All aboard Le Lapérouse for a cruise designed to explore eastern Indonesia, Timor-Leste, and the Kimberley region of Australia, including an observation of the 2023 total eclipse of the sun.
Setting sail from fabled Bali, your expedition begins with two days of swimming, snorkelling and hiking in Komodo National Park. A day at sea brings you to the northern coast of Timor-Leste, where your time is split between discovering the history and culture of this recently independent country in the capital city of Dili and enjoying the white sand beaches, music and crafts of the small villages that dot the coast east of Baucau.
Heading south across the Timor Sea, you arrive in Wyndham, Western Australia, the gateway to the Kimberley region. Devote three days to the exploration of this great wilderness area, including a tour of King George River and a sampling of the aboriginal rock art of Swift Bay. You will also have the opportunity to cruise the Ord River, fly over the fascinating Bungle Bungle mountains, or explore one of the world's last remaining frontiers in El Questro.
Next comes the centrepiece of your expedition, as Le Lapérouse sails back into the Timor Sea to take up a position in the path of totality of the solar eclipse, which will last for more than three hours from late morning to early afternoon on April 20. Returning to the Kimberley, you'll enjoy three more days of exploration, including the world-famous Montgomery Reef, revealed each day by massive tides, the 'Horizontal Falls' of Talbot Bay and the rich wildlife region of the Lacepede Islands. Your voyage ends in the picturesque resort town of Broome in Western Australia.
Valid for travel 09 April 2023