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Coral Geographer, In the Wake of the Makassans ex Makassar to Darwin

14 Night Cruise sailing from Makassar to Darwin aboard Coral Geographer.

Tuesday, 23rd April 2024
Coral Geographer
Coral Expeditions
Pricing is From and Per Person
Cabin Twin Triple Quad Single

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14 Night Cruise sailing from Makassar to Darwin aboard Coral Geographer.

From the 16th century, Makassan trepangers began to venture from their homeland in South Sulawesi. Travelling through the Flores and Savu seas, they arrived at the shores of the Kimberley and Arnhem Land. On their journeys, Makassans encountered the peoples of northern Australia and left an impact on the cultures that survive to this day.

We invite you to embark on your own journey through the straits of the East Indies to Makassar on this 14-night voyage aboard Coral Geographer. Explore lesser-visited islands home to traditional seafaring traditions and rich cultural practices including at Alor and Torajaland. At Tana Beru, witness ancient traditional Phinisi boat building and visit one of the last traditional subsistence whaling villages at Lamalera. From encountering Komodo Dragons on a walking tour with local rangers to exploring the colourful underwater realm of Takabonarate Marine Park, these voyages are a feast for the senses.

Note: This itinerary is an indication of the destinations we visit and activities on offer. Throughout the expedition we may make changes to the itinerary as necessary to maximise your expeditionary experience. Allowances may be made for seasonal variations, weather, tidal conditions, and any other event that may affect the operation of the vessel. Coral Expeditions suggests that you do not arrive on the day of embarkation or depart on the day of disembarkation due to any changes that may occur in scheduling.

Cruise Itinerary
Date Activity Arrive Depart
23/04/24 Makassar, Indonesia
24/04/24 Tana Beru, Indonesia
25/04/24 Tana Toraja, Indonesia
26/04/24 Sogori Island, Sulawesi
27/04/24 At sea - -
28/04/24 Taka Bonerate National Park, Indonesia
29/04/24 Pink Beach, Komodo
29/04/24 Komodo Island, Indonesia
30/04/24 Padar Island, Indonesia
01/05/24 Kelimutu National Park, Indonesia
02/05/24 Lamalera, Indonesia
03/05/24 Alor, Indonesia
04/05/24 At sea - -
05/05/24 Kupang, West Timor, Indonesia
06/05/24 At sea - -
07/05/24 Darwin, NT, Australia
Itinerary may vary by sailing date and itineraries may be changed at the cruise lines discretion. Please check itinerary details at time of booking and before booking other travel services such as airline tickets.

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