Vifa Holiday DMC Indonesia

Makassar, Malino, Bira

Enjoy the fascinating nature and culture diversity during this road trip from Makassar to TanjungBira. Sailing with small boat along the Pute River to see fishing villages, limestone karsts and ancient caveof RammangRammang, hike through the cool forest area of Malino town and witness the Buginese boat builders at work.



Day 1: Arrival in Makassar

Welcome to the gritty metropolis of Makassar, one of Indonesia’s greatest port and air hub; full with history and culture diversity. Upon arrival at Sultan Hasanuddin Int’l Airport, you’ll be greet by our guide who will transferred you to your hotel.

The rest of the day is free for you to spend. You can visit places of interest or relax in your comfortable. Makassar (called Ujung Pandang between 1972 and 1999) is the lively capital of South-Sulawesi and because of its central location the city functions as a gate to the eastern islands of Indonesia already for centuries. Makassar also has a rich historical past with two powerful kingdoms that were able to resist the Dutch colonial forces for many years. If you wish, you can visit he port of Rotterdam (Benteng Ujung Pandang) in the center of Makassar; a well-preserved remains of the past. In the evening the Losari Boulevard starts to live when many push carts are placed near the waterside and start selling all sorts of food until late in the night: for seafood dishes this is the right place to go. A part of the boulevard is closed for traffic and here you can catch nice sunset, fresh sea air and mingle with the locals and their unique culinary.

Overnight at Aston Hotel Makassar – Superior room

Day 2: Makassar – RammangRammang – Malino

After breakfast, set on a fascinating excursion to DesaSalenrang in Maros Regency. Upon arrival, board a “Jolloro”, traditional local canoe and cruise along the Pute River for approximately 30 minutes to reach the main village, KampungBerua.The area is renowned for its spectacular limestone karst formations, and the river banks are draped in majestic nipa palms, which contribute to an incredibly “exotic” landscape. Upon arrival in the main village, make a short trek towards TelepakTangan Cave to see prehistoric fingerprints left thousands of years ago by ancient cave dwellers. Enjoy the local hospitality with a cup of coffee or tea with traditional local cakes and fried bananas. Afterwards, cruise back and disembark on a light trek through towering limestone draped in the middle of the rice fields.

Afterwards, you’ll continue to refreshingly cool market town of Malino which lies on the slope of Mount Bawakaraeng, once was the favourite weekend retreat for the Dutch. You’ll stay at a boutique villa surrounded by rice field terraces.

Overnight at Rumah Tengah Sawah – Bungalow

Day 3: Malino

Today, you will explore the surrounding area of Malino on foot following uphill and downhill path, crossing a small river to get to a waterfall. Simple lunch will be provided. You will be picked up at the end of the walk and spend the afternoon with opportunity to visit local fruit markets before return to the villa.

Optional: Malino Cycling

You can choose to explore the mountainous area of Malino with a guide on a bicycle.

Overnight at Rumah Tengah Sawah – Bungalow

Day 4: Malino – Tana Beru – TanjungBira

After breakfast, depart to TanjungBira, a cape in the southern tip of Sulawesi Island known for its traditional boat building and maritime history, turquoise water, white sandy beach beautiful coral as well as many kind of fishes.

On the way, you’ll stop in Tana Beru, the centre of traditional boat building which Bugis people are strongly associate with. Here you will see how they build the wooden Phinisi.

You will be dropped at you accommodation in front of the beach

Overnight at Bara Beach Bungalow – Deluxe Bungalow





This is one of the many tours we provide for South Sulawesi and is used as an example. Please let us know your requirements and our team will contact you within 24 hours.

Vifa Holiday DMC Indonesia
Jl. Pelita Raya Blok A-22 No. 2
Makassar 90222
South Sulawesi, Indonesia