Lembata

Famous for their traditional whale hunting culture, Lembata Island is the largest island of the Solor Archipelago. The scenery is breathtaking, from the ever imposing ‘Ile Ape’ volcano to the palm-fringed bays to the vibrant local markets – beauty and excitement is everywhere. The beautiful ikat weavings are made from locally grown, handspun cotton using natural dyes. 

 

Cruises You May Like

Jewels of Raja Ampat

Starting and ending in Sorong, West Papua, we will take you on a cruise through the natural splendour of Raja Ampat, home to the most bio-diverse coral reefs in the world, as well as a unique birdlife that includes the birds of paradise.
Jan 2018 thru Feb 2019
10 days / 9 nights

Corals, Cultures & Dragons: North Sulawesi to Flores

Immersing ourselves in the unique nature and island culture of East Sulawesi, we will snorkel on magnificent reefs, explore remote villages, and go on jungle treks to spot endemic birds, before finally encountering the fearsome Komodo dragons on Rinca Island.
Mar 2018
12 days / 11 nights

Jewels of Raja Ampat Christmas Cruise

Starting and ending in Sorong, West Papua, our Christmas cruises will introduce you to the natural splendour of Raja Ampat, home to the most bio-diverse coral reefs in the world, as well as a unique birdlife that includes the birds of paradise.
Dec 2017
10 days / 9 nights

Wallace Trails and Sails III with Alexander Reeuwijk

Following in the path of Victorian naturalist, Alfred Russel Wallace, this cruise explores the natural delights of Seram and all the way up into Raja Ampat, where we will explore the wonders of the natural world both above and below the water, including kaleidoscopic coral reefs and the spellbinding birds of paradise.
Dec 2017
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

Jewels of Raja Ampat New Year Cruise

Come see in the New Year as we take you on a cruise through the natural splendour of Raja Ampat, home to the most bio-diverse coral reefs in the world, as well as a unique birdlife that includes the birds of paradise.
Dec 2017 thru Jan 2018
10 days / 9 nights

Dances, Dragons and Magical Lakes I & II

Immerse yourself in the Komodo National Park and Indonesia’s Lesser Sunda Islands on a voyage of discovery from Bali to Flores, or Flores to Bali, visiting remote beaches, villages, jungle-clad mountain ranges, volcanoes, rivers, waterfalls, a mysterious lake, and the legendary Komodo Dragons.
Mar thru Oct 2018
8 days / 7 nights

Spice Traders, Island Tramps and Sea Gypsies in Association with ASA

Seafaring history expert, Jeffrey Mellefont, leads an adventure through ancient monsoon sailing routes to some of Indonesia’s remotest islands, connecting us with the true nature of this island nation: a maritime crossroads of rare spices, sea-borne trade, migration and boat-builders.
Jan thru Feb 2018
12 days / 11 nights

The Scents of the Spice Islands I & II

Cruising between Ambon and Ternate in two directions, these exciting voyages will visit the remote Banda islands, where we will wander through the nutmeg plantations, and retrace ‘the marine spice route’ north through the Moluccan islands to the clove plantations of the fabled Sultanate of Ternate.
Sep thru Oct 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