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Komodo to Wakatobi 14D/13N





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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 

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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.


Arrival in Labuan Bajo . Transfer to the village of Rangko (30 minutes), where our Fondation is located.
After boarding our boat, the BUGIS, you will have time to visit the village and meet our Fondation`s staffwho will introduce you to our activities. You will have also the opportunity to swim in the crystal clear water of a seawater cave.
During lunchtime, the captain will raise the anchor and sail to a small, uninhabited island.
With our zodiac, we’ll visit a local village and will enjoy some snorkeling nearby..
End of the day  with an sunset apero on the beach.

DAYS 2 & 3: 

We will spend the next two days exploring the Komodo National Park: trekking though the monsoon forests of Komodo or Rinca island, hoping to catch a glimse of the elusive Komodo dragon, swimming from pink beaches, snorkeling over reefs of exeptional beauty, hiking to hilltops to enjoy the great scenery of the surrounding archipelago. With a bit of luck, we’ll see turtles, reef sharks manta rays and other pelagic species.

DAY 4:

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 5: 

We’ll explore today the island of Tanah Jampea by hiking from the north coast to the main village of Benteng, through rice fields, spice plantations and forest, passing through quiet villages along the way.

We’ll spend the afternoon on the uninhabited island of Jailamu: crystal clear waters, coral reefs, immaculate beaches lined with swaying palm trees.

DAYS 6,7 & 8: 

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, snorkelling, zodiac exploration, visits villages with hordes of children in tow, meeting the locals and of course beach BBQ on remote beaches.

DAY 9:

With its high cliffs towering over a heavenly beach lined with coconut trees, Batuata is definitively 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 to Wakatobi

DAY 9:

We arrive at Wakatobi Archipelago, at the southeastern tip of Sulawesi. There, we will find some of the best reefs and beaches  of Sulawesi.

Our first stop will be in Kaledupa atoll for a superb snorkeling. Midday sail while having lunch to nearby Tomia island. We drop the anker in front a lovely beach and we will go for a walk to the village of Waha. Sunset on the beach

DAYS 10 & 11:  

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, thoseislands 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 he past these `sea gipsies` were more nomadic, living on their boats. Today they live more sedentariously in houses on stilts but they still rely  entirely from the sea for their livelihood.
In another isolated  village, we’ll witnessthe tedious process of ikat weaving, these traditional cloth woven on simple looms

For those who wake up early,  they can follow our staff to the market to buy supply for the boat.

It is not impossible that we could rent bicycle to tour the islands, the best way to enjoy the scenery, or just to hike around and explore.
As Hoga  island is fringed by spectacular coral reefs there will  always be the opportunity for a magnificent snorkeling.


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.

DAY 13: 

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.

DAY 14: Check-out, transfer to Kendari Airport and boarding assistance.










 Pricing & Inclusions 

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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 (2023): $375/person/night  + additional distance fee if applicable

  • Private Charters (2023): $2700/ 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


  • International and domestic flights

  • Visa entry fees (if any)

  • Port and park fees: $200/pers

  • Fuel surcharge: $200/pers

  • Beer, wine and liquors

  • Diving sesions and diving equipment rental

  • Single occupancy

  • Crew gratuities



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