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Discover Maluku Kei Island

Duration: 8 Days

Overview

The Kai Islands (also Kei Islands) of Indonesia are a group of islands in the southeastern part of the Maluku Islands, located in the province of Maluku.The Moluccas have been known as the Spice Islands due to regionally specific plants such as nutmeg, mace, and cloves that originally intrigued the European nations of the 16th century.

Though originally Melanesian,[4] many islanders were exterminated in the 17th century during the spice wars, particularly in the Banda Islands. A second influx of Austronesian immigrants began in the early 20th century under the Dutch and continued in the Indonesian era. It's a very untouristy island till now - however, it possesses one of the best beaches with powdery white sand in the world. The snorkelling/ diving experience in Kei is also one of the nicest.

The Kei Islands are a group islands located roughly between Indonesian Papua and Australia. The islands are comprised of two main islands, Kei Besar (literally, “Big Kei”) and Kei Kecil (literally, “Small Kei”), as well as other small islands. Kei Kecil is popular among local Indonesians due to its beautiful and pristine beaches. However, due to its location in the far east of Indonesia, not many people are willing to visit this place. Flight tickets may be expensive and there are no direct flights from the capital city of Jakarta. This a blessing in disguise for people like me who try to avoid places with too many tourists.

Highlights

  • Flight to Kei island,about 2 hours flying. Walking to the Fair bridge to enjoy the sunset
  • Fullday tour drive to Ohoidertawun village 30 minutes from Tual city to visit petroglyphs. Stop at Masbait hill visit jesus statue on the top of the hill with beautiful panorama of kei archipelago. Proceed to Evu waterpool, it was used for the local people drink water,bathing and washing
  • Visit 42 graves of Dutch missionaries killed by Japanese at langgur beach
  • Spend some hours swim, sunbathing at Ngurbloat beach
  • Join the speedboat or K.M Ave Maria cross over more than one hour to Kei besar island located on the north coast of Kei
  • Daftel village see the local inhabitants make the coprain traditional way. Heading to Daftel beach for water recreation
  • By longboat cross over to Banda Ely village. Sightseeing around the place to seethe silvers, irons, plaited mats, ceramics handicraft in some local kind motif made by local inhabitants
  • Next cross over by longboat to Har beach spend some hours relaxing

Itinerary

Arrival at Pattimura Airport, meeting service tthen transfer to your Hotel Mutiara in kota Ambon. Free at leisure

After breakfast, then transfer to Patimura Airport for your flight to Kei island,about 2 hours fying.Arrive Dumatubun airport Langgur then meeting service,transfer to Suita Hotel in Ohoijang for check in. Walking to the Fair bridge to enjoy the sunset.back to hotel Suita forovernight.

Breakfast at hotel, fullday tour drive to Ohoidertawun village 30 minutes from Tual city to visit petroglyphs. Stop at Masbait hill visit jesus statue on thetop of the hill with beautiful panorama of kei archipelago. Proceed to Evu waterpool, it was used for the local people drink water,bathing and washing.Visit 42 graves of Dutch missionaries killed by japanese at langgur beach. Spend some hours swim,sunbathing at Ngurbloat beach.Overnight stay at Anastasia homestay

After breakfast, drive to rhe pier to Joint the speedboat or K.M Ave Maria cross over more then one hour to Kei besar island located on the north coast of Kei.Takes 10 minutes to Elat city for check in at your Homestay/Penginapan Fajar. Continue to Daftel village see the local inhabitants make the coprain traditional way. Heading to Daftel beach for water recreation. Back to Homestay/penginapan Fajar late in the afternoon.

After breakfast, depart great kei to Jamtel village takes 10 minutes, continue the trip by longboat cross over to Banda Ely village for overnight. Sightseeing around the place to seethe silvers, irons, plaited mats, ceramics handicarft in some local kind motif made by local inhabitants. The next crossover by longboat to Har beach spend some hours relaxing. Back to Homestay.

After breakfast, drive to Elat city, crossing by boat return to kei island and proceed to your homestay Anastasia for Barbeque with staple food Enbal program.

Breakfast in early morning, leave homestay to Airport forflight back to Ambon island. Proceed to your Hotel Mutiara in town.

After breakfast, transfer to Airport for your onward flight

More Information

  • Transfers and tours as per the itinerary
  • 7 Nights Stay at simple hotels
  • Full board Meals
  • Aqua and refreshment
  • Entrance Fees, porters and donations
  • Snorkeling Gear
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Any personal expenditure such as phone calls, tipping, etc
  • Return Domestic flight tickets
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks
  • Personal Travel Insurance
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