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Indonesia Limited Cross: Raja Ampat to Spice Islands

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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.

The 12-night Limited Cross-Destination Cruises 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 : Sorong Harbour | Embark
Day 2 : Birie Island
Day 3 : Dayang Island
Day 4 : Aljui Bay & Pulau Pef
Day 5 : Wayag
Day 6 : Penemu Islands
Day 7 : One Thousand Temples
Day 8 : Wayil
Day 9 : Misool
Day 10 : Pulau Koon & Pulau Gorong
Day 11 : Banda Islands & Banda Neira
Day 12 : Saparua
Day 13 : Ambon | Disembark

Highlights

  • Discover mangrove-fringed bays and plenty of wildlife in Batanta mainland
  • Trek with our guides to look for birds of paradise in the lush forest
  • Explore aboard kayaks and discover hidden lagoons and limestone islets
  • Climb to the top of Mount Pindito for a bird’s eye view of the surroundings

Ship

Aqua Blu

Places Visited

  • Asia
  • Indonesia
  • Ambon Island
  • Banda Islands
  • Banda Neira
  • Maluku
  • Pulau Gorong
  • Raja Ampat
  • Saparua Island
  • Sorong
  • Wayag Island
  • West Papua

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

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Day 1 Sorong Harbour | Embark

Arrive at Sorong to a warm welcome. Board Aqua Blu and cruise to Gam Island as the sun sets.

Day 2 Birie Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrival in Birie, a group of islands, bays, and lagoons that lie just off the coast of north Batanta. Discover mangrove-fringed bays and plenty of wildlife en route to the spectacular waterfall in Batanta mainland. The ship cruises eastwards towards Sorong during dinner.  

Day 3 Dayang Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Embark on a morning trek with the guides to look for birds of paradise in the lush forest. Dayang island is known for plenty of marine life, especially manta rays. Snorkeling is excellent at Wai along with the bordering reef systems. For adventurous divers, explore the sunken wreckage of a WWII P47D fighter plane and the beautiful reefs and sea-mounts of Tapok.

Day 4 Aljui Bay & Pulau Pef

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Visit a pearl farm in Aljui Bay before cruising to Pulau Pef and Yangello for snorkeling and watersports in the afternoon. Explore hidden lagoons and karst limestone islets aboard the tenders or kayaks. Arrive at Dayang Island for dinner.

Day 5 Wayag

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Watch the magnificence of Pulau Wayag’s limestone islets and lagoons unveil before your eyes as the sun rises. Climb to the top of Mount Pindito for a bird’s eye view of the stunning surroundings and attempt to spot rare birds of paradise before making the lagoons and reefs your home for the day.

Day 6 Penemu Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Explore the mesmerizing terrains and lagoons of the Penumu Islands on a tender. Snorkel at Batu Burung (Melissa’s Garden) before ending the day at a pristine beach where a cocktail party awaits. Dinner onboard while cruising towards Arborek.

Day 7 One Thousand Temples

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrival at One Thousand Temples group after breakfast. Explore cave systems, mysterious moon jellyfish lakes and embark on unforgettable tender trips through karst island seascapes with the opportunity to discover ancient rock art.

Venture into the inner sanctum of Tomolol Cave, Misool’s famed subterranean experience featuring a river-sized waterway that flows through its massive interior.

Day 8 Wayil

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Explore Wayil's secret lagoons and limestone peaks on Aqua Blu's fleet of tenders, and discover your very own snorkeling/swimming spot or beach. Relax on the tranquil beaches with sunset cocktails.

Day 9 Misool

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The magnificent land and seascape of Misool are said to own some of the finest reefs on the planet. Take an easy trek on small sandy coves and land-locked lakes. Snorkel, swim, kayak, and spear-fish in the numerous blue pools over the sparkling coral reefs.

Day 10 Pulau Koon & Pulau Gorong

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Snorkel, swim, kayak and spear-fish in the numerous blue pools and over the sparkling coral reefs on the Koon Island, also known as the Marine Superhighway because of its location along a migratory route. Kayak into the narrow waterway entrance in Manawoka of Gorong island to view shallow reefs and deep dropoffs. Set sail to Misool after dinner.

Day 11 Banda Islands & Banda Neira

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Approach the Banda Islands as the sun rises, greeted by Kora-Kora war canoes as the boat enters the harbor. Stroll through history at the Dutch Fort Belgica on Banda Neira, once the most hotly contested island in the world in the 16th and 17th century, and learn about the colorful story of the Old World spice trade.

Day 12 Saparua

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Early morning, depart for the island outpost of Saparua, sailing along the scenic north coast of Ambon. Disembark en route at the coastal town of Hila to explore the old Dutch fortification, Fort Amsterdam. Continue onto Sarapua, where a host of water activities await, or discover local pottery-making at Ouw village, visit a local market, see European relics or explore bird habitats.

Day 13 Ambon | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Awake to the bustle of Ambon and disembark after a sumptuous breakfast for your outbound flight.

Aqua Blu

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$11,600
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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 trip 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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Kate was great to work with in the planning stage. She was prompt, helpful, and efficient. Our tour guide, Edwin, was knowledgeable and passionate. We were very happy to have traveled with Adventure Life, it made the trip easy and a true pleasure. We could concentrate on enjoying the experience rather than the details of travel.
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