HIDDEN INDONESIA & GREAT BARRIER REEF EXPEDITION

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Lizard Island, Australia

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2.5 HRS

Moderate

walking

sightseeing

essentials
Lizard Island, Research Station Guided Tour
Established by the Australian Museum in 1973, the Lizard Island Research Station is dedicated to supporting research into all aspects of the Great Barrier Reef. It is a world-leading supplier of on-reef facilities for coral reef research and education. Tours take approximately 90 minutes once you have reached the research station. Coral reefs are under threat worldwide: recent estimates are that 10% of reefs are already damaged beyond repair and another 70% are threatened. Australia is one of the few developed countries to have significant coral reef areas under its control, and the Great Barrier Reef is among the best managed in the world. Over the last three decades, Australia's capability has become pre-eminent in tropical marine science and coral reef management. This places Australia in a unique position to provide on-reef facilities for coral reef research and education to a world-wide customer base. You'll learn about the important facility and the research that is undertaken by groups both nationally and internationally and how the research will help to sustain the fragile environment that lays just beneath the water surface. You will either need to tender directly to the Research Station site if possible or alternately disembark at the tender point near Lizard Island resort and walk to the research station. Departing from the Tender landing point near Lizard Island Resort you will make your way independently (recommend guided by ship’s escort) along the research road walk. The easy walk takes approximately 30 minutes to walk the 1.4 miles in each direction. A sandy road from the western end of the airstrip passes through woodland and leads to the Lizard Island Research Station. Vehicles use the road so you are advised to take care. 

Please note: Be sure to prepare for the heat and the walk with flat soled shoes, light clothing, sunscreen, a hat, local currency, bottled water and photo identification.


price $69
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Triton Bay, Indonesia



8 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

wildlife

snorkeling

dining

essentials
Triton Bay, Snorkel Highlights
In 2008 the Kaimana Regency declared a 2,317 square mile (6000 km²) Marine Protected Area around the waters of Triton Bay. Conservation International maintains an office in Kaimana and a field station out in Triton Bay where visiting scientists can do their work. The marine biodiversity is second to none and the area offers everything from the tiniest pygmy seahorses to large and graceful whale sharks. Triton Bay is one of three regions in Indonesia’s West Papua province that comprise the Bird’s Head Seascape. This is considered to be the epicenter of the Coral Triangle, containing more fish and coral species than anywhere else on the planet.  Triton Bay is best known for its beautiful soft coral gardens as well as having nesting grounds for green turtles, a population of coastal Bryde’s whales, and whale sharks. Triton Bay offers incredible Zodiac voyages. Upon your arrival at Triton Bay your guide will be waiting on the local boat at the anchorage position near Namatota island, afterward start your Zodiac explore to visit  fishing platform Bagan for a potential opportunity to swim and snorkel with the biggest fish on earth, the whale sharks which congregate around the bay lured in by the bait fish especially in the dark moon where there are more bait fish in there. The fisherman often feed them bait fish or anchovies as they believe the whale sharks bring them luck. From here your Zodiac tour is continued to explore the group of tiny Karst islands that rise like magical rocks out of the azure sea and the attractive ancient age rock paintings on the coral walls. A stop will be made at a secluded white sandy beach to enjoy beaches and snorkeling activity and to see the beautiful coral garden with a lot of colorful tropical fish. After lunch on the ship, re-board the Zodiac to visit Namatota village, the former center of Namatota Kingdom which played an important role in the past, and enjoy the attraction of a local culture performance in the village.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes, sunscreen, and a hat. Bring local currency, swimwear, a towel and snorkeling equipment.


price $249
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Kokas, Indonesia



8 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

culture

dining

boating

essentials
Kokas, The Mistery of Blood Painting
Kokas is a small village located in the McClure Gulf, the group of small islands in this area Arguni, Andamata, Fior and Forir are known for their ancient rock drawings. These drawings on canyon walls were made using natural materials in red color, similar to human blood, and the local community often calls them “blood paintings.”  After arriving at McCluer Gulf, the ship will drop anchor at the nearest point of famous ancient blood paintings where your local guide will be waiting on the local boat. The guide will lead a tour to explore the famous ancient blood paintings on the steep rock cliffs walls, the uniqueness of the paintings is a picture of the hands of humans and animals, and since the red color of the paintings resembles the color of human blood, local communities believe this type of painting is a form of people who were cursed by a ghost. After lunch on board the ship, you will disembark at the nearby village and get a warm welcome by the village community who will perform local dances. You will have the opportunity to explore the village to see their simple life and enjoy refreshments of local snacks served by the villagers before returning to the ship.

Please note: Wear light cotton clothing and comfortable walking shoes or sandals. Bring a hat, sunscreen and local currency.


price $199
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Pulau Banda, Indonesia



5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Pulau Banda, The Spice Island
Banda Neira has been one of the most important islands for the nutmeg trade and the two forts and some of the Dutch colonial houses still show the former splendor.  When your ship is approaching the Bandanaira Zonegat Strait, an armada of local tribes worrier troops in traditional costume will come out from its coastal hideaway with about 20 or more men’s aboard with long boat canoes “ Kora Kora” will row towards your ship with thunderous heroic noises and will lead the ship to the Bandanaira port. You will be welcomed by the traditional Gamelan instrument of Gong Sembilan at pier side. Start your tour with a visit to the Museum or Rumah Budaya to see the collection of Dutch artifacts and historical photographs.  Then on to the Old Church which was built by Mr. Pieter Both – Dutch Governor in 1611. Stop to visit the house of Captain Christopher Cole (the Captain of the British Marines) who captured Belgica Fort and the island of Naira. Head to the Dutch fortress of Benteng Nassau, still standing from 1608, see the mini-palace and the statue of William III along with the ex-office of VOC and Hatta House. Afterwards visit “the Perigi Rante” monument where Mr. Jan Pieter Zoen Coen, the governor of Hindia Belanda killed the rich people of Banda Island, because he wanted to take over their Nutmeg Plantations. From here the tour will continue to visit Belgica Fort, then on to a nutmeg plantation and the opportunity to taste nutmeg jam, and Cinnamon Crispy cake with a cup of tea or coffee. On return to the port there will be an opportunity to visit the local market where souvenirs are available to purchase.

Please note: Wear comfortable shoes, a hat, bring sunglasses, sunscreen and local currency.


price $129
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Loh Liang, Komodo National Park, Indonesia



4 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

unesco

beach

boating
Loh Liang, Komodo National Park & Pink Beach
Tendering from the ship you will arrive at the Komodo Jetty which is the headquarters of Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The world-renowned wildlife island of Komodo is the desolate domain of a fierce and very rare species of reptile that bears the look of a prehistoric dinosaur and is appropriately called a Komodo Dragon.  Once ashore, you will be met by a local tour guide to begin the walking expedition of the island. Traveling in small groups with the guide and a park ranger, you will make your way along paths that lead through pockets of thorny vegetation and dry tropical grasslands to the viewing point. This first-hand look at Komodo will also serve to acquaint you with other notable species that inhabit the island, as well as the rich surrounding marine environment. Informative commentary will be happily provided by expert guides. You will then walk to the concreate pier to board a local wooden boat that will transfer you to Pink Beach. The snorkeling is excellent. Colorful crinoids, nudibranchs, giant clams, turtles, corals of numerous shaped and size, and multitude of reef and pelagic fish inhabit reefs which are within easy swimming distance of the beach and the diving around Komodo is some of the best in the world, especially for seeing soft corals. 

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and loose, comfortable clothing. Bring your sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, swimsuit, towel and local currency. Snorkeling gear will be provided.


price $149
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2 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

walking

unesco

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Loh Liang, Komodo National Trek
Tendering from the ship, you will arrive at the Komodo Jetty which is the headquarters of Komodo National Park. The world-renowned wildlife island of Komodo is the desolate domain of a fierce and very rare species of reptile appropriately called a Komodo Dragon.  A clear indication of Komodo National Park's biological importance is its ranking with UNESCO as both a World Heritage Site and a Man and Biosphere Reserve. The Komodo Dragon is thought to be the remnant of a once widespread ancient order of monitor lizards. Today, fewer than 300 of this protected species remain and its continuing existence hangs in the balance. Often measuring up to 11 feet in length and weighing in at over 300 pounds, this ominous looking creature, with its sharp, saw-like teeth and menacing eyes, leaves a lasting impression on all who have had the opportunity to see it up close. Living on deer and wild pigs that inhabit the island, it is surprisingly agile when covering short distances and is a good swimmer. Once ashore, you will be met by a local tour guide to begin the walking expedition of the island. Traveling in small groups with the guide and a park ranger, you will make your way along paths that lead through pockets of thorny vegetation and dry tropical grasslands to the viewing point. This first-hand look at Komodo will also serve to acquaint you with other notable species that inhabit the island, as well as the rich surrounding marine environment. Informative commentary will be happily provided by expert guides.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and loose, comfortable clothing. Bring your sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat and local currency.


price $115
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Benoa, Bali, Indonesia



3 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

culture

essentials
Benoa, Batuan Temple & Balinese House Compound with Hotel Transfer
First stop of the day will be at the Balinese compound at Batuan Village, a traditional village where the local people spend their daily lives. You will see a typical village compound that is the same across Bali. You will see several buildings in one private compound.  The east building is used to make offerings, and the south building will be the kitchen. The west building is commonly used for the parent’s room, and the north building is the children’s rooms. Hindu people in Bali build their home temple in the northeast area of the house, called the Family Temple, where they make offerings every day.  You will continue to Bali Batuan Temple, a local Balinese Hindu temple looked after by the local residents of the Batuan countryside. The temple is beautifully designed and full of Balinese ornaments.  The roof is made from the fiber of chromatic black palm trees. It is strategically located beside the main road from Denpasar to Ubud. For over 1,000 years, Batuan has been a village of artists and craftsmen, old legends and mysterious tales. Following the tour you will be transferred to your Windstar Hotel.

Please note: This option is available to guests with hotels booked in Ubud Area. Bring local currency, sunscreen, a hat, and wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $99
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

culture

essentials
Benoa, Denpasar City Tour with Airport Transfer
Like any bustling city, Denpasar boasts department stores, restaurants, markets, and a thriving art scene. One of the sites  you will see is the  Bali Museum.  It looks like an ancient royal palace. The museum and its gazebos, garden courtyards, and carved stone entrance were built in 1931. Inside, the museum's collections include traditional arts and crafts of Bali that date from the Bronze Age, to contemporary art, theatrical masks, and woodcarvings. Nearby is the Jagatnatha Temple, one of 20,000 temples scattered throughout Bali. Dedicated to the supreme Hindu God, the Temple features a prominent "padmasana," which is a 7-tiered carved limestone throne of lotus blossoms.  Atop the throne sits a golden statue of the Hindu deity. The next stop will be at Puri Jero Kuta,  Home, of the Noble Family  that has detailed, unique Balinese architecture. This home consists of nine buildings namely Ancaksaji, Semanggen, Rangki, Pewaregan, Saren Raja, Saren Kangin, Paseban, Pemerajan Agung, and Pekandelan. Your guide will share information about the function of each building.  Following your tour you will depart for the airport.

Please note: This option is available to guests with flights after 4 p.m. Bring local currency, sunscreen, a hat, and wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $99
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

culture

essentials
Benoa, Denpasar City Tour with Hotel Transfer
Like any bustling city, Denpasar boasts department stores, restaurants, markets, and a thriving art scene. One of the sites  you will see is the  Bali Museum.  It looks like an ancient royal palace. The museum and its gazebos, garden courtyards, and carved stone entrance were built in 1931. Inside, the museum's collections include traditional arts and crafts of Bali that date from the Bronze Age, to contemporary art, theatrical masks, and woodcarvings. Nearby is the Jagatnatha Temple, one of 20,000 temples scattered throughout Bali. Dedicated to the supreme Hindu God, the Temple features a prominent "padmasana," which is a 7-tiered carved limestone throne of lotus blossoms.  Atop the throne sits a golden statue of the Hindu deity. The next stop will be at Puri Jero Kuta,  Home, of the Noble Family  that has detailed, unique Balinese architecture. This home consists of nine buildings namely Ancaksaji, Semanggen, Rangki, Pewaregan, Saren Raja, Saren Kangin, Paseban, Pemerajan Agung, and Pekandelan.   Your guide will share information about the function of each building.  Following your tour you will depart to your Windstar Hotel in the Nusa Dua area.

Please note: Bring local currency, sunscreen, a hat, and wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $99
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

culture

essentials
Benoa, Uluwatu Tour with Transfer to Airport
Explore the highlights of Bali. This tour will take you to visit Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue and Uluwatu Temple Located in the unique themed area Of GWK Cultural Park, the Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue is the symbol of God Vishnu riding the great Garuda as his trusted companion. The statue was designed to be one of the world’s largest and highest monumental statues in the world. It is 394 ft. (120m) high, consists of 24 segments and is formed with 754 modules made of copper and brass coated patina. Next, continue to the southernmost part of the island where the Temple of Uluwatu stands high atop a cliff overlooking the ocean. This temple is among the six most important temples in Bali and is held most sacred by the Balinese people. Keep a sharp eye out for the very uninhibited "locals"—macaque monkeys whose ridiculous antics will keep you enthralled and on your toes. Depart for the airport.

Please note: This option is available to guests with flights after 4 p.m. Bring local currency, sunscreen, a hat, and wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $99
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

culture

essentials
Benoa, Uluwatu Tour with Transfer to Hotel
Explore the highlights of Bali. This tour will take you to visit Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue and Uluwatu Temple. Located in the unique themed area of GWK Cultural Park, the Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue is the symbol of God Vishnu riding the great Garuda as his trusted companion. The statue was designed to be one of the world’s largest and highest monumental statues in the world. It is 394 ft. (120m) high, consists of 24 segments and is formed with 754 modules made of copper and brass coated patina. Next, continue to the southernmost part of the island where the Temple of Uluwatu stands high atop a cliff overlooking the ocean. This temple is among the six most important temples in Bali and is held most sacred by the Balinese people. Keep a sharp eye out for the very uninhibited "locals"—macaque monkeys whose ridiculous antics will keep you enthralled and on your toes. Depart to the Windstar Hotel in the Nusa Dua area. 

Please note: Bring local currency, sunscreen, a hat, and wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $99
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