Join our small ship expedition “Ancient Kingdoms of the East Indies Islands” on a 10-night voyage aboard Coral Adventurer from Benoa (Bali) to Singapore. On this unique journey of discovery, you will experience ancient seafaring and island cultures, intriguing architecture, UNESCO World-heritage historic sites and maritime traditions steeped in centuries-old beliefs.
Witness the confluence of history and culture in a region which was once at the heart of global maritime trade. Meet the fishermen at the helm of elaborate fishing vessels of Perencak, see the mesmerising warrior-like Gandrung dance, wander through royal cemeteries and visit ancient UNESCO-listed temples. At the famed ninth century Bororbudur and Prambanan Temples, enjoy a rare opportunity to see the Ramayana Ballet in a setting once ruled by early Sailendra and Sanjaya dynasties. Continue the cultural immersion amidst the charming laneways of old Batavia with a Javanese traditional Wayang Kulit shadow puppetry performance, selected by UNESCO for its significant cultural heritage.
Along the way relax on white-sand beaches and snorkel over vibrant coral gardens of this rarely explored archipelagos.