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Overview

Welcome to paradise! Spend five days on Indonesia’s Derawan Islands on this unforgettable tropical escape. Enjoy miles of unspoiled beaches, warm tropical seas and ample opportunities for water sports. Using Derawan and Nabucco Islands as a base, Indonesia’s archipelago unveils its beauty during this five-day beach break.

Trip Highlights

Derawan Islands Explorer

Scuba dive at Derawan-

Take an optional scuba excursion to see schools of barracuda, nurse sharks, sea turtles and more near Derawan’s coast.

Relax on Nabucco Island

Spend two nights on Nabucco, a tiny island with few signs of modern life, small tropical beaches and turquoise waters.

Cruise across tropical waters

Travel by speedboat from the small seaside town of Berau to the Derawan Islands, enjoying scenic vistas along the way.

Itinerary

1

Balikpapan – Berau - Derawan

Berau Airport – Tanjung Port: approximately 2 hoursTanjung Port – Derawan (by speedboat): approximately 30 min.

Private transport will be provided to Sepinggan Airport for the flight to Berau.

Recommended flight (not included in package and quoted separately – airfares and schedules subject to change without prior notice): Garuda Indonesia from Balikpapan to Berau flight GA696, departing at 07:05 and arriving at 08:00.  

Upon arrival in Berau, our guide and driver will be waiting to provide transport to Tanjung Harbour. Berau is a small seaside town and the launching point for speedboats heading to the famed Derawan Islands.

After arriving to the island, check in to the resort and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. Soak up the ambience of the accommodation or head out to explore the surrounding tropical paradise.

Optional diving at Derawan.

Lunch is served at the lodge.

Overnight at Derawan Dive Lodge.

2

Derawan Island

After breakfast at the lodge, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore the surrounding areas. Spend some time snorkelling around the island, explore its tropical interior, lounge on the beach or simply relax at the resort.

Optional diving at Derawan.

Overnight at Derawan Dive Lodge.

3

Derawan Island – Nabucco Island

Derawan – Nabucco (by speedboat): approximately 3h30 min.

After breakfast at the lodge and checking out, transport will be provided (via speedboat) to Nabucco Island for the next part of the experience.

Upon arrival, check in to the resort (official check in time 14:00). After freshening up, the remainder of the day is free at leisure to explore the tiny island, relax at the resort or partake in optional activities.

Lunch and dinner are free at leisure.

Optional diving at Nabucco.

Overnight at Nabucco Resort.

4

Nabucco Island

After breakfast at Nabucco Resort, enjoy another day relaxing in paradise!

Optional diving at Nabucco.

Overnight at Nabucco Resort.

5

Nabucco Island – Berau – Balikpapan

Nabucco – Tanjung Batu (by speedboat): approximately 3 hoursTanjung Batu – Berau Airport: 2 hours

Awake early in the morning for breakfast and check out of the hotel. A speedboat will provide transport back to Berau for the onward flight.

Important Information

Our Services Include:

  • Hotel accommodation in half-twin/double room with daily breakfast.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles.
  • English speaking local guide (No other languages available)
  • All entrance fees and tours as indicated in itinerary

Our Services Do Not Include:

  • Visa arrangements
  • International and domestic flights
  • International and domestic departure tax
  • Meals other than mentioned above.
  • Camera/video entrance fees.
  • Personal expenses (drinks, laundry, telephone, tips etc).
  • Travel insurance
  • Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above.

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