Derawan Island Tour II

Duration: 04 Days/03 Nights

Grade: Easy

sangalaki Island, Derawan Island TourThe north east part of Kalimatan is one of the remotest places in Indonesia. Here we can find an archipelago called Derawan islands that offers a world class diving and among its islands, three of them are truly spectacular: Maratua, Kakaban and Sangalaki. In its deep blue sea, we can find from sharks to giant schools of Barracudas or Jacks, large concentration of Mantas and the biggest jelly fish lake in the world as well as turtles by the hundreds. All of it surrounded by a paradisiacal landscape, but away from the usual routes that makes you rarely meet other divers under the water. The terrain at Derawan is varied from walls and fringing reefs to caverns. Big sea turtles, whitetip, leopard and nurse sharks, schooling barrucudas, napoleon wrasses, cuttle fish, Spanish mackerel, jacks, batfish and ornamental reef fish hang out in record amounts. Over 50 species of hard coral were found on one reef. Turtles also come on land every night to lay eggs, hatchlings are often encountered just below the cottage and restaurant.

Day 01  ARRIVAL IN BERAU – TANJUNG BATU – DERAWAN

Meet at airport and starting our Derawan island tour by driving for about 2,5 hours crossing mountainous and rainforest, and then proceed to Derawan island by speed boat for about 25 minutes for check in to the cottage. In the peaceful afternoon, we can do snorkeling around the cottage or exploring the daily life of villagers. Free at your own leisure.

Day 02  DERAWAN – KAKABAN – SANGGALAKI – DERAWAN

Breakfast at cottage and then proceed to Kakaban island by boat for snorkeling and exploring the wondrous sea garden with 4 different species of jelly fish that can be found by thousands. Next, proceed to Sangalaki snorkeling on the site which is called as the Capital of The Mantas Rays, including kinds of exotic fish, such as; Napoleons, purple sea horses, tunitates, dwarf scorpion fishes, and not to forget the coral sea garden which is fascinating. Afterwards, return to the cottage for overnight. (B,L)

Day 03 DERAWAN ISLAND FREE PROGRAM

Breakfast at cottage and free at your own leisure. (B)

Day 04  DERAWAN – TANJUNG BATU – DEPARTURE

Breakfast at cottage and free at your own leisure till the proper time to transfer to airport for your flight to next destination. (B)

Included:

  • AC land transportation
  • Motorized boat
  • Accommodation based on twin share:
    03 Nights at cottage in Derawan island
  • Entrance fee, donation & refreshments
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals as stated on program

Excluded:

  • Airfares
  • Airport taxes and extra baggage fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Expenses incurred due to Force Majeure
  • Personal expenses