This photogenic 5-day trip takes you to some of Indonesia's best beaches. Spend the first few days exploring the island of Lombok, stopping to learn about Sasak indigenous traditions in a fishing village before going snorkeling in the aquamarine waters off Gili Nanggu. Then you'll jet over to Komodo Island and board a short cruise through Komodo National Park. Island-hopping through the park's island chain, you'll sunbathe on the famed Pink Beach, explore coral reefs on a snorkeling excursion, and spot Komodo dragons in the wild.
Best of Komodo Island
Komodo’s wonders aren’t limited to the landscape. Pristine coral reefs fringing the islands set the stage for some of the best snorkeling and diving in the archipelago. You might spy pygmy seahorses, dolphins and manta rays along with a colorful array of reef fish. Guided treks on land can take you to mountain summits with 360-degree views over the island. You’ll also have ample opportunities to spy the island’s famous apex predators, which can grow up to 10 feet (3 m) in length and weigh as much as 150 pounds (68 kg). Most trips to Komodo depart from Labuan Bajo on Flores Island, which is worth exploring before or after your Komodo journey.
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Come face to face with Indonesia's smoldering volcanoes and Komodo dragons on this epic six-day tour. The adventure begins in east Java, where you'll hike to the summit of Mount Bromo and discover Mount Ijen's acid lakes and blue sulphuric flames. Make a pit stop in idyllic Bali before cruising around Komodo National Park, a UNESCO-listed gem where you'll enjoy Komodo dragon sightings and snorkel with manta rays.
From snorkeling with coral sharks to sleeping in a traditional cone-shaped hunt, this week-long itinerary is full of off-the-beaten-path adventures. You'll explore western Flores and the Komodo Archipelago, accompanied by knowledgeable local guides and rangers. Work your way through rugged terrain to secluded caves and remote villages, overnighting in local homes and breaking bread with locals. Then embark on a three-day boat trip through the Komodo archipelago that features jungle hikes, wildlife-viewing walks, and underwater excursions where you'll have the chance to snorkel with colorful fish.
Step out of modern life and onto a cruise around the Lesser Sunda Islands. You'll spend two weeks lounging on deserted beaches, visiting wooden stilt-house villages, hiking volcanoes, and more. The best part? You'll be traveling from Lombok to Flores via Sumbawa and the Komodo Archipelago in style, aboard a traditional Indonesian boat.
This two-week adventure combines the best of Bali with an unforgettable detour through the wild Komodo Archipelago. Starting on the "Island of the Gods," you'll hike to waterfalls, canoe to Balinese temples, meet the monkeys of Sangeh, and sample mouthwatering street food from local markets. Then it's off to the island of Flores to set sail on a two-night cruise through the stunning Komodo National Park. Snorkel with manta rays and spot Komodo dragons in their natural habitat, then head back to Bali to end your adventure soaking up some sun on the breathtaking beaches of the Bukit Peninsula.