May 16, 2020
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Arrive early in Cairns to allow extra time to wander the Cairns Esplanade, explore the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, Daintree National Park, and experience the magnificence of the Great Barrier Reef—one of the largest, most diverse ecosystems on the planet and the world’s only natural wonder visible from space. Thursday Island offers the adventure of a wet landing and an introduction to the indigenous Torres Strait Islanders. Cultural exploration continues in Yirrkala, an Aboriginal artisan city where bark paintings, weaving and some of the finest Didgeridoos abound. In the cosmopolitan city of Darwin, don’t miss Mindil Beach, Kakadu National Park, and Crocosaurus Cove, home to turtles, water buffalo and saltwater crocodiles. Cross the Timor Sea to Kupang, Indonesia where friendly locals delight in showing their tenun ikat
woven cloths and secluded beaches. Expand your idea of color upon entering Ende, Flores. This small hidden harbor is the launch point to visit Mount Kelimutu volcano with its mysterious 3-color crater lakes and Blue Stone Beach, known for its gorgeous multi-colored rocks.
Check the Great Barrier Reef off your bucket list when you get to Cairns, the gateway to this beautiful area
Visit the giant lizards at Komodo National Park, a UNESCO site
In Yirrkala learn about the Aboriginal people, their intricately carved Didgeridoos, and their culture
Extend your stay in Bali to enjoy the sunshine and the beautiful white-sand beaches
Darwin is your gateway to Kakadu National Park and Litchfield National Park among others
Appreciate the small hidden harbors you will find in Kupang, Yirrkala, Thursday Island and Ende
*Rates shown are per person, based on double occupancy, reflect all discounts and include non-discountable amounts. Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses are additional.