Silversea Luxury Cruises To Makassar

Makassar

Makassar is the provincial capital of South Sulawesi, Indonesia. It is the largest city on Sulawesi Island in terms of population, and fifth-largest city in the Indonesian Archipelago after Jakarta, Surabaya, Bandung and Medan. From 1971 to 1999, the city was named Ujung Pandang, after a pre-Colonial fort in the city, and the two names are often used interchangeably. The port city is located on the southwest coast of the island of Sulawesi, facing the Makassar Strait. The city's area is 67.87 square miles (175.77 square kilometres). View more

Its official metropolitan area, known as 'Mamminasata', covers an area of 955 square miles (2,473 square kilometres). The city is southern Sulawesi's primary port, with regular domestic and international shipping connections. It is nationally renowned as an important port of call for phinisi boats, traditional sailing vessels which are among the last in use for regular long-distance trade.

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Excursions in Makassar

Authentic Makassar

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.


Fort Rotterdam

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.

Historical Makassar & School Visit

Experience the coastal beauty, landmarks and educational system of Makassar during a memorable sightseeing excursion to this historic city.


Paotere Anchorage

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to Paotere Anchorage. Upon arrival, view local boats, or 'phinisi', traditional Buginese/Makassarese ships famous for their journey across the Pacific Ocean to the African coast.


Athira Islamic School and Fort Rotterdam

Next, proceed for a visit to the Athira Islamic School. Here, visit an elementary school classroom and talk to the students. 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.