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Southeast Asia Adventure

FROM $14,795

Travel through the East Indies on an enthralling cruise as you explore relatively unknown regions, timeless traditions, extraordinary natural beauty and fascinating wildlife both above and below water.

  • DURATION 17 DAYS
  • TYPE LUXURY CRUISE JOURNEY
  • OPERATES 2 JUL 2018
  • DEPARTS Manila

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Arrive Manila

Be met on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Tonight get to know your fellow passengers at a Welcome Reception.
Stay: Manila, Fairmont Makati or similar

DAY 2 Manila, Embark Cruise

On a city tour this morning, head to Rizal Park on Roxas Boulevard and then onto Intramuros, the ‘Walled City’ of Spain’s Conquistadores. You’ll get a taste of the region with lunch in a local restaurant. This afternoon board your expedition ship.(BLD)
Stay: aboard the MS Caledonian Sky (includes one night in Torajaland)

DAY 3 Coron

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Visit the hot springs, or perhaps Kayangan Lake.

Coron will delight with its limestone cliffs and white sandy beaches.(BLD)
Stay: aboard the MS Caledonian Sky

DAY 4 Puerto Princesa

Explore Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park.(BLD)
Stay: aboard the MS Caledonian Sky

DAY 5 Sandakan

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps take a half day tour to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and the neighbouring Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre to learn about these unique species. Or perhaps take in the World War II city sights of Sandakan and visit an English teahouse.(BLD)
Stay: aboard the MS Caledonian Sky

DAY 6 Tawau

Today enjoy a tour of Tawau Tanjung Market, said to be the largest indoor market in Malaysia. Find dried and preserved food, wooden crafts, decorative hand-woven baskets and more. Browse the local batik clothing at the Pasar Gantung.(BLD)
Stay: aboard the MS Caledonian Sky

DAY 7 Kakaban

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Spend the day snorkelling over the amazing reefs in the area, or join your knowledgeable Expedition Team for a walk to Jellyfish Lake.

Discover Kakaban today, a stunningly beautiful limestone island off the coast of eastern Borneo.(BLD)
Stay: aboard the MS Caledonian Sky

DAY 8 Birahbirahan, Menumbar River

Today, enjoy a Zodiac cruise around Birahbirahan, a beautiful island. Afterwards, discover the Menumbar River by Zodiac and perhaps spot Proboscis monkeys and an incredible array of birdlife.(BLD)
Stay: aboard the MS Caledonian Sky

DAY 9 Balikpapan

Visit the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation Samboja Lestari Reserve. This sanctuary is home to some 50 Malayan sun bears and 200 orangutans.(BLD)
Stay: aboard the MS Caledonian Sky

DAY 10 Pare Pare, Torajaland

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Drive through an enchanting landscape of rice fields and local villages as you climb into the highlands of Torajaland.

EVENING DEPARTURE/OVERNIGHT

Arrive at Pare Pare in the south of Sulawesi. The Indigenous culture here has long been of great interest for Western anthropologists who travel here to study it. Tonight, enjoy a special dinner in your hotel accompanied by traditional music and dance.(BLD)
Stay: aboard the MS Caledonian Sky

DAY 11 Torajaland

Visit the Toraja’s traditional market where buffalo and pigs are sold for funerals and other ceremonies. Continue to Kete Kesu, a 400-year-old village said to have remained largely unchanged over time.(BLD)
Stay: aboard the MS Caledonian Sky

DAY 12 Sabalana Islands

Today explore the Sabalana Islands in the Flores Sea. Here, you will have the chance to take a snorkelling tour to discover the stunning marine life, relax on the white beaches and explore new frontiers as you delve into remote village life.(BLD)
Stay: aboard the MS Caledonian Sky

DAY 13 Rinca Island

Explore Rinca Island within Komodo National Park, searching for a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with Komodo dragons. Later, snorkel along Pink Beach, then conclude the day on Kaaba Island.(BLD)
Stay: aboard the MS Caledonian Sky

DAY 14 Ende, Flores Island

Explore Ende, situated on Flores Island. A fascinating place, it is known for its active volcanoes and Indigenous cultures. Later, visit the three striking crater lakes of the volcano, Mount Kelimutu.(BLD)
Stay: aboard the MS Caledonian Sky

DAY 15 Dili

Travel through coffee plantations to be met by a ritual ceremony. Visit the Australian World War II Memorial, before visiting the Timorese Resistance Archive and Museum.(BLD)
Stay: aboard the MS Caledonian Sky

DAY 16 At Sea

Perhaps take in a lecture from your Expedition Team. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner.(BLD)
Stay: aboard the MS Caledonian Sky

DAY 17 Disembark Ship, Depart Darwin

Disembark your ship and be transferred to Darwin airport.(B)

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