Makassar have been a busy port for centuries. Located in a strategic place in South Asian Waters, Makassar involved in Spice Trading from Molucas Island of known as Spice Island and also for the marine products. Makassar fishermen collect sea cucumber from far down in Australian now Northern Territory to be traded to China by the Makassar traders to China. Phinisi - the Bugis schooner are used since then which is now you can see them at Paotere Harbour of Makassar
Arrival in Makassar you will be transferred to your accommodation. If you arrive early enough then there is chance to enjoy Makassar's late afternoon scene at Losari Waterfront. Losari is known for its superb sunset. The typical Makassar delicacy is Pisang Epe' is served here. There are many Pisang Epe' being sold here. Pisang Epe' is roasted banana, pressed flat to be accompanied by various sweet sauces.The highlight of Makassar will be explored during your three days visit in Makassar. Fort Rotterdam - the 16th century Gowa Makassar Kingdom's Fort - which was taken over by the Dutch in colonial era, to be renamed as Fort Rotterdam. It took 7 years for colonial power to finally rule Gowa Makassar Kingdom. The Fort is still standing on its original walls with minor restoration in some parts. The fort is now centre of cultural activities in the province and it houses a La Galigo Museum.You will have chance to enjoy Maros Pangkep Geopark, it is a Karst Towers complex which houses many caves. Some of caves hold pre - historic Cave Wall Paintings. Recent study mentions that it is one of the oldest Parietal Art in the world.