Banda Islands

Maluku’s 11 tiny and isolated Banda Islands were once the world’s only source of nutmeg, shaping the history of colonialism in the East Indies from the 16th century onwards. Here, you can visit old forts, stroll though nutmeg plantations, climb Gunung Api volcano, and marvel at the rich marine life.

Cruises You May Like

Kingdoms of Coral, Karst and Cloves in association with ASA

Historian and seafaring expert, Jeffrey Mellefont, leads us though the spectacular marine landscapes of Raja Ampat – home to karst spires, birds of paradise, and the world’s most bio-diverse coral reefs – to the clove plantations of the fabled Sultanate of Ternate.
Jan 2019
12 days / 11 nights

Wonderful Komodo Cruise

A six-day cruise through the waters of Komodo National Park encountering an amazing variety of wildlife from Komodo Dragons to flying foxes, sea eagles and giant manta rays, while visiting white-sand beaches, snorkelling colourful reefs or ascending savannah-wrapped hills offering spectacular views.
May 2018
6 days / 5 nights

Beautiful Birds, Bays, and the Underwater World

This 10-day expert-led cruise on board the Katharina, takes us along the coast of West Papua through Raja Ampat in search of the extraordinary birds of paradise, while visiting remote Papuan villages and snorkelling magnificent coral reefs along the way.
Oct thru Nov 2018
10 days / 9 nights

Raja Ampat Action and Adventure

On this action-focussed cruise through Raja Ampat, you’ll trek through jungles to spot birds of paradise, float with stingless jellyfish, explore caves, lagoons and waterfalls, and snorkel and paddle in search of large marine life.
Nov thru Dec 2018
10 days / 9 nights

Dragons, Bats, Butterflies & Bugs

Encounter rare indigenous creatures, great and small, from Komodo Dragons to bats, butterflies and bugs, as we cruise through magnificent scenery, gently trek through river valleys and savannah grasslands, and snorkel in the clear waters of the Komodo National Park.
Sep 2018
8 days / 7 nights

Wallace Trails & Sails I

This expert-led cruise from Ambon to Sorong honours Alfred Russel Wallace – 19th century British naturalist and co-founder of the theory of evolution. We will explore, on land and underwater, what captivated Wallace about this part of the world, including the birds of paradise.
Oct 2018
12 days / 11 nights

The Avian World of East Sulawesi

Birdwatchers will relish this specialist cruise up the east coast of Sulawesi, with the chance to spot some rare indigenous birds including hornbills, eagles, doves, malkohas, fantails, kingfishers and bee-eaters. Meanwhile the coral reefs teem with a huge diversity marine life.
Feb 2018
10 days / 9 nights

Orangutans And Dragons

A two-in-one adventure that will take you on a river-boat cruise through Central Kalimantan in search of proboscis monkeys and orangutans, followed by a sea voyage from Bali to Flores, visiting beaches, villages, waterfalls, a mysterious lake, and the legendary Komodo Dragons.
Apr thru Jul 2018
12 days / 11 nights

Papua's Whale Sharks & Birds of Paradise I & II

This ten-day cruise follows in the footsteps of Alfred Russel Wallace and offers plenty of culture and snorkelling, with potential exciting encounters with whale sharks, manta rays, and birds of paradise in their natural habitat.
Oct thru Nov 2018
10 days / 9 nights

Tribal Weaving of the Lesser Sunda Islands Pre-Cruise

Travel with us by land to some remote villages on the island of Flores. Witness natural dyeing techniques, buy textiles from the villagers, taste local culinary favourites and see the famous towering Kelimutu volcano with its three, multi-coloured crater lakes.
May 2018
3 days / 2 nights