Dances, Dragons and Magical Lakes II
Immerse yourself in the Komodo National Park and Indonesia’s Lesser Sunda Islands from an intimate perspective, cruising through a panorama of islands and encountering new wonders on a daily basis. This adventurous, 8-days inclusive voyage of discovery aboard the 24-passengers Ombak Putih offers a cross-section of remote beaches, quiet coastal villages, jungle-clad mountain ranges, towering volcanoes, rivers, waterfalls, tribal rituals, a mysterious lake, and the legendary Komodo Dragons.
Safari covers Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa, Komodo and Flores.
After flying from Bali in the early afternoon, you will be transported to Labuan Bajo, the gateway to the Komodo National Park.
In the evening, we will enjoy sunset drinks on the beach before dinner with your fellow guests as you get better acquainted for the voyage ahead.
After breakfast at the resort, at about 9am we will leave the resort for a trip to the village of Melo.
After our visit to Melo we will return to Labuan Bajo where you will get in your splendid pinisi boat. Then, we will cruise to the island of Kelor.
Later that evening we will cruise to Komodo dragon country.
Today we will visit the ranger station of Loh Buaya on Rinca Island where we will have a ranger-led nature trek in search of Komodo dragons.
In the afternoon, we can go snorkelling in the rich waters of Siaba Island and then later we will head to Pantai Merah “red-beach”. Here we will swim and snorkel.
When we wake up, the boat will be anchored off the famous Komodo Island. We will go ashore at the ranger station in Loh Liang for an early morning ranger-led trek through the park searching for Komodo dragons.
During lunch, we will head to Makassar Reef, where we will look for manta rays. We will then head to Gili Lawa Darat for some snorkelling and a hill climb.
Ending at the beach for a barbecue.
We will wake up off the coast of Banta Island. We will go ashore and enjoy a morning of swimming, snorkelling and hill climbing.
After lunch on the boat, we will then proceed to Pulau Sangean, an active volcano. We will go ashore to a small and very simple village.
We will snorkel on both a nearby reef and maybe a location on the north.
At sunset we will head for Satonda Island.
Today we reach Satonda island with its beautiful coral gardens along the coastline.
From Satonda we will cruise to the island of Moyo where we will moor off Labuan Aji village and walk to Diwu Mba’i waterfall.
Returning to the sea, we will find time for snorkelling on the reef.
Moored off the coast of North Lombok, we will have breakfast and then go ashore and then head off into the traditional village of Senaru.
After lunch on the boat we will set off west in the direction of Gili Air, sometime after 3pm.
Here we will snorkel and swim before having a last night party with the crew on board.
We will wake up off the coast of Bali. Here we will go for a final snorkel and swim before heading south along the coast to our disembarkation point of Amuk Bay, then transfer to the airport.
The route and dives are always organized according to the weather conditions, the currents and tides.