Derawan Snorkeling and diving tour including sangalaki, kakaban, maratoa
BERAU - DERAWAN ISLAND
Upon arrival at Berau. Drive to Tanjung batu harbor to boarding a boat and cross the Sulawesi Sea to Derawan Island. Check in simple cottage, afternoon possibility for snorkeling or Derawan village sightseeing. Dinner is provided at local restaurant ( D )
DERAWAN - SANGALAKI - KAKABAN
Early in the morning by speed boat to Sangalaki Island which is called the Capital of The Mantas Rays, many kinds of exotic fish could be seen in this area like the Mantas, Napoleons, purple sea horses, tunitates, dwarf scorpion fishes, and not to forget the Coral Sea Garden which is still in tact. Continue to Kakaban Island for snorkeling on the lake with unsting jellyfish .Late afternoon return to Derawan island and in the night we could explore the Turtle bay. Lunch and dinner are served at the local restaurant (B,L,D)
DERAWAN - MARATOA - SANGALAKI
After breakfast, board the boat around 1 hour to Maratoa Island. Upon arrival at Maratoa you could sightseeing around the village to see the local people activity or just snorkeling around the island. Continue board around 45 minutes to Sangalaki for second snorkeling with Manta Rays. Afterwards, back to Derawan island. Free program (you could sightseeing around Derawan village).(B,L,D).
DERAWAN - BERAU - NEXT DESTINATION
After breakfast start our trip cross the sea by speed boat to Berau for your flight to your next destination. (B)
MAPS & AREA
Map view for Derawan, Maratoa, Kakaban island
Balikpapan is international airport could be reach by direct flight from Jakarta, Surabaya, Semarang, Solo, Pangkalan bun and some other airport. Balikpapan is as main gate way beside there 2 other airport gateway : Berau and Tarakan. Please email us for more information or you could book the flight by your own at www.travelana.co.id
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Balikpapan sighseeing and pampang dayak dance 4D
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