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 Intrepid on a small-ship adventure cruise to some of the most enchanting isles of the Indonesian archipelago: the tiny twin paradises of Bedil & kenawa, the incredible crater lake of Satonda, unspoiled Banta, Komodo dragon-filled Rinca, and quiet Moyo, where hidden cascades lie in wait. Before returning to Bali, 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 adventure cruise is Indonesian island-hopping at its finest.

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Terms & Conditions

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

Why you'll 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.

Boats

Panorama II Adventure Cruising

Panorama II

For all our cruises in Asia and select departures in Greece, your home at sea is the M/S Panorama II.

Itinerary

Om Swastiastu! Welcome to Bali. You can arrive at any time today and one of our transfer representatives will collect you from the airport and take you to your hotel.
Accommodation
  • The Vira Bali Hotel, or similar (1 night)
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Special Information
If you have prebooked a complimentary airport arrival transfer upon arrival at Bali please make your way to the Golden Bird Lounge after clearing immigration. After you exit customs walk to the Golden Bird Lounge which is on the right side (around 50 meters from where you exit customs). The Golden Bird lounge is before the area where all the drivers are waiting.
This morning after breakfast at the hotel, you will go to a local family home in Jimbaran, where you will have the opportunity to learn how to make traditional Balinese offerings for a few hours. After this you will head to a classic Balinese Restaurant by the beach, where you can enjoy lunch and have some free time for a swim at the beach. Towels and showers will be available to use, before transferring to Port Benoa this afternoon and boarding the vessel at 4pm. Meet your two local leaders, attend a welcome meeting and a get briefed on safety, then set sail at around 5.30pm. Enjoy a welcome dinner on board the ship with your leaders and fellow travellers, before spending the night at sea.
Accommodation
  • M/Y Panorama II (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Welcome Dinner
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Today you’ll arrive at Kenawa Island at about 9.30am and take a zodiac to shore. You’ll have the option of going on a 30-minute walk up a steep, sandy cliff to a look-out point with stunning views of the surrounding islands and clear waters. Otherwise, feel free to relax and enjoy the beach for the entire morning. For lunch, the crew will be cooking a beach barbecue, right on the sand. After lunch, you’ll sail for another two and a half hours to Bedil Island. Here you’ll have the chance to use the kayaks, stand up paddleboards and snorkels before watching the sunset from between the coconut trees and then heading back to the boat for dinner. Spend the night at anchor.
Accommodation
  • M/Y Panorama II (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Kayaking
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding
  • Fishing from the Panorama II
  • Snorkelling
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Arrive at Satonda Island just before 9am. You will be given the choice between taking a hike or spending the whole morning swimming in the volcanic crater lake that the island is known for. The hike will take about 90 minutes in total and is steep and slippery in parts – but the views of the lake and the local fruit bats who live deeper on the island make it worth the effort. If you choose to partake in the hike, you will still have about an hour to swim in the lake afterwards. Return to the boat for lunch and then you can spend the afternoon either relaxing on the boat or back on the beach at Satonda Island before starting an overnight sail at about 5pm towards Banta Island.
Accommodation
  • M/Y Panorama II (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Satonda Island Crater walk
  • Fishing from the Panorama II
  • Snorkelling
  • Kayaking
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Arrive in Banta Island first thing 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. Return to the boat for lunch and then have the option of staying and enjoying the comforts on board or heading back to the beach for more water activities. In the early hours of the next morning you will set sail for Rinca Island, one of the larger islands within the spectacular Komodo National Park.
Accommodation
  • M/Y Panorama II (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Beach BBQ
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Fishing from the Panorama II
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Arrive at Rinca Island in the morning and 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, you’ll head back to the boat for lunch and then set sail for Padar Island, home of Pink Beach. Spend the afternoon on the glowing pink sand or enjoy the spectacular snorkelling before returning to the boat for an overnight sail to Moyo Island.
Accommodation
  • M/Y Panorama II (1 night)
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 one 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 Mata Jitu Waterfall for a cooling swim in its natural pool. The walk to the waterfall takes about four hours round trip and is largely on a hilly, unmade road. If you’d rather take it easy, you’re welcome to explore the village yourself or spend some time at the local beach bar until the group return and you head back to the boat. After dinner on board, set sail towards Lombok, the sleepy giant that lies to the east of Bali. .
Accommodation
  • M/Y Panorama II (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Moyo Island Village Walk
Optional Activities
  • Moyo Island Diwe Mbai Waterfall visit - Free
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
On the walk to Mata Jitu Waterfall you may be offered a ride on the back of a motor bike by the local villagers. We do not recommend taking up this offer as we cannot guarantee the safety of this activity and it may not be covered by your travel insurance.
Arrive at the port of Bangsal in Lombok first thing in the morning and transfer into private mini-vans. You’ll drive for one and a half to two hours before you reach Sukarara Village in Lombok, where you’ll be treated to a traditional Gandeng Beleq dance performance. This village is known for its weaving, so take note of the beautiful handmade costumes the performers are wearing. Then you’ll have the chance to learn more about the art of weaving and have a chance to purchase some of the items including clothes, bags and tablecloths. From here you’ll drive to Bonjeruk Village. You’ll be greeted by the villagers who will cook an amazing buffet of local food for you to enjoy for lunch among the picturesque rice paddies. You’ll have a chance to learn more about how your visit supports the livelihood of the villagers, by providing the locals with jobs such as tour guides and cooks for the day. After lunch, you’ll take a guided walk of the village and the locals will teach you about the different roles the various families all have, including rice harvesters, coffee roasters and weavers. After this you’ll make the trip back to port and transfer back to the Panorama II, for a final dinner with your fellow shipmates on board.
Accommodation
  • M/Y Panorama II (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Pura Batu Bolong Temple visit
  • Lombok Sarong weaving workshop
  • Lombok rice paddy walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
After an early arrival in Bali, farewell your shipmates, as the adventure ends after breakfast. The crew on the boat can help you arrange a taxi to your next destination from Port Benoa if you require one.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners

Transport

Small cruise ship, Zodiac, Bus

Accommodation

Hotel (1 night), Small cruise ship (7 nights)

Included activities

  • Welcome Dinner
  • Kayaking
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding
  • Fishing from the Panorama II
  • Snorkelling
  • Satonda Island Crater walk
  • Beach BBQ
  • Komodo National Park walk & swim
  • Rinca Island Komodo dragon walk with ranger guide
  • Moyo Island Village Walk
  • 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).

FELLOW TRAVELLERS
This trip is run by our sister company, Peregrine Adventures. Your group will be a mixture of Intrepid booked passengers and other international like-minded travellers from Peregrine.

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