Land Excursions

Land Excursions


Need a break from the endless marine vistas? Whenever you feel the need to step on land and enjoy the sand between your toes, our crew is on hand to transport you by tender to the shore, any time you wish. Where ever you choose to cruise in Indonesia, there’s plenty to see, do, and explore! Our experienced crew knows the best spots for stunning views, spotting incredible wildlife and birdlife, cultural villages, and pristine beaches. No matter what land excursion you want to enjoy, we are here to ensure you have the best experience possible.


Land Excursions from El Aleph

There is an incredible array of land excursions available. There is no shortage of pristine, jungle-rimmed white sand beaches where you can relax, build sand-castles, dip in the sea, explore, play football with our crew, or just sip drinks in the shade. Beaches also give us the opportunity to wow you with one of our memorable beach BBQs with a bonfire under the stars. Combined with an exquisite barbeque dining experience is traditional Indonesian musical entertainment provided by our crew (who can, on occasion, also manage “Hotel California”…!)

For cultural experiences, you can explore the traditional Papuan villages of Raja Ampat, Alor, or the islands of Komodo and the surrounding regions. It’s a fascinating step back in time as you observe the daily lives, practices and traditions of these remote island communities.

More active land excursions are endless too; swimming through  cave archways into breathtaking underwater caverns with cathedral ceilings, trekking to the rim of one of Indonesia’s many volcanos (including some active ones), or enjoying a close but safe encounter with the fearsome Komodo dragons (aboard our dinghy off Rinca Island).

For those who have an interest in nature, wildlife, and bird life, Indonesia is a nature lovers’ paradise. We can offer world-class bird-watching, from the endless array of marine birds to the elusive Birds of Paradise, deep in the Papuan forest. Depending on the region you choose to cruise there are wild monkeys, huge monitor lizards, cuscus bears, and a staggering amount of butterflies and amphibian critters!


Land Excursions in Papua New Guinea

For those who choose to cruise Papua New Guinea with us, there are some exceptional opportunities to visit some of the tribal villages that exist today in the same way they have done for generations. Living off the land, just as their ancestors did, these are incredibly special experiences for the few that have the opportunity. For all cruising destinations, our crew is able to offer you suggested land excursions to ensure you see the highlights of the area.


If you have a taste for adventure and don’t want to compromise on the finer things in life, then a bespoke cruise onboard el Aleph guarantees exemplary service, luxurious and spacious cabins, privacy, and of course – an incredible adventure from start to finish.

For reservations or enquiries, please contact us using our contact form –  or email us at; and we will promptly reply.

Please note that we are not a yacht agency — your enquiry will be addressed directly by el Aleph’s owner. All of our charters and land excursions are custom designed to suit your tastes and interests. For your comfort and privacy, we accept bookings for full boat charter only — not by the cabin.