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08 Days/07 Nights. Amazing South Sulawesi Round Trip.

South Sulawesi Round Trip (08 Days / 07 Nights) Makassar-Bugis-Toraja Cultures.

South Sulawesi province comprises the narrow southwestern peninsula of this orchid-shaped island, which is mainly mountainous. The seafaring Bugis dominant the southern tip, whereas the northern part of South Sulawesi is inhabited by the Torajas whose unique culture rivals that of the Balinese. Famed for their seafaring heritage and Pinisi schooners for centuries, the Bugis possess to the present day one of the last sailing fleets in the world. The Bugis vessels have sailed as far as the Australian beach, leaving behind drawings of their ships on stone with words that have been integrated into the Aboriginal language of north Australia. Situated on the crossroads of well-traveled sea-lanes, its capital and chief trading port of Makassar (Ujung Pandang), till today the gateway to eastern Indonesia. Spanish and Portuguese galleons, followed by British and Dutch traders sailed these seas in search of the spice trade, escorted by their men of war to protect them against the daring raids of the Bugis and Makassar who attacked the intruders.

South Sulawesi Round Trip (07 Days / 06 Nights)
Makassar-Bugis-Toraja Cultures.

Day 01 Meeting service at Hassanuddin International Airport, Makassar.Then, directly transfer in and check in at Hotel for overnight in Makassar city, The capital of South Sulawesi Province.

Day 02 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 boat construction. Dinner and overnight at simple accommodation.

Day 03 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 guesthouse in Sengkang.
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 After breakfast, we will visit a traditional silk factory, where women handspin and weave silk cloth; then 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 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 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 to witness daily Torajan life. 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 the Hotel.

Day 07 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 in Makassar 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.

Have Nice Trip..!

Indonesia: Makassar
/ 8 Days
0 Hours
Max. Persons
PVT Trip
What's included?
Entrance Fees
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Extra Mineral Water / bottle/person /day
What's not included?
International and Domestic Flights
Airport Tax
Soft Drinks/ Alcoholic Liquids
Special Orders
Tips For services
Where to meet
Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport, Makassar-South Sulawesi

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Personal description
Be committed to prioritize excellence and quality to our clients. We specialize in tailor-made itineraries for groups and for individuals dealing with competitive prices or compromising our highly qualified services. All itineraries are subject to change to suit the interests of the individual or group.
Professional description
I have been a General Tour Guide of Sulawesi Tourism of Indonesia since 1990. As an experienced Tour Guide, I offer diversified Tours in conjunction with Eco Tourism, Adventure , Historical and Cultural, Diving and Snorkeling, Shopping-market, Island Tour, City Sightseeing, Trekking, Hiking and Biking, or other optional Tours which depends on your inquiries.
To be a professional guide, I must have a sense of belonging of all aspects as like reliable, professional, and credibility.

The vision and mission is to mainly concern with visitors getting much more information all about diversity, beauty and variety of cultures, traditions, customs and habits of the various ethnic groups which still exist in the Republic of Indonesia , thus to provide the beneficiaries of both material and spiritual aspects of lively interactions among humans and their environments.
On the other hand, certainly will increase understanding and awareness of the needy in order to maintain and preserve all aspects of sustainability those determine the totality and quality of lives on our earth.
Thus IQRA' Tours owns a motto which plays an important soulfulness to remain at the forefront of maintaining , protecting and preserving our environment . That motto says : LIVE and LET LIVE.

Kindly Regadrs,
Andi Amier
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