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8 DAYS REMOTE SPICE ISLANDS – AQUA BLU

Bandon, Saparua, Banda Islands, Banda Neira, Gunung Api, Pulau Manuk, Pulau Run, Nusa Laut & Molana

Highlights

  • Learn about the colourful spice trade history at the world’s oldest nutmeg plantation
  • Hike the scenic Mount Banda Api with picturesque sceneries frozen in time
  • Cocktail party at a pristine beach in the remote Run Island
  • Intimate ship of max. 15 rooms to ensure maximum privacy and exclusivity

The legendary Spice Islands were once hotly contested by European powers for its lucrative nutmeg, mace and cloves production, at the times worth more than gold in terms of weight and their sweet spicy fragrance can be smelled miles far out from the sea, sought after by the great Christopher Columbus and Ferdinand Magellan.

Taken from a nearly forgotten chapter of the world history back to life, this remote Indonesian archipelago is now a living museum dotted with colonial forts, nutmeg cultivation, rural villages where time stood still, azure blue waters and great diving sites far from the beaten track.

The best time to visit the Spice Islands is October-November.

From

USD 7,525 Per Person

8 Days 7 Nights
Suitable for Family

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01 Arrival in Ambon

Arrival in Ambon
Aqua Blu
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Upon arrival in Ambon, you will be transferred to Laha Bay to board your ship at 3.30pm. The bay is a renowned muck diving site, and if you would like you can also enjoy trekking or birdwatching activities.

Day 02 Saparua

Saparua
Aqua Blu
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Sail along Ambon’s northern coast towards the Hila to explore Fort Amsterdam. After water activities at Saparua, discover Ouw pottery village, a local market and European relics. Alternatively, you can spend some time exploring the bird habitats or enjoying diving activities. Thereafter, retreat to the sun deck to exchange stories with fellow travellers as the ship departs on overnight crossing to the famed Banda Islands.

Day 03 Banda Islands & Banda Neira

Banda Islands & Banda Neira
Aqua Blu
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Arriving into the Banda Islands during sunrise, the sight of Kora-Kora war canoes welcomes you as you enter the harbour. In Banda Neira, you will stroll the historic Dutch Fort Belgica and learn about the colourful history of the highly contested Old World spice trade.

Day 04 Banda Neira & Mount Api

Banda Neira & Mount Api
Aqua Blu
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

After visiting the world’s oldest nutmeg plantation, we dedicate the day to hike Mount Banda Api and soak in the wondrous scenery of the seemingly unchanged Spice Islands since decades ago.

Day 05 Manuk Island

Manuk Island
Aqua Blu
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

An expensive view of the Manuk Island’s 300-metre tall volcanic cliffs accompanies you during your sunrise breakfast. Plenty of wildlife frequents this area, including fish-hunting birds, sea snakes and reef sharks flocking into the underwater thermal springs.

Day 06 Run Island

Run Island
Aqua Blu
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

After delicious breakfast, enjoy swimming, fishing, snorkeling or diving on Run Island’s crystal-clear sea, traded by the British for Manhattan in 1667. Alternatively, you can also go on village tours, trekking or birding. Search for a British fort ruin followed by a cocktail party at a pristine beach.

Day 07 Nusa Laut & Molana

Nusa Laut & Molana
Aqua Blu
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Bike through Ameth and Akon fishing villages at the north side of Nusa Laut. You might come across dugong, the Southeast Asian cousin of manatee. Head to the heavily forested Molana Island, blessed with breathtaking reefs.

Day 08 Departure from Ambon

Departure from Ambon
Aqua Blu
Breakfast included

After sumptuous breakfast, we bid farewell to Aqua Blu and disembark around 6am head to the airport for your departure.

Hotels & Tour Price

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Indicative Cost Per Person (USD)

Minimum 2 Pax From US$ 7,525
Aqua Blu

Aqua Blu

Suite

Luxuriate in air-conditioned, contemporary suites courtesy of renowned Dutch yacht designer Cor D. Rover. Ranging from 12-31sqm with portholes or windows, each suite comes with private bathroom, hairdryer, organic natural hair and bath amenities. Facilities include an indoor lounge bar, outdoor dining and seating area, barbecue, jacuzzi, spa, exercise zone, library, TV room, salon and dining room. (Launched: 2019; Rooms: 15)

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COST INCLUDES:

  • All meals while on board
  • Premium selected wines and beer, non-alcoholic drink
  • Excursions with knowledgeable local guides
  • Group transfers between vessel and Ambon airport
  • Snorkeling equipment and wet suits
  • Scuba diving
  • All available non-motorized water sports
  • Laundry
  • Internet connection (intermittent depends on locations)

COST EXCLUDES:

  • International & domestic airfares
  • Visa fees
  • Diving certifications
  • Travel insurance
  • Scuba diving courses

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