Komodo Sea Kayaking Adventure

This is a unique expedition where you will paddle your sea kayak to some of the most remote beaches on earth, drifting over magnificent coral reefs, accessing little visited areas, uninhabited islands as well as the island which is inhabited by mythical dragons. One of the best sea kayaking adventures out there! This 10 day expedition from Bali is one of a kind. Our partners are the only operator running kayaking expeditions in the National Park. With the help of an experienced guide, we will paddle between the islands, camp on uninhabited islands with glorious beaches and visit small stilted villages. We will have the chance to swim and snorkel on the most stunning reefs as well as explore the islands by foot. We will walk on Rinca Island to see the dragons – (very close up) – as well as buffalo, deer, monkeys and wild pigs – is an experience you won’t forget! This Komodo Kayaking expedition has a maximum group size of 10 people.

It was a magic holiday, an experience we will never forget. Everybody really enjoyed it and we would definitely recommend it to non-kayakers as well as kayakers. The snorkelling is simply the best I’ve ever seen.

Dunning Family

 

Sea Kayaking Adventure Overview

If you crave adventure and remote places, want to experience cultural immersion and like being in the outdoors, then our Kayaking Komodo expedition is for you. Perfect for those who love a physical challenge but also cherish quiet times of relaxation. You will be escorted around the Komodo National Park by one of our well trained kayaking guides who not only will give you pointers on how to kayak but also inform you on what you are experiencing on the trip. Our objective is to visit the home of the mighty Komodo Dragon. The Komodo Dragon’s sheer size and power is unbelievable, growing more than 3 metres in length and weighing over 150kg. Although they plod along at a leisurely pace, do not be fooled, when called for, the Dragon can run up to 30 kilometres an hour and strike at lightning speed. We will see a number of these magnificent animals at close range – an experience you will not forget. The Komodo Dragon however is just one attraction of the park, you’ll also likely see buffalo, deer, monkeys and wild pigs. We will be visiting uninhabited islands, snorkelling in crystal clear water above pristine coral. The area boasts some of the best marine life on the planet, with dozens of reefs in which we will snorkel. We will visit sites where manta ray and turtle are common. We will visit caves and islands packed with flying fox as well as remote communities that live off the sea. Our nights will be spent beneath the stars on some uninhabited island.

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KOMODO SEA KAYAKING ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival in Bali

Arrive in Bali and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight Hotel.

Day 2: Fly Bali to Labuan Bajo. Arrive at Komodo Labuan Bajo airport (B)

You will be met at the airport by one of our team members and taken to Bajo Komodo Eco Lodge. This afternoon you will meet with your Guide and then head off for an introduction paddle along the river while enjoying the flora and fauna.

Overnight in Hotel.

Day 3: Labuan Bajo – Pulau Bajo Pungu – Kelor Island (B,L,D)

Today we start paddling. Before lunch, we set out for our first destination, Kelor. On the way we stop for lunch and snorkeling at Pulau Bajo Pungu and we will reach Kelor approximately after 4.5 hrs after leaving from the Eco-Lodge. Kelor has a beautiful beach surrounded by crystal clear water and is perfect for our first camp.

Overnight Safari Tents.

Day 4: Kelor – Gado Island – Werloka (B,L,D)

After breakfast we will start paddling to Gado, for snorkeling and lunch before we head to Werloka a laid-back fishing village, which offers both, a light trek on its secluded shoreline as well as a taste of Florinese history with its treasures from the distant past.

An ancient former trading port, Werloka is a place where numerous historic artefacts like stone pillars, dolmens, daggers and spearheads, jewellery, and antique ceramics have been found. Some of these items are even estimated to date back to the Chinese Bronze Age, which presumably started around 2000 BC.

The trek will be followed by a sunset boat ride to a small mangrove island (Kaaba) inhabited by bats. This is a great sight enjoyed from our top deck with thousands of bats flying into the night sky for their evening meal.

Overnight Safari Tents.

Day 5: Werloka – Rinca (B,L,D)

Early morning we will rise and paddle to the Rinca Rangers Office to look for Komodo Dragons. Rinca (pronounced Rin – cha) is the best place in the park to see the Dragons as their numbers and density are larger there. We will be shown around the park by a trained Ranger who will explain the eco-system, the Dragon’s habits, the life of other inhabitants on the island such as the Macaque, Buffalo, Deer, Tree snakes etc.
After a drink at the Ranger’s Cafe’ we will start paddling north towards Sebayor Kecil. On the way we stop for some snorkeling and lunch at Kambing, a little island just off the coast of Rinca before we start our final paddle to Sebayor Kecil where we will spend the night.

Sebayor Kecil has a beautiful beach and some great coral reefs and fish population so a spot of snorkelling the next morning is encouraged.

Overnight Safari Tents.

Day 6: Sebayor Kecil – Kanawa – Skure (B,L,D)

Today we paddle past Kanawa, another great coral reef, and continue onto Skure, where we will spend the night on its white sandy beach for our last night of camping.

Overnight Safari Tents.

Day 7: Skure – Bedhadhari – Eco Lodge (B,L)

This is our last day of paddling but by no means the last day of the adventure. Before we will coast back along the Flores shoreline and in between some islands with great rock formations, we will be stopping over on Bedhadhari island for more snorkeling. We will be back in Labuan Bajo in the afternoon after lunch. There you have the evening free to relax.

Overnight Eco- Lodge.

Day 8: Labuan Bajo – Cunca Wulang Waterfalls – Labuan Bajo (B)

Today we head out for a day at the Cunca Wulang Waterfalls. The falls are just beyond a beautiful traditional village. The hike there and back is picturesque and we will have a chance to chat to the locals along the way. The falls are spectacular with an enormous fall at one end of a large canyon, which has been carved by the falls themselves. We will be able to swim in the beautifully cool waters all the way to the fall’s base.

Overnight at Hotel.

Day 9: Labuan Bajo – Bali (B)

We will have a bit of free time before we fly back to Bali today. We can have a swim at the Eco- Lodge pool, go into town and walk around the harbor, or just relax on the sprawling veranda overlooking the sea. You will be met at Bali airport by the hotel and taken there. You can either stay the night at the hotel or fly out to your next destination later that evening. Either way you will have a room available to yourselves.

Overnight at Hotel.

Day 10: End of the Adventure

End of your amazing adventure. You can now fly home or extend your stay in Indonesia.

 

Note: This itinerary can vary due to local conditions and strength of kayaking team. Days can be shortened or lengthened depending on many factors.

Optional Beach Extension

Day 9: Labuan Bajo – Bali (B)

We will have a bit of free time before we fly back to Bali today. We can have a swim at the Eco- Lodge pool, go into town and walk around the harbor, or just relax on the sprawling veranda overlooking the sea. You will be met at Bali airport by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Amed.

Overnight at Hotel.

Day 10 (B)

Day at leisure – Amed.

Day 11 (B)

Day at leisure – Amed.

Day 12 (B)

Morning at leisure – afternoon transfer to Denpasar.

Overnight at Hotel.

Day 13: End of the Adventure

End of your amazing adventure. You can now fly home or extend your stay in Indonesia.

Day 14: Back Home

Arrive back in UK

 

  • Duration10 days/9 nights
  • Price£1,750$2,195
  • Upcoming Group Departures6th May'17, 15h May'17, 24th May'17, 2nd Jun'17, 11th Jun'17, 20th Jun'17, 29th Jun'17, 8th Jul'17, 17th Jul'17, 26th Jul'17, 5th Aug'17, 13th Aug'17, 22nd Aug'17, 31st Aug'17, 9th Sep, 15th Sep'17, 27th Sep'17, 6th Oct'17, 15th Oct'17, 24th Oct'17, 2nd Nov'17, 11th Nov'17

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. - - - . - Seeing Komodo Dragons up close in part of this holiday in Indonesia The Komodo Dragons are one of the highlights of this Indonesia adventure holiday
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