Kei Kecil & Kei Besar
Pristine seas, white beaches & amazing waterfalls
Kei Islands host probably the finest beaches and the most pristine seas of the whole country as well as still hidden waterfalls. Follow us there and have the chance to discover pearl farming as a cherry on this paradisiacal cake…
Day 1 • Arrival in Ambon
Arrival in Ambon and transfer to The Natsepa Resort. Overnight at The Natsepa.
Day 2 • Ambon – Langgur – Pulau Ohoiwa
A midday flight will bring you to the airport of Langgur on Kei Kecil, from which you'll reach the west coast of the island and then Pulau Ohoiwa where a pearl farm is installed. At night, if some are installed not to far away, you'll have the chance to see how locals fish with lamps on their floating platforms (bagan). Overnight at Pulau Ohoiwa.
Day 3 • Pulau Ohoiwa & surrounding islands
This whole day will be devoted to islands hoping off Ohoiwa with idleness and snorkelling sessions as well as village discovery. Overnight at Pulau Ohoiwa.
Day 4 • Pulau Ohoiwa – Pulau Ohoimaas
In the morning, you'll follow the workers to discover the secrets of pearl farming. A long boat journey will then take you to Pulau Ohoimaas where another pearl platform is installed. If time allows, snorkelling session in front of the island. Overnight at Pulau Ohoimaas.
Day 5 • Pulau Ohoimaas – Pulau Bair
Pulau Bair's lagoon is often compared to what can be seen in Misool, Raja Ampat and you'll definitely enjoy to spend your morning there, sailing around, snorkelling, and walking up to some of the cliffs. Overnight at Pulau Ohoimaas.
Day 6 • Pulau Ohoimaas – Udar
A long journey will take you from Ohoimaas to the village of Udar on Kei Besar, via the port of Watdek and Elat, the main town of The Big Kei. After a late lunch at Udar, you'll head its amazing waterfall jumping directly to the sea. Overnight at local house.
Day 7 • Udar – Bombay
After breakfast, you'll ride to the village of Bombay via Daftel Beach where you'll stop for a while. A lunch will then wait for you at Bombay. In the afternoon, you'll walk along a river through the jungle to Bombay's waterfall where you will have time to swim and enjoy the forest surroundings. Overnight at local house.
Day 8 • Bombay – Pulau Kelapa
In the morning, you'll sail to Kelapa Island and enjoy snorkelling, idleness and your lunch there. Overnight at at local house.
Day 9 • Bombay – Pasir Panjang
Early morning, you'll head to the Little Kei, and then reach the 3km white fine sand beach of Pasir Panjang. Free afternoon at the beach. Overnight at Coaster Cottages.
Day 10 • Pasir Panjang – Ohoidertawun
Ohoidertawun and its cliffs decorated with rupestrian paintings will be the discovery of the day. You'll then sail back to Pasir Panjang. Overnight at Coaster Cottages.
Day 11 • Pasir Panjang – Ambon
After a last morning and lunch at Pasir Panjang, you'll fly back to Ambon in the afternoon. Overnight at The Natsepa.
Local guide • starting from 2'750€
Expat guide • starting from 4'300€
Decreasing price with number of participants
Minimum 2, maximum 6 participants
WHEN TO GO
July to October are usually good months, as should December to March.
- Local English speaking guide or Expat Biologist-photographer guide
- Domestic flights to/from Langgur
- Transfers, visits, entrances and excursions according to the programme
- Nights in double room (Single room supplement 200€)
- Meals unless specified
- Flights to/from Ambon
- Meals in Ambon
- Snorkelling material
- Personal expenses
- Tips for drivers and local guides
- Cancellation insurance
- Unforeseeable programme changes
The general conditions of Kasoar TRAVEL apply.