September 10, 2017
Written By indoexcursions
Sprawling across the equator for nearly 5,000 kilometres, the 17,000 islands of Indonesia form one of the most evocative countries on earth. On this fascinating 17-Day hosted journey, (limited to 8 participants) travellers visit the exotic islands of BALI, LOMBOK and KOMODO, exploring their azure waters, slumbering volcanoes, towering temples, lush tropical forests and untouched coastal marine habitats.
The expedition is designed exclusively for discerning travellers who are seeking a seamless and luxurious journey, filled with intellectual experiences and rich in insider experiences.
We pride ourselves on demanding only the highest calibre of service delivery, and have carefully crafted tours that include only the most outstanding accommodation partners, avoid the well-beaten path taken by traditional tour operators, and showcase a side of Indonesia you’re not likely to discover on your own.
Join us for a 17-day journey across Indonesia (limited to 8 travellers). Visit the exotic islands of BALI and LOMBOK, and sail the KOMODO ISLANDS on a luxury liveaboard sailing vessel.
We begin our journey with a 6-day exploration of the Island of BALI. For many, Bali is the very definition of a tropical paradise : magnificent vistas, looming volcanoes, lush green forests and terraced rice fields tripping down hillsides. But Bali is so much more than this.
It’s the extraordinary richness of the Balinese culture that sets it apart from any other island in the world. From the flower-petal offerings placed everywhere, to the processions of joyfully-garbed locals shutting down roads, to the elaborate temple ceremonies, to the enchanting traditional dances, to the otherworldly gamelan music played island-wide, almost everything in Bali has spiritual meaning and leaves you with a lasting impression of reverence, peace and tranquility.
After 6 Days in Bali, it will be time for a “Beach Vacation.” So, on Day 7, we’ll take a 30-minute flight to the Island of LOMBOK, where we’ll have 5 days to slow down, unwind, “chill out.”
Lombok is Bali’s neighbor to the east, and, unlike it’s superstar neighbour, it’s the island-of-choice for those seeking ‘relaxation and serenity.’ Blessed with white sandy beaches, spectacular tropical reefs, exquisite marine life, vivid sunsets, and wonderful beach resorts . . . Lombok offers everything you dreamed of when you planned your tropical holiday!
After 5 days of R&R on Lombok, we’ll take a short flight to the Island of FLORES on Day 12. There, we’ll check into a beach resort in Labuan Bajo (the Island capital) and watch the sun set over the infamous KOMODO ISLANDS just west of Flores.
Early on Day 13, we’ll head to the Labuan Bajo port and board IndoExcursions’ large and luxurious phinisi ship – a magnificent traditional Indonesian sailing vessel with “mile-high” sails. With 8 travellers onboard, a private chef and a full staff, we’ll set sail for the Komodo Islands – a World Heritage Site and home to the famed Komodo Dragon, the world’s largest monitor lizard.
For 4 glorious days, we’ll sail the azure waters of the Komodo Islands – an area boasting the greatest marine biodiversity on earth. During our voyage, you may snorkel on pristine sandy white beaches in the hope of encountering dolphins, green turtles and giant mantarays; or explore the island coasts in search of Komodo Dragons; or, if you prefer, you may spend the entire 4 days relaxing on deck with a margarita in hand. All this, whilst enjoying world-class meals and accommodations on a luxurious sailing vessel. What’s not to love?
On Day 16, upon returning from our 4-day cruise, we’ll spend a final night in Labuan Bajo, enjoying a sumptuous farewell dinner together before going our separate ways the following morning.
We hope you’ll join us for 17 days of friendship and conversation . . . and the adventure of a lifetime!