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Overview

Explore the natural pristine waters and beaches of Cape Bira on the tip of south-east Sulawesi.   Snorkel the waters of nearby Liukan Island teeming with marine life and corals and visit local villages to learn about the local crafts.

Trip Highlights

South Sulawesi Bira Extension

Escape to pristine Bira Beach

Relax on the pristine white sand beaches of Cape Bira on the tip of south-east Sulawesi.

Snorkel pristine Liukan Island

Discover plentiful and untouched coral reefs and marine life of Liukan Island while snorkelling.

Learn about local crafts

Visit local villages and learn about the local craftsmen renowned for weaving and building the famous phinisi.

Itinerary

1

Makassar to Bira Beach

Makasar – Cape Bira (190km): approximately 6 hours drive

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your Makassar Hotel and transferred south east to Cape Bira on the tip of Sulawesi; famous for its white powdery sand beaches. Stop enroute at Bissappu waterfall located in the village of Bonto Salluang. The waterfall set in lush surrounds has a 70m drop and is a cool reprieve from the heat of the day.

Arriving to Bira early afternoon, take lunch at a local restaurant enroute. Check in to your accommodation and spend the day at leisure under coconut trees on the beach or snorkelling just off the coast.

Dinner at leisure.

Overnight in Bira

2

Liukan Island – Tana Beru – Bira

Tana Beru – Bira (12km): 16 minutes

After having breakfast, take a boat of the local fishermen to go to the nearby island of Liukan where you can snorkel the pristine coral environment around 25 min offshore. You will also visit the fishing village community of Konjo who are renowned for their weaving and design known as ikat. After lunch take some time to further explore the island or the beaches before returning to the mainland where you will visit the village of Tana Beru – famous for its hand built ships – the phinisi.

Returning to the hotel for dinner and an evening at leisure.

Overnight in Bira.

3

Day at leisure

Enjoy at day at leisure on the beach.

Overnight Bira.

4

Bira – Makassar

Makasar – Cape Bira (190km): approximately 6 hours drive

After breakfast, your day is at leisure until you are transferred to Makassar airport for your onward flight. Departure time can be adjusted subject to your flight time.

Recommended flights (not included in package and quoted separately – price and schedule are subject to change without prior notice): Garuda Indonesia from Makassar to Denpasar GA621 departing at 19:45 and arriving at 21:10 or Garuda Indonesia from Makassar to Surabaya GA630 departing at 19:00 and arriving at 19:30.

Important Information

Our Services Include:

  • Hotel accommodation in single or half-twin/double.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles.
  • English speaking local guide (other language available).

Our Services Do Not Include:

  • Indonesia visa arrangements
  • International and domestic flights
  • International and domestic departure taxes
  • Meals other than mentioned above
  • Camera/video entrance fees
  • Personal expenses (drinks, laundry, telephone, tips etc)
  • Travel insurance
  • Diving and other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above

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