Experience the Best of South Sulawesi: Full Itinerary

This article is part 5 of 5 in the series South Sulawesi Trip 2016

Planning a trip to South Sulawesi soon? Here's the full itinerary that you can refer to, in order to experience the best of South Sulawesi!

Day 1: Arrival

Konro Bakar (Grilled Ribs)

Konro Bakar (Grilled Ribs)

We arrived at 11:30 AM in Makassar, took a DAMRI bus, and headed for lunch at the centre of the city.

After performing our prayers, we took a red pete-pete/minibus/angkot to the Malangkeri Bus Terminal. At the terminal, we managed to find a SUV car to take us to our accommodation in Bara Beach.

Read how we found our way to go to Tanjung Bira: Sulawesi: Getting to Tanjung Bira

Day 2: Tanjung Bira, Pulau Kambing & Liukang Loe

After having breakfast at BaraCoco Bungalows (where we stayed), we decided to rent a boat to Pulau Kambing and Liukang Loe. We snorkeled, had lunch, and chilled at the beach.

Pulau Kambing nearby Bara BeachBara Beach

Before sunset, we walked from Bara Beach to Tanjung Bira (it was low tide). The view of the sunset was magnificent! We couldn't find anything to eat at Tanjung Bira, so we walked back to our accommodation to have dinner.

Read more: Bara Beach: the Ultimate Destination of Tanjung Bira

Day 3: Selayar Island

The beach on the way to the town of Banteng

The beach on the way to the town of Banteng

The ferry from the Bira Port to Selayar Island departed just before 10 AM and we arrived at the Selayar Harbor at 12 PM. We were lucky to meet a local who offered us a ride to the main town of Banteng! 🙂

Once we arrived at Selayar Eco Resort, we rented a motorcycle and explored some parts of the island.

Read our full experience: Selayar Island: A Hidden Paradise Off the Coast of Tanjung Bira, Sulawesi

Day 4: Coral & Bahuluang Islands

Bahuluang Island

Bahuluang Island

At 9:30 AM, we rode our rented motorcycle to the last village in the south of Selayar, Appatana Village, which took 1.5 hours. Then, we hopped on a boat to Pulau Karang (Coral Island) and Bahuluang Islands. We spent the whole day snorkeling and enjoying the beach over there and went back around 3.30 PM. This is a MUST visit!

Read our full experience: Selayar Island: A Hidden Paradise Off the Coast of Tanjung Bira, Sulawesi

Day 5: Makassar

We had our last breakfast at the Selayar Eco Resort, before we took an early morning Wings Air flight back to Makassar from Selayar Island for only Rp. 311,000 per person! The journey takes about half an hour.

In Makassar, we took a DAMRI bus to the Lapangan Karebosi and took a pete-pete/minibus to our hotel at LA'RIZ Wthree Lagaligo Makassar. The hotel is very comfortable and there are many eateries around here. Minibuses pass the main streets nearby this hotel so our transportation was very easy to manage.

Our only purpose in Makassar was to try local food. So that's exactly what we did! Here is the list of foods we tried when we were in the city: Makassar: 5 Halal Foods You Must Try

Makassar Foods

Budget

Here is the budget list for this trip. The total cost is IDR 4,200,000 per person. The cost can be significantly brought down if you have more people to share the accommodation and boat rentals with (this cost is based on 2 people traveling).

  • Transportation
    • Flight ticket to Makassar: MYR 383 (approx IDR 1,200,000) per person
    • DAMRI bus from the airport to the city center of Makassar: IDR 27,000 per person
    • Pete-pete/minibus/angkot to Malangkeri Bus Terminal: IDR 5,000 per person
    • Car sharing from Makassar to Bara Beach: IDR 115,000/person
    • Boat rental to Pulau Kambing & Liukang Loe: IDR 450,000/boat
    • Ferry from Tanjung Bira to Selayar Island: IDR 24,000/person
    • Motorcycle rental: IDR 120,000 for two days + IDR 60,000 for petrol
    • Boat rental to Coral & Bahuluang Islands: IDR 500,000/boat
    • Airport transfer from bungalow (Selayar Island): IDR 100,000/car
    • DAMRI bus from the airport to the city center of Makassar: IDR 27,000 per person
    • Pete-pete/minibus, rickshaw, taxi around Makassar (multiple times): IDR 50,000 per person
    • Taxi from hotel to airport: IDR 150,000/taxi (approximate)
  • Accommodation
    • BaraCoco Bungalows in Bara Beach, Tanjung Bira: IDR 980,000 for two nights including breakfast (I forgot how much we paid for dinner)
    • Selayar Eco Resort: IDR 1,500,000 for two nights (including breakfast, lunch, dinner)
    • LA'RIZ Wthree Lagaligo Makassar: IDR 290,000 for one night (double room)
  • Others
    • Lunch at Liukang Loe Island: IDR 120,000 for two persons (2 fresh fish!)
    • Entrance to Tanjung Bira: IDR 15,000/person (IDR 40,000/person for foreigners)
    • Lunch and dinner in Makassar: IDR 350,000/person (various restaurants)
Experience the Best of South Sulawesi: Full Itinerary