Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Maumere, Indonesia
None Dinner

Start the tour off by boarding a luxurious cruise ship in Maumere. Set sail and enjoy a stunning sunset from the deck before cruising overnight to the island of Kumba. Relax onboard and spend the night gazing at millions of twinkling stars.


Day 2
Kumba, Indonesia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Begin the day by anchoring at Kumba Island, which is home to an active volcano. Head to shore and take a stroll through one of the gorgeous pebble beaches. Next, grab your snorkel and dive under the sea to see beautiful coral reefs and exotic schools of fish. After, head back to the ship and sail overnight to the island of Alor.


Day 3
Kalabahi, Indonesia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Arrive in Kebola Bay in the early morning and make your way to the scenic town of Kalabahi. Enjoy hiking through the lush hills and forests in Kalabahi and continue until you reach the traditional village of Takpala. Here, you’ll spend the rest of the day learning about Indonesian life and culture. In the late afternoon, return to the cruise and spend the night at anchor.


Day 4
Pura, Indonesia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, visit the picturesque islands of Pura and Ternate. Enjoy a day of beachcombing and take a dip in the cool turquoise water. Dolphins are extremely common in this area and there is a good chance you’ll see these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.


Day 5
Watubalu, Indonesia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Feel the wind in your hair and spend the day sailing to the island of Watubalu. After arriving on its shore, journey through the jungle and enjoy a nature hike through the pristine island. Here, you’ll see wild deer and a variety of other exciting wildlife.


Day 6
Lembata, Indonesia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Arrive on Lembata Island in the morning and head to Lamalerap, a traditional hunting village. Here, you’ll witness a community whose livelihoods depend on the sea. Fishermen practise whaling in the area and you’ll see them busy at work in their tiny sailboats. In the evening, take in another beautiful sunset while the cruise sails around the island.


Day 7
Maumere, Indonesia
Waienga Bay
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend the day discovering the natural wonders of Waienga Bay. On shore, admire the mighty Ile Api volcano and take a stroll through villages untouched by the modern world. These villages are famous for Ikat, a unique dyeing process used to pattern textiles. After, head back to the ship and enjoy one last overnight sail back to Maumere.


Day 8
Maumere, Indonesia
None Breakfast

Arrive in Maumere in the early morning and depart the cruise ship. Here, we’ll wish you farewell and are more than happy to assist you with your next travel plans. For the remainder of the day, we recommend relaxing at the beach. Maumere is home to many vibrant coral gardens, which are perfect for snorkeling or scuba diving. For the thrill-seeking adventurer, consider renting a jet ski or banana boat, which will allow you to speed through crystal blue waters.


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VIP Arrival

The following VIP services are complimentary for all Virtuoso guests upon arrival at participating airports.

  • Meet and greet as you disembark the aircraft
  • Luggage assistance
  • Escort through immigration and customs formalities
  • Escort to your private guide

Further services may be available, contingent upon individual airport regulations. Please enquire for further details.

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Description

Enjoy life at sea and visit the stunning islands of Indonesia on this exciting eight-day cruise. Take the road less travelled and set sail to the island of Kumba. Here you’ll come face-to-face with untouched coral reefs and bright schools of fish while snorkeling. Next, visit the traditional village of Takpala, where you’ll learn about local Indonesian life and culture. Continue to the stunning island of Watubalu and hike through its rugged landscape. Be sure to keep your eyes open for wild deer and other exotic wildlife. Finish the tour in Waienga Bay and admire the mighty Ile Api volcano. While you’re here, take a stroll through nearby villages and learn about the art of Ikat, a unique dyeing technique used to color textiles.


Highlights

  • Dive under the sea and witness beautiful coral reefs and tropical fish on Kumba Island

  • Hike through the lush jungles of Watubalu Island and see exotic wildlife

  • Explore the traditional villages in Waienga Bay and experience local Indonesian life

About Us

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Refund Policy
  • Fully refundable, less a 15% of total trip price cancellation fee, if cancelled 91 days or more before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
  • 50% of total trip price refundable if cancelled 30-90 days before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
  • No refund less than 30 days before departure

  • Please note that some vendors have onerous cancellation policies with substantial penalties for changes where funds paid are non-refundable


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By: Squash1


Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2013

excellent at making sure everything is taken care of...personal cell phone contact appreciated and very customized orientation...also very nice
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush

Excellent package

By: Mike53-Birmingham


Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2013

Shangri La Rasa Ria Resort in Kota Kinabalu was fantastic as was the Kinabatangan River Resort. Raimie our guide was first-rate!
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Barth

Perfect

By: Dustin and Eli


Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2018

Remote Lands coordinated our trip and made the experience worry-free. All of our transfers and guides were on time, professional, kind and even went above and beyond when a couple of unexpected needs arose. Thank you!
Travel Advisor:  Geraldine Hasting

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By: Cindi


Reviewed on: 29 Mar 2018

Wonderful experience! This was my daughter’s senior trip prior to going away to college and it was everything I’d hoped it would be. Great guide, driver, travel agent, etc. Overall a very positive experience!!
Travel Advisor:  Deanna Byrd

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By: Mike


Reviewed on: 18 May 2018

we had to different tour guides, both were just excellent and well worth the money definitely made the trip more memorable
Travel Advisor:  Jason Swaye

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By: Joel and Kathy


Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2018

The Remote Lands Guides were excellent. The cars used for transportation were roomy and clean. The hotels were 5 star and their attention to detail was over the top. There was only perfection from the people we met and it was also comforting to know that our trip was being carefully monitored by Remote Lands supervisors every step of the way. We would recommend Remote Lands to anyone needing exceptional service in Asia.
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