Komodo Adventure Trip

“Sail to the island of Komodo. What we mean here is: A tour package program using a motorized wooden boat, which departs via the port of Bangsal or Labuan Lombok (East Lombok).

We have packed this trip 4 x departures in a week “Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday” using a simple wooden motorboat with a capacity of 25-30 passengers and 4 crew members.

This tour follows the northern coast of the island of Lombok, Sumbawa and circling small islands in the waters of the island of Komodo, until this Trip ends in western Flores (Labuan Bajo) by presenting various activities during the trip such as snorkeling, fishing, hiking, exploring and visiting in various tourist attractions.

 

TRIP PRICE 4D / 3N (ONE WAY)
Rp 2.300.000 / person (deck)

Rp 2.750.000 / person (cabin)

 

 

THE FIRST DAY

One example of a Boat trip that we used on a Boat trip to Komodo Island is starting from Lombok

Check in at 09:00 a.m. in the place specified in the “DIKKY Cafe” or at the “Lombok Cafe” which is not far from the pier of Bangsal port, Pemenang sub-district, North Lombok district.

While waiting for the departure time at 11:30 am participants can order breakfast at the restaurant where the check-in is paid. While ordering extra food and drinks for boating trips (4 days / 4 nights)

In this tour the price includes “Eat 3 X a day” and 1,500 ml mineral bottled water has been prepared for 6 bottles during the trip to allocate 1 participant. Most of the participants in this trip usually consist of foreign tourists who are budget back packers.

Generally this package is offered by tourism services that are at ticketing (tour and travel) counters in 3 Gili, namely Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. Including the Senggigi area and the Kuta Lombok area even in the front part of the hotel office.

Especially the bungalows also sell this Trip package for that it is very possible this trip is very quickly sold and passenger capacity will be full quickly, for that I recommend booking 1 month in advance because very often full booking occurs.

Check in location at Bangsal Kec port. Winner

The participants who are in the vicinity of the Senggigi area will be picked up by Shuttle (free) cars and those who depart from Kuta Lombok one day before having to move hotels in the Senggigi area.

It can also depart at 07:00 am from Kuta Lombok to the port of Bangsal but the transport costs are self-contained, while those departing from 3 Gili will be given a public boat ticket (free) for crossing to the port of Bangsal.

The public boat will depart after full at around 08.00 am, approximately arriving at the port of Bangsal around less than 09:00 am then going to the designated check-in location at a restaurant (Lombok Cafe or DIKKY Cafe).

Later, there will be a caretaker from Trip who picks up at the port of Bangsal to direct check-in at the cafe, while waiting for the boat to depart at 11:30 am, here is the chance for participants to order extra needs during a trip on a boat trip to Komodo island and finish in Labuan Bajo (Flores)

Boat trip participants sail to Komodo Island

Exactly at 11:30 a.m. the group will be invited to go to the pier at the port of Bangsal to put bags or luggage (luggage) into the ship’s space located at the bottom or on the belly of the ship.

Then depart while enjoying the view of the north coast of the island of Lombok, while waiting for the crew to cook for lunch.

The cruise stop begins when it arrives on an island of Sugian which is included in the area of ​​East Lombok district, here can do snorkeling activities or just jump to swim.

Snorkeling equipment has been prepared on a boat but there is no Fin or foot-frog, because the size of the foot must be certain, unlike the size of Mask or google it can all just just tighten or loosen the rope tied to the head to adjust the size of the head.

Then get on the boat to enjoy the sunset and the crew has begun to busy preparing the evening dishes, while running the boat engine we enjoy dinner.

After eating while chatting with other groups, the ship’s engine stayed alive while walking until the group decided to sleep to their respective places.

 

THE SECOND DAY

Wooden Boat Pier on Medang Island

After waking up at around 6 am the group arrived at Medang island north of Sumbawa island, which was included in the Labuhan Badas sub-district district. Sumbawa Besar.

“This is where most of the boat captains and crew reside who are tribes of migrants from the mainland of Sulawesi who are famous for their maritime capabilities.

They have lived for decades on this island of Medang. In this place there are 2 maritime tribes that live, namely: Bajo tribe and Bugis tribe (sailors from the southern Sulawesi mainland)

Senggalo Waterfall is only a 5-minute walk from the Boat leaning on the edge of Moyo beach

It seems that something that has been planned by the crew seems to take on other needs, at that time we saw the crew raise and lower something into the boat again.

As well as fuel for preparation during sailing (4H / 4M) and lowering groceries for needs on the island. Chances are the wife of the ship captain ordered it.

Because what is certain is that life on the island is very limited to looking for household needs, after breakfast with a Pancake menu and a glass of tea or warm coffee that has been prepared always available throughout the day.

At around 10:00 am it was estimated that the group had to arrive at Moyo island here where participants would be invited to go down the middle of the forest to a very beautiful waterfall in the forest.

Only walking for about 10 minutes the group was able to find the Senggalo waterfall, only for once this group could feel the freshwater bath, while on the way to Flores. about half an hour bathing in this waterfall the group was invited back to the boat.

Continuing the journey to Satonda island, which is located north of Mount Tambora, which is included in the Dompu district, this lake is a saltwater lake surrounded by green hills.

There are many mangrove trees in the vicinity, besides that the lake looks pretty because at a glance it resembles a calm freshwater lake, surrounded by green hills, inside there are also types of saltwater fish because this lake is located far from the mainland of Sumbawa island.

Satonda Island is included in the Dompu district of NTB

On the way to Satonda Island, while enjoying lunch, the group will arrive around 4 pm on Satonda Island, here for those who want to go down will be picked up by small boat to get to Satonda Island.

Because the ship’s stomach will run aground if forced to go to the shores of Satonda here, the group will be charged an additional fee of Rp 20,000 / person for a shuttle to Satonda Island.

It includes a tourist entrance ticket or includes a donation and for a local guide who is always on standby at that place. There is something interesting on Satonda island, besides being able to see the beauty of saltwater lakes.

On this island, many stones are hung by a thread or Rapia rope in mangrove trees around the lake’s edge, which according to local guides said that the stones were intentionally hung by local people or Sumbawa tribesmen.

Residents around any, who come to visit all hang hopes according to their intentions on the trees around Lake Satonda, the intended intentions include being able to get a mate in accordance with the idol that he expected, intending to heal the illness suffered and other intentions.

If the intention is deemed to be obscured because the stone hung on a tree on the island of Satonda they will come to carry out the ceremony of salvation, by slaughtering a goat or buffalo in that place, as a sign of gratitude for its intention and hope.

For those who do not go down to visit the lakes on the island of Satonda can do casual activities on a boat or snorkeling around, not far from where the boat docked. Good enough for snorkeling.

On the beach Satonda can still see colorful fish, as well as turtles. After finishing looking at the island of Satonda the group will continue the journey to the island of Banta which will be expected to arrive tomorrow on a dark morning.

Water conditions after entering in the waters of the island of Komodo

While looking towards the back of the boat, participants of the group will be presented with stunning views of the silhouette at sunset, and the silhouettes of the land around Mount Tambora.

The crew members carry out their routine activities of preparing meals for dinner, after dinner is finished, most groups usually sit around the front end of the boat.

While enjoying the boat swing while walking, driven by waves. It will definitely be cool while looking up while lying staring at the moon and the stars usually entourage tonight to chat while waiting while sleepy.

 

THE THIRD DAY

The entrance gate in the Komodo island area

Don’t forget to wake up early before 6 because at that time we have entered the waters of the Komodo National Park around the island of Banta, to see hundreds of jumping dolphins greeting the morning around the boat.

Even if you look at the bottom of the boat there are some dolphins that are chasing merrily and jumping very close in front of us and who must not forget to wake up in the morning which is definitely the crew to prepare breakfast.

At around 9:00 a.m. the group will arrive at Gili Laba for hiking activities, up the hill to see the charm of the scenery of the waters of the island of Komodo.

Surely those who like photography must fight up the hill because it is necessary to admit hiking up the hill on the island of Laba is very energy-intensive, then down from the profit island we continue the journey to the waters “Manta points.

To see and swim together with dozens of Pari fish in close proximity, this location is close to the mainland of Komodo Island and not far from Red beach or Pink beach, which is very well known by Caucasians and Caucasians.

After finishing watching the Pari fish in close proximity the group climbed onto the boat to get to Pink beach, here there are lots of Moring or some kind of floating ball that marks the existence of a rope into the sea floor.

Intended for boats or tourist boats anchored, so as not to throw anchors carelessly to avoid damage to coral reefs.

View of the island of Komodo from the island of Laba if during the rainy season

On the Pink beach for those who have good swimming abilities can swim towards the edge of the Pink beach, to dry for a moment on the Pink sand (for Caucasians), also at this location is very good for snorkeling.

But be careful because the flow of sea water here is quite heavy, you can ask for a rope to hold on or you can ask for a life jacket, so as not to be too tired of pedaling your feet when facing water flow.

The current that drags us away from the boat, then the group after finishing snorkeling will be invited to take a boat to go to check in points at the Loh Liang pier Komodo National Park (Komodo island) here all administrative payments are made including payment of the Enterance fee.

Entrance ticket “Not included in the Trip price. There there is a list of ticket prices that I cannot confirm because they are always changing but certainly for foreign tourists they have to pay 2X compared to the price of the entrance ticket for domestic tourists.

There is also an additional fee for a camera fee of Rp 50,000 for those who bring cameras and cameras on cellphones (HP) that are not subject to additional fees.

Lunch on an adventurous boat trip

After completing administrative matters, the local guide will take us to the explanation board, to find out the rules of the rules in TNK (Komodo National Park)

Including the group will explain the hiking routes that will be passed. After completion, explain the 2 handlers and guides, carrying a unique stick to conquer Komodo.

At the end of the stick there are two branches or twigs that resemble wood on the ketepel will take us across the specified routes to see the Komodo habitat closely.

What is certain in the journey the handler will talk about the ins and outs of Komodo, including the KNP Guide, said that Komodo actually has 3 eyes with one eye on Jidad Komodo.

His eyes are hidden small in the gap of his scales, because Komodo often hunts by the method of pretending to sleep, while the eyes on his forehead monitor the movements of their prey.

When the prey approaches, the Komodo dragon will grab and bite the body part. For example buffalo, deer, pigs, horses. Until bacteria in the Komodo saliva spread disease-infected bacteria into their prey bodies.

At that time the prey will be released and then wait until it becomes sick and die, then the Komodo dragon will look for the carcass of its prey with a very sharp smell.

Even though the prey carcass has been flushed with a distance of kilometers. Not only can we see Komodo. Here many deer roam, wild boar, wild buffalo and various birds such as partridges, Komodo dragons and other scavenger crows.

Turning from TNK not far from the welcome gate, you can buy souvenirs that resemble Komodo wood carvings, clothes with screen printing of Komodo images, writings of Jargon, maps of Komodo island and many also in the form of necklaces and bracelets made from Komodo dragons.

Welcoming morning while having breakfast with a banana pancake menu

Back to the boat lunch is ready. While having lunch the boat drove to the next destination, Kalong island.

Near the island of Kalong, the group will arrive approximately 5 pm to stop somewhere surrounded by rocky and dry hills during the dry season.

Located in a lush valley by the beach, this is where we can see bats or bats hanging from the trees.

But the peak of its beauty, at dusk “these animals, will fly adorn the dusk that deliver the arrival of darkness of the night, while waiting for dusk in the calm waters of the sea.

You will be welcomed by children who use small motorized boats originating from the Komodo village, approaching the group boat with the aim of peddling souvenir items.

Souvenirs in the form of wooden carvings of the Komodo statue, through the children of the seller of this souvenir you can also ask to be carried back and forth from the boat to the Komodo village.

If you want to see their situation and lifestyle in this very small settlement, it costs around Rp. 150,000 for 3 people.

In the village there are many people selling like in the sub-district village which is a fishermen’s settlement, here you can buy canned drinks or snacks.

With a slightly more expensive price, of course, compared to shopping in the city district. For now your sleep will feel slower than the previous nights due to the condition of the position boat off the anchor.

THE FOURTH DAY

While enjoying the last day trip on the island of Kelor 2 hours drive again to Labuan Bajo

This morning you will be awakened by the sound of the boat engine that we are riding towards Rinca Island, approximately 2 hours drive.

I suggest you get up and sit on the edge of the boat because at this time many dolphins will chase the boat you are riding, while jumping on the left and right side of your boat.

After breakfast and drink coffee and warm tea which is always available throughout the day. Approximately we will arrive at the port of Loh Buaya on Rinca island at 8 am straight to the check in point gate.

The Trip boat guide that we are riding will take care of everything as we do at Loh Liang check in point on Komodo island but here we don’t have to pay a fee camera anymore.

Because it’s already one package with a previous fee, hiking on Rinca Island is a little different from hiking on Komodo Island, on Rinca Island, the fields are like open meadows or Savana.

Very few trees and very clear we will be able to see wild animals passing from near and far, such as buffalo, antelope, horse and certainly Komodo.

Every now and then we can see Komodo eating a deer or having a meal with a large buffalo.

The habit here after completing hiking on Rinca the group took photos together, posing back to the ocean which looked beautiful for the results of photography.

Hiking di pulau Rinca sambil melihat habitat Komodo di alam terbuka

From Rinca island the group turned to the boat for lunch which was ready while the boat moved towards the direction of Labuan Bajo.

The group will be invited to stop at Kelor Island for snorkeling and sunbathing activities on the beach, for Caucasians of course.

The scenery around the island is quite good, the water is clear, so we can see fish that are big enough from the boat.

If you want to take photos, you can also climb up the hill on the island of Kelor, as you can see on the front page of this blog.

The condition of Labuan Bajo, photographed from the ferry to the port of Sape (Bima)

About 2pm we continue the journey to the port city, Labuan Bajo. Now here is the end of the Trip (4H / 4M). Last night there were two choices for overnight.

Namely if you cannot get accommodation in Labuan Bajo then for the last night you can spend the night in a boat and in the morning you can find transport for your next destination.

But on the last night on the boat there was no service for dinner, so to have dinner just by walking hundreds of meters you can get in Labuan Bajo.

Many migrant warung traders, especially those from the Bugis tribe or Bajo tribe in South Sulawesi and the Javanese tribe, the location of this shop is mostly lined up on the edge of the roadside.

On the sidewalk, the road is quite wide, which is deliberately built for culinary peddlers. Then what about the shower after finishing Trip Boating?

I suggest that you come to the waiting room building at the PELNI port, there are those who sell food and drinks named “Pak Kahar” from Pak Kahar who can rent a bathroom before looking for a culinary place.

The fee is around Rp 10,000 because the shower is pretty clean (port facilities too) but “Pak Kahar” the status is to rent a place to sell in the waiting room.

“Pak Kahar also, a descendant of Bugis who has long been on a boating trip to the island of Komodo from Lombok and as director of” Wannua Adventure. “

 

BOAT CONDITIONS

Length: 20M – 25M
4M – 4.5M width
Machine: Yanmar 25HP – 30HP
Screen: Only to help the machine
Crew: 5-6 people
Passenger capacity: 25-30 people
There are 2 simple cabins
Kitchen
Simple toilet

 

FACILITIES AVAILABLE

Life jacket
A canoe
Simple fishing tool
Snorkel (Mask and Snorkel)
Pillow
Blanket
Mattress
Sleep in line on the deck
1 cabin for 2 people and the price of the Trip is Rp 2,750,000 / person

 

PRICE IS INCLUDED

Eat 3 times a day
Coffee and tea at any time
6 bottles of 1,500 ml mineral water

 

IMPORTANT THINGS TO BE CARRYED

Change clothes as needed
swimming clothes
Small bag (bodypack)
Dry bag if you have one
Snorkeling tool (because the boat is very limited)
Thick jacket to anticipate strong winds
Rain coat
Power bank
Camera and equipment
Switch plugs
sunglasses
anti-insect lotion
Personal medicines
Snacks

 

NOTE

If your group consists of at least 15 participants you can determine the departure day or boat charter status.

If you want a better boat we also have a regular trip from Lombok to Komodo by boat that is bigger and equipped with better facilities but for this we don’t have a regular schedule for the day so if interested please coordinate with us and me will inform you after 1 hour about the departure schedule and definitely more expensive prices.

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