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Banda Naira is the spice islands - Banda Trips

Banda naira is the only settlement of significant size on any of the Banda Islands, located in the Maluku province of Indonesia. The town is located on the central island of the Bandas group, Banda Neira, the only one of the islands with enough flat space to allow a small town. Located in Banda naira are government offices, stores, a wharf, and almost half of the archipelago's 14,000 population.

Banda naira was once the global center of the trade in nutmeg and mace, as the Bandas Islands were the only source of these valuable spices until the mid-19th century. The modern town was established by members of the Dutch East India Company, who forced out or exterminated most of the native Bandanese in order to exploit this lucrative resource.

Where Is Banda Islands ?

The Banda Islands are a group of ten small volcanic islands in the Banda Sea, about 140km south of Seram island and about 2000km east of Java, and are part of the Indonesian province of Maluku. Ambon is usually the starting point for visitors to the Banda Islands. The Banda Archipelago is a cluster of 13 tiny islets spouting out of the deep Banda Sea. Located only eight hours away south east from Ambon (capital of Maluku Province, Indonesia) on a regular passenger sea liner. While direct flight in a small 18-seats airplane takes about 60 minutes.

Location : South East Asia
Coordinates : 4°35?S 129°55?E / 4.583°S 129.917°E / -4.583; 129.917
Archipelago : Maluku Islands
Area : 180 km²
Country : Indonesia
Demographics Population : 15,000

8 Days / 7 Nights
Banda Naira Tours
Start/Finish: Ambon airport/Banda Naira airport
Tour Code: KNLR-BNAT-8D
Departure: Three times a week

Itinerary:
Wednesday Day 01 : Ambon - Banda
Breakfast at hotel and escort you to Pattimura airport to fly to Banda Neira island at 07.00am. It takes 45 minutes flight, Arrive Banda airport and check in at Hotel. Sightseeing in Banda Naira. Banda is famous because of its spices, beaches, the volcano history and culture. (B, L, D)

Note: Direct flight to Ambon from Jakarta at 05.10 arrival Ambon at 11.55 or transit in Ujung Pandang/Jakarta from Bali. you must be in Ambon on a day prior departure to Banda naira. The flight schedules to Banda Naira three times a weeks every Saturday, Sunday, Monday at 7am and Banda to Ambon 8.20am.

Thursday Day 02 : Banda Besar Tour
Enjoy your typical Banda breakfast at your Hotel. Cross over by boat to Banda Besar island to visit Lonthor village. Walk the historical 360 steps up to the remains of Fort Hollandia. Return by the same route to the beach and by longboat continue to sembayan beach for swimming and snorkeling. Lunch will be served at the beach. Back to Hotel. (B, L, D)

Friday Day 03 : Historical Tour
After breakfast at Hotel, a short walk to Banda local market. Continue to local Museum see the antiques and historical articles. Have a stop at the Dutch old church built in 1852 which have 34 Dutch Graves inside, the Palace of Governor J.P.Coen was built in 1611, the Bronze statue of King Willem III. Back to your Hotel for lunch. Continue the trip visit fort Belgica dated back 1611 and Hatta, Syahrir Resident. Back to Hotel for dinner and overnight. (B, L, D)

Saturday Day 04 : Volcano Island Tour
Hiking to the top of Gunung Api ( Volcano ) 660 meter highest peak of Banda. Start at 05.30 am from the Southside of the volcano and you will reach summit 08.00 am or less. Back to your Hotel. Lunch, dinner and overnight. (B, L, D)

Sunday Day 05: Banda Naira Excursions
Breakfast, tour a nutmeg plantation and visit some fortified ruins built during the Dutch occupation of the islands. Visiting the oldest nutmeg tree, 300 years old which is still producing some fruit and the clove tree which produces a flower, which when dried. (B, L, D)

Monday & Tuesday Day 06 and Day 07: Banda Naira - Sea and Beach Activities
Breakfast, relax on the island of Banda. Free at your own leisure to explore Banda. optional activities is diving at Banda sea (B,L,D).

Wednesday Day 08: Banda Naira Hotel - Ambon - Jakarta/Bali. Tour End, Extension with our trip program
Breakfast, free and easy at hotel until escorting to Banda naira airport to fly to Ambon at 9am by Buana air then connecting to Jakarta or Bali at 13.10 by Batavia Air. (B)

Price: Single traveler: USD 2,999, USD 1,975 per person minimal 2 – 3 persons and USD 1,699 per person minimal 4 – 6 person Up - travel together.

Included:
• All Tours and transportation in Ambon and Banda
• Flights Return Ambon Banda Naira (Air craft capacities 18 seats)
• 7 Nights Banda Maulana hotel based on twin sharing or similar.
• 1 Night finest Ambon Hotel before depart to banda
• All meals (Breakfast 8x, Lunch 7x and Dinner 7x)  in Banda naira
• Local Guide Fee.
• Permit and conservation fee for the park.

Excluded:
- Canoe hire
- Airfare Jakarta Ambon return
- Dinner at hotel Ambon.
- Airport tax
- Alcoholic beverages
- Soft drinks
- Laundry
- Phone calls
- All extra personal expenses that not mentioned on items above.
- Any kind of expenditures incurred due to flight cancellation/delays or due other caused beyond our control.

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