Our eight day Undiscovered Sulawesi tour offers an insight into this fascinating island, giving you time to soak up the stunning scenery, meet the locals and learn more about the unique culture and traditions. Designed to offer a taster of the region, it will inevitably leave you wanting to explore further and we can happily offer suggestions to extend your trip.
The busy port of Makassar is the gateway to South Sulawesi and the starting point of your journey. After two nights exploring the Colonial architecture and sampling the local cuisine, travel north into the Maros region where a breath-taking landscape of lush rice fields and towering cliffs quickly replace the (relatively) bright city lights. Prehistoric cave paintings have been discovered amongst the limestone karsts and there will be time to view these.
Lake Tempe is your next port of call: a beautiful ‘expanding’ lake on which fishermen have worked for generations, living in wooden houses floating on the water. Continue onto the highlands of Tana Toraja to witness the rare ancient rites and strange, yet captivating burial traditions of the Torajan people – we’re talking cave graves, hanging graves, life-sized wooden effigies and animal sacrifice. Having spent two days visiting traditional villages and meeting the locals return to the city of Makassar for your final night.
Day 1 - arrive Makassar
Day 2 - Makassar, La'kkang village cooking experience, Paotere Harbour
Day 3 - Makassar, Maros Pangkep Karst Region, Silk Weaving village, Sengkang
Day 4 - Sengkang, Lake Tempe, Tana Toraja Region, Rantepao
Day 5 - Tana Toraja Region, Village Visits
Day 6 - Tana Toraja Region, Village Visits
Day 7 - Rantepao, Bugis Village lunch, Makassar
Day 8 - depart Makassar
As with all our holidays, we have created lots of free time for you to enjoy as you please. If you would prefer a more ‘complete’ travel programme, we will be happy to oblige. We can also tailor this holiday to meet your exact needs - Your holiday, your way!
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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