Java – Borobudur 1 Day Tour

Java – Jogyakarta – Borobudur – one day tour

Highlights on this tour: Borobudur, Prambanan temple, Sultan Palace (Kraton), Watter Castle, Malioboro.

Tour Code: GS 23 A

Starts: Every day
Duration:  About 12 – 15 hrs
Tour starts at;  5.00 – 5.45  am
Price: US$ 250 / person (Min. 2 persons)
INCLUDE: Flights (Bali Yogyakarta – Bali)

 

Tour description:
During travelling in Indonesia, Yogyakarta is one of the most minded-destination. This tour covers the highlight tourist objects in Yogyakarta such as Borobudur, Prambanan temple, Sultan Palace (Kraton), Watter Castle, Malioboro.
Pick up from your hotel in Bali and transfer to Ngurah Rai airport Bali to catch the flight leaving for Yogyakarta, arrive in Yogyakarta our guide will wait and show your names at the exit arrival hall of Adisucipto Airport, meeting service and proceed to explore the fascinating of Yogyakarta.
Your trip beginning to visit Borobudur Temple the greatest archaeological remains of Budddhist and Famous Of ” the Words Seven Wonder “, on the way back you will Visit Pawon and Mendut Temple, two Smaller Buddhist temple. Then drive to visit Sultan Palace, lunch here at local restaurant, after lunch your trip continue to visit Batik and Silver Smith Industry and continue to Ngasem Birds Market and Wayang Gallery, next we will visit Prambanan Temple the largest Archaeological Hindu Temple Remains after that drive directly to Airport for your flight back to Bali, arrive at Bali then transfer back to your hotel in Bali.

 

Tours include:

  • • Pick up and drop off (at your hotel in Bali)
  • • Tour transportation with fully air-conditioner car or van
  • • Return airfares for domestic flight from Bali (DPS) – Yogjakarta (YOG) – Bali (DPS)
  • • Entrance fees,  sightseeing tour
  • • Lunch at local Restaurant
  • • English speaking tour guide (Japanese, German, Russian, Italian, Chinese, etc. on request)

 

Remarks:

  • • Other personal expenses are not included and will be on personal account. (Airport tax, meals, drinks, soveniers, tipps )
  • • Prices are net per person and inclusive tax and service charge.
  • • Booking must be min. 2 weeks in advance.
  • •Extension one night in Yogjakarta: US$ 44 p.Pers.
  • •Flight prices may be change, and can be cause a surcharge.

 

Price: US$ 250 / person (Min. 2 persons)

 

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About the Borobudur temple:
Borobudur, or Barabudur, is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist Temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The monument consists of six square platforms topped by three circular platforms, and is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. A main dome, located at the center of the top platform, is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues seated inside a perforated stupa.
Built in the 9th century during the reign of the Sailendra Dynasty, the temple’s design in Gupta architecture reflects India’s influence on the region. It also depicts the gupta style from India and shows influence of Buddhism as well as Hinduism.[2][3] The monument is both a shrine to the Lord Buddha and a place for Buddhist pilgrimage.

About Prambanan Temple:
Candi Prambanan or Candi Rara Jonggrang is a 9th-century Hindu temple compound in Central Java, Indonesia, dedicated to the Trimurti, the expression of God as the Creator (Brahma), the Preserver (Vishnu) and the Destroyer (Shiva). The temple compound is located approximately 17 kilometres (11 mi) northeast of the city of Yogyakarta on the boundary between Central Java and Yogyakarta provinces.
The temple compound, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the largest Hindu temple site in Indonesia, and one of the biggest in Southeast Asia. It is characterized by its tall and pointed architecture, typical of Hindu temple architecture, and by the towering 47-metre-high (154 ft) central building inside a large complex of individual temples. Prambanan attracts many visitors from across the world.

 

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Komodo Island Tour (2 Days / 1 Night)

2 Days / 1 Night – Komodo Island Tour  (5 Islands)

See the world’s largest lizards – the Komodo dragons – This 2-day private adventure tour takes you by airplane from Bali to Flores Island, where your guide whisks you off to a boat cruise to see the famous Komodo Dragons on Rinca Island at the Komodo Archipelago.

  • Tour Code: GS 84 K
  • Starts: Every day  / on request
  • Minimum 2 persons
  • Departure from Labuan Bajo  (other airports on request)

Highlights on this tour:
Visit the famous Komodo Island National Park, Rinca Island, Flores, Labuan Bajo.

Price USD  545  / person (min 2 person)
Price USD 495 / person (min 4 person)

 

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See the world’s largest lizards – the Komodo dragons – under protection in their natural habitat at Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This 2-day private adventure tour takes you by airplane from Bali to Flores Island, where your guide whisks you off to a boat cruise to see the famous Komodo Dragons on Rinca Island at the Komodo Archipelago.
A unforgetable tour !!

2 Days 1 Night Komodo Package

Day 01 :  TRANSFER TO PIER –  BOAT CRUISE – KOMODO TREKKING AT RINCA –  HOTEL ACCOMMODATION.
Upon Arrival in Labuan Bajo at 09:45 am, Your trip will be start soon from the Harbour, cruising on a traditional boat to Rinca Island.
On Rinca Island you get introducing with your Trakking Guide and Ranger.  Enjoy Trekking 3 hours or 4 hours on the island, see the world famous komodo dragon and other wild animals.
In afternoon, refresh your self with snorkeling trips at Bidadari Island or at Kelor Island  (with beautiful reefs and corals). Then in the afternoon your boat will bring you back to the Labuan Bajo harbour.  The boat will be reach back to Labuan Bajo around 19:00 pm,  You check in at the  4Star – Luwangsa Resort and you can enjoy a free dinner in a traditional restaurant.

Day 02 : FREE PROGRAM – CITY TOURS – DROP AIRPORT
Enjoy a city Tours to the Cave for 3 hours trips and ended with drop to the Airport.
Tours ended.

 

Included on The Package :
– Pick up from your hotel in Labuan Bajo or Airport Labuan Bajo
– Boat Cruise to Rinca Island (Komodo National Park)
– Get one Lunch on board
– Stay one night at Luwangsa Resort Labuan Bajo
– One Dinner at the Town
– Get one breakfast at the Hotel,
– Entrance fees
– Tour Guide and Ranger on the island,
– Airport Transfers.

Tour Exclude :
–  Flight to Lauan Bajo (Here you can check for flights)
–  Airport tax
– Travel Insurance
– Soft drinks and alcohol

Rates:

Price USD 545 /person (min 2 person)
Price USD 490/person (min 4 person)

 

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Your Hotel in Labuan Bajo / flores:  Luwangsa Beach Resort:

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Luwansa Beach Resort
Situated along the pristine Pede beach of Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara. Luwansa Beach Resort is a 4- star resort hotel that welcomes you to bask in the realm of picturesque beaches for a perfect getaway.
Set in 8,000 meters of luscious tropical gardens overlooking Komodo Island and Rinca Island, home to the famous Komodo Dragon, Luwansa Beach Resort features 19 rooms and 16 spacious rooms at villas equipped with modern facilities such as individual air conditioning, satellite TV, minibar, IDD telephone and safe deposit for stylish comfort as well as impeccable service and warm hospitality to ensure the ideal retreat that you are looking for.
All rooms are equipped with an individual air conditioning unit, flat-screen 21″ TV, minibar, and safe deposit box. Spacious bathroom complete with hot and cold shower.
Hotel Facilities: Swimming Pool, High Speed Wi-Fi., Free Local Shuttle Service., Local and International Direct Dialing., Cable TV, Major Credit Cards Accepted., Laundry Service, Restaurant, Bar. Enjoy the delights and delicacies of authentic Indonesian or international cuisines in a casual, relax coffee shop. Immerse yourself in the ultimate relaxation with refreshing drinks from the Komodo Bar with a magnificent view of the ocean.

 

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Lombok, Mt. Rinjani Trekking – 5 days / 4 nights

Lombok Island, Mount Rinjani Trekking  5 days, 4 nights

Highlights on this tour: Mount Rinjani trekking, sunrise at the peak,  Segara Anak Lake, Volcano lake swimming


Tour Code: GS 27 M

Tours Starts: Every day
Duration 5 days / 4 nights
Pick-up:  At  5.00 – 6 am / at your hotel in Bali

Price: US$ 190 / person (Min. 2 persons)
Please book min 1 week in advance.

 

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Tour description:

Mount Rinjani is the biggest mountain in Lombok Island, at this tour packages we will trekking to peak of Mount Rinjani and start our adventure trips from Bali island.

1st Day: Pick up from your hotel in Bali and transfer to Ngurah Rai airport for your flight to Lombok Island.
Upon arrival in airport, meeting service with our guide and then transfer to Senggigi area. Overnight at hotel in Senggigi.

2nd Day: Early in the morning breakfast at hotel and then transfer to Sembalun and then register at Rinjani Trek Centre, then start for approx 4 hours walk ascent trough grassland to Pelawangan 2 (camp) with rest stop along the way. After lunch, start step climb to Pelawangan 2. Dinner and overnight at Pelawangan 2.

3rd Day: Pelawangan 2 – Top of Mt. Rinjani – Segara Anak Lake. Early in the morning at 3.00 am, climb up for approx 3 hours to the peak of Mount Rinjani (3,726 m a.s.l). Enjoy the sunrise over a spectacular view of lake, mountain and island stretching far below. Small breakfast on the summit. Descent to Pelawangan 2. After lunch, descent to Segara Anak Lake with an active volcano within Mt.Baru Jari (2,351 m a.s.l). Rest of the day, fell free and cool by swimming on the lake of natural sauna on the hot spring. Dinner and overnight on tent by the lake.

4th Day: Lake – Senggigi: After breakfast, trek up to Pelawangan1 then descent to Senaru Village with lunch stop at Pos III. Arrival in Senaru in the afternoon and then transfer to Senggigi area and overnight at comfort beach hotel in Senggigi.

5th Day: Lombok to Bali. Breakfast at hotel. Free at your own leisure and enjoy the beautiful Senggigi beach. In the afternoon we will transfer to the airport for your flight back to Bali. After arrive in Bali we will transfer you to your hotel.

 

Tours Include:

  • • Pick up and drop off (at your hotel)
  •  • Tour transportation with fully air-conditioner car or van
  • • Return airfares for domestic flight from Bali  (DPS) – Lombok (LOP) – Bali (DPS)
  • • Entrance & trekking fees,
  • • Trnsportation in Lombok in car or van.
  • • Trekking Tour and safety equipment (torch, rope, tent)
  • • Accommodation in Senggigi in 3 Star Hotel, Trekkeing Accommodation in Tent / Camp
  • • Breakfast & Lunch on day 2, 3 and 4, Dinner on day 3
  • • English speaking tour guide / trekking guide (Japanese, German, Russian, Chinese on request)

 

Remarks:

  • • Other personal expenses are not included and will be on personal account.
  • • Prices are net per person and inclusive tax and service charge.
  • • Lunch can provide at local restaurant for surcharge of US$ 10 per person.
  • • Single Surcharge: US $ 45
  • • Don’t forget to bring: Trekking or sport shoes, long pants, warm jacket, sun protection, swim wear, photo camera. And good condition.
  • • Not suitable for handicapped people
  • • Extension in Senggigi: US$ 40 p.Pers. per night  (3 – 4 star beach hotel)
  • • For Lombok extension, we have nice hotels in Senggigi, Gili Islands, Kuta Lombok.
    Please  ask for our cheapest rates

Price: US$ 190 / person (Min. 2 persons)

 

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Manta Ray Komodo Adventure (3 Days / 2 Nights)

3 Days 2 Nights – Manta Ray Komodo Adventure (7 Islands Tour)

Boat Cruise to:
LABUAN BAJO – GILI LABA – MANTA RAY – KOMODO ISLAND – PINK BEACH – RINCA ISLAND – KALONG ISLANDBIDADARI ISLAND – LABUAN BAJO

The KOMODO NP sailing cruise is a fully fun adventurous trip which will spend a minimum 3 days 2 nights on the boat.  You will have an opportunity to see by our own eyes, a living creature as Giant Lizard, Komodo Dragon. The largest cannibal lizard on earth.
  • Tour Code: GS 85 K
  • Starts: Every day  / on request
  • Minimum 2 persons
  • Flights on (request)

Price:   USD 635 / per person (min 2 person)

 

Highlights on this tour:
LABUAN BAJO – GILI LABA – MANTA RAY – KOMODO ISLAND – PINK BEACH – RINCA ISLAND – KALONG ISLAND – BIDADARI ISLAND – LABUAN BAJO

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Tour Description:

Day1:
LABUAN BAJO – GILI LABA – MANTA RAY
Pick up from the airport in Labuan Bajo to the harbor, get on board of the boat and depart to Gili Laba, a Small island on the north east of Komodo Island,here you can climb a hill to have spectacular view of Sumawa on the west and Flores on the east including small island with in the area of Komodo National park.
After exploring Gili Laba we continue the journey to Manta Ray. Here we try to find Manta Ray sites , do snorkeling and over night in this small island. Here you can sleep on the boat or camping on the island.

Day2:
KOMODO ISLAND – PINK BEACH – RINCA ISLAND – KALONG ISLAND
The next morning we are going to Komodo Island to see Komodo dragon sand trekking. After explore Komodo Island we continue to Pink beach for snorkeling to see amazing under water life and stunning panorama surrounding area.
After snorkeling we continue sailing to Rinca Island to see Komodo habitat and other wild animals. In the afternoon depart to Kalong island to see sunset and wait for thousands of bats flying out from their nest, have dinner and overnight on the boat.

Day3:
BIDADARI ISLAND – LABUAN BAJO
The next morning we continue our journey to Bidadari Island (Angels Island) is small and charming island located north west Labuan Bajo.
This is a water lover’s paradise, white sand and calm waters make it an ideal for swimming and snorkeling spot and especially learning how to dive.
After spend few hours in this Island we depart to Labuan Bajo harbor.   Transfer to your hotel or airport in Labuan Bajo (end of tour)

 

Tour Inclusions :
– AC coach transfer airport–‐harbor
– Meals during the trip (full board)
– Boat cruise (length 20 meter,width 3.5meter)
– Accommodation on boat (cabin with fan)
– Mineral water

 

Tour Exclude :

– Airfair (flights
– Airport tax
– Camera charge
– Soft drink and alcohol
– Travel insurance
– Additional all entrance fee at USD 15/person

 

Price:   USD 650  / per person (min 2 person)

 

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Lombok Highlights – 1 Day Tour

Lombok Island Highlights  – One day tour

On this day trip to Lombok, you will be visiting: Sukarare, Banyumule,  Senggigi Beach, Rambitan / Sade Traditional Sasak Village,  Kuta Beach Lombok, Tanjung Ann.

Tour Code: GS 23 LO
Starts: Every day
Duration: About 10 – 12 hrs.
Pick-up: At 5.00 – 5.45 am   (At your hotel in Bali)
INCLUSIVE FLIGHT:  Bali – Lombok – Bali

Price: US$ 200 / person (Min. 2 persons)
Reservations should be made mimum 10 days in advance as we have to arrange everything for your tour.

 

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Tour description:
This trip is ideal for those who wants to explore Lombok (Bali’s sister island) in one day, for either inspection or just a short visit. We can customize the activities upon your request. A private air-con deluxe vehicle with driver and an English speaking guide will greet and meet you upon your arrival, escort and show you around.
This Lombok Tour visiting the following places: Sukarare, Centre of Traditional Hand Weaving to see beautiful songket (sarung) of Lombok are being made then proceed to Banyumulek Pottery Village to see the beautiful hand made of Lombok Earthenware pottery, continue Lunch in Senggigi Area, west coast area with beautiful beaches.
Then visit to Rambitan / Sade Traditional Sasak Village passing through Lombok landscape see old style of Lombok lifestyle and houses, continue drive another 20 min to reach Kuta Beach Lombok enjoy beach view in Tanjung Ann, then explore the beach before heading back to Airport (LOP) in Lombok.
Lombok extension on request. ( E.g.: 1 or 2 nights in a beach hotel in Senggigi)

 

Price: US$ 200 / person (Min. 2 persons)
(Inclusive tax & service)

 

Tours Include:

  • • Pick up and drop off (at your hotel  in Bali)
  • • Transportation with fully air-conditioner car or van
  • • Return airfares for domestic flight from Bali (DPS) – Lombok (LOP) – Bali (DPS)
  • • Entrance fees, sightseeing tour on Lombok
  • • English speaking tour guide (Japanese, German, Russian, Italian, Chinese, etc. on request)

Remarks:

  • • Other personal expenses are not included and will be on personal account. (Airport Tax, meals)
  • • Prices are net per person and inclusive tax and service charge.
  • • Booking must be min. 2 weeks in advance.
  • • Flight rates my be change and can cause an surcharge (if booking less than 2 weeks before)
  • • Extension in Senggigi possible. (On request)
  • • For Lombok extension, we have nice hotels in Senggigi, Gili Islands, Kuta Lombok (on request)
  • – Don’t forget to bring your camera, sun protection

 

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Private Group
We only take small group of minimum of two persons and maximum 10 persons to maximize safety and service to all participants. This package are private only for your group, if you want to share with other group please contact us. The tour package are fully organized combine culture, adventure, leisure, comfort and safety.
Maybe you want to extend some more days in Lombok ?

See our Lombok hotel  extension packages:

Sheraton Senggigi Resort – 2 days / 1 night  – from USD 59 per pers. inclusive transfers
Hotel Sunset House Lombok (Senggigi) – 3 days / 2 night  – from USD 40 per pers.  inclusive transfers, breakfast
Hotel Ombak – Gilli Terwangan  2 days / 1 night –  from USD 55 per pers. inclusive transfers (boat & van), breakfast.

Hotel extensions packages : minimum 2 persons share one double room. Inclusive tax & service charge, transfers.
Please ask for our complete list of Lombok hotels and extension packages!

 

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Raja Ampat – Dive Cruise (10 days / 9 nights

Diving with Mermaid Liveaboards.

Explore the best diving sites of the Raja Ampat Archipelago (Papua, Indonesia)
Take a unforgeteable exclusive dive safari through the islands of Raja Ampat one of the best dive spots in the world !

Scuba diving in Raja Ampat is diving the worlds richest reefs!
Visit the biodiversity hotspot for marine live – reef fish and corals – Raja Ampat West Papua.
With this exclusive dive safaris you have the opportunity to discover a hidden paradise of the worl.

 

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M/V Mermaid I is the pride of the Mermaid fleet offering 5 star liveaboard diving all year around. From November to April Mermaid 1 runs Raja Ampat liveaboard safaris in the birds head peninsula of the Papua province in north east Indonesia. From May to October you will find Mermaid 1 in the Lesser Sunda islands in Indonesia running Komodo liveaboard safaris from the beautiful island of Bali to Komodo island offering you the chance to walk with the legendary Komodo dragons.

The luxurious MV Mermaid I offers all amenities you can dream of. All 8 cabins are fully air-conditioned and equipped with TV & DVD player, single, twin or double bed, a large wardrobe, plenty of storage room and an en-suite bath room with hot water shower, toilet and sink. We also provide fresh bath towels daily, beach towels, bathrobes, hair-dryers, towels, soap and shampoo for your comfort.

M/V Mermaid II is a 32 metre, double engine steel motor yacht. One of the most comfortable diver boats in Indonesia, she easily accommodates 16 guests in 8 deluxe cabins and 2 guests in a budget cabin below deck. All deluxe cabins are on the main deck with large panoramic sea view windows. Each cabin has a double bed and single bed (max pax 2 per cabin), air conditioning, private ensuite bathrooms. The budget cabin is below deck with twin bunks, air conditioning and share bathroom with 1 other cabin.
There is a wide stern dive platform with two exit ladders and fresh water showers. The dive deck is huge with plenty of room to gear up, individual boxes for your dive gear, camera table and loads of rinse tanks. The dining room is located on the main deck where delicious buffet style Thai and western meals are served. The saloon is large and spacious with lounge suites and big windows, bar fridge, tea and coffee facilities, TV/DVD, music center, library and a full selection of marine life books.
There are two outside decks – the shade covered party deck has comfortable lounge chairs. The sundeck, located in front of the wheelhouse has full sun and cushioned sun platform.
EANX NITROX is available on every cruise.
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Raja Ampat Dive Cruise

How to get there?
From your home country, you will need to fly to Sorong Airport which located in West Papua – Indonesia. Sorong Airport can be reached from Indonesian following international airports: Jakarta, Denpasar, Manado, or Makassar.  We are happy to assist with all internal flights, accommodations, land tours etc.. Please contact us.
Also we are happy to arrange extension nights in Sorong (Raja Ampat Resorts) for you.

Sorong – Raja Ampat – Transfer Times:
We will co-ordinate your arrival and collect you from the airport or your hotel and bring you direct to the vessel. There are several reasonable hotels in Sorong should you wish to overnight before or after your Raja Ampat cruise. Sorong is a small city so most of the hotels located within 10 – 20 minutes to Sorong Harbor, while Sorong Airport it self only located 10 minutes by car from the harbor.

Cruise Option 1:

SORONG – RAJA AMPAT – SORONG – 10 DAYS/ 9 NIGHTS

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Day 1
Check-in on board MV Mermaid I. As guest arrivals take place all through the day depending on flights you are welcome to board when you arrive and spend some time looking around Sorong, gearing up etc. Following the boat and safety briefing – its overnight to the Misool area. It is almost impossible to put together a daily itinerary due to the magnificent diving everywhere we go. No trip is the same with so many different sites to visit and explore. If there is somewhere in particular you really have your heart set on please discuss with the Cruise Director who will do their utmost to get you there – conditions, ship and your safety allowing ! –

Day 2-4
Misool area – with literally 100’s of dives around this magnificent area we will be in diver’s paradise for a few days. Soft corals, gorgonians – some of the pretties corals in the world – and the kingdom of the pygmy seahorse ! Pinnacles with masses of fish.
Blue water mangroves (crocs depending !) Islands we will thoroughly enjoy the Misool area including Sagof Islands, Wagma and Farondi islands; Wailbatan and Warakaret Island, Kalig, Pele Islands
(12  dives)

Day 5-8
Fiabacet and Farondi Islands and after the 3rd dive of the day spend some time going around the lagoons in the dinghy for amazing sights and wildlife. Then we may head north to Waigeo Island Perhaps we will spend the day around Batanta Island, a black sand environment – great muck diving !
The Mantas call us to Dampier Strait where they hang out at their cleaning stations. But this place is also fabulous for macro diving with critters such as Pegasus, Pontohi Pgymy Seahorse, pipefish etc. And two dives at a small island called Arborek, with a lovely village and a jetty great for diving ! The jetty pillars are covered in soft corals – a photographer’s delight and also good for macro such as signal gobies, nudibrancs and more Pohtohi’s etc.
Dive around the island of Kawe a great place for schooling fish, and beautiful reefs covered in black coral bushes. And dive Alyui Bay (or a full day around Alyui Bay).
In Alyui Bay there is a pearl farm. We can tour the pearl farm and learn how they harvest the pearls, and the whole process of pearl farming. You can even buy pearls.
Diving in Alyui bay is good for macro and wide angle. Walls covered in soft corals and sea fans with lots of nudies and pygmys. Also a great night dive in the jetty; Raja Epaulette Shark (walking sharks), wobbegongs, crocodilefish, toadfish and frogfish. Dive around the island of Yanggefo – beautiful mangrove areas, stunning reefs covered in orange and pruple soft corals, and submerged reef with lots of schooling fish, and pygmies.
The Strait of Dampier are also well known for the amount of schooling fish. There are several pinnacles with zillions of fish . Also the tips (capes) of several islands with again lots of schooling fish; schools of barracudas, school of bigeye jacks, snappers, zillions of fusiliers and surgeonfish, etc…. And lots of wobbegongs.
(16 dives)

Day 9
2 dives in the Strait of Dampier. More of the same. Fish, fish, fish, glorious corals and all ! Then back to Sorong we must go. The crew will take care of rinsing and packing your equipment during this 4-5 hour run.
(2 dives)

Day 10
After breakfast we transfer you ashore to continue your vacation…or its time to head home to start planning your next Mermaid Liveaboards cruise ! With so many new itineraries and opportunities to choose from you will be back and back and back for more and most welcome on board Mermaid Liveaboards – Asia’s Premier Liveaboard Fleet !
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Cruise Option 2

Sorong – Raja Ampat – Banda Sea – Ambon

12 Days Diving Itinerary by Mermaid I & II

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The most interesting thing about this trip, is diving in 3 completely different areas, Raja Ampat, Banda Sea, and Ambon – and so the biodiversity will be amazing !

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Day 1.
Check-in on board MV Mermaid. As guest arrivals take place all through the day depending on flights you are welcome to board when you arrive and spend some time looking around Sorong, gearing up etc. Following the boat and safety briefing – its overnight to the Dampier Strait area.

Day 2-4.
The next 3 days will be spent around the Dampier Strait, the strait between the island of Waigeo, the Bird’s Head peninsula and the northern side of Batanta island. The Dampier Strait is known for the variety of diving, from giant mantas, to mangroves, beautiful reefs, many pinnacles and sea mounts covered in schooling fish, aggregations of sweetlips, schooling barracudas, schools of bumphead parrotfish, massive schools of fusiliers, and lots of wobbegongs sharks. It is also a great location for critters and macro subjects, with several species of pygmy seahorses, and a large variety of nudibranches. There are also several jetties to do some great night dives, where we can see raja epaulette sharks, toadfish, frogfish and crocodilefish.
In the afternoon, between dives, we can visit several traditional Papuan villages, meet the locals and walk in white sandy beaches. Cruise overnight to Misool.
Total 11 dives.

Day 5-6.
The next 2 days will be around the island of Misool, where there literally hundreds of dive sites. Misool is a heaven for wide angle photographers. The prettiest soft corals reefs in the world are located in Misool, as well as having multiple pinnacles surrounded by masses of schooling fish, barracudas, jacks and snappers.
There will be some excursions with the tenders through some amazing inner lagoons, fantastic scenery and wild life sightings.
Cruise overnight to Pulau Koon, Ceram.
Total 7 dives.

Day 7.
Pulau Koon is a small island on the southeast of Ceram, half way between Raja Ampat and the Banda Islands. Walls covered in soft corals, and sandy slopes with hard coral bommies. But the most interesting feature of this island is the amount of schooling fish and pelagic, barracudas, bigeye trevallies, aggregation of red snappers, pompanos, batfish, and giant groupers. Cruise overnight to Manuk.
Total dives 3.

Day 8.
Manuk, an extinct volcano about 65 nm south of the Banda Islands, is one of 2 places in Indonesia where there are huge aggregations of sea snakes, Chinese sea snakes and banded sea kraits. It is an incredible experience to dive surrounded on all sides by sea snakes. The island is surrounded by black sandy slopes with hard coral reefs, volcanic ridges covered in gorgonians with zillions of fusiliers and pelagic fishes such as spanish mackerels and dogtooth tunas passing through.
Cruise overnight to the Banda Islands.
Total dives 4.

Day 9-10.
The next two days will be spent in the Banda Islands, also know in the old days as the Spice Islands. Many of the dive sites around the Bandas are wall dives. Walls covered in massive gorgonians, soft corals, barrel sponges and some very interesting swimthroughs. But there are other attractive dive sites such as pinnacles with enormous groups of schooling pyramid butterflyfish, triggerfish and pelagic fishes such as tunas passing through, spectacular hard coral reefs next to the volcano, and great muck dives with lots of mandarinfish in the local jetty.
The Banda Islands are much more than diving. It is also a cultural and historical experience. We will spend one morning walking around the village of Banda Naira with a local guide, and visit the local museum, the Old Dutch fort, the old colonial governor’s house, the local fish market, and we will have breakfast at a nutmeg plantation.
Cruise overnight to Nusa Laut, Saparua Island, or to Ambon.
Total dives 7.

Day 11.
The last diving day of the trip will be around either the island of Nusa Laut, or in Ambon Bay. Nusa Laut is a small island, next to the island of Saparua, which has some beautiful hard coral fringing reefs as well as walls similar to those of the Banda Islands. Or we will spend the day around Ambon, where there are several options such as wreaks, caves or doing some really interesting muck dives looking for rhynophias, frogfish (including the psycodelic frogfish), harlequin shrimps, and many other critters.
Total dives 2.

Day 12.
08.00am check out time. After breakfat.
We will arrange transfer to the airport or your hotel.

For the reverse trip, Ambon – Sorong, the route is exactly the same. We would start the first day diving around Ambon, and end the trip in the Dampier Strait. So the dive sites will be a day by day reverse of the above itinerary.

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Mermaid 2:

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Boat & Cabins Descripions

State Room (king size bed), 1 Single and 4 Deluxe Cabins (double or twin beds) and 2 Budget Cabins (double/twin beds) below deck. The master, single and deluxe cabins have ensuite bathrooms, refrigerator and panoramic sea view windows. The budget cabins are below decks with ensuite bathroom and refrigerator.

Each cabin features all the comforts of home:

  • – Individually Controlled Air-Conditioning
  • – Flat screen TV and DVD
  • – Refrigerator
  • – Private Bathroom and Toilet with Hot / Cold Water
  • – Hand Basin and Bathroom Counter Space
  • – Toiletries
  • – Bathrobes
  • – Bath and beach towels
  • – Hair dryer
  • – Bed Linens
  • – Mood lighting
  • – Wardrobe and Shelves
  • – Vanity Mirror
  • – Multiple 2 pin 220V electricity (bring an international adaptor)
  • – Luggage Space


On Board:

Our huge purpose built dive deck and wide stern dive platform with two exit ladders and fresh water showers are a diver’s dream. 6 camera rinse tanks means your valuable equipment is well looked after.
Delicious Thai, Indonesian and western meals are served in our “Sawasdee Restaurant” with large windows to enjoy the views or how about trying our delicious BBQs !  On the cruise you have 3 delicious meals daily.
After meals relax in our saloon with our TV/DVD and music center, or select from our extensive library and full range of marine life books.
There are two outside decks, one shaded with outside seating and the fabulous sundeck with sunshade plus cushioned sun beds – a great place to relax.
There are many staff on board, from captain to boat men, all of them are experienced and do their best to make your dives and stay on board very pleasant.
NITROX is available on every cruise.

 

 

Rates & Destination 2015

Sorong – Raja Ampat – Sorong
11 days / 10 nights
Dives total: 32-34
Master Cabin: €3800
Single Cabin €3800
Deluxe Cabin €3500
Budget Cabin €3200
Ship Mermaid 1

Sorong – Raja Ampat – Ambon (or reverse)
12 days / 11 nights
Dives total  29 – 30
Deluxe Cabin: €3150
Budget Cabin: €2850
Ship Mermaid 2

All rates in Euro per person inclusive tax & service charge.

 

Inquiry & Booking

 

Liveaboard Trip price includes:

  • All meals & snacks, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, soft drinks, electrolytes, fruit juices and drinking water
  • Greetings and Transfers from/to airport to all free of charge points*
  • Tanks, weights, weight belts
  • Experienced Dive Master service on all dives
  • Dive Torch

Liveaboard Trip price excludes:

  • International & domestic flights
  • Marine Park, Port Fees & Taxes from 90 Euro for komodo cruise/ person
  • Marine Park, Port Fees & Taxes from 200 Euro for other cruises/ person
  • Transfers outside of the free of charge zones*(subject to charge)
  • Nitrox fills , rental equipment, on board courses
  • Massages, souvenirs and alcoholic beverages
  • Dive and Travel/Cancellation Insurance (highly recommended)
  • Scuba equipment rentalWine, Cocktails & SpiritsPADI Dive Courses

The MV Mermaid 1&2  accept all major credit cards as well as cash payment in € Euros, $ US or Indonesian Rupiah. We suggest you bring some rupiah for souvenir shopping, massages , small items etc.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Please Note:
All divers are required to complete a liability release waiver and to show proof of diving certification and dive medical insurance such as Padi, Dan or equivalent on check in. Please have these available in your hand luggage.

On board sales are accepted in Euros, US dollars, Indonesia Rupiah or via credit card at no fee. Please note on board credit card charges will be processed in Indonesian rupiah only as per government regulation.

Guests are strongly advised to have valid dive medical, travel and cancellation insurances. Guests are also strongly recommended to plan their holidays to arrive in the departure ports at least 1 day prior to the cruise. Please remember you are going to some truly exotic locations where the infrastructure is still being developed.
Be prepared for some of the world’s best diving plus a maximum of comfort, service and safety on the ship.

Inquiry & Booking

 

Extension – Papua Paradise Resort :

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Papua Paradise Resort lies along the pristine shoreline of the uninhabited island of Birie, Raja Ampat. The island is teeming with exotic bird life, lush jungle foliage, and a spectacular array of fauna, while the reefs in the surrounding area offer world class diving.
Built in traditional style, Papua Paradise offers an exceptionally high standard of comfort and service.
This ideal retreat away from civilization, echoing with only the sound of the birds and the lapping of the waves under the bungalows, Papua Paradise offers simple yet comfortable accommodation, and a high standard of service.
Dive with manta rays, sharks, and shoals of schooling fish; explore reef slopes with some of the widest diversity of corals in the world, and housing some of the best macro diving of Raja Ampat; and end the day with a perfect ocean sunset view from your private balcony.

Rates from Euro 135 per Person
Inclusive max 4 dives per day.
Rates include scuba tanks, weight belts, guide, beach towel, water & fruits, hot tea

Please contact us for resort bookings.

Please contact us for resort booking

 

 




Dive Cruise from Bali to Komodo (10 days / 9 nights)

Diving with Mermaid Liveaboards.

Explore the best diving sites of Komodo !
Take a unforgeteable exclusive dive safari from Bali to Komodo and return to the best dive sites in the world !

The luxurious MV Mermaid I Cruise Live-Boat offers all amenities you can dream of. All 8 cabins are fully air-conditioned and equipped with TV & DVD player, single, twin or double bed, a large wardrobe, plenty of storage room and an en-suite bath room with hot water shower, toilet and sink. We also provide fresh bath towels daily, beach towels, bathrobes, hair-dryers, towels, soap and shampoo for your comfort.

M/V Mermaid 1 is a 28 metre, Komodo luxury liveaboard equipped with double engine and steel hull, She comfortably hosts 15 divers. She was constructed in Bangkok in 1999 by a team of highly experienced boat constructors and became the flagship of the Mermaid fleet complete with IMO certification.

The food on board is excellent, featuring an a la carte menu with a wide choice of local and European dishes.
Nitrox is available on board; tank fills at 6 Euro per tank (discount if using Nitrox for the whole trip) or you can also get Nitrox certified during the cruise.

The Mermaid 1 is one of the few steel hulled boats operating in the area and is one of the most comfortable liveaboards operating in Indonesia. She is also a fast boat, meaning cruising time is reduced and more remote sites are easily within reach.

Mermaid Liveaboards with many years experience exploring the best Komodo offers is proud to offer our exciting next season.
We dive the best of the best, we know where and when its running ! Return guests will also appreciate some new sites and experiences we can share through our extensive experience with the Nusa Tenggara and Komodo National Park areas.

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TOUR  ITINERARIES

Day 1
Check-in on board MV Mermaid I between 13:00 – 15:00 hours in Benoa Harbour Bali.
After the boat and safety briefing, equipment is prepared then settle into your cabin. Dinner is served at approx:
19:00 hours as e cruise overnight to Moyo Island off the north west coast of Sumbawa

Day 2
Start your adventure with a great dive in the calm, clear waters of Angel Reef at Moyo Island.
3 Massive elephant ear and barrel sponges, schools of long fin banner fish and red tooth triggers In their hundreds, frog fish, nudibrancs, eels, surgeon fish, snapper, dog tooth tuna checking out what is for lunch ! Visit the local village then its lunch for us ! Then we cruise to Satonda Island for a macro dive followed by a world class night dive after watching a million bats fly at sunset.  After a great dive and dinner we cruise overnight to Sangeang Volcano off the north coast of Sumbawa.
(3 Dives)

Day 3
The Nusa Tengarra region has some extremely interesting and unique marine life. Today we spend the day diving around Sangeang Volcano for rare nudibrancs, pygmy seahorse, leaf scorpion fish, blue ribbon eels, black sand diving with all its treasures and underwater hot springs that supports this very unique marine environment. Night dive here too or head on over to Gili Banta for the chance for Star Gazers and coral cat shark.
(4 dives)

Day 4
Current depending, we start the day at GPS Point Gili Banta famous for its sharks and pelagic fishes.  Then we enter the Komodo National Park and for more exhilarating blue water/fish soup diving !  Gili Lawalaut has several great dives if the tide is right we hunt grey reef shark and dolphin at Taka Toko Gili Lawalaut. Lighthouse Reef and The Old Passage offer fast drifts with pelagics, maybe manta ! Crystal Rock offers awesome soft corals in gold and orange hues plus the chance for sharks, turtles, Giant Maori wrasse, a ‘fish soup” dive. Tonight we dive the famous Pink Beach,  you may see spectacular colours and Frogfish, slipper lobster, basket stars, robust sea cucumbers unique to the area plus more !
(4 dives)

Day 5
Start your day with an exciting visit to Loh Liang Komodo National Park to walk with the dragons ! And as we quietly walk through the bush setting look out for Komodo dragons, deer, wild boar and birds.
Then relax as we cruise south to dive the Three Sisters or Pillarsteen at Padar Island. Next stop is a diver’s paradise – Horseshoe Bay Rinja Island – home of one of the top 10 dives in the world – Cannibal Rock – an abundance of corals, sponges, ascidians, sea apples, black corals, turtle, cuttlefish, loads of reef fishes too ! Here we can also watch dragons scavenging on the beach, monkey, deer, wild pigs along the shore, go beach combing…. Maybe even a chance to follow whales and dolphin
feeding in the calm bay. We overnight at this peaceful place, diving at one of the many fabulous spots.
(3 dives)

Day 6
More world class dives today as we relax in Horseshoe Bay Rinja Island  -the Yellow Wall of Texas is absolutely stunning covered with enormous yellow soft corals. Go slowly along the wall looking for unique creatures but don’t forget to look out into the blue to see what’s coming by…maybe e make a deep dive to check if the tiny yellow pygmy seahorses are on the giant gorgonians at depth. Nusa Kode offers more walls and critter chances coupled with white tip reef sharks etc ! Torpedo Alley
is famous for its “electric” rays and perhaps one of the best night dives of your life for critter fanciers.
(4 dives)

Day 7
Today we’ll head on over to Manta Alley to watch in awe as these magnificent creatures feed, play and get cleaned at the many cleaning stations. In the afternoon we can check out more big fish dives maybe at Loh Serah, Tatawa Kecil or the infamous “Current City” Batu Bolong – come face to face with reef sharks, turtles and giant Wrasse. Many good night dives around here – Gili Darat is great for sleeping turtles, colourful reef stonefish, Spanish dancers – calm sea – a good place to sleep.
(4 dives)

Day 8
The diving around Gili Lawalaut, Tatawa Kecil, Gili Darat is so awesome you will all want more so today we make 2 – 3 dives in clear arm blue waters – loads of fish both big and small. Then we’ll head off for a a night dive at either Gili Banta or maybe Batu Putih in Sumbawa – both interesting sites. Overnight we cruise back to Satonda and Sumbawa – solar powered nudibrancs, ghost pipefish anyone ?
(4 dives)

Day 9
We enjoy two good dives around Sumbawa and Moyo Islands – a chance to shoot anything you missed at the trip beginning.
Then the crew wash your equipment for you while you relax on the sundeck or downloading your pictures, enjoying
our trip video as well just before dinner with all your new friends.
(2 dives)

Day 10
Arriving in Bali.  After breakfast we transfer you ashore to continue your vacation…or its time to head home to start planning your next  cruise !
Transfer to your hotel.

 

Boat & Cabins Descripions

State Room (king size bed), 1 Single and 4 Deluxe Cabins (double or twin beds) and 2 Budget Cabins (double/twin beds) below deck. The master, single and deluxe cabins have ensuite bathrooms, refrigerator and panoramic sea view windows. The budget cabins are below decks with ensuite bathroom and refrigerator.

Each cabin features all the comforts of home:

  • – Individually Controlled Air-Conditioning
  • – Flat screen TV and DVD
  • – Refrigerator
  • – Private Bathroom and Toilet with Hot / Cold Water
  • – Hand Basin and Bathroom Counter Space
  • – Toiletries
  • – Bathrobes
  • – Bath and beach towels
  • – Hair dryer
  • – Bed Linens
  • – Mood lighting
  • – Wardrobe and Shelves
  • – Vanity Mirror
  • – Multiple 2 pin 220V electricity (bring an international adaptor)
  • – Luggage Space


On Board:

Our huge purpose built dive deck and wide stern dive platform with two exit ladders and fresh water showers are a diver’s dream. 6 camera rinse tanks means your valuable equipment is well looked after.
Delicious Thai, Indonesian and western meals are served in our “Sawasdee Restaurant” with large windows to enjoy the views or how about trying our delicious BBQs !  On the cruise you have 3 delicious meals daily.
After meals relax in our saloon with our TV/DVD and music center, or select from our extensive library and full range of marine life books.
There are two outside decks, one shaded with outside seating and the fabulous sundeck with sunshade plus cushioned sun beds – a great place to relax.
There are many staff on board, from captain to boat men, all of them are experienced and do their best to make your dives and stay on board very pleasant.
NITROX is available on every cruise.

 

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Rates & Destination 2015

Cabin Type   Master Single Deluxe Budget

Individual Travelers 

No of Cabins:  1
Total # of Guests:15   2 pax 1 pax  8 pax   4 pax
# Dives Days/Nights        
Bali – Komodo – Bali 28 10/9 €3000 €3000 €2800 €2500
Bali – Komodo – Maumere 28 10/9  €3000 €3000 €2800  €2500 
Sorong – Raja Ampat – Sorong 32-34 11/10  €3800 €3800 €3500  €3200 
Rates in Euro. per Person

All rates inclusive tax & service charge.

 

Prices include:
Transfers from/to airport and hotel in Bali, all meals & snacks, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, soft drinks and drinking water, tanks, weights, weight belts and diving with experienced Dive masters/Instructors.

Prices do not include: 
National park/Port Fees Komodo/Alor cruises  €90, Raja Ampat cruises €200,  Fuel Surcharges if applicable,  Nitrox fills (€6), rental equipment, on board courses, massages, souvenirs and alcoholic beverages.

 

Inquiry & Booking

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Please Note:
All divers are required to complete a liability release waiver and to show proof of diving certification and dive medical insurance such as Padi, Dan or equivalent on check in. Please have these available in your hand luggage.

On board sales are accepted in Euros, US dollars, Indonesia Rupiah or via credit card at no fee. Please note on board credit card charges will be processed in Indonesian rupiah only as per government regulation.

Guests are strongly advised to have valid dive medical, travel and cancellation insurances. Guests are also strongly recommended to plan their holidays to arrive in the departure ports at least 1 day prior to the cruise. Please remember you are going to some truly exotic locations where the infrastructure is still being developed.
Be prepared for some of the world’s best diving plus a maximum of comfort, service and safety on the ship.

Free Transfers
Transfers are included on departure and arrival days from Denpasar International airport (DPS), Kuta, Sanur, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Benoa and Seminyak regions. These are the main tourist regions of Bali, and the free transfers will ensure hassle free transport to and from the Ship.

 

MV MERMAID I 2015 Schedule

Trip Departure Arrival Destination D/N
MMI 01/15RJ 03-Jan-15 13-Jan-15 Raja Ampat 11/10
MMI 02/15RJ 14-Jan-15 24-Jan-15 Raja Ampat 11/10
MMI 03/15RL 26-Jan-15 06-Feb-15 Raja Ampat – Halmahera – Lembeh 12/11
MMI 04/15LR 07-Feb-15 18-Feb-15 Lembeh – Halmahera-Raja Ampat 12/11
MMI 05/15RJ 20-Feb-15 2-Mar-15 Raja Ampat 11/10
MMI 06/15RJ 03-Mar-15 13-Mar-15 Raja Ampat 11/10
MMI 07/15RJ 15-Mar-15 25-Mar-15 Raja Ampat 11/10
MMI 08/15RJ 26-Mar-15 05-Apr-15 Raja Ampat 11/10
MMI 09/15RJ 06-Apr-15 16-Apr-15 Raja Ampat 11/10
MMI 10/15RJ 17-Apr-15 27-Apr-15 Raja Ampat 11/10
MMI 11/15SP 29-Apr-15 14-May-15 Biodiversity Special
Raja Ampat – Banda Sea – Alor – Maumere
16/15
MMI 12/15MB 15-May-15 24-May-15 Maumere-Komodo-Bali 10/9
MMI 13/15P 24-May-15 15-June-15 In Port Bali  
MMI 14/15K 15-Jun-15 24-Jun-15 Bali – Komodo – Bali 10/9
MMI 15/15K 25-Jun-15 04-Jul-15 Bali – Komodo – Bali 10/9
MMI 16/15K 05-Jul-15 14-Jul-15 Bali – Komodo – Bali 10/9
MMI 17/15K 15-Jul-15 24-Jul-15 Bali – Komodo – Bali 10/9
MMI 18/15K 25-Jul-15 03-Aug-15 Bali – Komodo – Bali 10/9
MMI 19/15K 04-Aug-15 13-Aug-15 Bali – Komodo – Bali 10/9
MMI 20/15K 14-Aug-15 23-Aug-15 Bali – Komodo – Bali 10/9
MMI 21/15K 24-Aug-15 2-Sep-15 Bali – Komodo – Bali 10/9
MMI 22/15K 3-Sep-15 12-Sep-15 Bali – Komodo – Bali 10/9
MMI 23/15K 13-Sep-15 22-Sep-15 Bali – Komodo – Bali 10/9
MMI 24/15K 23-Sep-15 02-Oct-15 Bali – Komodo – Bali 10/9
MMI 25/15P 2-Oct-15 11-Oct-15 In Port Bali 10/9
MMI 26/15BM 11-Oct-15 20-Oct-15 Bali – Komodo – Maumere 10/9
MMI 27/15SP 21-Oct-15 05-Nov-15 BiodiversitySuperspecial
Maumere – Alor – Banda Sea – Raja Ampat 
16/15
MMI 28/15RJ 07-Nov-15 17-Nov-15 Raja Ampat 11/10
MMI 29/15RJ 18-Nov-15 28-Nov-15 Raja Ampat 11/10
MMI 30/15RJ 30-Nov-15 10-Dec-15 Raja Ampat 11/10
MMI 31/15RJ 12-Dec-15 22-Dec-15 Raja Ampat 10/9
MMI 32/15RJ 23-Dec-15 02-Jan-15 Christmast in Raja Ampat 11/10

Please check also our Raja Ampat Dive Cruise !

 

Route Map:

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Inquiry & Booking

 

Don´t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about this tour.




11 days / 10 nights Raja Ampat, Tour & Cruise

Raya Ampat Tour & Cruise –   11 days / 10 nights

Tour Code:  RA 32
Duration: 11 days / 10 nights
Accomodation: On bord the ship / cabin
Cruise starts:  2 or 3 times a month
Price:  about USD 380 per Pseon
Flights to Sorong not inclusive

 

World’s Last Paradise, this is the name Raja Ampat archipelago is widely known and called today. It may sound an exaggeration, but not for those who have been there. Raja Ampat archipelago consists of a group of large and small islands, strands of coral reefs, mountains, tropical forests, white sandy beaches and varieties of wildlife making Raja Ampat’s landscape an unmatched beauty.

Located off the northwest tip of Bird’s Head Peninsula on the island of New Guinea, in Indonesia’s West Papua province, Raja Ampat, or the Four Kings, is an archipelago comprising over 1,500 small islands, cays, and shoals surrounding the four main islands of Misool, Salawati, Batanta, and Waigeo, and the smaller island of Kofiau.

It encompasses more than 40,000 km² of land and sea, which also contains Cenderawasih Bay, the largest marine national park in Indonesia. It is a part of the newly named West Papua (province) of Indonesia which was formerly Irian Jaya. Some of the islands are the most northern pieces of land in the Australian continent.

 

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The landscape of Raja Ampat is beautifully crafted like strings of pearls enchanting everyone who sees it. It is really not easy to find the right phrases to describe the beauty. The scenery of Raja Ampat is a natural view which will make your heart tremble, your breath stuck and your skin goose bumps when you look at it. Its beauty will make some of you to shed the tears admiring just how magnificent and merciful Creator giving the natural resources Raja Ampat archipelago.

The Trip:

Set in the heart of the famed Coral Triangle, Indonesia’s Raja Ampat archipelago is an amazing world few travelers ever get to experience. The snorkeling and diving here is world-class, with extravagantly rich coral reefs that support astonishing species—technicolor soft corals, ghost pipefish, tasseled wobbegongs, hawksbill turtles, octopus, eight different species of anemonefish—the diversity is absolutely mind-bending! Topside, you’ll relish a realm of dramatic limestone islands, dazzling aquamarine lagoons, and rare birds—even the red bird of paradise.
Our “mother ship,” a 100-foot Indonesian schooner, makes a comfortable home base, and our evenings are spent in exquisite and remote anchorages savoring the utterly unspoiled beauty of our surroundings.

The Ship:

Our vessel is a double-masted traditional Indonesian sailboat that offers the unique opportunity to explore the incredibly remote, unique, and mystical Raja Ampat archipelago.
The boat was built in Sulawesi in 2000 out of Indonesian hardwoods and is 100 feet long with a 21-foot beam. While not luxurious, she is comfortable and well maintained. The ship is hand-crafted from local hardwoods like Teak and Ironwood. With her 6 jaunty sails, you cut across the remote seas in style and grace.
The ship can accommodates 14 guests in basic cabins that are small but have individually controlled air-conditioning and electricity 24 hours a day. There are no en suite cabins, but there are three shared toilet/shower combinations on the boat. The boat is very sturdy and stable, whether still or under motor. The boat’s crew of seven is attentive, experienced, and helpful, and many have worked on the boat for years.
Note: The boat has steep stairs/ladders from the double cabins up to the main deck (the restrooms and dining room are located on the main deck), so it may not be suitable for people with limited mobility.

The ship have also satellite phone, International and local radios, life rafts, life jackets and a crew trained in emergency procedures.

 

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The ship is equpped with 

  • 7 Air-Conditioned cabins for 14 persons with ensuite bathroom, hot shower, wash basin and toilet
  • Air-conditioned lounge with dining seating for fourteen
  • TV, CD / DVD Player
  • Camera battery charging stations
  • Camera work stations
  • Satelite telephone
  • Sun deck with awning
  • On dive platform shower
  • Coltri Sub Compressor
  • 14 gear up stations, 20 scuba tank
  • European & Indonesian food

 

Itineraries

11 Day – 10 Night PAPUA Raja Ampat

Day 1 From Jakarta, Bali, Ujung Pandang or Manado  to Sorong  / Raja Ampat
Arrive Sorong. Transfer to boat. Depart for Raja Ampat.
Begin dive program. Meals onboard.
  
Day 2 through Day 9 Raja Ampat
Full dive & snorkling schedule.  All meals onboard.
Cruise on the archipelago of Raja Ampat, Indonesia
You may see:
Wayag Island, Mansuar Island, Kri Island, Gam Island, Fam Island, Arboreg Island, Batanta Island, Soq-Friwenbonda, Bala-bala,  Bat islandAt Wayag, a stunning island of jungle-covered rock outcrops, you’ll snorkel through mangroves and among schools of silver sardines and juvenile reef fish. Search for leatherback turtles feeding on jellies at Gam Island and enjoy fabulous drift snorkeling near Manta Point and South Kri. On our island hike, we’ll look for the red bird of paradise, first made known to the Western world by pioneering naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace, who made his famous voyage here in 1860.
  
Day 10 Raja Ampat – Sorong
Morning dives. Meals onboard. Overnight on the stay on the boat.
  
Day 11 Sorong – Manado or Jakarta or Denpasar
Breakfast onboard. Disembark, travel to Sorong’s airport for flight to Jakarta, Denpasar/Bali or Manado.

 

Rates & Prices:

Rates from USD 380 per Person. 
Internal airfare:  about USD 695 (subject to change)
Exact rates can be confirmed on your inquiry.

 

What’s included

The trip price includes:
Pick up from your hotel (in the Sorong area) – transport to the pier and back – full room and board on trip – Organic Cotton towels and linen – tea, coffee, water and electrolytes – dive tanks and weights – dive guides – lots and lots of delicious food  (3 times daily) – good times, great memories and lots of fun on the Raja Ampat Trip.

What is not inclusive:

International airfare to/from the trip, internal flights, any meals not specified after each itinerary day in the Full Trip Brochure, optional gratuities to leaders or staff, additional hotel nights made necessary by airline schedule or other factors, airport taxes, PIN fee for Raja Ampat national park, snorkeling gear (fins and mask), expenses such as immunizations (if any), travel insurance, and other expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.).

PIN is Personal Identification Number. A regulation set up by the local government and conservation organizations for tourism in the Raja Ampat area is that each tourist is required to buy an entrance PIN which is valid for one year. This fund will go to the several programs organized by the Government and the stakeholders all of which are intimately involved with the conservation.

      • PIN PRICE
      • Indonesian: Rp 250,000  per person
      • Non-Indonesian: Rp 1 millions (USD 100)

 

 

When you are interested, please write the schedules you wish to start the cruise.

Inquiry & Booking

 

 

Raja Ampat

This is the final frontier, at the eastern end of Indonesia. Raja Ampat offers amazing diving and the most stunning topside scenery of any dive destination on Earth. This is where Dr. Gerald Allen counted 273 fish species on a single dive.

If you’re looking for unusual sea life like the elusive wobbegong shark, or looking for Birds of Paradise, then a Grand Komodo liveaboard cruise here is for you.

Water temperature: 24 – 29 C. Visibility: 10 – 30 M (seasonal). Year-round diving.

The Essence Of Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat is not really about rare critters or seeing sharks, there are generally not as many of what one would call – classic critters or big marine life. What is so special about this area is the scenery and in places the abundance of fish life. Dives where you are inundated with vast schools of fish, on the best of dives fish seem to block out the sun there are so many. Mellow drift dives across the most beautiful coral slopes and channels, unique dives with heavily undercut mushroom shaped islands with gorgeous coral growth virtually to the surface. Some of the best coral gardens we have seen are in this area.

Taking a live-aboard will allow you to see not just these great fish dives but also the topside highlights of this area too. The real “essence of Raja Ampat” is the incredible mix of wonderful topside scenery with great reefs to dive on. Another highlight of this area is taking rides on the tender boat through the most outstanding island scenery of any dive destination anywhere.

 

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Flores Fishing Adventure (4 Days / 3 Night Cruise)

4 Days  / 3 Night Fishing Adventure Flores

We know the best fishing spot where you can find : marlin, tunafish, sailfish, mahi-mahi and many more!

  • Tour Code: GS 86 K
  • Starts: Every day  / on request
  • Minimum 2 persons
  • Departure from Bali (other airports on request)
  • Accommodation on the boat

Price : USD 825 /person (for min. 2 person)

 
Book this tour here

 

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Tour Description:
We know the best fishing spot where you can find : marlin, tunafish, sailfish, mahi-mahi and many more!
Our Captain has extensive knowledge and experience without the need for high technology to find the Best fishing spot for the best fishing in Labuan Bajo and Flores.
Dream your fishing adventure and magnificent Adventure to a five different fishing spot around Labuan Bajo.
Let’s get some fun!

 

Tour Inclusions :
• – Return airplane ticket Bali to LabuanBajo
• – AC coach transfer airport–‐harbor
• – Meals during the trip
• – Boat with cabin and fan (length 20 meter,width 3.5meter)
– Accommodation on board (Cabin with fan)
•-  Mineral water

 

Tour Exclude :
• Airport tax
• Camera charge
• Soft drink and alcohol
• Travel insurance
• Additional all entrance fee at USD 15/person

 

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Manta Ray Flores Adventure Tour (4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS)

4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS – MANTA RAY ADVENTURE  (9 islands tour)

Explore the legendary Komodo Marine Parks and explore one of Indonesia’s most wild and remote regions with this extensive 4-day ocean sailing tour. Enjoy swimming and snorkelling in the tropical seas around uninhabited islands, and trek across the island of Rinca, which is famed for its population of Komodo dragons – the world’s biggest lizard.

  • Tour Code: GS 87 K
  • Starts: Every day  / on request
  • Minimum 2 persons
  • Departure from Bali (other airports on request)
  • Accommodation on boat (cabin)

 

Highlights on this tour:
LABUAN BAJO – KELOR ISLAND – KALONG ISLAND – GILI LABA – MANTA RAY – KOMODO ISLAND – PINK BEACH – RINCA ISLAND – KALONG ISLAND – BIDADARI ISLAND – LABUAN BAJO

Price:

2 persons: USD  1,200/ person  (without return airticket)
4 persons: USD  650 / person  (without return airticket)

 

Itinerary:

Day 1:
LABUAN BAJO – KELOR ISLAND – KALONG ISLAND

Pick up from the airport in Labuan Bajo to the harbor,get on board of Alexandra boat and depart to Kelor Island located close to Labuan Bajo.
It is a small island with a beautiful white sandy beach.Visitors can swim and snorkel and view marine life around the magnificent sea garden. After do some water activity we get lunch on boat and continue to Kalong Island to enjoy the bustling activities of
thousands of flying foxes comes out from their nest every evening. Get dinner and sleep over at the boat.

Day2:
RINCA ISLAND – PINK BEACH – MANTA RAYA
The next morning we continue sailing to Rinca Island, small island near Komodo island.The island is famous for komodo dragons,giant lizard that can measure up to 3 meters. Rinca is also populated with many other species such as wild pigs,buffalos and many birds. After trekking at Rinca island,we continue to Pink beach.This peculiar beach gets its color from red coral fragments. It is definitely a great place to spend sometime by just laying back or enjoying the underwater with your snorkeling equipment. The next journey is Manta Ray,this place also known as Makassar Strait, was the best place for snorkeling and diving. We will find taka and spend night on thi small island.

Day3:
KOMODO ISLAND – GILI LABA – BUGIS ISLAND

Wake up early morning, enjoy beautiful sunrise by the sea and sipping your coffee. We continue sailing to Komodo island, location between the substantially larger neighbor ingisland Sumbawa to the west and Flores to the east.
The island famous not only for its heritage of convicts but also for the unique fauna which roam it. Javan deer also inhabit the island,other fauna include buffalo, civets, cockatoo and macaques. Next journey is Gili Laba for soft trekking, snorkeling and relaxing.
This island offers an exciting soft trekking experience to the summit of the hill along the coral trail through the grassy meadows.
Once you are on the top you will be fascinating by the pictures quevistas of the tranquil bay and the blue sea. Next stop is Bugis island, small island with white sandy beach also have best spot for snorkeling. We will spend the night here.

Day4:
BIDADARI ISLAND – LABUAN BAJO – DENPASAR
Bidadari island is a small,charming island located north west of Labuan Bajo.This is a water lover’s paradise. With crystal clear and calm waters make it an ideal spot for swimming, snorkeling and especially learning how to dive. After do some water activity we back to Labuan Bajo harbor.(end of tour)

 

Tour Inclusions :

  • – AC coach transfer airport–‐harbor (Labuan Bajo)
  • – Meals during the trip
  • – Boat cruise  (Boat: length 20 meter,  width 3.5 meter)
  • – Accommodation on boat in cabin with fan
  • – Complementary mineral water

Tour Exclude :

  • – Airplane ticket Bali to Labuan Bajo and return to Bali
  • – Camera charge
  • – Soft drink and alcohol
  • – Travel insurance
  • – Additional entrance fee at USD 15/person
  • – Extra expense ( gratuities, etc.)

Price:

2 persons: USD  1,200/ person  (without return airticket)
4 persons: USD  650 / person  (without return airticket)

 

 

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Flights

Departure date Return date Stops Airlines Find Ticket

22.11.2017

24.11.2017

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Yogyakarta – Borobudur – Bromo – Ijen – 5 Days Tour

East & Central Java Tour:
Yogyakarta – Borobudur – Prambanan –  Mt. Bromo –  Ijen Crater

Tour Code: TVLDTR 05
Starts: Every day
Tour starts at:  Yogyakarta Airport
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights

Price : USD 575 / per person  (for min 4 persons)


Tour highlights:
Yogyajarta, Borobudur Temple, Prambanan, Sultan Palace, Mount Bromo, Ijen Crater, 

 

This 5-day tour from Bali will give you a great artistic, cultural and architectural overview of the island of Java. Explore the city of Yogyakarta, visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed Borobudur Temple and Candi Prambanan, See Mount Bromo at sunrise and the amazing Ijen crater in east Java.

With our professional guide, you will completely feel enjoyable with his/her service who outstanding offers friendly and quality service.
Your trips will be comfortable on our full air-conditioning car transfer along with save driver and tour guide.

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Tour Program:

With this tour packages you explore the central & east Java with it famous of the old culture heritance, and the world’s miracle and the magical of active volcanos. You will visit the places of interest from Yogyakarta to Bromo like Borobudur Temple, Prambanan Temple, Sultan’s Palace, Yogyakarta town, the magical view of Mount Bromo at sunrise and the amazing Ijen Crater.

Your flight arrive in the morning at yogyakarta airport.

Day 01 – ARRIVAL – YOGYAKARTA CITY TOUR & BOROBUDUR Tour (L)
Meeting service at Adisucipto Airport, proceed to visit BOROBUDUR Temple, a Buddhist monument of the 8th century and repnesents the highest expression of the artistic genius of the time, and it is a major cultural attraction. Borobudur is the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world. lt is also had been acclaimed by the world as a cultural heritage main kind. The architectural style has no equal through out the world, back to Yoglyakartar stop at MENDUT and Pawom Temple. Lunch at local Restaurant and then visit SULTAN PALACE, The Palace of Yogyakarta, officially named the ” Kraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat “, a grand and elegant example of Javanese architecture.  Check in at the hotel in Yogyakarta and free time at your own.

Day 02  – YOGYAKARTA- SOLO CITY TOUR (B,L)
Breakfast in the hotel, check out and then depart Solo, on route we’ll visit PRAMBANAN Temple, the magnificent of 9th century Hindu temple. Solo is a sister city of Yogyakarta, Located 70 km from the Yogyajakarta we’ll visit Mangkunegaran Palace, keep so many collection of gold – plated ornaments, jewelry and wooden masks. Ahead to Triwindhu Flea Market, and Radya Pustaka Museum, lunch provided at local restaurant. Check in hotel in Solo at afternoon.

Day 03 – SOLO – TROWULAN – BROMO (B,L)
Breakfast at Hotel, prepare to check out then drive to BROMO, on route we’ll visit Trowulan . an archaeological site located in Trowulen Subdistrict, Mojokerto Regency, in the lndonesian province of East Java. Lunch will be served on route. ln the evening arrive, check in a good hotel in BROMO

Day 04 – BROMO Tour IJEN CRATER (B,L)
Wake Up Call at 03.30 aim.
Leaving from Hotel by Jeeps, take you into Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park; first to Mt. PANANJAKAN to see the breathtaking sunrise and then passing the “Sea of Sand” where you can climb the crater of Mt. Bromo. After this adventurous trip, your breakfast will be served at Hotel.
Check out and preed to Banyuwangi.  In the early evening you will arrive in Banyuwangi and check in at your hotel.  In the evening you can enjoy cultural dinner with dance show (Optional) or you have time to explore the village by your own.

Day 05 – IJEN CRATER – BALI (B,L)
05.00 a.m. wake up call and preparation for light trekking climb up to the IJEN Mountain to enjoy the color lake inside crater and see sulphur miner activity. The volcanic crater lake at an elevation of 2883 m, where the focal point for a visit here is the spectacular blue green lake inside of the Ijen crater. By the lake are many streaming fumeroles where sulphur miners collect bright yellow sulphur and then carry 60 loads of it in baskets along a steep trail to paltuding down the mountain. Proceed to Bali, lunch will be served on route.

Passing the Bali straits and in the evening, you will reach Bali and transferred to the respective hotel.

Tour Code TVLDTR 05

PARTICIPANT / PRICE:
2 Pax : US$ 640/ per person
3 Pax : US$ 620/ per Person
4-6 Pax : US$ 575/ per person
7-9 Pax : US$ 538/ per person
10-13 Pax : US$ 510/ per person


PRICE INCLUDE
:
– Private Air-Conditioned Car
– Guided tour with english speaking tour guie
– Meals as stated at itinerary
– Jeep to Pananjakan and Ijen
– Entrance fee
– Insurance
– Daily Mineral water

PRICE EXCLUDE:
– Hotel accommodation
– Flights (DPS – YOG)
– All personal expenses (room service, laundry etc)
– Tips for local tour guide and driver.

 

ADDITIONAL INFOS:  
  • – Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • – Minimum of two people per booking required
  • – Maximum three people in hotel room
  • – Tour program and  schedules subject to change
  • – Hotel accommodation packages – 4 nights  in tourist class hotels  (all rooms with aircondition and private bathroom) for USD 112 per person
  • – Please book minimum 5 days in advance

 

Please note: Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities.
To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing, especially when visiting temples. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees.

 

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Please note:

  • – The booking confirmation is subject to availability basis
  • – The above tour package rate is a unit price and can not be broken down into single rate
  • – The above rates are based on twin sharing except for single traveler’s rate
  • – The above rates are not valid for High Season period (Lebaran and Christmas – New Year) and high season supplement will be added
  • – Cancellation policy will be advised upon the confirmation is made

 

 

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Komodo Tour – 3 Days / 2 Nights

Komodo & Rinca Island Tour – 3 days / 2 nights

Visit Komodo island, the island of the famous Komodo Dragon reptiles, the biggest “ prehistoric “ lizard in the world. ‘
The tours will start from Bali island by plane via Labuan Bajo and boat cruise to Komodo and Rinca Islands.
Inclusive flights !

  • Tour Code: GS 82 R
  • Starts: Every day  / on request
  • Minimum 2 persons
  • Departure from Bali (other airports on request)
  • Price: USD 635 per person (Minimum 2 Persons)

 

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Day 1:
LABUAN BAJO – RINCA

You will be picked up in Labuan Bajo  8Airport or Hotel) and transferred to the harbor to get on a local boat. The boat takes you to Rinca Island. A trekking session in Rinca island in the afternoon and you are ready to get a firsthand experience of the monstrous and dreaded Komodo dragons and other unique wild animals from close quarters. You can enjoy dinner and spend the night on the boat itself. Sleeping facilities are providet at the boat.
Komodo Camp accommodation can be arranged for a surcharge.

Day 2:
RINCA – KOMODO – PINK BEACH – LABUAN BAJO

You are taken to Komodo Islands early in the morning. You then trek down to Banunggulung to see Komodo dragons in their natural habitat which is a sight to behold. Next on the itinerary is the snorkeling and swimming expedition at the famous Pink Beach. Lunch is served on the boat after which you return to Labuan Bajo and then to your hotel. Dinner is taken at a local restaurant and the night is spent in the hotel  (with aircondition, bathroom with shower, TV) in Labuan Bajo.

Day 3:
LABUAN BAJO

After the morning breakfast you can visit the local market with the guide. There is a visit scheduled to the Batu Cermin cave. You are then taken to the airport or to your hotel in Labuan Bajo.  Extensions on request.


Price: USD 595 / person (minimum 2 persons)

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The package price includes cost of:

– Transfers and tours as stated in the itinerary
– Prices are net per person and inclusive tax and service charge.
– Overnight stay one night on local boat and one night at a hotel (twin sharing basis)
– Pick up at the Airport Labuan Bajo or hotel in Labuan Bajo
– Full board meals
– Entrance fees, porter payments and donations
– Boat trip to Komodo and Rinca
– Snorkeling equipptement gear
– English speaking guide
– Insurance

The package price does not include cost of:
– Personal expenditure such as:
– Flights to Labuan Bajo – Please check here for the flights
– Airport Tax of $5 per person
– Soft drinks or alcoholic drinks that you may consume

 

Price:
USD 635 / person (minimum 2 persons)

 

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