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Spice Islands Tours

Tour the Spice Islands. Discover the Moluccas on the luxuriously appointed Ombak Putih (‘White Wave’), based on a traditional Indonesian sail trader. These are the original Spice Islands, a chain of largely volcanic islands stretching across the Equator in the eastern Indonesian archipelago – exotic, remote and unspoiled yet historically significant.

“Clothed in mystery and lost in uncharted seas, the Spice Islands of the early sixteenth century tantalized European imagination to the point of obsession. As the only place on Earth where grew the “holy trinity” of spices – cloves, nutmeg, and mace – these minuscule islands quickly became a wellspring of international intrigue and personal fortune, occasioning the rise and fall of nations across the globe.”

Charles Corn, The Scents of Eden: A History of the Spice Trade.