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      10 -20 Aug 2021 10 days from $6,790 – including flights.

      Single Sup available for an extra $975.

      Join us on our private escorted group departure, using an itinerary designed by local experts, to make the most of your valuable holiday time.

      Using Virgin Airlines (price includes flights) we will spend 7 days on Christmas Island, snorkelling, wildlife spotting and exploring the jungle before flying to the Cocos Keeling Islands for 3 nights where we will snorkel in the warm, pristine waters, explore the islands of the  archipelago and relax in the Cocos Beach resort.

      Located just South of Indonesia, your Christmas Island holiday destination is just a short flight from Perth. With dense jungles, beautiful sandy beaches and crystalline blue waters, Christmas Island is a tropical paradise. The most famous of Christmas Island’s tourist attractions is the unique annual red crab migration which occurs every year between the months of October and January. Truly a sight to behold, millions of these crabs make their way from the depths of the jungle down to the ocean to spawn, creating a spectacle that is rightfully one of nature’s greatest events.

      As well as the annual crab migration, there are plenty of opportunities to spot unique wildlife all year round. A haven for bird-watchers, Christmas Island has an abundance of lookouts perfect to spot frigatebirds, boobies and the golden bosun, amongst others.

      Down in the crystal clear waters that offer comfortable year-round temperatures of 27⁰C, things get even more spectacular with brightly coloured fish darting amongst the pristine coral reefs. Snorkelling and scuba diving is breath-taking at any time of the year, and spinner dolphins and even whale sharks can be spotted between November and April.

      If you like beaches, one of the best places to visit in Cocos Keeling Islands is Direction Island. Easily accessible by ferry, Direction Island is home to Cossies Beach which has been voted as number one in the 101 Best Australian Beaches!

      With 27 islands to choose from, it is no wonder that some of the top Cocos Island tourist attractions include various water sports such as kite surfing, wind surfing and of course traditional surfing. Even at the busiest times of the year the islands never become crowded which allow you plenty of room to learn the ropes, hone your skills and perfect your technique. You can also hire kayaks and stand up paddle boards, or get below the water to experience the phenomenal snorkelling on both coral reefs and wrecks which are brimming full of brightly coloured tropical fish. If you’d rather catch and eat your fish instead, the Cocos Keeling Islands also offer excellent fishing for bonefish, trevally, sailfish and tuna off the beach, jetty and boat.

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      Start Date End Date
      10 Aug 21 20 Aug 21

      Itinerary

      10-17 AUG 2021

      Virgin Australia VA1909 Departing Perth at 12:30

      Arriving Christmas Island at 15:20:

      On arrive into Christmas Island, you will be met at the airport and taken to your accommodation Once you have settled in there will be an Island Briefing.

      For dinner enjoy a Beach BBQ at Flying Fish Cove. BBQ included – BYO alcohol (will stop at mini-market for people to purchase drinks and other snacks they might like for the week). Then return to the hotel. (D)

      Overnight The Sunset (JUN) VQ3 Lodge (DEC)

      11 AUG 2021

      The morning will start with a Continental Breakfast at the Hotel

      We will then take our Christmas Island Orientation Tour where you will discover the local history, culture and be taken to places of interest. We will then stop for lunch at the Local Café.

      After a nice lunch break we will then take in some breathtaking views as we trek into Golf Course Lookout. You will need good mobility for this. It is a short walk but there is a steep descent/ascension). This will be a fantastic opportunity for seabird spotting as red-footed boobies, frigate birds and golden bosuns glide overhead the picturesque cliff tops. You will then return to the hotel and get ready for dinner at the local restaurant. (BLD)

      Overnight The Sunset (JUN) VQ3 Lodge (DEC)

      12 AUG 2021

      Enjoy the start to a new day with a Continental breakfast at Hotel.

      We are heading off to Lily & Ethel beaches this morning. Take a swim or a walk along the boardwalk between the 2 beaches to view the birds nesting on the cliffs overlooking the ocean. Lunch will be a picnic at Lily Beach before returning to town for some rest and relaxation time. Dinner will be at a local restaurant (BLD)

      Overnight The Sunset (JUN) VQ3 Lodge (DEC)

      13 AUG 2021

      Start the relaxing day with a Cooked breakfast at VQ3 Lodge. Take your time as you have all morning to laze around your hotel and do things at your leisure. We will all meet up and head to a local café for lunch. Then it is off to visit Lizard Lodge where you will learn all about the reptile conservation program. From there we will visit the Orphaned Bird feeding program where you will have a rare chance to watch volunteers feed rescued Christmas Island birds and learn about the rehabilitation project. Return to the hotel for a rest before dinner at a local restaurant (BLD)

      Overnight The Sunset (JUN) VQ3 Lodge (DEC)

      14 AUG 2021

      Enjoy a Continental breakfast at Hotel before we set off for a walking tour into Hugh’s Dale Waterfall. One of the only places on the island with flowing water all year round, these rainforested wetlands are home to mighty Tahitian chestnut trees, blue crabs and an array of rare and endemic species. The Hughs Dale track is a raised boardwalk that leads to a permanent waterfall in the rainforest. (good mobility and some endurance required). We will stop for morning tea along the way. Further into the day we will have a picnic lunch before returning to the hotel for some rest and relaxation. Dinner will be at a local restaurant. (BLD)

      Overnight The Sunset (JUN) VQ3 Lodge (DEC)

      15 AUG 2021

      Start the day with a Continental breakfast at hotel. We are off to the Blowholes today where you can walk through towering rainforest and watch seawater rocketing high into the air. Lunch will be a delicious fish lunch served at Flying Fish Cove. With coral reefs surrounding the Island, and an abundance of fish and coral to see, just a few metres from the shore, you will have the time of your life on the 2 hour snorkelling boat trip. Return to the hotel for relaxation before dinner at a local restaurant. You can then enjoy the Outdoor Cinema for a $5 donation (subject to being open) (BLD)

      Overnight The Sunset (JUN) VQ3 Lodge (DEC)

      16 AUG 2021

      Rise and Shine for your Continental breakfast at Hotel. After breakfast head off to Dolly & Greta Beaches. Dolly is one of the prettiest and most secluded beaches on the island. Walk through the rainforest along a boardwalk for approx. 2 km’s. You will come to a sandy beach surrounded by overhanging coconut palms and shallow rock pools. Marine turtles nest at both Dolly & Greta beaches so you are bound to come across some on your visit. Morning tea will be provided. You will return to the township for a picnic lunch before heading back to the hotel for relaxation or whatever you decide to do. Being the last night we will all come back together for a farewell dinner. (BLD)

      Overnight The Sunset (JUN) VQ3 Lodge (DEC)

      17 AUG 2021

      Last morning for a Cooked breakfast at Hotel. Have a relaxing morning before packing and checking out of the hotel. Time for any last minute shopping or souvenir hunting. Lunch will be provided at a local café before returning to the airport for your flight onto Cocos Islands.

      Virgin Australia VA1918

      Departing Christmas Island at 16:05 Arriving Cocos Islands at 17:10

      On arrive into Cocos Islands, you will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel. Dinner on your first night will be at Salty’s. (BLD)

      Overnight Cocos Beach Resort

      18 AUG 2021

      Enjoy breakfast and depart early on the ferry from West Island to Home Island. Tour Home Island and visit The Museum and delve into the fascinating history of Cocos. Then onto the picturesque cemetery located towards the north of the island. Here you can enjoy the amazing views of Prison Island and Direction Island. Return by ferry to West Island then onto the Big Barge Art Centre and clam farm. The colourful barge hosts and sells a unique collection of local art including paintings, photo canvases, textiles, carvings and jewellery. A light lunch will be served here before heading back to the hotel to get changed for the afternoon Motorised Canoe Tour at 1pm. Explore the pristine waters of the Southern Atoll and enjoy a swim or snorkel and while looking out for numerous birds, turtles or crabs. Drinks and Nibbles will be provided. Head back to the hotel to get ready for dinner at House 20 (BLD)

      Overnight Cocos Beach Resort

      19 AUG 2021

      An early start to catch the ferry to Direction Island where we will have breakfast on the beach. Have a relaxing morning swimming and snorkelling the waters surrounding Direction Island offering as spectacular array of colourful reef fish and beautiful coral formations. Get ready for a historical walk along the Direction Island Heritage Trail where you will learn the fascinating history of Direction Island as you pass by interpretive panels telling its story. We will follow up with lunch before a final swim/snorkel, then catch the ferry back to West Island. On arrival we will explore hidden spots, learn more about the history and unknown stories as we do a tour of West Island. The evening will be a wonderful experience with a Malay cooking class at Saltmakers café which will be followed by dinner (BLD)

      Overnight Cocos Beach Resort

      20 AUG 2021

      The final morning has arrived and it is time to pack your bags as you will be saying farewell to the Islands today. Breakfast will be at Saltly’s at your own expense this morning. Take in any last minute shopping before heading to the airport for your flight home.

      Virgin Australia VA1917 Departing Cocos Islands at 11:50 Arriving Christmas Island at 13:55

      Virgin Australia VA1912

      Departing Christmas Island at 14:40 Arriving Perth at 19:15

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      Group Size: 16

      Start: 10 Aug 21

      End: 20 Aug 21

      Duration: 11 days

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