Komodo - Sumba - Savu - Lembata - Maumere




GIORNO 1 - -

Embarkation in Labuanbajo, West Flores. After your arrival you will first witness an unusual ancient whip fighting dance by the local Manggarai people.

GIORNO 2 - -

We visit the Komodo National Park where you will have the opportunity to encounter the famous Komodo dragons. A refreshing swim and some spectacular snorkeling are planned for the afternoon. At sunset Ombak Putih will go on a southerly course for an overnight crossing of the Sumba Strait.

GIORNO 3 - -

You will wake up in the harbor of Waingapu, in North-East Sumba, home of some of the finest weaving in Indonesia. We will visit some of the more important traditional villages such as Prailiu where ancient customs still play an essential part in daily life. Witness the production of the well-known 'ikat' weavings. These textiles are important family heirlooms and are used extensively in the traditional ceremonies. On the way back to the harbor there will be time to visit a local market and other villages. During the night we continue our voyage to the Island of Savu.

GIORNO 4 - -

We anchor in the same spot at Seba, where Captain Cook landed in 1770. Savu is an island with a very strong animistic culture and a very thin layer of Christianity. We explore the ruins of Bodo, once a fortified village and drive by truck to Mesara, to see Savu ikats in a traditional village. There, we will also try the juice of the lontar palm, a staple food on the islands. In the late afternoon we go on a Northerly course, crossing the Savu Sea to Flores.

GIORNO 5 - -

We have reached the old port of Ende, capital of Flores where we go ashore early in the morning to make the 40 kilometer trip to the stunning, three-colored crate lakes of Mount Keli Mutu, 1690 meters high and one of Indonesia’s most spectacular sights. Once we come down from the volcano, we pay a visit to a local school before returning to the vessel.
While having dinner we continue our voyage eastward again.

GIORNO 6 - -

We arrive on the South coast of Lembata to visit the traditional whale hunting village of Lamalera. Here local fishermen still practice a primitive form of whaling with small open boats. Traditional whaling is still allowed under the International Whaling Convention, the local economy depends upon whaling and it is a staple of the village. On the beach we will see the whalers preparing their small sailing craft. Each extended family owns such a boat and these are still being built without any metal screws or bolts at all

GIORNO 7 - -

We go ashore at Lewoleba and visit some villages in the authentic heartland of Lembata. After lunch on board we proceed to the North East Coast of Adonara for some swimming and snorkeling.

GIORNO 8 - -

We reach our final destination, Maumere and make a shore excursion to the village of Watublapi. Once we return to the vessel, we have our farewell dinner on board.

GIORNO 9 - -

We take you to the airport for the early morning flight back to Bali

GIORNO 10 - -

We reach Tidore, seat of Ternate’s arch-rival since time immemorial, the Sultan of Tidore. We will have a guided tour around the island. We visit the ruins of Portuguese fortresses and stop at clove and coconut plantations. We also visit the local museum in Soa Siu displaying the Sultan’s crown and other royal paraphernalia.

GIORNO 11 - -

We go ashore for a first reconnaissance of Ternate City. We meet the mixed races of the island: Malay, Chinese, Mediterranean, Melanesian, Arab, Indian, settled down one by one since the beginning of the last millennium. See the colonial warehouses at the harbour-site.
Before lunch we start an extensive guided tour around Ternate, including visits of Portuguese and Dutch fortresses (Kayu Merah, Oranye, Toloko, Kastela). We see the giant oldest clove-tree in the world (400 years old) in the shadow of its protective Kenari trees. We visit the beautiful Laguna Lotus pond supposedly inhabited by a royal crocodile, venerated by the local people. We have a picnic in the foothills of the awesome Gamalama volcano. Late afternoon we return to the Katharina to freshen up and get ready for a well-deserved dinner.

GIORNO 12 - -

We visit the ‘Kedaton’, the palace of the Sultan of Ternate. We hope to attend court-dances in the ‘pendopo’ (covered atrium). If we are lucky we may enjoy the presence of the Sultan and his family. We will be drinking tea and listen to a short introduction of the dances and the history of Ternate. We will visit the museum that is attached to the palace and displays numerous gifts from other royal families, ancient holy krisses and the world-famous ‘Mahkota’, the crown with hair of the first Sultan of Ternate that allegedly still is growing. (Following a special request prior to the visit, obligatory ceremonies have been observed). In the evening we have a farewell dinner on board of the sturdy ship that took us across the equator.

GIORNO 13 - -

When we say goodbye to the captain and crew, cars are waiting to take us to the airport for the flight back to Makassar and our onward connection to Denpasar or Jakarta.

Participants should be aware that itinerary and program of our sea voyages occasionally may have to be modified, due to factors beyond our control: unfavorable weather conditions, delay in processing harbour clearances, modified schedules of domestic flights. The cruise director and captain of the Vessel will adjust the program accordingly in the best interest of all. Please note that the domestic flights are not included.

-TRAVEL DOCUMENTS Please advise your clients that their passports should be valid for 6 months after the date of entering Indonesia and check whether they can obtain visa on arrival or they would need to apply for one at an Indonesian consulate prior to entering the country. -LIABILITY It is essential that passengers arrange a comprehensive personal and baggage travel insurance to cover any eventuality, including charges arising from any flight cancellations. The Ombak Putih Cruises (PT. Pinisi Duta Bahari) does not accept any liability for matters such as baggage loss or damage, expenses or inconvenience caused by delayed or cancelled transportation services, change of schedule, strikes or other conditions beyond PT. Pinisi Duta Bahari 's control. A copy as proof of our Protection and Indemnity insurance is available on request. -ITINERARIES Sailing itineraries and daily programs are subject to change due to weather and sea conditions, availability of safe anchorage, government regulations and other factors. Every effort will be made to carry out the program as planned. Program changes may take place during the cruise to take advantage of local cultural events, to adapt to sailing conditions, or in response to other factors. -PASSENGERS The maximum number of guests aboard is 24 for the Ombak Putih. The minimum of guests to guarantee departure is 2 passengers. If any of the cruises are withdrawn prior to sailing date, Kampoentg Kita liability is limited to a refund of monies received at the time of cancellation. -CANCELLATION FEES If your clients have to cancel their cruise, PT. Pinisi Duta Bahari will charge the following cancellation fee: Outside 60 days prior to sailing 25% of the total amount. From 60 days up to 30 days prior to sailing 40% of the total amount. From 30 days up to 7 days prior to sailing 60% of the total amount. From 7 days up to and including one day prior to sailing 80% of total amount Cancellation on or after the day of departure 100%.

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All rates are quoted in USD per person on a twin share basis. Our fares are inclusive of all meals during the cruise, tea, coffee, mineral water, excursions, towels, use of snorkeling gear and sea canoes, European or multilingual tour guide, transfer to and from the ship in all harbor’s, with the exception of Benoa-Bali.

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Exclusive are domestic airfares, beverages, laundry and crew gratuities, and transfers to and from the ship in Bali.
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