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4D3N Labuan Bajo to Lombok - through Komodo National Park

By Wanua Adventure

Overview

4 days 3 nights
Group trip
Price from USD$163.96 IDR2.300.000 per person
This is a less-touristed way of seeing the islands of Komodo National Park. The boat departs Labuan Bajo, goes around the islands of Komodo National Park and ends at Lombok (with transfers to Kuta Lombok, Senggigi, Gili Islands). The boat departs regularly every week: Wednesday, Friday and Sundays. Please note that in the month of December, due to the weather, the trip can only be confirmed 3 days in advance.
  • Entrance fee Komodo Park, Government Tax
  • When at Lombok, transfer service (by Car or mini Bus) to Mataram, Senggigi, Bangsal Harbour and Kuta
  • Public boat to either Gili Meno, Gili T or Gili Air (subject to timings)
  • 3x fresh home-cooked Indonesian meals a day on the boat
  • Free 1 bottle for refill your mineral water
  • Unlimited mineral water for drink
  • Unlimited coffee and tea during the trip
  • Mask for snorkelling
  • Snacks
  • Soft drinks and/or beer
  • Personal expenses
  • Fins for snorkelling
Same Price as What You’d Find Locally
Free Date Change ~ 3 Days Before
Community-Based Guides
Low Carbon Footprint
Always Available to Chat
Guaranteed Trip Even with 1 Guest

Meet your guide

Wanua Adventure

Wanua Adventure is a family-run operation that has been operating in Labuan Bajo since 1994. Their boat is basic, but their staff are well-trained and polite.
25 years experience
Basic English
Community-Based

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Itinerary

Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Labuan Bajo - Rinca Island - Pink Beach - Komodo Island
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Today you'll trek at Rinca Island and Komodo Island to spot the endangered Komodo Dragon

Accommodation: Wanua Adventure Boat - Outdoor Shared Deck

  • Meet at Wanua Adventure office
  • Head out to Rinca Island for a short trek and to get the chance to spot the incredible Komodo Dragons
  • Then go to the subtly coral-hued Pink Beach for snorkelling and beach activity
  • After Pink Beach, head to Komodo Island for another chance at spotting the Komodo Dragons
  • Overnight on the boat
Day 2: Padar Island - Long Beach - Gili Laba/Gili Banta
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Today you'll see the iconic views atop Padar Island and the beautiful coral-hued Pink Beach

Accommodation: Wanua Adventure Boat - Outdoor Shared Deck

  • Hike to the top of Padar Island to see the iconic views of Komodo National Park - this is a short but steep hike!
  • Then head to Namo (Long) Beach to snorkel and enjoy the beach
  • Head to Gili Laba/Gili Banta for snorkelling. Here there are beautiful reefs and colourful schools of fish. Gili Banta is a desolate island with a partially submerged volcano on the outskirts of the Komodo National Park.
  • During the night the boat will head on to Moyo Island (14 – 17 hours).
Day 3: Moyo Island - Gili Bedil/Gili Bola
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You'll snorkel and visit the beautiful waterfall at Moyo Island

Accommodation: Wanua Adventure Boat - Outdoor Shared Deck

  • Moyo Island is fairly secluded as it's difficult to get to. It's home to the legendary Mata Jitu Waterfall.
  • Mata Jitu Waterfall is an ancient waterfall hidden under shady trees, in the middle of a forest. Though the waterfall is not tall or dramatic, it has beautiful blue waters and multiple cascades.
  • After Moyo Island, head to Gili Bedil/Gili Bola for swimming and spend time on the beach. Covered only in coconut trees, Gili Bedil is a remote, idyllic island that you read about in books.
Day 4: Kanawa Island - Kayangan Harbour (East Lombok)
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Today you'll do a short trek before arriving at East Lombok in the morning

  • Head to Kanawa Island for a short trek
  • 8:00 - 9:00 AM - Arrive in the harbour of East Lombok. Onward transfer to Kuta, Bangsal Harbour (for public boat transfer to the Gilis) or Senggigi

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Transport

Meeting details
07:30AM
Wanua Adventure Counter at Labuan Bajo Harbour. Please note that you would need to check-in at the Wanua Adventure Counter at least 1 day before your departure date. Their opening hours are 7:30am to 7:30pm daily.
Other Notes

The boat will arrive in the harbour of East Lombok between 8:00 - 9:00 am on the final day.

Guests can choose between 3 options for onward transfer from Lombok:
1. Transfer to drop-off point in Kuta; or
2. Transfer to drop-off point in Senggigi; or
3. Transfer to Bangsal Harbour (North of Lombok) for transfer to Gili islands. After arriving in Bangsal Harbour, we will give you a ticket for a public boat transfer to Gili Meno, Gili Trawangan or Gili Air (your choice). Note that the last boat to Gili Meno is at 2 pm (which may be touch and go due to Lombok traffic).

What others are saying

4.2 out of 30 helpful reviews
Feathersoul, Indonesia
about 2 months ago on TripAdvisor
The trip is what you pay for. The sights are amazing. The food was good. The staff were great. The boat I was aboard was overall good. Understand that this is Indonesia - there will be squat toilets, it will be hot so food can easily go bad, weather can change and the ride may be uncomfortable, fellow passengers may not your cup of tea, etc, if you understand what you are getting yourself into, you'll have a great time!
Nataliek207, Germany
about 2 months ago on TripAdvisor
We wanted to sail to Flores by boat and heard that Wanua would be a good choice. So we booked the tour and were-now in hindsight- really happy with the decision! The boat is basic, so be aware that you share the deck with 20+ people and the toilet is next to the kitchen. But the boat was bigger than expected and sleeping on deck is quite fun. We had a fantastic crew with Tri and his staff (thanks again!!!) Food was good,mostly Vegetarian, we got little snacks such as sweet potatoes in between meals which was also nice. The boat stops at certain locations and Tri always gave us a schedule what to expect next. Now in Labuan Bajo, we realized that we hit a lot of the major spots that you can also book if you come here by plane and do day tours, but turns out that it was much cheaper doing this boat tour. Of course,the company you are with on the boat is also part of the experience but we were lucky and had the best fellow travellers (ages between 20 and 35 I would say) Tri was also always helpful with medical issues (providing also everything) So if you want to have a little adventure,I highly recommend this tour,but we aware that it is not a cruise liner but a boat where sometimes you have to adjust to the situation to make it awesome :)
sh1nesout
2 months ago on TripAdvisor
We are two retired lady travellers 66 and 65. As someone said before, this trip is not for the faint hearted. You have to go with an open mind. The first day is wasted due to getting everyone to the point where the boat sets sail. You would probably be better off getting there yourself if you don’t like waiting around. Our boat was full with 35 passengers on board. Thank goodness we had a cabin. We had to sleep with the door open (as did everyone else) as it’s so hot. There was a fan but that goes off at 10pm when the generator gets turned off. Top tip....Before you set off the crew ask you what drinks you want to take on board. These prices are marked up. There is an indi mark a few meters away from the port. Buy your own. Top tip 2. The crew has tape that they sit and wrap around the bottles that you bought. You then put your name on the tape and it all goes into a huge cool box with ice. BEWARE... many people were complaining that their drinks (beer mainly) had gone missing. Just put in the ice bucket what you need for the night and store the rest in your cabin or below deck. Crew are fantastic and very very helpful. I think they were in awe of us doing the trip. We were met with a hug each morning and they looked out for us making sure we were safe getting on and off the life boat that transferred us to the beach and other destinations. I was bitterly disappointed that I did not get to go to Manta Bay. We were told that the government has put a restriction on the number allowed in the water to 10 at a time. This is good news for the Rays so it eased my selfish disappointment. Would I do it again... prob not. Now that I am in Flores resting a day before we explore this island I can see that many tours go to what I considered the best bits. Komodo, Padar island, pink beach, Rinca isle and Manta Bay. Smaller numbers and just a few hours away.
Serpendor
2 months ago on TripAdvisor
Nº1 of what I have done here in Indonesia. 4 days and 3 nights of boat trip, with 29 people travelling and 6 crew members (including the amazing Alghazaly). The atmosphere was idyllic, the food was really great and super clean everywhere. During the trip, you go through islands, amazing landscapes, great snorkeling points and beautiful beaches. You have either short boat trips that are great to share a beer w friends you have met and one big boat trip of 15 hours that is really the immersive experience. You live with a community, you share a rare moment, and you continue until Flores for a great restaurant with everybody once you finish the trip and all it remains are the good times we have shared !
808loud, Thailand
2 months ago on TripAdvisor
This boat trip was incredible. We choose the 4D/3N. It’s just one of the best experience of my life. The vibes on the boat was just perfect. You will meet a amazing team of people from all around the word. The crew is so great, the food very good. You have a little shower and it’s super great! You going to see the Komodo dragons, so many view points and beautiful beach! I really recommended this trip with wanua adventure if you want to have one of the best moment in your life. Be prepare to have many hours on the boat but vibes it’s very very good so you don’t care! A special mention for Alghazaly with his beautiful smile! Thank you again and again! Tiara Mandiri in my heart forever ❤️

Other Things to Know

Cancellation and Exchange Policy
Strict Cancellation Policy
You can be fully refunded for cancellations within 24 hours of booking. Other cancellations will not be refunded.
Flexible Date Policy
You can change your trip date once for free up to 3 days before your trip. Any date change will be subject to availability, and will not count as a cancellation.
Packing list for the trip
Ankle socks
Change of clothes
Hat
Insect repellent
Slippers
Soap
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Swimwear
Toiletries
Towels (please note that you'll only be allowed to have a simple rinse shower without soap, because they can only carry a limited amount of fresh water on the boat)
Trainers
Trekking 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!
Will I get the exact same boat in the pictures?
You'll get the same type and quality boat, but you may not get the exact same boat. There are 4 types of boat - Standard (i.e. basic), Speedboat, Deluxe and Luxury. Most of the boat operators in Komodo have a few boats that they rotate. Depending on the group size on the day, the boat operator may end up using a larger or smaller boat. The boat that they use will be of the same type and quality but may not be exactly the same boat. Also, there may be situations where the exact boat needs to be sent for servicing so the boat operator may use another boat in these cases as well.
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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