This is a combination tour package to Maluku / Moluccas, from Tour package 2LJ3 and Tour package 3LO. This tour package takes at least one week, and will pass through two main islands in the Moluccas (Ambon island and Seram island), and also added with a vacation to the island of 3 (three small islands) situated between the islands of Ambon and Seram island. The journey to the land of the Kings on the west coast to the north of the island of Ambon, known as Jazirah Leihitu, then cross over to the island 3 on day 2 of this tour. In the course of this tour we will enjoy a blend of the beauty of the west coast of the island of Ambon with seaside and forest shades in between, as well as passing through the village which has a few tourist spots, like unique stone beach, view from the top of the Mount, the river is very clear with Morea / Giant Eels, Waterfall, crossing to 3 islands, Trekking towards natural dam until traveled to the historical heritage of the past which consists of Moluccan culture and history as well as the Dutch abandoned since the colonial era.
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The tour will continue to the island of Seram to reach Ora Beach. Ora beach is a hidden paradise as has been said by those who've been, it has made Ora Beach as a favorite tourist destination to the Moluccas today, both for local and foreign tourists. Vacation at Ora beach, and enjoy the beauty of the natural surroundings, as well as underwater nature, will give a sensation of calm and relaxing holiday. Ora beach as a tourist destination to the Moluccas can be categorized as an eco tourism or nature tourism. Way to the beach Ora very far, from the International Airport Pattimura, Ambon (as the gateway to the Moluccas by air), but the journey there can be an unforgettable experience with this tour program, and if it had been up to Ora Beach, you can bet it all paid. Enjoy your holidays in good Ora Beach not pass the opportunity to dive / snorkel, because the coral reef beach Ora is one of the most beautiful coral expanse ever, combined with a variety of marine life that makes it an experience that not only refresh the eyes, but unforgettable. Ora is located in the northern coast of the island of Seram, in the village area Saleman, Maluku, Indonesia.
Tour starts from Laha village (Regional Airport Ambon Pattimura), Laha is a tourist village, especially for snorkeling / scuba diving (Muck Diving), is one of the tourist sites with the habitat of marine life that is very unique and special, many fish species that are not found The rest of the world is here. Approximately thousands of foreign tourists visiting each year to Laha, for snorkeling / scuba diving. Most of them just enjoy the holiday, and others are also doing research on the marine life, or just take a picture published in a magazine for diving, as well as other professional purposes. In Laha we also can enjoy a panoramic view of the bay of Ambon in the day or night, which passed by vessels of various types and sizes that come from outside or heading out to the island of Ambon.
Other spots on this tour package is Alang village, the view from the top of the hill village can clearly see the fusion between the houses, beaches and woods behind it is an interesting spot is located right on the western tip of the island of Ambon. After the village of Alang, we headed for the next spot located on Wakasihu Village area, where there are beaches that resemble Garden rock, the location is very quiet and relaxing, after passing through a rock garden spot, we will pass through the village of Wakasihu, this village is located at coast of the island of Ambon, which has a small rocky island called "Batu Suanggi/Suanggi Rock", if the sea water in a state of low tide, we can walk to get there is a distance of approximately 100 meters from the beach.
Right next to the village of Wakasihu we will see Larike village, the village is famous into world with the natural habitat of the "Morea" or giant eels, which live naturally in rivers, eels are not eaten by the local community because it is considered sacred by them, eel whose numbers up hundreds were living naturally along the clear river, proliferate under the river rocks, and fed fish by locals and tourists who come to visit to see and play around with the giant eels, eel is very docile, to some people tried to lift his body despite the slippery often makes them were lifted hassles.
Once finished playing with Morea (Giant eel), we will continue the journey, and on the way out of the village Larike, we will see and stop for a moment in the "Sail Rock / Batu Layar", 2 pieces of stone as high as approximately 5 meters located on the edge of the beach, which when seen from a distance is like sail ship. Having passed "Batu Layar", we will stop for a moment at the top of the mountain, while looking at the panoramic view of the village, the bay and the three small islands, which we are will cross with boat to there on day 2.
3 island beach
Play with friend
Boat, 3 island
Fish barbeque, 3 island
Testimonial 3 island
On the second day of this tour, we will go to 3 island, crossing on the morning by boat. We can enjoy the panoramic view of the island, white sand beaches and coral reefs are still very natural, clear water allows us to Snorkeling, Fishing, Spearfishing or take a picture. We will have lunch with grilled fish catches directly on the island, fresh grilled fish served on the seaside on the white sand with a variety of other additional menus, fresh coconut will be presented in this lunch also, after lunch we can relax on the beach or can walk around the island. If lucky in the crossing to the island or when returning from 3 island, we will see a herd of dolphins passing between 3 islands and the Ambon island. Visit 3 island can be done also with tour package2LJ3
Next we headed to Waterfall is located in Ureng village, has a height of approximately 20 meters and have a very extensive bathing pool, which can provide an option for visitors to swim,
waterfall rock climbing or jumping from the top of the ridge, trip to get there reached by walk from the car park the vehicle for about 30 minutes,
and in this package we will have lunch under the Waterfall, after lunch, swim, jump or relax during necessary.
In the afternoon after the Waterfall, we will enjoy the sunset in front of the island 3, and then continue the journey.
Other spots are a natural dam, former Dam Waela, Negeri Lima village, which in 2013 pours water from the dam is broken and destroyed thousands of homes, we will see immediately the former settlements that have been replaced with large rocks from the river flow. The journey to Waela that can be reached by passing down a river or hills, both have their respective advantages in terms of scenery and have fun.
Natural Dam Waela
View on the road
Old Mosque Wapaue
Church of Amsterdam
From Negeri Lima village, we will go to Hila Kaitetu village, to visit other tourist attractions, the Old Mosque Wapaue (over 100 years) whose architecture is still the same as before, and visit the Church of Amsterdam (Dutch heritage architecture church also still as in the days of the Netherlands), and the last one in the village is Benteng Amsterdam (one relic of the Dutch VOC). Tours to Batu Kapal (Rock ship) in Hatu village, to see the beaches and unique natural stone can be added on this tour package.
Ora Resort from Air
Front of "Kamar Laut"
Together in Ora
at Ora bridge
Ora Resort from Air
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Trip continues towards to Ora beach, which is located in the North Island of Seram, very far from Ambon island, Trip to there is currently only via Sea (from Ambon to Seram Island) and then by land road (on the southern island of Seram, to the north of the island of Seram). From the village of Laha, directly to the village Liang to cross with Fery. After arriving at the island of Seram, we will drive to the village of Saleman approximately 2-4 hours (normally we would be there about the afternoon or evening). For that we will have lunch at one of the restaurants on the island of Seram, and then continue the journey.
This trip will be a pleasant trip and refreshes the eye, because the surrounding scenery very natural, especially for you who daily live in urban areas. But it is unfortunate, because not everyone who vacation to Ora beach can experience and feel it, usually because they are asleep while in traveling, or because the driver of the car think to not need to inform passengers, and just focus on the goal, maybe this is differences between has not had a guide with a guide, in any vacation trip. In this tour program, we have a mission to make the journey to Maluku more valuable and can be an unforgettable holiday experience for our guest.
Landing on Ora Beach
Around Ora Beach
Relax on Homestay
Evenening time, Homestay
Before we reached the village of Saleman, we will pass through the road that divides the island of Seram South side to the North side of the island of Seram, penetrate jungles winding but has good paved road, then we will come out of the jungle, right at the top of the hill overlooking the bay Ora with a cluster of surrounding mountains, we will pause to enjoy this scenery. From the top of the hill we will go down to the village Saleman within less than 5 minutes, right at the bottom of the hill, and on the edge of a quiet beach with views that can cure all exhausted by this long journey. Relax on the beach Saleman, and drinking afternoon tea while watching the panorama of the bay Ora from a distance, it can cause a sense of curiosity will be how feelings, if it has reached the Ora Beach later, because in Saleman itself can be said is very natural.
Basically we can decide to go to the beach directly if staying at Ora Beach Resort, but the landscape is not as good as when crossing in the morning, for that we usually spend the night in Saleman and the next morning after breakfast, we crossed over to Ora Beach, this is the best time to cross Ora beach, incredible views, panoramic quiet bay, mountains towering behind Ora beach, mountains can be said as a buffer Ora (the mountain is located in Sawai village, and the village of Saleman, so-called mountain SS = Sawai Saleman). This crossing also, usually become the best moment for the first time on vacation to the beach Ora, some of us probably will say in mind "Finally ...I'm here now on this little paradise ...", "thanks GOD I'm here","Wow ....", or also "hmmmm ..." and a million other sentences, but that experience, even for the author himself :D.
It looks like some of those who have never been to Ora and hear the phrase "Crossing to Ora", would have to assume that Ora is an island, it was evident from the many keyword "Ora Island", in a search on Google, then from that we might as well straighten, that actually is not a separate island of Seram, but Ora Beach is located on the island of Seram, Saleman village, and because there is no land route leading to the beach Ora, then the only way to Ora Beach is crossed with powerboat / Speadboat / Katinting.
Evening on Homestay
Homestay from sea
Saleman from hill
Trekking to hill
Another thing to note is the electricity (not the electrical lines coming into Ora Beach, then they are still using a Generators, as a supplier of electricity, and only turned on at night, from 6:00 pm until 6:00 am), then it is advisable to bring extra camera batteries or POWERBANK. Internet connection can still be accessed via Telkosmel Provider. Bring protective suits / Jacket in anticipation of the cold at night or during the day when it rains.
The absence of settlements in ora beach in addition of "Ora Beach Resort", making the atmosphere at Ora more natural and quiet, that's makes some people say it as a hidden paradise. Do not forget to bring your camera, and take good underwater camera as well, such as SJ4000 or GoPro, because the underwater scenery is more beautiful than the one above, can be said to be like watching the Discovery Channel HD Underwater series, but at the Ora "more than HD" and live with the fishes, turtles etc. Be sure to inform guide, to lead you snorkeling on that area, because not many people know this area, except Team of iLMi Tour guide.
In this tour you can make a selection from some type of program or condition to enjoy your holiday with us in Maluku, you can determine the type of transport,
both adventure series with a motorbike (touring) or just sit back in the car during the trip. Also for Accommodation is, between Resort, Lodge and "iLMi Homestay" group.
You can also combine the three accommodation, of course there is a price difference between the options above.
One last thing about travel to Maluku you need to know is the Moluccas has become a favorite tourist destination for the region of eastern Indonesia, where tourists visiting increasing every year, while Infrastructure Hospitality, Lodge and Resort is not proportional to the number of local and foreign tourists who come, especially in the holiday period, this led to some of the travelers sometimes have to choose other alternatives, such as the Guest House and Homestay, for it if you are planning a vacation to the Moluccas, it is advisable to book travel packages to Maluku long ago, so everything will be ready when vacation time comes.
A variety of options that can be seen below on the cost of the tour.
Determine your choice and let We lead you on a holiday experience that might be memorable in the history of your life.
See You in Maluku :)
iLMi Tour Team
** The tour can be done with the motorbike, car or even bus (minimum 20 people for the bus).
** Food and drink is HALAL
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