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Sunset at an ocean resort in Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia

Indonesia Limited Cross: Raja Ampat to Spice Islands

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. 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.
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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
Places Visited
Activity Level: Relaxed
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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.

Ship/Hotel

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Category II Suite
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Category I Suite
Averaging 25-31 square meters. Located on the Bridge Deck, Forecastle Deck, Main Deck or Lower Deck. Featuring a King bed, large windows, en-suite bathroom, and interior sofas.

Notes

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)
Included
  • 12 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 12 Dinners
  • 12 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Scuba Diving
  • Laundry 
  • Use of Snorkeling Equipment and Wet Suits
  • Wifi
  • Non-alcoholic beverages, house wine and beer. 
  • Group transfers between vessel on recommended flights.
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)

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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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