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Day 1 to 2
We depart from London Heathrow and fly overnight to Phuket via Bangkok. On arrival we transfer by luxury coach to:
Deevana Plaza Phuket, Patong
200 Pee Rd.
for one night. Dinner will be taken this evening in the hotel.
Day 3 to 4
After checking out of our hotel we have 2 full days to explore this fascinating city and its environs.
Both days will be spent with a guide, exploring the town of Phuket, including the Thalang National Museum, together with some down time to relax and swim.
On our second day we go out into the country a little and visit various views, points, including Wat Chalong, which is the centre for worship in Phuket. High in the Nakkerd Hills, northwest of Chalong Circle, the 45m-high Big Buddha sits in imposing fashion on the island's finest viewpoint
On the evening of 28th November we embark Boudicca and late afternoon on 29th November set sail for Sabang in Sumatra.
The small island of Weh (commonly referred to as Sabang), is our first port of call and is the westernmost island in the Indonesian archipelago.
With a local guide, we explore the city of Sabang and Anak Laut Lake, followed by the monument of Merauke – The Zero Kilometre Monument. Later in the day we visit two small villages and a local market and if time permits make a short stop at leisure to swim.
We have a day at sea to relax and enjoy the facilities of Boudicca as she sails south east towards Singapore, at the southern tip of Malaysia. We have time to enjoy the ship’s facilities where there is usually a range of activities available on board – you may choose to join a fitness class or visit the on-board gym, attend one of the on board lectures, treat yourself to a treatment in the spa or just simply relax in one of the lounges with a coffee or a book from the library or to reflect on our journey so far.
Day 7 to 8
Our two days in Singapore could not be more
diverse and different to the previous 4 or 5 days.
We spread our time between exploring the
city, where we initially take a ride on the ‘ Singapore Flyer ‘, a 35 min ride
on the World’s Largest Observation Wheel, taking us 165metres high in the sky
to enjoy panoramic views of Singapore and beyond.
Later we spend time in the city’s green
jewel, the UNESCO listed World Heritage Singapore Botanic Gardens.
Day 9 to 10
We have two days at sea to relax, enjoy the
facilities of Boudicca, to reflect on our journey so far and the fascinating
places we have visited.
On arrival in Semarang, we take transport to
the Tlogo Agro plantation, which we explore on foot, to see the many variety of
trees (rubber trees, coffee, cinnamon and Kapuk tree) and take an early lunch
at the plantation.
Later we visit Lawang Sewu – building of a
thousand doors and home of the Japanese Military HQ during World War II – and
if time permits, Sampokong, the shrine once visited by the Islamic Chinese
Admiral Sheng He.
We have a further day at sea to relax and
enjoy the facilities of Boudicca as she sails east towards Lombok.
On arrival in Lombok, we travel by local
transport to the start point of our walk – Kerandangan Beach. With a local
guide, we trek for some 3 hours with many stunning panoramas of Senggigi beach,
see the many different types of vegetation, find endemic reptiles and mammals
as well as meeting the local hill people in their plantation areas.
We stop for our picnic lunch at Baun Pusek at
a café house and enjoy ‘ pisang goreng ‘ fried banana or any other of the many
local snacks before returning to Boudicca late afternoon.
Possibly the highlight of our cruise, our purpose today is to see the Komodo Dragon. The largest living lizard on earth its length can go up to 3 metres and its weight up to 90 kgs.
We visit Komodo island (Loh Ling) and walk through unspoiled scenery with a guide & local ranger in search of the Komodo dragons. We should see wild buffalo, deer, pigs and many species of tropical birds such as the cockatoo. Returning to Loh Liang we take a boat to the secluded village of Kampung Komodo where we will have the opportunity to meet the people, see the way they live and visit the school.
Time permitting, we may be able to take a short diversion to Pantai Merah (Pink Beach) to swim prior to returning to Boudicca.
Day 15 to 16
We have 1½ days in Bali to explore this most romantic sounding location. On one of the days we will explore the capital, Denpasar, with a local guide and the second day take a trek through the hinterland from Sanur, through to Mengwi. We walk over small, hidden paths through the rice paddies, past rivers and coconut plantations with a guide, who will explain the ancient Balinese Subak system that is used to distribute water evenly to all farmers to water the rice fields.
We take lunch in a local restaurant in Mengwi before continuing to the temple of Mengwi and the holy monkey forest before ending at the spectacular Tanah Lot temple, built on the top of a rock in the Indian Ocean.
We return to the port and our final night on board Boudicca.
Sadly we must say goodbye to Boudicca and our
Indonesian journey, but before we do we still have a short time left to further
explore Bali before our mid-afternoon return flight to London Heathrow.
We are scheduled to arrive back at London Heathrow at 6.30am, having travelled overnight via Bangkok on Thaiairlines.