- 20 Breakfasts, 20 Lunches, 20 Dinners
Arrive at the tranquil Balabalagan Islands and enjoy a leisurely day of swimming, snorkeling, diving, and relaxation on the palm fringed sands of this picturesque destination.
From Balikpapan, journey to Samboja Lestari Rainforest and the Sun Bear sanctuary to encounter endangered species. The adjoining Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation rehabilitates orphaned and injured orangutans before releasing them into the surrounding rainforest, and you can visit the conservation center to see these iconic primates.
Samarinda | Pampang
Explore Samarinda with a visit to the Grand Mosque and shopping at Cita Niaga street market. Then, take an Xplorer cruise upriver for a deeper exploration. Next, in Pampang, experience the Dayak Kenyah tribe's traditional dance and visit ancestral Lamin Longhouses. Enjoy a guided walk to learn about the Dayak people's life and history.
Discover Toli Toli, renowned as the 'city of cloves', where spices thrive in the hills and fishermen dwell in stilt houses along the coast. Ride through the fisherman's village in becaks to witness Maragai and Mamanuk Tau Panau dances at Rumah Adat. A village stroll will lead you to the tombs of Toli Toli kings and the historic mosque.
in true expedition style, let the winds and the tides guide us to explore the picturesque island chain of the Saronde region with options for snorkelling and beachside adventures.
Bunaken Marine Park is world-renowned for its incredible diversity of marine life and is a must-see underwater destination for snorkellers and divers. The remarkable water clarity and precipitous walls of coral create an otherworldly diving or snorkeling experience.
Lembeh Strait presents another spectacular underwater world. Spending a whole day exploring in search of the fascinating marine life that inhabits this marine sanctuary is an option. Additionally, visiting Kangkoko National Park offers the chance to walk through the forest in search of Sulawesi's endemic wildlife, including threatened species like Celebes crested macaque, Sulawesi bear cuscus, and Sulawesi dwarf cuscus.
In the remote city of Gorontalo, savor local cultural performances and partake in a guided forest walk. Later in the day, enjoy swimming and kayaking in the sheltered waters of the harbor. If nature allows, there might be an opportunity to swim with gentle whale sharks.
Arrive at the stunning Togean Islands, where the Bajau people reside in stilt houses above the turquoise sea. The welcoming tribe will introduce their unique lifestyle. Enjoy swimming or kayaking in the pristine waters and experience an unforgettable and ethereal encounter as you swim with thousands of tiny, harmless Amaranth jellyfish in Mariona Lake.
The famous and endangered Banggai cardinalfish stands out as a species not much bigger than a matchbox, recognized by its vertical black stripes. Endemic to the Banggai Archipelago, observe these elegant fish while snorkeling and diving around the islands.
Labengki Island, often compared to Raja Ampat for its geographical similarities, boasts picturesque islets adorned with forests and colorful orchids. White-sand beaches, shaded by palm trees, serve as the backdrop for water activities, including snorkeling over giant clams, kayaking around the lagoon, and visiting the local village.
Wakatobi National Park
In the heart of the coral triangle, Wakatobi is a member of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, boasting extraordinary numbers of coral species, fish, whale, dolphin, and turtle populations, along with some of the East Indies' largest reef systems. Partake in water activities and a cultural visit to Liya Village.
Receive a warm welcome in the historical center of the Buton Kingdom through a traditional dance performance. Then, explore the island by local petepete transport, visiting a traditional market, a fisherman's village, the Buton Fortress, Kraton (palace), and the Wolio Cultural Centre.
Traditionally, Bugis boat-builders at Tana Beru's beach have been crafting wooden Phinisi ships since the 14th century. This ancient technique, devoid of nails, has been passed down through generations. Listen to the seafaring tales of these boat builders and explore a Phinisi ship to admire its size and the craftsmanship of these skilled artisans.