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Kudanil Explorer

A stylish and exclusive expedition ship for surfing, diving and adventure cruises through Indonesia.

Overview

Originally launched in 1978 as a safety standby vessel for the oil industry, then refitted in 2018 specifically for charter use, the 164-foot Kudanil Explorer is a robust expedition yacht with an industrial exterior that’s stylishly complemented by a modern and luxurious interior. She accommodates sixteen guests in eight spacious cabins for surfing, diving and adventure cruises through the Indonesian archipelago.

Chic Cabins

On the upper deck are eight, 161-square-foot, stylish guest cabins, each of which is essentially the same and comes with one king-size bed or two single beds. Additional beds are available for children upon request. Facilities include adjustable air-conditioning, Wi-Fi and an entertainment system that includes movies and TV series. Folding glass doors open onto an expansive 118-square-foot private terrace fitted with a large daybed, chairs, and a coffee table. Each cabin has a private 48-square-foot bathroom.

Life On Board

Across the ship’s generous 11,000 square feet of space, you’ll find an indoor restaurant and bar, a Library lounge, the Kudanil cinema, an alfresco jacuzzi offering glorious views of the passing scenery, the Java Spa, an outdoor dining area, a top deck sun lounge for working on your tan, and the Sky saloon. A massage therapist is on board for every trip, while expert surf guides are rostered onto every surf trip to guide you to the best waves, supervise water safety and provide a high standard of detailed coaching if you want to learn to surf or to transform your style.

Dining

Meals are a blend of Indonesian and Western gourmet cuisine, and all meals are included. The ship follows a scheduled menu, but the chef is extremely happy to tailor to your specific taste and the opportunity for this is provided well in advance.

On Board Equipment And Facilities

Three tenders, diving equipment and two fixed compressors with Nitrox, four stand-up paddle boards, ten kayaks including six transparent kayaks, a wakeboard, a water-ski, and a ping-pong table are all provided for your entertainment and fun. The ship provides a diverse selection of shortboards, fishes and longboards for your use. Along your voyage, you’ll have the company of 21 crew who’ll make sure your experience is exceptionally comfortable.

Destinations

The Kudanil Explorer follows the monsoon, voyaging from East to West to cruise in calm seas. You’ll have the luxury of tailoring your trip and selecting your preferred destinations. In Nusa Tenggara Timur, you can surf the hidden breaks of Rote and Savu. In Komodo, Raja Ampat and the Banda Islands, you can snorkel or dive at some of the world’s most magnificent sites and encounter giant manta rays, gentle whale sharks and more coral fish species than anywhere else on this planet.

Perfect for groups of friends or extended families, your adventure will be shaped around your own interests and passions, from surfing, diving and water sports to cultural explorations through the traditions and daily life of some of the world’s remotest communities. The richness, culture, beauty, spectacular scenery, and diversity of Indonesia awaits you.

Itineraries & Prices

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6-Day A
7-Day B
8-Day C
8-Day D
8-Day E
8-Day F
11-Day G
11-Day H
12-Day I
12-Day J
12-Day K
12-Day L
14-Day M
14-Day N

6 Day - Komodo

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Embarkation

AM: After breakfast, you’ll head to the airport for the short flight to Komodo. Arrive at Labuan Bajo airport, where it’s only a 15 mins ride to the Kudanil Explorer. Welcome aboard!

PM: After an hour’s sail, we do our first check dive before going on to moor for sunset where a cloud of thousands of bats takes o for the night. Enjoy a snorkel, kayak or water-ski session before dinner is served.

Kudanil Explorer's 6-Day Komodo - Day 1 - Pulau Padar
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Labuan Bajo
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Padar & Nusa Kode

AM: We wake up before dawn in Padar and embark on an early morning hilltop ascent for spectacular sunrise views. Afterwards, we enjoy a dive and wander along the immaculate pink beach.

PM: During lunchtime, we sail to the southern part of the National Park towards the majestic entrance of Nusa Kode. Komodo dragons are regularly visible on the beach, hanging out with the usual crowd of monkeys, deer and wild pigs. There are three spectacular dives sites here offering a mixture of coral, macro and pelagic experiences, which will suit divers and snorkelers alike.

Kudanil Explorer's 6-Day Komodo - Day 2 - Nusa Kode Komodo National Park
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Komodo
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Manta Alley

AM: Overnight, we sail to Manta Alley. Many guests describe this area with its steep cliffs as one of the most spectacular landscapes they have ever seen. Snorkel or dive the sites which, as the name suggests, is a perfect place to see these peaceful rays with their enormous wingspans.

PM: In the afternoon, we anchor in a quiet, calm bay - ideal for watersports and sundowners.

Kudanil Explorer's 6-Day Komodo - Day 3 - Komodo Dragon
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Komodo
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Central Komodo

AM: We snorkel the pristine coral reef of Pulau Saiba, home to numerous turtles, and relax at Pulau Mawan.

PM: In the afternoon, we visit Gili Makassar, a picture-perfect sand-banks with more giant manta rays before going on to look for the famous Komodo dragons at a remote, nearby ranger station in the afternoon.

Kudanil Explorer's 6-Day Komodo - Day 4 - Komodo National Park
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Komodo
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Gili Lawa Island, Batu Moncu

AM: We wake up at Gili Lawa Laut for a trek up to the hilltop to enjoy spectacular sunrise views over Komodo National Park. After breakfast, we dive in the limpid waters amongst the teeming pelagic life at several of the world-class dive sites, such as Crystal Rock, Castle Rock and the unique snorkel and dive site called Shotgun.

PM: We will spend the afternoon in Batu Moncu, a beautiful bay in the far northwest of Komodo Island with several dive sites and an inviting beach, perfect for water sports and sunset drinks.

Kudanil Explorer's 6-Day Komodo - Day 5 - Gili Lawa
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Komodo
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Disembarkation

AM: After breakfast, we pack and prepare to disembark, returning to Labuan Bajo Airport by tender and car.

Kudanil Explorer's 6-Day Komodo - Day 6 - Backgammon Game
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Labuan Bajo
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7 Day - Spice Island

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Embarkation

PM: After arrival at Ambon Airport and a 15-min ride to the boat, we depart from Laha Bay which is one of the world’s most famous “muck diving” sites known as the “twilight zone” where divers can find some of the rarest and most unique marine life anywhere in the world. Ambon is famous in the circles of science and natural history as the “Galapagos of Asia”. As we leave the harbor and enter the Banda Sea, keep a lookout for whales as well as schools of dolphins.

Kudanil Explorer's 7-Day Spice Island - Day 1 - Crystal Clear Water
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Ambon
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Pulau Rhun

AM: Wake up in Rhun, the (in-)famous island once traded by the British to the Dutch for Manhattan. Kayak over gentle, shallow coral reef to visit the island where Pak Guru will welcome you and show you around the local nutmeg plantation and colorful village.

PM: Over lunch, the ship moves to the East side of the island with a picture-perfect white-sand beach at your doorstep. There are several prime dive sites around the island of Rhun, always accessible with our speedboats in no time.

Kudanil Explorer's 7-Day Spice Island - Day 2 - Fort Revenge
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Banda Sea
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Pulau Ai

AM: In 1615, the Dutch invaded Pulau Ai and built Fort Revenge which you can still visit. Until today, there are active nutmeg plantations as well as colonial-style mansions on the island.

PM: One of Ai’s greatest attractions is snorkeling and scuba diving on a pristine coral drop-off that lies just off the beach.

Kudanil Explorer's 7-Day Spice Island - Day 3 - Local Dried Fish
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Banda Sea
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Banda Neira

Welcome to the heart of the Spice Islands. Banda Neira is one of the most scenic harbours to arrive in and certainly a highlight of the journey.

Stepping onto the shores of Banda Neira is like taking a stroll through history. Visit Fort Belgica atop the hill overlooking Banda Neira Bay, with ancient canons reminding us of times when Banda’s production of one the most sought-after commodities was one worth fighting for.

Colonial architecture is evident everywhere on the island, built by those once catapulted into wealth after completing an arduous journey for spices once worth their weight in gold.

Kudanil Explorer's 7-Day Spice Island - Day 4 - Banda Neira
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Banda Sea
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Banda Neira

There are around 10 dive sites in Banda Neira, one of them Lava Flow which can also be explored snorkeling. Lava Flow is a unique dive site where an erupting volcano destroyed the reef but it has regrown on the fertile grounds to an even prettier dive experience.

Kudanil Explorer's 7-Day Spice Island - Day 5 - Banda Colonial Heritage Building
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Banda Sea
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Batu Kapal & Hatta

AM: In the morning we visit a group of islets of which Batu Kapal and Pulau Pisang stand out, Batu Kapal offers a Pinnacle dive that would suit more advanced divers who can encounter pelagic marine life. Or enjoy the more user-friendly reefs and beach on Pulau Pisang.

PM: The last afternoon we spend around Pulau Hatta, originally named Rozengain' Island. It was renamed 'Hatta', to commemorate the first Vice President, Mohammad Hatta, who was exiled in Banda Neira in 1936 for fighting the Dutch and gain Indonesian independence.

The Banda Sea is home to migrating schools of hammerhead sharks pass and are visible on various dive sites around Banda Neira including Karang Hatta, the nearby reef. Advanced divers may try their luck throughout the trip to witness this natural spectacle.

Kudanil Explorer's 7-Day Spice Island - Day 6 - Local Children
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Banda Sea
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Disembarkation

AM: After breakfast, pack and prepare to disembark from Ambon Airport.

Kudanil Explorer's 7-Day Spice Island - Day 7 - Enjoy Local Life
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Ambon
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8 Day - Surf Papua

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Embarkation

AM: Arrival at Sorong Airport which is just 15 mins away from the boat’s anchorage.

PM: We embark and set out North for a first surf break just outside of town.

Kudanil Explorer's 8-Day Surf Papua - Day 1 - Surfing
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Sorong
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Papua

A quick cruise overnight, we arrive at a very playful left-hander, usually breaking mellow over crystal clear waters. Always a guests’ favourite, there are also opportunities for SUP-ing and tropical white beaches around.

Kudanil Explorer's 8-Day Surf Papua - Day 2 - Papua Sunset
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Papua
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Papua

Dropping the anchor in the morning, this spot often gets the biggest swells as it’s fully exposed to the swell. The wave can be a bit shifty and water is generally moving here, however, some epic rides can be had and the local village makes for a scenic backdrop, bird watching excursion or just a visit of the friendly locals.

Kudanil Explorer's 8-Day Surf Papua - Day 3 - Papua Rainbow
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Papua
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Papua

Our next spot offers a very good anchorage with easy access to a great left-hander breaking over three sections as well as an easy right-hander, across the channel, ideal for beginner surfers. If you time it right, celebrate the New Year with the local village folks and their parade. At any time of the year, enjoy the pristine beach, wakeboard, swim or go for a fishing mission - or another surf.

Kudanil Explorer's 8-Day Surf Papua - Day 4 - Guests practising Yoga
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Papua
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Papua

Our next spot offers a very good anchorage with easy access to a great left-hander breaking over three sections as well as an easy right-hander, across the channel, ideal for beginner surfers. If you time it right, celebrate the New Year with the local village folks and their parade. At any time of the year, enjoy the pristine beach, wakeboard, swim or go for a fishing mission - or another surf.

Kudanil Explorer's 8-Day Surf Papua - Day 5 - Surfing
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Papua
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Papua

AM: One of those breaks rarely surfed, this setup is fantastic. It’s both. A very user-friendly left, as well as a heavy and shallow right, are on today’s menu.

PM: In the afternoon, we enter a spectacular fjord often with dolphins escorting us inside the bay, some of our usually well-traveled guests have labeled this “one of the most picturesque landscapes they have ever seen.”

Kudanil Explorer's 8-Day Surf Papua - Day 6 - Surf Trip
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Papua
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Papua

If we didn’t get stuck and stayed longer than planned at one of the previous spots due to the great conditions, we usually spend the last full day again at one of the spots we surfed before. Which spot we surf again depends on the conditions, swell directions and most importantly guests' preferences.

Kudanil Explorer's 8-Day Surf Papua - Day 7 - Yatch at Sunset
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Papua
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Disembarkation

AM: After breakfast, pack and prepare to disembark from Sorong Airport.

Kudanil Explorer's 8-Day Surf Papua - Day 8 - Local Children at Papua
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Ambon
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8 Day - Raja Ampat

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Embarkation

PM: After arrival at Sorong, we embark and set out west for Batanta, the smallest of the main Raja Ampat islands, untouched and offering much to discover; cockatoos and cassowaries, Wilson’s bird of paradise, the blue-spotted tree monitor, wild boar, grey cuscus, Rousettus fruit bats and an abundance of other bird and mammal species.

Kudanil Explorer's 8-Day Raja Ampat - Day 1 - Wayag
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Sorong
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Virgin Islands

AM: Sail through the mangrove to find a small wooden gangway and a rainforest path leading to an inland waterfall.

PM: Snorkeling in the fjord and diving to view a US WWII fighter plane, followed by a midday sail to tiny Dayan Island, where we snorkel or dive with Manta rays.

Kudanil Explorer's 8-Day Raja Ampat - Day 2 - Manta Ray
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Raja Ampat
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Conserving Beauty

AM: Arriving in Wayag at first light, we meet the rangers who introduce their work.

PM: We snorkel with young black tip sharks and spend the afternoon inside the inner lagoon or hike up the pinnacle.

Kudanil Explorer's 8-Day Raja Ampat - Day 3 - Explore Wayag
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Raja Ampat
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Conserving Beauty

Depending on weather and season, we will sail to Sayan to visit the turtle conservation station. If the weather does not permit, we will stay at Wayag for one more day.

Kudanil Explorer's 8-Day Raja Ampat - Day 4 - Moray Eel
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Raja Ampat
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Through The Passage

AM: Cross the passage by kayak, SUP or dinghy, a waterway separating the islands of Waigeo and Gam, described by Wallace as “one of the most singular and picturesque landscapes I have ever seen”.

PM: Snorkeling, diving, and beachcombing around Pef island.

Kudanil Explorer's 8-Day Raja Ampat - Day 5 - Diving in Raja Ampat
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Raja Ampat
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Dancing Birds, Manta Rays & Village Life

AM: Before dawn, a guide will lead us into the forest to see the birds of paradise. Later we stop by Arborek to snorkel and dive with Manta rays.

PM: We continue to Mansuar and trek through the island, witnessing typical Papuan village life along the way.

Kudanil Explorer's 8-Day Raja Ampat - Day 6 - Bird Watching in Papua
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Raja Ampat
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A Final Fjord

AM: Exploring Mayalibit Bay by dinghy, discover an area seen by few visitors, where 27 varieties of mangrove are found, and over 200 species of fish.

PM: A local village guide leads a trek to the fjord with its magical blue color.

Kudanil Explorer's 8-Day Raja Ampat - Day 7 - Blacktip Reef Sharks
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Raja Ampat
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Disembarkation

AM: After breakfast, pack and prepare to disembark from Sorong Airport.

Kudanil Explorer's 8-Day Raja Ampat - Day 8 - Diving in Raja Ampat
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Sorong
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8 Day - Komodo - Sumba

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Embarkation

AM: Arrive in Labuan Bajo airport - only 15 minutes away from the Kudanil Explorer. Welcome aboard!

PM: After an hour sail, we’ll do a first check dive before we moor for sunset while a cloud of thousands of bats goes out for the night. Enjoy a snorkel, kayak or waterski session before dinner is served.

Kudanil Explorer's 8-Day Komodo Sumba - Day 1 - Kayaking
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Labuan Bajo
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Central Komodo

AM: Snorkel the pristine coral reef of Pulau Saiba, home to a big school of turtles, and relax at Pulau Mawan.

PM: In the afternoon, we will discover Gili Makassar with its picture-perfect sand bank, the resident Manta rays and one of Komodo’s premier dive sites: Batu Bolong.

Kudanil Explorer's 8-Day Komodo Sumba - Day 2 - Taka Makassar
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Komodo
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Komodo Dragons & Pink Beach

AM: Early morning, a 2-3 hours exploration to see Komodo dragons at a remote ranger station before we sail to Padar at lunchtime.

PM: Enjoy a dive and wander along the immaculate pink beach. A late afternoon hilltop ascent up for spectacular sunset views.

Kudanil Explorer's 8-Day Komodo Sumba - Day 3 - Nusa Kode Komodo Dragon
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Komodo
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South Komodo

AM: Sail to the south part of the park and dive in Manta Alley. Many guests describe this scenery and dive as some of the most spectacular they have ever seen.

PM: During lunchtime, we sail to Nusa Kode. Komodo dragons are often visible on the beach. There are three dive sites around, which offer a mix of coral, macro and pelagic suiting to all divers and snorkelers.

Kudanil Explorer's 8-Day Komodo Sumba - Day 4 - Sailing in Komodo National Park
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Komodo
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Pulau Mules & Wae Rebo

AM: If you’re up for the challenge, wake up before sunrise for a trek inland to Wae Rebo, a UN world heritage site, sitting 1100m high in the south of Flores. Hearing the chirping of many songbirds, the path through lush forest and pristine nature of Ngada country reveals many of the natural riches that Flores has to offer. After a 2-3h ascent, you will reach this very special and unique village and be rewarded with a spectacular 360° mountain panorama.

PM: We’ll spend the afternoon at Pulau Mules beachcombing, diving, snorkelling or just relaxing around this very distinctive island.

Kudanil Explorer's 8-Day Komodo Sumba - Day 5 - Manta Ray
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Komodo
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Land and Water

AM: Arriving in the north of Sumba Island at dawn, we will go ashore to discover a landscape of rolling savannah where horses and cattle roam and traditional villages preserve an ancient way of life. As you will learn during the cruise, horses play an important role on this very special island. We will follow a path to one of the country’s prettiest waterfalls. It’s an exciting hike with a few challenges along the way but it’s absolutely worth it.

PM: In the afternoon, go horse-riding, snorkelling and diving in Cemara Beach.

Kudanil Explorer's 8-Day Komodo Sumba - Day 6 - Surfing Sumba Barrel
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Komodo
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West Sumba

AM: Visit the Sumba Hospitality Foundation, an NGO giving scholarships to talented Sumba students, training them for a career in the hospitality business, eg. on the Kudanil Explorer. Follow Novita, our alumni from Sumba, to Weekuri, a crystal-clear lagoon sitting atop the ocean cliffs.

PM: Trek inland to megalithic villages and dive deeper into the Sumbanese way of life.

Kudanil Explorer's 8-Day Komodo Sumba - Day 7 - SUP
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Komodo
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Disembarkation

AM: After breakfast, pack and prepare to disembark from Labuan Bajo Airport.

Kudanil Explorer's 8-Day Komodo Sumba - Day 8 - Sunset
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Labuan Bajo
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8 Day - Komodo

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Embarkation

AM: Arrive in Labuan Bajo, the ship is only 15 minutes away from the airport. Welcome aboard!

PM: After an hour sail, we’ll do a first check dive before we moor for sunset while a cloud of thousands of bats goes out for the night.

Enjoy a snorkel, kayak or water-ski session before dinner is served.

Kudanil Explorer's 8-Day Komodo - Day 1 - Kayaking
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Labuan Bajo
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Central Komodo

AM: Snorkel the pristine coral reef of Pulau Saiba, home to a big school of turtles, and relax at Pulau Mawan.

PM: In the afternoon, we will discover Gili Makassar with its picture-perfect sand bank, the resident Manta rays and one of Komodo’s premier dive sites: Batu Bolong.

Kudanil Explorer's 8-Day Komodo - Day 2 - Pulau Padar
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Komodo
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Komodo Dragons & Pink Beach

AM: Early morning, a 2-3 hours exploration to see Komodo dragons at a remote ranger station before we sail to Padar at lunchtime.

PM: Enjoy a dive and wander along the immaculate pink beach.

A late afternoon hilltop ascent up for spectacular sunset views.

Kudanil Explorer's 8-Day Komodo - Day 3 - Manta Ray
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Komodo
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Manta Alley & Nusa Kode

AM: We continue to the south part of Komodo National Park and wake up as we sail through the majestic entrance of Nusa Kode. Komodo dragons are usually visible on the beach hanging out with the usual crowd of monkeys, hogs and deers.

PM: There are three dives sites around oering a mix of coral, macro and pelagic, which will suit all divers and snorkelers.

Kudanil Explorer's 8-Day Komodo - Day 4 - Komodo National Park
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Komodo
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Sangeang Volcano

AM: A morning walk along the shoreline of Pulau Sangeang, we will visit a local village located at the foot of an active volcano which is often pung smoked and ashes. The village is known for craftsmanship, usually we can witness the construction of a traditional Phinisi cargo boat.

PM: Swimming and snorkelling close to sand beaches, diving world-class reefs.

Kudanil Explorer's 8-Day Komodo - Day 5 - Taka Makassar
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Komodo
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Pulau Banta & Batu Moncu

AM: At the edge of Komodo National Park and far away from the crowds, spend the morning at remote Pulau Banta. 3 dive sites for you to choose from.

PM: We will spend the afternoon in Batu Moncu, a beautiful bay in the far northwest of Komodo Island with several dive sites and a beautiful beach, perfect for water sports and sunset drinks.

Kudanil Explorer's 8-Day Komodo - Day 6 - Gili Lawa
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Komodo
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Gili Lawa Laut & Darat

AM: Wake up at Gili Lawa Laut. Morning trek to the hilltop to enjoy spectacular sunrise views over Komodo National Park.

PM: Dive in pristine coral and amazing pelagic life at several world-class dive sites called Crystal Rock, Castle Rock and Shotgun.

Kudanil Explorer's 8-Day Komodo - Day 7 - Sangeang Volcano
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Komodo
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Disembarkation

AM: After breakfast, pack and prepare to disembark, returning to Labuan Bajo Airport by tender and car.

Kudanil Explorer's 8-Day Komodo - Day 8 - Sunset
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Labuan Bajo
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11 Day - Sorong - Ambon

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Embarkation

PM: After arrival at Sorong, we embark and set out west for Batanta, the smallest of the main Raja Ampat islands, untouched and offering much to discover; cockatoos and cassowaries, Wilson’s bird of paradise, the blue-spotted tree monitor, wild boar, grey cuscus, Rousettus fruit bats and an abundance of other bird and mammal species.

Kudanil Explorer's 11-Day Sorong to Ambon - Day 1 - Hiking Waterfall in Raja Ampat
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Sorong
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Virgin Islands

AM: Sail through the mangrove to find a small wooden gangway and a rainforest path leading to an inland waterfall.

PM: Snorkeling in the fjord and diving to view a US WWII fighter plane, followed by a midday sail to tiny Dayan island, where we snorkel or dive with manta rays.

Kudanil Explorer's 11-Day Sorong to Ambon - Day 2 - Diving in Raja Ampat
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Raja Ampat
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Dancing Birds, Manta Rays & Village Life

AM: Before dawn, a guide will lead us into the forest to see the birds of paradise. Later we stop by Arborek to snorkel and dive with manta rays.

PM: We continue to Mansuar, and trek through the island, witnessing typical Papuan village life along the way.

Kudanil Explorer's 11-Day Sorong to Ambon - Day 3 - Diving in Misool
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Papua
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Misool

Breath-taking scenery, deep bays, pinnacles, cliffs, jungle clad mountains, secluded beaches, pristine lagoons. We use Zodiacs to explore this labyrinth stopping occasionally to snorkel on pristine reefs, hike into the islands and enjoy the silence of fjords and caves. Followed by aperitifs on beautiful beaches. Misool has amongst the most pristine reef systems on earth, the diving and snorkeling are spectacular.

Kudanil Explorer's 11-Day Sorong to Ambon - Day 4 - Misool Wayag
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Raja Ampat
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Misool

Breath-taking scenery, deep bays, pinnacles, cliffs, jungle clad mountains, secluded beaches, pristine lagoons. We use Zodiacs to explore this labyrinth stopping occasionally to snorkel on pristine reefs, hike into the islands and enjoy the silence of fjords and caves. Followed by aperitifs on beautiful beaches. Misool has amongst the most pristine reef systems on earth, the diving and snorkeling are spectacular.

Kudanil Explorer's 11-Day Sorong to Ambon - Day 5 - Clownfish
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Raja Ampat
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Misool

Breath-taking scenery, deep bays, pinnacles, cliffs, jungle clad mountains, secluded beaches, pristine lagoons. We use Zodiacs to explore this labyrinth stopping occasionally to snorkel on pristine reefs, hike into the islands and enjoy the silence of fjords and caves. Followed by aperitifs on beautiful beaches. Misool has amongst the most pristine reef systems on earth, the diving and snorkeling are spectacular.

Kudanil Explorer's 11-Day Sorong to Ambon - Day 6 - Stand up Paddling
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Raja Ampat
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Pulau Koon

AM: As the tide comes in, the dinghy can find its way through the coral and we get to enjoy a picture-perfect white sandy beach of Pulau Koon, with its powder sand, turquoise water and palm trees.

PM: A perfect beach for a cocktail party. We will enjoy 2 dives, including the dive called “too many fish”.

Kudanil Explorer's 11-Day Sorong to Ambon - Day 7 - Pulau Koon Maluku
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Banda Sea
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Banda Neira, Hatta & Ai

AM: From the seabirds of Suanggi to the centuries-old nutmeg plantations and forts of Pulau Ai, stopping en route to dive and snorkel, we venture towards the storied Banda Neira harbor as the sun begins to set behind the volcano of Gunung Api. Ascend the summit of Gunung Api in the cool early morning for spectacular views of the Banda chain, or descend to the underwater world where lava flows have created a unique coral environment.

PM: Walk through Banda Neira in the afternoon to discover centuries of international influences, from European-built forts to colonial mansions, the Dutch church and the Chinese temple.

Walk through spice plantations and villages, and a midday sail to Hatta Islands where amazing reefs, turtles and pelagic species await.

There are an array of dive sites in Banda. We will typically dive in Karang Hatta, Lava Flow and for sunset contemplate a large population of Mandarine Fish. Lava Flow is a unique dive site where an erupting volcano destroyed the reef but it has regrown on the fertile grounds to an even prettier dive experience.

Kudanil Explorer's 11-Day Sorong to Ambon - Day 8 - Local Village in Band Facing Volcano
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Banda Sea
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Banda Neira, Hatta & Ai

AM: From the seabirds of Suanggi to the centuries-old nutmeg plantations and forts of Pulau Ai, stopping en route to dive and snorkel, we venture towards the storied Banda Neira harbor as the sun begins to set behind the volcano of Gunung Api. Ascend the summit of Gunung Api in the cool early morning for spectacular views of the Banda chain, or descend to the underwater world where lava flows have created a unique coral environment.

PM: Walk through Banda Neira in the afternoon to discover centuries of international influences, from European-built forts to colonial mansions, the Dutch church and the Chinese temple.

Walk through spice plantations and villages, and a midday sail to Hatta Islands where amazing reefs, turtles and pelagic species await.

There are an array of dive sites in Banda. We will typically dive in Karang Hatta, Lava Flow and for sunset contemplate a large population of Mandarine Fish. Lava Flow is a unique dive site where an erupting volcano destroyed the reef but it has regrown on the fertile grounds to an even prettier dive experience.

Kudanil Explorer's 11-Day Sorong to Ambon - Day 9 - Banda Spice Island Fort
Location
Banda Sea
Day
9 / 11

Banda Neira, Hatta & Ai

AM: From the seabirds of Suanggi to the centuries-old nutmeg plantations and forts of Pulau Ai, stopping en route to dive and snorkel, we venture towards the storied Banda Neira harbor as the sun begins to set behind the volcano of Gunung Api. Ascend the summit of Gunung Api in the cool early morning for spectacular views of the Banda chain, or descend to the underwater world where lava flows have created a unique coral environment.

PM: Walk through Banda Neira in the afternoon to discover centuries of international influences, from European-built forts to colonial mansions, the Dutch church and the Chinese temple.

Walk through spice plantations and villages, and a midday sail to Hatta Islands where amazing reefs, turtles and pelagic species await.

There are an array of dive sites in Banda. We will typically dive in Karang Hatta, Lava Flow and for sunset contemplate a large population of Mandarine Fish. Lava Flow is a unique dive site where an erupting volcano destroyed the reef but it has regrown on the fertile grounds to an even prettier dive experience.

Kudanil Explorer's 11-Day Sorong to Ambon - Day 10 - Banda Colonial Heritage Building
Location
Banda Sea
Day
10 / 11

Disembarkation

AM: After breakfast, pack and prepare to disembark at Ambon airport.

Kudanil Explorer's 11-Day Sorong to Ambon - Day 11 - Yatch at Sunset
Location
Ambon
Day
11 / 11
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11 Day - Ambon - Sorong

Sample Itinerary
itinerary map

Embarkation

PM: After arrival at Ambon Airport, we depart from Laha Bay which is one of the world’s most famous “muck diving” sites known as the “twilight zone” where divers and snorkelers can find some of the rarest and most unique marine life anywhere in the world. Ambon is famous in the circles of science and natural history as the “Galapagos of Asia”.

Kudanil Explorer's 11-Day Ambon to Sorong - Day 1 - Banda Neira
Location
Ambon
Day
1 / 11

Banda Neira, Rhun & Ai

Welcome to the heart of the Spice Islands. Banda Neira is one of the most scenic harbors to arrive in and certainly a highlight of the journey. Stepping onto the shores of Banda Neira is like taking a stroll through history. Visit Fort Belgica atop the hill overlooking Banda Neira Bay, with ancient canons reminding us of times when Banda’s production of one the most sought-after commodities was one worth fighting for. Colonial architecture is evident everywhere on the island, built by those once catapulted into wealth after completing an arduous journey for spices once worth their weight in gold.

There are 10 dive sites in Banda Neira. We will typically dive in Karang Hatta, Lava Flow and for sunset contemplate a large population of Mandarine Fish. Lava Flow is a unique dive site where an erupting volcano destroyed the reef but it has regrown on the fertile grounds to an even prettier dive experience.

Kudanil Explorer's 11-Day Ambon to Sorong - Day 2 - Kora Kora Canoe
Location
Banda Sea
Day
2 / 11

Banda Neira, Rhun & Ai

Welcome to the heart of the Spice Islands. Banda Neira is one of the most scenic harbors to arrive in and certainly a highlight of the journey. Stepping onto the shores of Banda Neira is like taking a stroll through history. Visit Fort Belgica atop the hill overlooking Banda Neira Bay, with ancient canons reminding us of times when Banda’s production of one the most sought-after commodities was one worth fighting for. Colonial architecture is evident everywhere on the island, built by those once catapulted into wealth after completing an arduous journey for spices once worth their weight in gold.

There are 10 dive sites in Banda Neira. We will typically dive in Karang Hatta, Lava Flow and for sunset contemplate a large population of Mandarine Fish. Lava Flow is a unique dive site where an erupting volcano destroyed the reef but it has regrown on the fertile grounds to an even prettier dive experience.

Kudanil Explorer's 11-Day Ambon to Sorong - Day 3 - Fort Belgica
Location
Banda Sea
Day
3 / 11

Banda Neira, Rhun & Ai

Welcome to the heart of the Spice Islands. Banda Neira is one of the most scenic harbors to arrive in and certainly a highlight of the journey. Stepping onto the shores of Banda Neira is like taking a stroll through history. Visit Fort Belgica atop the hill overlooking Banda Neira Bay, with ancient canons reminding us of times when Banda’s production of one the most sought-after commodities was one worth fighting for. Colonial architecture is evident everywhere on the island, built by those once catapulted into wealth after completing an arduous journey for spices once worth their weight in gold.

There are 10 dive sites in Banda Neira. We will typically dive in Karang Hatta, Lava Flow and for sunset contemplate a large population of Mandarine Fish. Lava Flow is a unique dive site where an erupting volcano destroyed the reef but it has regrown on the fertile grounds to an even prettier dive experience.

Kudanil Explorer's 11-Day Ambon to Sorong - Day 4 - Wakesurfing
Location
Banda Sea
Day
4 / 11

Pulau Koon

As the tide comes in, the dinghy can find its way through the coral and we get to enjoy a picture-perfect white sandy beach of Pulau Koon, with its powder sand, turquoise water and palm trees. A perfect beach for a cocktail party. We will enjoy 2 dives, including the dive called “too many fish”.

Kudanil Explorer's 11-Day Ambon to Sorong - Day 5 - Kayaking
Location
Banda Sea
Day
5 / 11

Entering Raja Ampat & Misool

Breath-taking scenery, deep bays, pinnacles, cliffs, jungle clad mountains, secluded beaches, pristine lagoons. We use Zodiacs to explore this labyrinth stopping occasionally to snorkel on pristine reefs, hike into the islands and enjoy the silence of fjords and caves. Followed by aperitifs on beautiful beaches.

Kudanil Explorer's 11-Day Ambon to Sorong - Day 6 - Misool
Location
Raja Ampat
Day
6 / 11

Entering Raja Ampat & Misool

Breath-taking scenery, deep bays, pinnacles, cliffs, jungle clad mountains, secluded beaches, pristine lagoons. We use Zodiacs to explore this labyrinth stopping occasionally to snorkel on pristine reefs, hike into the islands and enjoy the silence of fjords and caves. Followed by aperitifs on beautiful beaches.

Kudanil Explorer's 11-Day Ambon to Sorong - Day 7 - Diving in Raja Ampat
Location
Raja Ampat
Day
7 / 11

Entering Raja Ampat & Misool

Breath-taking scenery, deep bays, pinnacles, cliffs, jungle clad mountains, secluded beaches, pristine lagoons. We use Zodiacs to explore this labyrinth stopping occasionally to snorkel on pristine reefs, hike into the islands and enjoy the silence of fjords and caves. Followed by aperitifs on beautiful beaches.

Kudanil Explorer's 11-Day Ambon to Sorong - Day 8 - Hiking Waterfall in Raja Ampat
Location
Raja Ampat
Day
8 / 11

Dancing Birds, Manta Rays & Village Life

AM: Before dawn, a guide will lead us into the forest to see the birds of paradise. Later we stop by Arborek to snorkel and dive with Manta rays.

PM: We continue to Mansuar, snorkel the jetty of Yanbuba and witness typical Papuan village life along the way.

Kudanil Explorer's 11-Day Ambon to Sorong - Day 9 - Bird Watching in Papua
Location
Papua
Day
9 / 11

Pulau Batanta

AM: Sail through the mangrove to find a small wooden gangway and a rainforest path leading to an inland waterfall.

PM: Snorkeling in the fjord and diving to view a US WWII fighter plane, followed by a midday sail to tiny Dayan Island, where we snorkel or dive with Manta rays.

Kudanil Explorer's 11-Day Ambon to Sorong - Day 10 - Trekking in Forest
Location
Raja Ampat
Day
10 / 11

Disembarkation

AM: After breakfast, pack and prepare to disembark at Sorong airport.

Kudanil Explorer's 11-Day Ambon to Sorong - Day 11 - Boat in Maluku
Location
Sorong
Day
11 / 11
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12 Day - Sorong - Kaimana

Sample Itinerary
itinerary map

Embarkation

PM: After arrival at Sorong, we embark and set out west for Batanta, the smallest of the main Raja Ampat islands, untouched and offering much to discover; cocktatoos and cassowaries, Wilson’s bird of paradise, the blue-spotted tree monitor, wild boar, grey cuscus, Rousettus fruit bats and an abundance of other bird and mammal species.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Sorong to Kaimana - Day 1 - Misool
Location
Sorong
Day
1 / 12

Misool

Breathtaking scenery, deep bays, pinnacles, cliffs, jungle clad mountains, secluded beaches, pristine lagoons. This area is famous for a unique type of shark whose fins have evolved into feet-like appendages with which they swim to be able to ‘walk’ on the seabed. There is also an ancient cave with prehistoric paintings, which is still a sacred place of worship. We use Zodiacs to explore this labyrinth stopping occasionally to snorkel on pristine reefs, hike into the islands and enjoy the silence of fjords and caves. Followed by aperitifs on beautiful beaches.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Sorong to Kaimana - Day 2 - Misool
Location
Raja Ampat
Day
2 / 12

Misool

Breathtaking scenery, deep bays, pinnacles, cliffs, jungle clad mountains, secluded beaches, pristine lagoons. This area is famous for a unique type of shark whose fins have evolved into feet-like appendages with which they swim to be able to ‘walk’ on the seabed. There is also an ancient cave with prehistoric paintings, which is still a sacred place of worship. We use Zodiacs to explore this labyrinth stopping occasionally to snorkel on pristine reefs, hike into the islands and enjoy the silence of fjords and caves. Followed by aperitifs on beautiful beaches.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Sorong to Kaimana - Day 3 - Hiking Volcano
Location
Raja Ampat
Day
3 / 12

Misool

Breathtaking scenery, deep bays, pinnacles, cliffs, jungle clad mountains, secluded beaches, pristine lagoons. This area is famous for a unique type of shark whose fins have evolved into feet-like appendages with which they swim to be able to ‘walk’ on the seabed. There is also an ancient cave with prehistoric paintings, which is still a sacred place of worship. We use Zodiacs to explore this labyrinth stopping occasionally to snorkel on pristine reefs, hike into the islands and enjoy the silence of fjords and caves. Followed by aperitifs on beautiful beaches.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Sorong to Kaimana - Day 4 - Anemones
Location
Raja Ampat
Day
4 / 12

Pulau Pisang

AM: Pulau Pisang is actually a group of 3 islands offering great anchorages and spectacular white-sand beaches. The day is packed with watersports activities and a little bay makes for unforgettable water ski sessions during the day and drinks for sunset.

PM: Groups of fishermen usually pass by, curious about our activities. The islands also offer great diving, snorkeling and fishing possibilities.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Sorong to Kaimana - Day 5 - Explore the Place by Tender
Location
Raja Ampat
Day
5 / 12

Kiti-Kiti Waterfalls

AM: Visit the Kiti-Kiti Waterfalls which mouth directly into the ocean. To the side there is a beautiful beach with ancient trees filled with birdlife and orchids.

PM: We will spend most of the day enjoying the sights including a short trek into the jungle. There are also pristine nearby dive spots.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Sorong to Kaimana - Day 6 - Kiti Kiti Waterfall
Location
Raja Ampat
Day
6 / 12

Namatote

AM: At Namatote, we meet the fishermen on their bagan and with their help aim to find the whale sharks. Speed over a calm sea along the cliffs, wander through the local village.

PM: Snorkel at the southern tip of Sagin before moving onward to Triton Bay, where we anchor for the night.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Sorong to Kaimana - Day 7 - Trekking through The Forest
Location
Raja Ampat
Day
7 / 12

Exploring Triton

AM: Between three anchorages, a world to discover: whether water skiing, wakeboarding, SUP, canoeing, trekking through inland forest or diving just outside the bay. Zodiac raids through a maze of passages in karstic formation, stopping to swim on paradise beaches.

PM: Discover saltwater lakes within forests, form a convoy with longboats to journey up the river, through the mangrove and rainforest, spying birds and villages along the way. In the early evenings, aperitifs on the beach.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Sorong to Kaimana - Day 8 - Exploring Triton Bay
Location
Triton Bay
Day
8 / 12

Exploring Triton

AM: Between three anchorages, a world to discover: whether water skiing, wakeboarding, SUP, canoeing, trekking through inland forest or diving just outside the bay. Zodiac raids through a maze of passages in karstic formation, stopping to swim on paradise beaches.

PM: Discover saltwater lakes within forests, form a convoy with longboats to journey up the river, through the mangrove and rainforest, spying birds and villages along the way. In the early evenings, aperitifs on the beach.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Sorong to Kaimana - Day 9 - Local people
Location
Triton Bay
Day
9 / 12

Exploring Triton

AM: Between three anchorages, a world to discover: whether water skiing, wakeboarding, SUP, canoeing, trekking through inland forest or diving just outside the bay. Zodiac raids through a maze of passages in karstic formation, stopping to swim on paradise beaches.

PM: Discover saltwater lakes within forests, form a convoy with longboats to journey up the river, through the mangrove and rainforest, spying birds and villages along the way. In the early evenings, aperitifs on the beach.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Sorong to Kaimana - Day 10 - Exploring Triton Bay
Location
Triton Bay
Day
10 / 12

Exploring Triton

AM: Between three anchorages, a world to discover: whether water skiing, wakeboarding, SUP, canoeing, trekking through inland forest or diving just outside the bay. Zodiac raids through a maze of passages in karstic formation, stopping to swim on paradise beaches.

PM: Discover saltwater lakes within forests, form a convoy with longboats to journey up the river, through the mangrove and rainforest, spying birds and villages along the way. In the early evenings, aperitifs on the beach.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Sorong to Kaimana - Day 11 - Diving with Whaleshark
Location
Triton Bay
Day
11 / 12

Disembarkation

AM: After breakfast, pack and prepare to disembark from Kaimana Airport.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Sorong to Kaimana - Day 12 - Explore Triton Bay
Location
Kaimana
Day
12 / 12
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12 Day - Kaimana - Sorong

Sample Itinerary
itinerary map

Embarkation

AM: After arrival at Kaimana, we embark and set out for the magnificent Triton Bay.

PM: Since the passage is short, there will be a chance to do a check dive and some late afternoon swimming before sunset drinks and dinner.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Kaimana to Sorong - Day 1 - Exploring Triton Bay
Location
Kaimana
Day
1 / 12

Exploring Triton

AM: Between three anchorages, a world to discover: whether water skiing, wakeboarding, SUP, canoeing, trekking through inland forest or diving just outside the bay. Zodiac raids through a maze of passages in karstic formation, stopping to swim on paradise beaches.

PM: Discover saltwater lakes within forests, form a convoy with longboats to journey up the river, through the mangrove and rainforest, spying birds and villages along the way. In the early evenings, aperitifs on the beach.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Kaimana to Sorong - Day 2 - Diving with Whale Sharks at Triton Bay
Location
Triton Bay
Day
2 / 12

Exploring Triton

AM: Between three anchorages, a world to discover: whether water skiing, wakeboarding, SUP, canoeing, trekking through inland forest or diving just outside the bay. Zodiac raids through a maze of passages in karstic formation, stopping to swim on paradise beaches.

PM: Discover saltwater lakes within forests, form a convoy with longboats to journey up the river, through the mangrove and rainforest, spying birds and villages along the way. In the early evenings, aperitifs on the beach.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Kaimana to Sorong - Day 3 - Whaleshark
Location
Triton Bay
Day
3 / 12

Exploring Triton

AM: Between three anchorages, a world to discover: whether water skiing, wakeboarding, SUP, canoeing, trekking through inland forest or diving just outside the bay. Zodiac raids through a maze of passages in karstic formation, stopping to swim on paradise beaches.

PM: Discover saltwater lakes within forests, form a convoy with longboats to journey up the river, through the mangrove and rainforest, spying birds and villages along the way. In the early evenings, aperitifs on the beach.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Kaimana to Sorong - Day 4 - Exploring Triton Bay
Location
Triton Bay
Day
4 / 12

Namatote

At Namatote, we meet the fishermen on their bagan and with their help aim to find the whale sharks. Speed over a calm sea along the cliffs, wander through the local village and snorkel at the southern tip of Sagin before moving onward to the Kiti-Kiti waterfalls.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Kaimana to Sorong - Day 5 - Kiti Kiti Waterfall
Location
Raja Ampat
Day
5 / 12

Kiti-Kiti Waterfalls

AM: Visit the Kiti-Kiti Waterfalls which mouth directly into the ocean. To the side there is a beautiful beach with ancient trees filled with birdlife and orchids.

PM: We will spend most of the day enjoying the sights including a short trek into the jungle. There are also pristine nearby dive spots.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Kaimana to Sorong - Day 6 - Raja Ampat Manta Ray
Location
Raja Ampat
Day
6 / 12

Pulau Pisang

AM: Pulau Pisang is actually a group of 3 islands offering great anchorages and spectacular white-sand beaches. The day is packed with watersports activities and a little bay makes for unforgettable water ski sessions during the day and drinks for sunset.

PM: Groups of fishermen usually pass by, curious about our activities. The islands also offer great diving, snorkeling and fishing possibilities.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Kaimana to Sorong - Day 7 - Trekking in Forest
Location
Raja Ampat
Day
7 / 12

Misool

AM: Breathtaking scenery, deep bays, pinnacles, cliffs, jungle clad mountains, secluded beaches, pristine lagoons. This area is famous for a unique type of shark whose fins have evolved into feet-like appendages with which they swim to be able to ‘walk’ on the seabed. There is also an ancient cave with prehistoric paintings, which is still a sacred place of worship.

PM: We use Zodiacs to explore this labyrinth stopping occasionally to snorkel on pristine reefs, hike into the islands and enjoy the silence of fjords and caves. Followed by aperitifs on beautiful beaches.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Kaimana to Sorong - Day 8 - Diving with Whalesharks
Location
Raja Ampat
Day
8 / 12

Misool

AM: Breathtaking scenery, deep bays, pinnacles, cliffs, jungle clad mountains, secluded beaches, pristine lagoons. This area is famous for a unique type of shark whose fins have evolved into feet-like appendages with which they swim to be able to ‘walk’ on the seabed. There is also an ancient cave with prehistoric paintings, which is still a sacred place of worship.

PM: We use Zodiacs to explore this labyrinth stopping occasionally to snorkel on pristine reefs, hike into the islands and enjoy the silence of fjords and caves. Followed by aperitifs on beautiful beaches.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Kaimana to Sorong - Day 9 - Canoeing
Location
Raja Ampat
Day
9 / 12

Misool

AM: Breathtaking scenery, deep bays, pinnacles, cliffs, jungle clad mountains, secluded beaches, pristine lagoons. This area is famous for a unique type of shark whose fins have evolved into feet-like appendages with which they swim to be able to ‘walk’ on the seabed. There is also an ancient cave with prehistoric paintings, which is still a sacred place of worship.

PM: We use Zodiacs to explore this labyrinth stopping occasionally to snorkel on pristine reefs, hike into the islands and enjoy the silence of fjords and caves. Followed by aperitifs on beautiful beaches.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Kaimana to Sorong - Day 10 - Local Boat
Location
Raja Ampat
Day
10 / 12

Batanta

The smallest of the main Raja Ampat islands, untouched and offering much to discover; cockatoos and cassowaries, Wilson’s bird of paradise, the blue-spotted tree monitor, wild boar, grey cuscus, Rousettus fruit bats and an abundance of other bird and mammal species.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Kaimana to Sorong - Day 11 - Papua
Location
Raja Ampat
Day
11 / 12

Disembarkation

AM: After breakfast, pack and prepare to disembark from Sorong Airport.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Kaimana to Sorong - Day 12 - Alor Lembata
Location
Sorong
Day
12 / 12
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12 Day - Ambon - Kaimana

Sample Itinerary
itinerary map

Embarkation

AM: After arrival at Ambon Airport, we depart from Ambon harbor at midday. The first port of call is Nusa Laut, the smallest inhabited island of the Lease archipelago.

PM: Strolling through the village, colonial buildings and while a snorkel by the reefs of Ameth whets the churches evoke times past, appetite before we set course for Suanggi.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Ambon to Kaimana - Day 1 - Into The Banda Sea
Location
Ambon
Day
1 / 12

Into The Banda Sea

From the seabirds of Suanggi to the centuries-old nutmeg plantations and forts of Pulau Ai, stopping en route to dive and snorkel, we venture towards the storied Banda Neira harbor, welcomes by a fleet of Kora-Kora war canoes as the sun begins to set behind the volcano of Gunung Api.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Ambon to Kaimana - Day 2 - Banda Spice Island
Location
Banda Sea
Day
2 / 12

Under The Volcano

AM: Ascend the summit of Gunung Api in the cool early morning for spectacular views of the Banda chain, or descend to the underwater world where lava flows have created a unique coral environment.

PM: Walk through Banda Neira in the afternoon to discover centuries of international influences, from European-built forts to colonial mansions, the Dutch church and the Chinese temple.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Ambon to Kaimana - Day 3 - Maluku Watubela Skulls
Location
Banda Sea
Day
3 / 12

A Spice Adventure

AM: A morning trail through spice plantations and villages, and a midday sail to Hatta Islands where amazing reefs, turtles and pelagic species await.

PM: Journey through the night to Watubela.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Ambon to Kaimana - Day 4 - Banda Spice Island Fort
Location
Banda Sea
Day
4 / 12

Desert Islands

AM: Reach Watubela at dawn and hike north to south through spice plantations, coconut groves and forest, with views over the island and the sea.

PM: From the village at the southern tip, we voyage to Kurkap, an uninhabited island fringed by excellent reef for diving and snorkeling. In the evening we depart for Papua.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Ambon to Kaimana - Day 5 - Local Village in Banda Facing Volcano
Location
Banda Sea
Day
5 / 12

Chasing Water

AM: Awake to the refreshing sight of Kiti-Kiti waterfall tumbling down the Kumafa slopes to a white sand beach. Venture further inland to discover a lake of transcendent blue.

PM: In the afternoon, ride along the uninhabited Momon peninsula, stopping to snorkel in underwater caves.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Ambon to Kaimana - Day 6 - Local Poeple on Spice Island
Location
Banda Sea
Day
6 / 12

Namatote

AM: At Namatote, we meet the fishermen on their bagan and with their help find the whale sharks. Speed over a calm sea along the cliffs of Namatote, wander through the local village.

PM: Snorkel at the southern tip of Sagin before moving onward to Triton Bay, where we anchor for the night.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Ambon to Kaimana - Day 7 - Spice
Location
Banda Sea
Day
7 / 12

Exploring Triton

AM: Between three anchorages, a world to discover: whether waterskiing, wakeboarding, paddle-boarding, canoeing, trekking through inland forest or diving just outside the bay. Zodiac raids through a maze of passages in karstic formation, stopping to swim on paradise beaches.

PM: Discover saltwater lakes within forests, form a convoy with longboats to journey up the river, through the mangrove and rainforest, spying birds and villages along the way. In the early evenings, aperitifs on the beach.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Ambon to Kaimana - Day 8 - Local Children
Location
Triton Bay
Day
8 / 12

Exploring Triton

AM: Between three anchorages, a world to discover: whether waterskiing, wakeboarding, paddle-boarding, canoeing, trekking through inland forest or diving just outside the bay. Zodiac raids through a maze of passages in karstic formation, stopping to swim on paradise beaches.

PM: Discover saltwater lakes within forests, form a convoy with longboats to journey up the river, through the mangrove and rainforest, spying birds and villages along the way. In the early evenings, aperitifs on the beach.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Ambon to Kaimana - Day 9 - Kiti Kiti Waterfall
Location
Triton Bay
Day
9 / 12

Exploring Triton

AM: Between three anchorages, a world to discover: whether waterskiing, wakeboarding, paddle-boarding, canoeing, trekking through inland forest or diving just outside the bay. Zodiac raids through a maze of passages in karstic formation, stopping to swim on paradise beaches.

PM: Discover saltwater lakes within forests, form a convoy with longboats to journey up the river, through the mangrove and rainforest, spying birds and villages along the way. In the early evenings, aperitifs on the beach.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Ambon to Kaimana - Day 10 - Salt Water Lake in the middle of the Jungle
Location
Triton Bay
Day
10 / 12

Exploring Triton

AM: Between three anchorages, a world to discover: whether waterskiing, wakeboarding, paddle-boarding, canoeing, trekking through inland forest or diving just outside the bay. Zodiac raids through a maze of passages in karstic formation, stopping to swim on paradise beaches.

PM: Discover saltwater lakes within forests, form a convoy with longboats to journey up the river, through the mangrove and rainforest, spying birds and villages along the way. In the early evenings, aperitifs on the beach.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Ambon to Kaimana - Day 11 - Papua
Location
Triton Bay
Day
11 / 12

Disembarkation

AM: After breakfast, pack and prepare to disembark from Kaimana Airport.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Ambon to Kaimana - Day 12 - Kaimana
Location
Kaimana
Day
12 / 12
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12 Day - Kaimana - Ambon

Sample Itinerary
itinerary map

Embarkation

PM: After arrival at Kaimana, usually in the afternoon, we embark and set out for our first destination: the magnificent Triton Bay. Make yourself at home, settle in and look forward to a magical time ahead.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Kaimana to Ambon - Day 1 - Kaimana.jpg
Location
Kaimana
Day
1 / 12

Exploring Triton

AM: Between three anchorages, a world to discover: whether waterskiing, wakeboarding, paddle-boarding, canoeing, trekking through inland forest or diving just outside the bay. Zodiac raids through a maze of passages in karstic formation, stopping to swim on paradise beaches.

PM: Discover saltwater lakes within forests, form a convoy with longboats to journey up the river, through the mangrove and rainforest, spying birds and villages along the way. In the early evenings, aperitifs on the beach.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Kaimana to Ambon - Day 2 - Papua
Location
Triton Bay
Day
2 / 12

Exploring Triton

AM: Between three anchorages, a world to discover: whether waterskiing, wakeboarding, paddle-boarding, canoeing, trekking through inland forest or diving just outside the bay. Zodiac raids through a maze of passages in karstic formation, stopping to swim on paradise beaches.

PM: Discover saltwater lakes within forests, form a convoy with longboats to journey up the river, through the mangrove and rainforest, spying birds and villages along the way. In the early evenings, aperitifs on the beach.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Kaimana to Ambon - Day 3 - Saltwater Lake in the middle of the Jungle
Location
Triton Bay
Day
3 / 12

Exploring Triton

AM: Between three anchorages, a world to discover: whether waterskiing, wakeboarding, paddle-boarding, canoeing, trekking through inland forest or diving just outside the bay. Zodiac raids through a maze of passages in karstic formation, stopping to swim on paradise beaches.

PM: Discover saltwater lakes within forests, form a convoy with longboats to journey up the river, through the mangrove and rainforest, spying birds and villages along the way. In the early evenings, aperitifs on the beach.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Kaimana to Ambon - Day 4 - Kiti Kiti Waterfall
Location
Triton Bay
Day
4 / 12

Exploring Triton

AM: Between three anchorages, a world to discover: whether waterskiing, wakeboarding, paddle-boarding, canoeing, trekking through inland forest or diving just outside the bay. Zodiac raids through a maze of passages in karstic formation, stopping to swim on paradise beaches.

PM: Discover saltwater lakes within forests, form a convoy with longboats to journey up the river, through the mangrove and rainforest, spying birds and villages along the way. In the early evenings, aperitifs on the beach.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Kaimana to Ambon - Day 5 - Local Children
Location
Triton Bay
Day
5 / 12

Swimming With Whale Sharks

AM: At Namatote, we meet the fishermen on their bagan and with their help find the whale sharks. Speed over a calm sea along the cliffs, wander through the local village.

PM: Snorkel at the southern tip of Sagin before moving onward to the Kiti-Kiti waterfalls.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Kaimana to Ambon - Day 6 - Spice
Location
Banda Sea
Day
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Chasing Water

AM: Visit the Kiti-Kiti Waterfalls which mouth directly into the ocean. To the side there is a beautiful beach with ancient trees filled with birdlife and orchids.

PM: We will spend most of the day enjoying the sights including a short trek into the jungle. There are also pristine nearby dive spots.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Kaimana to Ambon - Day 7 - Local People
Location
Banda Sea
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Desert Islands

AM: Reach Watubela at dawn and hike north to south through spice plantations, coconut groves and forest, with views over the island and the sea.

PM: From the village at the southern tip, we voyage to Kurkap, an uninhabited island fringed by excellent reef for diving and snorkeling.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Kaimana to Ambon - Day 8 - Local Village Facing Volcano
Location
Banda Sea
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A Spice Adventure

A morning trail through spice plantations and villages, and a midday sail to Hatta Islands where amazing reefs, turtles and pelagic species await.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Kaimana to Ambon - Day 9 - Banda Spice Island Fort
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Spice Islands
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Under The Volcano

AM: Ascend the summit of Gunung Api in the cool early morning for spectacular views of the Banda chain, or descend to the underwater world where lava flows have created a unique coral environment.

PM: Walk through Banda Neira in the afternoon to discover centuries of international influences, from European-built forts to colonial mansions, the Dutch church and the Chinese temple.

Kudanil Explorer's 12-Day Kaimana to Ambon - Day 10 - Maluku Watubela Skulls
Location
Banda Sea
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Into The Banda Sea

From the seabirds of Suanggi to the centuries-old nutmeg plantations and forts of Pulau Ai, stopping en route to dive and snorkel, we venture towards the storied Banda Neira harbour, welcomes by a fleet of Kora-Kora war canoes as the sun begins to set behind the volcano of Gunung Api.