With over 300 different ethnic groups and nearly 700 languages among them, Indonesia is as diverse a nation as you will find anywhere on Earth. As we cruise, we aim to provide you with many opportunities to visit and meet with the local people. We will stop in towns and villages en route to visit schools and royal households, browse and shop in traditional markets, feast on local fare, watch weavers and blacksmiths plying their trade, explore colonial-era forts and historical buildings, see pinisi boats being built on the shore, and simply walk through the pretty lanes of the villages while sharing a smile and a laugh with friendly people going about their daily lives.
Indonesia is home to around 18,000 islands that stretch over 5,000 km from east to west, covering an area bigger than the Continental U.S.A., thus making it the largest archipelago on earth. With so much water surrounding this country, the best way to experience it is by ship – a SeaTrek ship, preferably. We offer travellers lots of different cruise options for getting off the beaten track to visit remote towns and villages, jungles filled with birds and beasts, underwater reefs teeming with fish and corals, and masses of untouched white sandy beaches that lie in the shade of coconut palms swaying gently in the tropical breeze.
Flora & Fauna
Steamy jungles, dry savannahs, coral atolls, mangrove forests, smoking volcanoes; Indonesia has a wide range of habitats that are home to numerous species of plants and animals, including fabulous tropical birds: hornbills, cockatoos and the rare birds of paradise; an abundance of coral gardens and reef life, turtles and sea snakes, and larger marine creatures such as whale sharks, manta rays, whales and dolphins; as well as orangutans, monkeys, tree kangaroos and the legendary Komodo dragons. With so much natural wonder above and below the water, SeaTrek takes great pride is being able to give guests the opportunity to experience these and more, up-close-and-personal in their wild and wonderful natural habitats.