14 days

Sail the East Indies

Sail the East Indies

Batur Volcano

Gili Nanggu

Ubud

Gili Islands

Komodo National Park

Satonda reef

Trip rating
  • The Komodo dragon is perhaps one of Mother Nature's most incredible creations. While sailing around the majestic isles of the East Indies, spotting these creatures will become an obsession. Guided by the wind, cutting across the ocean, landing on isolated and blissful islands. There's very little not to like.

    Why we love it

    • Spend 9 days sailing in beautiful pristine waters, snorkelling, swimming and lazing on gorgeous beaches.
    • Visit local villages and see special cultural performances.
    • Observe some of the native wildlife on treks through the island wilderness, you will even spy a famed Komodo dragon.
    • Discover the beautiful and tranquil surrounds of Ubud.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Sanur

    • You will be met and transferred to your hotel upon arrival.
    • There will be a welcome meeting at 6 pm, where you will be briefed about the adventure to come. Until the meeting you are free to explore on your own.
    Parigata Resort or similar, Sanur

    Day 2 - Amed

    • You will be transferred from Sanur to Amed this morning, where the cruise ship awaits you. The drive will take around two hours, but it is beautiful and peaceful.
    • You will board the ship upon arrival in Amed and be given the chance to settle in to your new home.
    • The ship will embark on its journey by first crossing the Lombok Strait. This crossing is significant due to its ecological import; it marks a distinct difference in the flora and fauna between east and west.
    • Your first stop will be at one of the Gili islands, where you can enjoy snorkelling, swimming and lazing at the beach, before re-boarding the boat and continuing on your north-easterly passage towards Sumbawa overnight.
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 3 - Bajo village and Moyo Island

    • Your first stop of the day will be at Pulau Bungin, which houses a small settlement of sea-gypsies. You will have the chance to stroll the narrow streets and see the local houses that perch on stilts. They will be underwater during a spring tide.
    • You will also see traditional cultural show here of music and dance.
    • From Pulau Bungin, you will continue on to Pulau Moyo, where again you will have the chance to relax, snorkel and swim in idyllic surrounds.
    • Overnight, the ship will continue on to the east of Sumbawa.
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 4 - Banta

    • Arriving on the northeast coast of Sumbawa, you will visit a tiny settlement called Wera, famous for its boatbuilding. You will have the chance to see the craft in various stages of construction – you might notice that the boats are built in a similar fashion to the Phinisi boats in Sulawesi.
    • Afterwards, you will stroll through the local village, where you can meet the friendly locals.
    • The journey will continue to the island of Banta, situated within the Komodo National Park.
    • This is a totally untouched gem, a little piece of paradise - it is the perfect place for snorkeling and swimming, and a restful night’s sleep.
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 5 - Komodo

    • You will awake anchored just off Komodo Island today, the biggest of the 80 islands in the Komodo National Park.
    • You will visit the island, where you will go on a trek where and hopefully see wild boar, deer, birds and the famed Komodo dragon.
    • From here you will continue on to pink beach, named as such thanks to the pink hue in the sand. It has a beautiful variety of coral and colourful aquatic life. The ideal place to snorkel and enjoy a relaxing time on the beach.
    • After lunch, you will set sail towards the west of Flores, where you will anchor for the night in the bay of Labuhan Bajo.
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 6 - Labuhan Bajo

    • You will arrive in Labuhan Bajo in the morning, where you will go ashore to visit a local village. Here you will have the opportunity to see the renowned caci (whip) dance – for which the Manggarai district of Flores enjoys national fame.
    • At midday you will depart so you can explore some nearby islands for some more snorkelling, swimming and beach time.
    • As the sun sets you will head on towards Rinca and anchor in the bat of Loh Buaya.
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 7 - Komodo National Park - Rinca island

    • Shortly after sunrise you will go ashore on Rinca Island. Accompanied by a ranger, you will hike for about two to three hours in open savannah, where you will be likely to spot a few wild beasts such as deer, wild buffalo and monkey.
    • The ranger will show you the dens and nests of the Komodo dragons and you will learn a lot more about this mysterious creature.
    • In the course of the afternoon you will also visit Gili Lawa, the northernmost island in the park – so you can enjoy some more snorkeling, and also hike to the island’s summit and enjoy a last look over the 80 islands of the Komodo Archipelago and the mainland of Flores. As the sun sets you will continue on a westerly course away from the island.
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 8 - Satonda island

    • You will visit Satonda today, the top of an extinct volcano, just to the north of Tambora. (Tambora is well known for its eruption in 1815, which caused a year where the world experienced no summer).
    • On Satonda you will visit the Crater Lake in the center of the island and explore the reefs at the front of it.
    • Around lunchtime you will sail on to Moyo, or as far as Kromo Island if time allows, and enjoy sunset and dinner before leaving toward east Lombok.
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 9 - East Lombok

    • Docked in Labuhan Lombok, in the east of Lombok, you will board a local coach after breakfast for a tour to the interior of east Lombok, an area untouched by the crowds.
    • You will visit a pottery village, attend a local dance performance, and enjoy a real Sasak (indigenous people of Lombok) lunch on the way.
    • After re- embarkation you will move on to the small island of Kondo, where you’ll visit a coral conservation project, have a refreshing swim, and snorkel so you can inspect the local reef.
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 10 - Gili Nanggu - Ubud

    • The last day of the cruise starts with a relaxing morning on a desert beach at Gili Nanggu (just off the coast of southwest Lombok). While snorkeling, local fish will actually come up to you. Before lunch, you will depart for the six hour sail back to Bali.
    • In Serangan (Turtle Island) in eastern Bali, you will disembark and say goodbye to the crew. A local guide, who will accompany you to Ubud in the coming days, will welcome you here.
    Breakfast | Lunch

    Day 11 - Ubud

    • Today you will see the spiritual side of Bali in depth.
    • The tour will start with creating an offering, called Canang in Bali.
    • This offering will be taken to the temples, where you will ask the permission of the gods to enter the temple.
    • The guide will explain the offering and the way to pray before you take the holy bath to purify yourself.
    • At Gunung Kawi you will see beautiful rice fields and the carved façade dating back to the 11th century - 200 concrete steps will take you back down to the river where the Kings tombs, commemorating the Udayana Kingdom, and the temple can be found.
    • The guide will lead you on small rice field paths surrounding the complex before walking up the steps again.
    • You will driver further north to Kintamani. On a clear day you can see the Crater Lake and the Batur volcano from one of the restaurants located on the old outer rim.
    • In the afternoon you will return to Ubud.
    • Every evening there are dance performances held at several stages in Ubud. You have the option to visit one of these performances today.
    Breakfast

    Day 12 - Ubud-Blimbing

    • You will leave Ubud and drive to the area of Tabanan today.
    • You will be welcomed at a small Balinese village. The villagers will take you around to see the local school (outside of school holidays) and you will have the chance to interact with the school children.
    • At the village compound you will observe how the Balinese live with their extended families, and witness their daily activities.
    • Next you will be taken to the rice fields and learn a lot about the agriculture of the area. You will be invited to try the planting of rice and preparing the fields. After a local lunch at the home of your host, you will leave the friendly village and continue to Blimbing.
    • You will have time to relax in this beautiful spot surrounded by nature. The Blimbing area with its unique landscape and agreeable temperatures (25 degrees Celsius) is extremely suitable for all kinds of outdoor activities like hiking and biking.
    Breakfast

    Day 13 - Blimbing-Ubud

    • Today your guide will take you on a one-and-a-half hour hike around Blimbing. The Blimbing area is famous for its beautiful scenery and offers a variety of fascinating walks and treks.
    • Blimbing is surrounded by tropical rainforest, rice terraces and farms producing traditional commodities such as cloves, coffee, vanilla and a lot more. Visitors are welcome to explore this delightful microcosm of traditional Bali.
    • Around midday you will drive back to the coast to where your trip started two weeks ago, at the pretty beaches of Sanur. You will spend the last night of your trip here.
    Parigata Resort or similar, Sanur
    Breakfast

    Day 14 - Sanur

    • Your trip will come to an end today after breakfast. There is no airport transfer included, but one can be arranged if you so desire.
    Breakfast
  • What to Know

    What's Included

    • Peregrine tour leader
    • 9-day cruise with experienced cruise director and shore excursions
    • Arrival transfer
    • Meals: 13 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 8 dinners.
    • Accommodation: 8 nights boat, 5 nights hotel

    Not Included

    • Departure taxes, visas, insurance, other meals, drinks, optional additional tours or activities during free time, tips and items of a personal nature
    • Visas
    • Insurance
    • Other meals
    • Drinks
    • Optional additional tours or activities during free time
    • Tips
    • Items of a personal nature

    Safety Information

    It is recommended that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information prior to your departure.Peregrine strongly recommends the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe-keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. Please leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Most of our hotels will have a safety deposit box, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.

    Your leader will accompany you on all included activities, however during your trip you'll have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your group leader will assist you with the available options in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your itinerary, and Peregrine makes no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgement when selecting an activity in your free time. Please also note that your group leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it's deemed necessary due to safety concerns.

    FIRE PRECAUTIONS: Please be aware that local laws governing tourism facilities in this region differ from those in your home country and not all the accommodation which we use has a fire exit, fire extinguishers or smoke alarms.

    TRAFFIC AND DRIVING CONDITIONS: Depending on where you come from please note that drivers in this part of the world may drive on the opposite side of the road from what you are used to. Look both ways before crossing any road. Be aware that traffic can be a little more chaotic than you might be used to at home.

    PETTY THEFT AND PERSONAL SAFETY: While travelling there is always the risk of pick-pocketing and petty theft, particularly in the more touristy cities. We recommend that you exercise caution when walking alone at night and encourage you to walk together and only on main, well-lit thoroughfares. Be particularly vigilant on public transport. Simple measures like carrying your day pack on your front, not hanging your bag over the back of your chair and wearing a money belt will reduce any chance that your valuables should go missing.

    SWIMMING POOLS: You may stay at hotels with unfenced pools and no life guard on duty.

    BALCONIES: Some hotel balconies don't meet western standards in terms of the width of the balcony fence being narrower than 10cm.

    SEAT BELTS: Please be aware that local laws governing transportation safety may differ from those in the western world or from your home country and not all the transport which we use provides seat belts.

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