- Visiting Komodo Island, home of the Komodo Dragon
- Swimming or snorkeling in the tropical Indonesian waters
- Spending a night on a boat travelling between islands
This tour offers the opportunity to learn more about the iconic Komodo dragon by paying a visit to its native home. Beautiful beaches, mysterious caves and the ability to witness an array of wildlife species round this enjoyable 4-day expedition.
You’ll arrive at Labuan Bajo Airport and will be met by a member of staff before being transferred to your hotel. Time permitting, your afternoon may see you heading to the Batu Cermin Cave (‘Mirror Cave’), home to many stalactites, stalagmites, and fascinating fossils (corals, turtles and tortoises can all be found preserved in the walls of the cave). Lunch is provided, and after the tour, you will be transferred back to the hotel for the night. Rest up – tomorrow will be a busy day!
Komodo National Park consists of a number of interesting islands, and after breakfast, you’ll head out to visit one of the larger of these tropical paradises: Rinca Island. Home to an array of wildlife species, you may be able to spot species such as water buffalo and monkeys roaming across the island – though the Komodo dragons themselves are the main attraction! After enjoying an island trek, you might want to cool off, so take a dip in the waters around the island. Jump aboard the boat in the afternoon to enjoy lunch before sailing over to Komodo Island. Enjoy dinner before spending the night on the boat.
After a night spent aboard the boat, you’ll follow a trail to Banunggulung, a former feeding ground and an ideal place to witness the Komodo dragons. If there’s time, you may also pay a visit to the Komodo Nature Park museum before re-boarding the boat back to Labuan Bajo, stopping off at the beautiful Pantai Merah on the way. Known for its pink beaches, Pantai Merah is also popular due to its stunning coral gardens – so why not attempt a spot of snorkelling? You’ll have lunch back aboard the boat to continue your journey, but there’s still time for one last stop-off at one of the several occupied islands in the area. This is a great opportunity to learn a little about the seafaring tribes who call the islands home. As the day draws to a close, you’ll arrive back at Labuan Bajo for a good night’s sleep at the hotel.
Arise in time for a tasty breakfast before being transferred back to Labuan Bajo Airport before your onward travel plans or return flight home.
Dates, Availability & Price
To secure a place on this tour, a deposit of $245 is required at the time of booking, with the remaining balance due any time up to 60 days prior to your start date.
Please note this is a private tour and the price is based on a minimum of 2 people joining together. If you would like to join this tour as a solo traveller, there is an additional single supplement fee of $599.
Tour Comfort: Comfortable
This tour has been categorised as 'Comfortable'. This is based on the modes of transport used, the comfort level of accommodation and any modern facilities that they have to offer. In terms of comparison, this level of travel would be similar to that of a 3-star status.
Night 1 & 3 :
This spectacular hotel is set over five floors in a spacious tropical garden. Drawing on typical Indonesian influences, the Bintang Flores exudes local style and charm and pairs them with modern conveniences. You’ll be able to jump into the large pool or relax on the private sandy beach - the choice is yours! The rooms in the hotel have all of the facilities necessary for an unforgettable stay, with TV’s, safety deposit boxes, and individual air conditioning.
Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend the night on a boat sailing through the waters of the Komodo National Park. After a day spent exploring, rest up in the shared bedroom aboard the boat. While onboard, take in the beauty of nature in this incredible part of the world.
Tailor My Tour
You will need to arrive into Labuan Bajo by 11am on your start date as there is a trip to the Batu Cermin Cave in the afternoon. If you are unable to arrive in the morning, we recommend arriving the day before and booking an additional night in Labuan Bajo. We are able to book extra accommodation for you if needed.
If you would like help booking your flights, please visit our flights page and fill out the form. A member of our team will get back in touch as soon as possible with a suitable quote.
To join this tour, you will need a tourist visa which you can get on arrival into Indonesia. The cost of this visa is approximately US$35.
If you plan to stay in Indonesia for longer than 30 days, you can get a 30-day tourist visa on arrival and then extend your visa for a further 30 days by taking a trip to an embassy while in-country. Alternatively, it is possible to arrange a 60-day social/cultural visa in advance of your arrival and we can provide you with the correct documents to support your application.
We advise that you speak to the embassy in your country to see if there are any requirements for travel. Please note that your passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from your date of entry into Indonesia.
MEALS AND BEVERAGES
The meals you will receive on the tour will typically vary between a mixture of Chinese cuisine and more traditional local dishes. Most dietary requirements can be catered for but please let us know of any when booking.
What's included in the price of the tour?
- Airport transfers
- Air-conditioned land transport
- An English speaking guide
- Most meals (lunch on day 1, all meals on day 2, breakfast and lunch on day 3 and breakfast on day 4)
- Transfers on a private traditional wooden boat to Komodo and Rinca Island
- Entrance fees to Komodo National Park
- Snorkelling equipment during boat trips
What's not included?
- Beverages and meals (outside of those listed)
- Travel insurance
If you wish to upgrade to a boat with air conditioning, please contact a member of our travel team and they will be happy to check availability for you. Please note that any upgrades are subject to an additional cost.