7 Days Alila Purnama Komodo Cruise
Embark Alila Purnama, a luxury boat on an adventure to the islands and waters in and around the Komodo National Park. The Park lies in the centre of the Indonesian archipelago, between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores. It was identified by WWF and Conservation International as a global conservation priority area, initially established to conserve the unique Komodo Dragon, the largest lizard on earth, and its natural habitat – the Komodo Dragon inhabits several islands in the area, most notably Komodo Island. Since then the Park’s conservation goals have expanded to protect its entire biodiversity, both marine and terrestrial. The waters here are home to one of the richest and most diverse marine environments, making it a popular destination for diving. Add to those sun-drenched beaches, turquoise bays, stunning coral reefs, starlit skies and gorgeous sunsets, the Komodo islands provide a stunning backdrop for riveting adventure and relaxation.
Labuan Bajo | Gililawa Laut| Banta | Komodo | Padar | Batu Muncul | Labuan BajoKOMODO ISLANDS CRUISE – 7 Days / 6 Nights
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN LABUAN BAJO
On your arrival in Labuan Bajo, you will be met by the Alila Purnama crew and transferred by car and speedboat to Alila Purnama. The ride will take about 15 minutes. Once on board, let your voyage to relaxation begin!
Following a general briefing by the Cruise Director to familiarize you and your travelling companions with the vessel and all safety procedures, we will set sail for Sabalon Island. Lunch will be served during the 1 – 1.5 hour cruise.
Ready yourselves for a splendid afternoon on the beach and in the tropical waters of Komodo. During the night, the boat will anchor at Gililawa Laut.
THE BOAT ALILA PURNAMA: (Cruise requires a minimum of (3) cabins to operate)
46-metre long Alila Purnama consists of three decks and has been built by hand in the traditional style of a Phinisi, as used by the Bugis seafarers from south Sulawesi in Indonesia. In keeping with Alila’s emphases is on style and sustainability, the furniture throughout the boat is custom-made from teak, rattan and other locally sourced materials from Indonesia.
• Transfer from/to Labuan Bajo airport to/from harbour (on day 01 or day 07)
• Meals (set menu) as mentioned in the program and non-alcoholic beverages
• Accommodation on air conditioned cabin with private hot and cold shower and toilet
• Unlimited dives, activities such snorkelling, shore excursions and island hopping
• All equipment and admission fees to the National Park
• Cruise director
Four well-appointed suites, all air-conditioned with queen size beds, en-suite bathrooms with shower, separate toilet, double wardrobes and writing desk. Master suite, expansively designed with large, wraparound windows offering 270-degree views of the ever-changing landscape. Its bathroom features shower, bathtub, two washbasins and an enclosed separate toilet, while a private balcony and large sundeck with daybed and deckchair is provide the ultimate space for relaxation.
A library, lounge, bar, indoor dining area seating up to 10 persons and plenty of space outside to unwind and enjoy the views. It is also equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi* access, enabling guests to upload their trip photos on a daily basis. Guests will be able to dine at leisure in the air-conditioned dining room or on the outdoor deck. The main outdoor deck has large oversized daybeds shaded by umbrellas–perfect for relaxing day or night and enjoying the fresh sea breezes. Guests can also succumb to the soothing pleasures of a signature Alila massage onboard in the spa therapist or on a nearby beach. The Wi-Fi service is subject to availability, depending on the satellite connectivity and technical condition.
DAY 2: GILILAWA LAUT
The northern islands, reefs and pinnacles of the Komodo National Park provide an irresistible magnet for fishes and divers. In Gililawa Laut you will enjoy a full day of swimming, snorkeling and diving. Here you will discover that it is not uncommon to dive and snorkel with dolphins and manta rays. In the afternoon, if your sense of adventure inspires you, take a trek up to a local summit for a spectacular view over the surrounding islands.
DAY 3: GILILAWA LAUT – BANTA
The early morning brings us to the island of Banta, just at the border of the Komodo National Park. Banta is one of the most beautiful places to be. Kayaking, swimming, snorkeling, diving, sipping a fresh juice at the beach or trekking to discover an extraordinary panorama will be choices available to you.
DAY 4: BANTA – KOMODO ISLAND
In the morning, you will experience a unique encounter – with the fearsome Komodo Dragons, the world’s largest lizard (more than 3 meters long), in their natural habitat. Take a walk around the park guided by experienced rangers who will share with you their profound knowledge of the Komodo, the fauna and the flora of the area. Later in the morning, the Alila Purnama will sail to the world-famous Pink Beach where you can spend the rest of the day in the water or relaxing on the beach.
Your afternoon lunch will be served at the rim of the crater, near the stunning lookout. On your way back to the boat visit Gunung Kawi temple in Sebatu.
You will have the evening at leisure.
DAY 5: KOMODO ISLAND – PADAR
Another amazing day stretches in front of you. You’ll find Padar Island another excellent spot for snorkeling and diving, or sunbathing on a secluded beach with a refreshing cocktail in hand. Or if you prefer, stay on board the Alila Purnama and luxuriate with a pampering spa treatment.
DAY 6: PADAR – BATU MUNCUL
Wake up to another paradise view, this time of the pristine white-sand beaches of Batu Muncul where you can laze away the day at your leisure. The clear waters also beckon…superb for swimming, diving and snorkeling. End this wonderful day with an unforgettable barbeque under the stars.
DAY 7: BATU MUNCUL – LABUAN BAJO
In the morning, we will set sail for Labuan Bajo.
After breakfast, it will be time to bid farewell to Alila Purnama and her crew. You will then be transferred to Labuan Bajo airport, where the crew will assist with your departure for your onward flight to your next destination.
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