Journey from Australia, across the Banda and Java Seas, to explore the diverse islands, landscapes, cultures and wildlife found here while ashore or underwater over coral reefs. Snorkel in Indonesia’s Coral Triangle, and be dazzled by the diversity of the underwater life at destinations such as Anano Island. Encounter captivating expressions of local culture in the ornate funereal homes of the Torajan people, and in a collection of other sites so fascinating they have been proposed for UNESCO World Heritage status. Visit Tanjung Puting National Park and Camp Leakey to learn of Dr. Biruté Galdikas’ ground-breaking work with orangutans, as well as possible up-close encounters with these intelligent and threatened animals. Throughout the voyage, learn about the history, geology, culture, wildlife and botany of this spectacular area from lecture presentations offered by your knowledgeable on board Expedition Team.