Ambon Historical

4 Days / 3 Nights

Day 1: Arrival Ambon (D)
Upon arrival at the airport you will be met by one of our representative in the arrivals hall and privately transferred to your hotel in Ambon. Dinner served at Hotel.

Day 2: Historical Tour 1 (BLD)
Breakfast at the hotel, and then go to the world peace gong site. This magnificent and large Gong was built in the city of Ambon to improve the image of Ambon that was once synonymous with city riots and violence. You will get off the car and take pictures in the gong, while given explanations by the guide about the situation of Ambon during a civil war. After seeing the gongs, we will walk to the Victorian castle. Victoria Castle is the oldest fort in Ambon was built by the Portuguese in 1775. Inside the fort can be found the remains of giant-sized cannon. In some rooms there are statues carved of wood choices, map the development of Ambon city from the seventeenth century until the IX century, and several collections of paintings by Dutch administrators in the Moluccas. By looking at these relics visitors can record the history of birth and development of the city of Ambon. Afterward, we will make a 10 minutes drive to the Martha Tiahahu Monument who famous as a women heroes from Maluku. Together with her father and Thomas Matulessy as known as Kapitan Pattimura, they were successfully demolishing the Dutch troops who entrenched in Saparua, Central Maluku regency. This statue is located at Karang Panjang, a hilly area that been clearly seen from Ambon. From the location of Martha Christina Tiahahu statue, we can see the sights of Ambon city. This location is commonly used as an alternative place to enjoy a relaxing atmosphere, especially local people who want to enjoy the view of Ambon. Afterward, we will move to Siwa Lima Museum. This museum was established in 1973 and is filled with relics and historic objects. Siwa Lima museum has 2 main buildings. The first building is called the Siwalima Maritime Museum. In this place are objects of Ambonese maritime history and sea animals such as: three pieces of whale skeleton of 9 m, 17 m and 19 m length, as well as various objects of Maluku marine life. The second building is called Siwalima Cultural Museum. In this place are objects shown about everything relating to the Maluku culture, such as the original building of Maluku, clothing, agricultural tools, weapons, ceremonial paraphernalia, old money, and various jars from the Japanese colonial period. After the whole day, transfer back to hotel for your accommodation. Lunch served en-route at local restaurant and dinner served at restaurant.

Day 3: Historical Tour 2 (BLD)
Breakfast at the hotel and then move to the other side of Ambon and then visit fort Amsterdam for our first destination. The Fort Amsterdam is one of the older buildings with hundreds of years and it becomes part of the history VOC colonization in Ambon. Our guest will be invited to explore every corner of this building. The building has a three floors, and the first floor was become the bed of the soldiers. The second floor was used as a meeting room and the third floor was a monitoring post. Drive back to our hotel with en-route stop in Ambon War Cemetery. Ambon War Cemetery is a funeral for Australian soldiers killed in fighting Japan during World War II. This tomb is located not far from the Heroes Cemetery of Indonesia. Ambon War Cemetery has 2137 tombs of 1092 Australians, 810 British, 30 Indians, 2 Canadians, 1 New Zealand, 1 South African, 186 Dutch, and 15 other Allied peoples. After historical tour, enjoy your night with dinner at local restaurant and then transfer to hotel for your accommodation. Lunch served en-route at local restaurant

Banda Island Tour

9 Days / 8 Nights

Day 1: Arrival Ambon (LD)
Upon arrival at the airport you will be met by one of our representative in the arrivals hall and continue with Ambon city tour before hotel transfer. Our first destination is the world peace gong site. This magnificent and large Gong was built in the city of Ambon to improve the image of Ambon that was once synonymous with city riots and violence. You will get off the car and take pictures in the gong, while given explanations by the guide about the situation of Ambon during a civil war. After seeing the gongs, we will walk to the Victorian castle. Victoria Castle is the oldest fort in Ambon was built by the Portuguese in 1775. Inside the fort can be found the remains of giant-sized cannon. In some rooms there are statues carved of wood choices, map the development of Ambon city from the seventeenth century until the IX century, and several collections of paintings by Dutch administrators in the Moluccas. By looking at these relics visitors can record the history of birth and development of the city of Ambon. Afterward, we will make a 10 minutes drive to the Martha Tiahahu Monument who famous as a women heroes from Maluku. Together with her father and Thomas Matulessy as known as Kapitan Pattimura, they were successfully demolishing the Dutch troops who entrenched in Saparua, Central Maluku regency. This statue is located at Karang Panjang, a hilly area that been clearly seen from Ambon. From the location of Martha Christina Tiahahu statue, we can see the sights of Ambon city. This location is commonly used as an alternative place to enjoy a relaxing atmosphere, especially local people who want to enjoy the view of Ambon. Afterward, we will move to Siwa Lima Museum. This museum was established in 1973 and is filled with relics and historic objects. Siwa Lima museum has 2 main buildings. The first building is called the Siwalima Maritime Museum. In this place are objects of Ambonese maritime history and sea animals such as: three pieces of whale skeleton of 9 m, 17 m and 19 m length, as well as various objects of Maluku marine life. The second building is called Siwalima Cultural Museum. In this place are objects shown about everything relating to the Maluku culture, such as the original building of Maluku, clothing, agricultural tools, weapons, ceremonial paraphernalia, old money, and various jars from the Japanese colonial period. After the whole day, transfer in to hotel inside city of Ambon for your accommodation. Lunch served en-route at local restaurant and dinner served at restaurant.

Day 2: Ambon – Banda Island (B)
Wake up early, check out process and then our guest will be transfer to Ambon airport for your flight to Banda Islands. Upon arrival at the airport you will be met by one of our representative in the arrivals hall and transfer hotel in Banda Island for take a short rest. In appropriated time, we will pick you up and then visit Rumah Budaya Banda Neira (Culture House of Banda Neira). This Cultural House contains various historical records. Some of the items displayed are various types of cannons, Chinese ceramics, paintings and other historic items. The next destination is Istana Mini (Mini Palace). The purpose of the Mini Palace was made as the residence of the VOC Governor. The Neira Mini Palace became the only big and beautiful building of the time in the region. This place holds many relics of Dutch colonialism. In addition to rich history, in this place we can also enjoy the beauty of nature because in front of the Mini Palace lies a clear blue beach and the island of Banda Besar. The last destination is visit Old Church and the traditional market. After the whole day, transfer back to your hotel for your accommodation.

Day 3: Snorkeling at Hatta Island (B)
Wake up and breakfast at Hotel, Enjoy the day with snorkeling at Hatta Island. Banda Island has a lot of beautiful coral reefs. From the many spots, Hatta Island is the most perfect place to do snorkeling. After arriving at hatta island, you will be invited to go around for a while and then invited for snorkeling activity. To reach a good snorkeling spot, you do not have to swim far out to sea. Just swim a bit from the shoreline you will find schooling barracudas, batfish, Napoleon wrasses and much more.

Day 4: Lonthoir Island Trip (B)
Wake up and breakfast at Hotel, leave the hotel and then we will continue our trip in Lonthoir Island. In here we will see the nutmeg plantation of Banda Besar. There are plenty of these throughout the island, the biggest one sprawling right along the middle of the north coast. After nutmeg plantation, we will continue our program to Benteng Hollandia (Holandia fortress), park house and the nutmeg factory. Afterward, transfer back to hotel for your accommodation.

Day 5: Banda Volcano Tour (B)
Breakfast, Leave for Banda Volcano Tour. Banda Volcano is a perfectly conical mountain that rises 656 meters above sea level, and is about 3 kilometers wide. Due to its key location in the spice trade, Banda Volcano ranks among the best documented volcanoes in Indonesia. It is also one of the most active volcanoes in East Indonesia. Historical eruptions have been recorded since the late 1500s, and have been relatively low-level, though there have been the occasional larger eruptions, with lava flow reaching the coast. After tour back to hotel.

Day 6: Snorkeling at Rhun and Nailaki (B)
Breakfast, Go to Rhun Island and Little Island Nailaki, enjoy the scenery, relax and walk on the white beach. Rhun and Nailaki is Famous for diving than snorkeling. The island has a great white-sand beaches and peaceful atmosphere. It is the furthest of all islands. Afterward, sail back to your hotel for the accommodation.

Day 7: Ay Island tour (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Today the guest will have a full day program by visiting Ay Island, to see the historical places on the island and another Snorkeling trip. The island is very similar to Hatta with few differences. The reefs are not so rich as in Hatta (still plenty fish though), but you can see many black tip sharks on the long beach of west coast. We saw about 20 sharks during 1 snorkeling. Also the visibility is better here. And last reason to visit the Ai Island is nutmeg plantations. Walking through the forested heart of island is like step to another world. Nutmeg trees grow in shadow of huge Kenari trees which trunk looks like dinosaur legs. It is walk like no other. Return to Banda Neira after the whole tour.

Day 8: Pisang Island and Karang Baru tour (B)
Breakfast and then Visit the other island where you can enjoy the scenery of cinnamon trees and nutmeg plantations. Banana Island, a small island in the Banda Islands has only 50 people with one nutmeg plantation and one coconut plantation. Afterward, Back to hotel in Banda Naira.

Day 9: Banda Island – Ambon (B)
After breakfast, you will depart by flight to Ambon and connecting flight to your next destination.

Ora Beach

4 Days / 3 Nights

Day 1: AMBON – Upon arrival – Transfer to Ora Beach (D)
Upon arrival at the airport you will be met by one of our representative in the arrivals hall and transferred to Tulehu village. Get in to your motor boat and sailing to Seram Island. Arrive at Seram Island and then continue with 2 – 4 hours drive to Ora beach resort in the village of Saleman. Upon arrival at Ora beach resort and then enjoy the rest of the Day at Hotel. Dinner served at Hotel.

Day 2: HD Tour at Mata Air Belanda (BLD)
Early wake up, meet with our guide at the hotel and leave hotel to catch the sunrise at the Peak of Roulessy. To reach the peak of Roulessy, you will be faced with a difficult path. If you are not fit, you should forget this trip. When you in the peak of Roulessy, you will be presented by a scene you may never see. The sun began to come out from the east and slowly let out the rays we were here for. After the sun begins to light, you can see the beach ora and the village saleman clearly. Walking down to the hotel and enjoy your breakfast and relax until your lunch time. In appropriated time, meet again with our guide and then continue the program mata air Belanda (The Dutch Spring). This is a small river that flows from the mountains and empties into the Gulf coast Saleman. The local people gave the name of this spring with “springs Dutch” because the spring was first discovered by the Dutch army and finally the place is often used as a bathhouse Dutch people. Back to the hotel, for free at leisure. dinner served at hotel.

Day 3: Ora Beach (BLD)
This morning will be at your leisure to enjoy the hotel and your surroundings. Breakfast, Lunch and dinner served at hotel.

Day 4: Ora Beach – Ambon (B)
Early Check out from hotel, catch your boat for sailing back to Ambon. Upon arrival at Ambon meet our driver and then transfer to Patimura airport OR hotel in Ambon for your next program.