2020/21 - Bali & the Islands of East Indonesia
Sailing from Benoa Port to Rinca island, experience the Indonesian archipelago on an island-hopping adventure. Relax on Satonda Island, a flooded volcano with a crystal-clear lake at its center; snorkel off Keramat Island and explore the colorful coral reefs below; stroll through the Komodo National Forest on the Islands of Komodo and Rinca and view the largest living reptile on Earth- the Komodo Dragon; bathe beneath a waterfall on Moyo Island with its luxuriant vegetation and virgin beaches.
Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1 - Saturday
Embarkation 4 pm - Sailing 8 pm, overnight at sea to Bedil and Kramat islands.
Day 2 - Sunday
Bedil Island- Kramat Island
Arrive at Bedil Island at around 11 am. Bedil and Kramat Islands are uninhabited and connected to each other by a sand bank. We will spend the morning going from one island to the other and enjoy a day of beach activities. Swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and stand-up paddle-boarding. Weather permitting we will enjoy a beach BBQ. Overnight at anchor.
Day 3 - Monday
Kramat Island - Satonda Island
Morning sailing to Satonda Island. This spectacular island took its name from its dormant volcano and its extraordinary crater lake in its center. The island is uninhabited and lush. Legend says the crater got filled after a tsunami caused by a nearby volcano explosion. Our optional walking tour will take you to the crater edge and to a lookout high on the island, the ideal place for spectacular photography. You will pass by "wishes trees" decorated with fishing stone, shells and pieces of coral. Make a wish and leave your seashell or stone too. Later we return to the beach for a refreshing swim and snorkeling in this underwater paradise. At sunset, we will leave Satonda and sail overnight to Flores Island. Overnight at sea.
Day 4 - Tuesday
Flores Island - Komodo National Park, Rinca Island
Morning arrival in Flores Island - Labuanbajo Port for our early morning OPTIONAL EXCURSION. The island is amongst the greenest in the archipelago and another surprise is that the island population is 85 % Catholic. Our excursion will take us to Batu Cermin market where you will witness daily life in Flores. We will drive on to Melo Village where you will be welcomed by traditional dancers and see more of Flores village life. After lunch at a local restaurant and some free time to check and buy some local artifacts in the village, we will leave Melo and drive back to Labuanbajo port. Overnight at anchor.
Day 5 - Wednesday
Komodo National Park, Rinca Island - Pink Beach, Padar Island
Morning arrival in Rinca Island. Rinca is the refuge of the world famous Komodo dragon, a giant lizard measuring up to 11 feet in length and weighing in at over 300 pounds. More authentic that nearby Komodo Island, Rinca has more Komodo dragons and sighting are more frequent. Local rangers will guide this OPTIONAL EXCURSION through the habitat of the Komodo dragons who live on deer and wild pigs and buffaloes that share the island with them. Travelling in small groups with the guide and a park ranger, guests will make their way along paths that lead through pockets of thorny vegetation and dry tropical grasslands. We will walk approximately 2 hours along a trail and stop at the area's most favorable observation point to possibly locate more Komodo dragons. By mid-day we will return to the jetty and re board to the zodiac and return to vessel. We will leave Rinca Island to sail to nearby Padar Island. We reach Padar Island' Pink Beach. Snorkeling and beach activities. We can walk to an observation point and admire three of Padar's magnificent beaches, one with black sand, one with pink sand and one with yellow. Afternoon sailing to Moyo Island. Overnight at sea.
Day 6 - Thursday
Moyo Island is hidden paradise which became famous after the visits of Princess Diana and Mick Jagger to mention some celebrities. It offers a beautiful pristine forest, waterfalls, rivers and grassy Savannah. The ship's zodiac will disembark guests at the village of Labuhan Haji and you will be greeted by local villagers performing a welcome traditional dance. The OPTIONAL HALF DAY EXCURSION starts with a walk around the village to witness daily activities of the local people and then continues with a hike to Mata Jitu waterfall passing through plantation of cashew nut. Look for beautiful red dragonflies, birds, and a huge array of jungle dwelling insects and spiders. The stunning Matajitu Waterfall are made of three waterfall levels and the last level is seven meters deep. Feel the quiet and peaceful atmosphere of the jungle. Back to Labuhan Haji and return back to the ship. Overnight at sea to Lombok.
Day 7 - Friday
Pamenang Port, Lombok Island
After dropping anchor in Pamenang Port, we reach the local dock by tender. Our OPTIONAL FULL DAY EXCURSION will take us to the North of Lombok. We will first reach the Malibu cliff for a short break, to admire the panorama view of Gili Islands and of Bali's mount Agung on the west. Our next stop will be at Tanjung traditional market. We will drive through lush paddy fields to reach the Senaru Village from where we will start our walks to the Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep waterfalls. The falls lie 600 m above sea level beneath Mount Rinjani, a spectacular dormant volcano. The cool, fresh air and calm hill will provide a comfortable resting point. After lunch in a restaurant we will take a short visit to a Traditional Village, where mountain tribal life and traditions remain alive. We return to the ship in the afternoon and prepare for our farewell cocktails and Captain's dinner. Late in the evening we sail to Bali - Benoa port.
Day 8 - Saturday
6 am arrival in Benoa Port, Bali. Disembarkation after breakfast at 8-9 am.
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- Variety Cruises
- Offer valid through 6/30/2020
- 8 Days
- Cruise Ship
- Panorama II
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|Day 2||Kramat Island|
|Day 3||Satonda Island|
|Day 4||Komodo National Park|
|Day 5||Komodo National Park|
|Day 6||Moyo Island|
|Day 7||Pamenang Port|
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