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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.