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Indonesia with Komodo National Park

Indonesia Cruise

Summary : Embark on an immersive voyage of myth and legend, to tread carefully through tangled forest on a journey to witness the Earth’s largest lizard. Encounter the magical glow of Kelimutu National Park's trio of transient, jewel-colored lakes. Glittering sea-life, walks on powdery pink sands, and warm welcomes from the remote Asmat people await on this voyage of vivid color and natural wonder.

Activities : Birding, Culture, Hiking, Snorkeling, Triple/Quad Cabins

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Itinerary
Day 1
Bali, Indonesia

Embark the ship and meet your Expedition Team. Enjoy time to familiarize yourself with your new home away from home, and meet fellow travelers.

Day 2
At Sea

While you're at sea, enjoy wine tastings, designer boutiques, language and dance classes. Take in a matinee movie, check the market or your e-mail in the Internet Point, slip away with a novel from the library to a sunny chaise or with a movie to your suite. Or just take in the sun pool side. The choice is yours.

Day 3
Komodo National Park / Pink Beach, Komodo Island

Komodo, the volcanic island of giant lizards, lies 320 miles east of Bali. Komodo is 25 miles long and 12 miles wide; its parched hills ascend to a height of 2,410 feet. Komodo is home to a small community of some 500 people who make their living primarily from fishing. The island’s centerpiece is Komodo National Park, where you will find the most tangible legacy left behind from the Jurassic Era. Komodo Island was little-known and the Komodo dragons were only a myth until pearl fishermen discovered the giant lizards.

Pink Beach earned its name for the way the beach can appear to have a rosy hue in certain lights. The color comes from small flecks of red coral mixed in with the fine white reef sand. With a few trees along the beach for shade, this stretch of coast makes a fine place to relax or enjoy a snorkel or dive in the crystal clear waters. It is possible to spot a striped clownfish nestled among the protective tentacles of its sea anemone host, or to see a grouper lazily swimming by a flamboyant soft coral. The reef here is now protected by law and the maturing corals are a joy to behold.

Day 4
Day 5
Lamararap, Indonesia

Lamararap is the region of the last two traditional whaling villages in Eastern Indonesia. Although slowly dying out, the ancient tradition of whaling is still the principal economic activity here—as proven by the many types of whalebone on display in the village. Whaling boats are made entirely of wood with wooden pegs and there is not a nail to be found. The boats’ sails are made of woven palm leaves. In an impressive feat of strength and skill, traditional whalers with harpoons leap off a long bowsprit and spear the whale while still holding the harpoon.

Day 6
Kalabahi, Indonesia

Kalabahi is the capital and main seaport of Alor Island, the largest landmass in the Alor archipelago. Roughly 60,000 inhabitants call Kalabahi home and enjoy a wide variety of goods and services available here. Kalabahi has grown as a town in part because it is situated on some of the only level ground on the volcanic and rugged island of Alor. Inland from Kalabahi is the small traditional village of Takpala. The attractive rustic homes of the village are open and airy, and the Abui people living here harvest, dry, roast, and grind their coffee by hand.

Day 7
Pulau Tellang, Indonesia

Pulau Tellang is a tiny island of Indonesia, located just next to Pulau Maopara and part of the Moluccas province. Pulau Tellang is part of the small Barat Daya archipelago and stretches less than a mile across. The hilly terrain of the island was created by ancient volcanic activity; it reaches to a modest 600 feet in some places, which makes it a lovely spot to visit and hike to view its unique fauna and lush vegetation. The island lies on the southern edge of the Banda Sea, where visitors can take in beautiful sunsets as they rest on the pristine, rarely visited beach.

Day 8
Banda Neira, Indonesia

Banda Neira is situated in a volcanic area and steam can occasionally be seen rising from the peak of neighboring Gunung Api. An eruption caused a lava flow here as recently as the 1980s. The town itself is historic and was wealthy in its heyday thanks to plentiful nutmeg, clove, and pepper trees. The colonial buildings of Banda Neira are part of the charm of this administrative center of the Banda Islands; a group of ten small volcanic islands. The remains of two impressive Dutch forts are in various stages of restoration and are on UNESCO’s “Tentative List” to become a World Heritage Site.

Day 9
At Sea

While you're at sea, enjoy wine tastings, designer boutiques, language and dance classes. Take in a matinee movie, check the market or your e-mail in the Internet Point, slip away with a novel from the library to a sunny chaise or with a movie to your suite. Or just take in the sun pool side. The choice is yours.

Day 10
Triton Bay / Aiduma Island, Indonesia

In 2008, the Kaimana Regency declared over 2,300 square miles of sea a Marine Protected Area around the waters of Triton Bay. Conservation International maintains an office in Kaimana and a field station out in Triton Bay where visiting scientists can do their work studying the staggering marine biodiversity of the reserve. It is truly second to none, and the area offers everything from tiny pygmy seahorses, to large and graceful whale sharks. Triton Bay is known for its beautiful soft coral gardens as well as nesting green turtles.

On the southern coast of West Papua, Indonesia lies the small Aiduma Island, an oceanic paradise and a destination for divers and snorkelers. Aiduma Island is described by locals as what Indonesia was like several decades ago, still unspoiled by commerce and traffic. The coast off of Aiduma Island is home to diverse and lovely soft coral forest, while locals live modestly in grass bungalows on shore. Below the surface of Aiduma’s aquamarine waters live technicolor coral reefs that are home to a beautiful array of reef fish, including schools of large blue-ring angelfish, and clownfish.

Day 11
At Sea

While you're at sea, enjoy wine tastings, designer boutiques, language and dance classes. Take in a matinee movie, check the market or your e-mail in the Internet Point, slip away with a novel from the library to a sunny chaise or with a movie to your suite. Or just take in the sun pool side. The choice is yours.

Day 12 – 13
Agats (Asmat Expedition), Indonesia

The Asmat is a region of nearly inaccessible forested wetland that has long sheltered Asmat tribes from outsiders. The village of Agats is the capital of the Asmat region. The homes, longhouses, shops, schools, and religious centers of Agats are all located along elevated wooden boardwalks in the heart of a dense mangrove thicket. The Asmat Museum is a must-see. Here it is possible to dote over exceptional examples of the Asmat’s renowned and vibrant woodcarving traditions.

Day 14
At Sea

While you're at sea, enjoy wine tastings, designer boutiques, language and dance classes. Take in a matinee movie, check the market or your e-mail in the Internet Point, slip away with a novel from the library to a sunny chaise or with a movie to your suite. Or just take in the sun pool side. The choice is yours.

Day 15
Sangliat Dol Village, Yamdena Island / Saumlaki, Indonesia

Located in the Maluku Province of Indonesia are the Tanimbar Islands, of which Yamdena is the largest. On the east coast of Yamdena, is the village of Sangliat Dol, which holds some of the best megalithic remains known in the area. A monumental stone staircase extends from the beach to the village and overlooks the sea. This and a large stone ship are some of the megalithic remains to be found here.

Saumlaki is a regional capital city on the island of Yamdena, the main island of the unique Tanimbar archipelago, located in Indonesia between Papua New Guinea and the northern coast of Australia. The Tanimbar Islands have a distinct culture with still-vibrant traditions. They actively produce traditional crafts such as richly-colored ikat cloth and carved wooden statutes, and local residents still carry on their own centuries-old forms of music and dance. The Tanimbar Islands were part of the Dutch East Indies; and the bay at Saumlaki was the site of a battle during World War II.

Day 16
At Sea

While you're at sea, enjoy wine tastings, designer boutiques, language and dance classes. Take in a matinee movie, check the market or your e-mail in the Internet Point, slip away with a novel from the library to a sunny chaise or with a movie to your suite. Or just take in the sun pool side. The choice is yours.

Day 17
Darwin, Australia

Following breakfast, disembark the ship.

Notes

This itinerary is subject to change. ExpeditionTrips is not responsible for itinerary changes.

Included:
Suite accommodations; onboard meals and entertainment; snorkeling gear and wetsuits on loan; butler service; gratuities aboard ship (except spa); complimentary beverages aboard ship (including select wines, champagnes, spirits, soda, water and coffee); 1 hour of Internet access per guest/per day for passengers booked in Explorer and View Suites; unlimited Internet access for passengers booked in Vista, Veranda, and Medallion Suites. Subject to change without notice.

Not Included:
Airfare; transfers and luggage handling; optional shore excursions; government fees and taxes; passport and visa expenses; some champagne, premium wine and spirit selections, caviar, cigarettes and cigars; laundry or valet services; items of a personal nature such as boutique purchases, medical care, and spa services; fuel surcharge may apply.

Photo Credit: © Creative Services of Silversea Cruises, © Bruno Cazarini (reef)

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