Indonesia: Secrets of the Archipelago

  • 2014 OutsideTravel Award for Best Splurge: "a one-of-a-kind experience with personalized attention that gets you far from civilization."
  • Mellow Bali and the island of Komodo, where the world's largest lizards roam free
  • Relish in the insider expertise of longtime expat Patti Seery, owner of Silolona and Si Datu Bua
  • Dive with walking sharks, meander turquoise bays, or indulge in a deck massage
Secrets of the Archipelage Aboard the Silolona wins Outside Travel Awards 2014
Trip Type: Sample Itinerary
Trip Length: 10 Days
Activity type(s): Sailing, Cultural Tour
Trip Extensions: Call 888-570-7108 for custom extension options

Our dear friend Patti Seery has spent the past couple of decades building friendships with local villagers, craftspeople, and kings throughout the Indonesian archipelago. Sailing in tremendous comfort and style aboard one of Patti’s sublime yachts, the 3-cabin Si Datu Bua or the 5-cabin Silolona, we take advantage of her unsurpassed knowledge and her infectious passion, getting a rare look at some of the most beautiful and remote of the archipelago’s thousands of islands and a chance to meet their cheery and welcoming people.

We begin in wondrous and serene Bali, as fine a place as any on earth to repair the wears of travel. Then we sail west into the Flores Sea to Komodo, famed for its dragons (which we’ll get an exciting gawk at), and then on to the Northern Islands for an extensive island-hopping adventure, sailing mostly at night, delving into rare cultures and biosystems, turquoise bays, stunning reefs, and deserted pink (and red, white, etc.) beaches. We get deep into the islands’ distinct local cultures, exploring and meeting Patti’s many local friends along the way. And, at voyage’s end, we celebrate with a traditional farewell ceremony in West Sumba.

Secrets of the Archipelago

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1: arrive in Bali, Ubud Villa
  • Day 2: Bali rest day, Ubud Villa
  • Day 3: fly to Flores Island and board yacht, sail to Komodo
  • Days 4–10: sailing to the Northern Islands, Rinca Island, Padar Island, Gili Lawah Darat Gili Lawah Laut, Batu Muncul, Banta Island, East Sumba (Waingapu), and West Sumba (Waikelo)
  • Day 11: fly from Flores to Bali, depart for home.

  • Additional Options:
    The Silolona and the Si Datu Bua also sail in Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand, and India. Please call us at 800-777-8183 for details.