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Si Datu Bua
Raja Ampat Islands

The latest addition to the Silolona Sojourns collection, Si Datu Bua is equally as magnificent as her older sister Silolona, the flagship of this extraordinary fleet of black-sailed traditional ships offering unforgettable journeys of exploration throughout south east Asia.

Si Datu Bua is an inspired replica of the famed Indonesian trading vessels known as "Phinisi" - superbly hand crafted from carefully selected raw materials, her 40 metres embodies the spirit and soul of south east Asia. The interior design is drawn from the rich cultural heritage and traditions of the island of Sulawesi with exquisite attention to detail. With two Master Staterooms and one Double Guest Cabin, Datu Bua will take her guests on once in a lifetime journeys throughout Indonesia, encompassing all the romance of the ancient Spice Island Trade Routes that commenced with the famed Banda Islands, home of the once revered and highly-prized nutmeg. From Papua, Raja Ampat and Banda to Sulawesi and the Komodo region, the dedicated crew of 11 will lead you to little known corners of this magnificent archipelago to experience history, culture and the traditions of its people; dive or snorkel the best reefs in the world or simply relax on the gorgeous teak deck shaded by the magnificent black sails whilst you are served the finest wines and delicious Asian fusion cuisine created by the Executive Chef.

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My favourite thing is to go where I've never been.
Diane Arbus

Everything you did for us whilst we were away was hugely appreciated, and Ampersand has been exemplary in every way. I'll always recommend you!
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
Ampersand’s details preparation, attention to detail and interaction before and during our trip show exactly why good travel agents have a role in today’s internet/direct booking age. Shalmali was a delight to work with – before and during our trip.
- Mr David Wallace, North India
We had a wonderful holiday - everything was perfect. Thank you for helping us to make a thoughtful plan to enjoy and make most out of our trip. The places we visited, the guides, the transportation and driver, the hotels selected... Everything was great!
- Jaime Benitez, South India
So many highlights to choose from! The hotels were amazing but Maya Villa was a highlight… I loved just hanging out in the hammock reading my book and watching the peacocks chase the cows!
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
Difficult to articulate just how good the service from you and your team really was. We know you will continue to do well and hope we have the chance to seek your assistance again before long.
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
I had a very lovely time and was looked after splendidly. My first visit to India could not have been better, save for being longer! But I shall return at some point and I shall look to you to make the arrangements.
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
We have been on expensive and luxurious holidays in the past, but the service and communication Ampersand has provided has far exceeded those offered by other agencies.
- Susan Ford, India
Without question, you put together the best trip I have ever taken. We were shown around like visiting dignitaries, the hotels were fantastic and the itinerary was just right. Everybody I know will hear about how amazing Ampersand is!
- Leslie Siben, India

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