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Expeditionary Educational Cruise for 2015

A SPECIAL PROGRAM IS BEING DEVELOPED NOW FOR 2015, FOR THOSE THAT ENJOY LUXURY CRUISING WITH A TONE OF EDUCATIONAL LECTURING. THIS PROGRAM WILL VISIT ALL THE EASTERN PART OF INDONESIA FROM BALI TO RAJA AMPAT.

THE PROGRAM IS SECHEUDLED FOR OCTOBER 2015

10 COUPLES ONLY

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INDONESIAN 30 Day EXPEDITION ITINERARY

2 Departures Only

 The following suggested itinerary has been designed to provide targeted traveler with access to many of the regions and cultures of Indonesia, that have been, for the most part, off the standard destination list of visitors here in the Republic of Indonesia.

The overall concept of this itinerary is that of an Educational Expedition, with onboard lectures, covering Anthropology, Ornithology, Marine Biology and a wide variety of Marine Tourism Sport activities.

The following program has been designed to operate with a specialized vessel, capable of operating in Indonesian waters with a capacity of only 20 Passengers.

The targeted price for this type of cruise program is 600usd per person per day, based on DBL occupancy cabins for a total of 18,000 Euro Per Person for the 30 Day Expedition.

 

 

DAY

START

END

NM

SITES

DAY O1

BALI

MOYO

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Today you will board one of our finest Super Yachts KM Salila, you crew will provide a detailed briefing of the vessel for safety and a introduction to your crew for the next 30 days. By Mid-Day we will set sail for the Natural Paradise of Moyo Island.

DAY 02

MOYO

 

 

This morning you will be at anchor of the Moyo Island Resort with it variety of wild life and hiking trails and isolated spring feed pools. After breakfast aboard, we will trek the island and be briefed by the staff on the wild life that inhabits this special island. Once we have returned to the vessel and have dinner, we will set sail for Bima the capital of the island of Sumbawa

 

DAY 03

MOYO

BIMA

254

This morning we will be at anchor or alongside a dock of a active busy regional harbor.  Bima is an excellent example of the early Bima Kingdom the forerunner of the Sultanate of Bima. The system of government enhanced and adapted to the system prevailing in the Kingdom of Gowa. Besides Sangaji and Tureli Nggampo, well appointed Tureli (Minister), Jeneli (subdistrict), Gelara (the village). Shipping and commerce were growing rapidly. Ships and boats increased in number and quality. Follow the navigation and commerce of Gowa empire.

Enhanced security of the kingdom as well. Army and Marine facilities and armament updated. War commander held by Renda, who served as commander of the army. Navy led by an admiral who called Pabise. The work done by two brothers, managed to succeed. So at the end of the 15th century, the Kingdom of Bima Mbojo into a crowded commercial center in the eastern archipelago, besides Gowa and Ternate. At that time, the Kingdom of Bima Mbojo was a rice warehouse in addition to Lombok.

Developments in the field of literature and art and culture were quite bright. Manggampo Donggo introduces characters which learned from Gowa. It eventually became the character Mbojo alphabet. Arts and culture of Gowa studied and developed in the community. Thus, was born Mbojo cultural arts, a lot of similarities with Makassar and Bugis arts and culture.

Mbojo Bima kingdom's territory, stretching from Satonda in the west to the east of Alor and Solor. Expansion of the region conducted by La Mbila, son Bilmana. Kingdom of Bima Mbojo had its glory, continued to survive until the Sangaji Wa'a Ndapa Ma died, the son of Manggampo Donggo around the 16th century AD.

 

We will depart Bima late this evening for the Komodo National Park.

 

DAY 04

BIMA

KOMODO

54

today we will be in the Komodo National Park, where we will start to extend our stays to see in detail all these areas have to offer, for adventure and emersion oriented travelers. We Will have the Park Management brief us on the various efforts made to conserve the area and the Parks resident Biologist will explain in detail the habits of The Komodo dragon[4] (Varanus komodoensis), also known as the Komodo monitor, is a large species of lizard found in the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang, and Padar.[5] A member of the monitor lizard family (Varanidae), it is the largest living species of lizard, growing to a maximum length of 3 metres (10 ft) in rare cases and weighing up to approximately 70 kilograms (150 lb).[5]

DAY 05

KOMODO

KOMODO

 

VISITS

DAY 06

KOMODO

RINCA

5

VISITS and following dinner today, we will depart Komodo on our ways to Maumere, on the island of Flores

DAY 07

RINCA

MAUMERE

 

We will arrive in the harbor of Maumere and cars will be standing by to wisk us to the Kalimutu Volcano.

FUEL & SUPPLY

DAY 07

MAUMERE

LAMALERA

 

KALIMUTU VOLCANO

DAY 07

MAUMERE

LAMALERA

 

 

After Sun Rise on Kalimutu we will descend to Maumere and board the vessel for immediate departure and some well deserved rest.

DAY 08

LAMALERA

 

 

On arrival in Lamalera we will settle in for some true cultural emersion with this Whale Hunting Community. We will take time with the local community leaders and discuss with educators the historical process of this special culture and hear stories of folklure that surrounds their hunting of whales over many generations.

DAY 09

LAMALERA

 

 

Whale Hunters

DAY 10

LAMALERA

ALOR

200

As we travel north towards Alor or prime objective will be to see the annual Whale Migration from the Indian Ocean north to the Pacific. The peak season of this annual migration takes place during our visit.

DAY 11 *

ALOR

WETAR

 

Whale Watching

DAY 12

ALOR

WETAR

 

Whale Watching

DAY 13

WETAR

BANDANERA

300

AT SEA

DAY 14

BANDANERA

BANDA

 

In the night we arrive on Banda and we stay in the bay. In the morning we will take a walk to the forts and find other remains of the VOC time. After an interesting morning we have our lunch aboard the ship and spend the afternoon snorkeling around the beautiful reef and coral gardens at Gunung Api. Later in the afternoon we visit the nutmeg plantation.

DAY 15

BANDANERA

BANDA

 

Next on our list of interesting places is the well of Coen, Fort Hollandia and the Dutch cemetary. We will find that on Banda Besar. The population of this Island is very friendly and we stay to see how they live in their village.

DAY 16

BANDANERA

Pulau Ay

 

Pulau Ay is our next stop. Here we visit Fort Revenge and the remains of one of the biggest Dutch plantations in the area called Welvaren. We stay in the bay for the night. The next morning an original Kora-Kora, a war canoe, from the village Gunung Api joins us as we leave the bay and set sail to our next destination.

DAY 17

BANDANERA

RUN

 

We sail on to the two islands Pulau Run and Pulau Rozengain. They are unknown islands in the Archipel. Here we can go for a nice snorkeling trip or just walking around the islands and just injoy the surroundings.

DAY 18

BANDANERA

NUSA LAUT

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Beach Time and Free Trek

DAY 19 *

NUSA LAUT

SAPARUA

10

We are in the bay of Saparua with its impressive Fort Duurstede. It is restored beautifully. There is a small museum next to the fortress. The rest of the day we have time to explore this beautiful island.

DAY 20

SAPARUA

 

 

Beach Time and Free Trek

DAY 21

SAPARUA

 

 

AT SEA

DAY 22

CERAM LAUT

 

 

AT SEA

DAY 23

CERAM LAUT

MISOOL

 

CORAL & TROPICAL PARADISE

DAY 24

RAJA AMPAT

MISOOL

 

CORAL & TROPICAL PARADISE

DAY 25

RAJA AMPAT

MISOOL

 

CORAL & TROPICAL PARADISE

DAY 26 *

RAJA

AMPAT

WAIGEO

 

CORAL & TROPICAL PARADISE

DAY 27

RAJA AMPAT

WAIGEO

 

CORAL & TROPICAL PARADISE

DAY 28

RAJA

AMPAT

WAIGEO

 

CORAL & TROPICAL PARADISE

DAY 29

WAIGEO

SORONG

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DAY 30

SORONG

 

 

 END OF EXPEDITION

 

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