Itinerary Bali to Komodo - Indonesia
The islands of Komodo are blessed with hundreds of secluded beaches, transparent crystal clear waters, and stunning coral reefs for some of the best diving in the world, waiting to be explored. Seek your own private haven either onboard or ashore to read a book or simply stroll along a crescent shaped beach where the only foot prints are yours or those of a Komodo dragon.
Please note that this is only a sample itinerary and it can be adjusted and adapted according to your preferences.
|Day 1||Bali. Embarkation in Serangan. After sailing into the Lombok Straits, with views of the majestic Agung volanco, the vessel settles on an easterly course to arrive at the Gili Islands, northwest Lombok. The Gili islands have suberb white sand beaches, excellent snorkeling and diving.|
|Day 2||The uninhabited island of Satonda is separated by a narrow strait from the Tambora volcano on the Sumbawa mainland, the site of the largest eruption in recorded history. Satonda itself is a small volcano and a salty lake fills its crater. At sunset one can enjoy the spectacle of a large colony of fruit eating giant bats flying over.|
|Day 3||Sangean island is an active volcano towering 1800 meters above the surrounding water. Here one can stop to visit the tiny settlement on the island and swim in crystal-clear waters. Opposite the island of Sangean, on the Sumbawa mainland is the village of Wera, a Buginese village known for boatbuilding. Here one can see all kinds of craft in various stages of construction, including the "Phinisi" trading ships of Indonesia.|
|Day 4||Gili Banta is the first of the islands in the Komodo Archipelago. This island provides a crescent shaped bay that offers a beautiful anchorage from where you can jump into turquoise water and swim to the white sandy beach. The islands of Gili Lawa Laut, on the northeast tip of Komodo, are another stunning location for anchoring, with beautiful moon-scape scenery, fantastic little bays and beaches, and the best dive sites of the entire Komodo National Park.|
|Day 5||Unesco World Heritage site, Komodo Island is famous for the local inhabitants: giant lizard known as the Komodo Dragon. One can go hiking and looking for the 'dragons', and also wild horses, water buffalo, wild boar, and monkeys in spectacular scenery of savannah and emerald coves Climb up a local summit and one can enjoy a splendid panorama over the moon-scape islands of the Komodo Archipelago. Red beach, directly across the bay from Komodo village, has a unique pink-red coloured sand. The colour of the sand is caused by pulverised fragments of the red coral species.|
|Day 6||The serene anchorage of Labuanbajo is the main arrival point for visitors into the Komodo National Park. Here one can make a tour to a nearby village where, if the time is right, one can attend the 'whip-fight dance' ceremonies. Unique to the Manggarai people of West Flores is a dance called the "caci"- a whip and shield duel. This fascinating display of dance and war is never over until blood is drawn and these warriors wear their lacerations with pride, as they are the marks of bravery.|
|Day 7||After your breakfast a private car will be on hand to take you to the Labuanbajo airport for a return flight to Bali.|
BEST TIME TO GO: The Lesser Sunda Islands are a year round cruising destination.
Note: Keen divers can begin their cruises from Labuan Bajo, on the doorstep of the Komodo National Park. With enough time scuba diving trips here can also encompass Maumere (Flores island) and some spectacular sites in Alor.
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