Travel from Borneo to Bali and discover a wild corner of the world. Search for endangered orangutans in the wild. Explore wild national parks rife with strange and beautiful birds. Relax on splendid beaches and snorkel fantastic reefs.
This is all part of Lindblad Expeditions’ 13 day Wild Encounters from Borneo to Bali adventure.
BORNEO TO BALI ITINERARY
During this 13 day adventure cruise, you will be guided by a veteran expedition leader and team of 12 including a historian, undersea specialist, anthropologist, National Geographic photographer, plus a dive master. The expedition leader works closely with the Captain to plan each day’s activities.
Snorkel the coral reefs off the pristine Natuna and Anambas Archipelagos, and explore the protected forests of Sarawak.
Discover Borneo’s flora and fauna at Bako National Park, home to seven different ecosystems.
Explore Kuching, the capital and largest city on Borneo, with its delightful architecture including the palace of the White Rajah, plus temples, mosques, and a bustling Chinatown, site of the Cat Monument.
Visit Tanjung Puting National Park by local boat to spot orangutans and visit Camp Leakey, an orangutan research center founded by National Geographic grantee Dr. Biruté Galdikas—one of the “Trimates,” along with Diane Fossey and Jane Goodall.
See proboscis monkeys, the strange-looking monkeys with large noses and bellies. The region is also home to hundreds of species of birds including hornbills, deep forest birds, and many wetland species.
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ORION
Designed and purpose built in Germany in 2003 specifically for expedition travel, the National Geographic Orion was created from the outset to explore the far corners of the Earth in complete self-sufficiency. It is equipped with Zodiacs, kayaks, complete snorkeling gear, a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), and a glass-bottom boat.
The Orion accommodates 102 guests in 53 cabins, including several with balconies. Spacious and modern, with a variety of public rooms, including an observation lounge at the top of the ship, which offer panoramic views of the passing landscape.
Life onboard is casual and each evening everyone gathers in the lounge for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and an expedition recap. The naturalist or historian may give a talk and the expedition leader will outline the following day’s schedule.
For more information about the Lindblad Expeditions Wild Encounters adventure, please contact Global Travel Destinations. We can provide you with full expedition details, dates and availability, and pricing. Expedition dates in 2015 are May, June, August, and September.
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