SEE & EXPERIENCE
In order to secure control of the nutmeg trade in the early 1600s, the Dutch built their first fort on the island of Banda – Fort Nassau. This was shortly followed by Belgica to fortify the hill. The fort served as the main military and administrative base of the Dutch in the Banda Islands for many years.
Set at 1000m above sea level are the three crater lakes of Kelimutu, a dormant volcano on the island of Flores. Each lakes colour changes periodically according to the volcanic activity and varying mineral content at the time. The water tends to be a varying shade of reds or greens.
Witness the power of the pacific ring of fire on which Indonesia sits by watching an active volcano in all its glory. From the comfort of the deck, marvel at fiery eruptions and lava cascading into the sea – at a safe distance, of course.
There are over 100 tribes living on the islands of Alor. Set in relative isolation, a traditional way of life continues in many of its villages. Witness the traditional lego-lego dance, binding together young and old, with everyone dancing hand in hand.
These trips travel from Komodo and up to Raja Ampat to relocate the boat as the weather changes taking in a choice of destinations including the islands of Banda, Flores and Alor. Discover the history of the spice trade, explore colonial fortresses, hike up a volcano, and enjoy diverse wildlife in and out of the water.
No “Set Date Departures” available