Once the gateway to Indonesia, Makassar is teeming with vestiges of its Dutch colonial past. The port, also known by its one-time name Ujung Pandang, was part of the Dutch East India Company from 1699 the early 1800s, and then as a part of the Netherlands Indies (or Dutch East Indies) until its liberation after WWII. View more
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Explore the unique history and landmarks of Makassar during this picturesque, half-day sightseeing excursion.
Balla Lompoa Museum
Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 50-minute drive to the Balla Lompoa Museum. Upon arrival, take a guided tour of this former small wooden palace, and view displays of weapons and royal costumes.
Benteng Somba Opu
Next, re-board your coach and proceed for a visit to Benteng Somba Opu. Here, see diverse houses with architectural styles representing different tribes, including the Mamasa, Toraja, Mandar, Bugis, and more.
Your last stop is at Fort Rotterdam. Also known as Benteng Makassar, this historical site was the centre of administration for the Gowa Kingdom and trading by Dutch Colonials. Following your visit, re-board your coach and commence the short 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 40 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.