Expedition to Borneo & Beyond

Expedition to Borneo & Beyond

From AUD $6,330

Description

From Singapore to Bali, set sail on a 10-day expedition cruise aboard Le Lapérouse, into the heart of fascinating Indonesia.

With more than 700 languages spoken on the multitude of islands that form it, Indonesia is the result of a real cultural melting-pot. This diversity can also be found in its landscapes, which alternate between jungle, volcanic mountains and white-sand beaches.

After calling in at the Tembelan Islands, a dream destination for those who enjoy lazing at the water’s edge, set off to meet the Orang-utans of Tanjung Puting National Park, in southern Borneo. An unforgettable moment in the midst of an ancient tropical forest.

In Badas, you will be welcomed by the inhabitants of Pamulung village, where you will be able to witness a traditional ceremony.

Finish your trip with a visit to Komodo National Park. This wild and isolated island is home to the famous giant prehistoric-looking lizards, as well as Pink Beach, celebrated for its pinkish sand, a result of the colour pigments of the organ pipe coral found in the area.

Trip Name
Expedition to Borneo & Beyond
Days
10
Overview
Vessel Type: Luxury Length: 127 metres Passenger Capacity: 92 cabins Built: 2017/2018 Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed cabins, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 cabins and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience. Aboard this ship that flies the French flag, you will experience the incomparable pleasure of an intimate cruise, with the possibility of exploring an ever-increasing range of destinations in an ethnic-chic ambiance with luxury service. Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel. RESTAURANTS As it is an essential part of French culture, gastronomy will naturally have pride of place aboard this new ship. Through its two restaurants, Le Lapérouse will invite you on a journey to elegance and epicureanism. In a relaxed atmosphere, a first dining area located on Deck 3 and able to seat 70 will serve grilled meats daily, along with a variety of salads and desserts. To the back of Deck 4, you will find a 260 m² panoramic restaurant which can accommodate all of our passengers in a single sitting. Designed differently to that on our other ships, this dining area, which opens onto the outside, will have a buffet of salads, desserts and cheeses at your disposal. Our discreet and attentive crew will provide table service for hot meals. PUBLIC AREAS Like Le Boréal and its sisterships, Le Lapérouse has many common areas that are designed and equipped to meet all of your needs while preserving the intimacy of each passenger. A 140 m² reception area includes: A reception/concierge desk, An excursions desk, The ship’s administrative services, The sales office, manned by our Guest Relations Officer, Our 50 m² boutique which sells clothing, jewellery, beauty products, postcards and various accessories, Toilets accessible to passengers with reduced mobility. A new hydraulic platform with adjustable height provides: Easier boarding than on any other cruise ship, Easier Zodiac embarkation and disembarkation for expeditions, Easier access to the sea for swimming and practising various water sports such as kayaking or paddle-boarding. A pool deck offering: A pool with a panoramic view, equipped with a counter-current swimming system, A pleasant solarium, An outdoor bar and lounge with armchairs and sofas. A 200 m² main lounge which can accommodate all of our passengers to share convivial moments and to host activities organised during the day or evening. Lastly, a theatre that seats 188, equipped with: The latest sound and lighting technology, A LED wall as the stage backdrop, for the projection of high-resolution images and videos.

Itinerary



Day 1 - Day 1 - SINGAPORE
Nicknamed the Garden City, Singapore stretches across Malaysia's southern-most region. Experience the vibrant hustle and bustle of this city-state for yourself at the Marina Bay. No too far away is the historic centre, offering up a unique smorgasbord of neoclassical buildings and contemporary towers. Decked out in topiary, the pavements of Orchard Road are also home to countless shopping centres. The colourful markets in Chinatown and Little India are the perfect opportunity to quell hunger pangs in a hawker centre, one of the city's traditional snack bars. Between the two districts, get a slice of history with a trip to the Raffles dock. It was here that Englishman Sir Raffles, the founder of the city, is said to have arrived one fateful day in January 1819.
Day 2 - Day 2 - PULAU JENGKULAN
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Day 3 - Day 3 - AT SEA
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Day 4 - Day 4 - TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARC
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Day 5 - Day 5 - AT SEA
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Day 6 - Day 6 - BANJUWANGI (IJEN VULCANO)
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Day 7 - Day 7 - SUMBAWA, BADAS & PULAU MOJO
The port of Badas is part of the greater township of Sumbawa Besar, on the island of Sumbawa. Like most of Sumbawa the people hold their culture strong as a major part of their identity. The island has a strong influence from the Makassarese of Sulawesi, who over the centuries have introduced a lot of their culture into Sumbawa. Join your expedition team and local guides for a tour by bus to Pamulung Village where you will be welcomed by the head of the village and have the opportunity to witness first-hand the local traditions of rice pounding, weaving and also witness a wedding procession. Your visit will conclude with an exciting Sumbawa buffalo race, an event that will be held in honour of our visit.
Day 8 - Day 8 - PINK BEACH KOMODO NATIONAL PARK
Imagine a pure blue sky with only a few cotton wool clouds lazily bobbing across it, a calm sea that gently laps against a beach where the soft sand is neither golden nor black, but a delicate powder pink... Pink Beach is one of just seven beaches on the planet where this very special pink sand can be seen. The distinct pink hue results from the mixture of calcareous white sand with the eroded deep red skeleton of the organ pipe coral. The fringing coral reef is in excellent condition, the waters are crystal clear and harbour colourful reef fish that can be found just a short distance from shore. Enjoy an afternoon ashore at Pink beach, one of the easiest places in the tropics to snorkel and explore nature’s richest realm.
Day 9 - Day 9 - LOH LIANG KOMODO NATIONAL PARK
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Day 10 - Day 10 - BENOA (BALI)
If it's a taste of exotic authenticity you're after, prepare to be spell-bound by the island of Bali, tucked away in the heart of the Indonesian archipelago. The beauty and diversity of its landscapes, the depth and richness of its cultural heritage and the plethora of activities on offer here make Bali a little slice of heaven on Earth. The island's southern coast enthrals with its white sand beaches, its picturesque little fishing villages such as Benoa, and its hills patchworked with terraced rice paddies further inland. Nicknamed 'the Island of Gods' for its sumptuous temples, Bali is the beating heart of Indonesian Hinduism.
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Itineraries are subject to change.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
05-01-201914-01-2019AUD $0Deluxe Stateroom
05-01-201914-01-2019AUD $0Prestige Suite Deck 5
05-01-201914-01-2019AUD $0Prestige Suite Deck 6
05-01-201914-01-2019AUD $0Privilege Suite Deck 5
05-01-201914-01-2019AUD $0Privilege Suite Deck 6
05-01-201914-01-2019AUD $0Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6
05-01-201914-01-2019AUD $0Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 5
05-01-201914-01-2019AUD $0Owner's Suite
05-01-201914-01-2019AUD $0Prestige Stateroom Deck 4
05-01-201914-01-2019AUD $0Prestige Stateroom Deck 5
05-01-201914-01-2019AUD $0Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
05-01-201914-01-2019AUD $0Deluxe Suite Deck 5
05-01-201914-01-2019AUD $0Deluxe Suite Deck 6
05-01-201914-01-2019AUD $0Deluxe Suite Deck 3

Inclusions

    • An opportunity to view Orang-utans in their natural environment at Tanjung Puting National Park.
    • UNESCO site: Komodo National park.
    • The Ijen volcano on the island of Java and its spectacular caldera surrounded by volcanic cones and craters.
    • Meeting the locals and discovering their traditions and culture.
    • Pink Beach, a pink sand beach that is unique in the world.
    • Possibility of snorkelling, particularly on the uninhabited idyllic Tembelan Islands

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