During the 6-night cruise, the boat sails around Sebayur, Mesa, Kalong, Padar, Komodo, Pink Beach, Manta Point, Siaba, Gili Lawa, and Crystal Rock. Swim with turtles and dolphins in Komodo National Park.
Day 1: Cross the island of Mesa with its traditional fishing villages, meet the locals and buy freshly caught lobsters from the fishermen. Sebayur Island offers an amazing diversity of colourful coral reefs and fish. On Kalong Island, see over 5,000 flying fox bats emerging from their nests to fly to Flores in search of fruit.
Day 2: Rinca Island is home to 1,800 Komodo dragons, a prehistoric species native to Komodo National Park. After lunch, visit the magnificent Manta Point.
Day 3: Trekking on Komodo Island to approach the dragons. In the afternoon, relax at Pink Beach where the boat will drop anchor for the night.
Day 4: Gili Lawa Laut is a renowned diving spot, where one might encounter large fish, manatees, rays, sharks, schools of jacks, and more. This area is like a lake in the sea and offers the opportunity for all kinds of land and water-based activities.
Day 5: Swim with turtles and dolphins at Gili Lawa Darat, and see Crystal Rock, home to sharks and manatees.
Day 6 : Sebayur Kecil is the perfect place for snorkelling.
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Straddled between Bali and Sumbawa, and forming part of the Lesser Sunda Islands, Lombok’s pristine white sand beaches and warm turquoise waters gleam. Located just minutes from Lombok, the Gili Islands are a famous haven for diving and snorkelling enthusiasts, filled with reefs teeming with soft coral and marine life. Climb to the summit of Indonesia’s second highest volcano and rapture in the breathtaking scenic views at Rinjani National Park. Lombok has a wealth of waterfalls and natural springs, too including Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep Waterfall. Other activities comprise: surfing, spear fishing, kayaking, golf, yoga, and bike riding.
Explore the city of Mataram on a cidomo (horse drawn cart) to see the sites and traditional markets known as pasar. Witness Sasak life and Lombok weaving in the traditional villages Sade and Rambitan. Take an intriguing Indonesia cookery class, or learn how to prepare traditional djamoe healing drinks made with different herbs and spices. For something even more native, visitors can study how frothy local red sugar palm tree wine (tuak) is made from local villagers. Gendang beleg (drum and dance), pearl cultivation and terracotta classes are other possibilities. Where time stands still—Lombok.