SMALL SHIP CRUISE
Komodo National Park – Cruise Expedition
Departing from Bali and Flores, this sensational 7-night cruise offers an in-depth exploration of the legendary Komodo National Park and Moyo Island of East Indonesia
WHAT MAKES THIS TRIP EXTRAORDINARY
Rinca and Padar Island: Discover the two key islands of the Komodo National Park.
Moyo Island and Saleh Bay: An off-the-tourist radar nature reserve with hidden rewards for the explorer.
- The best lodging available
- Gorilla, Chimpanzees and Golden Monkeys
- Close contact with local culture
- Multiple private boat excursions
- The best naturalist guides
- NPE Senior Leader with you
- Rwanda Extension with Gorillas and Golden Monkeys
- The best pricing in the market
The beauty of the Galapagos can’t be explained. Only experienced.
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Itinerary in Brief
Saturday: Benoa (Bali)
Arrive at Bali to a warm welcome. Board Aqua Blu and cruise to Moyo Island as the sun sets.
Sunday: Moyo Island
Arrive in Moyo, a remote hilly island with a handful of fishing villages. Discover wildlife en route to the spectacular waterfall at the center of the island and snorkel at the shallow Angel Reefs for an unforgettable experience.
Monday: Saleh Bay, Sumbawa
Arrive at Saleh Bay. Depending on the time of the month, you’ll have the chance to encounter friendly whale sharks up close. In the evening, witness a dramatic flight of the fruit bats at Sattonda.
Tuesday: Gili Banta, Gili Lawa
Enjoy a spectacular sunrise and breakfast with Sangeang volcano as the backdrop and arrive at Gili Banta, a remote haven for beach lovers, snorkelers, and divers alike. Or hike the Eastern Ridge for stunning views. In the afternoon, sail to Gili Lawa, an islet that features expansive beaches and shallow reefs for kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding.
Wednesday: Gili Lawa, Padar Islands
Early morning kayak from Aqua Blu over a shallow coral reef through a current-swept passage to arrive on a Gili Lawa beach. Here the guests can view Rusa Deer native to this region.
In the afternoon, arrive at the picturesque Padar Island. Hike up the savannah hill for iconic views before a sunset cocktail on the beach.
Thursday: Horseshoe Bay, Pink Beach
After a morning sailing through a spectacular sea passage, arrive in Horseshoe Bay, a dramatic curvature of land that is the remains of an ancient volcano caldera. Visit sea eagles and Komodo dragons’ favorite haunts aboard Aqua Blu’s tenders or choose to dive or swim. In the late afternoon, the iconic Pink Beach awaits. Trek, witness the flight of bats, or visit the local village. Or simply relax on the beach.
Friday: Loh Buaya, Linta Strait
Discover Komodo National Park’s largest Komodo Dragon population on land at Loh Buaya. In the afternoon discover Linta Strait, a famous spot for drift snorkeling and diving. Large pelagic fish are very common as well as manta rays, giant trevallies, and big schools of barracuda.
Saturday: Labuan Bajo
Depart Linta Strait anchorage for Labuan Bajo and disembark for your outbound flight.
One of the greatest luxury cruise expeditions in the Coral Triangle
A brand-new cruise experience in the pristine East Indonesian Archipelago, Aqua Blu is a long-range explorer yacht sailing the region’s most prized destinations, including Komodo National Park, Spice Islands, and Raja Ampat on unforgettable 7- and 12-night itineraries.
Departure Dates & Rates
15 Sep 2021
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