15 - 21 JUN 2023 (7-days) includes KOMODO BOAT 3D2N.(Labuan Bajo, Padar Island, Rinca and Komodo Island, Tako Makassar, Kannawa, Rangko Cave, Ruteng-West Nusa Tenggara Timor)
21 - 24 Jun 2023 (add on 4D3N) for Jatiluwih Rice Terraces and Nusa Penida
Cost per pax RM 3300 Komodo (8-12 pax) based on IDR1 million = Rm311 (Maybank 13Apr)
Final adjustment on the cost is based on the exchange rate at time of final collection.
EXCLUDES FLIGHT - LBJ - LABUAN BAJO AIRPORT - COST ON 10 APR.
15 JUN THU - AIR ASIA KUL/LBJ 0900/1655. TRANSIT DENPASAR 2HR. & GUARANTEED CONNECTION BASIS RM828,
21 JUN WED - BATIK AIR LBJ/KUL0950/1605. TRANSIT DENPASAR 2HR.& GUARANTEED CONNECTION BASIS RM942,
24JUN SAT - DPS/KUL CHOOSE OWN FLIGHTS FROM ANY AIRLINES.
Update 11 May 2023. We have 1 last place for SOLO MALE for rooming purpose. 9 members going for tthe 4D3N extension to Unesco Jatiluwih Rice Terraces and Nusa Penida Island trip cost Rm630 per person. .
Update 11 Apr 2023. PLEASE DO NOT BOOK FLIGHTS UNTIL ADVISED BY US. Yong brothers have done this trip with 10 pax group in May 2022. WhatsApp trip handler YONG LEE KENG 012 3158353 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for booking. NOTE BOAT ROOM/BEDS CONFIGURATION - TOTAL 4 rooms with private bath/toilet. (2 rooms with one double bed. 2 rooms with 4 bunk beds. Max 12 pax). Couples will be allocated the double rooms based on first-come-basis.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: This is meant to be a "free and easy" adventure trip. Participants should be relatively fit, with a good sense of humor, and above all, have the right attitude for close travel with others through possibly some trying times. Most definitely, this is not a trip for prudes, whiners, fuss-pots, and other similarly assorted types! We had a couple of those before and it wasn't pleasant for us or them. Although every effort will be made to stick to the given itinerary, ground conditions may change and cause some disruption and/or deviation from the norm. Otherwise, have fun.
It is estimated that there are some 6000 Komodos still roaming wild on Komodo Islands, just off Nusa Tenggara. We will surely see some, AND we will also ensure you experience the Komodo Island at its other best ... the deep blue surrounding sea on a 3D2N live-aboard voyage, spectacular sights at Padar Island, and even the simple pleasures of a short but intereting drive through lesser visited Nusa Tenggara Barat.
DAY 1 Meet KLIA. Meet KLIA by 6:30AM for AA flight 9:00AM to Labuan Bajo landing 4:55PM, with a 2hr transit in Denpasar Bali. Booking on direct basis and on Guaranteed Connection Basis. It is a short 10min van ride to hotel, and just in time for happy hours maybe in town. Dinner at local eatery. Overnight (O/n) LBJ (D).
DAY 2 Kelor hiking, Rinca Komodo & Kalong Batsi. Morning last minute supplementary shopping of snacks, drinks etc before we board our boat to head for Kelor Island. We do a short uphill hike to take in splendid views, and then cool off with snorkeling at Menjerite Island. Next stop is Komodo dragons viewing at Rinca Island, but look out for the wild boar, Timor deer etc as well. Evening will be sunset chills at Kalong while catching sight of hundreds of fruit bats in the sky above us. O/N Boat (B L D).
DAY 3 Padar Sunrise, Pink Beach, Komodo Island & Taro Makassar. It will be an early morning hike up the hills of Padar Island to take in an inspiring sunrise watching the island change color as the sun slowly rises. We sail to Pink Beach to enjoy some sand and sea fun before heading for Komodo Island to try catch sight of more ‘dragons’ without the latter catching us! Last sea stop will be at Manta Point to try view more giants, and then snorkel a truly spectacular spot at Tako Makassar. Wrap up the day with serene glowing sunset at Kannawa Island. O/N Boat (B L D).
Day 4 Kannawa Reef & Rangko Cave. After two full active days, today we have a free morning for more snorkeling, visiting local fishing village, fishing or just enjoy doing nothing. After lunch we sail to Rangko Cave to arrive around 3pm to catch the cave at its best blue glow. The water in the cave is still saltish and one will find it easy to float! Dinner at local eatery. O/N LBJ (B L D).
Day 5 West Nusa Tenggara Timor) AM: will be a slow drive with spontaneous stops enroute to catch a cuppa of coffee served with priceless smiles, photo ops and local roadside shopping. We will get to Todo Village by late morning to experience a culture and history stop. After lunch, en route to Ruteng, we make an interesting visit to the unique Spider-web rice fields. O/N Ruteng (B L D).
Day 6 Pygmy "Hobbits" Archaelogical Site & Coffee Farm. We drive small mountain roads with scenic views of the countryside dotted with cinnamon, coffee, and cocoa plantings until we reach Liang Bua Cave, where ‘Homo floresiensis’ was discovered. The remains of these ‘small people’ date back 12,000 to 95,000 years old! In the afternoon, we make a slow drive back to LBJ to arrive for a nice sunset at Love Hills, just on the outskirts of LBJ. O/N LBJ (B L D)
Day 7 Labuan Bajo fly Home. After breakfast, we catch a BATIK Air guaranteed connection flight departing 9:50AM, transit 2hr Denpasar, and landing in KUL at 4:05PM same day. (B).
OPTIONAL BALI EXTENSION. As we will be flying in and out via Denpasar, this 4D3N optional extension would be a nice intro to the ‘Other Bali’ beyond Kuta, Nusa Dua, Ubud etc. Whatsapp LEE KENG for full details. Cost per pax Rm630 for 8-pax group.
Day 7 LBJ to Jatiluwih. Depart 950AM land 11:05AM Denpasar. Chartered van travel 2hrs or so into the Bali hinterland to Jatiluwih rice terraces. with stops in Secret Garden Restaurant and tranquil Pura Bedugul. . Overnight Jailuwih.
Day 8 Sanur Beach. AM Light ekking around the terraces. a UNESCO site. Return to Sanur Beach after lunch and overnight.
Day 9 Nusa Penida Island. The jetty for Nusa Penida is few minutes walk from Hotel. Its a full day trip covering both East and West Nusa Penida. Most tours offer either East or West in one day. Sites visited include Klinking Beach, Broken Beach, Angel’s Billabong etc, before the evening speedboat back to Sanur for our last night.
DAY 10 Fly Home. Transfer to Airport at own costs. Many flight options including Air Asia 12:25 noon.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- Cost cover accommodation, MEALS (B L D) as indicated, local tour guide and ground travel via chartered transportation, Komodo entry permit and conservation fee and airport transfers.
- Accommodation on land will be in local guesthouses and budget hotels. Boat stay will be on semi phinisi basis.
- Not covered are airfare, meals not indicated above and optional activities.
- Cost is subject to change depending on fluctuations in exchange rates..
- A Non-refundable deposit of Rm1000 is payable to confirm your place.
Whatsapp Phone: Lee Keng 012 3158353