Can you imagine just a half day can cover the highlights of a city? Join us in this Makassar shore excursion, get a glimpse of the legend Bugis Pinisi Schooner, visit Benteng Somba Opu, drive through Losari Waterfront, and finally, take a closer look at the history of Makassar by coming to Fort Rotterdam.

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Duration: 5.5 hours
Start/End: Makassar port/Makassar port
Highlights: Bugis Pinisi Schooner, Benteng Somba Opu, Losari Waterfront, Fort Rotterdam
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 guide and driver, you will be sent to Paotere harbor where is home to the famous Bugis Pinisi Schooner. Used to serve as an important part in the Southeast Asian trading by waterway, this kind of vehicle has traveled as far away as Malacca, Australia, Burma, and Vietnam. Nowadays, these large traditional boats retire and enjoy a life at the anchor of Sunda Kelapa harbor.

Bugis Pinisi Schooner in MakassarThen, drive to Benteng Somba Opu, also known as Fort Somba Opu – the former fortified commercial center of the Gowa Sultanate. The fort currently is just two-thirds of the original one with the most well-preserved relic is a red brick wall with the thickness is 3.5 meters. Inside the ground of the bastion, you can explore little by little various remnants dated back to Gowa Kingdom as well as museums and South Sulawesi traditional houses.

Fort Somba OpuOn the way to the next spot, drive through Losari Waterfront. It is actually not a normal beach with white sand but a huge waterfront full of street foods, statues, sculptures, and of course people. Not to swim, this place is most suitable with a drive through and sightseeing.

Losari WaterfrontAfterward, visit Fort Rotterdam which used to be the Gowa Kingdom fort before being taken over by Dutch. The fort has quiescently witnessed the long history of Makassar. Cannot take your eyes off the magnificence and authenticity inspired by the Dutch architecture style with a deep meaning behind the splendor outlook. Finish the trip with a drive back to port at a nice time.

Fort Rotterdam in Makassar

What’s included?

  • Round trip transfer from Makassar port in private air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day

What’s excluded?

  • Meals & other drinks
  • Tips
  • Other personal expenses