Indonesia Offers a Wealth of Activities, Sights, & Experiences. A Small Ship Cruise in Indonesia is the Ideal Way to Discover the Landscapes, Cultures, & Wildlife
Indonesia is home to around 18,000 islands that stretch over 5,000 km from east to west, covering an area bigger than the Continental U.S.A., thus making it the largest archipelago on earth. With so much water surrounding this country, the best way to experience it is by a small ship. We offer travellers lots of different cruise options for getting off the beaten track to visit remote towns and villages, jungles filled with birds and beasts, underwater reefs teeming with fish and corals, and masses of untouched white sandy beaches that lie in the shade of coconut palms swaying gently in the tropical breeze.
People. With over 300 different ethnic groups and nearly 700 languages among them, Indonesia is as diverse a nation as you will find anywhere on Earth. As we cruise, we aim to provide you with many opportunities to visit and meet with the local people. Your small ship will stop in towns and villages en route to visit schools and royal households, browse and shop in traditional markets, feast on local fare, watch weavers and blacksmiths plying their trade, explore colonial-era forts and historical buildings, see pinisi boats being built on the shore, and simply walk through the pretty lanes of the villages while sharing a smile and a laugh with friendly people going about their daily lives.
Flora & Fauna. Steamy jungles, dry savannahs, coral atolls, mangrove forests, smoking volcanoes; Indonesia has a wide range of habitats that are home to numerous species of plants and animals, including fabulous tropical birds: hornbills, cockatoos and the rare birds of paradise; an abundance of coral gardens and reef life, turtles and sea snakes, and larger marine creatures such as whale sharks, manta rays, whales and dolphins; as well as orangutans, monkeys, tree kangaroos and the legendary Komodo dragons.
Snorkeling. Snorkeling is the quickest and easiest way to explore the splendour of Indonesia’s underwater world, home to the greatest marine biodiversity on the globe, and this is why snorkelling is a daily activity on many cruises to Indonesia. It is something that nearly everybody can enjoy, including kids, and it only takes a few minutes to don a mask, snorkel and fins. You don’t have to complete a course before you go into the water, in fact, even non-swimmers can go snorkelling with the support of a life jacket. The waters are clear and warm, flourishing with thousands of species of life, guaranteeing an amazing experience each time you put your head under the water.
Indonesia has so much to offer - explore the colourful coral gardens, enjoy islands visits, during which you can stroll through local towns and villages and delve into their cultures. Search for Komodo dragons and birds of paradise, trek to hilltops to be rewarded with spectacular views, explore hidden caves and remote islets, go on specialised birding adventures, trek through jungles and savannah, swim with manta rays or whale sharks, kayak and paddle in pristine bays, and laze contentedly under shady coconut palms on white sand beaches.
If you’re after a small ship cruise or an expedition ship cruise to Indonesia Wild Earth Travel can help you find a trip of a lifetime. We are ready to guide you through our range of different options with impartial advice so you can experience the very best of this unique destination. Our team are all passionate expedition & small cruise ship travellers and our knowledge and stories come from our own personal experiences.