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Ring of Fire Adventure

£2826 per person

Deposit 25%. Balance due 12 weeks before departure
The perfect adventure for the whole family, discovering a new world full of stunning coral, animals, and great outdoor activities
Pay a 25% deposit per item
Suited to
Families, Couples, Groups, Individual
Difficulty
No previous experience required
Nights onboard
7
Vessel type
Traditional Indonesian Pinisi made from Ironwood
Vessel length
42 metres
Skipper
Yes
Crew
Total crew of 14
Berth Style
24 guests in 12 cabins All cabins offer creature comforts and necessary amenities: Spacious twin-share cabins with twin bunks or double beds Each cabin has a private bathroom with toilet and hot shower Washbasin and toiletries provided in your cabin Eac
Insurance Required
Yes

Explore the most adventurous destinations of Indonesia, providing endless fun for the whole family

7 nights

$3,530 / £2,826 per person*

*Trips are priced in the operator’s local currency. The sterling amount shown is a guide only and the amount you pay in sterling will change with currency fluctuations.

Immerse yourself in Indonesian life, with adventures to Komodo nation park, volcanic islands, and exploring the colourful corals of the underwater world. This adventure is perfect for families who love to explore and engage with action and nature. With opportunities to learn from wildlife experts, you can get stuck into activities such as fish identification, bug hunts and much more. There's also time to relax and enjoy a beach bbq or two under the stars, as well as dancing around the campfire learning traditional Indonesian dances.

This is a fabulous adventure for any budding explorer, filled with fun, facts and discovery, and the most beautiful surroundings, there's always something to get involved in.

The whole vessel is available for charter. Please enquire for details. 

DAY 1
– You will be met at the airport by your tour leaders, mid-afternoon, and taken to the beachside resort. Here, parents can relax by the pool, while our tour leaders take the kids (and parents, if they wish) out to practise or learn how to snorkel in the shallow water off the beach.

– At sunset, we will gather for dinner and get to know each other. You will meet wildlife experts and real-life Spider Hunters, Ray & Angela, for the first time and be presented with your activity packs for the trip, including an animal and fish identification book. The Hales and our tour leaders will explain all about the fun that awaits you over the coming week as we island-hop all the way to Bali.

DAY 2
– After breakfast, we will drive for about 30 minutes high into the hills to visit the local Manggarai people in their traditional village, where they will welcome us into their tribal world and allow us to be witness to their fast and furious ‘caci’ whip dance, a test of strength and daring for the menfolk. The women will also show us their very challenging bamboo dancing, one that requires no less dexterity and light of foot to avoid being caught out. If we are lucky, we will be invited to join in the fun.

– Later in the morning, we will glide over the waves in our rubber tenders on the way to the Ombak Putih, our home for the next week. Once settled in, we will have lunch and head out into the Komodo National park for our first snorkel of the trip.

– In the early evening, at cocktail hour (for the parents), we will anchor off a local small island to see thousands and thousands of fruit bats emerge from their mangrove homes and fill the sky as they head off to the mainland in search of food.

– We will spend a quiet night at anchor as we learn about the sky above and the many stars we will see in the Milky Way.

DAY 3
– We will wake up bright and early and after a quick breakfast, go ashore by tender to Rinca Island, where we will go trekking in search of Komodo dragons. With binoculars in hand, we will search for monkeys, deer, pigs, buffalo, birds and bugs, as Ray & Angela lead us through the forests and savannahs of this large island, keeping an ever-watchful eye out for the hard-to-see Komodos.

– Our encounters with giant animals are not over yet, and later we will go in search of manta rays as they feed in the current and circle the so-called cleaning stations, where small fish remove parasites from their skin and mouths. You can swim and float above these giant and noble beasts for as long as you like, taking in the amazing sights.

– With a lot more to see, we will cross to another nearby reef, which is a favourite hangout of sea turtles, and, nature willing, we will have a chance to swim with these gentle reptiles as they cruise along the shallow water of the reef.

– This evening we will have an island beach BBQ where we can sing and dance with our crew as they serenade us with classic Indonesian folk songs and sea shanties beside a roaring bonfire. The crew will surely invite you to return the favour with some songs of your own.

DAY 4
– This morning we will wake up off the coast of a deserted island with a beautiful white sand beach, where Ray and Angela will lead us on a bug hunt looking for creepy crawlies in the long grass. After that, we will cool off with some snorkelling in the colourful corals just offshore, as well as enjoying some paddle boarding and kayaking.

– Over lunch, we will cruise across the sea, and if the wind is in our favour, you can help pull the sails up as we set course for a huge nearby volcano. Here on the beach, local villagers are in the process of building a traditional wooden pinisi boat, with the same pedigree and history of SeaTrek’s very own ships. Walking around this small village, you will get a feel for their simple way of life, chat with the locals and maybe buy some handmade textiles as a memento.

– We will snorkel on a vibrant coral reef just off the shore filled with fish and marine creatures from all shades of the colour spectrum, including a meadow of hundreds of glass eels.

DAY 5
– We will wake up off another volcanic island covered with jungle with a mysterious crater lake and a wishing tree at its heart. Ray and Angela will lead us on a jungle walk along the crater rim in search of wildlife as we learn all about the special habitats that the island provides.

– After our walk, we will visit the lake where we will swim in the warm water and have paddleboard races. Back on the boat, we will have lunch as we cross to another tropical island, where we will meet with local village kids as they take a walk through a village to a jungle waterfall for a swim, where our young guides will take the lead on a rope swing above a cool, deep jungle pool to show us how to enjoy the water ‘jungle-style’.

– Along the way, Ray and Angela will be pointing out all the fascinating bugs and beasties that inhabit the forest as we keep our eyes peeled for all sorts of wildlife, big and small.

DAY 6
–  Another day for giants, but of a different kind: the massive but perfectly harmless whale sharks. We will wake up before dawn and our tour leaders will head off to check if the sharks are in the bay, and if we are in luck we will soon be heading off to swim with these mighty, but gentle, fish.

– We spend the afternoon on a nearby beach where we will snorkel, paddle, kayak and explore our jungle surroundings with Ray & Angela leading us on a bug and wildlife hunt.

DAY 7
– Today we will visit a very unusual kind of village, which belongs to the famous Bajau people, or Sea Gypsies, who have traditionally lived their entire lives in houses built on or over the water on stilts and coral. We will visit the local school, so get your best singing voices on as we trade voices and see how the other half lives.

– After lunch, another relaxing and entertaining afternoon awaits as we land on a nearby uninhabited island, where once again we will go in search of nature and enjoy snorkelling, kayaking and paddleboarding.

– In the evening, you will once again enjoy some home-grown Indonesian hospitality as your crew host a beach barbeque in your honour. On offer is plenty of good food, music, dancing and frivolity as we sing and dance the night away next to a bonfire under a clear tropical night sky.

DAY 8
– On our final morning, we will wake up at anchor off the coast of Bali in the shadow of Bali’s Mt Agung, the mother mountain of all the Balinese people. We can enjoy an early morning swim or snorkel before saying a fond farewell to our crew and heading off for the final, yet very exciting, activity of the journey – Coral Gardeners, where we will learn all about how the coral is being restored on the reefs. We will all have a go at creating and placing our own coral fragment on the racks in the sea.

– Later in the afternoon we will reach our final destination and go our separate ways, having had the most fun-filled trip of a lifetime and leaving Indonesia with a whole new way of looking at the world.

  • Professional cruise directors
  • Outdoor sleeping facilities
  • Complimentary snorkelling equipment and two sea canoes (add SUP)
  • Free tea, soft drinks, juices, coffee and mineral water
  • Excellent food and snacks (vegetarian and special menus on request)
  • Television, DVD and music centre in the lounge
  • Dining in spacious air-conditioned lounge
  • Teak wooden furniture in lounge, cabins and on deck
  • Spacious sun and semi-covered decks
  • Mooring fees
  • Visits to restaurants, museums, galleries etc during the trip
  • Fine selection of wines, beer and spirits for sale
  • Travel to and from the vessel (including internal/domestic airfares)
  • Open to beginner sailors.
  • Open to families.
  • Open to solo travellers.

Fly to Komodo Airport, Flores

Fly from Ngurah Rai Airport, Bali

DAY 1
– You will be met at the airport by your tour leaders, mid-afternoon, and taken to the beachside resort. Here, parents can relax by the pool, while our tour leaders take the kids (and parents, if they wish) out to practise or learn how to snorkel in the shallow water off the beach.

– At sunset, we will gather for dinner and get to know each other. You will meet wildlife experts and real-life Spider Hunters, Ray & Angela, for the first time and be presented with your activity packs for the trip, including an animal and fish identification book. The Hales and our tour leaders will explain all about the fun that awaits you over the coming week as we island-hop all the way to Bali.

DAY 2
– After breakfast, we will drive for about 30 minutes high into the hills to visit the local Manggarai people in their traditional village, where they will welcome us into their tribal world and allow us to be witness to their fast and furious ‘caci’ whip dance, a test of strength and daring for the menfolk. The women will also show us their very challenging bamboo dancing, one that requires no less dexterity and light of foot to avoid being caught out. If we are lucky, we will be invited to join in the fun.

– Later in the morning, we will glide over the waves in our rubber tenders on the way to the Ombak Putih, our home for the next week. Once settled in, we will have lunch and head out into the Komodo National park for our first snorkel of the trip.

– In the early evening, at cocktail hour (for the parents), we will anchor off a local small island to see thousands and thousands of fruit bats emerge from their mangrove homes and fill the sky as they head off to the mainland in search of food.

– We will spend a quiet night at anchor as we learn about the sky above and the many stars we will see in the Milky Way.

DAY 3
– We will wake up bright and early and after a quick breakfast, go ashore by tender to Rinca Island, where we will go trekking in search of Komodo dragons. With binoculars in hand, we will search for monkeys, deer, pigs, buffalo, birds and bugs, as Ray & Angela lead us through the forests and savannahs of this large island, keeping an ever-watchful eye out for the hard-to-see Komodos.

– Our encounters with giant animals are not over yet, and later we will go in search of manta rays as they feed in the current and circle the so-called cleaning stations, where small fish remove parasites from their skin and mouths. You can swim and float above these giant and noble beasts for as long as you like, taking in the amazing sights.

– With a lot more to see, we will cross to another nearby reef, which is a favourite hangout of sea turtles, and, nature willing, we will have a chance to swim with these gentle reptiles as they cruise along the shallow water of the reef.

– This evening we will have an island beach BBQ where we can sing and dance with our crew as they serenade us with classic Indonesian folk songs and sea shanties beside a roaring bonfire. The crew will surely invite you to return the favour with some songs of your own.

DAY 4
– This morning we will wake up off the coast of a deserted island with a beautiful white sand beach, where Ray and Angela will lead us on a bug hunt looking for creepy crawlies in the long grass. After that, we will cool off with some snorkelling in the colourful corals just offshore, as well as enjoying some paddle boarding and kayaking.

– Over lunch, we will cruise across the sea, and if the wind is in our favour, you can help pull the sails up as we set course for a huge nearby volcano. Here on the beach, local villagers are in the process of building a traditional wooden pinisi boat, with the same pedigree and history of SeaTrek’s very own ships. Walking around this small village, you will get a feel for their simple way of life, chat with the locals and maybe buy some handmade textiles as a memento.

– We will snorkel on a vibrant coral reef just off the shore filled with fish and marine creatures from all shades of the colour spectrum, including a meadow of hundreds of glass eels.

DAY 5
– We will wake up off another volcanic island covered with jungle with a mysterious crater lake and a wishing tree at its heart. Ray and Angela will lead us on a jungle walk along the crater rim in search of wildlife as we learn all about the special habitats that the island provides.

– After our walk, we will visit the lake where we will swim in the warm water and have paddleboard races. Back on the boat, we will have lunch as we cross to another tropical island, where we will meet with local village kids as they take a walk through a village to a jungle waterfall for a swim, where our young guides will take the lead on a rope swing above a cool, deep jungle pool to show us how to enjoy the water ‘jungle-style’.

– Along the way, Ray and Angela will be pointing out all the fascinating bugs and beasties that inhabit the forest as we keep our eyes peeled for all sorts of wildlife, big and small.

DAY 6
–  Another day for giants, but of a different kind: the massive but perfectly harmless whale sharks. We will wake up before dawn and our tour leaders will head off to check if the sharks are in the bay, and if we are in luck we will soon be heading off to swim with these mighty, but gentle, fish.

– We spend the afternoon on a nearby beach where we will snorkel, paddle, kayak and explore our jungle surroundings with Ray & Angela leading us on a bug and wildlife hunt.

DAY 7
– Today we will visit a very unusual kind of village, which belongs to the famous Bajau people, or Sea Gypsies, who have traditionally lived their entire lives in houses built on or over the water on stilts and coral. We will visit the local school, so get your best singing voices on as we trade voices and see how the other half lives.

– After lunch, another relaxing and entertaining afternoon awaits as we land on a nearby uninhabited island, where once again we will go in search of nature and enjoy snorkelling, kayaking and paddleboarding.

– In the evening, you will once again enjoy some home-grown Indonesian hospitality as your crew host a beach barbeque in your honour. On offer is plenty of good food, music, dancing and frivolity as we sing and dance the night away next to a bonfire under a clear tropical night sky.

DAY 8
– On our final morning, we will wake up at anchor off the coast of Bali in the shadow of Bali’s Mt Agung, the mother mountain of all the Balinese people. We can enjoy an early morning swim or snorkel before saying a fond farewell to our crew and heading off for the final, yet very exciting, activity of the journey – Coral Gardeners, where we will learn all about how the coral is being restored on the reefs. We will all have a go at creating and placing our own coral fragment on the racks in the sea.

– Later in the afternoon we will reach our final destination and go our separate ways, having had the most fun-filled trip of a lifetime and leaving Indonesia with a whole new way of looking at the world.

Temperature in this sailing area varies little (27° to 33° Celsius year-round) with mostly blue skies and light winds. We suggest you bring the following:

Light cotton/ linen clothes, including a pair of long trousers for visits in the villages

Water shoes (boots or plastic shoes)

Hiking shoes

Camera

A plastic / waterproof bag for your camera when disembarking

High protection suntan lotion

A hat

Insect repellent

Dive/ snorkelling equipment if you have your own (there is plenty on board)

A sweater for cool evenings

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