If you have only one chance at snorkeling the best sites in Indonesia, this is the tour for you. This epic 27 day snorkel safari is the most comprehensive tour we’ve ever put together for Indonesia as it includes stops in Alor, Komodo, Wakatobi, Bali, and Raja Ampat’s Misool. Not only will you be immersed in the best reefs and surrounded by throngs of fish, but you’ll also be hosted by the countries finest resorts who will look after your every need on land and in the water.
Alor will be the first stop on this near month long journey. In this remote region of eastern Indonesia we’ll be hosted by one of the only resorts in the area, Alami Alor. We charter the entire resort which will give us unfettered access to the resort and all that they offer, including their amazing house reef and all the snorkeling nearby. While Alor is still a bit of a secret to a lot of the world, we’ve become very fond of the snorkeling here as the shallow reefs remain in near pristine condition. Besides the vibrant coral reefs bursting with life, large cetaceans like blue whales and super pods of dolphins are not uncommon as we move between the sites.
Komodo is one of the premier snorkeling regions of Indonesia and we’ll be based at the beautiful Komodo Resort. This resort is situated on its own private island complete with hiking trails, a spa, gym, decadent meals and an outstanding house reef. Better yet, the resort is on the door steps to the national parks boundary where we will encounter turtles, reef sharks, cephalopods, and almost certainly giant manta rays! Oh yes, and the famous Komodo Dragons!
Bali is well known around the world as being the ‘paradise island,’ and if you haven’t already experienced it, we’ll show you why. Outside of the transit stops, we will be spending three nights in the arts and cultural hub of Bali- Ubud. Here we intend to give you a taste of the amazing culture, food, the stunning landscapes and iconic temples, and of course the exquisite resorts that Bali has become famous for.
Wakatobi situated at the geographical centre of the Coral Triangle, the most marine bio-diverse environment in the world. Wakatobi in particular is recognized as having the highest number of coral and fish species found anywhere on the planet and has a truly amazing house reef, which one can easily explore from the resort’s pier. The islands and reefs in the Wakatobi National Park have been preserved from the negative effects of large-scale tourism as the area is only accessible by a private charter flight and liveaboard boats.
Misool is the southern most set of islands in Raja Ampat, and is truly a paradise brimming with pristine coral reefs and more exotic marine species than you possibly count in a single trip. Misool Resort is the only resort in this entire largely- uninhabited area, and yet the comfort and style of this resort is second to none. Because of the amazing conservation efforts taken on by the resort, the surrounding waters are densely populated with sharks, rays, and swarms of fish big and small.
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Alami Alor Resort
Alami Alor is an intimate resort situated on a remote and quiet bay which combines luxury accommodation and delicious locally inspired food. Your bungalow sits on the waterfront. The bedroom is air-conditioned and has a private patio, and there is an open-air garden bathroom. There is plenty of outdoor seating in the main common area complete with sofas and sun loungers.
Komodo Resort is set on its own private island in a secluded area of eastern Indonesia. Not only is it on the doorsteps to some of Komodo’s finest snorkeling sites, it has a spectacular and gorgeous house reef, a powder white sand beach for afternoon relaxation and accommodation finely in tune with its surroundings. The abundance of pristine reefs, islands, islets and sandy bays found within range of Komodo Resort would take a lifetime to explore.
The Novotel airport hotel is conveniently located within the Bali airport and offers all the comforts and more for those looking for a bit of relaxation between flights. Rooms are spacious and equipped with AC, Wi-Fi, and hot water showers. There is a roof-top lounge which offers a unique vista of the seaside runway. Outside of the lobby there is an outdoor garden and large swimming pool. The large dinning room is perfect for group meals and serves delicious western and Asian cuisine.
Despite it’s secluded location, the resort has beautiful luxurious accommodations built in tune with the environment using ethically and locally sourced materials and labor. The resort offers additional creature comforts like a full-service spa, a jetty cocktail bar with amazing sunset views, a small library and audio-visual room and souvenir shop. The food at the resort is refined and the professional chefs combine fresh ingredients to create a variety of Indonesian, Asian and International dishes.
One of the world’s most remote snorkel resorts – Misool Resort – is neatly located on it’s own private island. The Water Cottages and villas on the North side of the lagoon rise on stilts over a tranquil lagoon, shaded by limestone cliffs – each one with a set of steps that lead you into the water and the house reef which is just a few fin strokes away.
The restaurant is set back from a white sand beach and serves up a variety of western and Indonesian treats throughout the day, as well as afternoon tea.
All resorts will make every effort to cater to special dietary requirements if prior notice is given. (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free etc).
Alami Alor: 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 thirty minutes.
Komodo Resort: Large wooden boats complete with gear up area and partially covered sun deck. Bean bags are on board as well as a marine toilet and fresh water bins for equipment and cameras. Average travel time from the resort to the sites is one hour. Exit the water via ladders at the back of the boat.
Misool Resort: 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 average twenty five minutes.
Wakatobi: Large wooden boats complete with gear up area and full canopy for sun protection. Marine toilets with showers are on all boats as well as fresh water bins for equipment and cameras. Average travel time from the resort to the sites is fifteen minutes. Exit the water via ladders on the side of the boat.
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US$14,450 per person
Epic Indonesia Tour
12 April – 10 May 2023
28 October – 24 November 2024
How to book your place
Initial deposit to secure your booking $1,500 per person
12 Months before departure interim payment of $1500 per person
6 Months before departure interim payment of $3,000 per person
Balance due 3 months before departure
27 nights accommodation
1 night Jakarta Airport Hotel, Breakfast
5 nights Alami Alor, Sea View Room, full board, 8 boat snorkeling sessions plus unlimited house reef
5 nights Komodo Resort, Deluxe Room, full board, 8 boat snorkeling sessions plus unlimited house reef
4 nights Wakatobi Resort, Palm View Room, full board, 3 full days of unlimited boat and house reef snorkeling
3 nights Bali, breakfast, 2 x half day land tours
7 nights Misool Resort, Water Cottage, full board, 10 boat snorkel sessions plus unlimited house reef snorkeling
1 night Sorong Hotel & 1 night Makassar Hotel with breakfast & dinner
All marine park fees