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Kajang Bira Tana Beru in 4 Days

MAKASSAR - MALINO drive to Malino, about 72 km from Makassar with visits and stops en route such as Balla Lompoa - the former palace of Gowa Makassar Sultans which are now become a kind of Museum. You will pass Bilibili Dam, from here on you will start taking mountain road to reach Malino. Lunch today is included in the package. Afternoon visit Takpala Waerfall and enjoy the Malino highlands you may hike along the rice fields. Accommodation will be at Celebes Malino or similar.MALINO - KAJANG Today you will cross the island  eastward to reach east coast of southern leg of Sulawesi Island. The drive from Malino to Kajang is one of the beautiful ride on the island, you will pass vegetable plantations, rice fields, village and scenic panoramic views. Lunch is provided today. After lunch visit Kajang, it needs about 1,5 km walk to reach the first village of Kajang people where Amatoa - the leader of Kajang lives. If he is at home, you may visit and meet him. Then drive Bira, to arrive late in the afternoon or early evening. Your accommodation will be at Bara Beach Bungalows or similarFree program. Enjoy the white sandy beach of Bira or you may take motorised wooden boat to visit Liukang Lohe island just off coast of Bira to enjoy small island with its white sandy beach.BIRA - TANA BERU - MAKASSAR, check out hotel to visit Tana Beru where people built Phinisi - the Bugis Schooners, the tradition of building wooden boats and schooners are practiced for centuries. Phinisi are now mostly built for the Liveaboard programs. Wherever you see Phinisi boats in Indonesia, most probably they are built here in Tana Beru. Then drive back to Makassar with some stops en route include lunch stop in Bantaeng. There are traditional salt farming en route and palm wine sold in bottles. The program ends at your hotel or at the airport of Makassar

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Full Day The Malino Highlands

Spending slightly longer in Makassar is not a bad idea when admiring Indonesia’s natural splendour, beyond the South Sulawesi’s capital city borders, is what you’re after. The cool climate and fresh air of the Malino Highlands were once the weekend retreat of choice for the Dutch settlers at times, Makassar was controlled by the Dutch East India Company as one of the main trading gateways between the East and the West. It’s cool and clean air, 1050 meters above sea level, have made the Malino Highlands an ideal place for various plantation projects, an in particularly tea.This private full day excursion starts with a pick-up from your booked accommodation by your guide and driver. The Malino Highlands is situated approximately 75 kilometres east of Makassar in the more mountainous regions of South Sulawesi. This was once a favorite weekend retreat for the colonial Dutch, the highlands nowadays attract many locals when they want to escape city life and enjoy the cool, fresh air. En route, you will get a good picture of the local life style of the local inhabitants as we slowly climb higher up into the mountains.Once passing the entrance gates, we head straight to the spectacular Takapala Waterfalls with its impressive 50-meter drop of fresh water. It is one of the few waterfalls at Malino but in terms of size and sheer power, this remains the most impressive one. The fertile soil and abundance of water around the waterfall have created excellent soil for rice cultivation; when harvesting season arrives, a verdant green landscape makes the area around the Takapala Waterfalls even more beautiful. Ample time to explore the region, take pictures or simply enjoy the sound of clashing water is among the favourite pastimes of previous visitorsLunch will be served at a local restaurant at the highlands where you can spend your free time before we make our way back to Makassar. Before we reach your hotel, we head into the Ballampoa Museum, a vast collection of artifacts and heirlooms of the former Gowa Kingdom. This kingdom was once the greatest kingdom of Sulawesi governed and ruled by various sultans and kings. Its history, portraits of the rulers and how the region prospered under its rulers are displayed here and have spread throughout large parts of South and East Sulawesi.We end the day when entering Makassar and reach your booked hotel at around 4:00pm.