2D1N Padar Sunrise, Pink Beach Snorkelling & Rinca Dragons (Daily Departure)
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Choose this if...
Open deck boat (non-cabin) for Live On Board for 2 days 1 night
Airport-hotel / hotel-pier transfer
Fruits and snacks
Mineral water, tea and coffee
Snorkelling equipment (masks and fins)
Entrance ticket to Komodo National Park and ranger fee for weekday (Indonesian citizen IDR 100,000 / pax Foreign citizen IDR 300,000 / pax) and weekend (Indonesian citizen IDR 130,000 / pax Indonesian citizen IDR 400,000 / pax)
Depending on weather conditions, you should be back at your hotel between 4-6pm.
Today you will get to snorkel and also take a peak into the lives of the endangered Komodos.
Accommodation: Standard Ac Boat (Shared deck) - Outdoor Shared Deck
- 7:30 am: Depart from Labuan Bajo
- Head to Rinca Island for trekking and get the chance to spot the incredible and rare Komodo Dragon - one of the world's wonders.
- From Padar Island, proceed to Pink Beach to snorkel in crystal clear waters or simply relax on the coral-hued beach.
- From Pink Beach, continue your journey toward Komodo Island for more trekking and to see its namesake Komodo Dragon.
- From Komodo Island, the journey continues towards Kalong Island where the boat will stop and stay overnight.
- If the weather allows though, the boat may also dock at Padar Island so you can enjoy the sunset and sunrise on Padar Island.
- Dinner and rest.
Today you will enjoy your snorkeling expedition in Manta Point and see the sunrise atop Padar Island
- Breakfast on the boat en route to Padar Island.
- Trek to the top of Padar Island to see the iconic views of Komodo National Park.
- From Padar Island, the boat heads to Manta Point to hopefully get to see the incredible Manta Rays. Fingers crossed!
- From Manta Point, travel to Kanawa Island to snorkel and relax on a clean and beautiful island. Return to Labuan Bajo around 4-6 pm (depending on weather conditions).
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Other Things to Know
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.
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!
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!