South Sulawesi RT 09D/08N – NCT05DD
Arrival Makassar – Maros Karst Tour – Hotel
Upon arrival at Hasanuddin Airport in Makassar, you will be picked up by our guide for Full day Countryside Karst Tour in Maros Regency. 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, visiting Paotere traditional harbor and Fort Rotterdam. Overnight at Fave hotel**+ (standard room) / Best Western***(Deluxe room)
Note : This trip can be execute if the flight arrival at the latest 11.30am
Makassar – Toraja (B)
After breakfast, our driver will take you to a journey to Toraja with approx 8 hours driving along the Buginese villages with their typical houses. Stop for a photo-taking during the trip. Lunch (own expenses) will be served in a seafood restaurant in Pare-Pare. In the afternoon stop for coffee break on Puncak Lakawan and enjoy the spectacular view. Arrive Rantepao in late afternoon. Overnight at Torsina*(standard room) / Luta hotel***(superior room) or Misiliana***(deluxe room)
Toraja : Lemo, Kote, 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. Then continue to discover the secrets of baby trees in Kote and drink coffee/tea on local people homes. Onwards to Suaya to the graveyard of Kings of Sangalla lies on the hillsides, 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*(standard room) / Luta hotel***(superior room) or Misiliana***(deluxe room)
Toraja : Batu Tumonga, Soft Trekking, Weaving Center (B)
After breakfast, another full day exploring Toraja. We will drive you to Batu Tumonga best known for its spectacular view of rice terraces. If possible you can walk along the countryside to see the daily life of Torajan people. Lunch (excluded) will be served at the local restaurant. In the afternoon, visiting Pallawa, Sa’dan, known as the weaving center of Rantapao, before heading back to hotel for overnight at Torsina*(standard room) / Luta hotel***(superior room) or Misiliana***(deluxe room)
Toraja – Sengkang (B)
After breakfast, drive to Sengkang via Palopo passing through spectacular view along the road around 5 to 6 hours. Arrived in Sengkang then visit Tempe lake. Crossing the lake by motorized canoe and visiting the fisherman families who live on the floating villages. You may also have a chance to catch the beautiful sunset over the Lake Tempe. Overnight at BBC Hotel Sengkang (Superior room).
NOTE: The water elevation in Lake Tempe will be low during the dry season. Not recommended to crossing the lake.
Sengkang – Bira (B)
After breakfast, visit a traditional silk factory, where you can see the traditional spinning and weaving of silk material by Buginese women, afterwards you will drive to Bira. On the way to Bira you will visit Tana Beru, a popular place in Indonesia where the Buginese and Makassarese is the expert of wooden boat makers. At Tana Beru you can see a construction of Traditional Perahu. Overnight at hotel Bara Beach (deluxe bungalow) in Bira.
Tanjung Bira – Liukang Snorkeling (B, L)
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). Fish barbeque lunch at Liukang island. In the afternoon back to Bira. Overnight at hotel Bara Beach (Deluxe Bungalow) in Bira.
Bira – Makassar (B)
After breakfast, free program until time to transfer to Makassar (Approximately 5-6 hours drive). Overnight at hotel Fave**+(Standard room) / Best Western***(Deluxe room)
Makassar – Airport (B)
After breakfast, transfer directly to the airport to catch the flight to the next destination.