East Indies Exploration 2017

East Indies Exploration

Departing from Maumere in Flores September 22 for 12 days until October 3 in Ambon

MollucanSpiceDiscovery_OmbakPutih_compressed“ …I would dream of the fabled Spice Islands. Images of palm-fringed tropical islands backed by towering volcanoes filled my imagination and I saw myself arriving on their sandy shores by sailing boat, like the explorers, adventurers and traders that had gone before me…“ (from ‘Spice Islands’, 2011, by Ian Burnet)

SeaTrek has teamed up with author and Spice Islands expert, Ian Burnet, to curate this fascinating look at the colonial history of Indonesia and its role in the international spice trade during the 17th century. This 12-day tour travels in an eastward arc capturing the maritime route of the early colonials who traversed the Indonesian waters in search of the precious spices found within this small band of islands. Mr. Burnet will lend his expertise and you will transported back in time as you learn about historic outposts, visit the colourful native villages, experience the marketplaces, and smell the aroma of the spice orchards. These unforgettable on-land excursions will be matched by the sea as the Ombak Putih wends her way through stunning volcanic islands interspersed with stops at pristine beaches giving guests ample time to swim and snorkel in some of the richest and most magical waters in the world.


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