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A typ­i­cal itin­er­ary for a five-night cruise on the Amandira would in­clude:

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Day 1: Dive, kayak or snorkle around the reefs sur­round­ing Sa­tonda Is­land.

Day 2: Wake up to the reefs of Batu Mon­cho Bay for manta ray- and dol­phinspot­ting, snorkelling and wake­board­ing.

Day 3: Sail the vi­brant wa­ters of Gili Lawa Laut for more snorkelling, div­ing and cham­pagne sun­set chas­ing.

Day 4: Take an ex­pert-led trek to find Ko­modo drag­ons, then cruise to Wainilu Is­land, north of Rinca, for an af­ter­noon dive and a star­lit bar­be­cue on the beach. Day 5: Dis­cover more Ko­modo drag­ons, wa­ter buffalo, horses and mon­keys on Rinca Is­land.

Day 6: Ex­plore Sabayor’s mul­ti­coloured reefs teem­ing with trop­i­cal fish.

The Amandira ac­com­mo­dates up to three cou­ples or a fam­ily of 10 and can be char­tered in tan­dem with the coastal cruiser Amanikan, which has three lux­u­ri­ous above-deck cab­ins. The ex­pe­ri­ence in­cludes a pri­vate chef and a mas­sage ther­a­pist on board. Guests can opt to per­son­alise their itin­er­ary for trips around Ko­modo National Park or the Raja Am­pat ar­chi­pel­ago, which will also come with two nights’ stay in “ocean tents” at Aman­wana (pic­tured), a lux­ury tented wilder­ness hide­away on Moyo Is­land that of­fers beach ac­tiv­i­ties, div­ing, sail­ing, yoga and holis­tic ther­a­pies, as well as a water­fall ex­cur­sion. For more de­tails, go to aman­wana.com.

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