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Undiscovered Philippines & Indonesia

DEPARTING FROM:Manila, PhilippinesFINAL DESTINATION:Darwin, Australia

DURATION:15 Days/ 14 NightsREGION:AsiaSHIP:Heritage Adventurer

Explore the undiscovered pristine island paradises of the Philippines and Indonesia  aboard the legendary 140-guest expedition ship Heritage Adventurer.

Lying like pearls scattered across the equator the archipelagos of the Philippines and Indonesia’s undiscovered islands are the postcard definition of paradise where impossibly blue waves gently lap white sand beaches and friendly locals welcome us into their world, where primordial jungles and untouched coral reefs abound with astounding wildlife and myriad adventures await both above and below the water.

In addition to being among some of the most bio-diverse regions on the planet and home to rare and endangered wildlife, these remote tropical outposts boast incredible history, heritage and ancient cultures. Escaping the tourist boom due to their hard-to-reach locations makes them perfect for exploration by expedition ship. Highlights of our Philippines and Indonesia cruises include exploring the ‘Galapagos of Asia’ Sibuyan Island, visiting the ‘Whale Shark Capital of the World’ and swimming with the gentle giants and discovering the ‘eighth wonder of the world’ on Bohol Island.

Discover one of the Philippines best kept secrets on Ticao Island where the towering Catandayagan Falls tumble down sheer stone cliffs into the ocean in a dramatic display of unrestrained nature. Delve into the fascinating history of the Spice Islands at Banda Neira and explore the iconic five-sided Fort Belgica built in 1611 and pending World Heritage Site status as well as the famed palace of the Sultan of Ternate.

At Tojoman Lagoon observe thousands of stingless jellyfish, look for the critically endangered Crested Black Macaque, known for their distinctive pink rumps and jet-black mohawks and the world’s smallest primate the saucer-eyed Tarsier at Bitung, and snorkel pristine coral reefs including “the mother of all living coral reefs”, sample local delicacies and experience thrilling cultural exchanges at villages where traditional life continues unchanged.

Set sail where few have gone before and join us on an authentic expedition as we expedition cruise the untouched beauty of the Philippines and Indonesia’s undiscovered islands by ship and Zodiac on this unforgettable adventure.


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Ship Details

Heritage Adventurer

Heritage Adventurer

Operated by: Heritage Expeditions

Heritage Adventurer is a true pioneering expedition vessel of exceptional pedigree. Often referred to as the 'Grande Dame of Polar Exploration' due to her celebrated history and refined design, she was purpose-built for adventure in 1991 at Finland's Rauma shipyard and specifically designed for Polar exploration.

Setting a peerless standard in authentic expedition travel, Heritage Adventurer (formerly known as MS Hanseatic) combines the highest passenger ship ice-class rating (1A Super) with an impressive history of Polar exploration. Having held records for the most northern and southern Arctic and Antarctic navigations, and for traversing both the Northwest and Northeast Passages, makes Heritage Adventurer perfect for pioneering New Zealand-based Heritage Expeditions signature experiential expedition travel.

Originally designed to accommodate 184 guests, Heritage Adventurer now welcomes just 140 expeditioners ensuring spacious, stylish and comfortable voyages, while a fleet of 14 Zodiacs ensures all guests are able to maximise their expedition adventure. Heritage Adventurer proudly continues our traditions of exceptional, personalised expedition experiences as Heritage Expeditions flagship.

Key Facts

406 Feet / 124 Metres
59 Feet
15 Knots
Passenger Decks
Room Grades

Your cruise price includes:

  • Pre/Post cruise transfers
  • All on board ship accommodation for 13 nights
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily
  • Expedition shore excursions
  • Pre-cruise night of accommodation in Manila.

Your cruise price does not include:

  • All items of a personal nature
  • Laundry 
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • International/domestic flights, visas
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory for this voyage - SAVE 20% when you purchase with your expedition).
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Please note: This cruise is sold in AUD

Images supplied by Heritage Expeditions and are representative only of the types of activities on offer. Photographs used are copyrighted and attributed to: Shutterstock, rayinmanila (flickr), jeffreypioquinto (flickr), David Stanley (flickr), Spencer Wright (flickr), ChoyPictures (flickr).

Please note that this itinerary travels to remote ports and itineraries are subject to change due to whether, the operation of the ship and government regulation. Travellers are  reminded that the itinerary may be altered for any reason and that they should travel with a spirit of adventure.

By completing this booking request you acknowledge that you have read and accept Expedition Cruise Specialists' and Heritage Expeditions' terms and conditions.


Undiscovered Philippines & Indonesia