Destination Hopping

Be a butterfly

Why land on just one destination when you can keep moving to another?

 

It’s a big world out there. You’re never going to see even half the places that you want to, but if you keep moving, you’ll see more than if you stay rooted to one spot. So wake up early, keep jumping on those planes, trains and automobiles and make sure your passport is somewhere handy.

You can destination-hop the easy way, by nipping from town to town within one country; or the medium-easy way taking ferries between islands; or the not-quite-so-easy way (don’t worry, we’ll make it easy for you) by travelling between neighbouring countries so you can compare and contrast the different cultures between people who live side-by-side. Whichever you choose, you’ll be amazed by how different each place you set down is from the last. And isn’t that what it’s all about?

 

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Follow the Great River Race 2017

Destination: River Thames
Follow the Great River Race 2017 A weekend on the glorious Thames, from Millwall Slipway, the Isle of Dogs to Ham, Richmond. The Great River Race, a marathon of traditional rowing boats rowing or paddling for 21.6 miles. Little ship, big trip Not competing? Follow the Race from the deck of the MV Viscount our spectator boat. Built in 1908 and recently restored, she is the oldest Dunkirk Little Ship still in passenger service. The MV Viscount is ideally suited to follow the Race, with its good visibility, low freeboard, 2 fully stocked and licensed bars and friendly cooperative crew, the Viscount makes the ideal viewing platform for The Great River Race. A BBQ will be available on board. It‛s the ideal way to see the sights both on and alongside the Thames and cheer your teams, friends and loved ones…make a weekend of this, we have put together various exciting options. The’ weekend’ includes: 2 night’s bed and breakfast at the Lensbury, a Friday evening guided walk, the shuttle to the start of the race and the spectator boat. The Lensbury Hotel, Teddington www.lensbury.com The Lensbury on the banks of the Thames by Teddington Lock is set in 25 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds, the four star Lensbury Hotel has indoor and outdoor leisure facilities, award-winning spa and more. Itinerary Friday 08/09/17 Check in at the Lensbury Hotel on the bank of the Thames. 17:45 assemble at the lobby for 18:00 departure on a walking tour led by Paul Jackson http://www.discoveryrichmond.com/ Highlights – Stretch your legs in historic Teddington town and Bushy Park – See where the tidal and non-tidal Thames meet – Visit the spot where General Dwight D Eisenhower planned the invasion of Europe – Watch herds of wild-roaming deer in a Royal Park – Discover the former home of a king dubbed ‘Silly Billy’ – See where radar was invented and modern computer science was born End at the Kings Head on Teddinton the High Street http://kingsheadteddington.com/ a very good place to eat (booking essential). Return at your leisure the Lensbury for overnight Saturday 09/09/17 Breakfast at the hotel 08:00 shuttle departs for the Isle of Dogs outside the hotel. Watch the boats and teams assemble. Before 12:00 you will need to walk to the Masthouse Terrace Pier, a 10 minutes short walk away to board the Viscount. To maximise the viewing opportunities for passenger boat spectators the Viscount will follow the course as far as Hammersmith Bridge before mooring up and waiting until most of the Race has passed. Then it will steam through the fleet to Richmond, where it will tie up at Richmond Landing Stage to watch the Race pass by as crews summon up the energy for the final push to the finish. You then can disembark and enjoy a short stroll upriver along the towpath to join the crowds around the Great River Race bar. From there it is a short stroll to Teddington Lock and the hotel for overnight. Sunday 10/09/17 Breakfast at the hotel. Check out. Cost per person in a double/twin £195.00 Single Supplement £40.00; children under the age of 16 sharing with 2 adults £130.000 Cost includes 2 night’s accommodation with full breakfast, free car parking, shuttle transfer to the Isle of Dogs, a place on the MV Viscount and a walking tour guided by Paul Jackson as described above. You may decide to take the following optional activities on Sunday. Take a river boat from Teddington Lock to Hampton Court: www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-palace/ • Turk’s Rivers Boat departing 11:30 return to the Lensbury to collect your luggage 14:35 or 16:35 1 hour and 15 each way. Need to register with us (this is an unscheduled stop)in advance cost £9.00 one way return £10.80 paid on boat OR With Merry Pedaller bike tours • Richmond Royal Deer Park Bike Tour inc bike hire • 10:00 Start The Lensbury Club • Enjoy Richmond Park, the largest Royal Park of London • See deer and the old royal hunting lodge • Refreshments Pembroke Lodge or Pen Ponds (not inc) • See Turner’s view of the Thames • Cycle along the River Thames riverside • Return to The Lensbury 2pm approx £35 including bike hire, guided tour + bottle of water – book and pay us in advance Enhanced package: add a night on Thursday the 7th of September, or Sunday the 10th – or indeed both. Accommodation at the Lensbury £40.00 per person per night in a twin/double and in a single room £65.00 per night. Have time to visit the Poppy Factory in Richmond, Kew Gardens or just relax and enjoy the great facilities of the Lensbury. Reservation: Contact Crusader Travel Non-refundable deposit £25.00 per person Balance: by the 4th of August Additional information of excursions in the area will be supplied after reservation.
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Follow the Great River Race 2017
Destination: River Thames

Follow the Great River Race 2017
A weekend on the glorious Thames, from Millwall Slipway, the Isle of Dogs to Ham, Richmond.
The Great River Race, a marathon of traditional rowing boats rowing or paddling for 21.6 miles.

Little ship, big trip

Not competing? Follow the Race from the deck of the MV Viscount our spectator boat. Built in 1908 and recently restored, she is the oldest Dunkirk Little Ship still in passenger service. The MV Viscount is ideally suited to follow the Race, with its good visibility, low freeboard, 2 fully stocked and licensed bars and friendly cooperative crew, the Viscount makes the ideal viewing platform for The Great River Race. A BBQ will be available on board. It‛s the ideal way to see the sights both on and alongside the Thames and cheer your teams, friends and loved ones…make a weekend of this, we have put together various exciting options.

The’ weekend’ includes: 2 night’s bed and breakfast at the Lensbury, a Friday evening guided walk, the shuttle to the start of the race and the spectator boat.
The Lensbury Hotel, Teddington www.lensbury.com
The Lensbury on the banks of the Thames by Teddington Lock is set in 25 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds, the four star Lensbury Hotel has indoor and outdoor leisure facilities, award-winning spa and more.

Itinerary

Friday 08/09/17 Check in at the Lensbury Hotel on the bank of the Thames.
17:45 assemble at the lobby for 18:00 departure on a walking tour led by Paul Jackson http://www.discoveryrichmond.com/

Highlights
– Stretch your legs in historic Teddington town and Bushy Park
– See where the tidal and non-tidal Thames meet
– Visit the spot where General Dwight D Eisenhower planned the invasion of Europe
– Watch herds of wild-roaming deer in a Royal Park
– Discover the former home of a king dubbed ‘Silly Billy’
– See where radar was invented and modern computer science was born

End at the Kings Head on Teddinton the High Street http://kingsheadteddington.com/ a very good place to eat (booking essential). Return at your leisure the Lensbury for overnight

Saturday 09/09/17 Breakfast at the hotel
08:00 shuttle departs for the Isle of Dogs outside the hotel. Watch the boats and teams assemble. Before 12:00 you will need to walk to the Masthouse Terrace Pier, a 10 minutes short walk away to board the Viscount.
To maximise the viewing opportunities for passenger boat spectators the Viscount will follow the course as far as Hammersmith Bridge before mooring up and waiting until most of the Race has passed. Then it will steam through the fleet to Richmond, where it will tie up at Richmond Landing Stage to watch the Race pass by as crews summon up the energy for the final push to the finish. You then can disembark and enjoy a short stroll upriver along the towpath to join the crowds around the Great River Race bar. From there it is a short stroll to Teddington Lock and the hotel for overnight.

Sunday 10/09/17 Breakfast at the hotel. Check out.

Cost per person in a double/twin £195.00 Single Supplement £40.00; children under the age of 16 sharing with 2 adults £130.000

Cost includes 2 night’s accommodation with full breakfast, free car parking, shuttle transfer to the Isle of Dogs, a place on the MV Viscount and a walking tour guided by Paul Jackson as described above.

You may decide to take the following optional activities on Sunday.

Take a river boat from Teddington Lock to Hampton Court: www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-palace/

• Turk’s Rivers Boat departing 11:30 return to the Lensbury to collect your luggage 14:35 or 16:35 1 hour and 15 each way. Need to register with us (this is an unscheduled stop)in advance cost £9.00 one way return £10.80 paid on boat
OR With Merry Pedaller bike tours

• Richmond Royal Deer Park Bike Tour inc bike hire
• 10:00 Start The Lensbury Club
• Enjoy Richmond Park, the largest Royal Park of London
• See deer and the old royal hunting lodge
• Refreshments Pembroke Lodge or Pen Ponds (not inc)
• See Turner’s view of the Thames
• Cycle along the River Thames riverside
• Return to The Lensbury 2pm approx
£35 including bike hire, guided tour + bottle of water – book and pay us in advance

Enhanced package: add a night on Thursday the 7th of September, or Sunday the 10th – or indeed both. Accommodation at the Lensbury £40.00 per person per night in a twin/double and in a single room £65.00 per night.

Have time to visit the Poppy Factory in Richmond, Kew Gardens or just relax and enjoy the great facilities of the Lensbury.
Reservation: Contact Crusader Travel
Non-refundable deposit £25.00 per person
Balance: by the 4th of August
Additional information of excursions in the area will be supplied after reservation.

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Vietnam & Cambodia Luxury Cruise & Stay

Destination: Vietnam & Cambodia
      11 nights Vietnam & Cambodia Luxury Cruise & Stay from Saigon to Siem Reap. Main Deck from £3,062.00 per person Twin share, departs September 2017 – March 2018. An adventure on the Mekong onboard luxury river cruiser for 11 nights tour price includes: ◾Return airfare from London ◾7 night luxury cruise with soft drinks, local beer, spirits, and on board gratuities ◾Deluxe accommodation: 2 nights at Raffles Hotel d’Angkor, Siem Reap and 2 nights at Caravelle Hotel, Saigon ◾Breakfast daily, lunch and dinner as specified in the itinerary ◾Extensive sightseeing with expect local guides, all transfers and taxes. Ship Amenities: ◾Hotel style passenger ship with 3 decks: Main, Upper, Sundeck ◾Main deck with guest cabins in front; Crew area in the back ◾Upper deck with guest cabin and bridge house in front; Reception, restaurant, galley bridge house ◾Sundeck with lounge, library, bar, health club, gym, spa and whirl pool, 360 degrees view. Cabins: ◾30 cabins (100% twin balcony) ◾12 Main Deck Staterooms ◾14 Upper Deck Staterooms ◾02 Suite (upper deck) ◾02 Deluxe Suite (main deck) 13 DAYS/11 NIGHTS ADVENTURE: SAIGON TO SIEM REAP Day 1: London – Saigon Fly from London to Saigon. Day 2 : Saigon Upon arrival at Ho Chi Minh City Airport, meet with your local guide who will escort you to the Caravelle Hotel for your overnight stay. Day 3: Saigon After breakfast, enjoy a guided city tour of essential sights before lunch at a local restaurant. Day 4: Saigon, My Tho, Cai Be After breakfast, you will be transferred overland by coach to My Tho port to board Cruiseco Adventurer. Enjoy welcome drinks and lunch, then check in to your luxurious cabin. While cruising towards Cai Be, join the Captain‘s Cocktail party followed by a gourmet dinner and folk performances. Moor overnight midstream near Cai Be. Day 5: Cai Be, Sa Dec After breakfast, take a junk trip to the floating markets. Visit sights including the French Gothic Cathedral and rice paper manufacturers. Return to the ship for lunch while sailing towards Sa Dec, a quaint little city. Explore Sa Dec in the evening, including the Fujian Temple, local markets along the river banks, and pass the home of Marguerite Duras. We then set sail for Tan Chau with evening cocktails and dinner. Day 6: Tan Chau, Border Crossing Discover Tan Chau, a small town untouched by tourism. We sightsee by local boats, through narrow channels to visit an evergreen island and floating fish farm. Afterwards, enjoy a local tour by rickshaw (xe loi). Board the ship and set sail for the Cambodian border, enjoying lunch, a Vientamese cooking demonstration by the executive chef, cocktails, dinner and a screening of the movie “The Killing Fields”. Overnight we cruise to Phnom Penh. Day 7: Phnom Penh Enjoy plenty of sightseeing and activities in Phnom Penh, including visits to the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum. You may also choose to visit Khmer Rouge’s grim Toul Sleng (S21 Detention Centre) and the Killing Fields, providing an understanding of a crucial part of Cambodia’s history. In the evening enjoy Khmer folk dancing before dinner. You may like to relax in one of many bars ashore just opposite the dock as the ship will stay overnight in Phnom Penh. Day 8: Chong Koh Village Sail towards little known Chong Koh. After breakfast, we take a leisurely morning stroll through this silk-weaving village. Mid-morning we sail back along the Mekong, with a hearty lunch before cocktails, dinner and an onboard pianist in the evening. The ship overnights midstream. Day 9: Oudong, Kampong Tralach* After breakfast, set sail for Prek Kdam with an onboard lecture “Cambodia: The Past & Present”, before visiting Oudong, former Cambodian capital. Here we visit a Buddhist temple and attend a blessing ceremony, before a 45-minute bus trip to Kampong Tralach. Visit temples and take an ox-cart ride through the countryside and rice fields to the Tonle River. In the evening we cruise to Kampong Chhnang. **As water levels on Tonle Lake vary it’s not always possible to cross if it’s too low and alternative itineraries may be followed Day 10 : **High Water Kampong Chhnang Kampong Chhnang is a rural port town with bustling markets. Mooring mid-stream, take a motorboat excursion into the lakeside wetlands at the mouth of the river. See a stunning variety of birds along with the intriguing local life in the floating village. Return to the boat and cast off towards Tonle Lake while enjoyig farewell cocktails.The ship moors near Siem Reap. Day 11:**High Water Enjoy breakfast onboard before bidding farewell to the crew and guides.Disembark in Siem Reap and transfer by coach to Raffles grand Hotel. This afternoon, enjoy a tour of Angkor Wat, the worlds largest temple. Enjoy the sunset over Angkor Wat before heading back to your hotel. Day 10: **Low Water Kampong Chhnang Moring mid – stream, take a boat excursion into the lakeside wetlandsReturn to the boat for lunch . After lunch the ship sets off for Prek Kdam, the cruises final stop.Enjoy a farewell cocktail party this evening.The ship moors overnight in Prek Kdam. Day 11:** Low water Disembark Prek Kdam- Siem Reap Enjoy breakfast onboard disembark. Next, transfer by bus around the lake to Siem Reap. Upon arrival in Siem Reap, check into Raffles Grand Hotel D’Angkor for the next two nights. Day 12: Siem Reap After breakfast, visit the magnificent Angkor Thom: the last capital of the Khmers, with its Elephant Terrace, Terrace of the Leper King, and the spectacular Bayon Temple. Enjoy lunch at Café D’Angkor Restaurant (Raffles Grand Hotel) before visiting Thommanon, Chau Say, Tevoda, Ta Keo and Ta Prohm temples. Day 13: Siem Reap After breakfast, be transferred to Siem Reap Airport for your flight to London Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this amazing offer to Vietnam & Cambodia Luxury Cruise & Stay and for further information.
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Vietnam & Cambodia Luxury Cruise & Stay
Destination: Vietnam & Cambodia

 

 

 

11 nights Vietnam & Cambodia Luxury Cruise & Stay from Saigon to Siem Reap.

Main Deck from £3,062.00 per person Twin share, departs September 2017 – March 2018.

An adventure on the Mekong onboard luxury river cruiser for 11 nights tour price includes:

Return airfare from London

7 night luxury cruise with soft drinks, local beer, spirits, and on board gratuities

Deluxe accommodation: 2 nights at Raffles Hotel d’Angkor, Siem Reap and 2 nights at Caravelle Hotel, Saigon

◾Breakfast daily, lunch and dinner as specified in the itinerary

◾Extensive sightseeing with expect local guides, all transfers and taxes.

Ship Amenities:
◾Hotel style passenger ship with 3 decks: Main, Upper, Sundeck
◾Main deck with guest cabins in front; Crew area in the back
◾Upper deck with guest cabin and bridge house in front; Reception, restaurant, galley bridge house
◾Sundeck with lounge, library, bar, health club, gym, spa and whirl pool, 360 degrees view.

Cabins:
◾30 cabins (100% twin balcony)
◾12 Main Deck Staterooms
◾14 Upper Deck Staterooms
◾02 Suite (upper deck)
◾02 Deluxe Suite (main deck)

13 DAYS/11 NIGHTS ADVENTURE: SAIGON TO SIEM REAP

Day 1: London – Saigon

Fly from London to Saigon.

Day 2 : Saigon

Upon arrival at Ho Chi Minh City Airport, meet with your local guide who will escort you to the Caravelle Hotel for your overnight stay.

Day 3: Saigon
After breakfast, enjoy a guided city tour of essential sights before lunch at a local restaurant.

Day 4: Saigon, My Tho, Cai Be
After breakfast, you will be transferred overland by coach to My Tho port to board Cruiseco Adventurer. Enjoy welcome drinks and lunch, then check in to your luxurious cabin. While cruising towards Cai Be, join the Captain‘s Cocktail party followed by a gourmet dinner and folk performances. Moor overnight midstream near Cai Be.

Day 5: Cai Be, Sa Dec
After breakfast, take a junk trip to the floating markets. Visit sights including the French Gothic Cathedral and rice paper manufacturers. Return to the ship for lunch while sailing towards Sa Dec, a quaint little city. Explore Sa Dec in the evening, including the Fujian Temple, local markets along the river banks, and pass the home of Marguerite Duras. We then set sail for Tan Chau with evening cocktails and dinner.

Day 6: Tan Chau, Border Crossing
Discover Tan Chau, a small town untouched by tourism. We sightsee by local boats, through narrow channels to visit an evergreen island and floating fish farm. Afterwards, enjoy a local tour by rickshaw (xe loi). Board the ship and set sail for the Cambodian border, enjoying lunch, a Vientamese cooking demonstration by the executive chef, cocktails, dinner and a screening of the movie “The Killing Fields”. Overnight we cruise to Phnom Penh.

Day 7: Phnom Penh
Enjoy plenty of sightseeing and activities in Phnom Penh, including visits to the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum. You may also choose to visit Khmer Rouge’s grim Toul Sleng (S21 Detention Centre) and the Killing Fields, providing an understanding of a crucial part of Cambodia’s history. In the evening enjoy Khmer folk dancing before dinner. You may like to relax in one of many bars ashore just opposite the dock as the ship will stay overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 8: Chong Koh Village
Sail towards little known Chong Koh. After breakfast, we take a leisurely morning stroll through this silk-weaving village. Mid-morning we sail back along the Mekong, with a hearty lunch before cocktails, dinner and an onboard pianist in the evening. The ship overnights midstream.

Day 9: Oudong, Kampong Tralach*
After breakfast, set sail for Prek Kdam with an onboard lecture “Cambodia: The Past & Present”, before visiting Oudong, former Cambodian capital. Here we visit a Buddhist temple and attend a blessing ceremony, before a 45-minute bus trip to Kampong Tralach. Visit temples and take an ox-cart ride through the countryside and rice fields to the Tonle River. In the evening we cruise to Kampong Chhnang.

**As water levels on Tonle Lake vary it’s not always possible to cross if it’s too low and alternative itineraries may be followed

Day 10 : **High Water Kampong Chhnang
Kampong Chhnang is a rural port town with bustling markets. Mooring mid-stream, take a motorboat excursion into the lakeside wetlands at the mouth of the river. See a stunning variety of birds along with the intriguing local life in the floating village. Return to the boat and cast off towards Tonle Lake while enjoyig farewell cocktails.The ship moors near Siem Reap.

Day 11:**High Water
Enjoy breakfast onboard before bidding farewell to the crew and guides.Disembark in Siem Reap and transfer by coach to Raffles grand Hotel. This afternoon, enjoy a tour of Angkor Wat, the worlds largest temple. Enjoy the sunset over Angkor Wat before heading back to your hotel.

Day 10: **Low Water Kampong Chhnang
Moring mid – stream, take a boat excursion into the lakeside wetlandsReturn to the boat for lunch . After lunch the ship sets off for Prek Kdam, the cruises final stop.Enjoy a farewell cocktail party this evening.The ship moors overnight in Prek Kdam.

Day 11:** Low water Disembark Prek Kdam- Siem Reap
Enjoy breakfast onboard disembark. Next, transfer by bus around the lake to Siem Reap. Upon arrival in Siem Reap, check into Raffles Grand Hotel D’Angkor for the next two nights.

Day 12: Siem Reap
After breakfast, visit the magnificent Angkor Thom: the last capital of the Khmers, with its Elephant Terrace, Terrace of the Leper King, and the spectacular Bayon Temple. Enjoy lunch at Café D’Angkor Restaurant (Raffles Grand Hotel) before visiting Thommanon, Chau Say, Tevoda, Ta Keo and Ta Prohm temples.

Day 13: Siem Reap
After breakfast, be transferred to Siem Reap Airport for your flight to London

Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this amazing offer to Vietnam & Cambodia Luxury Cruise & Stay and for further information.

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Last Minute Liveaboard Deal – Aug 29-Sep 10 , 2017 Bali-Komodo-Bali

Destination: Bali Komodo Bali
Last Minute Liveaboard Deal – Aug 29-Sep 10 , 2017 Bali-Komodo-Bali and free nitrox for any lucky last minute guests wishing to join Mermaid I and the mantas in Komodo ! Including Overnight 4* Hotel stay both ways in Bali from £3838.00 per person with flights & transfers. Liveaboard Itinerary: Day 1 Check-in on board MV Mermaid I between 13:00-15:00 hours in Benoa Harbour Bali.After the boat and safety briefing, equipment is prepared then settle into your cabin. Dinner is served at approx. 19:00 hours as e cruise overnight to Moyo Island off the north west coast of Sumbawa Day 2 Start your adventure with a great dive in the calm, clear waters of Angel Reef at Moyo Island. Massive elephant ear and barrel sponges, schools of long fin banner fish and red tooth triggers In their hundreds, frog fish, nudibrancs, eels, surgeon fish, snapper, dog tooth tuna checking out what is for lunch ! Visit the local village then its lunch for us ! Then we cruise to Satonda Island for a macro dive followed by a world class night dive after watching a million bats fly at sunset. After a great dive and dinner we cruise overnight to Sangeang Volcano off the north coast of Sumbawa. Day 3 The Nusa Tenggara region has some extremely interesting and unique marine life. Today we spend the day diving around Sangeang Volcano – 2-3 dives for rare nudibrancs, pygmy seahorse, leaf scorpion fish, blue ribbon eels, black sand diving with all its treasures and underwater hot springs that support this very unique marine environment. Night dive here too or head on over to Gili Banta for the chance for Star Gazers and coral cat shark. Day 4 Current depending, we start the day at GPS Point Gili Banta famous for its sharks and pelagic fishes. Then we enter the Komodo National Park and for more exhilarating blue water/fish soup diving !Gili Lawalaut has several great dives – if the tide is right we hunt grey reef shark and dolphin at Taka Toko Gili Lawalaut. Lighthouse Reef and The Old Passage offer fast drifts with pelagics, maybe manta ! Crystal Rock offers awesome soft corals in gold and orange hues plus the chance for sharks, turtles, Giant Maori wrasse, a ‘fish soup” dive. Tonight we dive the famous Pink Beach – spectacular colours and Frogfish, slipper lobster, basket stars, robust sea cucumbers unique to the area plus more ! Day 5 Start your day with an exciting visit to Loh Liang Komodo National Park to walk with the dragons ! And as we quietly walk through the bush setting look out for Komodo dragons, deer, wild boar and birds. Then relax as we cruise south to dive the Three Sisters or Pillarsteen at Padar Island. Next stop is a diver’s paradise – Horseshoe Bay Rinja Island – home of one of the top 10 dives in the world- Cannibal Rock – an abundance of corals, sponges, ascidians, sea apples, black corals, turtle, cuttlefish, loadsof reef fishes too ! Here we can also watch dragons scavenging on the beach, monkey, deer, wild pigs along the shore, go beach combing…. Maybe even a chance to follow whales and dolphin feeding in the calm bay. We overnight at this peaceful place, diving at one of the many fabulous spots. Day 6 More world class dives today as we relax in Horseshoe Bay Rinja Island – the Yellow Wall of Texas is absolutely stunning covered with enormous yellow soft corals. Go slowly along the wall looking for unique creatures but don’t forget to look out into the blue to see what’s coming by…maybe e make a deep dive to check if the tiny yellow pygmy seahorses are on the giant gorgonians at depth. Nusa Kode offers more walls and critter chances coupled with white tip reef sharks etc ! Torpedo Alley is famous for its “electric” rays and perhaps one of the best night dives of your life for critter fanciers Day 7 Today we’ll head on over to Manta Alley to watch in awe as these magnificent creatures feed, play and get cleaned at the many cleaning stations. In the afternoon we can check out more big fish dives maybe at Loh Serah, Tatawa Kecil or the infamous “Current City” Batu Bolong – come face to face with reef sharks, turtles and giant Wrasse. Many good night dives around here – Gili Darat is great for sleeping turtles, colourful reef stonefish, Spanish dancers – calm sea – a good place to sleep. Day 8 The diving around Gili Lawalaut, Tatawa Kecil, Gili Darat is so awesome you will all want more so today we make 2-3 dives in clear arm blue waters – loads of fish both big and small. Then we’ll head off for a night dive at either Gili Banta or maybe Batu Putih in Sumbawa – both interesting sites. Overnight we cruise back to Satonda and Sumbawa – solar powered nudibrancs, ghost pipefish anyone ? Day 9 We enjoy two good dives around Sumbawa and Moyo Islands – a chance to shoot anything you missed at the trip beginning. Then the crew wash your equipment for you while you relax on the sundeck or downloading your pictures, enjoying our trip video as well just before dinner with all your new friends. Total 28 Dives! Day 10 After breakfast we transfer you ashore to continue your vacation… Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this amazing Last Minute Liveaboard Deal – Aug 29-Sep 10 , 2017 Bali-Komodo-Bali and for further information.
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Last Minute Liveaboard Deal – Aug 29-Sep 10 , 2017 Bali-Komodo-Bali
Destination: Bali Komodo Bali

Last Minute Liveaboard Deal – Aug 29-Sep 10 , 2017 Bali-Komodo-Bali and free nitrox for any lucky last minute guests wishing to join Mermaid I and the mantas in Komodo !

Including Overnight 4* Hotel stay both ways in Bali from £3838.00 per person with flights & transfers.

Liveaboard Itinerary:

Day 1 Check-in on board MV Mermaid I between 13:00-15:00 hours in Benoa Harbour Bali.After the boat and safety briefing, equipment is prepared then settle into your cabin. Dinner is served at approx. 19:00 hours as e cruise overnight to Moyo Island off the north west coast of Sumbawa

Day 2 Start your adventure with a great dive in the calm, clear waters of Angel Reef at Moyo Island. Massive elephant ear and barrel sponges, schools of long fin banner fish and red tooth triggers In their hundreds, frog fish, nudibrancs, eels, surgeon fish, snapper, dog tooth tuna checking out what is for lunch ! Visit the local village then its lunch for us ! Then we cruise to Satonda Island for a macro dive followed by a world class night dive after watching a million bats fly at sunset. After a great dive and dinner we cruise overnight to Sangeang Volcano off the north coast of Sumbawa.

Day 3 The Nusa Tenggara region has some extremely interesting and unique marine life. Today we spend the day diving around Sangeang Volcano – 2-3 dives for rare nudibrancs, pygmy seahorse, leaf scorpion fish, blue ribbon eels, black sand diving with all its treasures and underwater hot springs that support this very unique marine environment. Night dive here too or head on over to Gili Banta for the chance for Star Gazers and coral cat shark.

Day 4 Current depending, we start the day at GPS Point Gili Banta famous for its sharks and pelagic fishes. Then we enter the Komodo National Park and for more exhilarating blue water/fish soup diving !Gili Lawalaut has several great dives – if the tide is right we hunt grey reef shark and dolphin at Taka Toko Gili Lawalaut. Lighthouse Reef and The Old Passage offer fast drifts with pelagics, maybe manta ! Crystal Rock offers awesome soft corals in gold and orange hues plus the chance for sharks, turtles, Giant Maori wrasse, a ‘fish soup” dive. Tonight we dive the famous Pink Beach – spectacular colours and Frogfish, slipper lobster, basket stars, robust sea cucumbers unique to the area plus more !

Day 5 Start your day with an exciting visit to Loh Liang Komodo National Park to walk with the dragons ! And as we quietly walk through the bush setting look out for Komodo dragons, deer, wild boar and birds. Then relax as we cruise south to dive the Three Sisters or Pillarsteen at Padar Island. Next stop is a diver’s paradise – Horseshoe Bay Rinja Island – home of one of the top 10 dives in the world- Cannibal Rock – an abundance of corals, sponges, ascidians, sea apples, black corals, turtle, cuttlefish, loadsof reef fishes too ! Here we can also watch dragons scavenging on the beach, monkey, deer, wild pigs along the shore, go beach combing…. Maybe even a chance to follow whales and dolphin feeding in the calm bay. We overnight at this peaceful place, diving at one of the many fabulous spots.

Day 6 More world class dives today as we relax in Horseshoe Bay Rinja Island – the Yellow Wall of Texas is absolutely stunning covered with enormous yellow soft corals. Go slowly along the wall looking for unique creatures but don’t forget to look out into the blue to see what’s coming by…maybe e make a deep dive to check if the tiny yellow pygmy seahorses are on the giant gorgonians at depth. Nusa Kode offers more walls and critter chances coupled with white tip reef sharks etc ! Torpedo Alley is famous for its “electric” rays and perhaps one of the best night dives of your life for critter fanciers

Day 7 Today we’ll head on over to Manta Alley to watch in awe as these magnificent creatures feed, play and get cleaned at the many cleaning stations. In the afternoon we can check out more big fish dives maybe at Loh Serah, Tatawa Kecil or the infamous “Current City” Batu Bolong – come face to face with reef sharks, turtles and giant Wrasse. Many good night dives around here – Gili Darat is great for sleeping turtles, colourful reef stonefish, Spanish dancers – calm sea – a good place to sleep.

Day 8 The diving around Gili Lawalaut, Tatawa Kecil, Gili Darat is so awesome you will all want more so today we make 2-3 dives in clear arm blue waters – loads of fish both big and small. Then we’ll head off for a night dive at either Gili Banta or maybe Batu Putih in Sumbawa – both interesting sites. Overnight we cruise back to Satonda and Sumbawa – solar powered nudibrancs, ghost pipefish anyone ?

Day 9 We enjoy two good dives around Sumbawa and Moyo Islands – a chance to shoot anything you missed at the trip beginning. Then the crew wash your equipment for you while you relax on the sundeck or downloading your pictures, enjoying our trip video as well just before dinner with all your new friends.

Total 28 Dives!

Day 10 After breakfast we transfer you ashore to continue your vacation…

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