SINGAPORE TO SINGAPORE | 18 NIGHTS
Departs 23 November 2024
You have the opportunity to be part of our inaugural Circumnavigation of Sumatra expedition onboard Coral Geographer as you delve deeply into the biological and cultural diversity that forms the fabric of Indonesia’s largest island.
Explore hard to reach small fringing islands, follow historical trading routes and the trails of early explorers, meander along the coastal ecosystems and into the labyrinth of islands of the western Indonesian maritime border. Join local rangers for guided walks and tours through Ujong Kulon and Tambling National Park as we engage with researchers and learn about Javanese Rhinoceros and sub species of the endangered Sumatran tiger not found anywhere else in the world. Engage in a community initiative providing employment opportunities for local villagers in remote North Nias. Enjoy sunset drinks at zero degrees latitude and cross the Sunda Straits to discover the volcanic history of Anak Krakatau. Thrill to a traditional becak ride through the old town of Medan, and deepen your clients understanding of the devastating 2004 Tsunami in the province of Aceh.
This expedition offers an unforgettable adventure uncovering and connecting you with the ethnic mosaic that is modern day Indonesia.
- Take a guided walk with local rangers in Ujung Kulon National Park, one of the last remaining habitats of the Javan Rhinoceros
- Engage with researchers and join local rangers for a guided walk through the Tambling National Park, learn about the sub species of Sumatran tiger not found anywhere else in the world as we visit their enclosure and hear about the plight of rehabilitated and remaining tigers
- On a city tour, trace the historical and architectural influences of early Bengkulu, from Kampung China through to the 19th Century British Empire era of Sir Stamford Raffles
- Join the traditional fishing community in North Nias to participate in a collaborative community initiative that provides employment for the local villagers and explore the rituals and belief systems with expedition style visits to a range of small island communities
- Enjoy sunset drinks at Zero° latitude
- Experience a moving memorial service at sea at the site of the HMAS Perth and cross the Sunda Straits to site the volcanic spectacle of Anak Krakatau
- Deepen your understanding of the 2004 Tsunami and its devastating effects with a guided visit to the moving Tsunami Museum in Banda Aceh
- Experience the local means of transport with a becak ride through the old town and market precinct of Medan
- Enjoy an evening feast with immersive cultural dance and music entertainment as we share and enjoy traditional local cuisine
This itinerary includes a total of 3 full sea days to reach these destinations
DAY 1: DEPART SINGAPORE
DAYS AT SEA
TINGGI BEACH – BELITUNG ISLAND, INDONESIA
AT SEA – HMAS PERTH & ANAK KRAKATAU, SUNDA STRAIT, INDONESIA
UJUNG KULON, INDONESIA
TAMBLING WILDLIFE NATURE CONSERVATION, INDONESIA
ENGGANO ISLAND & DUA ISLAND, INDONESIA
PADANG & SIKUAI ISLAND, INDONESIA
TANAH BALAH CHANNEL & MARIT ISLAND, INDONESIA
SOUTH NIAS, INDONESIA
NORTH NIAS, INDONESIA
SIMEULUE, ACEH, INDONESIA
BANDA ACEH, ACEH
DAY AT SEA – STRAIT OF MALACCA
DAY 19: ARRIVE SINGAPORE
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Images courtesy of Coral Expeditions