Kayaking vacation in Indonesia, Komodo Dragon tour
A one-of-a-kind sea kayak and snorkelling expedition - you will paddle around some of Indonesia's most remote beaches and islands in search of the legendary Komodo dragon.
Bali Labuan Bajo Sebayor Kecil Wainilu Nusa Pimpe Komodo Park Rinca Village Kelor Cunca Wulang Waterfalls Opportunities to snorkel around some of the world's most remote and pristine islands
£2295 excluding flights
Price includes: accommodation, meals as per itinerary, transport including domestic flights, kayak and equipment, park fees and excursions.
Excluding flights (bali to bali itinerary)
Excluding flights (bali to bali itinerary)
Description of Kayaking vacation in Indonesia, Komodo Dragon tour
2022: 27 Mar, 5 Apr, 14 Apr, 2 May, 11 May, 20 May, 26 May, 4 Jun, 14 Jul, 23 Jul, 1 Aug, 11 Aug, 20 Aug, 29 Aug, 8 Sep, 17 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 11 Oct, 20 Oct, 29 Oct, 6 Nov
Small group tour:
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modelled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, traveling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. Those with a two-week vacation, a small group tour will save valuable planning time.
Our top tip:
If you have skin prone to blistering, take some gloves for kayaking.
Small group, 2-10 adults plus tour guide.
Moderate/challenging. 2-7 hours kayaking daily.
4 nights hotel, 4 nights safari camp, 1 night eco-lodge.
Solo travelers welcome. Single rooms available in hotels.
8 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners.
We cater to vegetarians and vegans.
All accommodation, transfers, listed activities and equipment, park fees, some meals.
6 Reviews of Kayaking vacation in Indonesia, Komodo Dragon tour
5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 15 Jan 2020 by Deirdre FordeExcellent, we would recommend it to anyone who enjoys nature and meeting local people Read full review
Reviewed on 26 Oct 2019 by Nicolas SnellingOne of the most outstanding trips I have ever done. Loved it. Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Sep 2017 by Jodie CummingsHonestly everything was amazing! Being completely immersed in nature. Monkeys, dolphins, turtles, manta rays, bats and of course Komodo dragons... oh and some spectacular sunsets! Read full review
Reviewed on 01 Sep 2017 by Andrew FinckSo many to choose from: Singing campfire songs with the crew, guide and group. Snorkelling and seeing the sights. Visiting Komodo Island and the dragons. Read full review
Reviewed on 28 Jun 2017 by Janet White SpunnerSleeping in tents on deserted beaches. Seeing 3 Komodo dragons eating a carcase. The friendliness and helpfulness of everyone Read full review
Reviewed on 12 Jul 2016 by Hazel PerrettAbsolutely fabulous Read full review
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetWe lead and encourage our clients to take responsibility for the environmental impact of the expeditions and we try to minimise the impact of our challenges on the environment within which we operate. We are therefore committed to continual improvement in our environmental performance, preventing pollution and minimising our effects through a complete programme of annual reviews of our expeditions and try to make our activities environmentally and socially positive.
To greatly reduce our impact on the environment there is a maximum of 8-12 team members, which helps to minimise the damage associated with large scale tourism. On our trips we do not leave anything behind where we camp, trek, raft, kayak or sail. We leave places like we found them, in fact we sometimes leave them in better condition. Most of our expeditions do involve some sort of environmentally friendly power such as trekking by foot, paddling a raft or sailing a boat.
As part of this expedition, you will be helping to preserve the local eco-system by cleaning the park of all plastics as we go. Through the work that we and other like minded organisations do, we hope that the Komodo National Park will remain an attraction for our children's children.
Accommodation on the Island of Flores is at an Eco Lodge which is a beach side Lodge located near Labuan Bajo on the Island of Flores. The view out to the Komodo islands from the upstairs restaurant and bar is especially beautiful at sunset. Part of the grounds is set aside as a Coucal (pheasant-like bird) breeding area. The Eco Lodge has adopted Green Globe principles into their management systems.
Green Globe is the global Benchmarking, Certification and improvement system, assisting the international travel and tourism industry to attain sustainability. Green Globe provides a certification system that responds directly to the major environmental problems facing the planet, including climate change, over-use of freshwater resources, destruction of biodiversity, production of solid and biological waste and social issues.
EcoLodges Indonesia also supports the Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism Criteria (GSTC Partnership) - a coalition of 32 organizations working together to foster increased understanding of sustainable tourism practices and the adoption of universal sustainable tourism principles. The Partnership, which was initiated by Rainforest Alliance, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Foundation, and the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), launched the Sustainable Tourism Criteria at the World Conservation Congress in October 2008. These criteria provide the minimum standard that any tourism business should aspire to reach in order to protect and sustain the world’s natural and cultural resources while ensuring tourism meets its potential as a tool for poverty alleviation.
We aim to:
- Achieve zero litter, and when appropriate remove local litter
- Avoid pollution from our camp and accommodation activities
- Achieve zero damage and impact to local flora and fauna
- Encourage understanding of the local environment and its fragilities
- Encourage the eating of local foods therefore preserving traditional farming practice
- Encourage the use of biodegradable products especially washing products.
- Ensure good practice on all toilet activities, i.e. avoiding pollution to water courses
- Ensure waste is minimized and recycled whenever possible
- Minimise the use of water
Our commitment to our environmental policy extends to our working environment and all staff recycle and make business decisions with an ethical dimension such as using public transport and maximising the use of email. We are committed to running a business that has as little environmental impact as possible.
PeopleAll our expeditions are organised and led with a commitment to maximising the benefits of our trips to the local community and minimising the negative impact associated with tourism. We employ local agents and staff, not just to benefit the local economy, but also to give you a real sense of the local culture.
To support the local communities, we sleep and eat in locally-run establishments where possible, and interact sensibly with locals as we believe in positive cultural exchanges so as not to change their lives – this means trade not aid.
Our local guides always include details of the impact of tourism in the area and the positive and negative aspects. Where possible they will encourage participants to follow local customs and adopt practices that work in harmony with the habitat and environment. They will brief on the rights of the porters and muleteers and lead by example in their interaction and conduct.
We will ensure that:
- We pay a fair income for all locally employed staff
- Use local equipment and vehicles when we can
- We purchase food from locally sourced providers
- Use locally owned and run accommodation where possible
- Discourage local begging and giving of cash gifts
- Employ local agents therefore ensuring income is kept in country whenever possible
- Encourage maximum communications between locals and participants to encourage mutual understanding and respect between cultures
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