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Exploring the Indonesian Archipelago (Benoa - Cairns)

15 days with Ponant   Rating: Deluxe

Itinerary
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Day 1 Benoa (Bali) (INDONESIA)
Embarkation from 14h30 to 15h30. Departure at 16h00.
 
Day 2 Pulau Banta Komodo National Park (INDONESIA)
 
Day 3 Pulau Rinca Komodo National Park (INDONESIA)
 
Day 4 Kalabahi, Alor (INDONESIA)
 
Day 5 At sea 
 
Day 6 Banda Neira (Molukkas) (INDONESIA)
 
Day 7 Kei Islands, Maluku (INDONESIA)
 
Day 8 Triton Bay (INDONESIA)
 
Day 9 At sea 
 
Day 10 Agats (INDONESIA)
 
Day 11 At sea 
 
Day 12 Thursday Island (AUSTRALIA)
 
Day 13 At sea 
 
Day 14 Lizard Island (AUSTRALIA)
 
Day 15 Cairns (AUSTRALIA)
Disembarkation at 07h00.
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All This Included

PONANT invites you to enjoy an unforgettable experience with this exciting itinerary into the heart of Indonesia’s most beautiful islands.   

Departing from Bali, set sail aboard Le Lapérouse on a 15-day expedition cruise to Cairns.  

From the ‘Island of Gods’, head to mysterious Komodo, a small wild island whose national park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is home among other things to the famous Komodo dragons, gigantic monitor lizards that can grow more than 3 metres long, that you will be able to see in their natural environment. 

Then follow in the footsteps of the traders who used to take the Spice Route in the past, to the Maluku Islands. These small tropical islands that get very few visitors offer fine possibilities for swimming and have strong historic interest, particularly Banda Neira, with its Dutch colonial buildings.

Further east, you will visit villages of thatched houses in the Asmat region, one of the most isolated in the world, with deeply-rooted traditions and ancestor worship that is still very much alive.

Le Lapérouse will finally reach Australia via the legendary Cape York, to finish on a high note exploring Lizard Island, an island with exceptional marine life, from multicoloured coral to giant clams.

  • Port and safety charges
  • Open bar
  • Gratuities
  • Your cruise including all meals from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation
  • Welcome aboard and captain’s cocktail parties, gala dinner
  • Mineral water, tea, filter coffee, white, red and rosé wines served with meals
  • 24 hour room service (selected menu)
  • Evening entertainments and events, and/or organised shows
  • Porterage from the quayside to the ship and vice versa
  • English-speaking guest-speaker (when applicable)
Highlights
  • Zodiac® outings & shore visits with your expedition team.
  • UNESCO site: Komodo National park.
  • Alor Island, formerly the Lesser Sunda Islands, with traditional fishing and the weaving of ikats.
  • The Malukus, the paradisiacal Spice Islands.
  • Discover the Asmat region and its small traditional villages, inhabitants and warrior ceremonies.
  • Cape York, the northernmost point of the Australian continent, which is very hard to reach apart from by sea.
  • Lizard Island, snorkelling the coral reefs of Watson’s Bay.
Accommodations
Cruising: Standard cabin onboard Le Lapérouse
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Fares may be subject to a fuel adjustment.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.