Indonesia has several International airports and the one you choose will be dependent on your liveboard cruise itinerary.
If you are travelling on a Komodo dive safari we recommend booking your international flights into and out of the Denpasar Aiport, Bali. We wish to bring you quickly into the Komodo National Park to make the most of your diving experience. Therefore we have chosen Bima, on the island of Sumbubwa, as our departure point. Our team can arrange your short domestic connections between Bali and Bima, it is recommended to spend at least one in Bali either side of your cruise to ensure you are on time for your domestic connection. The Bali-Bima flight departs at 8.50am whilst the Bima-Bali flight arrives into Denpasar Airport at 12pm.
All Raja Ampat liveaboard cruises depart from Sorong which can be reached via Jakarta, Bali or Manado. The simplest route is via Jakarta, however if you are planning to extend your stay within Indonesia for further diving or tours in Sulawesi you may opt to travel via Manado. Please note for flights to Sorong via Manado a luggage restriction of 10kgs is applied, extra allowance can be purchased at the check in counter.
Passengers travelling within Indonesia are required to pay airport terminal fees. This varies from airport to airport and should be checked upon arrival; please ensure you have small denominations of local currency on hand.
Passport holders of most western countries are required to obtain a visa on arrival in Indonesia, which allows stays up to 30 days. The cost for this visa is 25US$ and new notes only are accepted. You may be required to show a confirmed ticket to leave Indonesia within the maximum number of days you are allowed to stay in the country.For more information, please visit the Indonesian Embassy website.
We regret that we are unable to accept credit card payments on board the S/Y Indo Siren and it is recommended that guests allow for incidental on board expenses of 200-300 Euros additional to the Marine Park and Port fees. There are money-changing facilities and ATMs at Bali and Jakarta International Airports should you require a cash withdrawl, however Bima and Sorong airports do not offer this facility. The local currency is the Indonesia Rupiah (IDR) which we accept on board along with Euros, US$ and GBP. Please ensure you retain Indonesian Rupiah for domestic and International airport departure taxes.
After your domestic connection:-Our Cruise Director will be at the airport to meet you and assist in organising your luggage. Transfers from Bima and Sorong domestic airports to / from the S/Y Indo Siren are included within your cruise price and will be arranged by our travel team on your behalf.
Our travel team has selected a number of hotel and resort options in Indonesia in each of our departure locations to ensure that you can arrive to your cruise departure relaxed and well rested. We recognise that for most of our guests, travel to Indonesia requires long haul flights. We have put together package options which allow you to extend your stay in pre or post cruise and get the most enjoyment from your diving vacation.Each hotel comes with a range of room options to suit every budget and guest needs. Below are some examples you may choose from. Please contact our reservations team for a full list of options.Bali – Rama Beach Resort and Spa just 1km from Denpasar airport, is a resort built in a village style around an elegant pool with lush tropical gardens ensuring privacy for all guests.Bali – Harris Hotel close to the airport is a good stop over choice with basic rooms and suites and an on-site restaurant with 24hour room service.
These are just some of the many flight, hotel, transfer and tour options to choose from when you book with Worldwide Dive and Sail. Prices for these add-ons vary depending on the time of booking. Prices listed on our website are for guideline purposes only. Please contact our reservations team or ask your tour operator for further details.
The Worldwide Dive and Sail team offers a wide range of options including a tour in Papua, rafting and jungle trekking in Sulawesi or if you are pressed for time; a day tour of Bali. All tours offered are designed to complement your dive liveaboard safari so you can get the most from your vacation in Indonesia
Baliem Valley Papua Cultural Tour, Papua, 5 Days / 4 Nights Departing from Jayapura airport, you will be met on arrival by a tour guide escorted on a short flight to Wamema, the largest town in the Baliem Valley, where the Dani tribe reside. During the tour you will visit the local market in Wamena Town and the neighboring Dani villages to observe their primitive traditions and a totally different way of life as we know it. The tour also includes a visit to Aikima and its 250 years old mummy. An experience you’ll never forget.
Tana Toraja & White Water Rafting - 6 days Tana Toraja, known locally as "the land of heavenly kings" lies 300km north of Makassar in South Sulawesi. Departing from Makassar, on the islands of Sulawesi, you take a scenic drive along the coast passing through traditional villages and sampling some of the local cuisine before arriving at Rantempao in the centre of the Toraja highlands. Visit the local villages and stone hanging grave of Lemo - complete with Tau Tau effigies - with the chance to witness a funerary procession.Explore the local craft markets where wood carvings are sought after. A short trek into the mountains gives you spectacular views over the rice fields before descending to the Masupu River for a 4 hour rafting excursion.
Balinese Culture - half and full day tours Take a full or half day tour to explore some of the wonders of this beautiful island. Combine a tour of the Monkey Forest with traditional Balinese temples and watch the sunset over Tanah Lot. Visit the Bali Bird Park and see craftsmen at work in Ubud. Partake in a purification ceremony at the Tempak Siring Temple and enjoy a performance of the sacred Baong & Keris dance.