Bali to LaBuan Bajo, South Pacific
Day 1 – Bali to Moyo
Prior to embarkation which will take place in Moyo, enjoy a transfer from Bali Ngurah Rai airport by charter float plane with VIP treatment.
During the 1 hour plane trip, fly over the stunning Rinjani Volcano in Lombok Island and circle around for observation. Land on the paradisiac waters of Moyo Island right next to M/Y ExuMa who awaits for embarkation.
Day 2 – Moyo & Satonda
Spend half a day in Moyo’s beautiful nature reserve located off the North West tip of Sumbawa Island. Wonderful snorkelling, diving and land activities awaits.
There is also the possibility of using amanwana resort luxury tents which are set in the jungle, almost camouflaged.
Cruise to Satonda where there’s a beautiful crater lake to enjoy. Watch the fruit bats taking off in search of food at sunset.
Overnight cruise to North Sangeang.
Day 3 – Morning in North Sangeang Spend the morning in the north of Sangeang, the round and volcanic island. The volcano remains active but did not erupt since 1988. Fringed by black sand beaches to explore on foot, or snorkel/ dive on beautiful colorful coral reefs and volcanic bubble field. If you get cold underwater, you can warm your hands in the thermal vents where geothermally heated water is produced.
Day 3 – Afternoon in Banta Banta Island lies just outside the Komodo National Park. Several astonishing semicircular bay offer great protected anchorages perfect for water sports. The diving is outstanding from current swept submerged reefs to one of the best night dives on the trip. There is also an easy 30 minute hill climb for a spectacular sunset vista back into the bay.
Day 4 – North Komodo Spend the morning diving, enjoying the marvelous beach and of course observing the famous Komodo Dragons. The bay at Batu Moncho is secluded and protected with beautiful reefs and beaches. The offshore island of Gili Lawalaut is the launch point for some of the best diving in the area. Current swept reefs are home to different species of pelagic fish and sharks which have benefitted from the protection of the area since it was made a World Heritage Site in 1980.
Day 5 – Rinca & Padar Meet with the local guide at the ranger station of Loh Buaya, north Rinca for Dragon Trekking where you might also encounter buffalo, deer and birdlife. The Dragons of Komodo are prehistoric reptiles that have recently been identified as the largest venomous animal on the planet. after lunch, cruise to the natural harbour of Padar. In this location, the dragon population was driven off by a wildfire decades ago, so Padar offers safe unaccompanied walking. From the eastern bay it is a gentle 20 minute walk over the hill to the West side of the island. Look out for huge herds of deer and enjoy the view of the west. Enjoy a perfect late afternoon or sunset dinner on the island where provision can be brought by tender.
Day 6 – South Komodo & South Rinca Spend the morning in Loh Sera, South Komodo, witnessing another beautiful sandy bay. Just around the corner is the world class Manta alley diving/snorkelling spot. Get up close and personal with these gentle giants of the ocean as they filter the rich, cool planktonic waters with gaping mouths. Cruise over lunch to the picturesque Horseshoe Bay in South Rinca and watch the Komodo Dragons come right down to the ocean in the afternoon cool, while nesting sea eagles display their fishing prowess. Cool waters will reward the divers with a view of the richest reefs of the trip. Overnight cruise to Labuan Bajo.
Day 7 – Labuan Bajo Disembark in Labuan Bajo airport in the morning. Labuan Bajo sits as a peaceful fishing site. It comprises comprehensive tourist facilities and is seen as a favorable location due to its accessibility through air, land and sea. The nice atmosphere offers travelers a relaxing basecamp in between marvelous adventures. If you wish to extend your stay onboard M/Y ExuMa for an extra day, the tribal villages of South Flores offer a unique glimpse of isolated culture and customs. Heading North by road, you can experience the spectacular tribal Caci dance, unique to Flores.