James Beard Foundation: Windstar Crew Hometowns: Philippines & Indonesia  Benoa (Denpasar) 2020
Hong Kong
Abundant in outdoor excursions to small ports and uncrowded destinations, this two-week cruise features stops in China, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia. And what better way to experience this lovely region than with the people who know it best – the Windstar crew who hail from the Philippines and Indonesia. Snorkel among colorful fish and vibrant coral off Busuanga Island near Coron. Drift silently among shadowy limestone deposits and sleeping bats in the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park in the Philippines. Observe recuperating orangutans at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center near Sandakan. Uncover the remnants and relics cast off from centuries of Dutch coloialism around Ujung Padang, and discover Fort Rotterdam’s influences on trade and contemporary culture.
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Tour Highlights

  • Find the floating mosque of Makassar that can house 500 people
  • Experience the local culture of the Sasak Native Village on Lombok
  • Venture among the islands in an outrigger and swim in the idyllic crystal waters of Hundred Islands National Park
  • Snorkel or SCUBA dive among well preserved historical WWII Japanese wrecks off Busuanga Island
  • Visit orangutans at the Sepilok Oranguatan Rehabilitation Center in Sandaka, a rescue and rehabilitation center for this endangered species
  • Take a boat trip down the Subterranean River, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located on Palawan and one of the 7 Wonders of Nature
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