Ambon & Seram
A journey through History, jungle and sea wonders
Discover the hidden beauties of Ambon Island before going for adventure in Seram's jungle and indulging yourself at Ora Beach paradise in a special 10 days tour...
Day 1 • Arrival in Ambon
Arrival in Ambon and transfer to The Natsepa Resort. Dinner and overnight at The Natsepa.
Day 2 • Ambon – Toisapu – Naku
In the morning, you'll head to the south coast of Ambon to discover village life. At Toisapu, you'll learn how nutmeg syrup is made, In Naku, you'll enjoy a local lunch after having tasted palm wine and its distilled form, sopi. If time and weather allow, you'll hike down to Naku's beach and enjoy a swim.Overnight at The Natsepa.
Day 3 • Ambon – Kaitetu – Hila – Waai
A day to jump into the past and discover the oldest mosque of Indonesia, an ancient church and Fort Amsterdam, where Rumphius wrote part of his inestimable Herbarium Amboinense. You'll then head to Waai to observe sacred eels. The Natsepa.
Day 4 • Ambon – Pantai Ora
In the morning, you'll reach Masohi on Seram Island by boat. Then, a 3-hour drive and a bay to cross await you to get to the Ora Beach Resort, a little paradise overlooking coral reefs... Overnight at Ora Beach Resort.
Day 5 • Pantai Ora
This day is entirely devoted to enjoying the beauty and tranquillity of the Resort as you wish to do, reading, snorkelling over the fantastic, reefs, sun bathing, prau paddling... Overnight at Ora Beach Resort.
Day 6 • Pantai Ora – Sawai – Manusela National Park
Departure for the village of Sawai and its magnificent limestone cliffs. You'll then go into the heart of Manusela National Park where you will be hoisted on a platform built at the trees canopy to try to observe the avifauna. Overnight on the platform.
Day 7 • Manusela National Park – Sawai – Pantai Ora
After waking up with the sounds of the forest at dawn, you will make a 10km trek through the jungle to go back to Sawai. You'll stop on the way to the Masihulan rehabilitation centre for wild birds. Overnight at Ora Beach Resort.
Day 8 • Pantai Ora
To fully recover from your jungle adventure, you'll enjoy another relaxing day at the resort. Turtles are often met on the reef it will be a good opportunity to try to spot some. Overnight at Ora Beach Resort.
Day 9 • Pantai Ora – Ambon
After a last morning swim over Pantai Ora reefs, you'll go back to Ambon. Overnight at The Natsepa.
Day 10 • Ambon – Pintu Kota
For your last day, you'll cross Ambon city to reach Pintu Kota, the emblematic rock of the island. You'll then visit the Siwalima Museum and stop at Mardika's market for some shopping, and at World War II Memorial.Overnight at The Natsepa.
On request, depending on the guide (local/expat)
Decreasing with number of participants (minimum 2, maximum 10).
WHEN TO GO
Rainy season usually occurs between December and March in Seram and in May till July in Ambon. July is fine in Ora but the sea can be rough to cross from Ambon.
- Local English speaking guide or Expat Biologist-photographer guide
- Transfers, visits, entrances and excursions according to the programme
- Nights in double room (Single suppl. on request)
- Meals unless specified
- Flights to/from Ambon
- Dinners in Ambon
- Lunch/snacks during transfer to/from Ora
- Snorkelling material
- Personal expenses
- Tips for drivers and local guides
- Cancellation insurance
- Unforeseeable programme changes
The general conditions of Kasoar TRAVEL apply.