – Island Tour
After breakfast, we will take you for a Island trip (Liukang Island or Ara Island) depends to the weather, using local boat reach for approx 30 min. Local barbeque lunch is served by the local guide. (Snorkeling equipment : fins or mask, can be rent in Bira / OWN Expenses). In the afternoon back to Bira. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 03 Bira – Sengkang // approx 5 hours drive
After breakfast, transfer to Sengkang. Located in the center of the Former Buginese Kingdom. In Watampone we will visit the museum of Andi Mapasissi to see his collection from the former Bugis Royalties. Lunch en route. In the afternoon we will try to catch the beautiful views of the sunset over the Lake Tempe. We will cross the lake by motorized canoe and we will visit the fisherman families who do live on the floating villages. Overnight at hotel.
NOTE : Lake Tempe is Shallow lake by NO rain for a long Time, it will be dry and we can Not cross the lake.
Day 04 Sengkang – Toraja // approx 7 hours drive
After breakfast, we will visit a traditional silk factory, where women handspin and weave silk cloth, than transfer to Tana Toraja via Palopo a small Muslim harbor port, lunch enroute. The Road from Palopo to Toraja gives us spectacular views. In the afternoon arrival in Rantepao. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 05 Toraja Tour
After breakfast, a full day exploring Toraja. First we will visit Lemo to see rows of Tau Tau statues and the hanging graves. Onwards to Suaya to discover the secret of the Baby Tree , Also visiting today Londa, to see an ancient grave where the deceased are entombed. At Kete Kesu one of the oldest Torajan villages we can see Tongkonan, and old rice barns, also famous for its traditional colorful woodcarving. Lunch in Rantepao. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 06 Toraja Tour
After breakfast we set out on a trip to Batutumonga enjoying superb views over Rantepao and surrounding valleys. Ideal for a walk along the rice fields and the daily Torajan live. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Afternoon also visiting Pallawa, Sa’dan, known as the weaving center of Rantepao. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 07 Toraja – Makassar
After breakfast, transfer back to Makassar. A coffee-stop at Puncak Lakawan will be made to enjoy the spectacular view. Lunch will be served at a seafood restaurant in Pare-Pare. Afterwards transfer directly to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 08 After breakfast, we will make a half day City Tour of Makassar, visiting the Old Dutch Fortress Rotterdam and Paotere Anchorage the Buginese boat harbor. Onwards transfer directly to Hasanuddin Airport Makassar to catch your flight to your next destination.
– Deluxe : Anda Beach Hotel (sea view room, New build hotel and restaurant facing directly to the sea), Pondok Eka Hotel Sengkang (deluxe room, very basic Sulawesi type hotel), Toraja Heritage Hotel**** (standard room) and Hotel Aryaduta Makassar***** (deluxe sea view room).
– Comfort: Deluxe : Anda Beach Hotel (sea view room, New build hotel and restaurant facing directly to the sea), Pondok Eka Hotel Sengkang (deluxe room, very basic Sulawesi type hotel), Luta Resort Toraja*** (superior room) and Hotel Pantai Gapura Makassar**** (cottage room build over the sea).
– Tourist: Deluxe : Anda Bungalow Hotel (deluxe room, simple accommodation), Pondok Eka Hotel Sengkang (deluxe room, very basic Sulawesi type hotel), Hotel Indra Toraja** (deluxe room, very basic Sulawesi type hotel) and Hotel Santika Makassar*** (deluxe room).
Hotel based on program, full board meals, Private AC car, entrance fee’s with German or English speaking guide (subject to availability).
TERMS AND CONDITIONS :
30 days before arrival : Full refund, 30 – 10 days before arrival : 50% cancellation fee will apply, 5 days before arrival : 70% cancellation fees will apply, Within 5 days of arrival : No refund.