Blue Water Holidays
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
Experts in River and Small Ship Cruising Holidays since 2002
01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

The Heart of Indonesia

Visit traditional Indonesian villages to discover the unique culture, witness Orangutan’s in their natural habitat at Tanjung Puting National Park and visit one of the seven Pink Beaches on the planet on this 11-night expedition cruise of the Indonesian Archipelago.

Cruise Only
11 nights

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Komodo Dragon
  • Komodo National Park
  • Pink Beach, Flores
  • Village on Sumbawa
  • Wild Orangutan
  • Beach at Sumbawa Island

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Journey to the fascinating Indonesian Archipelago with its rainforest-covered islands, stunning beaches and extraordinary culture on this wonderful 11-night cruise expedition. Begin your adventure in vibrant Singapore before heading to the idyllic and relaxing Tembelan Islands.

Visit the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Tanjung Putting National Park to watch Orangutans in their natural habitat and witness the exciting Sumbawa buffalo race in Sumbawa before spending an afternoon ashore at the remarkable Pink Beach.

Observe the famous and pre-historic looking Komodo Dragon in Komodo National Park, meet the locals and explore the tribal villages of Maumere and immerse yourself in the amazing culture including the traditional architecture and ceremonies on the island of Alor.

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The Heart of Indonesia

Day 1 - Singapore

Embark Le Laperouse in Singapore.

Day 2 - Tembelan Islands (Indonesia)

Call at the Tembelan Islands, the perfect destination for relaxing next to the waters edge before setting sail late this afternoon.

Day 3 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 4 - Tanjung Puting National Park

Head into the heart of an ancient tropical forest at Tanjung Puting National Park in southern Borneo for the opportunity to view orangutans in their natural environment - an unforgettable memory at one of Indonesia's must-see sites.

Day 5 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 6 - Sumbawa

Arrive in the port of Badas and head to Pamulung Village with a local guide. Learn about the intriguing Sumbawa culture which has only gotten stronger over the centuries. Meet the head of the village and discover the amazing local traditions of rice pounding and weaving before witnessing a wedding procession. Before heading back to the ship, enjoy an exciting Sumbawa buffalo race which will be held to honour the visit.

Day 7 - Pink Beach, Komodo

Visit Indonesia's iconic pink beach which is just one of seven beaches on the planet with powder pink sand. Snorkel among the coral reef in the crystal-clear waters where colourful exotic fish can be seen or spend the afternoon lounging on the sand.

Day 8 - Loh Liang, Komodo

Loh Liang is the gateway to Komodo National Park, a protected nature reserve which was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991. Explore the remarkable marine environment and many terrestrial species including the famous giant prehistoric-looking Komodo Dragons.

Day 9 - Maumere, Flores

The people of Flores have an ancient culture which dates back thousands of years as well as many historical traditions that are recreated through song and dance. Explore Maumere, a bustling trading town and coastal paradise that is not often visited by tourists. Soak up the charming atmosphere as you tour the tribal villages and markets in the hinterland of Maumere.

Day 10 - Alor

The people of Alor including the Takpala indigenous group have a unique culture that is still thriving today, so much so that the tradition architecture and ceremonies have been carefully preserved. Alor is also known as the island of a Thousand Moko’s (small bronze kettledrum) however, it is a mystery as to how the Moko's got to Alor as they are believed to have originated from the Dong Son culture of Vietnam. Join a local tour guide for a visit to Tapkala Village and explore the Museum of a Thousand Mokos before visiting the bustling main market of Kalabahi.

Day 11 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 12 - Darwin (Australia)

Disembark Le Laperouse in Darwin.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 11-night full-board expedition on Le Lapérouse
  • Zodiac outings and landings accompanied by an expedition team of naturalist guides
  • Captain's welcome cocktail and gala dinner
  • Open bar with wine, beer and house champagne throughout
  • 24 hour room service
  • Evening entertainment
  • Complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi on board

Price Does Not Include

  • Flights and transfers - we can arrange these for you
  • Port charges and taxes
  • Optional shore excursions (sold on board)
  • Personal expenses and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
Map for The Heart of Indonesia