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Escape the Winter Blues with this Newport Travel special offer

10-night GILI & KOMODO ISLANDS CLIPPER CRUISE + FREE 2-NIGHT 5* RESORT WELLNESS PACKAGE AT ALILA UBUD MOUNTAIN RETREAT

  • Star Clipper cruise sails from Bali 31 JULY 2019
  • FROM $3,910* PP INSIDE CABIN
  • FROM $4,535* PP OUTSIDE CABIN

The Alila Ubud complimentary package includes:

  • 2 night stay with breakfast
  • 2 x 60-minute Balinese massages pp
  • 1 resort dinner
  • Daily poolside afternoon tea
  • Transfer airport/hotel/ship or v.v
  • Free wifi
  • Yoga & Tai Chi classes (based on weekly schedule)
  • Shuttle service to Ubud Central
  • Complimentary bicycle hire

BOOK NOW call Natalie at Newport Travel on 02 9997 1277 or email info@newporttravel.com.au

Click here to view Natalie’s blog post on her recent trip to Thailand onboard the Star Clipper

Star Clipper Indonesia cruise from Bali

Itinerary

Wed 31 July 2019   Benoa – Bali, Indonesia

Benoa is the main cruise port on the island of Bali. There are numerous places that can be accessed from here including the party-centric Kuta, Nusa Dua the popular beach resort with it’s luxury hotels and restaurants as well as coffee plantations and rice terraces. Trips to temples, palaces markets and a bat cave are some of the many things also on offer.

Thur 01 August 2019   Gili Kondo – Lombok, Indonesia

Gili Kondo is an uninhabited island which is part of thirty three small islands in Eastern Lombok. The word Gili simply means “small island??? in the Sasak language. Enjoy snorkelling directly from the beach, the waters are very calm and there are plenty of multi-coloured fish. Afterwards you can relax on the white sand and soak up some rays, or take a long beachcombing stroll.

Fri 02 August 2019   At sea

Each Star Clippers ship offers a traditional and elegant way to see the world. Feel the wind fill the sails and gently carry you from one gorgeous destination to the next. During your time on board, you can choose to relax on a sun lounger or cool off in one of the pools on the top deck, while more adventurous passengers may enjoy the opportunity to climb the rigging or even have a go at steering the ship. Alternatively, you can wander the interior areas of the ship and discover relaxing lounges  and a peaceful library.

Sat 03 August 2019   Komodo National Park

The park was founded in 1980 with the aim of preserving the unique Komodo dragon and its habitat. Komodo Island is the bleak and desolate domain of this highly aggressive reptile that looks like a relic from the age when dinosaurs walked the earth. The species is notoriously fierce and the “dragon” moniker is well deserved. The Komodo dragon which belongs to a once widespread order of monitor lizards now survives only on a handful of islands. This giant lizard can grow up to 3 metres in length and weigh as much as 150 kg. Like other monitor lizards they have tapered heads, visible ear-openings, a long slender neck, round pupils and eyelids and above all very powerful jaws.

Sat 03 August 2019   Pink Beach – Komodo

Pink beach, or Pantai Merah, is one of only seven such beaches on the whole planet. The amazing colour comes from microscopic animals called Foraminifera which leave a red pigment on the coral reefs and the name Pantai Merah literally means red beach. Pink beach is bounded by turquoise blue sea and offers spectacular views of the surrounding area, including small islands, hills and mountains. It is said to be the best spot for snorkelling in Komodo National Park.

Sun 04 August 2019   Waikelo – Sumba Island

Sumba is an island of contrasts. The west is lush and green with rolling hills while the east is covered in arid grasslands. The capital Waingapu is known for producing the beautiful Ikat fabric, the finest in Indonesia. You can visit Waikabubak a town where houses have thatched roofs that soar to over 15m high. The beaches are largely deserted and the island culture is rich. There are some very pretty waterfalls to visit in the forest areas.

Mon 05 August 2019   Wera – Sumbawa Island

Wera Sangiang Village in East Sumbawa is one of the few boat building villages in the world where traditional wooden boats are built without blueprints and using only hand tools. This expertise has been passed down from generation to generation by the Bugis. A visit to the area is a must when staying near this remote and beautiful region. The island also boats a gold and copper mine and a volcano. Mount Tambora’s eruption in 1815 was considered to be one of the most powerful and destructive volcanic explosions in human history.

Tue 06 August 2019   Satonda Island, Indonesia

Satonda is a tiny uninhabited island formed millions of years ago by an eruption which rocked the sea bed at 1000m and projected volcanic rock upwards to a height of 289 metres above sea level. The local people believe that the island is sacred and you can see offerings in the form of bits of coral hanging in the trees; these have been put there by pilgrims who visit the island in the hope of having their wishes granted. Satonda is surrounded by beautiful coral reefs with a large variety of tropical fish; to protect this unique underwater paradise the island was declared to be a Marine Nature Park in 1999.

Tue 06 August 2019   Labuan Haji – Moyo Island

Of the 124 bird species found in the region, 86 of them can be found on the island of Moya. These includes rare birds such as yellow-headed parrot and bird coral. So this is indeed a bird lovers paradise. Visitors can trek into the forest to experience the beauty of Brang Rea Waterfall or relax on one of the many white sand beaches. Pristine coral reefs and all their inhabitants are now protected from fishing and pollution so divers and snorkelers have the chance to visit a truly untouched paradise.

Wed 07 August 2019   Senggigi beach – Lombok

Sengiggi is Lombok’s traditional tourist resort. A large bay forms the centre of the resort and it is one of the busier places on the island of Lombok. The main street comes alive at night and there are many restaurants to dine in as well as plenty of bars for live music and nightclubs to dance in. However one of the most amazing sights on the island can be viewed from Sengiggi Beach, the spectacular sunset. The bright orange sun sinks into the ocean with Bali’s Mt. Agung volcano silhouetted on the horizon.

Thu 08 August 2019   Lovina Beach – Bali

North of Bali, the Lovina tourist area stretches over 12 km and consists of a string of coastal villages: Kaliasem, Kalibukbuk, Anturan, Tukad Mungga, collectively know as Lovina. Lovina’s black sandy beaches are quite lovely, the sea is very calm here and safe for swimming. The atmosphere on the beach is one of laid-back tranquillity with colourfully decorated traditional outriggers called perahu dotted along the shoreline.

Fri 09 August 2019   Gili Sudak – Lombok

This is the perfect island getaway, a small resort with fine white sand, coral reefs and limpid turquoise waters teeming with marine life including colourful tropical fish and starfish. The island has facilities and there is shade. From here the ship’s zodiac can take you to Gili Kadiz, a great snorkelling site.

Sat 10 August 2019   Benoa – Bali

Benoa is the main cruise port on the island of Bali. There are numerous places that can be accessed from here including the party-centric Kuta, Nusa Dua the popular beach resort with it’s luxury hotels and restaurants as well as coffee plantations and rice terraces. Trips to temples, palaces markets and a bat cave are some of the many things also on offer.

To enquire or book call 02 9997 1277 or email info@newporttravel.com.au

 

Available departures

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