Wakatobi is well known among divers as one of the world's best dive sites. The name is an acronym of the four component islands: Wangiwangi, Kaledupa, Tomea, and Binongko.
The fastest way is used airlines from Makassar, South Sulawesi or from Kendari, South East Sulawesi to Wangiwangi Island and then 2 hours by boat to Kaledupa Island. Using boat from Kendari to Bau-Bau and then to Wakatobi Islands need 12 hours.
Most divers arrive in Wakatobi via the Wakatobi Resort's scheduled chartered flights from Bali. There is also a public boat from Bau-Bau on Buton Island which goes overnight to Wanci.
- Tanah Toraja coffee is famous.
Wakatobi Dive Resort. Five-day packages from US$2,280, including all dives and meals, but excluding transfers.
- Back to Makassar, then to the north to see Butterfly Paradise in Bantimurung Waterfall area and then spend a few nights in Tanah Toraja.