Discovery of Banggai Archipelago 6N/7D
LUWUK - LUWUK
Explore the secluded Banggai archipelago, explore untouched islands and villages, meet Indonesia's sea gypsies and jungle-dwellers, and have the best time of your life with this adventure-packed itinerary.
The warm hospitality of the Bajau communities
White sandy beaches & exceptional snorkeling
Highly recommended for photographers
Day by Day
This itinerary should only be used as a guideline and may change according to weather conditions and also the sweet surprises and not-to-be-missed events that we may discover along the way.
Learn more about the 'Nomad experience' on this page.
Upon arrival at Luwuk Airport, we will transfer to the harbor where we embark on our vessel, the BUGIS. While sailing, our cruise director will provide a briefing to familiarize you with the vessel and our safety procedures. In the late afternoon, we will make a stop at a charming beach. As night falls, we will weigh anchor to continue our journey along the picturesque coast.
On our first day in the archipelago, we'll visit the second protected marine area we support. We'll hop on a Zodiac boat to explore the clear waters around the lagoon of Malapati reef for our first snorkeling adventure. After that, during lunch, the boat will take us to Sidula Island for some beach time and more snorkeling fun.
In the morning, we'll reach a small island surrounded by beautiful white-sand beaches and turquoise waters in the Banggai Archipelago atoll. Our day will be filled with snorkeling, swimming, and a barbecue on the lovely beach. In the afternoon, we'll take a short sail to a tiny island to meet a small community called Bajau who live there. We'll enjoy a bonfire with them on the beach as the sun sets.
After getting back on board, we'll keep sailing to the next island, where we'll meet the Bugis and Bajau communities on the island of Nal and learn about how they connect with each other. We will also have the chance to go snorkeling on a beautiful reef. In the afternoon, we'll set sail for another island to enjoy a beautiful beach and more snorkeling.
This day promises exciting exploration with visits to "Bajo" villages, where you'll likely be the center of attention as it's a place rarely visited by foreigners. In the early morning, weather permitting, we'll be on Toropot Island to explore two picturesque Bajau villages. These communities primarily sustain themselves through the octopus trade and seagrass. The highlight of the day will be snorkeling near the mangroves, offering a chance to spot the endemic "Banggai cardinal fish." We'll also go ashore and visit a traditional village in the interior, witnessing fishermen trading their daily catch.
In the northeastern part of Banggai Island, we'll find the most breathtaking beaches in the archipelago. Though we might not get to explore all of them, we'll definitely make a stop under the shade of a tree along the fine sandy shoreline. Here, we can enjoy snorkeling around the superb reef. Additionally, we'll embark on a Zodiac raid to meet the local fishermen. As the sun sets, we'll raise the anchor and head to our final destination, Luwuk.
We will arrive at the harbour of Luwuk early morning. After breakfast we say farewell to the crew and we will be transferred to the airport for the return flight to Bali.
Pricing & Inclusions
We apply a simple pricing structure. However, the inclusions and exclusions of each itinerary may vary. Please see the 'Inclusions and Exclusions' below.
Shared Trip (2024): $400/person/night + additional distance fee if applicable
Private Charters (2024): $3000/8 persons/night + additional distance fee if applicable
Accommodation in a shared double bed cabin
All meals, snacks soft and hot drinks
Land excursions during the trip
Use of paddle boards, kayaks, yoga mat, snorkeling gear, surf board, fishing gear and other amenities onboard
Airport transfers from/to the closest airport
Harbor and park fees 200/person/trip
Transfer from hotel
Onboard or Local Purchases
Passenger Surcharge (+75% from the trip cost)
Crew and Cruise Director gratuities (Tips on board recommended 5% to 10% of published rates)