Indonesia Dance with Komodo’s

Tucked away in Flores, Indonesia, is the often-forgotten Komodo island, where our modern day dinos – the Komodo dragons – live, are you getting excited? Join us on our Dance with Komodo tour!!!
Located in East Nusa Tenggara, Komodo National park is the home of the unique and rare Komodo Dragon (Varanus komodoensis). Because of the unique and rare nature of this animal, KNP was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986.

At a GlanceIndonesia a dance with Komodo dragon overlooking the ocean
Day 01: Arrive Labuan Bajo / Rinca Island / Komodo Dragons
Day 02: Komodo Island / Pink Beach / Snorkelling
Day 03: Batu Cermin Cave / Departure transfer

Komodo National Park

The park includes three major islands, Komodo, Rinca and Padar, and numerous smaller islands together totaling 603 square km of land. At least 2,500 komodos live in this area. Large dragons are usually three meters long and weigh up to 90 kg. Their habitat has beautiful panoramic views of savannas, rain forests, white beaches, beautiful corals, and clean blue seas. You can also find horses, wild buffalo, deer, wild boar, snakes, monkeys, and various types of birds in the area.

Rinca Island

On Rinca Island, you can see komodos lying down outside the homes of national park rangers, or “parking” near the officials’ homes. If you don’t see a dragon, Rinca and Komodo have beautiful sceneries with white beaches, mangroves, savannas and blue waters. These savannas and hills have dried grasses during the dry season.

Diving and Snorkelling

This place has a rich and amazing underwater sea biotica. Divers claim that Komodo waters are one of the best diving sites in the world. It has fascinating underwater scenery. You can find 385 species of beautiful corals, mangrove forests, and seaweeds as a home for thousands of fish species, 70 types of sponges, 10 types of dolphins, 6 types of whales, green turtles and various types of sharks and stingrays. The waters that surround the island are turbulent and teeming with unparalled marine life. A marine reserve has recently been established and this reserve is largely undocumented and remains unexplored.




Day 1

Arrival Labuan Bajo – Rinca Island – Komodo Island:
* After a scenic flight, arrive at Labuhan Bajo’s Mutiara airport and transfer directly to the harbour where you will board your boat for Komodo National Park.
* Sit back, relax and admire the passing scenery as you begin you voyage through Komodo National Park, heading for Rinca Island.
* Disembark at Rinca Island, home to the mighty Komodo Dragon as well as a range of other wildlife including deer, horses, buffalos, pigs and megapodes.
* Trek through the jungle where you may spot more dragons hiding in the grassy undergrowth.
* The dragons on Rinca are slightly smaller than those on Komodo, but just as formidable.
* Don’t be mistaken; the Komodo Dragon may look large and cumbersome, but they can run at speeds of up to 18 kilometres per hour.
* They are also good swimmers, and, when short of food, these prehistoric looking animals will resort to eating their young!
* Filled with deadly toxic saliva and venom, these fascinating creatures are not the kind of animal that you want to get too friendly with!
* Return to the boat where lunch will be served on board as you sail towards Komodo Island.
Meals included: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight on board

Day 2

Dragon on Komodo Island – Pink Beach – Snorkeling:
* After breakfast, disembark on Komodo Island and begin the walk across the island to Banunggulung (approximately 2 kms).
* Banunggulung is a former feeding site and one of the best places to spot Komodo Dragons in their natural habitat.
* Komodo’s are the largest lizard in the world and can grow to 3 metres in length and weigh up to 65 kilograms.
* It is estimated that there are around 2,000 dragons on the island, as well as a wide variety of other wildlife such as wild boar, deer and buffalo.
* The island is also excellent for bird watchers, with cockatoos and gosong birds (megapodius reindwardti), among others.
* The terrain on Komodo Island is flat and the flora changes with the seasons, going from dry and dusty with thin vegetation, to lush and green with the scent of wild basil in the air during the wet season.
* Lunch will be on board, before arriving at Pantai Merah (Pink Beach), so named because the red coral on the seabed breaks off with the tidal changes and mixes with the sand, causing it to turn a pale pink colour.
* Jump overboard and snorkel in the clear waters, where you can see an incredible array of fish including parrotfish, clown fish and, if you are lucky other sea creatures, including turtles.
* There is plenty of time to swim and snorkel here and to relax on the beach before overnighting on the boat.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight on board

Day 3

Batu Cerin Cave – Departure Transfer:
* After breakfast, disembark in Labuan Bajo and, if time permits take a short tour to Batu Cermin Cave. Translated as Mirror Rock the cave is named after the visual effect created by the reflection of the sunlight on the walls of the caves.
* If you are lucky you will witness this natural spectacle that only occurs when the sun is shining between 9am and 10am daily.
* Depending on the flight schedule, transfer directly to the airport for your onward flight.
* On arrival at the airport you will board your flight for your onward destination.
* Services end at the Airport.
* Thank you for choosing Azure Travel for your Indonesia Komodo Dragon experience. We thank you for your patronage & look forward to serving you again in the near future.
Meal included: Breakfast
Accommodation: None

* Two nights on board the with air-conditioned cabin – based on MV Keti
* Return transfer to/from airport/hotel on a private basis in an air-conditioned vehicle
* Meals as specified in the above itinerary (drinks are not included)
* Sightseeing tours as per itinerary
* Entrance fees, donations and parking fees as per itinerary
* English speaking guide assistance throughout the program
* Komodo National Park conservation fee US$ 30 per person (subject to change)
* Valid for travel between 01 October 2017 to 31 March 2018

* International and domestic airfares
* Domestic and International airport taxes, airport porter age and excess baggage
* Hotel early check- in and late check-out
* Meals other than those specified as included in the itinerary
* Travel insurance
* Expenses of a personal nature e.g. telephone calls, laundry service, minibar etc.
* Tips or gratuities to guides/drivers/porters/hotel, restaurant or boat staff etc.
* Drinks or personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities
* Indonesian Visa fee
* All expenses incurred due to flight cancellations/delays or due to other causes beyond our control (force majeure)
* Other language guides (for example Spanish speaking). These are available at an applicable supplement
* All services which are not mentioned on the program above
* Rates valid at time of quoting, and all subject to any exchange rate fluctuations, airlines and supplier rate changes and fuel levies.
* Valid for travel between 01 October 2017 to 31 March 2018

* Seasonal Supplements MAY apply
* Rates valid at time of quoting, and all subject to any exchange rate fluctuations, airlines and supplier rate changes and fuel levies.
* Valid for travel between 01 October 2017 to 31 March 2018

Important additional information for cruises in Komodo National Park
Sailing itineraries and daily programs are subject to change due to weather and sea conditions, availability of safe anchorage, government regulations and other factors.
Whilst every effort will be made to carry out the programme as planned, please note that changes may take place during the cruise to take advantage of local cultural events, to adapt to sailing conditions, or in response to other factors.

Cruises and boat trips in Komodo National Park often include opportunities for snorkelling and sometimes diving. Diving and snorkelling are generally very safe activities to undertake however it is important that you are aware of the risks involved and you should ensure that your travel insurance adequately covers you for any activities you take part in.

Whilst we select partners with the highest levels of safety it is important to understand that boat operators in Indonesia are not required to hold liability insurance against accidents for any aspect of their operation or guest activities. It is therefore essential that you arrange adequate cover with your travel insurance provider.

Although the vast majority of visits to Komodo or Rinca islands pass without incident, it should be remembered that Komodo Dragons are dangerous wild animals that can exhibit unpredictable behaviour. Always listen to the advice of your park ranger.

It is very important that you tell the boat crew and park rangers if you either have any cuts or open wounds or are a woman on your menstrual cycle. In some cases, you may be advised not to go ashore at Komodo or Rinca islands.

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Rates valid for travel between 01 October 2017 to 31 March 2018

Indonesia a dance with Komodo pier at entrance to Komdod Island
Indonesia a dance with Komodo elevated view of Pink Beach
Indonesia a dance with Komodo close up of Komodo face
Indonesia a dance with Komodo 2 dragon overlooking the ocean
Indonesia a dance with Komodo dragon overlooking the ocean