Sunday, 19 February 2017

Great Barrier Reef and Indonesia aboard Silver Discoverer - air included

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Experience the breathtaking waters of the Great Barrier Reef and immerse yourself in the enchanting culture of the Indonesian Islands, on a 14-day expedition voyage aboard the intimate 120 guest Silver Discoverer. This fascinating voyage is an educational adventure, with the perfect blend of rich culture, first class diving and marine and wildlife wonders.

Commencing her journey from Cairns, Australia, on 09 November 2017, Silver Discoverer sails to Thursday Island, where guests can explore this colourful marine paradise, occupied by an abundance of wild flora and fauna.  From here, Silver Discoverer will journey to Indonesia to spend two days in the Asmat region, with the first stop at Agats, a nearly inaccessible forested wetland, with raised boardwalks as its streets.  Guests will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Asmat culture, as villagers welcome them in elaborate warrior gear and intricately carved canoes.  Zodiacs will transport them through the remote riverine, cruising along narrow waterways lined with entwined branches and home to dozens of bird species, such as the birds-of-paradise.

Silver Discoverer continues to Triton Bay where the marine diversity is second to none, boasting more fish and coral species than anywhere on the planet and the nesting grounds for green turtles and a population of Bryde's whales and whale sharks.  Other Indonesian highlights include Banda Beira, the original home of nutmeg and the infamous Komodo Island.  Here guests hike along forested pathways in search of the Komodo dragon, the largest living lizard species in the world, weighing up to 300 pounds before enjoying a relaxing afternoon on the spectacular Pink Beach.

This voyage then visits, Kodi, Indonesia, an island that has resisted the modern world and is known for its intricate ikat fabrics and sculptured stone tombs, where guests have the chance to witness the traditional Pasola, a ceremonial fight between men on horseback, before disembarking in Bali (Benoa), Indonesia, on 23 November 2017.

Cruise packages fares, including roundtrip economy class flights, start from AU$12,015 per person in an Explorer Suite, including Early Booking Bonus, based on double occupancy. An upgrade to business class flights is also available at AUD$1,995 per person. Silversea Expeditions' fares include: all shore and Zodiac excursions hosted by an expedition leader; all-suite accommodation with butler service; gourmet meals with menus inspired by Relais & Châteaux; complimentary wines, Champagne and spirits served throughout the ship; an outstanding expedition team of expert guides and lecturers; complimentary WiFi and all gratuities.

FEATURED EXCLUSIVE OFFERS:

Fly Free on Silver Discoverer Expeditions: Free Roundtrip Economy Class air on select 2017 voyages.  Book by 28 February 2017.

Early Booking Bonus: Save 10% if you book and pay in full by 28 February 2017.


*This voyage is subject to availability and may change or be withdrawn at any time.  Terms and conditions apply.  For more information, contact you travel professional or Silversea Cruises on +61 2 9255 0600 or 1300 306 872 or visit www.silversea.com