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Bali and Komodo Islands Cruise

14 Night Itinerary from  £4,875

Bali and Komodo Islands Cruise Tour

Cruise from the Komodo Islands to Bali on the wonderful Katharina or Ombak Putik motor yachts and explore Ubud and Bali's best beaches

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Tour Route

Travel Highlights

  • Take a magical six night cruise from the Komodo Islands to Bali
  • Sail aboard the comfortable Katharina or Ombak Putik motor sailing yachts
  • Observe the Komodo Dragon, snorkel in stunning coral and relax on remote beaches
  • Explore uninhabited islands observing whale sharks and volcanoes
  • Explore Sangean Island and see how traditional wooden pinisi boats are made
  • Visit a village of the famous Bajao ‘Sea Gypsies’ of Southeast Asia
  • Explore Bali, a land of rural villages, waterfalls, lakes, mountains, forests and a laid back way of life
  • Spend 3 days in Ubud and travel to scenic Mount Batur
  • Relax on golden beaches in Jimbaran and Sanur, opting to stay in stunning resorts overlooking the sea

This itinerary can be tailored to your preferences by our specialist advisors, who can provide a guaranteed price based on your choice of route, duration, flights, hotels, transport and excursions.

Tour Itinerary

26 Music Scaled

Bali - 2 Nights

Day 1 - Fly to Bali

Day 2 - Arrive in Bali, transfer to Jimbaran

Day 3 - Jimbaran

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Monday, 06 December 2021

Fly to Bali

Depart in the evening on the overnight flight to Denpasar, via Doha.

 


Tuesday, 07 December 2021

Arrive in Bali, transfer to Jimbaran

After arriving early morning, you will be met by your guide and transferred to the Belmond Jimbaran for a 2 night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. This is also the opportunity for our guide to provide you with expert local advice, explain your programme and answer any questions you may have. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax at your hotel. 


Wednesday, 08 December 2021

At leisure in Jimbaran

A day to relax and enjoy the fine facilities of the Belmond Hotel, take a dip in the warm sea and enjoy wonderful cuisine.

Belmond, Jimbaran

Bali - Luxury Hotel

Talcum-soft sands set the scene for a tropical retreat. As the sky turns crimson, birds sing overhead, and the scent of grilling fish entices you to dinner.

The Belmond, Jimbaran Puri boasts a reputation as one of the most serene Bali hotels. 

Enjoy a massage by the sea, then let the calm waters tempt you in. Stretch out in your garden and inhale the heady aroma of frangipani flowers. Every moment here promises endless memories to cherish.

The hotel has 38 cottage suites, 4 pool villas and 22 deluxe pool villas. Dine at the contemporary restaurant, beachfront seafood restaurant or by the pool. Public facilities include an infinity swimming pool, library, boutique and beach Spa. There are many activities and tours available from the hotel.

Barefoot Paradise
Komodo

Komodo Islands Cruise - 7 Nights

Day 4 - Fly to Labuan Bajo

Day 5 - Komodo National Park

Day 6 - Rinca Island

Day 7 - Gili Banta and Sangean Islands

Day 8 - Satonda and Moyo Islands

Day 9 - Sumbawa

Day 10 - Bajao Sea Gypsies

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Thursday, 09 December 2021

Fly to Labuan Bajo

Transfer to the airport and fly to Labuan Bajo. On arrival, transfer to your hotel where you can relax by the pool, swim in the sea, and have a chance to brush up on your snorkelling skills with your SeaTrek tour leader. Gather at sunset for evening cocktails before sitting down to an Indonesian buffet dinner as you get acquainted with the rest of your fellow guests who will be joining you on the cruise ahead.


Friday, 10 December 2021

Kalong Island

In the morning we will take a short drive to a traditional local village high up in the hills, where we will be witness to the fast and imposing ‘caci’ whip dance by the local villagers. Here we will enjoy their hospitality with coffee, betel nut and a highly potent local ‘arak’ before (not for the faint hearted), before being be treated to a selection of traditional dances by their men and women.

By late morning we will be on the boat, and as we enjoy a buffet lunch we will cruise out into the Komodo National Park where we will have our first snorkel amongst the corals.

In the early evening at cocktail hour we will anchor off Kalong Island to see thousands and thousands of fruit bats emerge from their mangrove homes and fill the sky as they head off to the mainland in search of food.


Saturday, 11 December 2021

Rinca Island

Visit Rinca Island and go on a trek in search of the more Komodo dragons. See monkeys, dear, pigs, buffalo, and myriad birds as we walk through the forests and savannahs of this large island.

Swim with schools of manta rays as they feed on the current and circle the so-called cleaning stations, where small fish remove parasites from their skin. Hover above these giant and noble beasts for as long as you like. Snorkel at Siaba Island, a favourite hangout of sea turtles, where we will have a chance to swim with these gentle reptiles as the cruise along the shallow water of the reef.


Sunday, 12 December 2021

Gili Banta and Sangean Islands

Spend the morning on Gili Banta, a deserted island with a beautiful white sand beach. Explore the magnificent coral gardens, hike to the crest of the surrounding hills for a view of the surrounding islands, swim, paddle and kayak.

Cruise across the sea as we get the sails up and set course for Sangean Island, where local villagers are in the process of building a fifty-plus metre, traditional wooden pinisi boat, with the same pedigree and history of SeaTrek’s very own ships. Walking around this small village, get a feel for their simple way of life, chat with the locals and maybe buy some handmade textiles as a momento.

Snorkel on a vibrant coral reef just off the shore filled with fish and marine creatures from all shades of the colour spectrum, including a meadow of hundreds of glass eels.


Monday, 13 December 2021

Satonda and Moyo Islands

Wake up off Satonda Island, an extinct volcano with a brackish lake at its heart, where we will swim, snorkel, kayak, paddle board and explore the surrounding forest if you wish. The lake was created when it the crater was flooded by a tsunami caused by a massive volcanic event from the nearby Tambora Volcano, which in 1815 was the largest eruption in recorded history.

Set sail for Moyo Island and take a walk through a village to a jungle waterfall and play with locals as they take the lead on a rope swing above a cool, deep jungle pool to show us how it’s done.


Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Sumbawa

Wake up early in the North of Sumbawa, where we will hopefully swim with a group of whale sharks that congregate off fishing platforms, where local fishermen catch small baitfish and keep them suspended in nets, which attract the sharks. Spend the afternoon on a nearby beach where we will snorkel, paddle, kayak and explore our jungle surroundings.


Wednesday, 15 December 2021

Bajao Sea Gypsies

Visit a village of the famous Bajao ‘Sea Gypsies’ of Southeast Asia, and see how they live their lives on and in the water.

Another relaxing afternoon awaits as we land on a nearby uninhabited island, where once again we will relax and enjoy snorkelling, kayaking and paddle boarding. Enjoy Indonesian hospitality as your crew host a beach barbeque in your honour this evening. On offer is plenty of good food, music, cocktails dancing and frivolity as we dance and sing the night away next to a bonfire under a clear tropical night sky.

Katharina

Cruises in Indonesia - First Motor Yacht

Led by Captain Ferdi and operated by a crew of 12, the 38-metre Katharina sits low in the water, making her a beautiful looking boat. Built in 1995 in Kalimantan, her slim hull was originally planned for use as a commercial freighter. After her 2014 interior refit, her transformation is a conservation exercise back to authenticity of a mighty seafaring tradition. Not only is the Katharina very elegant on the water, she is also fast becoming a classic yacht, as very few of these original designs remain. Accommodating just 12 guests in six cabins, with a salon & bar, two sun decks, and an outdoor dining area, she offers a more intimate experience.

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Pinisi
Temple

Ubud, Bali - 3 Nights

Day 11 - Explore Bali and transfer to Ubud

Day 12 - Scenic Mount Batur

Day 13 - At leisure 

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Thursday, 16 December 2021

Explore Bali and transfer to Ubud

Wake up at anchor off the coast of Bali under in the shadow of Bali’s Mt Agung, the mother mountain of all Balinese people, and the most imposing figure on the whole landscape of Bali. Enjoy an early morning swim or snorkel before we say goodbye to the crew and start our tour back to the south of Bali.

Along the way, experience East Bali with a tour of its deep culture and glorious landscapes. Visit water palaces, ancient villages, see lush rice terraces and jungles and the islands volcanic peaks, and dine on some of Bali’s freshest and most delicious traditional cuisine.

Transfer to Ubud and your chosen hotel for a 3-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis.


Friday, 17 December 2021

Scenic Mount Batur

Today we set off after breakfast on a full Lake Batur day tour exploring Bali’s scenic interior. Take a picturesque drive along small winding roads, climbing into the hills to enjoy fantastic panoramas over the beautiful rice fields and landscapes.

Stop at the town of Tampaksiring for a visit to Gunung Kawi. Set amid lush rice terraces, these 11th century temples feature 10 rock-cut candi (shrines) carved into the cliff face. Continue along the scenic roads of the countryside to visit Tirta Empul, a sacred water temple.

Arrive in Kintamani, a volcanic region home to majestic Mount Batur. Inside the caldera of the once giant Batur Volcano is a calm, clear lake in which a new, active volcanic cone was formed. Grab a table at a restaurant nearby, enjoying lunch overlooking Lake Batur. 

Continue to Penglipuran, a traditional countryside village. Take a stroll through the typical Balinese entrance gates and admire the unique architectural styles found throughout the village. The last stop is sacred Kehen Temple. Explore the site’s eight terraces, its massive Banyan tree and detailed religious inscriptions. Gain insight into the Hindu faith and its role in the lives of the deeply spiritual Balinese people.


Saturday, 18 December 2021

At leisure

At leisure at your hotel.

Adiwana Unagi, Ubud

Bali - First Hotel

A chic Indonesian sanctuary in the heart of Ubud. Adiwana Unagi Suites is a quiet haven with spacious suites designed with contemporary Bali in mind. 

The suites either look out to the forest or pool. Each is very spacious, air-conditioned with double or twin beds, free bottled water, semi outdoor bathroom, toiletries, bath, TV, safe and FREE Wi-Fi.

Public facilities include a delightful pool, Ely’s Kitchen Restaurant, Tejas Spa and daily yoga.

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Samsara, Ubud

Bali - Luxury Resort

Samsara Ubud is one of the best tropical sanctuaries in Ubud, with seventeen luxurious private villas. Each villa, starting from 122 square metres, comes with a private heated pool and a spacious outdoor area. Take a dip in the warm pool and relish the beauty of the forest in addition to the soft sounds from a nearby waterfall. Stunning bathrooms feature luxurious Makassar marble, double vanities, deep soaking bathtub and separate indoor & outdoor showers. A mix of contemporary Balinese décor, rich teak furnishings and exotic fabrics create the villas’ statement interior

Public facilities include a private and communal swimming pool, the Kelusa restaurant, gym and the Chakra Spa and treatment rooms.

Activities available include a village walking tour, yoga, a midnight cinema and cycling and sightseeing tours.

 

 

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Sanur beach - 2 Nights

Day 14 - Lakes and hills to Sanur beach

Day 15 - Sanur beach

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Sunday, 19 December 2021

Lakes and hills to Sanur

Today we explore some of Bali's exquisite scenery on our way to the beach at Sanur. We visit the Royal Temple of Mengwi built in 1634 to serve as the family temple of the Mengwi dynasty. Explore the traditional market of Bedugul where a myriad of locally-grown fruits, vegetables and orchids are for sale. 

Observe Lake Bratan, one of Bedugul’s three natural lakes with Ulun Danu, a 17th-century temple located on the lake’s edge. 

Stop at Mount Batukaru, Bali’s second highest mountain, for an included lunch and continue to your hotel in Sanur for a 2-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis.  

 


Monday, 20 December 2021

At Leisure

Your final day to relax on the beach or at your resort.

Pavilions

Bali - Luxury Resort

At The Pavilions Bali, you’ll feel a world away in your private villa. Each enchanting and cosy hideaway fuses traditional Balinese design with modern touches to provide an intimate, relaxing and exotic home away from home. The resort is tucked away amid a magnificent tropical garden yet just a short walk from all that the charming seaside town of Sanur has to offer. It can be tempting to retreat into your own private villa hideout and stay there, but Sanur, the birthplace of tourism in Bali, offers countless things to see and do.

Whether you head out exploring or spend a lazy afternoon on the veranda, The Pavilions Bali is the perfect spot for your next romantic getaway.

The resort has a selection of air-conditioned villas, from those with a private garden to larger 2-bedroom villas with their own private pool. Each villa comes with butler service, an outside rain shower and breakfast.

Public facilities include a swimming pool, spa, the Jahe Restaurant and poolside bar. There are many activities and tours available from the hotel.

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Fly back to the UK - 0 Nights

Day 16 - Fly back to the UK

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Tuesday, 21 December 2021

Departure for return flight

Transfer to Denpasar International airport for your daytime flight back to the UK.

Price Guidelines

Season Low Season
Travel Dates March to September 2022
Room Arrangement First
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £4,875
Single Traveller - Own Room £7,623

Prices are a guideline and per person. Please request a quote for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve & Easter.


What's Included

  • 17 Days / 16 Nights
  • International flights (1 overnight)
  • Domestic flight to Labuan Bajo
  • Six night cruise on full board basis from Komodo to Bali 
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • Breakfast everyday and meals as described on the itinerary
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request

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