Discover the spectacular sun-kissed isles tucked away east of Bali

There’s no question that Bali’s a beauty, but just beyond Indonesia’s popular holiday island there’s a vast new world to explore. Join Peregrine on a small-ship adventure cruise to some of the most enchanting isles of the Indonesian archipelago: the tiny twin paradises of Saringi and Karamat, the incredible crater lake of Satonda, unspoiled Banta, Komodo dragon-filled Rinca, and quiet Moyo, where hidden cascades lie in wait. Before returning to Kuta, stop on Lombok proper for a taste of traditional life on the mainland around gorgeous Senggigi Beach. With the comfort of four-star accommodation and the mobility of small ship, this Peregrine adventure cruise is Indonesian island-hopping at its finest.


Start
Kuta, Indonesia
Finish
Kuta, Indonesia
Country
Indonesia
Style
Comfort
Theme
Adventure Cruising
Code
TTMI
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 48

Why we love this trip

  • Visit a selection of remote and seldom visited islands – not only Rinca and Satonda Islands, but little gems such as Banta Island, whose beaches are usually totally deserted

  • Make the most of magnificent snorkelling opportunities, keeping your eyes peeled for tropical fish and Indonesia’s famous sea turtles

  • Escape the tourists of Komodo Island by visiting Rinca Island, where Komodo dragon-spotting is a much more natural experience

  • Unwind with a dip in Satonda Island’s incredible crater lake – just one of many superb natural wonders to be found in this rambling archipelago

  • As well as visiting Senggigi Beach, witness the age-old traditional of Indonesian sarong weaving and take a hike to see rural life unfold along the rice fields

Is this trip right for you?

  • This is a small ship adventure cruise, which means you’ll be sailing on a yacht with 30–50 other people. The boat is spacious and comfortable, but it focuses more on the destination than on-board activities. Instead of a pool, we have the sea itself. Instead of a casino, we’ve got board games and a good book. There’s also no formal dress code to worry about. Wi-Fi is available for a small charge.

  • Our ship moves under engine power, rather than sailing, so all cabins will experience light engine noise when the ship is moving (and occasionally when we drop anchor). It’s probably worth packing earplugs if you’re a light sleeper.

  • If you’re concerned about seasickness, there are seasickness tablets on-board. The ship will experience some roll and pitch in choppy conditions, however all of our ships come equipped with stabilisers to minimise movement. Most of our departures run in peak season, when the seas are calmer. Your crew will do all they can to minimise any discomfort.

  • There are no lifts (elevators) on-board our ships, so you’ll have to navigate a few steep flights of stairs. Handrails are always available.

  • This trip is very much focused around marine activities so confidence in the water will allow you to make the most of the snorkelling opportunities. Flotation aids will be available as well as kayaks and stand up paddleboards and plenty of time to just enjoy the small ship cruising life.

Itinerary

Om Swastiastu! Welcome to Bali. The adventure begins from Port Benoa, near Kuta, and embarkation is at 4 pm. Meet your leader, attend a welcome meeting and a get briefed on safety, then set sail for Saringi, departing at 6 pm. The night is spent at sea.
Included Activities
  • Welcome Dinner
Meals Included
  • Dinner
Arrive at Saringi Island at around 9 am. Your time today is split between the beautiful Saringi and Keramat islands, which are uninhabited and lie adjacent to each other. Travelling by tender, take a transfer over to these islands and enjoy a day of beach activities. Swimming, snorkelling, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding is all in a day's work in this little slice of paradise. Alongside Satonda and Moyo islands, this is one of the best places for snorkelling in the area.
Included Activities
  • Kayaking from the Panorama II
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding from the Panorama II
  • Fishing from the Panorama II
  • Snorkelling from the Panorama II
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Depart Keramat island 7 am and sail to Satonda island, which should take around five hours. Sure to be one of the highlights of the itinerary, this destination takes its name from its dormant volcano which has an extraordinary crater lake in its centre. Take a short walk to the lake and enjoy a refreshing dip there. Perhaps take the optional walk from there to a lookout located high on the island – definitely a good choice for any photographers in the group. As the day draws to a close, catch the sunset, then leave Satonda at 8 pm and sail overnight to Banta Island.
Included Activities
  • Satonda Island Crater walk
  • Fishing from the Panorama II
  • Snorkelling from the Panorama II
  • Kayaking from the Panorama II
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding from the Panorama II
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Arrive in Banta Island in the morning. This spot is largely uninhabited and seldom visited, so there's a good chance it will be just you and your fellow travellers here to enjoy it for yourselves. There's an optional hike to partake in if you're feeling active. Lunch today will be in classic island style – a barbecue on the beach. In the late evening, set sail to Rinca Island, one of the larger islands within the spectacular Komodo National Park.
Included Activities
  • Beach BBQ
  • Kayaking from the Panorama II
  • Snorkelling from the Panorama II
  • Fishing from the Panorama II
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Join local rangers for a walk, heading out in search of the famous Komodo dragons in their natural habitat. Rinca is far less touristy than Komodo Island, so dragon spotting here is less staged and more natural. These captivating creatures are often much larger than they look in pictures, sometimes growing to as long as three metres. After an active morning, the group will find a quiet beach for a swim and some time to relax. Afterwards, sail overnight to Moyo Island.
Included Activities
  • Komodo National Park walk & swim
  • Rinca Island Komodo dragon walk with ranger guide
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Arrive in Moyo Island in the late morning. This usually hard-to-access spot is another fine example of Indonesia's smaller, forest-clad isles. It's not hard to see why Lady Diana dropped anchor here for a holiday in 1993. After lunch, walk to a local village and continue with village guides to the Diwe Mbai waterfall for a cooling swim in its natural pool. After dinner on board, set sail towards Lombok, the sleepy giant that lies to the east of Bali.
Included Activities
  • Moyo Island Village Walk
  • Moyo Island Diwe Mbai Waterfall visit
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Dropping anchor in Bangsal, visit local sarong weavers to see how this traditional Indonesian garment is still made the old fashioned way. Embark on a hike through rice paddies, where rural life ticks by at a relaxed pace. With some free time at beautiful Sengiggi beach, seek out some lunch in one of the many local warungs (small local eateries). Afterwards, it's off to visit a nearby Hindu temple, Pura Batu Bolong. Though it's fairly small, the temple strikes an impressive pose against its ocean backdrop. Afterwards, return to the boat for a leisurely farewell dinner, and sail overnight to Bali.
Included Activities
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Pura Batu Bolong Temple visit
  • Lombok Sarong weaving workshop
  • Lombok rice paddy walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
After an early arrival in Bali, farewell your shipmates as the adventure ends after breakfast.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners

Transport

Small cruise ship, zodiac, bus

Accommodation

Small cruise ship 7 nights

Included activities

  • Welcome Dinner
  • Kayaking from the Panorama II
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding from the Panorama II
  • Fishing from the Panorama II
  • Snorkelling from the Panorama II
  • Satonda Island Crater walk
  • Beach BBQ
  • Komodo National Park walk & swim
  • Rinca Island Komodo dragon walk with ranger guide
  • Moyo Island Village Walk
  • Moyo Island Diwe Mbai Waterfall visit
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Pura Batu Bolong Temple visit
  • Lombok Sarong weaving workshop
  • Lombok rice paddy walk

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Important notes

BOOKING CONDITIONS
Adventure Cruising trips have a deposit of A$600 per person (different amounts apply in other currencies) and the balance is due 90 days before departure.
If a booking is cancelled 90 days or more before departure - the cancellation fee is the full loss of the deposit paid.
If a booking is cancelled between 89 and 31 days before departure - the cancellation fee is 50% of the total booking cost, or the deposit, whichever is greater.
if a booking is cancelled 30 days or less prior to departure - the cancellation fee is 100% of the total price of the voyage.
Other fees may apply for air tickets and other arrangements booked in conjunction with a voyage.

SINGLE TRAVELLERS
Rooming on this trip is twin-share. Single travellers will share a Twin room with another traveller of the same gender. If you’d prefer not to share, a single cabin supplement is available at an additional charge.
Please note, it is not possible to share with a stranger in any double cabin category (as bedding in these cabins is one double bed).

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