- Snorkel and swim with manta rays and visit the incredible komodo dragons
- Experience true Indonesian culture
- Tour the beautiful natural landscape of Moyo Island and the national park on Komodo Island
- Cruise between gorgeous destinations on your own live-aboard boat for three days
- Trek through jungle and forest, discover waterfalls and hidden coves, and watch beautiful sunsets
- Party under the stars with a whole group of new travel friends
Starting in laidback Lombok, you'll get to spend time soaking up the sunshine and enjoy the friendly atmosphere in beautiful surroundings. We'll even visit a Sasak village to find out more about the traditions of the local community. From Lombok, we'll travel to Sumbawa and then Moyo Island for more blissful beaches and island touring, and then take to the waves on board our very own private boat for three days as we hop from one idyllic island to the next on a sailing experience like no other. Stop off at Komodo Island to discover the region's unique Komodo dragon – the largest living species of lizard in the world, explore Indonesia's colourful underwater worlds, trek through jungles, and stand at breathtaking viewpoints on a trip that'll leave you with lasting memories and a group of new friends.
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Day 1: Welcome to Indonesia! Arrive Lombok
You’ll be met by our friendly team at Lombok airport, on your arrival, and be driven you to your accommodation in Kuta. Today is a chance for you to unwind and relax after your travels, so we’ll be taking it easy today. Meet your fellow travellers and tour guide this evening at a welcome meal.
Day 2: Sasak visit
Today you’ll get a rare glimpse at traditional Indonesian living with a trip to the local Sasak village. You’ll get to meet and talk to the village elders and learn more about the community and their culture, you’ll even get to have a go at a traditional weaving technique. In the afternoon, we’ll head into the jungle to trek through the beautiful landscape.
Day 3: Lombok beaches
Enjoy some free time on Lombok’s fantastic beaches today. Why not power through the waves on a surfboard, or swim with an abundance of colourful critters in an underwater playground with some snorkelling gear? Head out later with the group to sample Lombok’s nightlife.
Day 4: Sumbawa
Today we’ll make our way from Lombok to Sumbawa by ferry, arriving on its golden shores this afternoon. You’ve got some free time to explore at your own pace for the rest of the day, so take a day pack out and head for the hills, rent a bicycle and tour the area on two wheels, or chill out in a hammock on the beach.
Day 5: Moyo Island
Leaving Sumbawa today, we’ll make our way to Moyo Island. On arrival, we’ll be introduced to a local guide for a tour of the island and spend the day discovering breathtaking areas off the beaten track.
Day 6: All aboard!
We’ll be heading out to sea again today, this time for a full three days as we board our live-aboard boat. Today, we’ll be stopping off at Satonda Island to inspect the coves and pretty shoreline and swim among the fish.
Day 7: Padar Island
After a tasty breakfast on board the boat, you’ll have the opportunity to soak up some sunshine out on deck or jump in the sea to swim with manta rays. Later, we’ll cruise over to Padar Island to get a glimpse of the unusually coloured sands of Pink Beach, with a stop off to explore the surrounding area and best viewpoints over the islands for an unforgettable sunset.
Day 8: Komodo Island to Flores
This morning, we’ll make our way to Komodo Island where, once ashore, we’ll trek inland through the gorgeous national park to track down some of the island’s famous Komodo dragons. In the afternoon, we’ll head back to the boat to set sail for Flores. Tonight, staying back on dry land, we’ll get to enjoy a fun night out with a group dinner and drinks to mark our last evening together.
Day 9: Departure
Today is the last day of the tour, so swap contact details, say your goodbyes, and make your way to the airport. An airport transfer isn’t included at this end of the trip, but your tour guide will be more than happy to help you arrange transport.
Please note activities and itineraries are subject to change.
- Arrival airport transfer (up to 2 days before tour)
- 8 nights' accommodation
- Transport including ferry trips
- Visit to locala Sasak village
- Jungle trek and waterfall visit
- Mawun Beach trip
- Moyo Island tour
- Satonda Island tour
- 3-day live-aboard boat trip
- Snorkelling with manta rays
- All meals onboard live-a-board boat
- Komodo Island visit
- Pink Beach tour
- Padar Island viewpoint
- 24/7 emergency support
- Travel insurance
- Return airport transfer
- Optional activities
- Some meals
All your accommodation is included over the course of the eight nights you’ll spend on this trip. The majority of your accommodation will consist of twin share rooms in local guesthouses or simple hotels, all of which come with air-conditioning and a swimming pool, other than in Sumbawa, where you’ll stay in rustic wooden bungalows right on the beach!
You’ll also spend three days (two nights) on board our trusty boat. You’ll have stay in a large dorm-style room with the rest of the group.
Most meals aren’t included on this trip, which is a fantastic opportunity to try out the local Indonesian cuisine, which is superb by the way. However meals will be provided for the duration of the live-aboard boat trip, where the crew will prepare fresh food for you. Breakfast will typically consist of pancakes and fresh fruit with a mix of delicious local dishes for lunch and dinner. Please let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements when you book.
You will need to arrange your flight to Indonesia to arrive at Lombok International Airport (LOP) before 6pm on your programme start date to arrive in time for the welcome meeting and meal; if you arrive after this time you will still receive an airport pick up but you may miss the welcome meeting and meal. You can arrive up to two days in advance of your itinerary start date and still receive the included transfer if you book extra nights' accommodation with us (at an additional cost. Please contact us for more information.
Your tour ends on the island of Flores; you can depart at any time on your programme. The nearest airport is Komodo Airport in Labuan Bajo (LBJ), which is 20 minutes' drive from your accommodation. A return airport transfer is not included but your guide can help arrange this for you.
The minimum age for this trip is 18 years.
It is your responsibility to obtain the necessary visa for travel. British visitors will be issued with a free tourist visa on arrival to Indonesia, valid for a stay of up to 30 days. Your passport must have at least 6 months' validity remaining from the date you arrive in Indonesia.
If you plan to stay in Indonesia for more than 30 days, you will need to apply for a 60-day tourist visa before you travel. You should double-check the latest visa rules and regulations on the Indonesian Embassy website.
Do I Need Any Vaccinations?
We’re not qualified to offer you medical advice, so you should visit your GP well ahead of time to find out what inoculations you might need. Remember to tell them exactly where you’re travelling to as vaccination and medication requirements vary between different regions. You’ll also need to make sure you have enough of any prescribed medication to see you through the duration of your trip.
Do I Need To Bring A Mosquito Net?
You can do if you like as nets might not be provided at some places we stay in. Although if you keep windows and doors closed in your rooms you shouldn’t be bothered by mosquitoes. We do recommend bringing a high percentage DEET insect repellent though.
How Much Spending Money Should I Bring With Me?
It depends what optional activities you might want to do outside of the itinerary, but you should budget for food and drinks, which on average cost between 20,000IDR-80,000IDR/£1.50-£5 per meal, and 4,750IDR-40,000IDR/30p-£2.50 per drink. A rough weekly estimate of £100-£150 should cover food, drinks and money for souvenirs, but don’t forget to look into the cost of other activities before you travel.
Due to Covid-19, many of our partners and suppliers across the globe are putting in place new procedures and policies regarding health and safety in response to the outbreak. These new measures will adapt and change as the state of travel evolves, and the policies and procedures will vary depending on each trip. Some changes that you may experience on our trips are:
Updated safety & hygiene procedures
Health and safety measures will be adapted by our partners and suppliers, dependent on local laws and restrictions.
Different transport & accommodation
You may find yourself on transport or in accommodation that would not typically be used, such as hostels that are more secluded, or on more private transport. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.
Most trips include a meeting on arrival with the guide or local team to discuss the trip, and this is an opportunity for you to ask any questions. You should arrive in time to attend these briefings.
Emergency support 24/7
We have a UK based 24/7 emergency phone line if you have a genuine urgent matter that you need attending.
Knowledgeable & Trained Staff
We can help answer any questions or concerns you may have before you depart. Whilst travelling the guide or local team on our trips are there to help, and to ensure the smooth running of our trips.
Should you require medical assistance whilst travelling, the local team or guide will be able to help you get to a point of care. Medical facilities and standards can vary across the glove, so you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place.
Varying group sizes
To begin with, many trips will run with amended group sizes, so you may find smaller groups than would be typical. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.
Whilst there may be changes on our trips, it is vital that you make travelling safer for yourself, your travel companions, the local staff and guides, and the people of the country you are visiting. You should follow all local laws and restrictions, and follow the guidance of the local team. In addition, you can help make travel safer by bringing and using your own face coverings/masks and hand sanitiser, social distance where appropriate, wash your hands frequently, and cover your face when coughing or sneezing.