- Airport or hotel transfer
- Alcoholic beverages
- Bed sheets and bath towel
- Drinking water coffee tea syrups and snacks
- English and French speaking guide
- Giant bats sunset watching
- Park fee
- Snorkeling and swim
- Snorkeling gear
- Swim with Mantas rays
- Trekking "Komodo dragons"
- Visas and insurance
- Visit to a traditional village
Land and Sea Cruise 5 Days
NB: Our itineraries are given for information only and can be modified by our team according to currents, tides, weather conditions, and, if possible, according to the preferences of our passengers.
The schedules of return flights will be taken into account.
Day 1 : Labuan Bajo - Rinca Village - Pulau Kalong
In the morning our French/English speaking guide welcomes you at Labuan Bajo airport or in front of your hotel, and after a short drive you join the boat together.
Presentation of the crew and the boat during a short briefing on safety and life on board and we raise the anchor towards the island of Rinca about 1h30 of navigation, along the beautiful coast of Flores.
After lunch we continue to visit the traditional village of Rinca where live the Bajo people, ancient people of nomads of the seas, now settled, their colorful houses are built on stilts and they live exclusively of products from the sea, which they sell partly to buy rice, meat, fruits and vegetables.
This haven of peace with a thousand smiles will already give you the tone of the cruise.
The afternoon will then be dedicated to swimming and relaxing on a beautiful beach located not far from the village, on the island of Kaba, we sometimes see some wild goats …
Back to the boat to take a good shower, waiting for the incredible spectacle of the sunset, the flight of thousands of fruit bats, we do not tell you more …
Meals and overnight on board
Day 2 : Komodo Dragons and Padar Island
We get up early this morning, and while having breakfast, sail quietly towards the bay of Loh Buaya (about 1h30 of navigation) where our naturalist guide waits for us to go to meet the famous Dragons of Komodo that can measure up to 3,50m tail included!
It is not uncommon, during this walk, to cross deer, pigs, monkeys and wild buffaloes …
Around 10am we find the boat and heading south for 3 good hours of navigation before anchoring and have a good meal in a frame postcard, the bay of Padar.
Third island of the park by its size, Padar with its carved relief and its high summits, its vast beaches and wild bays, gives us the sensation of arriving on an island of pirates!
A beautiful white sand beach with transparent waters is offered to us for a swim in paradise, time does not exist anymore!
At the end of the afternoon, and having tasted a good snack prepared by our cook, it is time to leave for one of the most beautiful hikes in the park, climbing the southern tip of the island which allows you to have a 360 degree view and observe the 3 bays of Padar, 3 sands of pink, white and black, incredible but true!
Back to the boat, meal and night on board, think about looking at the sky …
Day 3 : Taka Makassar islands and Mantas Rays
Depending on the tide we determine the time of departure, to make the most of the current and we head north, a nice part of navigation in the currents between the islands of Rinca and Padar, then soon find the coast of Komodo .
The beauty of the place will surprise you when you see these 2 desert islets connected by a white sandbank, limpid waters with shades of blues to infinity, like a little air of Robinson Crusoe … and what about having a bath there?
We then take the meal on the boat, and wait quietly that the conditions are perfect to go for some snorkeling with Mantas rays …
No more napping or reading, we jump in the annex armed with our masks / snorkels and palms, cross fingers to be there …
The Mantas rays often gather here, on this shallow bottom scattered with shallow coral gardens and about 1 kilometer long.
The current is not too strong, they come to eat the drifting plankton but also enjoy the presence of thousands of tropical fish to be cleaned of their parasites.
It is a great moment to swim with these fishes with the silhouette of supersonic planes, a beauty and a calm to give you goosebumps!
After this emotional session we head north for about 1 hour of sailing before reaching the bay of Gili Lawa Darat, separated from the northern tip of Komodo by a beautiful channel, the Golden Pass.
We observe deers on the beach …
Another superb ride is proposed here for the sunset, count between 20 and 30 minutes to go to the summit, the sight is once again spectacular on this high point, one observes in the distance the majestic volcano of Sangean, the big island Komodo, Rinca, and most of the small islands in the park as the sky takes on unreal colors!
Return to the boat, meals and overnight on board.
Day 4 : The Golden Passage and Crystal Bay
The days pass quickly in paradise and we do not tire of it, this morning we reserve one more beautiful beach session, swimming and snorkeling along a very preserved reef, rich in fish, turtles and sometimes Mantas rays come to stroll right here…
The bravest, and on our advice and / or with our guide, can have a little fun with the current of the pass of the Golden Passage, while drifting nicely while observing what happens under the surface, it is an experience reserved for good swimmers to try absolutely!
In the middle of the morning, we embark for an hour of navigation towards the northernmost bay of Komodo Park, Crystal Bay.
Its name already gives some indication of what awaits us, a beautiful bay lined with a long beach of white sand, and two magnificent coral reefs to fill the fans of the mask and snorkels as well as the divers.
It is also the time and the ideal place for those who would be tempted by an introduction to scuba diving.
A life-size aquarium, without current, in clear waters, let yourself be tempted!
Around 3pm we head east, about 2:30 of navigation and spend the night on board in front of Kanawa Island.
Day 5 : Kanawa island and back to Labuan Bajo
After a good night of sleep, you wake up in front of a beautiful island bordered by two beautiful white sand beaches, Kanawa Island.
Here the snorkeling is beautiful, it is an opportunity to enjoy one last time the magic of the seabed or to land on the island relax on the beach.
In the late morning and after a good shower we take together our last meal, it is time to pack the bags by slowly returning to the port of Labuan Bajo which is now 1 hour of navigation.
It is time for goodbye, all the good things come to an end, the Bali Shanti Cruises team hopes to have you have a dream come true throughout this cruise.
We thank you and your adventure continues!