Come aboard Moana for a six day cruise in the Komodo National Park. You will see some of the world's most famous diving spots and the mysterious Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis). Many of the dives are challenging because of strong currents. Therefore the trip is best suited for advanced divers. Moana will move from island to island, looking for the best diving spots to make this the trip of your lifetime. There are more than 20 diving spots within the national park. Non-divers can relax on the sun deck or go trekking on Pulau Rinca and see the big lizards in their natural habitat. Accommodation will be in one of Moana's private cabins with en-suite bathroom and air-condition. It is possible to book the tour with optional dives (standard) or with unlimited diving (upgrade).
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This special expedition to West Papua includes a visit to the colorful Baliem Cultural Festival in the highlands of Wamena. The Highland Show in the Baliem Valley attracts many international visitors every year. For three days, groups from all the highland regions gather in Wamena to present their unique clan cultures and to compete in several ancient disciplines.
Yogyakarta is the best starting point for an exploration of Java island. Highlights are the hindu-buddhist temples Borobudur and Prambanan, the mysterious Dieng Plateau and the famous volcanoes Bromo and Ijen in East Java. You will start with a tour to the most important sights of Yogya. The city is the cultural center of Java, well-known for traditional batik fabrik, music, dance and the wayang kulit theatre. The trip also includes a train ride from Yogyakarta to reach the eastern part of the island. After sunrise at Mt. Bromo and a hike the crater of Kawah Ijen you will cross the Bali Strait to reach the Islands of the Gods.
Mount Rinjani is the highest rise on Lombok island. The 3,726m high volcanoe is nestled amidst the Gunung Rinjani National Park and surrounded by tropical mountain-forests. The climb takes several days. You will start at the eastern slopes where you will set up camp for the first night. You will reach the crater rim mid morning the next day before you descend to Anak Segara lake. Experience the serene atmosphere inside the crater. You return via the north route back down the mountain.
Sumatra is the most western of the Greater Sunda-Islands and the largest indonesian island. We will take you along on an exploration from North to South Suamtra. Start in the regional capital of Medan and the orang-utans in Bukit Lawang. The former rehabilitation station ist still a good spot to watch orang-utans in their natural habitat. Cross the river and follow the trails through the hilly area until you find the animals in the jungle. The next stop ist the mountain resort of Berastagi. We will hike the slopes of Mt. Sibayak near the busy market city in the Sumatran highlands. The next highlight is a visit to Lake Toba and Samosir island. Many remanants of the Toba Batak culture can be found in the region such as the royal palace of Simalungun and other traditional houses. From Lake Toba you drive south to Bukittinggi in the Minangkabau Highlands of West Sumatra. The minangkabau are an important tribe which still relies on a unique matrilinear culture.
Leave the diving spots of Bunaken island behind and travel trough the Minahasa Highlands. Take a week to explore the vast landscapes and pre-Christian cultures of North Sulawesi. You will start with the sights in Manado and then move on to the mountain resort of Tomohon. Climb the volcanoes Mahawu and Lokon-Empung. Some of the few volcanoes on the island. You will also have the chance to see the animals of the Tangkoko Nature Reserve. Watch tiny tarsiers in their tree. The nocturnal primates are endemic to Sulawesi.