Bali & The Islands of East Indonesia

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • $2,720.00
Sailing from Benoa Port to Rinca island, experience the Indonesian archipelago on an island-hopping adventure. Relax on Satonda Island, a flooded volcano with a crystal-clear lake at its center; snorkel off Keramat Island and explore the colorful coral reefs below; stroll through the Komodo National Forest on the Islands of Komodo and Rinca and view the largest living reptile on Earth- the Komodo Dragon; bathe beneath a waterfall on Moyo Island.

Bali & The Islands of East Indonesia

$2,720.00

Sailing from Benoa Port to Rinca island, experience the Indonesian archipelago on an island-hopping adventure. Relax on Satonda Island, a flooded volcano with a crystal-clear lake at its center; snorkel off Keramat Island and explore the colorful coral reefs below; stroll through the Komodo National Forest on the Islands of Komodo and Rinca and view the largest living reptile on Earth- the Komodo Dragon; bathe beneath a waterfall on Moyo Island.

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Daily Overview

Day Destination Activities
1 Benoa, Bali EMBARKATION
2 Saringi Island
Keramat Island
Enjoy a day of beach activities
3 Satonda Island Walking tour to crater edge and to a lookout high on the island
4 Flores Island
Komodo National Park
Morning optional excursion to Ruteng
Enjoy the sea and underwater life
5 Padar Island Optional excursion through the habitat of the Komodo dragons
Snorkeling and beach activities in the afternoon
6 Moyo Island Optional half day excursion to village of Labuhan Haji
7 Lombok Island Optional full day excursion to the North of Lombok
8 Benoa, Bali DISEMBARKATION

DAY 1

Benoa, Bali

Board the ship in the late afternoon. After settling into your cabin, enjoy a welcome drink and dinner.

DAY 2

Saringi Island - Keramet Island

Arrive at Saringi Island at around 9 am. Saringi Island and Keramat Island are uninhabited and connected to each other by a sand bank. We will spend the morning going from one island to the other and enjoy a day of beach activities. Swimming, snorkelling, kayaking and stand-up paddle-boarding. Weather permitting we will enjoy a beach BBQ . Overnight at anchor.

DAY 3

Day 3 Satonda Island

Morning sailing to Satonda Island. This spectacular island took its name from its dormant volcano and its extraordinary crater lake in its centre. The island is uninhabited and lush. Legend says the crater got filled after a tsunami caused by a nearby volcano explosion. Our walking tour will take you to the crater edge and to a lookout high on the island, the ideal place for spectacular photography. You will pass by " wishes trees" decorated with fishing stone, shells and pieces of coral. Make a wish and leave your seashell or stone too. Later we return to the beach for a refreshing swim and snorkeling in this underwater paradise. At sunset, we will leave Satonda and sail overnight to Flores Island. Overnight at sea.

DAY 4

Flores Island - Rinca Island/Komodo National Park

Arrival in Flores – Labuanbajo Port for our early MORNING OPTIONAL EXCURSION. The island is amongst the greenest in the archipelago and another surprise is that the island population is 85 % Catholic. Our excursion will take to us to Ruteng. Surrounded by forested volcanic hills and rolling rice-paddy plains, it is a cool, relaxing place. The market just to the south is the central meeting point for the local Manggarai people who speak their own language. They also have a distinctive culture most in evidence in Ruteng Pu’u traditional Manggarai houses. Continue to Cancar to see the unique lingko, circular rice fields arranged like a spider web. In the afternoon, we depart towards Kokotao, an idyllic island just off Flores where we will enjoy the sea and the most amazing underwater life. Late evening arrival in Rinca – Overnight at anchor.

DAY 5

Komodo National Park, Rinca Island - Pink Beach, Padar Island

Rinca Island is the refuge of the world famous Komodo dragon, a giant lizard measuring up to 11 feet in length and weighing in at over 300 pounds. More authentic than nearby Komodo Island, Rinca has more Komodo dragons and sighting are more frequent. Local rangers will guide this OPTIONAL EXCURSION through the habitat of the Komodo dragons who live on deer and wild pigs and buffaloes that share the island with them. Travelling in small groups with the guide and a park ranger, guests will make their way along paths that lead through pockets of thorny vegetation and dry tropical grasslands. We will walk approximately 2 hours along a trail and stop at the area's most favorable observation point to possibly locate more Komodo dragon. By mid-day we will return to the jetty and re board to the zodiac and return to vessel. We will leave Rinca Island to sail to nearby Padar Island. We reach Padar Island’ Pink Beach - Snorkeling and beach activities. We can walk to an observation point and admire three of Padar’s magnificent beaches, one with black sand, one with pink sand and one with yellow. Evening sailing to Moyo Island. Overnight at sea.

DAY 6

Moyo Island

Moyo Island is hidden paradise which became famous after the visits of Princess Diana and Mick Jagger to mention some celebrities. It offers a beautiful pristine forest, waterfalls, rivers and grassy savannah. The ship’s zodiac will disembark guests at the village of Labuhan Haji and you will be greeted by local villagers performing a welcome traditional dance. The OPTIONAL HALF DAY EXCURSION starts with a walk around the village to witness daily activities of the local people and then continues with a hike to Mata Jitu waterfall passing through plantation of cashew nut. Look for beautiful red dragonflies, birds, and a huge array of jungle dwelling insects and spiders. The stunning Matajitu Waterfall are made of three waterfall levels and the last level is seven meters deep. Feel the quiet and peaceful atmosphere of the jungle. Back to Labuhan haji and return back to the ship.

DAY 7

Pamenang port, Lombok Island

After dropping anchor in Pamenang Port, we reach the local dock by tender. Our OPTIONAL FULL DAY EXCURSION will take us to the North of Lombok. We will first reach the Malimbu cliff for a short break, to admire the panorama view of Gili Islands and of Bali’s mount Agung on the west. Our next stop will be at Tanjung traditional market. We will drive through lush paddy fields to reach the Senaru Village from where we will start our walks to the Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep waterfalls. The falls lie 600 m above sea level beneath Mount Rinjani, a spectacular dormant volcano. The cool, fresh air and calm hill will provide a comfortable resting point. After lunch in a restaurant we will take a short visit to a Traditional Village, where mountain tribal life and traditions remain alive. We return to the ship in the afternoon and prepare for our farewell cocktails and Captain's dinner. Late in the evening we sail to Bali - Benoa port.

DAY 8

Benoa, Bali

Disembark in the morning and prepare for your onward journey.

Start / End Nights Sailing Schedule Starting From
Benoa / Benoa, Bal 7 June - September 2019
June - September 2020
$3,030
$2,720

*Price per person for cruise only, based on double occupancy. Port charge of $660 is excluded. Due to the dynamic nature of availability and pricing, please contact us at click here to contact us directly for sailing schedule and full pricing.

M/S Panorama II

M/S Panorama II

Built Length Decks Cabins Passengers
2004 (renovated in 2015) 50m 3 25 49 More Details
  1. Passport

    Canadian citizens should ensure that their passports must be valid for 6 months beyond the date of entry into Indonesia and must contain at least one blank page for the placement of the Indonesian visa or entry stamp.

    Citizens of other countries should consult with their travel agent or our office.

  2. Visa

    Canadian citizens are allowed entry into Indonesia without tourist visas when visiting for less than 30 days. If you are travelling for tourism with a regular Canadian passport and plan on staying in Indonesia from 30 days to 60 days, you may obtain a visa in advance or on arrival at select points of entry. You may need to show a return or onward ticket.

A handy checklist of what to bring on your trip can be downloaded here.

We strongly recommend the purchase of appropriate travel insurance for any trip outside of Canada. Information on travel insurance options can be found here.

Smoking is not permitted indoors on the ship but there are designated areas on the outside decks where one can smoke. It’s also not permitted in the Seychelles to smoke in all enclosed public places and workplaces, with the one limited exception of hotel guestrooms.

In the Seychelles the temperature in February to November is high 20’s to low 30’s.

February to May- Warm climate with temperatures in the mid 20’s to low 30’s.

February- Hottest month of the year with temperatures in the low 30’s, so make sure you protect yourself from the sun.

June to November- Warm climate with temperatures in the mid to high 20’s.

July- Coolest month of the year with temperatures in the low 20’s.

The only international airport is the Seychelles International Airport, which is about a 15 minute drive from the Port Victoria where you will embark the ship.

Once you have booked your trip, we will provide detailed instructions on where in Mahe, Seychelles to check-in for your cruise.

There are a lot of riveting tourist attractions and activities, we highly recommend a stay here before or after your voyage. Have a look at some of our Pre and Post Tours.

The ship will not be ready for check-in before midday (unless otherwise stipulated in the itinerary). If you have any luggage that you need to have booked in so you can enjoy some free time in port, the purser may be able to accommodate you provided we know in advance.

The cruise will finish in the morning (usually around 9:00AM – 10:00AM) on the final day. It is necessary to have settled your onboard account and to have disembarked by this time as instructed by the cruise director on the day before.

In the Seychelles, the official currency is the Seychellois Rupee. However, the US Dollar and Euro are accepted throughout the country as well.

All major credit cards and debit cards are widely accepted by larger shops and restaurants in the Seychelles. When possible, only carry enough Rupees for the day and charge what you can to your credit cards.

There are ATM machines located in Victoria and Praslin. They are located in shopping areas and other various places throughout the towns. ATM machines only disburse Rupees.

The gratuity suggested by the cruise line is USD 13 – 16 per guest per day.

Of course, gratuities are always at your discretion and the above recommendations are assuming you are thoroughly satisfied with services rendered. All gratuities will be equally divided amongst the entire crew.

Laundry service is available for a small fee. Unfortunately, dry cleaning is not available.

Aboard your yacht you will find an elegant dining room, spacious sun decks and comfortable lounges. No pools are on board as it is common for our guests to swim off our ships or for passengers to reach beaches by tender.

There are fins, masks and snorkels available on board for use during the swim stops which are subject to availability. In the Seychelles, you will also find kayaks aboard the ship. You can also find a small borrowing library as well as board games and playing cards for your amusement. Movies are often shown in the vessels’ Lounges, so please check in the Daily Program for show times. The M/Y Pegasus offers a small wellness suite with massage and other beauty treatments.

Sports activities: Swimming off the ships is possible as well as snorkeling, kayaking and canoeing. At some stops it may also be possible to organize diving excursions.

Shore excursions will be offered on board but are always subject to weather and docking conditions and a minimum number of participants. They can be purchased on board at an extra cost.

Excursions will usually involve a fair amount of walking on sandy beaches and over dirt paths. If you have difficulty walking any distance, please let us know in advance and we will advise how best we can accommodate you.

Please refer to our website or consult the purser on board for additional information.

Regrettably, most of our excursions are not suitable for guests in a wheelchair.

Light to Moderate – At most, participation in the shore excursions requires the ability to walk reasonable distances. It is necessary to be reasonably sure-footed as walking will be on dirt roads and paths.

Note that the high temperatures may make participation on this trip more strenuous than you may be accustomed to compared to the climate at home.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in your voyage. All drinks on board (alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks) are subject to extra charges.

Most meals in the Seychelles consist of seafood and chillies. There are so many exquisite and mouth watering dishes to look out for on your visit.

Shark chutney is a typical Seychellois dish that is made with shark meat that is boiled and mashed then cooked with bilimbi, a small cucumber, and lime juice. Fried onion, turmeric, salt and pepper are added. It is usually served with lentils and shredded green papaya with rice. This complex dish is not only delicious but highly nutritious. Seychelles beef is a local name for turtle meat.

Another tasty dish to keep an eye out for is called “ladob”. It may be eaten as a savoury or a dessert. The dessert is made of sweet potatoes and ripe plantain and may include breadfruit, cassava or corossol. It is boiled in coconut milk and nutmeg, sugar and vanilla are added. The dessert is creamy and soft.

There’s also a variety of local drinks such as their palm wine or calou which is an alcoholic beverage that is locally made from coconut sap. Its also used in the preparation of many Seychellois dishes.

Bacca is another alcoholic beverage that is made from sugarcane liquor and used for ceremonial events. Coco d’Amour is a tropical coconut liqueur that is made with coconut extract. Local beers that you absolutely must try are Ekyu and Seybrew. It’s particularly refreshing when served chilled.

The language spoken on board is primarily English. In general, there is a multilingual environment and you will have a chance to mix with a variety of nationalities. Excursions and public announcements are always in English.

The official languages of the Seychelles are Seychellois Creole, English and French. Seychellois Creole is a French-based creole language also known as Seselwa, it is the most commonly spoken language in the archipelago. English and sometimes French and are also widely spoken on all ports visited by our small ships.

There are no medical personnel on board the ship. However, crew members are trained in first aid and the purser can contact onshore medical people for emergency and nonemergency situations and evacuation can be facilitated in the most urgent cases.

All cabins have private, nicely appointed bathrooms fitted with showers. All cabins are air-conditioned and connected to a central music system. There is a telephone for intra ship communication. Our ship contains in lounge TV’s with satellite channels with at least a few English speaking programs. There are hairdryers in each cabin, flat-screen TV’s, public address system, safe boxes, mini-fridges and DVD players in the cabins

The ship’s generator provides an electric voltage of 220V. Cabins are fitted with European type plugs so please remember to bring an adaptor if necessary.

For more details, please visit the Ships section on our website.

There is a phone in each cabin. Outgoing call rates are very high as a satellite connection is the only one possible.

WIFI is available in certain areas of the ship at a modest charge. As it is a satellite connection, internet speed will be very slow and we suggest it be used for urgent matters only.

If you would like to have regular data and phone connection while on land, we suggest either arranging an overseas roaming plan with your mobile operator, or pick up a local SIM card if you have an unlocked phone.

Aboard the M/Y Pegasus there are no recreational facilities for children and reservations for those under the age of eleven are not advised. However, should you choose to bring children along please take into consideration that children onboard are their parents’/guardians sole responsibility.

There are no vaccinations required to travel to the Seychelles. However, we suggest you consult your physician with any specific personal requirements for this program.

As always, we recommend being in good health prior to any long distance travel.

The beautiful islands of the Seychelles is generally a quiet and safe place. However, being tourists in a city one should always take security measures. Late night strolls alone are not advisable after dark. When going out it’s recommended not to take any valuables or travel documents along to reduce the chances of having an unfortunate incident. Petty crime including pickpocketing and bag snatching may occur in the Seychelles.

Jewelry, money, documents, etc., should be placed in your individual safe deposit boxes or given to the captain who will deposit items in the ship’s safe boxes free of charge.

The police departments in the Seychelles have set up beach security units composed of policemen and women that patrol the main public beaches. They are dedicated to improving the security of foreigners.

More information on this from the Canadian government can be obtained at:

www.travel.gc.ca/destinations/seychelles

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