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Sabang, Indonesia-port

Sabang is city consisting of an interesting mix of fishing villages and colonial villas across six islands. Adventurous travelers enjoy hiking through the volcanic mountains, while those seeking rest and relaxation will find their place on the pristine beaches, virtually untouched by tourism. Be sure to visit a traditional Acehnese coffee shop and savor the locally grown coffee served along with traditional cakes. Enjoy a fresh fish lunch or the diverse variety of noodles prepared by very friendly locals.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Charming Ride Through the City
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Enchanting Walk
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Weh Island Discovery
    Light Activity /Walking

Charming Ride Through the City

Light Activity /Walking

Duration: 3 3/4 hours

Tour Code: SBG-001

Ride in and around Sabang in a motorized rickshaw, enjoying a unique perspective of the city’s charms, which include an open-air market, colonial architecture and fine beaches.

After departing from the pier in your rickshaw, known as a “becak,” you will soon arrive in Sabang’s energetic downtown. The city’s commerce has revolved around the quay since the late 19th century, and an abundance of shops still line the streets overlooking the Strait of Malacca. Today, fishing and rattan furniture manufacturing drive the economy.

For a revealing glimpse into daily life, you will have the chance to stroll through the bustling Market Place, a collection of shops and stalls offering garden-fresh produce, seafood and meats. Expect the sounds to be lively, the fragrances mesmerizing and the vendors friendly.

Continuing on under a canopy of shade trees along the main street, you will then pass a series of Art Deco and colonial buildings, including the old Sabang Hospital, which was formerly an exclusive Dutch residence. Another architectural landmark awaits you at nearby Pantai Tapak Gajah beach, where you will see a hilltop fortress that the Japanese built during World War II. Today, you can still see remnants of the concrete bunkers and gun emplacements that were dug into the sides of the cliffs

Next, you will make your way to Sumur Tiga, the “Beach of Three Wells,” where you will have time to enjoy the natural beauty and perhaps swim in the sea. Because of its serenity, gorgeous water and shade from towering palms, Sumur Tiga is one of Sabang’s most popular stretches of sand.

Finally, before returning to the pier, you will stop in the city garden, a tranquil retreat of exotic tropical plants that offers scenic views across the harbor.

Please note: This tour includes just over 2 hours of easy to moderate walking, mainly at the guests’ discretion during the stops. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and not considered suitable for those with mobility challenges. Lightweight, neat, conservative dress (arms and legs should be covered); sun cap; sunglasses with head strap; sunscreen; insect repellant; rain poncho; a bottle of water from the ship; leech-proof socks; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Those wishing to swim should bring a swimsuit and a towel from the ship. Guests who take part in any water activities do so at their own risk and responsibility.