Maumere

Blessed with a long coastline backed by layered hills, Maumere is one of the main gateways to Flores.  It still maintains a charming atmosphere – a mix of a dusty, busy town and coastal paradise. Florinese cultural and natural history, and curious objets d’art, can be seen at Bikon Blewut Museum.

Cruises You May Like

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

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

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 Christmas & New Year Cruise

To celebrate Christmas & the New Year, we will take you on a far-reaching exploration of Raja Ampat – one of the least visited but most memorable adventure-destinations on our planet – in search of wildlife, marine life and birds of paradise.
Dec 2017 thru Jan 2018
10 days / 9 nights

Tribal Weaving of the Lesser Sunda Islands with David & Sue Richardson

Together we will explore the extraordinary ancestral traditions and amazing landscapes of the Lesser Sunda Islands, where textiles are the predominant form of artistic expression. Every region has its own unique textile culture, its own style of dress, and its own motifs.
May 2018
13 days / 12 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

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

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

Seabirds, Cetaceans and Spices

In the company of seabird expert, Gert de Jong, we will encounter Komodo dragons, the marine life of the Wakatobi National Park and the seabird colonies of the Banda Sea, while also exploring the illustrious history of the spice trade.
Sep 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