Pak Efraim and his team provide some of the best tours in all of Flores! My parents and some friends came to visit me while I was living in Labuan Bajo and Pak Efraim did an incredible job organizing a private boat to see Padar Island, Pink Beach, and the flying foxes. It was a day I'll never forget. For tour guides with excellent English skills and knowledge of the area, book a tour with Komodo Wanderlust. You won't regret it!
My husband and I wanted to have a nature-oriented experience during our trip to Indonesia, and our 4-day tour with Efraim, Emanuel, and Marcelo at Komodo Wanderlust Tour was the perfect choice! Efraim and his amazing team took care of everything for us, from the minute we arrived at the airport to the moment we left. Even before we got to Labuan Bajo, it was really easy planning and organizing the tour with Efraim. He was always very responsive by email and WhatsApp. But I have to say, our wonderful experience was definitely shaped by our guide, Emanuel, who was not only organized, knowledgable, and a great all-around host, he was also an awesome friend to have on the tour. We probably also ate some of the best food while in Flores - Emanuel knew all the good spots. I would come back to Flores/Komodo and to Komodo Wanderlust Tour in a heartbeat.
We got to see and experience some of the most amazing scenery, landscapes and animals on this tour. Highlights: Diversity of fish and coral reef habitats while snorkelling (we also swam with a turtle, which was just magical); Padar Island was more beautiful in person than any picture we saw; Komodo dragons were absolutely unreal (and to think, this is the only place in the world to see these creatures in the wild!), touching the mangrove trees that create the unique ecosystem on many of these islands (it's what my science-nerd heart needed) and witnessing thousands of fruit bats flying overhead at dusk, the list literally goes on.
We had a decent sized boat for the two of us - the boat had comfortable lounging areas, decent toilet/shower situation and decent sleeping quarters. Efraim sends photos of the boat so you can confirm that it works for you. The 2 best things about the boat were the top deck, where you could just sunbathe on beanbags, and honestly, the food. It was unbelievable what the crew was able to put together for us - each meal was different, plentiful and delicious. We were supposed to spend 2 nights on the boat, but ran into some boat issues and ended up spending the second night in town. It was frustrating for maybe a minute because right away, Efraim and his team jumped into action. The boat owner brought us back to town on a speed boat, Emanuel did such a good job of making sure we were comfortable, and Efraim quickly booked us a hotel room and arranged for a speed boat to take us snorkelling the next day so we didn't miss out on any activities. The way Efraim and his team responded to this challenge is part of the reason why we would highly recommend them over and over again.
A million thank yous to Efraim, Emanuel, Marcelo and the rest of the group for giving us this unforgettable experience! We hope to see you again soon!
It was a last minute decision to go to Flores, but there were certainly no regrets. After finding Komodo Wanderlust Tours online we contacted Efraim (the owner) and he took care of everything for us. Efraim offered a highly professional and friendly service. We did the 2 day trip with a fantastic guide called Emanuel: a helpful, funny and and knowledgeable man, with a good sense of humour. The trip included hiking up Padar, seeing komodos on Rinca Island, snorkeling in beautiful reefs, observing thousands of flying foxes taking off in the sunset, relaxing on pink-sand beaches, frigatebirds, eagles, herons and many other forms of wildlife. The food provided was delicious, the boat was great, and the crew were all friendly. This trip comes highly recommended!!
Why amazing you ask? First the crew. Efraim, the owner of Wanderlust tours made sure everything was taken care of and well organized from the moment we landed in Labuan Bajo until the moment we left( 2 days). Right from the start he greeted us with a smile and a lovely atmosphere. He had the best recommendations for food, massage, whatever we needed.
Our driver, Marcelo, was focused on the road 100% of the time ( didn’t pick up the phone while driving, not even once during our stay) which made for a safe and pleasant drive. Our lovely guide, Silvester, was always attentive, informative and ready to answer any question we had with a smile.
Secondly the sights themselves. On the first day we took a speed boat to see the Padar Island, Rinka island and Kelor island.On the second day we went hiking to see a beautiful waterfalls of Cunka Wulang, followed by a trip to see the mirror cave and to top it all off we went to an amazing spot to see the beautiful sunset view on Amelia viewpoint.
If you are planning to visit Labuan Bajo, do yourself a favor and book a tour with Wanderlust tours, you won’t regret it!!!
Thanks again Efraim, Marcelo and Silvester!!
One of the most memorable holiday this year.. blessed to have the opportunity to explore Flores.. Efraim from Komodo Wanderlust Tour had been very helpful from the very beginning, every detail from our discussion and planning to the execution of the tour and sightseeing was done perfectly well. And thanks to Emanuel and Marcello, we had a jolly good time experiencing the culture, food and not to mention the friendly people of Flores. Will definitely be back again