The best of Makassar is completely revealed through this Makassar shore excursion. Gazed at the unique architecture of Fort Rotterdam, admire the ancient relic in Leang Leang Caves, sample local food in Ramang Ramang Café, and witness the legendary Bugis Pinisi schooners.

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Duration: 9 hours
Start/End: Makassar Port/ Makassar Port
Highlights: Fort Rotterdam, Leang Leang Caves, Ramang Ramang Café, boating, Bugis Pinisi schooners
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Tour Category: Makassar shore excursions

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  • Inclusion & Exclusion

Picked up by driver and guide to hop on an air-conditioned vehicle to the first place in this Makassar shore excursion – Fort Rotterdam. This historical site has stood for centuries watching every change of the city even the smallest one. The fort is the iconic landmark built in 1545. The highlight of this attraction is its unique architecture revealed in the stone and burnt clay materials with Portuguese style.

Fort Rotterdam in MakassarAfterward, move to Leang Leang Caves meaning Sacred Caves in English. Served as a hiding place for people gathering to enjoy the big meal they just hunted in the Stone Age period. Once you entered the cave entrance, you can witness various handprints of human in the red and white color overlapping together on the roof. Moreover, there are some prints showing that the Stone Age people knew how to hunt the big prey enough for making sure that everyone could be fed.

Leang Leang Caves in MakassarThen, drive to Ramang Ramang River Harbor and have a free relaxing time in the boat at Ramang Ramang Café & Resto. Enjoy a savory local lunch while admiring the perfect mixture of green nature and fresh river water.

Ramang Ramang River HarborDrive back to Makassar and stop at Paotere harbor to visit the Bugis Pinisi schooners. Formerly played an important role in the trading industry by waterway in the Southeast Asia region, the schooners are considered as never overshadowed in the heart of Indonesians due to traveling through many countries including other islands of Indonesia, Australia, Burma, and Vietnam. Take a closer look to the splendor past of a legend. Trip ends when driver transfers you back to port.

Bugis Pinisi schooners Makassar


What’s included?

  • Round trip transfer from Makassar port in private air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
  • Lunch at Ramangramang Café and Resto
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day

What’s excluded?

  • Other drinks
  • Tips
  • Other personal expenses