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1-Day Stylish Catamaran | Dragons, Turtles & Mantas

By Flores XP

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You love snorkelling and are looking for a differentiated itinerary. This includes Mawan Island & Turtle Bay - less-touristed spots with Mantas & Turtle sightings!

Overview

1 day
Group trip (20 travellers per group)
This option goes to more unusual places than the usual 1-day itinerary and covers Mawan Island (which is the lesser-known area that's as good for Manta Ray sightings as Manta Point), and Turtle Bay. This is great for snorkellers as you can swim with mantas and turtles, while enjoying the white and pink beaches. Of course, you'll also trek to spot Komodo Dragons!

Trip Highlights

Pink Beach
Rinca Island
Siaba Besar (Turtle Bay)
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What's included

US$ 89.72 IDR1,250,001.48 per person
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Lunch
  • 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
  • Return transfer from Airport or Hotel in Labuan Bajo
  • Personal expenses
  • Insurance
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Transport

Meeting details
06:00AM
Flores XP office, in Jalan Soekarno hatta, next to warung mama, Labuan Bajo

Scheduled Trip Dates

Trips scheduled daily
Feb 28
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Feb 29
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Mar 01
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Mar 02
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Mar 04
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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 - Mawan Island - Siaba Bay - Sand Bank - Labuan Bajo
Labuan Bajo- Rinca Island - Mawan Island - Siaba Bay - Sand Bank - Labuan Bajo

Today you will encounter Komodo Dragons and swim with famous Komodo green turtles

  • 06:30 am: Depart from Labuan Bajo
  • Arrive Rinca island, 1.5 hours medium morning trekking searching for Komodo Dragons
  • Later head to Mawan Island, a relaxing stop by the pink sand beach, manta cleaning station and amazing coral reef
  • Lunch served on-board
  • Head to Siaba Bay for snorkelling session by the Turtle City, to swim with Komodo famous Green Turtles
  • Visit Sand Bank for chill out session by this tiny white sand atoll for a bath in crystal clear waters and photo session on the sand bar
  • 16:30 pm: Arrive at Labuan Bajo harbour

Meet your guide

Flores XP

Flores XP Adventure is an adventure company based in Labuan Bajo, specializing in unique and original adventure tours in Komodo National Park. They are committed to sustainability and have participated in accreditation training on environmentally friendly diving and snorkelling practices. They have pledged not to use plastic bottles in their trips - instead, they have installed refilling stations in their boats and provide refillable bottles and bamboo straws to guests. In addition, there are solar panels installed in all their boats for lighting and they recycle oil to create fuel additives to reduce pollution and fuel consumption. Finally, they take part in a coral propagation program to replenish their house reef!
7 years experience
Fluent English
Reef-Safe
Refuse Plastics
Litter-Free
Wildlife-Safe

Flores XP Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Flores XP pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, you can only cancel for free within 24 hours of your booking, provided that this is at least 2 weeks before your trip starts.
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
Ankle socks
Flip flops
Insect repellent
Sunglasses and Hat
Sunscreen
Swimwear
Toiletries
Towel
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!

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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