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Komodo Dragons & Krakatoa

Komodo Dragons & Krakatoa

Komodo Dragons & Krakatoa

Komodo Dragons And Krakatoa 15 JAN 2020

18 DAYS

JAN 2020

FROM $15,490*PP

INCLUDES: Cruise | Guided Sightseeing Tours | Meals | Drinks

EXPLORE THE INDONESIAN ARCHIPELAGO

This is the ultimate expedition voyage – 17 leisurely days starting in Darwin and ending in vibrant Singapore. In between you will sample the diversity of the Indonesian archipelago with excursions to Ujung Kulon National Park, the historic caldera of Anak Krakatau, and the rarely visited Karimunjawa National Park. You will experience a bustling Indonesian town – Sumenep – with opportunities to shop and eat locally. Enjoy some of Nusa Tenggara’s best snorkeling at Pulao Alor before arriving in Darwin. Home will never be the same again!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Swim, snorkel, dive or view incomparable coral and sea life at numerous sites including the Thousand Islands, Karimunjawa and Pulau Satonda
  • Seek to spot endangered species at Ujung Kulon National Park
  • Hike on the still active Anak Krakatau
  • View the famed dragons at heritage-listed Komodo Island
  • Climb to the top of Kelimutu volcano to experience the tri-coloured crater lakes

 

ANAK KRAKATAU
Krakatoa, or Krakatau in Indonesian, is a volcanic island situated in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra in the Indonesian province of Lampung. The name refers to the surrounding island group of three volcanic peaks which was obliterated in a cataclysmic 1883 eruption, unleashing huge tsunamis killing more than 36,000 people. The explosion is considered to be the loudest sound ever heard in modern history, with reports of it being heard up to 4,800km (3,000 miles) from its point of origin. In 1927 a new island, Anak Krakatau, or “Child of Krakatoa”, emerged from the caldera formed in 1883 and is the current location of eruptive activity. As of late 2011, this island has a radius of roughly two kilometres, and a high point of about 324 metres (1,063 ft) above sea level, growing five metres each year.

Day 1:

DARWIN

Embark Coral Adventurer at 4:30pm and depart the harbour at 6pm. Enjoy Captain’s welcome drinks.

Day 2:

AT SEA

A day of relaxation onboard as we cruise across the Timor Sea. Reminisce about adventures enjoyed with the Expedition Team and new friends and join the Captain and crew for Captain’s farewell drinks.

Day 4:

KUPANG

Swim in the tropical waters of this beautiful Indonesian marine park. Visit the bustling township of Kupang, which is steeped in history (Captain Bligh landed here after his epic voyage from Tonga).

Day 4:

PULAU ALOR

Enjoy some of Nusa Tenggara’s best snorkelling and diving over world-class coral sea gardens. Learn about indigenous tribal groups renowned for their Moko drum culture and visit a traditional village built halfway up the mountainside.

Day 5:

KELIMUTU NATIONAL PARK

Land on Flores and take a scenic drive to 1,639 metre Kelimutu volcano > local guides lead us up the slopes of the volcano, with regular stops to admire the view of the tri-coloured lakes > photography opportunities abound

Day 6:

KOMODO ISLAND & RINCA ISLAND

Explore UNESCO World Heritage Komodo National Park, and join local rangers on a guided walk to view Komodo Dragons, the world’s largest lizard. Relax on Pink Beach and enjoy water activities, visit the Atlas Pearl Farm and see pearl propagation techniques, and taste oyster sashimi.

Day 7:

PULAU SATONDA

Walk to aqua blue inland lake created by volcanic eruption, and enjoy a therapeutic swim. There is fabulous snorkelling on surrounding reefs in the Flores Sea.

Day 8:

LOMBOK

Make landfall on the north shore of Lombok and drive to the foothills of Mt Rinjani, Lombok’s highest peak. A walk through the jungle leads to spectacular Sendang Gile Waterfall, where you can look for monkeys and colourful birdlife.

Day 9:

SUMENEP

Explore Sumenep’s colourful past, the Great Mosque and Tombs of the Kings. Wander the beautiful water gardens, and see the ‘Fountain of Youth’.

Day 10:

BAWEAN

Discover the mountainous inland Lake Kastoba, an idyllic retreat in the heart of Bawean Island. Visit the Bawean Deer Sanctuary and cruise to isolated Gili Noko for water activities.

Day 11:

KURIMANJAWA NATIONAL PARK

Uncover Karimunjawa Archipelago’s pristine beaches and coral reefs and join in numerous water activities or hike the low hills through lush forests.

Day 12:

AT SEA

Cruise the Java coast and enjoy on board facilities and information sessions prepared by our Expedition Team.

Day 13:

KRAKATOA

Cruise the Sunda Strait that separates Sumatra and Java, and travel ashore to visit Anak Krakatau. Hike up to the caldera, which emerged in 1927 from the exploded Krakatoa.

Day 14:

UJUNG KULON NATIONAL PARK

Visit Ujung Kulon National Park, a vibrant and lush rainforest area that is the last refuge for rarely seen Javanese Rhinoceros, and a sanctuary for variety of Macaques, Gibbons, Deer and Birdlife. Park Rangers will lead a guided walk through pristine rainforest to grazing grounds. Afterwards, swim from the unspoilt beach.

Day 15:

HARAPAN AND PUTRI

The Harapan rainforest of Sumatra is considered one of the most bio-diverse forests in the world. Though threatened by logging, the forest is home to over 300 species of birds, and 54 mammal species including the Sumatran tiger and the Sumatran elephant.

Day 16:

PULAU BELITUNG

Be welcomed with a ceremony at Rainbow Beach, Tanjung Tinggi. Rock-hop ‘painted beach boulders’ and explore undeveloped beachfront.

Day 17:

PULAU PENUBA

Enjoy a glimpse of village life and local interaction. See a traditional martial arts display, and visit an Opium House.

Day 18:

SINGAPORE

Welcome to Singapore! Our expedition concludes on arrival at 8am.

Bridge Deck Balcony Suite
Our two Cairns and Darwin suites are spacious and elegant retreats after a busy day ashore. Suites are equipped with a lounge area, minibar and personal coffee machine. They have special King sized beds which can be separated into two singles. An 8 sq m private balcony has an outdoor daybed and lounge chair for two. A unique outside-facing bathroom with picture windows, bath and separate shower complete the suite experience. A complimentary minibar is replenished daily. Bridge Deck Balcony Suites are 55.8 square metres.
Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom

Our two Bridge Deck staterooms are comfortably furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk and arm chair are included. A compact en-suite has a toilet, shower and ample storage. French windows opening to a balcony with seating for two gives you a private perch to watch the panorama unfold outside. These staterooms are located on the bridge deck with superb views and adjacent to the Cairns and Darwin suites. Bridge Deck Balcony Staterooms are 21.4 square metres
Explorer Deck Balcony Stateroom

Our Explorer Deck staterooms are comfortably furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk and arm chair are included. A compact en-suite has a toilet, shower and ample storage. Your private balcony has seating for two from which to view the passing coastal vistas. These staterooms are located on the Explorer deck. Explorer Deck Balcony Staterooms are 21.4 square metres
Promenade Deck Stateroom

Promenade Deck Staterooms are located below the Explorer deck and furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk and arm chair are included. A compact en-suite has a toilet, shower and ample storage. A large picture window gives you wide views of the world outside. Promenade Deck Staterooms are 17 square metres
Coral Deck Stateroom

Coral Deck Staterooms are identical to the Promenade Deck Staterooms except for their location one deck below. These staterooms have twin portholes rather than picture windows. Coral Deck Staterooms are 17 square metres

CORAL ADVENTURERTWIN SHARE PER PERSONSOLE USE*
Bridge Deck Balcony Suite$21,690n/a
Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom$18,790n/a
Explorer Deck$18,240$27,360
Promenade Deck$16,840$25,260
Coral Deck$15,490$23,235

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