South Sulawesi 12D/11N – NCT05GG
Arriva Makassar – Hotel
Upon arrival in Makassar airport, transfer directly to hotel non-stop. Free program. Overnight at Fave**+(Standard room) / Best Western*** (Deluxe room)
Makassar Karst tour (B, L)
After Breakfast, you will be picked up by our guide for Countryside Karst Tour. Takes about 45 minutes driving to the small dock in Rammang Rammang village, and than a 30 minute traditional canoe ride to the nearby village. Walk about 20 minutes to the entrance to the Karst Cave and that began the trip to view the hand prints and stalactites & stalagmites of the Karst. Maros Karst Tower is the second largest Karst in the world after one in China. Lunch will be served at the one of local house. On the way back you can visit Traditional Paotere harbor and Fort Rottredam. Overnight at Fave**+(Standard room) / Best Western*** (Deluxe room)
Makassar – Malino (B)
After breakfast, we will take you to Malino. Malino located in the west slopes of Bawakaraeng Mountain. Precisely, at Tinggimoncong District, Gowa Regency, South Sulawesi Province, Indonesia, or about 90 kilometers southeast of Makassar City. This cool mountain resort is the one of the favorite weekend retreat for the Dutch colonial. On the way to Malino, you will stop to visit the Tombs of Sultan Hasanuddin and other tombs of the former kings of Gowa and also the Balla Lompoa Museum. Plantation Farm located in Gowa regency will be the next stop then proceed in visiting the spectacular Takapala Waterfall, which is lies amongst the beauty of rice field. Lunch will be served in local restaurant (own expenses). By passing through the Pine trees forest, we will take you to enjoy the beautiful panoramic with romantic atmosphere. Overnight at Riung homestay (Standard room)
Malino – Tanjung Bira (B)
After breakfast, we will take you out for a scenic drive to Tanjung Bira. First you will stop at the tea plantations of Nitoh and enjoy the beautiful scenery here. If lucky you can see women pick the tea leaves. After the tea plantation, transfer to Bira via Sinjai with some bumpy roads but allowing you to enjoy amazing scenery of the rice terrace and mountain views. Lunch en route (own expenses). On the way you will visit Tana Beru, where you can see the construction of the Traditional boat Phinisi. The Buginese and Makassarese is the expert of wooden boat makers and a skilful Sailor in Indonesia. Overnight at hotel Bara Beach (Deluxe Bungalow) in Bira.
Tanjung Bira – Liukang Snorkeling (B)
After breakfast, we will take you for an Island trip to Liukang for snorkeling by using a local boat for approx 30 min, but depends to the weather. Snorkeling equipment can be rented in Bira at your OWN cost. In the afternoon back to Bira. Overnight at hotel Bara Beach (Deluxe Bungalow) in Bira.
Tanjung Bira – Sengkang – Lake Tempe (B)
After breakfast you will be transferred to Sengkang. Lunch enroute (own expenses). In the afternoon we will cross the Lake Tempe by motorized Canoe to catch the beautiful sunset over the Lake. Overnight at BBC Hotel (Superior room) in Sengkang. NOTE: The water elevation in Lake Tempe will be low during the dry season. Not recommended to crossing the lake.
Sengkang (Silk Factory) – Toraja (B)
After breakfast, visiting a traditional silk factory, where you can see the traditional spinning and weaving of silk material by Bugisnese women. Lunch (excluded) en route. Arrive in the afternoon in Rantepao. Overnight at Torsina or Toraja prince (Standard room) / Luta hotel***(Superior room)
Toraja : Lemo, Suaya, Londa & Kete Kesu (B)
After breakfast, a full day exploring Toraja. First you will visit Lemo to see rows of Tau Tau statues and the hanging graves. Onwards to Suaya to discover the secrets of baby trees, and then proceed to Londa to see ancient tombs in which the deceased was not buried, but placed among the rocks. At Kete Kesu one of the oldest Torajan villages you can see Tongkonan (the traditional ancestral house, or rumah adat of the Torajan people), and also the old traditional rice barns with colorful woodcarving. Overnight at Torsina or Toraja prince (Standard room) / Luta hotel***(Superior room)
Toraja : Batu Tumonga, Soft Trekking – Weaving Center (B)
After breakfast, we will bring you out for a full day trip to Batutumonga, enjoying superb views of Rantepao and the surrounding valleys. You will enjoy a walk along the rice fields where you can see the daily life of Torajan people. Lunch (excluded) in local restaurant in Rantepao. After lunch, visiting Pallawa, Sa’dan, known as the weaving center of Rantepao. Overnight at Torsina or Toraja prince (Standard room) / Luta hotel***(Superior room)
Toraja village walk excursion (B, L)
After breakfast, full day Toraja trekking tour. First, you will be transferred to Kandora village and start your trekking activity. Passing thru Palipu village then proceed to Suaya via Gantarang village then to Tampangallo. Stop in Buntu Lobe to see the bamboo music orchestra performance by the local children and traditional dance of Toraja. Afterwards visiting Kambira village where you can see the baby grave in the tree. In the afternoon return to hotel for overnight at Torsina or Toraja prince (Standard room) / Luta hotel***(Superior room)
Toraja cycling – Medium trip 45km (B, L)
After breakfast, you will be pick up by the guide and transfer to Alang Alang village then bike via some villages to see rice field and traditional house. Overnight at Torsina or Toraja prince (Standard room) / Luta hotel***(Superior room)
Toraja – Makassar – Airport (B)
After breakfast, transfer back to Makassar. Lunch (excluded) will be served in a seafood restaurant in Pare-Pare. Afterwards, transfer directly to Hasanuddin Airport Makassar to catch the flight for your next destination.