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9D/8N Snorkeling Cruise Bali – Komodo – Bali

Snorkeling Discoveries Cruise Bali – Komodo – Bali

Cruising and sailing Indonesia’s vast archipelago allows us to experience native cultures and traditions, sea-gypsies and nomadic sea-life. The famous Komodo dragon, a giant lizard that has lived isolated from the outside world for thousands of years in the Komodo archipelago is one of the highlights of this tour along with beautiful beaches, including the unique red beach, exotic sceneries and eclectic destinations that only can be reached by using our traditional Phinisi schooner, KM Bidadari.

The Indonesia archipelago stretches along the “rings of fire”, a series of volcanic islands that includes Mt Tambora (a great eruption in 1885) in Sumbawa, Mt Rinjani in Lombok, “wishing crater” Lake Satonda island and Mt Sangeang (a volcanic sea mountain) are the highlights of this cruise.

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Itinerary

 

Day 01. Serangan Port
As early as 08:30 am we will all be aboard KM Bidadari to start our journey from Dolphin Jetty at Serangan Island – Denpasar, Bali. After a luggage and cabin allocation, our tour leader will have an initial tour briefing of boat familiarization and safety briefing. After introduction to all the crew on boat, our captain will set sail to our Labuan Amuk, just northwest of Bali.

After having our first lunch onboard we will ashore in Labuan amuk to visit Tenganan. Tenganan is an bali authentic village that the resident still living the way their ancestor inherit them since hundreds years ago. After Tenganan village, our air-conditioned bus will take us to Ujung, where we can see the remain of early Bali kingdom palace.

Back to the boat and having dinner aboard, we then sail to Moyo island in the night.

Day 02. Moyo Island
Moyo Island
welcomes us with its unique scenery which is very different from Bali. Sir Alfred Wallace discovered Moyo in 1800. He noticed that the flora and fauna of the islands to the west have more in common to the Asiatic species, while the islands to the east appear to be influenced more by species found in Australia.

We will visit a traditional island village, home to the Bajao tribe that are also known as “sea-gypsies” tribe. We will walk along the narrow streets in the village and experience the their cultural life. Here we will also witness a performance of traditional music and dance. With lunch provide onboard we will cruise to Satonda island.
The salt water crater lake of Satonda created by the great Mt Tambora vulcano that erupted in 1815, one of the biggest eruptions in history is a sight you won’t forget. Swimming at Satonda salt water lakes will give you the different sensations due to the higher buoyancy of the water.

Some people believed that by hanging a small rock in the wishing tree will make their wish come true, and when it is you will have to return visit to the tree (that will be your next cruise with us!). In the afternoon we will spend time beach combing, beach volleyball or snorkeling in the beautiful coral garden of Satonda. In the evening we will witness thousands of flying foxes as they commute at dusk to seek for food in the main land.

At night we will cruise to Wera in Sumbawa.

Day 03. Wera, Buginese ship builder
The morning at Wera will be busy strolling the village and see their daily life. Wera’s village live from their skill of making traditional Buginese Phinisi Schooner boat, very similar to KM Bidadari. They also make hand-woven ‘ikat’ a fully manual hand woven fabric ornamented unique to Wera and and influence of Buginese people. The village life also a unique kind of itself, the shape of houses and their daily cultures are in today agenda.

While having lunch provided onboard the ship, we set cruise to Island Gili Banta an uninhabited island and a perfect place for some excellent swimming, snorkeling, paddle-boarding and kayaking.

Day 04. Rinca Island
In the early morning, we arrived and trekking for Komodo Dragon in Loh Liang – Rinca island. We can spot the dragons and the nest apart with wild monkeys, and water buffalo. The scenery from top of the hill in Rinca shows a magnificent views.

Gili Lawa Darat
While lunch onboard, we set course to Gili Lawa darat, we trekking a hill that offers breathtaking views that show the islands of Komodo.  We will be here until the sunset.

Day 05. Dragon’s Den, Walks with the dragons
Wake up in the bay of Loh Liang, Komodo Island. The famous one of the 80 island that makes up the Komodo archipelago. After a morning briefing of our tour leader, we will ashore and  set foot in the ranger station and trek around the island. The trekking will take approximately 2,5 hours, we will meet the Komodo dragon, water buffalo, wild deer, rugged landscape and savannah like island.

We will also visit Komodo village, native people in the island that believed that the Komodo dragon is their ancestor. After these exciting morning our next destination is pick beach.

The Red-Beach or some people called Pink Beach is our afternoon destination for today. We enjoy snorkeling, swimming and beach combing in this unique beach. Night we are cruising to Mt Sangeang.

Day 06. Mt Sangeang Island
The Mt Sangeang “black sands beach” is on an active volcanic island. We will spend the morning on the beach with swimming and snorkeling available. We will spend the afternoon on board and cruise to Bungin Island in the north east of Sumbawa.

Day 07. Bungin Island
In Bungin Island live the Bajao people whose culture seems locked in a time capsule. We will see how they transformed their original maritime life living on boats to a land based life. Walking through the village their houses and narrow streets will give us an idea of their adapted cultures and lifestyles.

Day 08. Lombok Interiors, Gili Nanggu, Gili Tangkong
We start the morning in the northern area of Lombok visiting a local traditional Sasak village and observing their culture. We will also visit a pottery village and have lunch in a local restaurant giving you the opportunity to taste the local traditional food. We will meet the boat at the southern harbor of Lembar and continue our journey to Gili Nanggu.

Tonight’s dinner is a BBQ party (if weather allow) where the crew will prepare a bonfire for you to enjoy, an ideal way to celebrate our cruise and remember the unforgettable times you experienced on the cruise. We will enjoy a quiet sunset in Gili and relaxing on the beach provides an ideal end to the day. We will enjoy a quiet sunset in Gili and relaxing on the beach provides an ideal end to the day. At night we will sail back to Bali across the Lombok straits.

Day 09. Bali
After an easy start to the day, our crew will say goodbye and prepare your luggage and equipment. We disembark at Serangan island, allowing you time to continue your vacation or fly back home.

We’re looking forward to welcome you again onboard KM Bidadari.

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Fares: On application

A “full boat” charter is available with a group of friends which is  a more economical way to enjoy the wonders of Indonesia. Please contact us for further information

Fares inclusive of:
Full board meals & snacks , English speaking guide service, free flow coffee and tea, use of our water activities equipment (snorkel, fins, goggles).

Fares exclusive of:
Personal expenses, Alcoholic drinks consumed from boat bar during the cruise, domestic airfares (unless mentioned included), travel insurance, accommodation pre and post cruise.

Special Note:
If you wish to dive (subject to weather conditions), this trip include 2 – 4 dives a day except first day and last day. Diving price US$100/day/person. We need a minimum of 6 divers per trip

We’ve been advised that the park fees is increasing significantly, please allow US$55 per person per day to cover this. The fees will be collected by our crew onboard the ship.

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