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The Amandira, a Sailing Yacht by Aman

Set sail on the Amandira for an unforgettable journey of discovery and adventure. Embark on a voyage to explore the mysterious realm of the Komodo dragons, the historic Spice Islands, and the underwater marvels of Raja Ampat and the Flores Sea. With Aman Voyages, you can ascend volcanic peaks, dive with manta rays, and bask in the glow of stunning sunsets from the deck of Aman's custom-built expedition vessel. The cruiser, fully staffed and at your command, takes you to rarely seen wonders with every detail tailored to your personal preference. Experience the thrill of adventure combined with tranquil serenity. Aman Voyages offer a unique way to explore untouched environments in some of the world’s most captivating destinations.

Set sail on the Amandira for an unforgettable journey of discovery and adventure. Embark on a voyage to explore the mysterious realm of the Komodo dragons, the historic Spice Islands, and the underwater marvels of Raja Ampat and the Flores Sea. With Aman Voyages, you can ascend volcanic peaks, dive with manta rays, and bask in the glow of stunning sunsets from the deck of Aman's custom-built expedition vessel. The cruiser, fully staffed and at your command, takes you to rarely seen wonders with every detail tailored to your personal preference. Experience the thrill of adventure combined with tranquil serenity. Aman Voyages offer a unique way to explore untouched environments in some of the world’s most captivating destinations.


Alor Expedition


The Alor Expedition is a remarkable voyage of discovery, offering the opportunity to explore the remote and less-traveled Alor Islands, part of the Lesser Sunda archipelago in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia's southernmost province. Over the course of eight or more days, you can immerse yourself in the stunning natural beauty of these volcanic islands, surrounded by sparkling waters teeming with diverse marine life. The expedition, tailored to individual preferences, offers an array of unforgettable experiences, from picnicking on dreamy sandbanks that appear and disappear like mirages, to snorkeling and diving in vibrant coral reefs, and even encountering the legendary Komodo dragons in the national park.

 

Your adventure begins in Maumere, Flores, where you board the luxurious Amandira yacht and set sail towards the distant Alor Islands. As the yacht glides through the azure waters of the Flores Sea, feel the exhilaration of embarking on a journey where dragons and volcanoes are real. Onboard, you'll be treated to exquisite meals prepared by expert chefs, and the opportunity to snorkel and dive the region's most beautiful reefs under the guidance of a PADI-certified dive master. Your first stop is the sandy island of Pulau Babi, where you can bask on the fine white beach, swim ashore, and later enjoy an alfresco dinner under a canopy of stars.

 

Further into your journey, you will approach the isolated island of Komba, a small active volcano known for its consistent eruptions. Here, you can explore the vibrant reefs that fringe its verdant shores, teeming with marine life. Back onboard, toast to the sunset with a cocktail of your choice on Amandira's deck. Spend your days discovering the marine diversity hotspot that is the main island of Alor, exploring its bustling markets, learning about the weaving of Indonesia's famed Ikat fabric, and breakfasting on serene sandbanks with a view of three volcanoes on the horizon. The Alor Expedition truly offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience, intertwining cultural exploration, breathtaking natural beauty, and thrilling adventure.


Triton Bay Expedition


Embark on a six-night expedition to Triton Bay, an untouched paradise located in Kaimana regency, part of Indonesia’s West Papua Province. This majestic bay, named after the Greek sea god, offers everything a diver, sun-, sea- and nature-lover could ever dream of. Its unspoilt beauty is evident in the stunning reefs that blanket the ocean floor, housing a diverse range of sea creatures, from the tiniest pygmy seahorses to majestic whale sharks. Onshore, the region's flora and fauna create a vibrant tapestry of life, with prolific birdlife providing the soundtrack to your adventure. As you cruise away from the town of Kaimana towards this private paradise, you'll witness breathtaking sights such as waterfalls cascading into the sea and cliffs adorned with ancient rock art.

 

Triton Bay is a protected marine reserve recognized for its rich biodiversity. It's home to some of the best and most diverse macro life in Indonesia, including yet unnamed species of cuttlefish and squid, pygmy seahorses, and a myriad of nudibranch species. Each dive into these waters promises a new discovery, be it beautiful black corals, yellowtail barracuda, parrotfish, devil rays or wobbegong sharks. The expedition also offers the opportunity to swim with whale sharks near traditional fishing vessels known as Bagans. The sight of these gentle giants beneath the water's surface is a divine experience you will never forget.

 

On land, explore the cliffs of Namatota where generations past have left their mark through fascinating rock art, a testament to the celebration of nature’s gifts. Refresh yourself at the Kiti Kiti Waterfall, which dramatically plunges through lush vegetation into the turquoise bay below. Swim, snorkel, or climb beneath it for a unique perspective of the bay. After a picnic lunch, venture into hidden lagoons teeming with fish. Your days will be punctuated by meals prepared by expert chefs onboard Amandira, enjoyed under the shade of palm trees on a picturesque islet. Savor a fresh cup of coffee and a freshly baked croissant while partaking in activities like swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and paddleboarding. The Triton Bay expedition is truly an out-of-this-world diving experience.


Raja Ampat Expedition


Raja Ampat, also known as 'The Four Kings', is an explorer's paradise renowned for its rich biodiversity. Spanning over 40,000 square kilometres of nutrient-rich waters where the Pacific and Indian Oceans merge, this region boasts unparalleled marine life and thousands of islands, cays, and shoals draped in tropical jungle. Personalized itineraries cater to individual preferences, offering as much snorkelling and scuba diving as desired. The Amandira, fitted with top-tier equipment for scuba diving, snorkelling, and kayaking, also provides the services of a PADI-certified dive master. The expedition includes cruising along the Wiageo coastline to Yanggefo for a midday meal, followed by an afternoon filled with snorkelling, diving and kayaking through the mangroves.


From the rainforest-clad Batanta to the coral-fringed Kri, Raja Ampat radiates breathtaking natural beauty both above and below sea level. The expedition traditionally commences in Sorong, with a first day of thrilling cruising to Mioskon Island, renowned for its extraordinary dive sites. The adventure continues with diving or snorkelling across the Equator and back, before heading towards the lagoons of Wayag. One of the region’s most beautiful settings, Wayag is home to the first documented manta ray nursery in Southeast Asia, teeming with groups of juvenile reef manta rays swimming above vibrant coral reefs.


The expedition also includes scaling Mount Pindito, a 200-metre-high limestone karst that offers awe-inspiring vistas of rock cones and emerald islands rising from turquoise rings as far as the eye can see. Explorers will also have the opportunity to discover a pearl farm, dive a nearby reef that's home to ghost pipefish and blue ring octopus, and set sail for picturesque Kawe for whale-watching and stargazing on the Equator. The final leg of the journey involves a morning dive accompanied by birdsong, before setting course for Aljui Bay. The three-hour cruise, often accompanied by dolphins and whales, weaves its way through many of Raja Ampat’s outer islands, each boasting exotic formations both above and below the water.


Komodo Cruise Expedition


The Komodo Cruise Expedition is an unforgettable seven-night journey that takes you through the untouched landscapes and waters of Indonesia's Komodo National Park. This adventure offers the rare opportunity to track and photograph the legendary Komodo dragon in its Unesco-protected home. The only two islands where these prehistoric creatures still exist are nestled within this park, providing a unique blend of natural beauty and excitement. This expedition isn't just about land exploration; it also extends beneath the waves. The surrounding Nusa Tenggara Archipelago is world-renowned for its stunning underwater sites, offering some of the best diving experiences on the planet.

 

The expedition's itinerary is tailored to personal preferences, ensuring each guest has a memorable experience. From the vibrant reefs of Tatawa Island to the mesmerizing hues of Komodo's Pink Beach, every corner of this region exudes pristine natural beauty. The breathtaking landscapes encompass isolated coves, countless bays, tropical islets, white sand beaches, mangroves, lagoons, and remarkable limestone formations. The wildlife is equally astonishing, with Rinca Island being home to a diverse array of species and offering exciting trekking routes with spectacular views. After exploring Rinca, you can board the Amandira and set course for Sabayor, where multi-colored reefs teem with marine life, including white tip reef sharks, huge Napoleon wrasse, turtles, manta rays, and schools of tropical fish.

 

The Komodo Cruise Expedition is not just about sightseeing; it's also about immersing in thrilling activities. With state-of-the-art equipment onboard Amandira, you can dive into unparalleled scuba diving and snorkeling experiences. Explore the reefs around Satonda Island, kayak under bat-filled trees bordering a volcanic lake, and wake up to the captivating reefs of Batu Monchu Bay, frequented by manta rays and dolphins. As the day winds down, witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of thousands of bats embarking on their nightly journeys against a backdrop of sunset hues. Later, enjoy a starlit barbecue on Wainilu Island's beach, creating a perfect end to an exhilarating day.


Spice Islands Expedition


Set sail on a ten-night voyage that charts a course through the Spice Islands, an enchanting cluster of seven tiny islands nestled in Eastern Indonesia’s expansive Banda Sea. These islands, just south of the equator, were once the world's exclusive source of nutmeg, earning them their distinctive nickname. Today, they offer a unique blend of raw natural beauty and rich history. The islands are swathed in dense forests, fringed by pristine white beaches, and surrounded by vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life. Charming villages dot five of the islands, while remnants of old Dutch forts can be explored on Banda Neira, Besar, and Rhun.

 

The journey aboard Amandira offers a plethora of experiences both onshore and offshore. Dive into the clear turquoise waters to immerse yourself in the diverse marine life, or stay closer to the shore to explore the vibrant, multi-coloured coral reefs that lie in the shallows off the serene white beaches. On land, guided nature walks lead you through the verdant interiors of the islands, where traces of their past lie hidden beneath the forest cover. Whether you're exploring the depths of the sea or hiking through dense foliage, the experienced staff provide intuitive service and expert guidance throughout your journey.

 

The Spice Islands Expedition extends beyond the day's adventures, offering breathtaking views of the archipelago from atop the Banda's "Fire Mountain". After a rewarding hike to the summit, descend to the shoreline for a well-earned swim or snorkel in crystal clear waters. As the sun sets, anchor at Banda Neira to savour a candlelit dinner on the ramparts of Fort Belgica, complete with live music and a traditional dance performance. From world-class snorkelling and scuba diving to exploring pearl farms and secret caves, this expedition promises a voyage filled with unforgettable moments and unique discoveries.

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