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Orangutans in the Wild

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Itinerary Highlights

This incredible journey begins within the spiritual heart of Bali - Ubud. A scenic haven of lush tropical jungle, ancient temples and green paddy fields, Ubud has a rich heritage of culture to explore. From ancient stone ruins and exquisite carvings to authentic cuisine and traditional dance, there is an inspiring connection between the native people and their surroundings. Whether you wish to learn more about the history of the island with a guided tour, watch a cultural performance, or indulge in an authentic massage treatment, Ubud offers a tranquil haven to re-connect with nature and to de-stress. Famous for yoga, meditation and specialising in spa and wellness, this is the ideal destination for absorbing a little culture and serenity - in truly splendid scenery. Perfectly located, Mandapa - a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, the latest reserve resort from luxury hotel group, is designed to capture the essence of Ubud. With beautiful accommodation set around a traditional village design and tiered rice-paddy fields, privileged guests can experience the peace and tranquillity of traditional Balinese life, hear the therapeutic sounds of a river passing nearby, savour fresh local cuisine and explore the nearby treasures. Expert guides will also take guests to visit special sites, where they can arrive at dawn to watch a glorious sunrise over an ancient temple complex, visit a local market or admire a Balinese Festival event.

Depart from the calm serenity of Ubud and set sail on a thrilling eight day Silversea Expeditions journey, to discover Orangutans and Hidden Islands, on the Silver Discoverer ship. Joining in Benoa, Bali, guests will have the opportunity to scuba-dive, visit Camp Leakey, see the orangutans and hear about the different projects being undertaken with the guidance of Dr. Birute Galdikas. From seeing the fascinating geological features of Mt. Merapi and Ijen Crater Lake, to witnessing the famous 'Kerapan Sapi' (traditional bull races) and learning about orangutan conservation efforts, guests will be thrilled by the sheer variety of experiences on this journey. Day Eight of the cruise gives guests the opportunity to swim and snorkel in the remote Badas archipelago - a suitably thrilling ending to this fascinating cruise.

Having disembarked in the thriving port of Singapore, travellers will be ushered to the Shangri-La Singapore for a wonderful three-night stay in style. Located close to the famous Orchard Road, with a plethora of shopping, the Shangri-La hotel is a true oasis in the city. Offering a refined style, extensive grounds and superb gardens, guests can enjoy relaxing around an attractive central pool area, indulge within a myriad of dining venues and be pampered in the Chi Spa. World-renowned for service and fine cuisine, guests will find this a perfect base from which to explore the sights and sounds of the city. Whether it is the famous Botanic Gardens, Sentosa island attractions, Universal Studios, Chinatown, or contemporary Marina Bay with its cornucopia of entertainment, visitors are bound to be impressed by this attractive city.

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Experiencing an enlightening journey in Bali, Indonesia and Singapore

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Prices from £6,495 per person. The price includes hotel accommodation (breakfast basis), flights and transfers. The cruise is on an all-inclusive basis.


Your itinerary at a glance

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    4 nights Bali, Indonesia
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    8 nights Silversea Expeditions Cruise - Orangutans & Hidden Islands
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    3 nights Singapore
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The best time to visit Malaysia and Borneo is between November and March. Indonesia can experience rain, interspersed with periods of bright sunshine, during this time. The islands enjoy high temperatures and humidity year-round.

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Bali, Indonesia

Staying at

Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve


Mandapa is a sanctuary located within a stunning natural setting and is an ideal base for an outdoor adventure. In addition to the superb resort facilities and services, guests can visit a plethora of local sites. From Tirta Emphul Holy Water Temple and the Ayung River (the island's longest river), to UNESCO's 11th-century Gunung Kawi, and Ubud's Palace and local market, there are many historic sites to explore. Built in the 9th-century, Goa Gajah, more commonly known as the Elephant Temple, is a cave originally built as a sanctuary and is certainly worth a visit. From fishing and rafting along the river, to tasting traditional Balinese dishes and enjoying a private dinner beside the river, there are plenty of activities to engage guests in Ubud. Following a busy morning exploring, there is always time for an indulgent Afternoon Tea at the hotel, alternatively guests could taste locally produced Luwak coffee on a local Balinese farm.There's something very special and very magical about Bali - probably the best known of all the islands in Indonesia. Perhaps it's the warm smiles offered by the locals, the beauty of the landscape or the enchanting temples and palaces. Indeed, it's probably a mixture of all these things and more; its luxury hotels are considered amongst the finest in the world, with the very highest levels of service, superb spa facilities and mouthwatering cuisine - setting a benchmark for others around the world to follow. 


Ubud is the cultural and spiritual heart of Bali and is a mesmerising destination with ancient temples, traditional dance and native Balinese ceremonies.

Staying at

Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve


Meaning ‘temple’ in Sanskrit, Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is a true haven of tranquillity. Set among rolling hills overlooking the rice paddies and the Ayung River, the architecture does ample justice to the beauty of the surroundings, with traditional Balinese stonework, carving and natural woods all in complete harmony with nature. Inside, the suites and villas are equally beautiful, all boasting a private terrace, a full marble bathroom and rich, inviting decor, along with the assistance of your own personal butler to ensure only the highest level of service at all times.

Immersed in this hidden paradise, guests will feel an unmatched sense of rejuvenation, from spending an afternoon being soothed at the riverside spa by native healing therapies, to taking a peaceful yoga session or savouring an Afternoon Tea with views over the breathtaking surroundings. Lounge in the pool and listen to the sound of the river trickling by, or venture out to discover the rich cultural wonders of Bali, before returning for a flavoursome meal, offering the finest in Indonesian cuisine.

  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:Beautiful Balinese sanctuary with stunning views
  • Feature:Personal butler on hand throughout your stay
  • Rooms:35 suites and 25 villas
  • Location:Indonesia
  • Nearest airport:Denpasar International Airport
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Silversea Expeditions Cruise - Orangutans & Hidden Islands


Departing on the 23 November 2017, this eight night cruise on board Silversea's Silver Discoverer is a wonderful way to see incredible wildlife and visit to some of Asia's most colourful destinations. Embarking in Benoa, Bali, privileged passengers will sail in style, indulge in superb cuisine and benefit from a series of fascinating on board lectures. Following a luxurious day at sea, day two involves disembarking for a drive and hike to magnificent Ijen Crater Lake, in Java, and witnessing the striking geological prowess of Mount Merapi. Day three is very much a cultural affair, with a visit to Sumenep, Madura in order to marvel at the historic buildings, majestic palace and museum. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet the local Madurese people whilst at the traditional bull races.

Days five and six are dominated by striking wildlife, starting with the orangutans and expert talk by Dr. Birute Galdikas. Teaching about the plight of the orangutans and describing the efforts to understand them and protect their habitat, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness orangutans in the wild. As a scientist, conservationist and educator, award-winning Dr. Galdikas has studied and worked closely with the orangutans of Indonesia Borneo in the wild since 1971 and is considered the world's foremost authority on the orangutan. Visiting Camp Leaky (named after her mentor Kenyan anthropologist Dr. Louis Leakey) with Dr. Galdikas, guests will be able to access exclusive parts of the nature reserve usually closed to the general public. Located in Tanjung Putting Reserve, a National Park in Central Borneo, the area is devoted to the conservation of wild Orangutans and their rainforest habitat. Cruise guests will be granted unprecedented access to the Orangutan Care & Rehabilitation Center which is guaranteed to be a memorable part of your journey. Along with the famous orangutans, visitors may also see Proboscis monkeys, gibbons and leaf-eating monkeys - not to mention an array of birdlife, from Rhinoceros Hornbills and Little Green Pigeon, to colourful kingfishers and Bulbuls.

The final part of the cruise takes guests to the verdant islands of Kepulauan Bandas and involves taking to the water to explore the magical marine life around the remote Badas Islands of Indonesia. Disembarking and taking to the Zodiac, guests will have the opportunity to swim, snorkel and dive within the crystal-clear waters and around the fringed reefs. Indonesia doesn’t do anything by halves; it is the world’s largest archipelago (approximately 1, 700 tropical islands) and contains the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world with the world's largest flower, a three-foot-wide orchid, and the world's largest lizard, the infamous Komodo Dragon - Indonesia's extremes are vast and stupendous. An all-in-one destination, where no two places are the same, Indonesia offers a heady combination of culture, shopping, tropical vistas and scuba-diving. It’s also home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, which is why a luxury holiday to Indonesia with Elegant Resorts should be on everyone’s bucket list.

Having ventured to Tanjung Wangi, Kumai and Kepulaunan Bandi, guests will end their cruise journey in the thriving city of Singapore. Once disembarked, guests will be transferred to the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore for a sublime ending to an incredible journey. Relax by the pool, dine at The Line, be pampered with a spa treatment or simply head out to enjoy the exciting city attractions.





Staying at

Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore


Singapore is a city, an island and a country. Its location, at the tip of the Malaysian Peninsula, makes it the true crossroads of Asia. In fact, it's a perfect place to break your journey when travelling on elsewhere in the Far East or Australasia. Shopping is a major attraction in Singapore, with antiques, electrical goods and clothes being excellent buys. Sightseeing opportunities include Chinatown, Arab Street, Little-India and, for panoramic views across Singapore and the southern islands, take the journey up to the top of the Sky Tower. The riverside area is one of the main venues for entertainment, with Boat Quay and Clarke Quay offering an eclectic mix of restaurants, alfresco dining, lively bars and jazz venues.


A vibrant and welcoming city with superb entertainment and endless attractions. Visit Marina Bay, Sentosa, Universal Studios or shop until you drop along Orchard Road.

Staying at

Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore


Boasting impeccable levels of service, grand décor and fifteen acres of ornamental gardens, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore epitomises the very best in luxury living. Guest accommodation is spread over three distinctive wings: the contemporary Tower Wing, the prestigious Valley Wing (the accommodation of choice for discerning travellers, including many celebrities) and the latest addition, the Garden Wing, with its cascading waterfall, Koi Carp ponds and guest rooms featuring décor inspired by their verdant surroundings. Alongside the hotel's four award-winning restaurants, Waterfall Café, at the Garden Wing, offers guests Mediterranean-inspired delights. Additionally, there's complimentary wi-fi throughout, a signature spa, CHI, the Spa at Shangri-La, and a sparkling swimming pool, which is particularly splendid at night when it is illuminated by fibre-optic lighting and graceful fountain displays.

  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:Enjoy the wonderful hospitality offered by Shangri-La
  • Feature:Located close to shopping at the famous Orchard Road
  • Rooms:750 rooms & suites and 127 serviced apartments
  • Location:Singapore
  • Nearest airport:Singapore Airport
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Combining Bali, Borneo and Singapore provides a wonderful opportunity to experience several highlights of Asia within one thrilling journey. From orangutans and vibrant marine life, to ancient treasures and fascinating culture, this is an exciting adventure for wildlife enthusiasts, divers and those seeking a true taste of Asia.


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