South Sulawesi RT 8D/7N – NCT – 05 B
Makassar – Arrival – Tanjung Bira
After breakfast, we will take you out for a scenic drive to Tanjung Bira. On the way, you will visit Bissappu waterfall in Bantaeng. Lunch en route. The Bugsinese and Makassarese is the expert of wooden boat makers and a skilful Sailor in Indonesia. At Tana Beru you can see Traditional Perahu construction. Dinner and overnight at simple accommodation.
Tanjung Bira (Liukang or Ara for Snorkeling)
After breakfast, we will take you for an Island trip to Liukang or Ara for snorkeling (optional), by using a local boat approx 30 min, but depends to the weather. Simple barbeque will be served for lunch by the local guide. (Snorkeling equipments can be rented in Bira at your OWN cost). In the afternoon back to Bira. Dinner and overnight at simple accommodation.
Tanjung Bira – Sengkang
After breakfast, transfer to Sengkang. Located in the center of the Former Bugisnese Kingdom. In Watampone you will visit the museum of Andi Mapasissi to see his collection from the former Bugis Royalties. Lunch en route. Crossing the lake by motorized canoe and visiting the fisherman families who live on the floating villages. You may have a chance to catch the beautiful views of the sunset over the Lake Tempe. Overnight at guesthouse in Sengkang.
NOTE: The water elevation in Lake Tempe will be low during the dry season. Not recommended to crossing the lake.
Sengkang – Toraja
After breakfast, visiting the traditional Silk Factory where you can see the traditional spinning and weaving of silk material by Bugisnese women then proceed to Tana Toraja via Palopo, passing through spectacular view along the road. Lunch en route. In the afternoon arrive in Rantepao. Dinner and overnight in Hotel.
Toraja (Lemo, Kambira, Suaya, Londa, Kete Kesu)
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 Kambira. 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. Lunch in Rantepao. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at Hotel.
Toraja (Batu Tumonga, Soft Trekking, Weaving Center)
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 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 the hotel for dinner and stay overnight.
Toraja – Makassar
After breakfast, transfer back to Makassar. A coffee-break at Puncak Lakawan to enjoy the spectacular view. Lunch will be served at a seafood restaurant in Pare-Pare. Afterwards transfer directly to Hotel in Makassar for dinner and overnight.
Makassar – City Tour – Departure
After breakfast, we will take you on a short city tour, visiting Fort Rotterdam the old Dutch fortress and Paotere Anchorage the Makassarese and Bugisnese boat harbor. Afterwards, transfer directly to Hasanuddin International Airport for your next destination.