1 Day Private Makassar Tour: Balla Lompoa to Fort Rotterdam – All Inclusive

Discover Makassar landmarks including Fort Rotterdam and Balla Lompoa, essential to Makassar”s history and culture

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Tour Name 1 Day Private Makassar Tour: Balla Lampoa to Fort Rotterdam – All Inclusive
Duration 1 Day Tour
Tour Type Private Tour

Standing Majestically at The Western Coast of South Sulawesi

One of the best things about traveling is exploring the history of the city and country. Experience every facet of Makassar as well as surprising one-day private tour you might have thought were impossible. Best of all, our prolific range of Makassar tours has been created to deliver the best Makassar historical tour. Meet the driver and guide in lobby hotel, port or airport, at 9 AM then you will starting the tour to visit Balla Lompoa, the Royal Palace of Gowa Kingdom that was built in 1936.

Move to Fortress Somba Opu, the historic sights of Makassar. There are several traditional houses representing 3 ethnic groups. Then, enjoy local cuisine for lunch. Continue to visit Fort Rotterdam which was one of the best-preserved examples of Dutch military architecture in Indonesia. After that, visit old Port of Makassar, called Paotere, it is home to famous Pinisi Boats. End the tour and the driver will transfer you back to the hotel, port or airport.

Story Telling

Tend to Marvel at The Architecture of Makassar Historical Sites

Step back in time as you walk in the Dutch architectural building heritage. Our guides will bring Ancient Makassar’s past to life for you as they share stories and commentary of this fascinating city. In this tour you will stop to visiting four historical spots those are Balla Lompoa, Somba Opu, Fort Rotterdam, and Paotere.

balla lompoa

Nowadays Balla Lompoa has become a museum, here you can see the heritage of Gowa Kingdom. 

Fortress Somba Opu was built by Gowa Kingdom and then it was ruin by Dutch. in 1990, the fort was reconstructed by the government so it looks better. Somba Opu became a historic sight of Makassar. There are several local building representing 3 ethnic groups who live in South Sulawesi Province (Buginese, Makassarese and Torajanese). 

fort rotterdam

Fort Rotterdam was one of the best-preserved examples of Dutch military architecture in Indonesia. This Fort has silently witnessed many stories of Makassar’s history. This Fort contains the La-Galigo Museum where you can find exhibits such as a model of the fort, ethnographic displays, musical instruments and heraldry and reconstructions of archaeological sites. 

After that move to visit old Port of Makassar, called Paotere, it is home to famous Pinisi Boats of Buginese and witness the daily life of Makassar fishermen around the port. End the tour and the driver will transfer you back to the hotel, port or airport.

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1 Day Private Makassar Tour : Balla Lampoa to Fort Rotterdam – All Inclusive Price per Person
2 Pax USD 115
3 – 4 Pax USD 100
5 – 6 Pax USD 95
7 – 9 Pax USD 90
10 – 14 Pax USD 80
 The above rate is per person rate with minimum booking of 2 persons is required
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Tour Detail


  • You will receive confirmation within 1 business day. Once confirmed, voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Private Transport with Air-Conditioned vehicle
  • Car Driver
  • English Speaking Guide
  • 1 X Lunch at Local Seafood Restaurant
  • Entrance Fee
  • Mineral Water
  • Parking Fee
  • Toll Fee
  • Tax & Service


  • Tipping
  • Juice or Beer at Local Restaurant
  • Personal Expenses (extra meals, Drink etc)
  • Personal traveler’s insurance

(Pick Up – Balla Lompoa Museum – Sultan Hasanuddin Graveyard – Fortress Somba Opu – Fort Rotterdam – Port of Makassar – Drop Off )

  • 09.00 AM | Hotel/ port/ airport pick up
  • Visit Royal Palace of Gowa Kingdom “Balla Lompoa”
  • Continue the tour to Sultan Hasanuddin Graveyard Complex
  • Visit Fortress Somba Opu
  • Lunch at local seafood restaurant
  • Visit Fort Rotterdam
  • Enjoy Port of Makassar, home of famous Phinisi Boat
  • Hotel drop off, end of tour


  • The itinerary may be subject to change, depending on the circumstances
  • Transfer service only available for any hotels, port or airport at Makassar City Area
  • This schedule is quite tight. We don’t recommend you arrange another tour or flight after this tour in the same day. Please kindly manage your own schedule before book.
  • Wandernesia is not responsible for any delay, loss, theft, accident, sickness, complaint, or any problems which occur during tour.

What to bring:

  • Voucher from Wandernesia (printed or e-voucher)
  • Comfortable and proper clothes
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun protector
  • First aid
  • Camera

Cancellation Policy:

  • The above rates are non-refundable. Once booking confirmed, it can’t be canceled.
  • No refund issued for cancellation made after reservation.
  • Please read the cancellation policy carefully before you make a reservation.
  • Any change or cancellation is made via email at business hours.
  • Business hours: Monday – Friday (except public holiday) from 09:00 AM – 15:00 PM (GMT +7)

No Show Policy:

  • 100% penalty will be charged for no-show case. No refund issued.

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  1. Fill the reservation form in the section below or contact us via WhatsApp or Email.
  2. We will proceed your booking and send you the online invoice by email or WhatsApp.
  3. As you receive the invoice, please complete the payment. For more details, please see payment method section.
  4. As your reservation confirmed, we will send the voucher to your email or WhatsApp.
  5. Show your voucher (e-voucher or printed version) at the location. Happy Travel!


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Bank Transfer

We receive payment by bank transfer. You can transfer the amount of the bill to the following bank account:

Bank Central Asia (BCA)


Swift Code: CENAIDJA




Account Number: 7851033380

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