STAR COLLECTOR: PHILIPPINE BEACHES, INDONESIAN EXPEDITIONS & AUSTRALIAN ALLURE

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Star Collector: Philippine Beaches, Indonesian Expeditions & Australian Allure

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Melbourne, Australia

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3 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Melbourne, Concierge Collection: Melbourne Orientation Tour with Airport Transfer
Departing from the airport make your way through the scenic highlights of Melbourne--the Bay suburbs, the beautiful Princess Theatre, the Arts & Cultural Center, Melbourne Cricket Grounds, and Melbourne Park on a narrated panoramic drive through the city.  Pass by the art-filled laneways and marvel at the historic buildings that give Melbourne its unmistakable character and charm. Pass by Southbank filled with lush parklands, swanky eateries and a hub of culture and entertainment. Pass by the Shrine of Remembrance. Victoria’s largest and most visited war memorial, the Shrine of Remembrance was designed so a ray of sunlight falls on the Rock of Remembrance at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month—the exact moment of the armistice that ended World War I. The tour will end with a drop off at the Windstar hotel.

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 $149
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Melbourne, Full Day Private Car with 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
Melbourne, Full Day Private Van with 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 $1599
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Melbourne, Half Day Private Car with 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 $699
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Melbourne, Half Day Private Van with 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 $799
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Mooloolaba, Australia



6 HRS

Moderately
easy

wildlife

walking

essentials
Mooloolaba, Australian Zoo: Home of the Crocodile Hunter
There is no other zoo like Australia Zoo! It is home to more than 1,200 animals with many opportunities to get up close and personal. Watch the spectacular power of the crocodiles at the Croc Show and wander around the enclosures to see the mammals, birds and reptiles. You’ll have plenty of time to venture at your leisure, hand feed the Aussie Kangaroos, check out the amazing saltwater crocs, touch some of the roving wildlife like snakes and lizards, view the tiger temple and explore the plains of the African Savannah. You will have approximately 4 hours at the zoo during which time you can purchase snacks, lunch and/or refreshments. Do not forget to take local currency and a sense of adventure!

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


price $179
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7 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

walking

essentials
Mooloolaba, Brisbane City Seeker
Start your tour leaving Mooloolaba behind as you make your way to Brisbane City. Tour historic Brisbane, Queensland’s capitol city. By motorcoach you'll pass some of the historic buildings such as the Parliament House, the Treasury Building, City Hall and the Old Customs House. Watch for the city’s Cultural Centre which combines the Art Gallery, the Performing Arts Complex,The Museum and Public Library-all landmark properties. Southbank is an oasis in the city featuring a beach style swimming pool surrounded by chic cafe's and waterfront restaurants. It’s a favorite spot for city siders to pause for coffee or lunch and watch the popular city cats cruise past while soaking up the sunshine. After your orientation you will be dropped in the city to explore Brisbane on your own. Make your way back to the coach at the pre-arranged meeting time for the return transfer back to the pier.  

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


price $179
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5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

wildlife

walking

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Mooloolaba, Mountain Gardens with Avairy Experience
Discover hidden gems of the Sunshine Coast on this 5-hour tour. Travel into lush hinterland and make your way to the Maleny Botanic Gardens and Birdworld. Maleny Botanic Gardens is a unique, privately owned garden, consisting of nearly 18 acres of gardens, overlooking a backdrop of the iconic Glass House Mountains and surrounded by magnificent rainforest. Layered and terraced gardens interspersed with a multitude of stunning waterfalls and lakes only add to the majestic nature of this unique attraction that sits high on the escarpment. Wonder around thousands of different plants, ranging from roses, azaleas, and orchids placed through the Gardens, to some of the rarest cycads in the world. Join a guided Aviary Tour and get up close and personal with the birds. Experienced birdkeepers will introduce you to our wide variety of birds and provide you with a fascinating education into what makes them truly unique. Next, drive to Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, comprising 55 hectares of subtropical rainforest overlooking the Glass House Mountains National Landscape. Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve is a living museum of plant and animal life. This subtropical rainforest is a remnant of the rainforests that once covered the Blackall Range and will delight you with its tranquility and beauty. Enjoy an easy relaxed walk through rainforest track loops for about a mile (1.7 km) and a range of interactive and multi-sensory experiences in the Rainforest Discovery Centre.

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


price $159
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5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

walking

essentials
Mooloolaba, Noosa and Surrounds
Visit Noosa with its impeccable looks and incredible charm and discover why Noosa is one of the most popular beachside holiday destinations in Australia. You will start your tour as you drive into the Hinterland and make your way to the famous Buderim Ginger Factory, one of the world's largest suppliers of ginger products. Have a coffee break at the café (at own expense) or browse through the extensive selection of Buderim Ginger products at the Ginger shop or wander around the pretty onsite gardens. If ginger isn’t your taste then head across the road to visit Nutworks for free tastings of local macadamias and delicious chocolate. Reboard your coach and travel to beautiful Noosa, the jewel in the crown of the Sunshine Coast. Here you will have time at leisure to explore or relax as you please. During your free time you may want to soak up the sun on the beach, take a dip in the water or shop along the main street, Hastings Street. The main street is home to gourmet cafes and restaurants and a range of high-end boutiques and signature local designers. Enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine (at own expense) at one of many cute bars and open-air cafes and restaurants.

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


price $159
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Fraser Island, Australia



2 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

unesco

wildlife

essentials
Fraser Island, Bush Tucker Food Walk & Cooking Demo
Take a guided walking tour to discover how the Butchulla people survived and thrived on the island. You'll uncover all sorts of native bush tucker in the natural environment and discover how to heal yourself in the bush on this gentle and interesting guided stroll. Learn about the native plants found in the area that were used by the Butchulla tribe and now used in the resort restaurant kitchen. Following the walk, join the award-winning Chefs and knowledgeable Rangers as they take your taste buds on a ride from the Kimberley to Kingfisher.  Sample rich bush tomatoes from the desert, quandongs from South Australia, Kakadu plums and some native flavors found right on Fraser Island.  Enjoy freshly cooked crocodile, kangaroo, and emu and pick up a few handy tips so you can create your own bush tucker at home with friends, not to mention some traditional bush remedies. It’s an exciting Aussie experience for all the senses - one you won’t want to miss.

Please note:  Wear comfortable clothing and flat soled closed-toe walking shoes, and bring local currency, camera, hat, sunglasses, and water.


price $119
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

unesco

essentials
Fraser Island, Fraser Island Explorer
Experience the beauty of World Heritage Listed Fraser Island aboard a purpose-built, air-conditioned 4WD coach. Learn about the natural and cultural history of Fraser Island from your expert tour guide while exploring some of the most well-known sites including Lake McKenzie and the historic central station. Swim in the clear fresh waters of Lake McKenzie or walk along the pure white silica sands of this beautiful lake. At the historic Central Station in the heart of the island take a walk along the banks of Wanggoolba Creek and immerse yourself in the peacefulness as it flows silently through the rainforest. Morning tea will be served before your return journey back to the ship.

Please note:  Wear comfortable clothing and flat soled closed-toe walking shoes, and bring local currency, camera, hat, sunglasses, and water. Guests wanting to swim should prepare with a swimsuit under their clothes, a towel and a change of dry clothes.


price $199
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1 hour

Moderate

sightseeing

unesco

wildlife

essentials
Fraser Island, Tanger Guided Great Sandy Straights Walk
Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of World Heritage-listed Fraser Island and join your guide for a relaxed pace walk from the resort to a spectacular 180 degree view Lookout over the Great Sandy Strait. Walk through Eucalyptus woodland and spot the Butchulla Scar tree. Enroute keep an eye out for bandicoot small holes and echidna diggings. When you reach the lookout you may spot shorebirds and marine life including dugong and stingrays. This tour is all walking therefore you must be able to walk for the duration of the tour. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. An uphill walk is required to reach the lookout point.

Please note:  Wear comfortable clothing and flat soled closed-toe walking shoes, and bring local currency, camera, hat, sunglasses, and water.


price $55
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Airlie Beach, Australia



5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

dining

essentials
Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach in a Day
See the best that Airlie Beach has to offer! Start your day at the local markets with a chance to grab a coffee and buy some local souvenirs. Back on board your coach will take a trip through the township where you'll see the sights and hear the history from a friendly local guide. Make your way to a scenic beach to take a photo of the ship in harbor. Enjoy a gourmet sausage barbecue lunch before heading to the Conway National Park for a coral beach walk. Hear about the early culture and development of the region and take in further spectacular views from the Shute Harbour Lookout.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing, and bring bottled water, camera and local currency.


price $139
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Airlie Beach, Half Day Private Car with Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking 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 English Speaking 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 $699
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Airlie Beach, Half Day Private Van with Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking 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 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: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking 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 $699
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3.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

boating

wildlife

sightseeing

essentials
Airlie Beach, Jet Ski Safari
Zip your way through the warm Whitsunday waters. Discover natural and manmade wonderlands on the latest Sea-Doos during this exciting tour. Jet ski for approximately 30 kilometers (about 1.5 fun-filled hours) with informative and entertaining guided commentary. You may meet local sea turtles, dugongs or sea birds.  All riding and safety gear (including briefing and demonstration) will be provided. Jet skis take up to two passengers. Price is detailed on a per person basis for a tandem ride. If you wish to have your own jet ski please purchase 2 tickets.

Please note:  Wear your swimsuit under your clothes, bring along a towel, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, and local currency.


price $149
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4 HRS

Moderate

boating

snorkeling

dining

beach

essentials
Airlie Beach, Ocean Rafting Marine Safari
Discover the highlights of the region by water as you explore the Whitsunday Islands onboard a high-speed semi-rigid inflatable vessel. Take a thrilling ride as you cruise the natural beauty of the Whitsunday Passage to Black or Hook Island. With fun, adventure and education thrown in by your skipper and eco host, you’ll hear the reef’s marine life over a hydrophone and turtle watch and snorkel along a pristine reef. There’s free time to snorkel or swim in the turquoise water, relax on a white-sand beach or explore the island. A light lunch is served before the return journey.

Please note:  Wear your swimsuit under your clothes, bring along a towel, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, warm jacket and small change for purchases on board. Snorkeling equipment will be provided.


price $239
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

unesco

essentials
Airlie Beach, Reef & Island Scenic Flight
Discover the Whitsundays during a 60-minute signature scenic flight to uncover an amazing view of the Whitsunday Islands & Great Barrier Reef. The Whitsundays are known for beautiful national parks, fringing coral reefs, and aqua-blue water. As you travel around the Islands, highlights of the flight include world-famous Whitehaven Beach, and the swirling sands of Hill Inlet. Past the Whitsundays Islands, you’ll find the Great Barrier Reef, one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World. The pattern and colors of the reef are best appreciated from above, including the iconic ‘Heart Reef,’ which is only visible from the air, and only in the Whitsundays. Truly a great way to see this region.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing, and bring bottled water, camera and local currency.


price $249
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3.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

boating

wildlife

sightseeing

essentials
Airlie Beach, Sea Kayaking
After a short transfer to the departure point join a guided kayak trip, which can be appreciated by both experienced paddlers and beginners, with the emphasis on fun and enjoyment. Departing from Shute Harbour, kayak to explore nearby tropical islands. These turquoise waters and islands are home to an amazing diversity of marine and bird-life. Stopping off at one of the unique close-by beaches or islands, there will be an opportunity to swim and explore. Some people prefer to kick back and relax, while the guides share their local knowledge. A quick refreshment is offered before heading back to shore.

Please note:  Wear comfortable clothing and shoes (suitable for getting wet), hat, sunglasses, water, change of clothes, bring a towel. Guests willing to swim should wear your swimsuit under your clothes.


price $149
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5.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

boating

dining

beach

watersports

essentials
Airlie Beach, Whitehaven Beach Day
Take a high-speed Catamaran cruise to beautiful Whitehaven Beach. Pure white pristine silica sand and crystal-clear waters make this a perfect Whitsundays destination. There’s approximately 2 hours to relax, swim, stroll and enjoy the sunshine on one of the world’s best beaches on this beautiful unspoiled island. A delicious lunch will be served as you cruise back.

Please note:  Bring local currency, wear comfortable clothing and shoes, bring your camera, hat, sunglasses, and water.  Guests willing to swim should wear your swimsuit under your clothes.


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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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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Lizard Island, Australia



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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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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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
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.


price $129
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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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Lembar, Lombok, Indonesia



6.5 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture
Lembar, Fascinating Culture Of Lombok
This will be a true cultural experience. You will board your motor coach for the 45-minute ride to Banyu Mulek village, famous for handmade pottery.  Here you will take a cidomo ride (traditional horse cart) around the village to see the skilled villagers processing clay into beautiful export-quality pottery. At the local school, children are trained to make pottery from a very young age. A visit to a large gallery is included, where you can purchase finished products.  Your tour will then proceed to Narmada Water Palace. The centerpiece here is a large artificial lake whose shape resembles Segara Anak in the caldera of the Rinjani Volcano. It was built in 1805 by the Raja of Mataram after he became too old to climb Rinjani to deposit offerings in the sacred lake there. The replica of the volcano’s lake was a repository for the Raja’s offerings. Narmada’s temple, Pura Kalasa, is still used and the Balinese Pujawali celebration is held here annually. Lingsar, another large temple complex built in 1714, is the place of worship for Wetu Telu Islam. The Hindu temple is in the northern section and features a fountain. Continue heading north, as the road rises over two small hills offering a panoramic view. At Senggigi Resort, you will enjoy a sumptuous Indonesian buffet dinner served at an international restaurant inside the resort.  After dinner, in the central city of Mataram, you’ll stop to visit the famous pearl shops.

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


price $169
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7.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

culture

dining

essentials
Lembar, Sasak Tradtional Village & Kuta Beach
Central Lombok is home to traditional Sasak villages. You’ll pass beautiful scenery of rice fields and palm trees, and stop at Banyu Mulek—famous for handmade pottery to see the skilled villagers processing clay into beautiful export-quality pottery. At the local school, children are trained to make pottery from a very young age. A visit to a large gallery will be included, where you can purchase finished products. Continue on to Sade village to view traditional Sasak houses, each house contains an interior platform, raised about a yard off the ground, which is made from a mixture of clay, dung, and straw. The surface is eventually polished to a high gloss finish, and the roof is made of thatching, with bamboo or palm walls. Sade is also home to the traditional bonnet-shaped rice barns—lumbungs—which are an iconic symbol of Lombok. Kuta Beach offers the best seascape in Lombok and an Indonesian buffet lunch will be served here at a beautiful tropical resort. Free time will be available at the resort, so relax and enjoy the hotel’s swimming pool or the crystal-clear blue water of the beach. On your return to port a stop will be made at Sukarara, a village known for it stunning Ikat and handwoven fabric.

Please note:   Bring your swimsuit, a towel, sunscreen and a hat. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes and bring local currency.


price $149
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

beach
Lembar, Sekotong & Cocotinos Beach
Travel to Sekotong for a taste of local life before relaxing on beautiful Cocotinus Beach. You will have a 30-minute drive to Sekoton where you will tour a grass roof factory, where the island's thatched roofs are woven from alang-alang grass and rice straw. Then it’s a short drive to Cocotinue Beach, considered one of the island’s finest beaches.  You will have about 90 minutes of free time to swim in the warm crystalline waters of the Lombok Strait, sunbathe or comb the white-sand beach. Additional activities are available at your cost.

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


price $89
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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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Ende, Flores, Indonesia



4.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

culture

essentials
Ende, City Tour & Lionese Village
Your tour will start with a visit to Panca Sila Square to see a big breadfruit tree, under which Soekarno  the former Indonesian President often sat working on political ideas to lead Indonesia to independence. It was here that he created the current Indonesian State philosophy of Pancasila. Next on to Bung Karno Museum, the old house occupied by former Indonesian President Soekarno during his years of exile. Most of the old furniture is still there. Re-board the bus and drive to Rada Ara Village. The road to the village offers breathtaking views of mountainous areas dotted with fertile tropical trees such as palm, cocoa, banana, and bamboo. The village is located on a quiet hillside with amazing natural surroundings.  Here you will meet with the Lionese people who still strongly adhere to their traditions.  Upon arrival, the Villagers will give you a warm welcome and perform a traditional dance. Local women will be at work weaving the traditional Lionese ikat. You will see the process from dying to weaving and the ready-made ones will be on display, available for purchase. On the way back to port a stop will be made at the traditional market of Ende, a bustling area filled with many kinds of local product, fruits, vegetables, and Ikat weaving.

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


price $99
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8 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

culture

dining

essentials
Ende, The Three Color Lakes
Travel by local non-air-conditioned bus through beautiful landscapes ascending to the Mount Kelimutu. On the way a stop will be made at Detusuko for toilet break and refreshments. Kelimutu is famous for the unique three colored crater lakes.  These lakes change colors from time to time, and nobody can explain why, but stories vary from a changing mineral content of the water to angry ancestor spirits.  Whatever the reason, Kelimutu is certainly a highlight for anyone visiting Flores! The first lake is named Tiwu Ata Mbupu (lake of the ancestors' souls); the second is named Tiwu Nuwa Muri Koo Fai (lake of young people’s souls); and the third is called Tiwu Ata Polo (lake of evil spirits). Stop at the first viewing point and then continue walking up to the second viewing point that offers an amazing view of the Three Color Lakes. Lunch will be served in the picturesque village of Moni, ringed by volcanoes and dotted with rice fields before your scenic drive back to the ship.

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


price $159
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Makassar, Indonesia



7 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

culture

essentials
Makassar, Highlights Tour
Cultural experience, ancient historic charms, forts and buildings, architectural, history and interest, this tour has it all.  You will visit Paotere Harbor, a place to anchor the phinisi, the famous traditional Buginese schooners. These highly seaworthy ships are famous for their ability to cross the Pacific Ocean all the way to the African Coast. Then it’s a 30-minute drive to Fort Rotterdam, also known as Benteng Makassar, a 16th century fort built by the 9th king of the great Kingdom of Gowa. Its original name was Benteng Panyyua, but was later changed to Fort Rotterdam after the Gowan King conceded this building to the Dutch. Spend 90 minutes touring here before your 30-minute drive to Pantai Losari. Sunsets in the Makassar Strait can be viewed from a promenade at Losari Beach, Jalan Penghibur, or the Paotere anchorage at the north end of the city where Bugis schooners are berthed. Across the harbor is Kayangan Island, which can be reached in 15 minutes by ferry. You will have time for a meal and to shop and mingle with the locals here.

Please note: The weather is hot and humid. Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing suited to the day's conditions. Wear a hat and adequate sun protection. Bring local currency.


price $159
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Palawan Puerto Princesa, Philippines



6 HRS

Moderately
easy

snorkeling

dining

beach

boating
Puerto Princesa, Active Honda Bay Island Excurstions
Here is an adventure for snorkelers in some beautiful waters and one of the best snorkeling sites in the area because of the well preserved coral reef and diverse marine life. Your waiting van will take you on the 45-minute drive to Honda Bay where you will be provided with snorkeling gear and snorkel in a marina sanctuary that’s home to awesome coral reefs, a startling variety of fish and even starfish!. You will spend an hour snorkeling in Pambato Reef before boarding your boat to spend two full hours exploring Isla Pandan waters. Enjoy this delight half-day at the beach.

Please note: This tour is only recommended for guests who are active swimmers as currents can be strong at times. Be sure to wear your swimsuit and proper beach shoes. Avoid touching the reefs and bring your sunscreen, insect repellent and a towel. Lunch is included on this tour.

price $179
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3.5 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
Puerto Princesa, City Countryside Tour & Wet Market
This tour will provide a cultural experience you will long remember. It is especially designed for those who would like to enjoy the countryside without traveling too far. You will board your waiting van for the short ride to the Palawan Museum, which is housed in the old City Hall building and has exhibits about the ethnological and archaeological significance of Palawan. Then back into the van for a 30-minute ride to Binuatan Creations, a delightful weaving and gift shop that uses indigenous materials to create its crafts.  A 5-minute ride will take you to the Butterfly Garden. Here you will see an amazing variety of tropical free-flying butterflies surrounded with live exhibits of their natural predators like lizards, mantises, and scorpions. Your next stop will be Sta Monica Viewpoint where you will make a photo stop before heading to your Wet Market Tour where you will see locals selling different kinds of fish (fresh and dried) as Palawan counts seafood as its major product.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, a hat or visor and sunglasses.

price $139
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Puerto Princesa, Full Day Private Van & Guide
This tour will include an English Speaking Guide. Private tours are recommended for guests traveling in groups. Itinerary and activities can be adjusted with the tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the requested duration. Entrance fees and snacks are not included.

Please note: This tour is especially recommended for guests with mobility issues.


price $499
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Puerto Princesa, Half Day Private Van & Guide
This tour will include an English Speaking Guide. Private tours are recommended for guests traveling in groups. Itinerary and activities can be adjusted with the tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the requested duration. Entrance fees and snacks are not included.

Please note: This tour is especially recommended for guests with mobility issues.


price $299
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7 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

unesco

sightseeing

boating

dining
Puerto Princesa, Underground River Tour
Recognized by UNESCO as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature, Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park was established in 1971 primarily to protect and preserve the old growth forest, fascinating wildlife, pristine beaches and one of the most amazing cave systems in the world.  Your air-conditioned van (6-7 guests per van) will take you on a 120-minute ride to the Sabang wharf where you will board a motorized boat for your 15-minute ride to the National Park.  You will then board another boat for a 45-minute river cruise inside the cave and see spectacular limestone mountain landscape and is the habitat of numerous endangered and endemic wildlife species. You will see mangroves, sea grass beds, and 11 scientifically unique minerals plus a 20-million-year-old Serenia fossil embedded in the cave wall. Then proceed to the Sheridan Beach Resort for lunch and free time before traveling back to your waiting ship

Please note:  Wear light clothing and slippers or aqua shoes, environmentally friendly insect repellent, a towel and a raincoat.  There will be a wet landing upon arrival in the park; so expect to get wet from splashes of water. There is a good chance of seeing wild monkeys and bats in the National Park area. No food or snacks are allowed in the park.  Lunch buffet is included with one beverage included. You can go for a swim in Sheridan’s Beach during the lunch stop, time and water condition permitting. It is highly recommended to bring change of clothes for your comfort.


price $199
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Boracay, Philippines



3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

culture

sightseeing

boating

essentials
Boracay, Motag Living Outdoor Museum
Here is a cultural experience that is interactive for you as well. You will depart from Cagban via speedboat that will take you to Caticlan Jetty port where you will board an air-conditioned mini-bus for the 15-minute ride to the Motag Living Outdoor Museum. You will learn about the richness of Philippine history and culture as local folks show you the lifestyle of rural Aklanons in the past as well as the present. You will see a carabao carriage, tour inside Bahay Kubo (local hut), see demonstrations of rice planting and harvesting, weaving of coconut leaves, and how tobacco is made. You can ride a water buffalo, will be entertained with local songs performed by the village elderly and have snacks and local delicacies.  Then you will return to your waiting ship. 

Please note: Bring local currency, sunscreen, insect repellent, sunglasses, a hat, extra clothes and a towel. After the tour, you will be back in the port, and you will have time to enjoy the beach on your own.


price $169
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5 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

beach

essentials
Boracay, Newcoast Beach Experience
Get away from the crowds of other beach resorts in the area and have yourself a relaxing afternoon at Savoy Hotel Boracay, a private resort hotel nestled in the heart of Boracay Newcoast. Experience a smooth transportation along the streets of the island via the first e-jeep (electric-powered mini vehicle) from Cagban Port on a 45-minute ride to Savoy Hotel. Swim and sunbathe with utmost privacy and enjoy a relaxing drink at the pool bar. Before heading back to the ship, you will have a chance to drop by at D'Mall area for shopping, or you may just opt to walk along the white beach strip of Boracay Island and watch the sunset. 

Please note: Bring your sunscreen, swimsuit, sunblock and hat. Towels will be provided in the hotel. Shuttles will be readily available for you at any time if you wish to go to the beach from to the pool area or vice versa. Use of toilet facilities, swimming pool, Wi-Fi, sun loungers is included.


price $139
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Coron/Busuanga Island, Philippines



3 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

culture

outdoors

essentials
Coron, Coron Island Tour with Maquinit Hotspring
The tour will start at the pier where you will board an air-conditioned van for the 10-minute ride to Coron Town.  Your first stop will be at San Agustin Church. This church was founded on 1901 and is the only Catholic Church in the town.  Next you will head to the Municipal Plaza & Lualhati Park. Lualhati Park is known as Coron Boulevard. It is the local version of the Bay Walk of Metro Manila situated where you can see the beauty of the Coron Bay. Your last stop in Coron Town will be the Wet Market where locals sell different kinds of fish (fresh and dried) and souvenir items. Visit Lita Escardo Cashew Store "Coron Harvest" on the main road, the largest cashew retailer in town.  At the back of their house is a small factory, which you will visit and see how the cashew nuts are processed. You can buy different cashew products from plain, garlic, sugar coated and salted flavors. Your next stop will be the main highlight of the tour - The Maquinit Hot Springs. It is very popular and a not-to-be-missed attraction in Coron. This magnificent hot spring site is situated right amid the beauty of a hillside area. It is the only saltwater hot springs in The Philippines. The pool is completely filled with salt water coming directly from a nearby mountain. The temperature of the water varies from 86 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit. Initially you may feel the water is too hot but once you get accustomed to the temperature, it becomes very soothing and relaxing and is said to have therapeutic properties. The site is surrounded by mangroves and rocks making it a delight for eyes. Before proceeding back to pier, you will pass by a small fishing village to walk and interact with the locals and witness how they process their catch of fish which is one of their main sources of income.

Please note:  Bring your swimsuit, towel, sunscreen and insect repellent.  This tour is not wheelchair accessible and not recommended for those with mobility issues. Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $110
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6 HRS

Strenuous

boating

snorkeling

dining

beach

hiking
Coron, Kayangan Lake & Siete Pecados
You will meet your guide at the pier to board local outrigger boats for the 15-minute ride to Kayangan Lake. This excursion will allow you to come up close to the limestone cliffs of majestic Kayangan Lake. Siete Pecados is a cluster of seven islets. It is one of the best snorkeling spots in Coron and rich in marine life, corals and wide variety of school fish. Kayangan Lake is said to be the purest lake in the Philippines. A great challenge lies ahead in order to reach the lake. You will need to climb 150 steps to get into the opening of a small cave and there you can see the impressive view. Then you will need to go down 150 steps to access Kayangan Lake. Once you see the lake you will be awe with its crystal clear water. The lake’s water is a mix of salty and fresh water. The lake is wide and deep, so you will be required to wear a life vest for safety purposes. Spend an hour at the lake swimming or snorkeling. Then walk back up the steps and down the steps to board your boat for the 15-minute ride to Siete Pecados for another hour of snorkeling and swimming. You will visit Banol Beach, which is a small stretch of sandy white beach surrounded by a majestic backdrop of limestone cliffs. Swim in its aquamarine and turquoise waters that is very relaxing to the senses. In this stop, you will enjoy a sumptuous local seafood and barbecue picnic lunch prepared especially for you. You will have a free time to enjoy the beach after lunch.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking/water shoes. Bring sunscreen, towels, and a hat.  Local picnic lunch is included, please inform your Destination Services Team of any dietary restrictions. Bathroom facilities are limited and are only available at some stops. Snorkeling spot may change due to weather condition.


price $169
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

boating

snorkeling

refreshments

beach
Coron, Panoramic Coron Island Tour By Boat
Conducted in a motorized boat, with guided commentary, the excursion will allow you to come up close to the limestone cliffs of majestic Kayangan Lake, and have a relaxing panoramic sailing around Coron Island passing and cruising through Siete Pecados, Kalachuchi Beach, and Kayangan Lake entrance and surrounding cliffs. Cruising will continue to Vivian Beach, Barracuda Lake entrance, Twin Lagoon entrance, Twin Peaks Reef, and finally you will have a chance to snorkel at the Smith Coral Garden area (water conditions permitting; if not your local guide will pick a suitable snorkeling location) for half an hour.  Next stop will be at Atuwayan Beach for a short stay to enjoy swimming in the pristine waters and a walk on the  white sandy beach. Local snacks will be served on the beach.

Please note:  Bring your swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, snorkel gear, and insect repellent.  This tour is not wheelchair accessible and not recommended for those with mobility issues.


price $149
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

boating

essentials
Coron, Private Outrigger Boat
This tour will include an English Speaking Guide. Itinerary and activities can be adjusted with the tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Snacks are not included. Most of the beaches and snorkeling stops in Coron are privately named and owned, charges may apply and it is not counted in the booking price.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking/water shoes. Bring sunscreen, towel, and a hat.  Minimum of 2 / Maximum of 6 passengers.


price $399
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Manila, Philippines



4 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Manila, Charms of Old Downtown Manila
Your first stop will be at Rizal Park which was named after National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal. Across the monument, you’ll see a marble marker designated as KM 0 for road distances on the island of Luzon and the rest of the Philippines. Then your tour will continue to Quaipo Church, famous for the Black Nazarene, a life-size image of Christ believed to be miraculous. Around the church is a fascinating gathering of vendors selling candles and curiosities like amulets and folk cures for obscure ailments. Next stop will be at Old Intramuros built by the Spaniards and home of the elite during that long period of Spanish colonization in the Philippines. The battle for the liberation of Manila in 1945 during World War II left the area in ruins. Stop at San Agustin Church, the oldest stone church that withstood heavy bombardment during the 2nd World War. Your last stop on this tour will be Fort Santiago, one of the oldest forts in Manila. It was here that Dr. Jose Rizal spent his last days and where he wrote his famous “My Last Farewell.” You will then return to the pier to board your waiting ship.

Please note: Bring sunscreen and wear a hat. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Duration of the tour may be longer depending on traffic conditions in Manila.


price $99
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Manila, Half Day Private Car & Guide
This tour will include an English Speaking Guide. Private tours are recommended for guests traveling in groups. Itinerary and activities can be adjusted with the tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the requested duration. Entrance fees and snacks are not included.

Please note: This tour is especially recommended for guests with mobility issues.


price $399
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Manila, Half Day Private Van & Guide
This tour will include an English Speaking Guide. Private tours are recommended for guests traveling in groups. Itinerary and activities can be adjusted with the tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the requested duration. Entrance fees and snacks are not included.

Please note: This tour is especially recommended for guests with mobility issues.


price $429
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4.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Manila, New Metropolis Tour
Your tour will start with a running tour along Roxas Boulevard, passing thru Rizal Park and Monument, CCP Complex-PICC, Coconut Palace, Manila Film Center,and Macapagal Boulevard toward Edsa to McKinley Avenue in Forbes Park Makati. First stop will be at American War Memorial and Cemetery, with the largest number of graves of any cemetery of U.S. personnel killed during World War II and holds war dead from the Philippines and other allied nations. Continue the tour to Ayala Museum that features 60 handcrafted dioramas that chronicle the rich tapestry of Philippine history and one-of-a-kind boat gallery showcasing miniatures of some of the watercrafts that contributed to the development of Philippine maritime trade and colonial economy. Duration of the tour may be longer depending on traffic conditions.

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


price $229
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7 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Manila, Old & New Metropolis Tour
Your first stop will be at Rizal Park which was named after National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal. Across the monument, you’ll see a marble marker designated as KM 0 for road distances on the island of Luzon and the rest of the Philippines. You will take a short walk to the exact spot where Rizal was executed.  Then your tour will continue with an overall view of old downtown Manila passing by Planetarium, National Museum, Manila City Hall, Jones Bridge, and Filipino-Chinese Friendship Arch towards the Binondo area referred to as the local "China Town."  You will stop at Old Intramuros and then past Casa Manila for another stop at San Agustin Church to take photos.  You will proceed to Fort Santiago, one of the oldest forts in Manila, passing by Plazuela Isabel and Manila Cathedral on the way. At Fort Santiago you will watch a 12-minute documentary and take a tour of the fort. Then you will head to the Handicraft Center for souvenir shopping. From there you will head to the Ayala Museum for a tour of the 60 dioramas that chronicle the rich tapestry of Philippine history and see the miniature watercrafts of Philippine maritime history. Your last stop will be in Makati Shangri-la Hotel for a buffet lunch at Circles Events Cafe.

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


price $229
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Manila, Tombs and Traditions of Manila
You will depart from the pier for a tour of downtown Manilla.  You will pass the Planetarium, the National Museum, Manila City Hall and head over the Jones Bridge and past  Filipino-Chinese Friendship Arch to Binondo, a typical small Chinese town, referred to as the local "China Town."  This district is the center of commerce and trade for all types of businesses run by Filipino-Chinese merchants.  It is also famous for wholesale stores and restaurants serving top rated Chinese dishes. You will see the Binondo Church founded in 1596 on your way to the Chinese Cemetery. The Manila Chinese Cemetery is the second oldest cemetery in Manila and was designated as the resting place for the Chinese citizens who were denied burial in Catholic cemeteries during the Spanish colonial period. The dead were buried in fully functional houses with bathrooms kitchens, bedrooms and often air conditioning. Tomb houses of the Chinese Cemetery have front doors that are locked. Every tomb is unique, every tomb has its story to tell, and you can easily spend a lot of time exploring this fascinating place. You will then head for La Loma, where you will see a narrow road lined with rows and rows of roast suckling pig or lechon cooked over live charcoals. You will make a photo stop and head for Quiapo Church, famous for the Black Nazarene, a life-size image of Christ believed to be miraculous. Around the church is a fascinating gathering of vendors selling candles and curiosities like amulets and folk cures for obscure ailments. 

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


price $89
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Hundred Islands, Philippines



2.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

watersports

outdoors

boating

essentials
Hundred Islands, Island Escapade and Panoramic Tour with Governors Island Stop
Hundred Islands National Park, in Alaminos City is one of the most interesting destinations and the setting of popular water recreational activities such as snorkeling, kayaking or just plain basking under the sun in one of the three developed islands. The Hundred Island tour will include a ride in a motorized banca as you cruise different islets. Once your ship anchors near Quezon Island, tenders will shuttle you to Quezon Island where you will board an outrigger motor boat to begin your island tour. For the next 45-60 minutes you will tour and pass through Canal Grande, Clave Island, Children’s Island, Cuenco Island/Tunnel, Pilgrimage Island, Braganza Island and you will stop at Governor’s Island and take a walk going up to the peak with its fantastic view.  Another stop will be at the Pilgrimage Island home of the 55-foot statue of Jesus Christ the Savior. Spend some time at Quezon Island where you can kayak, swim, try fish feeding at the marine sanctuary or view the giant clam sanctuary. Acoustic singer and folk dancers will entertain you while on the island. Other activities include snorkeling and ziplining. 

Please note: Going up to the peak has concrete stairs involved, and it is optional. You have an opportunity to swim during the stop in Governor and Pilgrimage Island if you wish. Water shoes are highly recommended for wet landings. Please bring your camera, towels, and local currency if you wish to purchase some local snacks and souvenirs. After your tour, you will go back to Quezon Island for the Windstar Signature Beach Barbecue.

price $125
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Hong Kong, China



5.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

sightseeing

boating
Hong Kong Highlight Tour with Airport Transfer
You will depart  from the pier by motor coach, accompanied by an English-speaking guide and head for Hong Kong Island crossing under Victoria Harbour by tunnel.  Head up to Victoria Peak by funicular tram for a breathtaking view of the harbor and Kowloon. You’ll drive past Repulse Bay to the southern side of the island, with panoramic views of one of Hong Kong’s most popular and beautiful beaches, along with the beautiful hotel that has long been a landmark. Next, you will continue to Aberdeen where fishermen and their families live on thousands of junks and sampans. Enjoy a 20-minute sampan ride here, and a brief stop at one of the city’s jewelry workshops for you to see the wonderful craftsmanship of their goods. Refreshments are offered in the exclusive showroom. Continue to the small village of Stanley and Stanley Market, famous for its clothes, furniture, souvenirs and great, inexpensive knock-offs of designer goods before your transport to the airport.

Please note: There are 3 steps to board and disembark the sampan which does not accommodate wheelchairs.

price $179
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

sightseeing

boating
Hong Kong Highlight Tour with Hotel Transfer
You will depart  from the pier by motor coach, accompanied by an English-speaking guide and head for Hong Kong Island crossing under Victoria Harbour by tunnel.  Head up to Victoria Peak by funicular tram for a breathtaking view of the harbor and Kowloon. You’ll drive past Repulse Bay to the southern side of the island, with panoramic views of one of Hong Kong’s most popular and beautiful beaches, along with the beautiful hotel that has long been a landmark. Next, you will continue to Aberdeen where fishermen and their families live on thousands of junks and sampans. Enjoy a 20-minute sampan ride here, and a brief stop at one of the city’s jewelry workshops for you to see the wonderful craftsmanship of their goods. Refreshments are offered in the exclusive showroom. Continue to the small village of Stanley and Stanley Market, famous for its clothes, furniture, souvenirs and great, inexpensive knock-offs of designer goods before your transport to the hotel.

Please note: There are 3 steps to board and disembark the sampan which does not accommodate wheelchairs.

price $159
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