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Indonesia Limited Cross: Bali to Flores

Example 13 Day Cruise aboard Aqua Blu
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Aqua Blu offers highly-limited 12-night Limited Cross-Destination Voyages, opening up the opportunity of exploring multiple destinations in East Indonesia on a single expedition and discovering lesser-explored treasures of the enchanting region.

This 12-night Limited Cross-Destination Cruise also includes one-of-a-kind excursions, including visits to the intriguing Abui tribe of Flores at Alor, journeys to the multicolored Kelimutu volcano crater lakes in Flores, and explorations of the stunning marine environments of southern-central Raja Ampat and Pulau Koon.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Benoa, Bali | Embark
Day 2 : Moyo Island
Day 3 : Saleh Bay, Sumbawa
Day 4 : Sangeang Volcano | Gili Banta
Day 5 : Batu Moncho | West Komodo
Day 6 : Langkoi | Lehosera
Day 7 : Horseshoe Bay
Day 8 : Padar Island | Linta Straits
Day 9 : Gili Lawa Islands
Day 10 : Seventeen Islands
Day 11 : Kelimutu Volcano Lake Excursion
Day 12 : Pomana, Gosong Bone
Day 13 : Maumere, Flores | Disembark

Highlights

  • Discover wildlife to the spectacular waterfall to the center of the island
  • Prepare for an up-close encounter with friendly whale sharks
  • Snorkel and dive to the beautiful beaches in Indonesia
  • Watch as the fisherman casts their nets at a traditional fishing village

Ship

Aqua Blu

Places Visited

  • Asia
  • Bali
  • Indonesia
  • Banta Island
  • Benoa
  • Flores Island
  • Lesser Sunda Islands
  • Maumere
  • Moyo Island
  • Pulau Sangeang

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Traveler admiring a marine Indonesian view Volcano scenery at sunrise Mountain Range in Komodo National Park, Indonesia Fruit on display at a Indonesian market Wild Komodo Dragon in its habitat

Day 1 Benoa, Bali | Embark

Arrive at Bali to a warm welcome. Board Aqua Blu and begin cruising to Moyo Island as the sun sets.

Day 2 Moyo Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive at Moyo, a remote hilly island supporting a handful of fishing villages. Discover wildlife en route to the spectacular waterfall to the center of the island and snorkel at the shallow Angel Reefs for an unforgettable experience.

Day 3 Saleh Bay, Sumbawa

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Depart early in the morning for Saleh Bay. On arrival, prepare for an up-close encounter with friendly whale sharks while guided by Conservation International Rangers. In the evening, witness a dramatic flight of the fruit bats at Sattonda.

Day 4 Sangeang Volcano | Gili Banta

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive at the dramatic 1,900-metre tall Sangeang Api, a twin-peaked active volcano on an island inhabited by locals living a subsistence lifestyle. Snorkel off the island's unique black sand beaches or dive at ‘Hot Rocks”, where volcanic gases are ejected from the black sand bed. 

Sail to Gili Banta in the afternoon, trek through the rough trails to reach the high ridges or snorkel in the clear waters. End the day on a pristine beach where a cocktail party awaits.

Day 5 Batu Moncho | West Komodo

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
At daybreak, depart eastwards towards the incredibly scenic Batu Moncho, a relatively unexplored habitat for wild Komodo Dragons and bird species. Look out for dolphins and manta rays while snorkeling and diving along the north shoreline of Batu Moncho.

Day 6 Langkoi | Lehosera

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
At daybreak, depart southwards towards the incredibly scenic Langkoi Bay. Hike up the massive wedge-shaped island of Tala or dive with magnificent creatures of the oceans at the Manta Alley. For snorkeling options, explore the sunken wreckage of a wooden shipwreck at Lehoksera Bay. Overnight onboard in Lehoksera Bay.

Day 7 Horseshoe Bay

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Savor sunrise breakfast onboard as the ship cruise towards Horseshoe Bay, where Komodo Dragons are known to swim near the beach! Snorkeling and diving is a must on Nusa Kode, featuring world-class sites from fantastic shallow critter and coral sites to open sea pinnacles.

Day 8 Padar Island | Linta Straits

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Depart early in the morning to Padar Island, arguably the most scenic island in Komodo National Park. This is a great place for snorkeling, diving, trekking, watersports and, of course, photography.

Day 9 Gili Lawa Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Wake up to the sight of a fisherman casting their nets at a traditional fishing village. Depart Padar Island for a leisurely cruise north-west towards the Gili Lawah islands. Snorkeling is highly recommended to view colorful reefs around Lawa Darat and Lawa Laut.

Day 10 Seventeen Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The Seventeen Islands comprises of several small, low-lying sandy islets. Savor coconuts freshly plucked from the trees by villagers of Riung, a small town on the Flores mainland. Spend a leisurely evening party on amazing deserted beaches of fine white sand.

Day 11 Kelimutu Volcano Lake Excursion

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Coloured lakes inside the three calderas of a long-dormant volcano are on an impressive display at the Kelimutu volcano, an otherworldly series of geologic cauldrons. The twisting road to the summit winds through incredible forests and crisscrosses mountain streams.

Day 12 Pomana, Gosong Bone

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive at the island group of Pomana, which includes Pomana Besar, Pomana Kecil and the atoll of Gosong Bone that sits at the top of Maumere Bay. Snorkeling and diving are great all around this island and atoll group, especially around the north-east part of Pomana Kecil and Gosong Bone atoll. Spend the final night on the eastern side of the island's fabulous white sand and blue water with a memorable farewell party.

Day 13 Maumere, Flores | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast onboard in Maumere before disembarking for your outbound flight.

Aqua Blu

Per person starting at
$8,100
Aqua Blu Cabin
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Category III Suite
Averaging 12-14 square meters. Located on the Main Deck and on Lower Deck. Featuring twin beds, en-suite bathroom, and porthole windows.
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Category II Suite
Averaging 22-31 square meters. Located on the Main Deck and Lower Deck. Featuring a King bed or twin beds, oval or porthole windows, lounge area in selected suites, en-suite bathroom, and interior sofas.
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Category I Suite
Averaging 25-31 square meters. Located on the Bridge Deck or Forecastle Deck. Featuring a King bed, large windows, en-suite bathroom, and interior sofas.

Notes

Single Supplement: 25% in addition to the double rate as posted.

Third Person Rates: 20% discount for a third passenger sleeping on the sofa bed.

Children Discounts: Children under age 12 will receive a 20% discount. A child sleeping on the sofa bed as a third passenger in the room will pay $500 per night.

This cruise includes:
  • All meals while on board
  • Premium selected wines and beer, non-alcoholic drink
  • Excursions with knowledgeable local guides
  • Group transfers between vessel on recommended flights
  • Snorkeling equipment and wet suits
  • Scuba diving
  • All available non-motorized water sports
  • Laundry
  • Internet connection (intermittent depends on locations)
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The trip was terrific with great planning on your part. Most of the adventures were not mainstream and somewhat off the beaten path which made it especially enjoyable!! We felt taken care of and you all were readily available to respond to questions and issues. I would highly recommend your company and friends have already expressed interest based on our pictures and excitement.
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