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Christmas Island Exploration Package

From £2,098.00 per person

based on 2 adults sharing a double or twin room for 7 nights on Christmas Island, 2 nights in Jakarta, and all flights from the U.K. See itinerary for full inclusions.


Christmas Island Exploration Package

Explore all Christmas Island has to offer with our Exploration Package that allows you full freedom to experience Australia’s own ‘Galapagos’.

Maybe you’re visiting to experience the annual crab migration, the whale shark season, the spectacular bird watching, or simply to discover a new destination?  With your own 4 wheel drive you’ll be able to investigate the islands National Park (which covers 63% of the Island), trek to empty beaches, visit the blowholes, or even try a round at one of the worlds more unusual 9 hole golf courses where crabs are counted as a local hazard!

SUMMARY – 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS (8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS on Christmas Island)

•    7 nights in a Superior Ocean View Room at The Sunset
•    7 days 4 Wheel Drive Car Hire
•    Orientation Tour
•    Half Day Tour of Choice
•    Complimentary copy of ‘The Essential Christmas Island’ Guidebook
•    2 nights in Jakarta – 1 pre & post Christmas Island


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Depart UK for Jakarta.

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On arrival you will be met by representatives for the short drive to the Bandara Airport Hotel.

Overnight: Bandara Hotel (Bed & Breakfast)

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Your Garuda Indonesia charter flight departs around midday, so you have time for an early morning swim before the Bandara Airport Hotel staff return you to Jakarta Airport (a mere 15 minutes away).

Your flight to Christmas Island will only take around 50 minutes.

On arrival at Christmas Island Airport, once you are through immigration (a speedy but thorough affair at this rather ’boutique’ airport) your 4×4 hire car will be waiting for you outside the airport.

Rather unusually you will find your car waiting for you with the keys in the ignition, and your name tucked under a windscreen wiper. This is the established way of hiring cars on Christmas Island, where crime is not an issue! Using the map we’ve provided make your way down the largely empty roads to The Sunset. Don’t worry if you get lost, you can ask anyone you see.

It’s worth driving slowly on Christmas Island just in case you come across any crabs, and it’s not uncommon to spot a number of the island’s endemic bird species on the short drive to your hotel.

Overnight: The Sunset, Superior Ocean View Room (Self Catering)

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At leisure.

Overnight: The Sunset, Superior Ocean View Room (Self Catering)

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Orientation Tour

A guided introduction to the islands culture, history and available infrastructure with glimpses into the expansive Christmas Island National Park and its many attributes!

This 2 hour tour (typically taken in the morning) explains many of the places of interest, suitable shopping and eating places, activities that are available during your stay and the history of settlement and development of the island. Start your stay getting the lowdown, an understanding of the layout of the island and a briefing on what activities would be suitable for you.

– Fitness Level Basic ~ minimal leisurely walking
– Duration 2 hours
– Attractions Grotto, Ma Chor Nui Nui Temple, CI Resort, Flying Fish Cove, Tai Jin House, Poon Saan, Recreation Centre
– Includes Refreshments

Overnight: The Sunset, Superior Ocean View Room (Self Catering)

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The wonderful Christmas Island Tourism Association Visitor Information Centre is a short drive (or walk) away and able to assist with planning self-drive tours, advise the opening hours of the shops and restaurants, sell crab and bird related memorabilia, provide internet access or even just offer a smile and friendly face!

Overnight: The Sunset, Superior Ocean View Room (Self Catering)

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Half Day Tour

Take your pick of a half day Nature Tour, a Panoramic Bird Tour or a Dolly & Greta Beach Walking Tour. You can of course pre-book as many as you like (pre-booking is almost essential especially during crab migration season).

Just let us know what day you’d like to book your tour (except for Sundays – the people of Christmas Island like to have a lie in on Sundays!).

Overnight: The Sunset, Superior Ocean View Room (Self Catering)

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At leisure.

Overnight: The Sunset, Superior Ocean View Room (Self Catering)

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Sadly your time in Christmas Island is over. Make your way back to the airport, leaving your 4×4 hire car as you found it (with the keys in the ignition!).

Upon arrival in Jakarta the familiar Bandara Airport Hotel staff will be waiting for you for your brief journey to the hotel.

However, if you are extending your stay in Indonesia (and Bali is but a brief 95 minute flight away!) you can pick up your luggage and check-in for your onward flight.

Overnight: Bandara Airport Hotel (Bed & Breakfast)

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Your onward flight is waiting for you. Most world class airlines fly to Jakarta, so you will have a variety of options, with a number of day flights if you would prefer to arrive back into the U.K this evening.



• Return Flights from London Heathrow / Gatwick / Stansted / Manchester / Birmingham / Glasgow / Newcastle / Edinburgh – Jakarta
• 2 nights in Jakarta (1 night pre / post Christmas Island Trip)
• 7 nights in a Superior Ocean View Room at The Sunset
• 7 days 4 Wheel Drive Car Hire
• Orientation Tour
• Half Day Tour of Choice
• Complimentary copy of ‘The Essential Christmas Island’ Guidebook


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