- 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
The Komodo dragon is an animal which many people would immediately recognise, but few know much about. This tour is the perfect chance to see and learn more about one of the world’s most mysterious animals first-hand. You’ll visit various islands which the Komodo dragons call home, and will also have the chance to relax, swim and snorkel in the beautiful clear seas around the islands.
You will arrive at Labuan Bajo Airport and be met by member of staff before being transferred to your hotel. Time permitting in the afternoon, you may also get to enjoy the breathtaking sights of the Batu Cermin Cave, home to many stalactites and stalagmites. Lunch is provided and you will return to the hotel for the night to ensure you are well rested for tomorrow’s activities!
There are many islands located in the Komodo National Park, and after breakfast, you will get the chance to visit one of the larger of these tropical paradises. Rinca Island is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including water buffalo, monkeys and, of course, the Komodo dragon - keep your eyes peeled, as your odds of spotting one are rather high! After an island trek in the warm conditions, take the opportunity to get refreshed by enjoying a swim or a snorkel in the crystal-clear waters surrounding the island, or just relax on the beach!
In the afternoon, jump aboard the boat and enjoy lunch before sailing to Komodo Island and the night on the boat. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all provided on this day of the tour.
After a relaxing night spent aboard the boat, you will head out to Komodo Island and follow the trail to Banunggulung, a former feeding ground and an ideal place to watch the Komodo Dragons.
At around midday, you will begin the return journey to Labuan Bajo, stopping off en-route to visit Pantai Merah, with its he pink-coloured sandy beach! Here, you can swim and snorkel in the coral garden before climbing back aboard the boat to head back to the hotel. There’s time for one final stop off, however, as you will visit one of the several occupied islands to see the homes of the seafaring tribes who inhabit them. Breakfast and lunch are provided during this day of the tour.
On your final day on the tour, you’ll enjoy breakfast before being transferred back to Labuan Bajo Airport in anticipation of your onward journey.
Dates, Availability & Price
To secure a place on this project, a deposit of £195 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 that this is a bespoke tour which can accommodate up to 10 members your booking party. If you would like to join this tour as a solo traveller, the single supplement fee is £300.
Tour Comfort: Comfortable
This tour has been categorised as Comfortable. This is based on the modes of transport used whilst on the tour, 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.
Day 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
If you arrive into Labuan Bajo Airport on the start date of your tour, our representative will transfer you to the hotel in the city to begin your adventure. We recommend that you arrive in the morning, but if this is not possible, please arrive the day before. We can assist you in finding an extra night’s accommodation 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.
In order to join this project, you will need a tourist visa. You can obtain this upon your arrival into Indonesia, but please be aware that you may have to pay for this on arrival. The cost is currently around $35 for a 30-day visa.
If you plan to stay longer than 30 days in Indonesia, you will need to arrange a 60-day tourist visa in advance. The cost for the 60 day visa can vary depending on which Indonesian embassy you are applying through.
We do advise that volunteers should check here to see if there are any specific requirements for their country of residence.
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. Meals vary from day to day, but you will receive at least one meal per day on this tour.
FITNESS AND SKILLS
This tour does not require an exceptional level of fitness. However, if you have any medical concerns or are taking any medications, it may be worth talking with your GP about this tour in advance.
CURRENCY AND EXCHANGE RATES
The currency in Indonesia is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). The exchange rate is around 1000 IDR = 0.05 GBP, 0.07 USD, 0.07 EUR. For up-to-date exchange rates, check www.xe.com.
Please make sure you tell your bank that you are going away, as if you make a larger withdrawal abroad, they may block your card.
What's included in the price of the tour?
- Air conditioned land transport
- English speaking guide
- Meals as indicated
- Private traditional wooden boat with cabin to Komodo and Rinca Island
- Entrance fee to Komodo & Rinca Island
- 2 nights' stay at Bintang Flores Hotel or similar
- 1 night's stay on a traditional wooden boat
- Airport transfers
- Snorkeling equipment during boat trip
What's not included?
- International/domestic flights
- Visa fee (if applicable)
- Beverages and meals (outside of those listed)
- Travel insurance
- Expenses of a personal nature
If you wish to upgrade to a boat with air conditioning for your night's stay, 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 additonal cost.