Indonesia Island Discovery
Featuring a number of Indonesia’s scenic islands, this extensive exploration of the world’s largest archipelagic country aboard Boudicca will offer unmissable sights and experiences throughout, with chances to seek-out natural wonders, incredible fauna and flora, breathtaking beaches and more amongst diverse, unspoilt landscapes.
From the Thai island of Phuket, where you’ll have time to relax at the idyllic white-sand beaches of the ‘Pearl of the Andaman’ or simply settle in on board your ship before setting sail, you’ll head to Weh Island for your first glimpse of Indonesia’s spectacular island scenes.[ReadMoreMob] Weh’s lush-green, jungle smothered interiors are ripe for exploration, though many visitors stick to the coast to unwind on the white sands or snorkel the warm clear waters in the hope of spotting delightful marine creatures, such as manta rays, whale sharks, dolphins and sea turtles. [ReadMoreDesk] For a quick change of pace, Boudicca will then divert to Singapore, offering a contrasting experience to your island adventures. With its soaring skyscrapers and vibrant city life, Singapore is Asia at its most modern. You’ll have time to explore the city-state’s bustling Financial and Chinatown districts; visit the gorgeous Gardens by the Bay, with its array of fragrant flora from around the globe and even enjoy high tea at the famous Raffles Hotel.
Semarang, a fascinating city situated on the picturesque north coast of Java Island, will welcome you back to Indonesia after your overnight stop in Singapore. Not-to-be-missed here is the sensational Borobudur Temple. Built in the 8th and 9th centuries by the Sailendra Dynasty, the UNESCO-listed Borobudur is the world’s largest Buddhist temple and famed for its bell-shaped stupas and awe-inspiring volcanic surroundings. A wonderland of volcanic scenery awaits you at Lombok Island, home of Gunung Rinjani – Indonesia’s second highest volcano – too. During a day docked at Lembar, you could opt for a tour to Gunung Rinjani and marvel at the vast crater lakes and bubbling hot springs. Alternatively, head to one of Lombok’s many white sand beaches – you’ll soon understand why this gorgeous island is popular with sun-worshippers and surfers. Finally, after visiting Komodo Island for a chance to see Komodo Dragons – the world’s largest lizards – in their extraordinary UNESCO-listed natural habitat, you’ll head to beautiful Bali. The remarkable Ubud rice terraces, sacred Goa Gajah Elephant Cave and an abundance of ancient temples are just some of the many attractions you could discover, if you choose to leave the inviting sun-soaked beaches of Benoa behind.