STAR COLLECTOR: INTERSECTING CULTURES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC: MELANESIA, AUSTRALIA & INDONESIA

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Noumea, New Caledonia

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3 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Noumea, Best of Noumea
Want to experience Pacific Island charm fused with a delightful French flavor? Say Bonjour Noumea! Be pleasantly surprised as you tour this cosmopolitan city set on a relaxed, tropical island. Board your air-conditioned coach and begin your tour with a drive through Noumea’s main shopping district passing ornate colonial homes and the colorful flame trees of the Place des Cocotiers (Coconut Tree Square). On arrival at the FOL lookout point, take in the impressive views of the city, the giant nickel plant, and your cruise ship docked nearby. The views over the city and out to your cruise ship continue as you head off to Montravel. Next stop is the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Built in 1874, it is the oldest church in New Caledonia. Exploring its intricate interior, complete with stained-glass windows depicting the miracles of Lourdes. Heading back towards Noumea, next stop will be the Ouen Toro Hill offering breath-taking views across the city, the reef-protected waters just off the coast and out to the tropical islands in the distance. Your final stop on the tour is to a local restaurant for coffee, tea and French pastries. Bon appetit! To complete your Noumea experience, enjoy sweeping views over bays and tropical beaches on the drive back to the ship.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing, sunscreen and a hat.


price $119
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Noumea, Best of Noumea with Airport Transfer
Want to experience Pacific Island charm fused with a delightful French flavor? Say Bonjour Noumea! Be pleasantly surprised as you tour this cosmopolitan city set on a relaxed, tropical island. Board your air-conditioned coach and begin your tour with a drive through Noumea’s main shopping district passing ornate colonial homes and the colorful flame trees of the Place des Cocotiers (Coconut Tree Square). On arrival at the FOL lookout point, take in the impressive views of the city, the giant nickel plant, and your cruise ship docked nearby. The views over the city and out to your cruise ship continue as you head off to Montravel. Next stop is the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Built in 1874, it is the oldest church in New Caledonia. Exploring its intricate interior, complete with stained-glass windows depicting the miracles of Lourdes. Heading back towards Noumea, next stop will be the Ouen Toro Hill offering breath-taking views across the city, the reef-protected waters just off the coast and out to the tropical islands in the distance. Your final stop on the tour is to a local restaurant for coffee, tea and French pastries. Bon appetit! To complete your Noumea experience, enjoy sweeping views over bays and tropical beaches on the drive to the airport.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing, sunscreen and a hat. Your fight must be at 2 p.m. or later to participate in this tour.


price $179
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Noumea, Best of Noumea with Transfer to Windstar Hotel
Want to experience Pacific Island charm fused with a delightful French flavor? Say Bonjour Noumea! Be pleasantly surprised as you tour this cosmopolitan city set on a relaxed, tropical island. Board your air-conditioned coach and begin your tour with a drive through Noumea’s main shopping district passing ornate colonial homes and the colorful flame trees of the Place des Cocotiers (Coconut Tree Square). On arrival at the FOL lookout point, take in the impressive views of the city, the giant nickel plant, and your cruise ship docked nearby. The views over the city and out to your cruise ship continue as you head off to Montravel. Next stop is the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Built in 1874, it is the oldest church in New Caledonia. Exploring its intricate interior, complete with stained-glass windows depicting the miracles of Lourdes. Heading back towards Noumea, next stop will be the Ouen Toro Hill offering breath-taking views across the city, the reef-protected waters just off the coast and out to the tropical islands in the distance. Your final stop on the tour is to a local restaurant for coffee, tea and French pastries. Bon appetit! To complete your Noumea experience, enjoy sweeping views over bays and tropical beaches on the drive to your Windstar-appointed hotel.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing, sunscreen and a hat.


price $119
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2 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Noumea, The Relics of the WWII
Embark on this 2-hour tour aboard an air-conditioned coach around the city. After a 5-minute guided tour introducing Noumea, you will stop at the WW II museum for a 45-minute guided visit. This fully renovated venue displays a collection of relics from WW II. It relates the presence of the American and Australian armies during the war and the impact on Caledonian’s life. You will then head to Ouemo’s canon lookout point, and drive by different neighborhoods named by the Americans: Motor Pool area, Receiving, Orphanage Bay with the US marine navy anchor and pass by the American memorial before heading back to the cruise ship.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $79
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3 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Noumea, The Relics of the WWII with Transfer to Airport
Embark on this tour aboard an air-conditioned coach around the city. After a 5-minute guided tour introducing Noumea, you will stop at the WW II museum for a 45-minute guided visit. This fully renovated venue displays a collection of relics from WW II. It relates the presence of the American and Australian armies during the war and the impact on Caledonian’s life. You will then head to Ouemo’s canon lookout point, and drive by different neighborhoods named by the Americans: Motor Pool area, Receiving, Orphanage Bay with the US marine navy anchor and pass by the American memorial before heading to the airport.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. Your flight must be at 2 p.m. or later to participate in this tour.


price $139
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3 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Noumea, The Relics of the WWII with Transfer to Windstar Hotel
Embark on this tour aboard an air-conditioned coach around the city. After a 5-minute guided tour introducing Noumea, you will stop at the WW II museum for a 45-minute guided visit. This fully renovated venue displays a collection of relics from WW II. It relates the presence of the American and Australian armies during the war and the impact on Caledonian’s life. You will then head to Ouemo’s canon lookout point, and drive by different neighborhoods named by the Americans: Motor Pool area, Receiving, Orphanage Bay with the US marine navy anchor and pass by the American memorial before heading to your Windstar Hotel.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. 


price $79
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

walking

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Noumea, Tjibaou Cultural Center
Discover the Cultural Center J.M. Tjibaou designed by Tenzo Piano (Winner of 1998 Pritzker prize) which is a harmonious alliance of modern and traditional Kanak architecture. The Cultural Center's design was inspired by the thatch huts traditional to the native Kanaks. It displays a unique collection of Kanak and South Pacific art, custom, and history. Guides will take you through several exhibits, explaining in detail the myths and beliefs of the Kanak society. Along the Kanak path, you will discover their special plants, the Kanak village and other South Pacific Region’s customs and cultures while seeing the most beautiful sites of Noumea. The Center has been named in recognition of the Kanak leader, Jean-Marie Tjibaou, in particular for his contribution to cultural development.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat, insect repellent and sunscreen.


price $99
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

walking

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Noumea, Tjibaou Cultural Center with Transfer to Airport
Discover the Cultural Center J.M. Tjibaou designed by Tenzo Piano (Winner of 1998 Pritzker prize) which is a harmonious alliance of modern and traditional Kanak architecture. The Cultural Center's design was inspired by the thatch huts traditional to the native Kanaks. It displays a unique collection of Kanak and South Pacific art, custom, and history. Guides will take you through several exhibits, explaining in detail the myths and beliefs of the Kanak society. Along the Kanak path, you will discover their special plants, the Kanak village and other South Pacific Region’s customs and cultures while seeing the most beautiful sites of Noumea. The Center has been named in recognition of the Kanak leader, Jean-Marie Tjibaou, in particular for his contribution to cultural development. Following the tour you will be dropped off at the airport.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat, insect repellent and sunscreen. Your flight must be at 2 p.m. or later to participate in this tour.


price $159
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

walking

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Noumea, Tjibaou Cultural Center With Transfer to Windstar Hotel
Discover the Cultural Center J.M. Tjibaou designed by Tenzo Piano (Winner of 1998 Pritzker prize) which is a harmonious alliance of modern and traditional Kanak architecture. The Cultural Center's design was inspired by the thatch huts traditional to the native Kanaks. It displays a unique collection of Kanak and South Pacific art, custom, and history. Guides will take you through several exhibits, explaining in detail the myths and beliefs of the Kanak society. Along the Kanak path, you will discover their special plants, the Kanak village and other South Pacific Region’s customs and cultures while seeing the most beautiful sites of Noumea. The Center has been named in recognition of the Kanak leader, Jean-Marie Tjibaou, in particular for his contribution to cultural development. Following the tour you will be dropped off at the Windstar Hotel.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat, insect repellent and sunscreen. 


price $99
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3

Strenuous

snorkeling

boating

refreshments

unesco

essentials
Noumea, UNESCO World Heritage Site Lagoon Snorkel
Home to crystal clear waters, diverse marine life, the world’s second largest coral reef and the world’s largest (and world heritage listed since 2008) lagoon, it’s pretty safe to say Noumea is a mighty fine snorkeling destination. Your tour will begin as you join your guide for a short walk to a 35-foot catamaran. Then you’re off on a b headed to one of Noumea’s top marine park snorkeling destinations – either Signal Island, Laregnere Islet or Master Island, depending on the conditions. Gear up, dive in and enjoy approximately one hour in the water. The calm, crystal-clear waters in the lagoon off Noumea are a sanctuary for some amazing, colorful marine life. Keep your eyes open to spot a stunning variety of tropical fish, colorful corals and maybe even a sea turtle. 

Please note: Wear your swimsuit and bring a towel and sunscreen.


price $89
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4 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

boating

refreshments

unesco

essentials
Noumea, UNESCO World Heritage Site Lagoon Snorkel with Transfer to Windstar Hotel
Home to crystal clear waters, diverse marine life, the world’s second largest coral reef and the world’s largest (and world heritage listed since 2008) lagoon, it’s pretty safe to say Noumea is a mighty fine snorkeling destination. Your tour will begin as you join your guide for a short walk to a 35-foot catamaran. Then you’re off on a 30-minute boat ride over the lagoon, headed to one of Noumea’s top marine park snorkeling destinations – either Signal Island, Laregnere Islet or Master Island, depending on the conditions. Gear up, dive in and enjoy approximately one hour in the water. The calm, crystal-clear waters in the lagoon off Noumea are a sanctuary for some amazing, colorful marine life. Keep your eyes open to spot a stunning variety of tropical fish, colorful corals and maybe even a sea turtle. You will be transferred to the Windstar Hotel.

Please note: Wear your swimsuit and bring a towel and sunscreen.


price $89
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Cairns, Australia



8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Cairns, Full Day Private Car & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $1499
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Cairns, Full Day Private Van & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and  guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own. 

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $1699
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1.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Cairns, Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight
Always wanted to tick Great Barrier Reef off your bucket list, but not keen on spending a day out on the water? Here's your opportunity to get a bird’s-eye view of the Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven natural wonders of the world from the air. Transfer to the local airport where you'll board a small aircraft with a guaranteed window seat for your scenic 40-minute flight. Complete with in-flight commentary you'll take off from the tropical city of Cairns, gateway to the reef. Fly out over Cairns city and head towards Green Island one of 300 coral cays that make up the reef. Green Island is very special as it is the only coral cay that is also home to a tropical rainforest environment. From here your journey will head out towards the beautiful Upolu Reef, Double Island, Arlington Reef and Palm Cove. You'll see the stunning azure waters below, and the shimmer of white, vessels of all sizes filled with snorkelers and SCUBA divers ready to explore. Be sure to have your camera at the ready to capture to the amazing sights of the Great Barrier Reef below.

Please note: Bring your camera, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bottled water and photo identification.


price $219
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8 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

snorkeling

dining

wine

sightseeing

boating
Cairns, Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Upolu Cay
Cairns is the gateway to your Great Barrier Reef snorkeling experience. Explore the wonders just beneath the ocean surface of this iconic location. You will journey to the outer reef approximately 43 miles offshore from Cairns. Cruise in style and speed to the Great Barrier Reef, providing you with a first class way to experience this natural paradise. Enjoy personalized snorkeling, certified and introductory diving (optional extra) and a glass bottom boat tour, with a friendly, professional crew. The 5-star luxury cruiser will visit 2 great destinations – the crystal-clear, shallow waters and surrounding reef of Upolu Cay and "Wonder Wall" on the outer edge of Upolu Reef. These unique sites offer superb coral formations and an abundance of coral and marine life. Enter the water from the back of the vessel, don your snorkel gear and the exploration begins. An assortment of tropical fish, corals and marine life are on display including the inquisitive Nemos, turtles, stingrays and Maori wrasse. Relax in the comfort of the vessel where a light morning tea and fresh tropical buffet lunch will be served aboard.  All guests can enjoy a glass bottom boat tour with informative reef talk and adventure drift snorkel, perfect even for the less experienced snorkelers. Guests are provided with flotation vests, mask, snorkel and fins to maximize the experience. Float gently in the waters, admiring the amazing variety of colorful corals and marine life beneath you. Sit back and enjoy a glass of wine or cold beer on your return to the pier in the late afternoon. 

Please note:  Optional Introductory or certified SCUBA diving activities can be arranged directly with the vessel on the day at an additional charge. Bring local currency, wear your swimwear under your comfortable clothing and shoes. Bring your camera, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bottled water and photo identification. Bring a change of dry clothes and a light jacket as the return journey may be cool in the afternoon.


price $449
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Cairns, Half Day Private Car & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $849
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Cairns, Half Day Private Van & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $999
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Cairns, Skyrail and Kuranda Mountain Village
Travel past sugar cane fields to board a 6-person gondola at Skyrail, an award-winning tourist attraction. The almost 5-mile scenic cableway runs above the Barron Gorge National Park in the Wet Tropics of Queensland’s World Heritage Area. Ascend the Kuranda Mountain range gliding above the rainforest canopy for spectacular views, pausing at the 2 ranger stations to stroll along the interpretive rainforest boardwalk. You will wander through the rainforest at canopy level towards a scenic lookout at the Red Peak station and be impressed by the power of nature at the Barron Falls station.  Be certain to have your camera at the ready! Arriving at Kuranda mountain village you’ll find a thriving artesian scene. Stroll the marketplace for handmade goods, Aboriginal artifacts, handmade leather good, crafts, artwork and produce. Make sure to take a look at some of the finest opals in the world and taste the fresh Queensland macadamia nuts. There is a variety of cafes to enjoy and local food offerings such as honey, tropical fruit juices and ice-cream, just perfect to help you cool down on a hot Queensland day.

Please note: Bring your camera, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bottled water and photo identification


price $189
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Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia



3.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

culture

dining

beach

essentials
Port Douglas, Coastal Aboriginal and Cultural Experience
Tour with a Kuku Yalanji guide (local Indigenous tribe) who will introduce you to the traditional fishing and gathering techniques including spear throwing and handling as it is still practiced today. With spear in hand, join one of the Kubirri warra brothers Linc or Brandon Walker who will guide you for an informative walk along the white sandy beach and waters of Cooya Beach through coastal mudflats and mangrove habitat teeming with aquatic life, in search of mud-crabs, mussels and small fish. Cooya Beach is a unique coastal place which has three diverse ecosystems - beach, mangrove, and coastal reef - that are connected to each other by the ever-changing mudflats and tidal lagoons. Along the way your guide will highlight some of the coastal and mangrove plants which have long been used for medicinal purposes and food by the Kuku Yalanji people. Return with the guides to see Kuku Yalanji artifacts and share rare stories from their traditional land while they prepare their daily food for their families. Then return to Port Douglas.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing.  Bring local currency, camera, hat, sunglasses, water and photo identification.


price $349
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7.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

culture

refreshments

beach

boating
Port Douglas, Daintree Delights
Uncover the very best of North Queensland's Daintree region and Mossman Gorge. Travelling north through lush sugar cane country flanked by World Heritage Listed Rainforest and mountainous valleys you will arrive at the banks of the mighty Daintree River. Here you will experience a multitude of landscapes from towering rainforest peaks to thick mangrove riverbanks with the opportunity to spot crocs, tree snakes, birdlife, and other river dwelling wildlife as you cruise the river for an hour on board an eco-certified boat tour. Try the locally grown Daintree tea as you sit down for some light refreshments and discover the village and maybe meet some of the friendly local characters.  Then on to High Falls Farm, the perfect place to relax and enjoy some lunch on the rainforest fringed deck. Tropical fruit tasting and information session is a must for those not familiar with the incredible bounties of the forest. Move on to the famous Mossman Gorge, home of the Kuku Yalanji and discover the rainforest on a gentle boardwalk leading to viewing platforms nestled in among the trees. Here you will see the true beauty of the Rainforest as the crystal clear waters of the Mossman River cascades down the rocks. (river height permitting) a swim in these tranquil waters is the perfect end to a truly magical day.

Please note: Wear comfortable closed-toe walking shoes and clothing.  Bring local currency, camera, hat, sunglasses, water, and photo identification. Bring swimwear and towel for optional swim at Mossman Gorge (time permitting)


price $199
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Port Douglas, Full Day Private Car & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $1499
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Port Douglas, Full Day Private Van & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own. 

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $1799
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Port Douglas, Half Day Private Car & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $769
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Port Douglas, Half Day Private Van & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $899
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7 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

dining

outdoors

essentials
Port Douglas, Jungle Zip Line Adventure
Travel north, crossing the Daintree River via ferry, into the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest. Take in the views over the Coral Sea from the Alexandra Range Lookout. Then get high on the views and exhilaration that comes from flying between six rainforest canopy platforms of a thrilling Zip Line adventure. Nothing compares to seeing the world’s oldest rainforest from this unique angle; and there’s nothing like being strung up 66 feet (20 meters) in the air to give you a new perspective on life! Friendly guides will help every step of the way and leave you wanting more. No doubt you will have worked up and appetite so for lunch you'll visit Heritage Lodge, hidden deep in the rainforest, where you can enjoy a casual lunch surrounded by lush rainforest. If time permits jump in for quick cool down with an optional swim in the turquoise creek below before heading back to the pier.

Please note: Wear comfortable closed-toe walking shoes and long short or pants (skirts and dresses are not suitable).  Bring local currency, camera, hat, sunglasses, water, a strap to secure glasses, and photo identification. Bring swimwear and towel for optional swim at Heritage Lodge (time permitting)


price $299
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8 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

snorkeling

refreshments

wildlife

essentials
Port Douglas, Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
Snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef is one of the most incredible experiences a person can enjoy. With much of the reef’s color and marine life visible within a couple of feet of the water’s surface, snorkeling offers all swimmers, regardless of their skill level, the opportunity to see this diverse eco-system up close. Float effortlessly over rich, colorful coral gardens teeming with life from the cute and playful clownfish to the graceful beauty of the green turtle. Giant clams, stingrays, maori wrasse, cod, and colorful parrotfish, are just some of the hundreds of species you may encounter during your visit to Opal Reef.  Your vessel will offers spacious decks and a professional experienced crew ensuring a unique and personalized Great Barrier Reef experience for you. The crew provides professional supervision with a comprehensive snorkeling safety brief and guided snorkel tour.  Flotation devices such as noodles or life jackets and in water assistance are provided, catering to first time snorkelers. All snorkeling equipment is provided.  Tick this one off your bucket list! Sit back and enjoy a glass of wine or cold beer on your cruise back to the pier in the late afternoon. 

Please note: Wear a swimsuit under your clothes and bring a towel from the ship. Bring local currency, camera, hat, sunglasses, water, and photo identification. Bring a change of dry clothes and light jacket as the return journey may be cool in the afternoon. Optional Introductory or certified scuba diving activities can be arranged direct with the vessel on the day at an additional charge. Minimum age to scuba is 12.


price $339
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Thursday Island, Queensland, Australia



1 hour

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Thursday Island, Thursday Island Highlights
Thursday Island is at the northern-most point of Australia, and boasts a rich history. It is the center of the Torres Strait Islands and offers visitors a unique educational opportunity. Join your driver/guide as you tour the island's most important sights. Depart the pier by coach for an overview and scenic drive. Your first stop will be at Green Hill Fort and the Torres Strait Historical Museum. Overlooking the entire island, the fort took 30 men two years to build. From the fort's high position, you will be rewarded with sweeping views of many of the Torres Strait islands, such as Wednesday, Friday, and Prince Charles Islands. Today the Fort houses two museums. The Military Museum displays a collection of artifacts showing the start of the fort, plus its role in the Second World War, when Australian Forces were stationed here to protect Northern Australia against possible Japanese attack. Spend a short time at the fort to view its original gun emplacements, underground tunnels, and the museum. Continuing your scenic drive, pass by the Japanese Pearl Divers Memorial, which is also an important part of life on Thursday Island. See the Customs House, a beautifully restored colonial building, and other highlights before returning to the pier.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing and enclosed shoes, bring your camera, hat, sunglasses, water, photo identification, and local currency.


price $99
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Yirrkala, Australia



4.5 HRS

Moderate

walking

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Yirrkala, Arnhem Land Cultural Adventure
Landing at Yirrkala you will be greeted by a Lirrwi tourism team and introduced to the Senior Yolngu Traditional land owner. You will be welcomed with a traditional Indigenous smoking ceremony before a short walk to the Buku Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre. Take a guided tour of the art centre to view Yolgnu artifacts and images, visit with local working artists and musicians to learn about the Mulka project. A traditional Bungul dance performance will take place in the outdoor stage area with 15 local performers. Afterwards there will be time to engage in cultural activities such as basket weaving, damper making, spear making and watching a Master craftsman demonstrate how the Yidaki (Didgeridoo) is made and played. You will have free time in the gallery shop for those wishing to make purchases of Indigenous art and goods.  A leisurely 10-minute walk will return you to the pier. 

Please note:  There is no facility to provide refreshments during the time therefore it is recommended a light snack pack such as granola bar, cookie & bottled water be provided from the ship. 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 $99
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Darwin, Australia



1 hour

Moderately
easy

refreshments

culture

essentials
Darwin, Barramundi Cooking Masterclass
Designed especially with foodies and budding chefs in mind, here's your opportunity to participate in a Cooking Master Class focusing on one of the regions specialty ingredients, Barramundi. Take a short walk to a lovely waterfront restaurant where you'll be welcomed with a tropical fruit juice and canapé.  Meet with a skilled local chef for the 45-minute cooking class where you will discover and earn many tricks of the trade. The chef will demonstrate how to easily and skillfully prepare Barramundi, fillet and cook dishes like a pro while you watch comfortably from the modern kitchen. Ask questions and gain insight into how the locals treat and pair this much loved fish. Share in a tasting platter of the goodies after the demonstration.  A take home recipe card is included for you. 

Please note: An alternate local fish may be substituted if fresh Barramundi is not available from the market that day. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes and bring local currency, camera, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water and photo identification.


price $99
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Darwin, Bike Around Darwin
price $129
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

sightseeing

refreshments

essentials
Darwin, Botanic Gardens by Segway
Experience all that Darwin has to offer with a sensational Segway tour. Newcomers to the Segway are most welcome. A short 15-minute training session will be undertaken at the start of the tour so If you're a first-timer, you'll be gliding like a pro in minutes. Take a quick transfer to the Botanic Gardens where you'll be outfitted with the safety equipment and your very own Segway vehicle. Have fun gliding your Segway around the garden tracks going "off road" over grassed surfaces and exploring this easy way to get around. During the ride of course you’re bound to experience the natural beauty of the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens as you wind your way down tracks and around the pathways travelling through the lush vegetation. You may encounter local native birds, a wide variety of plants that flourish in the tropical heat and perhaps if you’re lucky, spot the magnificent Rufous Owl which is known to nest in the gardens. The guided Segway portion of your tour lasts for one hour through the vibrantly beautiful and colorful tropical gardens.  Afterwards you have some time to make your way to the café where a light refreshment will be offered and you will have a little time to further enjoy the peaceful surrounds before heading back to the pier.

Please note: wear comfortable clothing. No long loose clothing such as long skirts or sarongs that may get caught in wheels - shorts are best.  Fully enclosed flat soled shoes are a must. Bring your camera, hat, sunglasses, water, photo identification, and local currency.


price $149
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1.5 HRS

Moderate

boating

sightseeing

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Darwin, Darwin Harbour Eco Cruise
Cruise Darwin Harbour, a waterway alive with history, marine habitat, and cultural significance. From shipwrecks to dolphins to hippies and crocodiles you'll explore Darwin from a different perspective. Officially a working harbor, the waters of Darwin share the comings and goings of cruise liners, supply ships and HMAS Coonawarra, with a plethora of sea animals and birds nurtured by the healthy feeding grounds of sea grasses and mangroves. Surviving bombing raids during WW2 and the ravages of cyclones, Darwin Harbour is rich in both western history and aboriginal culture. The local crew use the tides, the weather, and the season to showcase harbor activity. You will experience the sounds and sights of a city harbor abounding with contemporary interest, drenched in history and with an unparalleled tropical marine habitat. This Darwin Harbour adventure cruise goes where the other boats don’t go, giving you an up close and personal experience with the real Darwin Harbour.  Sunglasses and sunscreen are highly recommended.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes and bring local currency, camera, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water and photo identification. Vessel is an open sided RIB style vessel. Ride may be bumpy in places.


price $129
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2 HRS

Moderate

walking

sightseeing

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Darwin, Darwin Heritage Walk
Explore the city with a friendly guide on a 2-hour walk and enjoy a local’s perspective while getting a sense of how the city of Darwin has developed to blend the past with today’s modern multicultural vibe. Your tour leader will cheerfully share his passion for the town he calls home and as he outlines the history of the World War II bombings and Cyclone Tracy that devastated the region and how the city was reconstructed following the disaster. Discover many of the remaining buildings such as the old Court House and Police Station, Browns Mart and the Old Palmerston Town Hall ruins, all of which have been painstakingly reconstructed. View Government House, Parliament House and the Northern Territory Supreme Court on a journey through the streets of this modern tropical city. There are many hidden treasures to see on foot, like the Beagle Bells and plenty of opportunities to capture photographs of the indigenous sculptures, architecture, historic buildings, wildflowers and wildlife. You'll travel at a pace that is comfortable to the group with plenty of pauses to uncover the interesting stories of Darwin city.  

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. An umbrella is useful for shade from the heat if available.


price $69
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

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Darwin, Full Day Private Car & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $1599
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

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Darwin, Half Day Private Car & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $999
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3.5 HRS

Moderate
Darwin, Iconic Darwin
Discover the story of Darwin, the capital city of the Northern Territory. Today you'll uncover a beautiful and fascinating tropical city, hear the unique tales, and find characters and events that created and shaped the city into what it has become today. The first iconic story is the Royal Flying Doctor Service, affectionately known throughout Australia as the RFDS. Founded by the Reverend John Flynn, it began its aero medical operations in the Northern Territory in 1939. At the recently opened Visitor Centre you'll uncover a wealth of information on this vital service. Take part in 2 cutting edge cinema experiences (approx. 20 minutes each) using the latest innovations in holographic technology, plus take time to wander independently through the interpretive and interactive displays which also relay the Bombing of Darwin facts. The 1942 Battle of Darwin was the single largest attack ever mounted by a foreign power on Australia. Then journey onwards to the Darwin Aviation Museum which is home to many historic aircraft with relics, engines and history displays on offer. Here you have the opportunity to see a massive B-52 bomber, one of the few surviving in the world today. Uncover interesting stories about Darwin’s aviation history and wartime experience, including the role of female aviators along with 19 aircraft. View the replica spitfire, Royal Australian Navy Wessex helicopter, mammoth B-52 bomber, 21 engines, impressive presentations, displays and watch the rare amateur color footage of the first air-raid in Darwin on display.

Please note:  Wear comfortable clothing and shoes and bring local currency, camera, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water and photo identification. Order of sites visited may vary. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

price $149
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8 HRS

Moderate

culture

dining

outdoors

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Darwin, Indigenous Litchfield
Join local guides to uncover the magnificent scenery and rich Aboriginal tradition of the Litchfield National Park region with an Indigenous guide. Discover spiritually important waterfalls and stone country, ancient rainforest and unspoiled woodland, and how these places relate to Aboriginal culture. You’ll take away a deeper understanding of Aboriginal life, its relationship to country and its place in modern society. During the journey you will learn about the many termites, primary herbivores of the Northern Territory, and the huge housing complexes they build. You’ll be amazed at how indigenous people use these industrious creatures and their homes.  Uncover seasonal bush resources used by local Aboriginal people for thousands of years. Visit the spectacular stone country of Tolmer Falls and the iconic Nyunydjurr (Wangi Falls). If the conditions are right on the day you may have the opportunity to take a dip into one of the water holes to cool down from the Northern Territory heat. Enjoy some of the flavors of Australia with freshly grilled wild-caught barramundi, crocodile, and kangaroo for lunch. Traveling in a small group you'll be treated to expert natural and cultural interpretation from guides with unrivalled knowledge of the area and take home memories you’ll never forget.

Please note: An alternate local fish may be substituted if fresh barramundi is not available from the market that day. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes and bring local currency, camera, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water and photo identification. Opportunity to swim at Litchfield may be available (subject to conditions on the day). Take a towel, wear your swimwear under your clothes and bring a change of dry clothes if wishing to swim. The drive to Litchfield is 2 hours over roads that are sometimes bumpy.


price $299
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8 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

wildlife

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Darwin, Kakadu Scenic Flight with Yellow Water Cruise
Experience the Top End like never before, with combined air and ground touring. The speed, comfort and unforgettable views from your private scenic flight will get you right into the middle of Kakadu. Once there, touch down and get up close and personal with some of the ancient land’s culture, scenery, and wildlife.  Professional, experienced pilots will fly you from Darwin, where your adventure will begin. Sit back with views of the ever-changing landscape and wildlife that inhabit these timeless lands of the Northern Territory. From coastal river systems that empty vast wetlands to the magical escarpments and waterfalls of Kakadu, the experience waiting for you is simply unforgettable. After taking in some of the best views in the world, you’ll land in the National Park. In Cooinda, you’ll board a special Yellow Water Boat Cruise. This will give you the opportunity to really get up close and personal with the finer details of Kakadu, and what it has to offer. The absolutely stunning water systems, abundant wildlife, and spiritual significance to the Aboriginal people will leave you in awe. After the cruise, the tour will head back to Cooinda Resort, where you can take some time out to relax and reflect on the magic landscape and experience. Lunch, snacks and refreshments are not included in your ticket price but will be available to purchase locally on the day for an additional charge.  Once refreshed you’ll take to the air one more time for a final pass over of Kakadu and it’s stunning features, before getting back to Darwin with memories to last a lifetime.

Please note: The Yellow waters cruise is not exclusive to Windstar guests. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes and bring local currency, camera, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water and photo identification.


price $999
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Kupang, Timor, Indonesia



5 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

culture

essentials
Kupang, Baun Village
Timor is one of the most interesting destinations in the Sunda Islands. The tradition of textile weaving remains strong, with the women still growing the cotton, hand dyeing and weaving on back-strap looms. You will board basic local transportation for a 90-minute drive to the highland village of Baun. This was once the center of the Amarasi kingdom. At the village gate you will be welcomed by a traditional procession followed by a traditional Timorese dance, a demonstration of traditional paper making, and a traditional ikat weaving. There will be an opportunity to purchase some of the weavings. Fresh young coconuts, traditional coffee and local food will be on display, and Sasando music will be performed.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes or sandals, light clothing, sunscreen, and bring local currency.


price $115
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Loh Liang, Komodo National Park, Indonesia



4 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

unesco

beach
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
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
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 $129
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

culture
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.


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3.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

culture
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 $129
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

culture
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 $129
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

culture
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 $129
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