9 nights
Duration
Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Month
12 People
Max Group Size

Journey to this remote corner of Indonesia and snorkel some of the most pristine reef found anywhere in the world. We have been visiting Alor for many years and it continues to be one of our most exciting and interesting locations. Situated in the heart of the “Coral Triangle” you can expect many hours of incredible hard and soft coral reef snorkeling, the area also plays host to some larger pelagic residents, and if we are lucky we just might encounter as we move between sites. These ocean giants include super pods of dolphins, blue whales, and the ultra weird and somehow still beautiful ocean sunfish.

We base ourselves on the secluded island of Alor in the far eastern reaches of Indonesia, with very few other resorts in the area, we have almost exclusive access to a vast number of spectacular snorkel sites to explore. We’re likely to encounter big fish like reef sharks and masses of schooling pelagics along the way, back-dropped by fields of colorful reef.

Private boat trips take you to the most outstanding snorkel spots in the area, exotic marine life is guaranteed with your stay backed up with the comforts of a beautiful resort in complete seclusion.

The resort also has an impressive house reef which is easily accessible and is great for photography.

 

Marine Life Guidemarine life guide alor

Alor snorkel safari itinerary map

Day 1 - Arrive in Jakarta

Arrive at Jakarta International Airport (CGK). Make your way to the Jakarta Airport Hotel, located at Terminal 2E International Arrivals terminal. Check in is available from 2pm. Relax and recuperate from your long journey.

Day 2 - Travel to Alami Alor Resort

Check in for your flight to Alor Airport (ARD) where you will be met by an Alami Alor representative and transferred by car to the resort, about 45 – 60 minutes away.
Once at the resort, you will be shown to your room and given an orientation and safety briefing, along with lunch.
Time and interest dependent, you will have an opportunity to have a guided snorkel on the house reef, so that you can get to know it a little, as you may snorkel there at you leisure. The reef is accessed from the resort’s jetty, and there will always be surface support and lookouts while you are in the water.

Day 3 - 9 - Snorkeling from Alami Alor Resort

The days at the resort will start with breakfast, made to order, served with fresh coffee, coconut water and hibiscus iced tea. Thereafter the first boat snorkel session of the day, with local guides who will point out and identify interesting marine creatures. Each snorkel session will last about 60-90 minutes. The resort has two fiberglass speedboats, and the group will be split so that there are 6 people per boat. Sites are within 10 – 30 minutes from the resort.
Most days you will return to the resort for lunch followed by an afternoon snorkel by boat too. Some days you may do two sites in the morning before returning to the resort for lunch. You have access to the house reef, which is great to explore. Night snorkeling will be available on selected evenings. We highly recommend that you give this a try, the reef transforms into an entirely different place in the dark, with all the nocturnal animals coming out to feed. The house reef also has a resident population of Mandarin fish in the shallows, which are only really active at dusk and definitely worth a look.
All meals are served at a long table, and are served in large bowls, like a mini buffet, from which each person dishes their own portion. This is known in Indonesia as “family style” meals. The food is all prepared by excellent local cooks with locally sourced ingredients, and you will have the opportunity to experience some of Indonesia’s finest dishes here.
Fresh bread and cookies, desserts and cakes are baked daily, and there is a tea and coffee making station with fruits and snack available throughout the day too.
A selections of soft drinks, wine, beer and cocktails are available every evening, and are charged to you account.

Day 10 - Departure day

After breakfast, you will be driven to the airport for your flight back to Jakarta, where the tour ends. Onward extensions can be arranged with our travel team or international departure. Please check with our travel team before booking any international flights for this tour.

Alami Alor is an intimate resort with 14 guests maximum giving it a very personal feel. It is situated on a remote and quiet bay and combines luxury accommodation with delicious locally inspired food. Your bungalow sits on the waterfront.

Alami Alor Bungalows

The bedroom is air-conditioned, and there is an open-air garden bathroom. There is plenty of outdoor seating, with hammocks and loungers. There is also a dedicated camera room.

Alami Alor Resort Bungalows

Resort Guide

Alami Alor Snorkel Boats

Alami Alor speedboats side by side

Spacious fiberglass speedboats with enough room to easily store snorkeling equipment. The boats do not have a toilet onboard but do offer a full canopy for sun protection and a ladder to help exit the water. Distances from the resort are short, maximum 30 minutes.

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2021 Tour Dates


Alor – East Indonesia | 06 – 16 April

Alor – East Indonesia | 15 – 25 April

Alor – East Indonesia | 07 – 15 August |  (8 night tour / 3280 USD per person)


Pricing & Deposit

US $3,680 / £2,945 per person (Twin/Double Share) | 10 nights tour

How to book your place?

Initial deposit to secure your booking $400 per person

6 Months before departure interim payment of $1000 per person

Balance due 3 months before departure

Inclusions:

  • 1 night accommodation at Jakarta Airport Hotel
  • Round trip domestic flights, transfers, and connections (Jakarta – Alor – Jakarta) with 40 Lbs of luggage
  • 9 nights accommodation at Alami Alor Resort (Twin/Double Share)
  • Full board (all meals)
  • 2 guided boat snorkels per day (morning & afternoon) for 8 days
  • Unlimited house reef snorkeling
  • Snacks, tea, coffee, refill water and Wifi

Exclusions:

  • International flights (booking available on request)
  • Snorkeling equipment hire
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks, general sundries

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Snorkeler taking photos of coral reef in Alor
Diamond spadefish below jetty in Alor
Alami Alor Resort
Local children in Alor
Snorkel Venture guest group photo in Alor village
Giant frogfish on jetty in Alor
Coral reef below jetty in Alor
Alami Alor Resort
Alami Alor Resort Camera Room
Aerial view of super pod of dolphins
Alami Alor Resort Bungalows
Snorkeler exploring pristine reef in Komodo
Pristine coral reef in Alor
Aerial view of Blue Whale
Snorkel Venture guest group photo