Take the path less travelled
8 day itinerary
With unpopulated islands, volcanic crater lakes, unique cultures and incredible scenery, Indonesia is a charter destination like no other. An area only explorable by boat, in many anchorages, your yacht is likely to be the only sign of civilisation for miles around. Explore our full YPI Indonesia charter itinerary over 8 days.
Arrive in Bima on a short flight from Bali and board your charter yacht ready for an unforgettable week. Take in the views or enjoy a massage on deck as your yacht makes its way from the island to a secluded cove in Pulau Sangeang surrounded by stunning ocean vistas. Snorkel in hot bubbles coming off the reef — it’s like swimming in a glass of Champagne. Then enjoy real Champagne and canapés as the sun sets.
As you set out for Banta, pass Sangeang Api, one of this region’s most active volcanoes, often seen flowing with lava. There is life beneath the water too, as an inflow of cold water from the north attracts big pelagics to this scuba-friendly channel: look out for sharks, manta rays and dolphins.
The world’s largest lizard lies in wait at Komodo. Growing to 3 metres and feeding on everything from horses to water buffalo, these intriguing and highly protected creatures can be spotted during a morning walk in the Komodo National Park before returning to the yacht for lunch. In the afternoon, walk along Pink Beach, whose unusual colour is formed by an exotic combination of white and red sand.
On Sumba, nearly 200 species of birds can be seen, including some found nowhere else in the world. Look through your binoculars for the Sumba Boobook Owl, the Red-Naped Fruit Dove and the Apricot-Breasted Sunbird. Surfers can spend the day riding 10ft waves at Tarimbay Bay, where the action peaks from June through September.
Sail to Sumbawa and head into Wera village to see traditional wooden phinisi sailing boats being built. Many of the ritual events of old ways are still performed on this island such as water buffalo racing. Visit here for a truly authentic experience of local culture.
Southern Komodo Island
WORLD CLASS DIVING
The southern dive sites of Komodo National Park feature colourful coral alive with countless species of fish. In-the-know underwater enthusiasts can head to Manta Alley and Rainbow Reef to enjoy a morning dive followed by snorkelling, or an action-packed day of multiple dives.
DRAGONS IN THE WILD
Smaller and less-travelled than Komodo, Rinca offers another chance to spot the Komodo dragon in its natural habitat. Your yacht’s crew can arrange for a guide to explore the trails. Alternatively, enjoy one last day of your holiday in the sea and the island’s excellent snorkelling and diving sites.
Enjoy a refreshing morning of snorkelling or swimming before your return flight from Labuhan Bajo Airport to Bali, where you can indulge in an afternoon massage or Ubud’s buzzing market.