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Bali & the Islands of Paradise

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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.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Embark | Bali
Day 2 : Saringi | Keramat Island
Day 3 : Keramat Island | Satonda Island
Day 4 : Flores Island
Day 5 : Rinca Island | Komodo National Park | Padar Island
Day 6 : Moyo Island
Day 7 : Pamenang Port | Lombok Island
Day 8 : Disembark | Benoa, Bali

Highlights

  • Visit Rinca Island in the Komodo National Park and the Komodo dragons
  • Enjoy the island of Satonda and the salted water crater lake
  • Enjoy beach activities Moyo Island and its virgin beaches
  • Explore Lombok and its amazing diversity

Ship

Panorama II

Places Visited

  • Asia
  • Bali
  • Indonesia
  • Banta Island
  • Komodo Island
  • Lesser Sunda Islands
  • Lombok
  • Moyo Island
  • Satonda Island

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Traveler admiring a marine Indonesian view Wild Komodo Dragon in its habitat Mountain Range in Komodo National Park, Indonesia Senggigi (Lombok), Indonesia Balinese deer standing on a sandy beach

Day 1 Embark | Bali

Embark on Panorama II at 4pm and start sailing at 8pm. 

Day 2 Saringi | Keramat Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive at Saringi Island at around 9 am. Saringi Island and  Keramat Island are uninhabited and connected to each other by a  sandbank. 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 enjoy a beach BBQ. Overnight at anchor.

Day 3 Keramat Island | Satonda Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Early this morning sail 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. A 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, return to the beach for a refreshing swim and snorkeling in this underwater paradise. At sunset, leave Satonda and sail overnight to Flores Island. Overnight at sea.

Day 4 Flores Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in Flores - Labuanbajo Port for your optional morning excursion. Flores Island is amongst the greenest in the archipelago and another surprise is that the island population is 85 % Catholic. The excursion takes you to Ruteng which is surrounded by forested volcanic hills and rolling rice-paddy plains, it is a cool, relaxing place. The market just to the south is the central meeting point for the local Manggarai people who speak their own language. They also have a distinctive culture most in evidence in Ruteng Pu’u traditional Manggarai houses. Continue to Cancar to see the unique lingko, circular rice fields arranged like a spider web. Return to port for a late lunch on your way to Kokotao, an idyllic island just off Flores where we will enjoy the sea and the most amazing underwater life. Late this evening arrive in Rinca. Overnight at anchor.

Day 5 Rinca Island | Komodo National Park | Padar Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Rinca Island 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 than 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. Traveling 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. Walk approximately 2 hours along a trail and stop at the area's most favorable observation point to possibly locate more Komodo dragon. By mid-day, return to the jetty and re-board the zodiac and return to the vessel. Leave Rinca Island to sail to nearby Padar Island. Reach Padar Island’ Pink Beach - Snorkeling and beach activities. 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. Evening sailing to Moyo Island. Overnight at sea.

Day 6 Moyo Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Moyo Island is a 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. Take zodiacs to the village of Labuhan Haji and where you will be greeted by local villagers performing a traditional welcome 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 a plantation of cashew nuts. Look for beautiful red dragonflies, birds, and a huge array of jungle dwelling insects and spiders. The stunning Matajitu Waterfall is made up of three waterfall levels and the last level is seven meters deep. Feel the quiet and peaceful atmosphere of the jungle before heading back to Labuhan haji and your ship.

Day 7 Pamenang Port | Lombok Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After dropping anchor in Pamenang Port, reach the local dock by tender. An optional full-day excursion will take you to the North of Lombok. First reach the Malimbu cliff for a short break, to admire the panorama view of Gili Islands and of Bali’s mount Agung on the west. Next stop will be at Tanjung traditional market. Drive through lush paddy fields to reach the  Senaru Village from where you will start your 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, take a short visit to a Traditional Village, where mountain tribal life and traditions remain alive. Return to the ship in the afternoon and prepare for your farewell cocktails and Captain's dinner. Late in the evening sail to Bali - Benoa port. 

Day 8 Disembark | Benoa, Bali

Disembark early this morning after breakfast, between 6 - 9:30 am. 

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Notes

- Please note that fares do not include port charges and possible fuel surcharges. Contact us for details.

Itineraries can be changed at the discretion of Variety Cruises and of the Vessel's Captain in case of adverse weather
conditions - winds of 6/7 beaufort or more depending on the vessel- on port authorities not allowing a vessel to leave
port or in case of other extraordinary conditions. Such itinerary changes do not entitle automatically passengers to any
refunds but Variety Cruises guarantees that passengers are disembarked at the advertised port of disembarkation on time
for their flights.


This fare includes:

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Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning
• Full board: Buffet breakfast and two meals daily, including a welcome cocktail, a local Theme Evening, fun BBQ (weather permitting) and a Captain's dinner
• Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day
• Use of fishing and snorkeling equipment (subject to availability)
• English-speaking cruise escort

This fare excludes:

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Beverages (except those mentioned above)
• Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements
• Crew tips
• Passenger personal expenses
• Wifi (available at additional charge)


 
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