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    In the Wake of the Makassans Cruise Package
    15 night package
    from $16,899* per person
    Up to $2,000 bonus value! Hotel stay in Darwin and your charter flight to Makassar
    Embark on a 14-night expedition aboard the Coral Geographer for a personalised journey through the East Indies, complemented by a thoughtfully crafted package. Begin your adventure with a night in Darwin combined with a charter flight to Makassan to start your journey. Explore lesser-visited islands home to traditional seafaring traditions and rich cultural practices, including Alor and Tana Toraja. At Tana Beru, witness ancient traditional Phinisi boat building and visit one of the last traditional subsistence whaling villages at Lamalera. From encountering Komodo Dragons on a walking tour with local rangers to exploring the colourful underwater realm of Takabonarate Marine Park, these voyages are a feast for the senses.
    Your package includes: Port highlights

    Your package includes:

    Port highlights

    Your package includes:

    Your package includes:

    • 1 night pre-cruise accommodation at a four-star hotel in Darwin (or similar)
    • Economy class charter flight from Darwin to Makassar#
    • 14 night cruise on board Coral Expeditions’s Coral Geographer in a Promenade Deck Stateroom#
      • All excursions with our Expedition Team
      • Use of Xplorer, Zodiacs and Kayaks
      • Snorkelling & SCUBA equipment (SCUBA diving at an additional cost)
      • Daily lectures and briefings with Guest Lecturers
      • All meals, chef-prepared on board
      • Captain’s welcome and farewell events, and open bridge access
      • Selected wines, selected beers and house spirits, juices, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner
      • 24-hour barista-style coffee and tea station
      • All entrance fees to National Parks, ports, traditional owner fees and charges imposed by governing authorities
      • Tips and gratuities
      • Use of all onboard facilities, incl. a reference library
      • Your expedition photos captured during the voyage
      • Wifi Access – Standard speed connectivity enabling email, social image sharing, web browsing and messaging
    Port highlights

    Port highlights

    • Makassar, Indonesia
    • Tablolong Bay Kupang, Indonesia
    • Alor Island, Indonesia
    • Lamalera Villagem Indonesia
    • Kelimutu Crater Lakes, Indonesia
    • Komodo Island & Pink Beach, Indonesia
    • Padar Island, Indonesia
    • Jampea Island, Indonesia
    • Takabonarate Marine Park, Indonesia
    • Sogori, Indonesia
    • Tana Toraja, Indonesia
    • Tana Beru, Indonesia
    • Darwin, Australia

    Cruise Highlights

    • Special Event: Meet the people of Tana Toraja, high up in the mountains of Sulawesi, and encounter their astonishing cultural traditions and funeral rituals
    • Walk in the tracks of the endangered Komodo Dragons and spot this iconic monitor lizard in the wild with local guides
    • Explore the turquoise waters and tiny islands of the Coral Triangle including at Takabonarate Marine Park
    • Gaze out over the tri-coloured crater lakes of Kelimutu National Park
    • Meet the beachside boatbuilders of Tana Beru and admire the skillful construction of Phinisi ships
    • Meet the Abui people of Alor Island and watch the Lego Lego dance in their traditional village
    • On Padar Island, hike to the summit to enjoy breathtaking panoramic views
    • Explore a 17th century Fort Rotterdam in Makassar, which now houses museums and cultural wonders
    Valid for travel
    Cruise departing 23 Apr 2024 or 9 Jan 2025. Ask your personal travel manager for a quote for all other departures.
    Offer expires
    29 Feb 2024 unless sold prior

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    * Conditions

    Product ID 112508: Advertised pricing is per person, Australian Dollars, based on the lead category (unless specified otherwise) in twin-share occupancy inclusive of all discounts, taxes, fees, and port expenses (which are subject to change). Supplements apply to other stateroom categories. Valid for new bookings only and offers are not combinable with any other promotion or pricing. Whilst the information is correct at the time of publication (02/02/2024), prices are capacity controlled, subject to availability, and may be withdrawn at any time without notice due to fluctuations in charges, taxes, and currency. Some categories are based on GTY cabins and by selecting this ‘guarantee’ grade, this means your stateroom number will be allocated at the discretion of the cruise line either close to the date of the sailing or on the day itself. You will be guaranteed a minimum standard of cabin (indicated by the cabin grade booked). We are not able to accept any special requests regarding the position of the cabin, cabin facilities or bed configuration. Once your ‘Guarantee’ stateroom has been allocated to you, we are unable to accept any changes requested by you. Any land accommodation is subject to change and availability. If the selected accommodation is unavailable we will offer an alternate option of similar grade. Any variance in cost will be added to your invoice. #Advertised charter flights are organised by Coral Expeditions and are subject to change for reasons outside TravelManagers Australia’s control. This itinerary is an indication of the destinations we visit and activities on offer. Throughout the expedition we may make changes to the itinerary as necessary to maximise your expeditionary experience. Allowances may be made for seasonal variations, weather, tidal conditions, and any other event that may affect the operation of the vessel. Coral Expeditions suggests that you do not arrive on the day of embarkation or depart on the day of disembarkation due to any changes that may occur in scheduling. Please check current COVID-19 travel restrictions for the destination you wish to visit and the protocols implemented by the cruiseline before departure. Please view the TravelManagers general terms and conditions here and contact your personal travel manager for more details. Further conditions may apply. Speak to your personal travel manager for more details. To be read in conjunction with Coral Expedition’s terms and conditions which passengers will be bound by.

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