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Cruise Indonesia In the wake of Alfred Wallace
He spent 8 years in the region and the book he wrote about his journey, The Malay Archipelago; The Land of the Orang-utan and the Bird of Paradise, is one of the most
highly regarded scientific travelogues of the nineteenth century.
Explore the Spice and Raja Ampat islands as Wallace did, marvelling at the biodiversity and stunning beauty. Cruising aboard a 24-berth luxury crewed Pinisi and visiting several sites that were important to Wallace’s discoveries.
We will help you find diverse species on land, in the air and at sea including several species of the Bird of Paradise, Golden Birdwing Butterflies and numerous sea creatures. Plus local culture, primary rainforests, geology, conservation projects and relaxation of the highest order.
Accompanying the cruise are three experts. George Beccaloni an entomologist, evolutionary biologist and Wallace expert. George helped devise this itinerary, which has the highest and most authoritative Wallace content
of any Indonesian tour, and visits key places that aren’t on the itineraries of other tours.
The two additional cruise directors, between them cover marine biology, ornithology, marine conservation charities, linguistics and Indonesian
history. All three experts will join the daytime activities, sharing considerable insight into the region’s history, the wildlife you will find and Wallace’s adventures.
For every guest, we will make a contribution to the Wallace Correspondence Project, whose aims are to locate, digitise, catalogue, transcribe, interpret
and publish the surviving correspondence and other manuscripts of this important 19th century scientist.
In partnership with New Scientist, this cruise is limited to 22 guests. 15 guests are required for this tour to run.