DESTINATIONS

KOMODO NATIONAL PARK

THE LAST DRAGONS

...from ancient dragons to stunning marine life...

The Komodo National Park of Indonesia located within the Lesser Sunda Islands in the border region between the provinces of East Nusa Tenggara and West Nusa Tenggara. The park includes the three larger islands Komodo, Padar and Rinca and 26 smaller ones with a total area of 1,733 km² (603 km² of it land). The national park was founded in 1980 to protect the Komodo dragon, the world’s largest lizard. Later it was also dedicated to protect the immense diversity of marine species one can find here.

In 1991 the national park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and in 2014 it was elected one of the new 7 Wonders of Nature.

One might try to trek down Komodo dragons on Komodo or Rinja Island or explore the fantastic world class diving & snorkeling all around the park on our liveaboard. Places like Batu Bolong or Castle Rock rate among the world top dive sites!

TYPICAL ITINERARIES

North Komodo Underwater Exploration (6D/5N)

  • Flight to Labuan Bajo
  • Airport transfer
  • Arrival on ANANDA approx. 12:00
  • Enjoy a welcome cocktail on our lounge deck
  • Move into cabins
  • Cruising to Sabayor, check dive, dive Sabayor reef or wall

1.Night: Sabayor

  • Early morning sail to Gili Lawa Darat
  • Dive Castle Rock
  • Dive Cauldron
  • Dive Sea Mount
  • Sunset hill trekking with a spectacular view over the Komodo islands

2.Night: Gili Lawa Darat

  • Dive Crystal Rock
  • Dive Golden Passage
  • Cruising to Kerang Makassar
  • Dive Batu Bolong
  • Sunset cocktail on beach

3.Night: Krang Makassar

  • Dive Manta point
  • Dive Batu Bolong
  • Dive Siaba
  • Afternoon cruise to Wainilu

4.Night: Wainilu

  • Morning Komodo dragon trekking on Rinja Island
  • Dive Penga
  • Dive Wainilu (Mak)
  • Sail to Kalong
  • Sunset surprise (see thousands of fruit bats rise from the mangroves and fly into the sunset)

5.Night: Kalong

  • Morning Cruise to Labuan Bajo
  • around 11h transfer to airport

note: the program depends on weather conditions, currents and tides. Dive sites may vary depending on divers experience level and local conditions

North & South Komodo Underwater Exploration Tour (11D/10N)

  • Flight to Labuan Bajo
  • Airport transfer
  • Arrival on ANANDA approx. 11:00
  • Welcome drink, move into cabins
  • Cruising to Sabayor
  • Check dive Sabayor Reef
  • Sunset dive Sabayor Wall

1.Night: Sabayor

  • Early morning sail to Gili Lawa Darat
  • Dive Castle Rock
  • Dive Cauldron
  • Dive Sea Mount
  • Sunset hill trekking with a spectacular view over the Komodo islands

2.Night: Gili Lawa Darat

  • Dive Crystal Rock
  • Dive Golden Passage
  • Dive Light House
  • Cruising to Kerang Makassar
  • Sunset cocktail on beach

3.Night: Krang Makassar

  • Dive Manta Point
  • Dive Batu Bolong
  • Dive Tatawa Kecil
  • Night Dive in the Lagoon

4.Night: Krang Makassar

  • Cruise to Komodo
  • Afternoon dive Pink Beach

5.Night: Komodo

  • Cruise to Loh Serah
  • Afternoon dive at wreck

6.Night: Loh Serah

  • Morning: with speed boat to Manta Alley (2 dives)
  • Cruise to Nusa Kode
  • Night dive Torpedo Point

7.Night: Nusa Kode

  • Dive Cannibal Rock
  • Dive Yellow Wall
  • Dive Sea Mount

8.Night: Nusa Kode

  • Cruise to Wainilu
  • Dive Tengah
  • Dive Wainilu (Mak)
  • Afternoon Komodo dragon trekking in Rinja/Loh Buaya
  • Sail to Kalong
  • Sunset surprise (see thousands of fruit bats rise from the mangroves and fly into the sunset)

9.Night: Kalong

  • Cruise to Labuan Bajo
  • Airport transfer approx. 11:00

note: the program depends on weather conditions, currents and tides. Dive sites may vary depending on divers experience level and local conditions

Nort Komodo Dragon Exploration Tour (5D/4N)

 

  • Flight to Labuan Bajo

1.Day:  Ananda – Culture and Bats

  • Airport pickup & air-conditioned transfer
  • Arrival on ANANDA around 13:00
  • Welcome cocktail on our lounge deck. Enjoy the amazing views while we give you a short briefing about the trip and maritime safety
  • Move into cabins
  • Cruising to Mesa island – visit the traditional fishing village of Mesa. Mingle with the friendly fisherman and colorful kids.
  • Cruising to Kalong
  • take a refreshing swim on a nice little beach before sunset
  • Sunset surprise – watch thousands of fruit bats rise from the mangroves and fly into the sunset!

2.Day: Ananda – Dragons, Mantas & Sunset on beach

  • Early morning Komodo dragon trekking in Rinja/Loh Buaya
  • Sail to Kerang Makassar, home of the Komodo Mantas
  • We will try to find Mantas and snorkel with them or watch them from the speed boat
  • Visit an uninhabited island with a fantastic beach for sunset

3.Day: Ananda – Dragons & Views

  • Early morning we sail to Komodo island
  • Komodo dragon trekking
  • Visit the famous pink beach
  • Cruising to Gili Lawa Darat, one of the most picturesque places in Komodo
  • Sunset hill trekking with a spectacular view over the Komodo islands

4.Day: Ananda – Snorkel, Snorkel, Snorkel

  • Snorkeling the famous underwater world of the Komodo Archipelago. With some luck you will see mantas, sharks and even dolphins
  • Go to the beach, swim or just relax on deck
  • Afternoon cruise to Sabayor

5.Day: Ananda – water sports

  • Try some water sport – water ski, hang on to our fun bouncing tube
  • or snorkel the surrounding reef in crystal clear waters
  • Lunch Cruise to Labuan Bajo
  • around 12h transfer to the airport

note: the program depends on weather conditions, currents and tides and may be done in different order

North & South Komodo Dragons & Snorkeling (7D/6N)

  • Flight to Labuan Bajo
  • Airport transfer
  • Arrival on ANANDA approx. 12:00
  • Welcome drink, move into cabins
  • Cruising to Mesa island – visit the traditional fishing village of Mesa
  • Cruising to Kalong
  • Sunset surprise (see thousands of fruit bats rise from the mangroves and fly into the sunset)

1.Night: anchor in Wainilu

  • Early morning Komodo dragon trekking in Rinja/Loh Buaya
  • Sail to Nusa Kode 5-6 hrs
  • See the Komodo dragons on the beach, an unforgettable experience

2.Night: Nusa Kode

  • Cruising to Padar
  • Hike Padar to the most amazing view over the Komodo islands
  • Visit the wild beaches of Padar

3.Night: Padar (or night cruise, depending on conditions

  • Sail to Komodo Island
  • Komodo dragon trekking
  • Visit the Pink beach (option)
  • Sail to Kerang Makassar, home of the Komodo Mantas
  • Swim, snorkel, relax
  • Visit an uninhabited island with a fantastic beach for sunset

4.Night: anchor in Kerang Makassar

  • Snorkeling (we will try to find Mantas and snorkel with them)
  • try some water sport (water ski, hang on to our fun bouncing tube)
  • Cruising to Gili Lawa Darat, one of the most picturesque places in Komodo
  • Sunset hill trekking with a spectacular view over the Komodo island

5.Night: anchor in Gili Lawa Darat

  • Snorkeling the famous underwater world of the Komodo Archipelago
  • Swim, do some water sport, relax on deck
  • Afternoon cruise to Sabayor

6.Night: Sabayor

  • Morning Cruise to Labuan Bajo
  • around 11h transfer to airport

 

note:  the program depends on weather conditions, currents and tides

FLORES

KELIMUTU & RIUNG

...from the tri-colored lakes to empty white beaches...

Kelimutu is a volcano around 50 km to the east of Ende, the begin of your journey.  The mountain contains three striking volcanic crater lakes that vary in color and as a result they seem quite mysterious to travelers.  The colors in the lakes change independently from each other due to adjustments in the oxidation-reduction status. Between January and November 2016 the colors of the craters changed six times.

Riung, a small fishing village located in the northern coast of Flores mostly known as the gateway to the 17 Islands National Park. The village itself is sparsely populated, with wide streets lined with coconut trees and friendly locals. Difficult to reach by road, Riung is still quite unknown to travelers and best explored by liveaboard.

Pristine uninhabited little islands invite you to leisurely relish their reclusive beaches and enjoy a campfire at night.

TYPICAL ITINERARIES

Kelimutu, Riung & Komodo Highlights (9D/8N)

  • Flight to Ende

1. Night (Hotel)

  • Transfer to Kilimutu, visit the famous three colored volcanic lakes
  • Transfer to Ropa by minibus
  • Arrival on ANANDA approx. 15:00h
  • Welcome drink, move into cabins
  • Set sail to Riung
  • If conditions permit we will sail by Raja, a volcano a few miles off the coast, which has been active during the last years.
  • Dinner
  • Night cruise approx. 10 hours

2. Night (Ananda): overnight cruise

  • Early morning arrive at Riung Archipelago
  • Snorkeling
  • Visit small islands with beautiful beaches
  • Possibility of a camp fire in the evening

3. Night (Ananda): anchor in Riung Archipelago

  • Visit the unspoiled traditional fishing village of Riung
  • Try some water sport (water ski, hang on to our fun bouncing tube)
  • swim, snorkel, relax

4. Night (Ananda): anchor in Riung Archipelago

  • Morning cruise to Tanjung Kulambu
  • Explore the big lagoon and a small village
  • After around 6 hours of sailing we will arrive in the afternoon at Toro Baso, a safe anchorage in front of a long sandy beach surrounded by coral reef.

5. Night (Ananda): anchor in Toro Baso

  • Snorkelling (diving)
  • Water sport
  • Traditional village
  • Fishing
  • Early afternoon we will set sails towards Komodo

6. Night (Ananda): overnight cruise

  • Early morning arrive in Gili Lawa Darat, one of the most picturesque places in Komodo
  • Snorkeling (diving) the famous underwater world of the Komodo Archipelago
  • Sunset hill trekking with a spectacular view over the Komodo islands

7. Night (Ananda): anchor in Gili Lawa Darat

  • Late morning we sail to Rinja
  • Komodo dragon trekking
  • Sail to Kalong
  • Sunset surprise (see thousands of fruit bats rise from the mangroves and fly into the sunset)

8. Night (Ananda): anchor in Kalong

  • Morning cruise to Labuan Bajo
  • around 12h transfer to airport

 

note:  the program depends on weather conditions, currents and tides

Kelimutu, Riung & North Komodo (11D/10N)

  • Flight to Ende

1. Night (Hotel)

  • Transfer to Kilimutu, visit the famous three colored volcanic lakes
  • Transfer to Ropa by minibus
  • Arrival on ANANDA approx. 15:00h
  • Welcome drink, move into cabins
  • Set sail to Riung
  • If conditions permit we will sail by Raja, a volcano a few miles off the coast, which has been active during the last years.
  • Dinner
  • Night cruise approx. 10 hours

2. Night (Ananda): overnight cruise

  • Early morning arrive at Riung Archipelago
  • Snorkeling
  • Visit small islands with beautiful beaches
  • Possibility of a camp fire in the evening

3. Night (Ananda): anchor in Riung Archipelago

  • Visit the unspoiled traditional fishing village of Riung
  • Try some water sport (water ski, hang on to our fun bouncing tube)
  • swim, snorkel, relax

4. Night (Ananda): anchor in Riung Archipelago

  • Morning cruise to Tanjung Kulambu
  • Explore the big lagoon and a small village
  • After around 6 hours of sailing we will arrive in the afternoon at Toro Baso, a safe anchorage in front of a long sandy beach surrounded by coral reef.

5. Night (Ananda): anchor in Toro Baso

  • Snorkelling (diving)
  • Water sport
  • Traditional village
  • Fishing
  • Early afternoon we will set sails towards Komodo

6. Night (Ananda): overnight cruise

  • Early morning arrive in Gili Lawa Darat, one of the most picturesque places in Komodo
  • Snorkeling (diving) the famous underwater world of the Komodo Archipelago
  • Sunset hill trekking with a spectacular view over the Komodo islands

7. Night (Ananda): anchor in Gili Lawa Darat

  • Early morning we will sail to Kerang Makassar, home of the Komodo Mantas
  • Snorkeling (we will try to find Mantas and snorkel with them)
  • Snorkel (dive) Batu Bolong an aquarium full of marine life
  • Visit an uninhabited island with a fantastic beach
  • Sunset drinks on the island

8. Night (Ananda): anchor in Kerang Makassar

  • Early morning sail to Komodo island
  • Komodo dragon trekking
  • Visit the famous pink beach

9. Night (Ananda): anchor in Komodo

  • Sail to Rinja island
  • Komodo dragon trekking
  • Sail to Kalong
  • Sunset surprise (see thousands of fruit bats rise from the mangroves and fly into the sunset)

10. Night (Ananda): anchor in Kalong

  • Morning cruise to Labuan Bajo
  • around 12h transfer to airport

 

note:  the program depends on weather conditions, currents and tides

MOYO

GILI ISLANDS & LOMBOK

...from thriving beach parties to vulcanoes and waterfalls...

Begin your journey at the Gilis, dance at Gili Trawangan or lay back at Gili Air. From there we sail to Moyo, where we take a walk to the hidden waterfall. One who dares may swing him(her)self on a rope right into the crystal clear water whole below the waterfall. We will visit the island of Satonda featuring a huge hidden volcanic lake inside and nice coral reefs around it. On our way to Komodo we will pass by Gunung Sangean, a mighty active volcano rising straight from the sea to almost 2000 meters. One of the most active volcanoes in the area, Gunung Sangean erupted last in 2014 and is still smoking. Another stop could be at Banta a beautiful less frequented island a few miles off Komodo with good snorkeling and diving which one can only reach by liveaboard.

TYPICAL ITINERARIES

GILIS - KOMODO or KOMODO - GILIS (8D/7N)

  • we will pick you up at the Gilis (optional Moyo)
  • Arrival on ANANDA approx. 10:00
  • Welcome drink, move into cabins
  • Begin our cruise to Moyo

1. Night: Overnight cruise

  • In the morning we visit the waterfall
  • cruise to Satonda
  • snorkel the reefs
  • visit the lake
  • watch the bats at sunset

2. Night: Overnight cruise to Sangean

  • early morning we will pass Sangean
  • optional: dive the underwater volcano of Sangean
  • around lunch we arrive at Banta
  • snorkel the reefs of Banta (dive)
  • in the evening we leave for Komodo

3. Night: West Komodo

  • we will anchor in a nice and quite bay in Komodo
  • explore empty beaches
  • snorkel (dive)
  • water sport
  • in the afternoon we set sail to Lawa Darat,                                                                  one of the most picturesque places in Komodo

4.Night: Anchor in Gili Lawa Darat

  • Snorkeling the famous underwater world of the Komodo Archipelago
  • Swim, do some water sport, relax on deck
  • Sunset hill trekking with a spectacular view over the Komodo islands

 

5.Night: Anchor Gili Lawa Laut

  • Morning we sail to Kerang Makassar, home of the Komodo Mantas
  • Snorkelling (we will try to find Mantas and snorkel with them)
  • try some water sport (water ski, hang on to our fun bouncing tube)
  • Visit an uninhabited island with a fantastic beach for sunset

6.Night: Anchor Kerang Makassar

  • After breakfast we cruise towards Rinja
  • Afternoon Komodo dragon trekking on Rinja Island
  • Sail to Kelor
  • Sunset surprise (see thousands of fruit bats rise from the mangroves                       and fly into the sunset)

 

7.Night: Anchor Kelor

  • Morning Cruise to Labuan Bajo
  • around 11h transfer to airport

 

note: this trip can be configured as a dive cruise

note: the program depends on weather conditions, currents and tides. Dive sites may vary depending on divers experience level and local conditions

GILIS - KOMODO & SOUTH KOMODO (11D/10N)

  • we will pick you up at the Gilis (optional Moyo)
  • Arrival on ANANDA approx. 10:00
  • Welcome drink, move into cabins
  • Begin our cruise to Moyo

1. Night: Overnight cruise

  • In the morning we visit the waterfall
  • cruise to Satonda
  • snorkel the reefs
  • visit the lake
  • watch the bats at sunset

2. Night: Overnight cruise to Sangean

  • early morning we will pass Sangean
  • optional: dive the underwater volcano of Sangean
  • around lunch we arrive at Banta
  • snorkel the reefs of Banta (dive)
  • in the evening we leave for Komodo

3. Night: West Komodo

  • we will anchor in a nice and quite bay in Komodo
  • explore empty beaches
  • snorkel (dive)
  • water sport
  • in the afternoon we set sail to Lawa Darat,                                                                  one of the most picturesque places in Komodo

4.Night: Anchor in Gili Lawa Darat

  • Snorkeling the famous underwater world of the Komodo Archipelago
  • Swim, do some water sport, relax on deck
  • Sunset hill trekking with a spectacular view over the Komodo islands

5.Night: Anchor Gili Lawa Laut

  • Morning we sail to Kerang Makassar, home of the Komodo Mantas
  • Snorkeling (we will try to find Mantas and snorkel with them)
  • try some water sport (water ski, hang on to our fun bouncing tube)
  • Visit an uninhabited island with a fantastic beach for sunset

6.Night: Anchor Kerang Makassar

  • Early morning we cruise towards Komodo
  • Komodo trekking in Komodo
  • Visit the famous Pink beach
  • relax & snorkel the colorful reef

7.Night: Anchor Komodo

  • In the morning we cruise to Padar
  • Visit the wild beaches of Padar
  • Hike Padar to the most amazing view over the Komodo islands

8.Night: Anchor in Padar

  • In the morning we set sail to Nusa Kode
  • Watch the Komodo dragons on the beach, an unforgettable experience

9.Night: Nusa Kode

  • Watch the Komodo dragons in the morning sun
  • Sail to Kalong (all day cruise)
  • Sunset surprise (see thousands of fruit bats rise from the mangroves                       and fly into the sunset)

10.Night: Anchor Kalong

  • Morning Cruise to Labuan Bajo
  • around 11h transfer to airport

 

note: this trip can be configured as a dive cruise

note: the program depends on weather conditions, currents and tides. Dive sites may vary depending on divers experience level and local conditions

SULAWESI

BIRA – WAKATOBI – SELAYAR – TAKA BONERATE

...from traditional boat building & crystal clear seas to colorful villages...

Sulawesi formerly known as Celebes is an island in Indonesia. One of the four Greater Sunda Islands and the world’s eleventh-largest island it is situated between Borneo and the Maluku Islands. In Indonesia, only Sumatra, Borneo, and Papua are larger in territory and only Java and Sumatra have larger populations.

Our trip could start in Bira the magic place where ANANDA was built to operate as a liveaboard. The center of traditional boat building culture where one can see how this magnificent ships are still being built by craftsmen on the beach. There are also some excellent diving diving spots around and on the way south to the island of Selayar. We can explore a waterfall deep in the jungle and sail on to Taka Bonerate another amazing island group. Difficult to navigate, it is full of sand banks and little white sandy islands with just one or two coconut palms on it.

In south east Sulawesi lies the Wakatobi Marine National Park. An amazing place where one will find everything from sleepy local villages to world class exploration diving.

TYPICAL ITINERARIES

BIRA - WAKATOBI (9D/8N)

  • Flight to Makassar
  • transfer to Bira by car (around 5 hours)
  • visit the boat builders of Bira
  • the rest of the cruise program will be individually designed

note: Wakatobi charters are only possible from beginning April to May

BIRA - TAKA BONERATE - KOMODO (10D/9N)

 

  • Flight to Makassar
  • transfer to Bira by car (around 6 hours)
  • visit the boat builders of Bira
  • the rest of the cruise program will be individually designed

note:  charters are only possible from beginning April to May and depend on weather conditions, currents and tides.

WHY CHOOSE US

PRIVACY

The boat is exclusively yours. Just you and your family or friends. All the privacy you need during your getaway.

DIVERSITY

Because meticulously scheduled liveaboards are not for everyone, we offer a wide range of activities and full flexibility during your time on Ananda.

EXPERIANCE

Since over 15 years in business, we know how to organize a safe and unforgettable journey.

HOSPITALITY

You will feel welcome and at home – we promise!

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