Silversea Expedition Cruises Nach Pare Pare

Pare Pare

Neolithic sites recently discovered in West Sulawesi bear witness to man's presence on the island for millennia. Buddhist artifacts dating from the 4th & 5th centuries were discovered in South Sulawesi. This region was with its protected bays an ideal spot on the trade routes to drop anchor. In fact, the Bugis are reputed for their gift of boat building. The first Western visitors were Portuguese and, as many of their ships were wrecked off the coast of Minahassa, they gave the name "Celibes' (formidable) to the island. View more

The Portuguese were followed by the Spanish who came preaching Christianity from their base in the Philippines. When the Dutch arrived, they chased all foreigners from the island and established trade monopolies. Despite the foreign influences, some tribes preserved their ancient pagan ceremonies and today fascinate the ever-growing number of visitors to the island. These are in particular the Toalans and the Torajans. Pare Pare is South Sulawesi's second city with a population of 100,000 although it feels more like a market town. It is used by cargo ships to unload goods destined for the local population. The town runs up the coast in a long narrow strip and is only 2 or 3 streets wide. The center is marked by a statue of a man standing on a map of Indonesia "Monument Rkayat Rejuan". In the mountainous northern region of South Sulawesi live the 320,000 Toraja people at an altitude of 1200 meters. These mountain people remained isolated from the outside world until the 20th century, and many of their traditions still remain. The Toraja world consisted of three classes of people: To Parengnge (nobles), the Makaka (commoners) and the Kaunan (slaves). Their life cycle is based around complementary elements of life and death, East and West, sunrise and sunset, morning and afternoon, left and right, etc. The Rituals of the East (rambu tuka) are the life giving elements - smoke ascending; rice, exorcism, birth, first haircut. The Rituals of the West (rambu solo) are death rituals. The Toraja life centers around the death rituals, which often involve two ceremonies, the second taking place several months to years later. They can be prohibitively expensive for families and involve elaborate wrapping and lamentation rites, funeral rituals involving the slaughter of many bulls.

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Exkursionen in Pare Pare

Indonesian Countryside

Explore the local village life in Parepare during this memorable, half-day sightseeing excursion to the Batubatu countryside.


Allakuang and Batubatu Villages

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 45-minute drive to Allakuang Village, renowned for its stone carvings and graves. After a photo stop here, re-board your coach and continue on to Batubatu Village for a visit to a traditional Saomario and Toraja-style house.


Traditional Home Visit

Upon arrival, you are welcomed by the owner with refreshments, local snacks and a cultural dance performance. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 1.5-hour drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 219 yards (about 200 metres), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 15 steps at the sites visited. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least six years old to participate on this tour. The cost of providing a tour program in Pare Pare is proportionately more expensive than in neighbouring nations. Unfortunately this is reflected in the prices of the tours and we thank you for your understanding.

Please note due to current road conditions in Pare Pare tour content is subject to change.


Explore the splendid tribal villages, people and landscapes of Bambapuang Valley and Kete Kesu during this picturesque, full-day orientation tour.


Bambapuang Valley, Salubarani and Toraja

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 2.5-hour drive to the exquisite Bambapuang Valley. Following a refreshment and comfort stop here is made. Bambapuang Valley is a destination where the friendly Toraja people live on the highland, along the snaky road, explore the country-side of Torajanese, Bouginese, Baliness migrant, Javanese and others who have mingled in the life community for many years.


Misiliana Hotel and Kete Kesu

Next, relax and enjoy the scenery on the 2.5 hour drive from Bambapuang Valley to The Misiliana hotel where lunch will be served.


Kete Kesu

After enjoying the local cuisine explore the village's ancient stone graves with effigies of the local ancestors. This location is famous for traditional tongkonan and rice barns, located on the cliff face at the back of the village.


Reboard the coach and begin the journey back to the pier. A final comfort stop is made at the lovely Bambapuang Valley before re-boarding your coach and commencing the approximately 2.5-hour drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 492 yards (about 450 metres), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 35 steps at the sites visited. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least six years old to participate on this tour. The cost of providing a tour program in Pare Pare is proportionately more expensive than in neighbouring nations. Unfortunately this is reflected in the prices of the tours and we thank you for your understanding.

An Introduction to Silversea Expeditions

“Voyage of a lifetime” does not even begin to describe a Silversea Expedition experience. Imagine the comfort and intimacy of our ships, coupled with the most intriguing, far-flung destinations on earth. With over 590 destinations on all 7 continents, this is expedition cruising at its finest. Our uniquely curated itineraries with excursions adapted to individual ability and interest cater to all, while our knowledgeable and enthusiastic experts lead the way. Butler service, highest crew to guest ration in the industry and all-inclusivity make a Silversea Expedition cruise like nothing you have ever experienced.