International flight
Normally, guests travelling from Europe arrive in Singapore on a Boeing 747-400 of Singapore Airlines. After a short stopover in Singapore, you will continue on an Airbus 300 of Silk Air, a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines. Two hours later you will arrive in Balikpapan, the major city in East Kalimantan. On arrival, you will have to apply for a “Visa on Arrival” for US$ 25. Please check your travel agent or the Indonesian embassy in your country for further information

We recommend that you transport all valuable personal belongings (documents, currencies, credit cards and optical masks) in your carry on hand luggage.

National flight
An employee of the local travel agency in Balikpapan welcomes arriving guests and assists them with the transfer to the national departure counter. After a one hour flight over the amazing jungle and mountains of East Kalimantan you will arrive either in Berau or Tarakan. An employee welcomes the guests and transfers them to the nearby jetty for the boat ride to Nabucco Island Resort.

Boat trip
The last stage of your journey is a three hour boat ride along the Berau river, passing villages, plantations, lush jungle and then across the Sulawesi Sea straight to Nabucco. Fishing huts on stilts line the way and after Derewan island there is a good opportunity to see dolphins swimming alongside the boat. After a warm “welcome in paradise” it is time to enjoy a freshly opened coconut and a hearty dinner. Then, it’s off for a well earned sleep to rest up for the diving adventures of the next day.

Arrival via Tawau (Sabah/Malaysia)
There is also the possibility to arrive via Tawau, if you are coming via Malaysia. At the moment, two daily ferries (leaving in the morning) connect Tawau and Tarakan. To avoid an unnecessary overnight stopover in Tawau, be sure to check times and departure schedules personally.

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