Entry & Exit Formalities

Free, 30-day visas are available on arrival to qualifying citizens arriving on international flights to Sultan Hasanuddin Airport.

Immigration Office Located 14km from the city centre on the road to the airport. Handles visa extensions fairly efficiently.


Banks and ATMs are dotted all over the centre of the city. You'll also find ATMs and moneychangers at the airport.

Tourist Information

Sulawesi Tourism Information Centre There's some printed, English-language information available here, and the staff are helpful and friendly. Most useful is the list of current bus companies servicing Tana Toraja they keep on hand.Take any red pete-pete travelling south along Jl Jendral Sudirman to get here.

Travel Agencies

Makassar has many travel agencies offering flight bookings and tours, including trips to Tana Toraja. Don't make a hefty payment upfront; some travellers have reported making payments to seemingly professional 'tour organisers' whose tours never materialise.

He's not a conventional travel agent, but freelancer Dodo Mursalim helps hundreds of travellers each year with transport and tours, and has been doing so for decades. He's reliable, trustworthy and his rates are very reasonable.