$1,248 TO $1,770
Beautiful Bali (also known as Land of the Gods) and its sister island, Lombok, are the jewels of the Indonesian crown. Sailing between the two, you’ll discover endless white sandy beaches and swim in flawless turquoise waters teeming with manta rays, giant ocean sunfish (called Mola Mola), sea turtles, colorful clownfish, and every tropical species under the sun. Wending its way along the equator, the Republic of Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago. A lush kaleidoscope of over 13,000 tropical islands-some still uninhabited and unnamed-stretches thousands of miles from the Maylay peninsula to New Guinea in the east.
You’ll have the chance to visit an historic temple and mingle with the friendly inhabitants of traditional island communities that welcome visitors. Even in fairly isolated areas, you are likely to find a local who speaks at least some English. Hiking trails are common and allow you to bird watch and explore panoramic vistas featuring some of the most beautiful sunsets on earth.
Every day brings a new adventure. Cruising the waters of Bali, you’ll anchor at one spectacular port of call after another-Sanur Beach, Nusa Lembongan, the Gili islands, Senggigi, Gili Nanggu and Gili Gede, Nusa Penida and Pulau Serangan. Island hopping has never been so effortless or so much fun!