Bali & Komodo Island
Few areas in Asia can match the cultural and natural diversity of Indonesia’s Lesser Sunda Islands and the majestic Komodo National Park. Your Bali & Komodo Island adventure is an exploration of some of the most beautiful places in Bali followed by a leisure expedition aboard a traditional, wooden, phinisi boat, from Bali to Komodo Island.
Your luxury Bali tour
Beginning with a tour of some of Bali’s most iconic temples and spectacular rice terraces, and rising through the magic of a spiritual journey with a cleansing purification ritual and a guided meditation session conducted by a Hindu priest, Bali will continue to enchant you while you relish a very special lunch in a blissful setting in the rice fields. You will also get to enjoy a day to yourself. Go exploring, visit art galleries, museums, and a traditional market where you can shop for handicrafts and souvenirs before a tour of East Bali and the chance to snorkel and unwind beachside.
Your cruise adventure
Aboard the beautiful Ombak Putih, you’ll cruise through azure seas, magnificent scenery, and a panorama of islands, discovering new wonders on a daily basis with opportunities to visit quiet coastal villages, waterfall-fed river pools, volcanic islands, and a mysterious crater lake. Meet sea gypsies and boat-builders, witness tribal rituals, and encounter an amazing variety of wildlife from gentle whale sharks to the famous Komodo dragons, flying foxes, sea eagles, cockatoos, and giant manta rays. At the end of your cruise, an uninhabited island will beckon you ashore for a quintessential, toes-in-the-sand, celebration under the stars, complete with a bonfire, barbeque, and dancing to songs and music performed by the ship’s crew. Please note, the Ombak Putih is only available during certain seasons, and at other times a different vessel may be proposed.
Snorkel the kaleidoscopic beauty of the underwater world – home to over one thousand species of marine life; gently trek through river valleys or ascend savannah-wrapped hills offering dazzling views of jungle-clad mountain ranges and towering volcanoes, and encounter, at a safe distance, Indonesia’s living dinosaurs, the awe-inspiring, giant lizards known as Komodo dragons. Unlimited use of stand-up paddleboards and sea kayaks adds yet another dimension to your nature explorations.
When not aboard your cruise, you’ll spend four nights in a stunning hotel in Bali’s hinterland and one night in a charming seaside hotel on Bali’s tranquil east coast. Your final night will be spent in an impressive resort on the island of Flores.
Indonesian cuisine is as rich, complex, and varied as the culture and the people that live on the six thousand populated islands of the archipelago, while the luscious creations of Bali’s top chefs are testament to the high quality of the fresh produce of this fertile little island. During your tour, you will have the opportunity to taste a selection of delicious and authentic Balinese dishes at a streetside eatery in Bali. Enjoy both Indonesian and Western cuisine in your hotels and during your Bali Komodo cruise aboard the Ombak Putih, where your meals will be served buffet style including plenty of fresh fish and seafood.