A hidden jewel at Java’s centre Amanjiwo rests in the shadows of the largest Buddhist temple complex in the world, Borobudur, which reopens to visitors from 1 March 2023.
Renowned for its biodiversity, Raja Ampat or ‘The Four Kings’ encompasses more than 40,000 square kilometres of nutrient rich waters where the Pacific and Indian Oceans meet. Boasting unparalleled marine life and thousands of islands, cays and shoals cloaked in tropical jungle, this region is an explorer’s dream. Itineraries are personalised to suit individual preferences and can incorporate as much snorkelling and scuba diving are you desire.
Fitted with state-of-the-art equipment for scuba diving, snorkelling and kayaking, Amandira also offers the services of a PADI-certified dive master. Cruise to Yanggefo along the Wiageo coastline for lunch, followed by an afternoon of snorkelling, diving and kayaking through the mangroves.
From rainforest-cloaked Batanta to coral-fringed Kri, Raja Ampat is a region of breathtaking natural beauty, both above and below the sea. The expedition traditionally begins in Sorong with a first day of exhilarating cruising to Mioskon Island, known for its extraordinary dive sites.
Dive or snorkel across the Equator and back again, before heading for the lagoons of Wayag. One of the region’s most beautiful settings, Wayag is the first documented manta ray nursery in Southeast Asia, where groups of juvenile reef manta rays can be found swimming above colourful coral reefs.
Climb to the very top of the 200-metre-high limestone karst known as Mount Pindito to fully appreciate the awe-inspiring vistas in every direction. Cones of rock and emerald islands rise from turquoise rings as far as the eye can see.
Discover a pearl farm and learn the secrets of these luminous gemstones, then dive a nearby reef, home to ghost pipefish and blue ring octopus. Back onboard, set sail for picturesque Kawe, for whale-watching and an evening spent stargazing on the Equator.
A morning chorus of birdsong accompanies a dive, before setting course for Aljui Bay. The three-hour cruise accompanied by dolphins and whales threads its way through a host of the Raja Ampat’s outer islands, many with exotic formations above and below the water.
Not far from the sandy beaches and handicraft villages of Arborek Island are legendary dive sites known for their manta rays. Swimming or diving with these graceful creatures with wingspans of up to 5 metres is an unforgettable experience.
Leave every detail of your journey to our Private Yacht team, who will curate an utterly bespoke experience for you based on your interests and desires. All Amandira expeditions can be fully-customised or combined to create a trip of a lifetime. We also invite you to combine your time onboard with stays before or after at one or more of Aman’s five Indonesian properties. Contact our team of experts to reserve, or explore ways to tailor your journey: