Discover Paradise: From Remote Indonesia to the Heart of Papua New Guinea

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Discover paradise on an authentic expedition cruise through Indonesia’s remote and little-known tropical islands, then onto an exploration of the untouched mountains, hinterland and coastline of Papua New Guinea.

From crystalline tropical waters teaming with exotic marine life and coral reefs, through to deserted beaches and dense jungles, on your journey through both sea and land, you will encounter nature at its wildest, as well as some of the rarest flora and fauna on the planet. All this combined with the exploration of the rich culture and tradition of remote villages, makes for a unique adventure on all fronts.


• Cruise aboard 140-passenger luxury expedition vessel, Heritage Adventurer

• Swim with whale sharks in Kwatisore Bay

• Komodo Dragon spotting at the famed Komodo National Park

• Discover Jacques Cousteau’s ‘underwater nirvana’ Wakatobi National Park

• Immerse in the turquoise waters and rainbow corals of Raja Ampat

• Uncover World War II relics

• Observe various Bird-of-paradise and many other endemic species

• See coffee plantations nestled by mountains out of Goroka

• Explore ancient caves at Mt Gurupoka



Map for Discover Paradise: From Remote Indonesia to the Heart of Papua New Guinea

Day 1: Denpasar, Bali

Day 2: Denpasar

Day 3: Sumbawa Island

Day 4: Komodo National Park

Day 5: Kodia Island

Day 6: Wakatobi National Park

Day 7: Buru Island

Day 8: Seram Island

Day 9: Misool Island

Days 10 to 11: Raja Ampat

Day 12: Manokwari & Arfak Mountains

Day 13: Cenderawasih Marine Park

Day 14: Biak & Rusbasbedas Islands

Day 15: Liki Island

Day 16: Jayapura

Day 17: Sepik River

Day 18: Madang – Port Moresby

Day 19: Madang to Goroka

Day 20: Asaro Valley

Day 21: Goroka to Mount Hagen

Day 22: Kumul Lodge

Day 23: Departure

Please note:

During our voyage, circumstances may make it necessary or desirable to deviate from the proposed itinerary. This can include poor weather and/or opportunities for making unplanned excursions. Your Expedition Leader will keep you fully informed.


• Voyage on board in selected cabin category
• Pre/Post cruise transfers
• Experienced expedition leader and team
• All meals while on board
• House beer, wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
• All expedition shore excursions
• Cruise: Discovery fund of $700 AUD
• one night hotel accommodation in a twin share room (incl. dinner/ breakfast)
• pre-cruise transfer,
• Land: Private transportation
• 5 nights’ accommodation as per the itinerary; 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5
• English speaking driver/guide
• all activities per itinerary
• entrance fees, sightseeing and permits as per the itinerary
• Crooked Compass host


• International and Domestic flights, both commercial and charter
• Travel insurance
• Passport and visa costs if applicable
• Additional beverages other than those noted
• Gratuities
• Any items of a personal nature including laundry

WE – 2023
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