Discover Sulawesi while cruising the exotic Indonesian islands from Makassar to Darwin on our In the Wake of the Makassans over 14 nights onboard Coral Adventurer. Follow the ancient Makassan trading routes and witness the confluence of cultural heritage and natural beauty from Sulawesi to the Lesser Sunda Islands on our Islands of Indonesia Sulawesi expeditions.
From the 16th century, and possibly even earlier, Makassan trepanger fishermen began to venture southwards from their homeland in South Sulawesi through the Flores and Savu seas towards Australia. Following in the wake of the Makassans, Coral Adventurer voyages from Makassar to Darwin through the Indonesian archipelago, exploring the undiscovered paradise of Indonesia’s less-visited islands. Traditional lifestyles continue in regions of astounding beauty, and this journey takes you into the heart of it all. Encounter traditional cultures from Pulau Alor, to Lamalera, Sogori, Torajaland and Tana Beru. Experience the dramatic beauty of Indonesia at Padar Island, Kelimutu Crater and Takabonerate and discover magnificent underwater world on pristine coral reefs.