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(Active cultural tour with beach arrangement 11day’s / 10nights)
Day 01 : MAKASAR ARRIVAL
Upon arrive at Hasanuddin Airport Makassar meeting service and welcomes drink, transfer to your hotel for overnight
Day 02 : MAKASSAR CITY TOUR
After breakfast we will visit the Old Dutch Fortress Rotterdam, Paotere (Traditional Fish Market), Paoterethe Buginese “Pinisi” schooner sailing boats harbour, Mr. Bundt’s orchid’s collection (famous Indonesian Orchid garden), Monument Mandala, the Tomb of Sultan Hasanuddin in Gowa and Somba Opu shopping street where you can find the famous Makassar gold. In the afternoon back to the hotel.
Day 03 : MAKASSAR – TORAJALAND
After breakfast we will check out. After breakfast we will visit Malino and Bantimurung. Malino is a mountain resort, about 1000meter above sea level. And it has a small but nice waterfall, which called Je’ne Riba (Flying water). Bantimurung is a cool protected nature reserve. It is a famous place, because it has magnificent limestone’s waterfalls en beautiful exotic butterflies. We will enter the parks prehistoric cave, which has magnificent hieroglyphics drawings at the walls. After we made a lunch stop in Pare Pare we will drive to Tana Toraja.
Day 04 : TORAJALAND
Breakfast at the hotel. Two days have been set a side for an excursion through magnificent Torajaland. The highlights of this region include the ancient stone grave at Lemo, Marante and Londa where bodies of the dead are placed in holes carved into rocky cliffs or inside natural caves according to the traditional animistic rituals that are still performed today as they have done from generation to generation. In addition you will see traditional Toraja Houses at Kete Kesu, Siguntu, Nanggala, Bori and Palawa. You can lunch in a traditional restaurant. Any traditional ceremonies or funerals that can be reached by foot will be also included. You will certainly have a chance to visit one of Toraja’s Pasar (traditional Indonesian markets). At the end of the day you will return to the hotel for the overnight.
Day 05 : TORAJALAND TOUR
With a full day Toraja excursion visiting Siguntu, Sa’dan village, Suaya and Batutumonga. You will discover the mysterious secrete of the Baby Trees in Suaya. Batutumonga is a large group of emerald green mountains and we offer you a magnificent view during your lunch on the mountaintops. Our lunch will be served at a local restaurant on the huge mountaintops; you will enjoy your lunch with a magnificent panorama view over Rantepao and Bolu. In the afternoon we will plant some young trees in Torajaland, so we safe our ecosystem and we support our nature. We will overnight in a traditional mountain lodge in Batutumonga.
Day 06 : TORAJALAND (trekking)
After breakfast we will start with our Toraja trekking, we will cross emerald green rice fields, climb hills and walk over mountain pads. We will have an amazing view; this is a great time to take some photos from the Toraja Highlands. In the afternoon we will return to our hotel.
Day 07 : TORAJA (White Rafting)
After breakfast we will get a transfer to the mountains. We will walk to get on the riverbanks, were we will start after the instructions with our active Toraja white rafting program. We will enjoy our lunch on the riverbanks. We will discover beautiful birds and iguana’s sunning on the rocks. At the end of the day a transfer back to the hotel.
Day 08 : TORAJALAND – SENGKANG
We will check out early after our breakfast and drive to Sengkang. After check in or accommodation we will go to the riverbank to go by long tail boat (Canoe motorizes) to the Lake Tempe. This is one of the biggest lakes in Indonesia. We will discover beautiful water birds whom living near the lake or on the small island in the lake. We will visit a traditional floating house on the lake and drink a cup of tea or coffee with the locals. The Sulawesian people are friendly are their hospitality is great!
Day 09 : SENGKANG – BIRA BEACH
After breakfast we will drive to Bira Beach. We will have time to take to take nice photo’s from this part of South Sulawesi. We will visit the Traditional Sailing Boat Building in Tana Beru. You will see how the men in South Sulawesi making traditional wooden Sailing boats. The boats from this Tana Beru are famous because the quality. In the afternoon we will check in our accommodation on the beach.
Day 10 : BIRA BEACH
Bira Beach is an exotic beach, which not explored by mass tourism. You will enjoy the pearl white sandy beach. You can see the dolphins swimming when you’re lucky. It’s possible to book a professional diving program via Emerald Indonesia tours & travel. At the evening you can enjoy the locals near the campfire on the beach.
Day 11 : BIRA BEACH – MAKASSAR
After lunch we will check out and leave lovely Bira Beach, we get a transfer to the Hasanuddin Airport in Makassar. Where you will go to your next destination…….