D a y 1
- You will be greeted by your SeaTrek tour leader at the airport in the morning and taken to the boat, and after settling into your new home for the next ten days we will set course for the southernmost islands part of the Raja Ampat National Park.
- After an alfresco lunch, we will stop off for our first swim and snorkel of the voyage on a coral reef, before continuing on our way south. Pre-dinner cocktails will be served on the back deck as the sun goes down and brings an end to our first day as we cruise on through the night.
D a y 2
- Today we wake up at the eastern end of the Misool archipelago, a picturesque chain of jungle-covered limestone islets with spectacular corals reefs offering some fantastic snorkelling.
- We will spend the day exploring the many inlets and bays and beaches with some trekking, swimming and snorkelling. We will also break out the kayaks and paddle boards for some seaborne adventuring.
- After our full day of island-hopping we will spend a quiet night at anchor under the stars.
D a y 3
- After an early breakfast, our day starts with a swim and a snorkel through a giant dome-roofed sea cave filled with massive stalagmites and stalactites, undoubtedly one of the area’smost memorable experiences.
- We will then move on to the mysterious stingless jellyfish lake, one of only 20 in the world where these amazing creatures exist, and swim amongst the many thousands of stingless animals.
- Using our tenders, we will visit some mysterious skull cairns in sea-cave cemeteries, and prehistoric cave paintings, estimated to be anything between 3,000 to 5,000 years old and depicting various human figures and huge human hands, fish and flowers.
D a y 4
- Today, the island of Batanta offers us a change of scenery and a chance to stretch our legs with an adventurous jungle trek filled with birds, butterflies and insects.
- Starting at a local village, our guides will lead us through the forest on a short walk to the first of two waterfalls, where we can swim and cool off. The fitter of the group can keep heading upriver where a second, larger cascade awaits.
- After getting back to the boat and having lunch, we will go snorkelling and get the paddle boards and kayaks in the water, before heading north later in the afternoon an overnight cruise to a beautiful group of uninhabited islands north of the equator.
D a y 5
- Today you will awake in one of the most beautiful groups of islands in the whole of Indonesia. The beauty of the forest-covered limestone islets is matched only by the brilliant colours and vibrancy of the reefs and the marine life that flourishes below.
D a y 6
- We will snorkel, swim, trek and explore the many lagoons, coves, white sandy beaches and snorkel on the magnificent coral reefs, and for those who dare, there are some spectacular but nearly vertical climbs that are rewarded with magnificent panoramas.
- We will spend a quiet night here at anchor and head south at around noon.
D a y 7
- South of the Equator we will spend the morning snorkelling and kayaking amongst three small islands linked together by some pristine coral reefs, or you can simply choose to relax on the beach.
- After lunch, we will visit a pearl farm tucked away in a protected, deep water cove and tour the facilities to learn how this precious commodity is produced and harvested. Pearling is an important industry and provides employment for many people in the local area.
D a y 8
- This morning will explore a small group of limestone islands filled with coves and beautiful reefs. After breakfast we will go ashore for a short climb to a vantage point where we can survey our beautiful surroundings, before heading out to snorkel on the beautiful reefs.
- During lunch we will head to a small island to visit with the local community of Asai People. We will take a tour through the village and then be treated cultural performance of traditional song and dance by the local children.
- After this we will head out to snorkel on a nearby reef, where we might just have the chance of seeing manta rays, who sometimes come in to feed.
D a y 9
- Today sees a super early start as we head off into the forest in search of the incredible Red Bird of Paradise. The walk takes about 40 minutes, and as we arrive at the bird site at dawn, if we are lucky, we will see the incredible mating displays of these birds in the canopy of the rainforest. This is a David Attenborough moment if ever there was one.
- We will then walk through a colourful local village and meet the people who call this wonderful corner of paradise home and see how they live their daily lives.
- Back on the boat we will head off for some more great snorkelling and the chance to visit a small local island which has been set up as a sanctuary for giant coconut crabs by a local man, who wants to protect these increasingly endangered animals.
- Tonight, as our cruise draws to a close, we will have a farewell beach BBQ and party with the crew under the stars.
D a y 1 0
- This morning we will wake up off a small island near to our final destination and have a final swim and snorkel on a healthy local reef.
- After this we will cruise into port, where we will say goodbye to our captain and crew before moving to the airport for our onward travel in the afternoon.