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1 Day Speedy Dragons, Pink Beach & Padar

By Nucalale Komodo

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You're just here for a short trip. You'll still get to hike at Padar Island and snorkel at the instagrammable Pink Beach!

Overview

1 day
Group trip (50 travellers per group)
The boat departs everyday. This is the fastest way to see Komodo National Park as you embark on your adventure on a speed boat rather than the usual wooden boat. This 10-hour trip includes the most popular highlights of Komodo National Park.

Trip Highlights

Padar Island
Pink Beach
Komodo Island
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What's included

From US$ 116.23 IDR1,599,970.79 per person
  • Return transfer from Labuan Bajo airport or your hotel in Labuan Bajo (except Le Pirates Boatel)
  • Lunch
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Island Hopping
  • Drinking water
  • Coffee and Tea
  • Komodo National Park fees & ranger fee. Foreigner: IDR 460,000/pax /day (weekday), IDR 535,000/pax/day (weekend), local: IDR 265,000/pax/day (weekday), IDR 267,500/pax/day (weekend) paid in Komodo National Park
  • Personal expenses
  • Insurance
  • Any Tips
  • Local Guide
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Transport

Pick-up
06:30AM
Hotel Lobby
Drop-off
05:00PM
Hotel Lobby
Other Notes

The pick-up time varies depending on your hotel location. Please mention your hotel name when you book and we will inform your hotel pick-up time. The drop of time may slightly differ due to weather conditions.

Availability

Trips available daily
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Feb 26
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Feb 27
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Feb 28
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Feb 29
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Mar 01
Sunday
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Bookings should be made at least 1 day in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.

Itinerary

Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Hotel - Padar Island - Pink Beach - Rinca Island
Hotel - Padar Island - Pink Beach - Rinca Island

Today you will get to snorkel down the surface to see numerous types of fishes and even try your luck to find a Komodo dragon in their natural habitat.

  • 6.45am: Pick-up
  • Depart for Labuan Bajo Harbour
  • Hike at Padar Island
  • Snorkel at Pink Beach
  • Trek through Komodo island and look out for Komodo Dragons
  • Back to Labuan Bajo
  • 5:00 pm: Drop-off

Meet your guide

Nucalale Komodo

Enzy was born in the countryside Ruteng, a small town east of Flores. Enzy had big ambitions and wanted to share the beauty of Flores with guests to the region. To realise her dream, she created Nucalale to deliver trips of good value and great fun! Enzy is also one of the leaders of the Labuan Bajo chapter of Trash Hero, a social enterprise that creates sustainable, community-based projects to remove existing waste, and reduce future waste.
1 year experience
Basic English
Community-Based
Reef-Safe
Litter-Free
Wildlife-Safe
Women-Led

What others are saying

4.6 out of 44 helpful reviews
Heather Johnston
21 Feb 2020 on SeekSophie
The staff and crew were wonderful and kind. Most of the places we visited were fabulous. Padar Island and pink beach were the best in my opinion. Wonderful snorkeling at pink beach. The sand was not very pink but was still beautiful. Padar island was a great hike and amazing view. Komodo was quite disappointing. We did not see any komodos "in the wild" on Rinca or Komodo Island. The komodos we did see were lazing around near the cafes and restaurants becasue they are fed the scraps of food. Also, the boat was nice, but not as pictured on the website. It looked different and much nicer on the website. Food was wonderful on the boat. Thew crew were amazing cooks!
Lau Yok Ung
28 Jan 2020 on SeekSophie
Thank a lot for your advise me everything avoid bad thing. I give full 5 star but no enough. Want more STAR million ;)
IAN NICHOLAS NASH and Elaine Macadam
19 Jan 2020 on SeekSophie
Good communication ahead of trip re expectations/possible weather induced itinerary changes and pickup. Last snorkelling spot Manta Island had lots of floating rubbish in water but boat didn't change to new spot. Other 3 stops good as hoped for. Overall, good but expensive trip.
Miroslawa Dziechciarz
14 Jan 2020 on SeekSophie
We loved everything about this trip. Spending two days on the boat was fun, we slept on the upper-deck and it was an experience. The food on the boat was absolutely delicious, and I mean it. They took us to the most amazing places and for the tour was best highlight of our month-long trip to Vietnam and Indonesia. Great value for money.
Gemma Powell
09 Jan 2020 on SeekSophie
This tour has been the highlight of my stay in Indonesia. The staff were great and the food was surprisingly good with vege and meat options. We say manta rays and many komodo dragons.

Nucalale Komodo Policies

Child Pricing
Infants (age 0) will not be charged. Children (age 1 - 8) will pay a discounted price
Please click on the booking form to see child prices
Flexible cancellation policy
Cancel for free 5 days before your trip starts. Cancellations after such date will not be eligible for refunds as Nucalale Komodo would have paid for your trip’s logistics already.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

Other Things to Know

Packing list for the trip
Cash for Komodo National Park Fees
Flip flops
If you're snorkelling, do bring ankle socks (as fins can rub on the back of your ankles)
Insect repellent
Sunglasses and Hat
Sunscreen
Swimwear
Toiletries
Towel
Trainers
Trekking shoes or Comfortable walking shoes
How much are Komodo National Park fees?

Komodo National Park fees are complicated. They depend on: the islands visited (which is weather dependent), whether it's a weekday or a weekend, whether the guest is a foreigner or a local, and the number of people on the boat (as ranger fees are shared). This is why no two people will tell you the same number when asked about fees!

The fees are also complicated by the fact that they're set by the national government and paid directly to Jakarta. So there is little visibility on changes from time to time.

This is why we usually advise international guests to bring cash of between IDR 350K to IDR 460K per person per day for weekdays and between IDR 400K to IDR 520K per person per day for weekends. This is more than you need, but it avoids you ending up short of cash if the boat doesn't have too many people or the fees suddenly change!

A few of our trips include the fees in the price. You can see it listed in the inclusion list. If this is the case there is no need to bring cash with you.

Can I still visit Komodo National Park in Jan-March rainy season?

While you can still visit Komodo National Park during the rainy season in Jan-March, there is a higher risk of boat trips being cancelled due to the weather.

The risk is lowest for the 1-day speedboats (as they are more stable) so if you are going Jan-March, we would highly recommend doing a 1-day speedboat trip. Although the 2D1N trips are still sailing during the rainy season, there is a slightly higher risk that the 2D1N trips might be cancelled due to the weather. The 3D2N trips do not tend to sail during Jan-March.

Given the unpredictability of the weather, the cancellation could happen at any time (even the morning of the trip). We will keep you updated as soon as we can if the weather prediction is not favourable for your trip.

If your trip is cancelled due to the weather, you can choose to receive a full refund, OR reschedule your trip for the next day (if weather permits). So if you're travelling from Jan-March to Komodo, please plan some extra days for your trip so you have additional days to try again, even if your original trip is cancelled!

Is the itinerary guaranteed?

The itinerary for Komodo National Park is very weather dependent, as the journey takes place out in open waters. Some days the currents are very strong, and it might not be safe to go to certain islands. We know this can be frustrating if you had your heart set on specific spots, but please be assured that the boat operators will do their very best to make sure you see the dragons and the highlights of the park - even if it's not identical to the itinerary here. A visit to Komodo is quite the adventure, so please do be prepared to embrace some level of uncertainty!

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