Itinerary Highlights
    • Take a walking tour of Singapore with a local guide, featuring a tasting at a traditional tea house
    • Set course for the southernmost islands of Raja Ampat National Park aboard the Jewels of Raja Ampat liveaboard
    • Spend days paddleboarding, kayaking, swimming and snorkelling, before enjoying romantic sunset drinks and dinner on deck each night
    • Explore jungle-clad islands, watch resident wildlife, visit local villages, tour a pearl farm and seek out stunning Birds-of-Paradise

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Indonesia consists of a sprawling chain of tropical volcanic islands, spanning over 3,000 miles from the north-west tip of Sumatra to the south-eastern corner of Irian Jaya. The islands of Raja Ampat sit within the Coral Triangle, off the northwest tip of Bird’s Head Peninsula in West Papua, and remain some of Indonesia’s best-kept secrets. Get to know this remote and magical part of the world during a two-week couples adventure, featuring some of the best diving and snorkelling spots on the planet.

Begin in Singapore and explore the bustling metropolis on foot with a local guide, before meeting the crew and boarding your water-bound home in Sorong. From here, you’ll set sail for Raja Ampat National Park and spend the next ten days swimming,
snorkelling, kayaking and paddle boarding around idyllic islands, charming coves and colourful reefs. Along the way, visit local villages, learn about pearling at a pearl farm, explore hidden sea caves and trek through forests in search of resident Birds-of-Paradise. Spend evenings on board tucking into fresh seafood dinners and sipping on cocktails beneath the stars. If adventure is your love language, this couples liveaboard has it all, with both on-land and underwater exploration.


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Your Raja Ampat couples adventure begins today, with an overnight flight from London to Singapore. We’d recommend trying to get some kip onboard, so you arrive ready to see the city.



A private transfer will be waiting to take you to your hotel upon arrival, where you can settle in and freshen up before spending the rest of the day at your leisure.

If you did manage to get some shut-eye during the flight, we’d suggest exploring the city. There are several museums that are well worth a visit – the Singapore National Museum, the Singapore City Gallery, the Peranakan Museum and Chinatown Heritage Centre – while the zoo, Jurong Bird Park and the Singapore Night Safari are ideal activities for escaping the bustling streets. As the gastronomic capital of Asia, you won’t be short on dinner options and our local Concierge can recommend the best.



Today you’ll experience more of Singapore’s culture and beautiful architecture, with a five-hour walking tour of the city, accompanied by a local guide. Begin at the Chinatown Heritage Centre, which offers visitors the chance to dive into Chinatown’s past and learn about the lives of Singapore’s Chinese immigrants. Visit the Thian Hock Keng temple, the oldest temple in Singapore, before wandering through the bustling streets and heading to the Pinnacle@Duxton. This social housing project was completed in 2009 and features 50 floors linked together by tranquil green spaces. From the top you can enjoy fantastic views across the whole city. Your tour will end with a visit to a traditional tea house and a tea tasting.



It’s time to head to Indonesia today, and you’ll begin your day of travel with a two-hour flight from Singapore to Jakarta. After a short layover in Jakarta, you’ll fly to Sorong – the capital of Southwest Papua – which takes around four hours. Here you’ll be met by the crew and transferred to your floating home for the next ten days: the Jewels of Raja Ampat liveaboard boat.

Once settled in, you’ll set course for the southernmost islands within Raja Ampat National Park, enjoying an al fresco lunch onboard. Stop off to swim and snorkel around coral reefs along the way, before heading to the back deck of the boat for evening cocktails and dinner a deux, as the sun sinks beneath the horizon.



Your liveaboard will continue cruising through the night, so you’ll wake up at the eastern end of the Misool archipelago – a picturesque chain of jungle-covered limestone islets, with spectacular coral reefs offering some fantastic snorkelling (and diving, if you’d rather).

Spend the day exploring the many inlets, bays and beaches with a combination of trekking, swimming and snorkelling. You can also break out the kayaks and paddleboards for some seaborne adventuring. After a full day of island-hopping and water-based activities, spend a quiet night at anchor under the stars.



Rise bright and early today for breakfast onboard, before swimming and snorkelling (once you’ve let your food go down a bit!) through a giant dome-roofed sea cave filled with massive stalagmites and stalactites. This is undoubtedly one of the region’s most memorable experiences. From here, you’ll sail to the mysterious stingless jellyfish lake – one of only 20 in the world where these amazing creatures exist – and swim among the many thousands of stingless animals.

With the help of the tenders, you’ll visit some mysterious sea-cave cemeteries and see prehistoric cave paintings (estimated to be between 3,000 and 5,000 years old), depicting various human figures and huge human hands, fish and flowers.



It’s one for the wildlife lovers today as you continue your Raja Ampat couples adventure. Today, you’ll hopefully see the Lesser Bird-of-Paradise in the wild, an unforgettable experience for any birders who do manage to spot one. Rise early and walk through the forest to try and see the beautiful birds as they dance around in their ‘lekking’ trees.

In the afternoon, it’s time for some underwater exploration; snorkel around one of the world’s best coral reefs, where schools of fish hang out in the deep and colourful sea fans are found sticking out of the wall. Round off your day with some romance, as you watch the sunset together while the boat sails towards Batanta Island.



Today, the island of Batanta offers a change of scenery and a chance to stretch your legs with an adventurous jungle trek, filled with birds, butterflies and insects. Starting at a local village, your expert guides will lead you through the forest on a short walk to the first of two waterfalls, where you can swim and cool off. If you fancy even more of a challenge, you can keep heading upriver where a second, larger cascade awaits.

Back on the boat, tuck into some lunch to refuel after the trek, before donning your snorkel and heading underwater, or hopping back on the paddleboards and kayaks. Later in the afternoon, you’ll begin cruising towards another beautiful group of islands further north.



After cruising through the night, you’ll wake up near a pearl farm, tucked away in a protected, deep water cove. Here you’ll have the chance to tour the facilities with a guide and learn about how this precious commodity is produced and harvested. Pearling is an important industry in Indonesia and provides employment for many people in the local area.

Spend the afternoon at your leisure, either snorkelling and kayaking among three small islands linked by pristine coral reefs, or simply relaxing on the dreamy beach.

DAY 10


This morning you’ll explore a small group of limestone islands, filled with charming coves and stunning reefs. Enjoy another delicious breakfast onboard first, before disembarking the boat and hiking the short trail up to a vantage point, which boasts incredible vistas across the surrounding area. Once you’ve worked up a sweat, head back to the boat to grab your snorkel and venture out to discover the nearby reefs.

During lunch, you’ll journey towards a small island located between Gam and Mansuar, where the currents bring rich nutrients to the coral reefs. The three famous jetties here offer an abundance of underwater life – schools of fish, shy black tip reef sharks, elegant spadefish and magnificent giant clams.

DAY 11


Central Raja Ampat plays host to many magical underwater gems, and today you’ll have the chance to witness some more of them. Begin the day above water, with a visit to a local village in the middle of Mansuar island, where the local community promotes sustainable living through their education centre, solar-powered street lights and sustainable fishing practices. The nearby house reef is home to myriad marine creatures, so you’ll spend the rest of your morning snorkelling here and – if you’re lucky – maybe catch sight of a wobbegong shark.

Another underwater adventure awaits in the afternoon, as you make your way to the eastern point of Mansuar. Famous for its schools of big fish, here you can see humphead wrasse and giant trevalley swimming alongside each other. You might even be greeted by the resident hawksbill turtle. As dusk falls, enjoy a delicious beach BBQ and party with the liveaboard crew beneath the stars.

DAY 12


It’s a super early (but worthwhile) start this morning, as you head off into the forest in search of the incredible Red Bird-of-Paradise. The walk takes about 40 minutes, and (with a pinch of good luck) as you arrive at the bird site at dawn, you’ll see the incredible mating displays of these birds in the rainforest canopy. This is a David Attenborough moment if there ever was one!

You’ll then walk through a colourful local village, meeting the people who call this wonderful corner of paradise home and seeing how they live their daily lives. This afternoon, there’s more great snorkelling in store around the famous wall on the east of Gam island. As the sun sets, you’ll embark on an overnight sail to an island near Sorong.

DAY 13


Sadly, your Raja Ampat couples adventure comes to an end today. Wake up anchored in Sorong and enjoy one last hearty breakfast onboard, before venturing to Doom Island using traditional transportation called a becak (similar to a rickshaw). While soaking in the idyllic scenery, learn about the island’s interesting history; the island served as an administrative centre for the Dutch Empire in West Papua during the First World War, and continued to operate as the core of Sorong for some time. During the Second World War, Japanese forces occupied and fortified the island, building a network of tunnels and bunkers to defend against frequent attacks by American and Australian aircraft. Following the war, a fishing station was briefly established here before it was moved to Manokwari.

After your island adventure, it’s time to bid farewell to the ship and her crew. The tenders will take you ashore for your private transfer to the airport and your onward travel. This involves a four-hour flight from Sorong to Jakarta, a brief layover in Jakarta and then a two-hour flight to Singapore. From Singapore, you’ll catch an overnight flight back to London, arriving the same night (thanks to the time difference).

A Rough Idea of Price

Dependent on season, accommodation and activities
4 adults & 2 children
The cost for this trip starts from £9,900 to £12,500 per person.

The final cost of the trip depends on the way we tailor it especially for you. The final cost varies according to several factors, which include the level of service, length of trip and advance booking time. The exact price will be provided on your personalised quote.

The average starting price for this trip is £10,800 per person.
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