The Komodo National Park has constantly raising as one of the most popular destination after the famous Bali and its neighbouring Gili and Lombok. Travelers, bloggers, and divers alike flocks to this isolated islands to experience raw and wild adventure. To meet the legendary, last Komodo dragons on earth. A holiday in secret beaches and sunbathing in rare, dreamlike pink sands. To hike in some of the most Jurassic-looking island in the world for a dramatic view of volcanoes, jagged landscape, and dry grassland contrasting with the blue shades of the Indian Ocean. Komodo Island trip has captured the heart of many and will continue to do so. Here are the steps you need to take if you are interested to arrange your own.
Book a Komodo Island Trip
A news for you solo backpackers out there. While you can still go backpack to Komodo, it’s impossible to conduct the tour by your own. You need to go with a Komodo trip operator. Here’s the thing; the Komodo National Park is not a single destination. It’s made a string of +/- 20 little islands surrounding the national park—which only accessible by boat. During the trip, you will sleep in the boat, eat in the boat, and get transported around by the boat. It’s basically a liveaboard trip and obviously, you can’t do it independently. So do your research and make sure you choose only the best Komodo island trip operator for best experience.
Get Visa on Arrival
You can get your visa to enter Indonesia on arrival. It’s not hard to obtain and the 30 days visa—the most common one—will be enough for Komodo tour. Just make sure that your visa is valid for at least six months after your date of arrival.
Arrange A Flight to Labuan Bajo
Now, the Labuan Bajo has no direct flight from any other countries. The option is to fly from Jakarta or Bali. Several airlines serves the route to Labuan Bajo. You can chose between Garuda, Air Asia, or Lion Air—which ever that suits your budget and time.
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Book Accommodation in Labuan Bajo
We really recommend you to come at least one day earlier to Labuan Bajo and explore the city before going off to the Komodo Island. This port town has a rustic vibes on it and definitely worth a time. The once quiet town is now brimming with coffee shops, rooftop restaurants, italian resto, Mexican restaurant, and many thing else. It’s almost like Bali’s Canggu on its early days. Beside, staying for one night in Labuan Bajo helps you to replenish your energy and manage your time better.
Hop to Your Komodo Island Trip Liveaboard
Now, it’s time to go on board to your Komodo island trip! Depend to the deals, the operator might pick you up from the hotel and get you to the port. If not, you might need to hire a taxi to get to the port. Here you will see your liveaboard boats and finally get into your own cabin! sail ahead and embrace the wild adventure. Enjoy the journey!