Day 1 : Arrival Makassar – Maros Karst tour Rammang-Rammang (L)
Upon arrival in Makassar airport, meeting services with the guide and driver. Afterward direct transfer to the village of Rammang-Rammang close to the city of Maros to enjoy the view of limestone cliffs. Paddle by canoe along the river surrounded with Nipa Palms (nypa fruticans) and feel the cool breeze of countryside and walk inside its valleys between rice fields surrounded by spectacular limestone mounds of various proportions, caves and rainforest, experience local farming and fishing life during your walk. Lunch will be served at a local house . On the way back to Makassar visit the caves with prehistoric drawings of Leang–Leang, then before returning to your hotel, explore the old Dutch fortress, Fort Rotterdam. Check in to your hotel. Best Western Hotel
Day 2 : Makassar – Airport – Palopo – Toraja excursion (B)
After an early breakfast at your hotel, check-out then transfer direct to airport to catch the flight to Bua Palopo. Arrival Bua Palopo airport, direct transfer to Toraja around 2,5 hours drive. Arrive in Toraja having lunch (excluded) at local restaurant. After lunch visit Lemo to see rows of Tau Tau statues and the hanging graves. Continue to discover the secrets of baby trees in Kambira. Onwards to Kete Kesu, one of the oldest Toraja villages. Here you still find two rows of the original village houses, the traditional ancestral houses of the Toraja people, Tongkonan, as well as traditional rice barns with colorful woodcarvings. Misiliana Hotel
Day 3 : Toraja : Batu Tumonga, Soft Trekking, Weaving Center (B)
After breakfast in your hotel, we will bring you to visit Timonbayo where we can enjoy the spectacular view of the megalith stones spread over the extensive rice fields. Then to a burial cave of Lokomata. From Lokomata, we continue our trip to Batutumonga where we will a have short trekking, enjoy the beautiful panorama and experience a moment of the unique Torajan life style. Lunch (excluded) will be served at a local restaurant in Batutumonga. In the afternoon, we will visit Bori (the meghalith) then to Pallawa & Sa’dan Tubaranna, local Torajan villages known as the weaving center of Rantepao. Then back to the hotel for overnight Overnight at Perdana hotel (Standard room – simple accommodation)
Day 4 : Toraja, Londa – Sengkang (B)
After another early breakfast at your hotel and check-out, direct to visit Londa with its ancient tombs in which the deceased was not buried, but placed among the rocks. Afterwards a 5 to 6 hour drive down to Sengkang via Enrekang. A coffee-break at Puncak Lakawan to enjoy the spectacular view. Lunch-stop en route (excluded). In Sengkang drive directly to the Tempe Lake, change the car with a motorized canoe and cross the lake to visit some fishermen families who live on floating houses in the middle of the lake. Many birds of various kinds might follow your canoe and you might also have the chance to catch a beautiful sunset view over the lake. After a coffee & snack break at one of the floating houses, canoe ride back to Sengkang and check-in at your hotel.
Day 5 : Sengkang – Bira (B)
After breakfast at your hotel check-out and not far from Sengkang on the way to Bira visit a silk weaving home production, where you can observe the traditional way of silk spinning, dying and weaving to high quality fabrics with traditional Buginese motifs. A relaxing lunch-stop (excluded) en route before you reach Bira you will visit Tana Beru, a popular place in Indonesia where the Buginese and Makassarnese is the expert of wooden boat makers. At Tana Beru you can see Traditional Perahu construction. Another an-half drive and you reach the beachfront village of Bira and transfer to your hotel and check-in. Bara Beach Bira Hotel
Day 6 : Bira, snorkeling tour (B,L)
After breakfast, we will take you for an Island trip to Liukang island for snorkeling, by using a local boat (Snorkeling equipment can be rented in Bira at your OWN cost). Lunch barbeque at Liukang island. In the afternoon back to your hotel. Bara Beach Hotel
Day 7 : Bira – Makassar - Airport (B)
After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to airport Makassar and on the way visit Bissappu waterfall in Bantaeng, visit Salt works in Jeneponto and the Balla Lompoa Museum in Gowa. Afterwards continue to airport Makassar to catch the flight to your next destination. (Approximately 6-7 hours drive).