WHAT TO EXPECT
Exploration of remote off-the-beaten-tracks region
Diverse topography raging from jungle-clad mountains with vast vegetation, quiet costal villages to coral atolls, and more
World-class snorkeling and diving
Quiet coasts and pristine white sand beaches
Halmahera and surroundings islands
Halmahera and the many surrounding islands are part of the province of north Maluku (Moluccas). History has left its mark here, first during the heydays of the spice trade, then again during WWII.
Usually, our trip to Halmahera is a link between our trips in the Banggai and our trips in Raja Empat. It is a little know destination few travelers venture to, for it is not easy to access. For that reason, tourism has remained completely under-developed.
For that same reason, Halmahera and surrounding islands are a perfect destination for avid adventurers because everything is yet to be explored. Hundreds of diving and snorkeling sites, villages, remote beaches and pristine natural sights are yet to be discovered, exactly the kind of place NOMAD ARCHIPELAGO is eager to bring you to.
The string of islands west of Halmahera are a succession of towering volcanos where cloves is the main resource for the inhabitant as it has been for centuries when colonial powers were vying for supremacy. Many forts, churches and other old buildings are witness to this rich history.
Halmahera Liveaboard Highlights
THE RICH HISTORY OF NORTH MALUKU
How the spice trade shaped the local history.
Many historical remains can be seen in the north Maluku: forts, old mosques and churches, palaces of former Sultans etc…
These are mainly to be seen in the main towns, where European communities settled to engage in the spice trade in the 17thand 18thcentury.
Further north, in Morotai and north Halmahera, WWII has left many traces of the fierce battles that were fought here between the Japanese and the Americans.
We can arrange a special charter
MARVEL AT THE RARE DIVERSITY OF SCENERIES
From low lying islands to towering volcanoes, from crater lakes to atolls, Halmahera and surrounding islands has it all.
That will allow us also for a diversity of activities.
We can hike through clove plantations or the vast coconut groves that cover a good part of the islands. For more serious trekkers, we can organize the ascent of one of the many volcanoes dotting the west coast of Halmahera.
Snorkeling (or diving) will be done mainly on unexplored reefs, in particular in the many lagoons to the west of Halmahera.
In the Goraici groups of islands or the Widi atolls, we’ll use our zodiac to hop from one idyllic island to the next, visiting isolated villages on the way.
HAVING FUN WHILE ON BOARD
Enjoy the life on board and around the boat.
We carry 2 kayaks for you to enjoy the surroundings of our anchorage as well as a paddle board and a surf board. Yoga mats are also at your disposal.
We will bring you occasionally for volleyball game with the locals or our crew, an exhilarating experience.
In the evening, you can enjoy chess, scrabble, backgammon and other games.
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Halmahera Travel Information
GOOD TO KNOW
Local Currency: Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)
Language: Bahasa Indonesia. English is usually spoken at most establishments that cater to tourists.
Credit Card & ATMs: In remote areas such as Halmahera we recommend to always bring a good amount of cash just in case is always recommended.
Electricity: The onboard electricity system is 220V, with standard European plugs and 2 round pins Please bring your own universal plug adaptor.
Bring a copy of your travel documents such as your passport, air ticket, and travel insurance.
COVID-19: proof of complete vaccination is required to enter Indonesia. For the latest information please visit the official Indonesian Immigration Website or consult the Indonesian embassy in your home country.