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Overview

Escape to the western tip of Flores and cruise on local boat to the lesser-known Rinca and Komodo Islands. Trek to see many wildlife including the native Komodo dragons at Komodo National Park and snorkel in the pristine cove and waters of Pink Beach. 

Trip Highlights

Komodo & Rinca By Local Boat

Rinca & Komodo Islands


Visit Rinca & Komodo Islands by local boat and spend the night in this local form of accommodation. 

See Komodo dragons


See the native Komodo dragons in their natural habitat and learn about how they feed, live and breed. 

Snorkel in pristine waters


Explore Pink Beach for world-class snorkelling in its pristine cove and clear waters.

Itinerary

1

Denpasar – Labuan Bajo

Labuan Bajo Airport – Harbour (3 km): 10 minutes

Alternatively pick-up at the hotel in Labuan Bajo, or pick-up from the airport after a morning flight to Labuan Bajo. The small town at the most western tip of Flores is the base for exploring Komodo National Park. A local guide and private car will meet and transfer the guests to the harbour to board the local boat to cruise to the islands of Rinca and Komodo.

Recommended flights (Not included and quoted separately– Tariffs and schedule subject to change without prior notice): Garuda Indonesia from Denpasar (Bali) to Labuan Bajo GA7026, departing at 07:30 and arriving at 09:05.

Pick-up time (approximately):

Standard & First Class Hotel (by car): 07:00 am

Superior Hotel (by boat):07:30

Airport: depending on flight arrival

Rinca Island is smaller than Komodo Island and covered with savanna. For this reason it is easy to observe the dragons and other animals such as wild deer, water buffaloes, monkeys, boars, horses. Arrive in Loh Buaya Bay of Rinca Island where you register at Komodo National Park office. Take a trek with an island ranger to see these magnificent lizards in their natural environment. The short trekking is approximately 1 hr 30 min and under guidance of a local park ranger.

Lunch is served on the boat.

Note: for guests departing from Labuan Bajo in the early morning (not arriving by airplane of the same day) on the afternoon Pink Beach can be visited after lunch, where some fantastic world class snorkeling can be enjoyed. This pristine cove has clear water and an abundance of coral and sea life. For guests arriving on the same day by flight, Rinca Island will be visited after lunch on the boat; Pink Beach cannot be visited.

Dinner and overnight onboard the local boat.

Note: please note that the accomodation on board is very basic.

2

Labuan Bajo – Komodo Island

Labuan Bajo Harbour – Hotel (3 km): 10 minutes

Awake early this morning for a full day trip in Komodo National Park. Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard.

On Komodo Island, take a trek to Banunggulung, the river bed where the dragons used to be fed fresh goats. The trek goes through spectacular scenery, and many unusual plants and animals can be seen.  After the trek, continue to Pink Beach to enjoy some fantastic world class snorkeling. This pristine cove has clear water and an abundance of coral and sea life

Late this afternoon return to Labuan Bajo and transfer to the hotel.

Dinner will be served at hotel.

Overnight in Labuan Bajo.

3

Labuan Bajo – Denpasar

Hotel – Labuan Bajo Airport (3 km): 10 minutes

Enjoy the morning at leisure.

In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for the return flight to Bali.

Recommended flights (Not included and quoted separately– Tariffs and schedule subject to change without prior notice): Garuda Indonesia from Labuan Bajo to Denpasar (Bali) GA7027, departing at 16:00 and arriving at 17:30.

Important Information

Our Services Include:

  • Hotel accommodation in half-twin/double room with daily breakfast.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles.
  • English or German speaking local guides (no other languages available in Flores and Komodo).
  • All entrance fees and tours as indicated in itinerary.
  • Local boat trip to Komodo and Rinca; snorkelling gear.
  • Komodo Conservation Fund Fee

Our Services Do Not Include:

  • Visa arrangements.
  • International and domestic flights.
  • International and domestic departure tax.
  • Meals other than mentioned above.
  • Camera/video entrance fees at Komodo National Park.
  • Personal expenses (drinks, laundry, telephone, tips etc).
  • Travel insurance. 
  • Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above.

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