Komodo to Wakatobi 11N/12D
LABUAN BAJO - KENDARI
We propose the following itinerary which adheres to our ‘slow travel’ philosophy. This itinerary is highly recommended but can be modified to suit your taste and needs.
Visit three National parks in a single trip.
Explore the remote islands and the atoll of Flores sea.
Enjoy world-class beaches and snorkeling.
Encounter the fascinating “Bajo” people and their way of life.
Day by Day
This itinerary should only be used as a guideline and may change according to weather conditions and also the sweet surprises and not-to-be-missed events that we may discover along the way.
Learn more about the 'Nomad experience' on this page.
Upon Arrival at Labuanbajo airport, transfer to the harbor where we board our boat, the BUGIS. We’ll sail for one hours while your cruise director gives you a general briefing to familiarize you with the vessel and our safety procedures. We make a swim along the nice beach of Kelor island. Then we trekking though the monsoon forests of Rinca island, hoping to catch a glimpse of the elusive Komodo dragon.
Today will be a day dedicated to the wonderful underwater world of Komodo National Park. With a bit of luck, we might be able to observe manta rays, turtles, and other colorful fish. In the late afternoon, we will depart for the Takabonerate atoll.
After a night of navigation, we arrive at Bonerate island, in the middle of the Flores Sea. We visit the main village: sandy streets, traditional houses built on stilts and elegant Lambo boats being built on the beach. Midday, we cross the narrow strait to the eastern tip of Kalao island and anchor along a spectacular beach. Snorkeling on a nearby reef, hike to the nearby village. Apero on the beach at sunset and quite night at anchor
DAY 4, 5 & 6
We spend three full days exploring the many islands of the Taka Bonerate National Park, some inhabited, most empty. There will be plenty of beach combing, snorkeling, zodiac exploration in lagoon, visits villages with hordes of children in tow, meeting the locals and of course beach BBQ on remote beaches.
With its high cliffs towering over a heavenly beach lined with coconut trees, Batuata is definitely one of the most scenic island of the region. After setting foot ashore, we pay respect to the local Chief, ask for permission to go around and see the island. We visit the local school, hear the children singing the latest local hits. This is truly a remote place, far away from other islands and you will definitely enjoy the remoteness of it. Late afternoon sail towards Wakatobi
DAY 8 & 9:
We will drop the anchor early morning at the southern tip of Hoga island, nearby Kaledupa Island. Fringed by mangrove forest and beaches shaded by coconut trees, those islands have a lot to offer for the two days we’ll spend there. A visit to a Bajo village entirely built on stilts above the sea is a must. In the past these `sea gypsies` were more nomadic, living on their boats. Today they live more sedentariously in houses on stilts but they still rely.
After a few hours of navigation at dawn, we reach the island of Wangi Wangi. First, we will visit Bajo Mola: the very first bajo village in the island of Wangi Wangi settled down 65 years ago. Please join our crew for the shopping to market to stock up fresh produces. After a snorkeling session, close to the boat, we hoist the anchor for the night passage to Saponda islands.
For the last day in paradise, we will start with a very nice snorkeling session. After the visit of the village, we will raise the anchor to a deserted island. Late evening, we sail to Kendari, our final destination.
After breakfast we say goodbye to captain and crew of the BUGIS and we will transfer you to the airport.
Pricing & Inclusions
We apply a simple pricing structure. However, the inclusions and exclusions of each itinerary may vary. Please see the 'Inclusions and Exclusions' below.
Shared Trip (2024): $400/person/night + additional distance fee if applicable
Private Charters (2024): $3000/ 8 persons/night + additional distance fee if applicable
Accommodation in a shared double bed cabin
All meals, snacks soft and hot drinks
Land excursions during the trip
Use of paddle boards, kayaks, snorkeling gear and other amenities onboard
Airport transfers from/to the closest airport
Harbor and park fees 200/person/trip
Transfer from hotel
Onboard or Local Purchases
Passenger Surcharge (+75% from the trip cost)
Crew and Cruise Director gratuities (Tips on board recommended 5% to 10% of published rates)