[6D5N] Taka Bone Rate National Park
• Tanjung Bira
• Taka Bone Rate
Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport, Makassar
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Makassar, also known as Ujung Padang, is a port city on eastern Indonesia’s Sulawesi island. Inside its 17th-century Dutch colonial Fort Rotterdam is the Museum Negeri La Galigo, housing local exhibits. A promenade along Losari Beach is known for its seafood restaurants. Traditional pinisi sailing ships pack the harbor of Pelabuhan Paotere. Offshore, snorkeling is possible on the coral reefs of Samalona Island.
TAKA BONE RATE NATIONAL PARK
Taka Bone Rate is administered as part of Selayar Regency, South Sulawesi province. The atoll is located in Flores Sea, southeast off the coast from the southern “arms” of Sulawesi Island and to the east of Selayar Island. It is located west of Wakatobi islands and far north of Komodo island across the Flores Sea. The nearest large city is Makassar, from where it can be reached in about 16 hours by boat.
With an area of 530,765 hectares which has an atoll expanse of 220,000 hectares, Taka Bone Rate meaning ‘coral islands over sand’ is the biggest atoll in Indonesia, and Southeast Asia, and the third biggest in the world after Kwajalein Atoll and Suvadiva.
The atoll consists of separate table reefs enclosing a lagoon filled with massive reefs. The atoll has 21 islands, eight of which are inhabited. There are 15 islands for diving and snorkeling. The main island is Tinabo Island with 1.500×500 meters square and white smooth sandy beach as baby powder. Tinabo Island is 4 hours sail by rental boat from Benteng in Selayar Island.
DAY 1: Makassar – Tanjung Bira (L,D)
Depart early morning 4 am to Tanjung Bira harbour which takes about 3-4 hours drive. Then continue by taking ferry for about 2 hours to Pamatata Selayar harbour. Arrive at Selayar, we will go to Kota Benteng for our lunch. After lunch, we will continue our journey to Tinabo, Takabonerate Island by private boat. Depending on the weather, it usually takes about 2-4 hours to reach the island. Reach Tinabo, check-in. Rest, dinner and free time.
DAY 2 : Taka Bone Rate Full Day Snorkeling (B,L,D)
Early morning, we will go for sunrise hunting dan tour around the island before breakfast.See the baby shark and snorkeling around the Tinabo jetty (Acropora/Corina). After lunch, we will go for another snorkling session around the Little Tinabo Island where we can see many beautiful soft corals. Back to Tinabo Island in the late afternoon. Rest, dinner and free time.
DAY 3: Taka Bone Rate Full Day Snorkeling (B,L,D)
Today after breakfast, we will go for another snorklng spot at Little Tarupa Island. Explore the island and back to Tinabo for lunch. After lunch, we will continue going for another snorkeling spot at Latondu. Rest, dinner and free time.
DAY 4: Tinabo – Selayar – Tanjung Bira (B,L,D)
After breakfast, get ready to check out. We will go back to Selayar by private boat then to Tanjung Bira by ferry. Reach Tanjung Bira, check-in. After that, we will go to Kambing Island for snokeling or just enjoy the white pristine beach on the island. Rest, dinner and free time.
DAY 5: Tanjung Bira (B,L,D)
Wake up around 5 am for the sunrise at Tanjung Bira. After breakfast, we will be going back to Kambing Island for few snorkling spot including Liukang Island. Seafood lunch will be served on the island. After lunch, get ready to go back to Tanjung Bira. We will do a little trekking at Bara Beach where we will also see the dolphins and see the sunset of the day. Rest, dinner and free time.
DAY 6: Tanjung Bira – Makassar (B)
After breakfast, get ready to check-out and go back to Makassar. Along the way, we will stop by at Tanah Beru to see the making process of Phinisi Ship which is famous in nationwide. After we reach Makassar, we will visit Fort Rotterdam, a Dutch fort build on top of an existing fort of the Gowa Kingdom. If time permits, we will visit some local shops before heading back to the airport.
• 5 nights accommodation
– 3 nights at Tinabo Takabonerate
– 2 nights at Tanjung Bira
• Meals as stated on the itinerary
• All necessary permits and administrative requirements
• Local Guide
• Transportation from your city to the meeting point
• Visa on Arrival (if applicable)
• Optional tours which are not stated on the itinerary
• Personal expenses
• Gratuity for guides
• Travel Insurance
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