- 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
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 also have the chance to relax, swimming and snorkeling in the beautiful clear seas around the islands.
You will arrive at Lauban Bajo Airport and be met by member of staff before being transferred to the hotel. Time permitting in the afternoon; you will 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! (L)
There are many islands located in the Komodo National Park, and after breakfast today 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 so you chance of spotting one is high! After an island trek in the warm conditions you will have the chance to refresh yourself with a swim or a snorkel in the crystal clear waters surrounding he island or just rest on the golden beach!
In the afternoon you will jump aboard the boat and enjoy lunch before a leisurely sail to Komodo Island before spending the night on the boat. (B, L, D)
After a relaxing night spent aboard the boat, you will head out onto Komodo Island and follow the trail to Banunggulung, a former feeding ground and an ideal place to watch the Komodo Dragons.
At around mid-day you will begin the return journey to Labuan Bojo, stopping off en-route to visit Pantai Merah – the 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 just time for one final stop off though, as you will visit one of the several occupied islands to see the homes of the seafaring tribes who inhabit them. (B, L)
On your final day on the tour you’ll enjoy breakfast before making your way back to Labuan Bajo Airport in anticipation of your onward journey. (B)
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.
If you would like to join this tour as a solo traveller then 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. It’s completely up to you! 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.
This is once in a lifetime opportunity to spend the night on a boat sailing through the waters of the Komodo National Park. After a days exploring you will have the chance to rest in the shared bedroom aboard the boat which may be cosy but will really get you up close and personal with the nature on show in this incredible part of the world.
Tailor My Tour
You will arrive into Labuan Bajo Airport and our representative will transfer you to the hotel in the city to begin your adventure!
The approximate cost to fly into Labuan Bajo Airport from Bali is $100 per person each way, and the airlines that provide this service are Garuda Indonesia or Wings Air.
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 tour you will need to apply for a social/cultural Visa for Indonesia before you travel. You will need to send your completed application form, along with the relevant documentation, to your nearest Indonesian Embassy and you will receive a visa for 90 days which will be valid from the day of issue. Please bear in mind that if you are jopining this tour from another project/holiday in Indonesia you will need to take into account the fact that the Visa is 90 days from the date of issue, so please check your dates carefully before you travel.
MEALS AND BEVERAGES
The meals you will receive on the tour will vary between a mixture of Chinese cuisine and more traditional local dishes. Meals vary from day to day, and are marked in the itinerary with B, L, D marking breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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. Please talk with us if you have any concerns.
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.
Please note exchange rates are subject to change. 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
- Retribution and entrance fee to Komodo & Rinca Island
- 2 nights stay at Bintang Flores Hotel or similar
- 1 night stay on Traditional Wooden boat
- Airport Transfers
- Snorkeling equipment during boat trip
What's not included?
- International/ domestic flights
- Visa fee
- Beverages and meals (outside of those listed)
- Expenses of a personal nature
If you wish to upgrade to a boat with air conditioning for your nights (for an additional cost) stay then please let us know and we will see if it is available.