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Oct 2023 – 18-day expedition cruise

Journey from Raja Ampat to Papua New Guinea, discovering the untamed beauty of Indonesia’s tropical islands

Join us as part of an intimate, expert-led kayaking group on this 18-day expedition cruise to the diverse islands of Indonesia, culminating in the culturally rich Papua New Guinea. We are excited to present this opportunity in collaboration with Heritage Expeditions, enriched by the valuable insights of acclaimed author, scientist and explorer, Professor Tim Flannery. Journey into the heart of these relatively untouched islands, home to some of the most distinctive species on Earth, and experience paddling through azure waters, exploring unspoiled beaches and uncovering wildlife-rich rainforests.

Indonesia’s Remarkable biodiversity

Indonesia, an archipelago of over 18,000 islands, is renowned for its extraordinary biodiversity. Home to two of the planet’s 25 biodiversity hotspots, its dense forests and clear, tropical waters support an impressive array of species, many of which are found nowhere else on Earth: From rare flowering plants to an array of bird species, the renowned Komodo dragon and majestic whale sharks.

Aboard the Heritage Adventurer

Our adventure commences aboard the comfortable and spacious Heritage Adventurer. Together, we will traverse powdery white-sand beaches, vibrant coral reefs and delve into the mysteries of islands scattered across Indonesia’s pristine waters. From Bali to Madang, we’ll have the unique opportunity to spot the iconic bird-of-paradise, engage with remote communities and discover remnants from World War II.

Dive into the Underwater Nirvana of Raja Ampat

Explore the mesmerizing Raja Ampat, celebrated for its technicolor corals and exotic marine life. This aquatic wonderland, once praised by Jacques Cousteau as an “underwater nirvana”, promises to be an unforgettable part of our journey. As a part of our small, expert-led kayaking group, experience the tranquility of tropical environments, the thrill of navigating through sea caves and reefs. Become a source of fascination for the locals who often paddle their dug-out canoes to join us, and invite us back to their villages.

Immerse yourself in the untamed beauty of Indonesia’s tropical islands


Easy – Moderate

This trip is suitable for active individuals with a thirst for adventure. The kayaking option suits paddlers with some kayak experience.


7-24 October


From US$16,990.00 per person

*Prices above are exclusive of optional activity supplements.

*Final price will depend on cabin chosen.


Pre-cruise transfer, post cruise flight Madang to Port Moresby, one night hotel accommodation in a twin share room (incl. dinner/ breakfast), all on board ship accommodation with meals, house beer, wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner and all shore excursions and activities. Programme of lectures by noted naturalists.

If you choose the kayaking option and pay the kayaking surcharge, this will include all your paddling and kayak equipment and the services of a professional sea kayak guide throughout the duration of the voyage.


All items of a personal nature, laundry, drinks, gratuities. International/domestic flights unless specified as included, visas, extensions and travel insurance.

Day 1

Meet your fellow explorers and guides at our welcoming dinner in Denpasar, Bali.

Day 2

Explore Denpasar before boarding the Heritage Adventurer in the afternoon.

Day 3

Sumbawa Island

Day 4

Komodo National Park

Day 5

Kodia Island

Day 6

Wakatobi National Park

Days 7

Buru Island

Day 8

Seram Island

Day 9

Misool Island

Day 10-11

Raja Ampat

Days 12

Manokwari and Arfak Mountains

Day 13

Cenderawasih Marine Park

Day 14

Biak & Rusbasbedas Islands

Day 15

Liki Island

Days 17

Sepik River, Papua New Guinea

Day 18

Disembark at Madang and fly to Port Moresby

What you’ll see

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