Komodo and surrounding islands consist of a dry, hostile wilderness, with towering cliffs forming eerie horizons as you approach. Starkly beautiful as it is, the island’s lack of water deterred permanent settlers. If it weren't for the uniqueness of nature that made it home to one of the world's most amazing creatures, very few people would have dared venture out into this area. The Komodo dragon, or ora as it is known locally, is perhaps the most tangible legacy of our Jurassic predecessors, modern dinosaurs that only live on Komodo and a few neighboring islands. Rinca island, to the east of Komodo, is still the park's best kept secret. Its starkly beautiful, prehistoric landscape sees few visitors, even though the island contains nearly as many dragons as its larger neighbors.

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Komodo and surrounding islands consist of a dry, hostile wilderness, with towering cliffs forming eerie horizons as you approach. Starkly beautiful as it is, the island’s lack of water deterred permanent settlers. If it weren't for the uniqueness of nature that made it home to one of the world's most amazing creatures, very few people would have dared venture out into this area. The Komodo dragon, or ora as it is known locally, is perhaps the most tangible legacy of our Jurassic predecessors, modern dinosaurs that only live on Komodo and a few neighboring islands. Rinca island, to the east of Komodo, is still the park's best kept secret. Its starkly beautiful, prehistoric landscape sees few visitors, even though the island contains nearly as many dragons as its larger neighbors.

Apart from seeing the komodo dragons, many extraordinary things can still be done during this trip such as hiking to gorgeous viewpoints, snorkeling, visiting unique pink beaches and enjoying a slice of heaven.

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Trip summary

  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Departure Komodo
  • End Labuan Bajo
  • Countries
    • Indonesia and Bali
    • Indonesia
  • City
    • Seraya
    • Komodo
    • Labuan Bajo
  • Theme Adventure and trekking
  • Accommodation Superior
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Arrival Labuan Bajo an cruise to Kelor and Kalong Islands
    Day 1 Transfer by car

    Arriving in Labuan Bajo, a small calm and beautiful town as the gateway into the charm of Flores. Depart from the pier of Labuan Bajo and cruise to Kelor Island, a small island in front of the the beautiful hills of Flores. It is one of the must do in the Komodo National Park as the view from the top of the island is simply breathtaking. The white sandy beach is perfect for relax and snorkeling. Lunch will be served onboard and in the afternoon continue cruising to Kalong Island for the beautiful panorama and thousands of bats flying out from their nests to locate the fruits at other island around Pulau Kalong. Overnight and dinner on board

    Visited places:
    • Komodo
    • Seraya
    • Labuan Bajo
  • 2
    Cruise to Padar and Komodo Islands and enjoy underwater life in Pink and Bidadari Beaches
    Day 2

    Early morning at 05.00 AM, cruise to Padar Island, an island which is formed by rolling hills that stretch out facing the blue sea. It has always been a spot for trekking and catching up sunrise to get beautiful pictures from the top of the hill with stunning scenery as background.
    Then continue cruise to Long Pink Beach for swimming or snorkeling. Back to boat then continue cruise to Komodo Island while enjoying your lunch onboard. Upon arrival in Komodo Island you will trek for 1.5 miles to Banugulung to see the activities of the giant Monitor Lizard "Komodo Dragon" which was scientifically described in 1912 as VARANUS KOMODOENSIS, which is up to 3 meters long and about 150 kg, weight.
    In the afternoon continue cruise to Bidadari Island for spending your night here.

    Visited places:
    • Labuan Bajo
    • Komodo
  • 3
    Cruise from Bidadari Island to Seraya Island
    Day 3

    This morning you will enjoy underwater beautiful scenery by snorkeling. The beach has beautiful reefs and colorful fish which are not too far from sea level.
    After lunch onboard, continue cruising to Seraya Island for overnight in a resort which offers a glimpse of paradise and secluded getaway in a breathtaking setting of a secluded island with the abundance of pristine natural wonders, ringed with translucent white sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters and vibrant underwater life for an ultimate Robinson Crusoe experience.

    Visited places:
    • Komodo
  • 4
    Free day in Seraya Island and enjoy sunset
    Day 4

    The whole day is free at leisure.
    In the afternoon enjoy short sunset trekking to the point of sunset. The trek is tranquil and short with stairs path leading up to cozy hill till the sunset point where you can savor a scenic view of the whole island. Further from the sunset point, through the off-beaten path, you may continue the trek onto higher ground. From this vantage point, a breathtaking view awaits as you can  unobstructed 360 views of the entire island and beyond to the neighboring island of Big Seraya.  From above, the glistening Little Seraya’s fringing reefs, an ever-changing canvas of shimmering blues edges by shiny white sandbanks and patches of seagrass are clearly visible.

    You will witness a glowing sunset sky as its shades seamlessly change from gold to pink and to lilac in mesmerizing sunset palettes that have made Flores worldly renowned for.

    Visited places:
    • Komodo
  • 5
    Island Hopping to the inhabited island of Hatamin
    Day 5

    Today you will enjoy island hopping to the inhabited island of Hatamin, just 5 minutes away by wooden boat form the resort. This small island is part of the Big Seraya island and is the coral sanctuary site that is managed by the not-for-profit organization Coral Guardian that preserves coral reef ecosystem is the area.
    On the way to the island, you may see baby corals being re-planted in the sea banks. With the conservation works underway, Hatamin island provides the perfect spot to do some snorkeling with vibrant corals providing a home of the colorful tropical fishes that is set in a calm current for an easy snorkeling experience.

    Visited places:
    • Komodo
  • 6
    Leaving Flores
    Day 6

    After breakfast, transfer to airport and depart to your next destination. 

    Visited places:
    • Komodo
    • Labuan Bajo
  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • Porterage at airports.
    • Entrance fees, parking fees and customary donations throughout the course of the program.
    • Services of a licensed, local, English speaking guide during excursions, tours and transfers. You will not be accompanied by a guide during flights or train rides (Services of other languange speaking guide is subject to availability)
    • Private air-conditioned vehicle during transfers and tours as described in the attached program, unless specified otherwise.
    • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary and based on sharing a double/twin incl. daily breakfast.
    • 2 nights on board in Standard AC Cabin Boat in Komodo Island
    • Meals as mentioned in the program based on food only
    • VAT
    Price does not include
    • Not mentioned meals not mentioned in the attached program.
    • Guide/vehicle during days or periods of time marked as ‘(at) leisure/free’ in the attached itinerary.
    • Tips for guide and driver. Tipping in Indonesia is a common way of showing your appreciation and highly recommended.
    • Services not mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Domestic and International Flight tickets
    • Personal travel insurance.
    • All expenses incurred due to flight delay or cancellation or due to other causes which are beyond our control.
    • Services not mentioned in the attached program.
    • Personal expenses such as for drinks, phone calls, laundry, wellness treatments and any other item not mentioned in the itinerary. This list is exemplary and not limitative.