More Inspirational Activities
KOMODO NATIONAL PARK INDONESIA: Your own honeymoon boat all to yourself…and search for dragons too!! Sit back, relax and admire the passing scenery as you sail through Komodo National Park in Indonesia, heading for Rinca Island and Komodo Island, home to the mighty Komodo Dragon. During your Komodo Expedition you will trek through the jungle, search for and spot dragons, swim and snorkel in the clear waters near Pink Beach.
This 2 night/3 day package takes you on an amazing voyage:
Day 01: Arrive Labuan Bajo / Board MV Keti boat / Rinca Island / Komodo Dragons / Overnight on board
Day 02: Dragons on Komodo Island / Pink Beach / Snorkelling / Overnight on board
Day 03: Batu Cermin Cave / Departure transfer
You will be on full-board basis on the MV Keti, a sturdy Bugis-style wooden boat, which is ideal for one couple. It is clean and cosy with an air-conditioned cabin and en suite bathroom. Contact us for the detailed itinerary. This is just one of the exciting packages we can offer you as part of your Indonesian journey.
TOUR BY CAMPERVAN: One way to experience New Zealand is touring by campervan. Minimum hire is 7 days and pick up locations are usually Christchurch or Auckland. A 14 day minimum hire is required if picking up in Auckland and dropping off in Christchurch or vice versa. A combination holiday part self-drive by car and part by campervan gives an interesting perspective to the holiday. Different size campervans cater for between 2-6 persons and are well equipped with shower/toilet, LCD/DVD, gas stove, fridge and microwave. It is straightforward to book ahead at the many campsites available and gives one a sense of true independence. No previous experience is required and a detailed handover is given at pick up.
ESALA PERAHERA SRI LANKA: The Esala Perahera in Kandy is one of the oldest and grandest of all Buddhist festivals in Sri Lanka and is renowned as one of the most spectacular religious processions in Asia. It lasts 10 days and features dancers, jugglers, musicians, fire-breathers and lavishly decorated elephants.
The festival dates back to the 4th century AD and celebrates the Tooth Relic, one of Buddhism's most venerated objects. Said to be a tooth from the mouth of the Buddha himself, it was rescued from his funeral pyre in north India and eventually brought to Sri Lanka in the 4th century AD. The Tooth Relic now resides in the Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth), one of Buddhism's most revered pilgrimage sites.
The festival is considered to be one of the most beautiful pageants in Asia with dozens of elephants brightly dressed and decked out with miniature lights accompanied by stilt-walkers and flag-waving retainers. The biggest cheer is reserved for the mighty Maligawa Tusker, the biggest and most brilliantly dressed of the elephants on view. A bright white linen carpet is unfurled before him so that his feet do not touch the ground and during the procession the relic sits within its golden box atop his back.
If you are considering a holiday to Sri Lanka it would be a very good idea to time your visit around this festival.