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Overview

South Sulawesi is a beautiful region, located on the western southern peninsula of Sulawesi island. The capital city of South Sulawesi is Makassar (formerly know Ujung Pandang) and also as the biggest city on Sulawesi Island.

Tourist attractions in South Sulawesi can be said to be complete compared to other regions in Indonesia. Starting from the sea to the beach, from the mainland to the mountains, you can found many fantastic tourist attractions and the fascinating natural tropical scene, from the underwater to the mountainous area including karst mountains, lakes, waterfalls, culture, traditional house, phinisi boat craftsmen, culinary, diving places, ceremonial, traditional dance, carving, beautiful weaving silk, and many other attractions

Itinerary

Explorer South Sulawesi Tour, 14 Days / 13 Nights

Day 01 : Makassar Arrival (D).
Meeting service at Sultan Hasanuddin Airport Makassar, pick up then transfer to hotel, Dinner at local restaurant, free program.

Day 02 : Makassar – Toraja (BLD).
Buffet breakfast at hotel, check out then directly trip to Tana Toraja. The trip will pass some regencies in distance of 310 km (it’s about 8 - 9 hour drive from Makassar). On the way you’ll enjoy the beautiful rice field, fish pool and the Traditional Houses of Bugisnese which is adorn on the right and left side of the main road. Lunch will be at Pare-pare, one of the regencies we passing by in the distance of 175 km. After lunch the trip will be continue and will arrive in Tana Toraja about late noon, then check-in to hotel, Dinner at the local restaurant, free program.

Day 03 : Toraja Fullday Tour (BLD).
Buffet breakfast at hotel, starting Toraja tour to visit Ke’te Kesu (traditional wooden carving village and hanging grave), Marante (is a village where a lot of Tongkonan House, big paddy barns and big rocky hill containing hanging stone graves which the located called "Erong"), Bori menhir stones, soared up several meters above the land and then lunch at local restaurant, after wards continue tour to visit Pallawa (The most beautiful village with buffalo horns in front off their houses) and Lokomata (the boulder grave) then visit Sa'dan To'Barana, the traditional cotton weaving village. Afternoon back to the hotel, Dinner at the local restaurant, free program.

Day 04 : Toraja Fullday Tour (BLD).
Buffet breakfast at hotel, starting Toraja tour to visit Londa (the natural cave grave), Lemo The cliff-side stone grave with wooden effigies on the balcony, the royal family tombs at Suaya then lunch at local restaurant. Afterwards continue tour to visit Kambira (Baby grave) and Sangalla, village lying among the leafy bamboo trees and the tomb of King Sangalla. Afternoon back to the hotel, Dinner at the local restaurant, free program.

Day 05 : Batutumonga – Toraja Trekking (BLD).
Buffet breakfast at hotel, starting tour to visit Batutumonga, the highland area and the beautiful landscape of 1.355 meters from sea level, than take time to deep trekking in the country side through the paddy field and coffee plantations on foot. En-route you will find a beautiful landscape, old traditional houses, local people daily live and more. Lunch will be served en-route. Afternoon back to the hotel, Dinner at the local restaurant.

Day 06 : Toraja – Sengkang (BLD).
After breakfast at hotel, check out then leaving to Sengkang Regency with few stops enroute for some interesting stuff. The trip will be take about 5 - 6 hour drive. Lunch will be served en-route. Upon arrive in Sengkang, visit the weaving center where we can see women hand spin and weave traditional Bugis silk clothes, Sengkang well know as the central of Buginese Silk Weaving, here you may see people weaving Sarong, Tshirt and many more with many style and models. After that continue tour to visit the Lake Tempe where we will have a boat trip to explore the daily life of the local Buginese fishermen who do still live on the floating houses. Afterwards check in to hotel, dinner at local restaurant.

Day 07 : Sengkang – Tanjung Bira – Selayar Island (BLD).
After breakfast at hotel, check out then leaving to Tanjung Bira Ferry Harbor. The total trip may be take about 10 - 11 hour drive including time on ferry cross to Selayar Island. Lunch will be served en-route. Upon arrive at Bira ferry harbor, take rest while waiting ferry, once the ferry available, we will cross to Selayar Island, the ferry trip may take about 2 hour. Upon arrive at Pamatata harbor, continue trip to Benteng City, main city of Selayar Island. From Pamatata to Benteng will take about 2 hour drive. Dinner will be served en route or upon arrive in Benteng City. Upon arrive at Benteng, check in hotel, free program.

Day 08 : Selayar Island Tour (BLD).
Simple Breakfast at the hotel, today you will have time to visit Nekara Museum, Gong Nekara, and Bitombang Old Village, its quite unique villages since the land topography is not flat as most land, so that has extremely high pole house for about 12 m high in the back side, while the front of the house is lower about 1 - 2 m high. The pole of the house usually use a high quality woods in Selayar traditional language call it "Batti/holasa", and the pole of the house can last for hundreds of years. Lunch will be served an-route with simple style. Afternoon back to hotel, dinner at local restaurant.

Day 09 : Selayar Island Snorkeling (BLD).
Simple Breakfast at the hotel, by ride wooden boat, today you will have time to snorkeling around Selayar Island on East Coast or West Coast of Selayar Island, or Pasi Island, depend on weather on the day snorkeling. Lunch will be served on the beach with simple picnic style. Afternoon back to hotel, dinner at local restaurant.

Day 10 : Selayar – Tanjung Bira – Liukkang Island* (BLD).
Simple Breakfast at the hotel, early check out then leaving to Pamatata Harbor to catch morning ferry for cross to Bira. Upon arrive at bira, we will continue to visit Liukkang Island, the boat ride may take about 20 minute. Upon arrive at Liukkang Island, these island surrounded by white sand beaches with clear crystal water, here we may swim, sunbathing, or do snorkeling. Lunch will be served on the beach with simple style. In the afternoon back to Bira, check in hotel, dinner at local restaurant or at hotel/resort.
* If you come during West Season or Rainy Season (December to April), then we may can't visit Liukkang Island since the waves may big, the snorkeling may move to East Part of Bira, around Bira Harbor.

Day 11 : Bira – Tana Beru – Silk Weaving – Ara Beach (BLD).
Breakfast at hotel, then starting tour to visit Tana Beru Village, This village well know as the Central of “Phinisi” boat maker or phinisi boat craftsmen. The Phinisi Boat is well-known as a means of traditional sea transportation among the Buginese people since many centuries ago. Here visitors will be amazed by the skill of the artisans for making the boat. They can made a very strong and luxurious ship only based on the experience and knowledge passed down from their ancestors, without using picture or even written sources. The boat made with many various sizes and some of their customers comes from overseas. After that continue tour to visit traditional silk weaving, here we may found woman weaving silk with traditional equipment. Afterwards lunch at local restaurant then continue to visit Ara Beach. Ara area also know as place for phinisi boat craftsmen, the area also containing beach call it Mandala Ria Beach and the beach also offer beautifully white sand beach. Afternoon back hotel, dinner at local restaurant or at hotel/resort.

Day 12 : Bira Free program (B).
After breakfast at hotel/resort, today is free time, you may enjoy the white sand beach is like wheat flour spread along the seashore. swimming, sunbathing or snorkeling. Lunch and Dinner personal account.

Day 13 : Tanjung Bira – Kajang – Makassar (BLD).
After breakfast at hotel, check out then leaving to Makassar. On the way back to Makassar, you will stop to visit Kajang Village, where we will explore the black culture of the primitive Kajang ethnic. The Kajang people is sub-ethnic to Makassar ethnic groups, who inhabited a particular area. The area and the people are quite isolated from other people of Bulukumba. The Head of this group who is ruled by a tribal and religious is called "Ammatoa". For those who are eager to see him are obliged to wear a black shirt and black "Sarong" barefooted is much better. They live harmoniously with the nature and they do not use a modern facility i.e means of transportation. For that reason, no cars and the likes are permitted to enter this area. Afterwards continue trip to Makassar. Lunch will be served en-route. Upon arrive in Makassar check in hotel, dinner at local restaurant.

Day 14 : Makassar Transfer Out (B).
Buffet breakfast at hotel, check out then transfer to Sultan Hasanuddin Airport Makassar for your flight to next destination.

Price Including :

  • Accommodation
  • Private Transport with Air Condition
  • Car driver
  • English speaking Guide
  • Meals Fullboard (as itinerary)
  • All entrance fees
  • Ferry ticket Car and Passenger Bira - Selayar Return
  • Private Boat Selayar Island
  • Life jackets
  • Standard Snorkeling Equipment (Mask and Snorkel)
  • Mineral water along tour
  • Parking
  • Highway fees
  • Tax & Service

Price Excluding :

  • Air ticket & Airport Tax
  • Personal expenses (phone, mini bar, laundry)
  • Travel insurance
  • Juice drink / Beer at local restaurant, hotel
  • Tipping for Guide – Driver – Bellboy hotel
  • Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Diving Equipment
  • Airport porter
  • Optional tour

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