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We will paddle our sea kayaks to some of the most remote beaches on earth, drift over coral reefs and visit islands inhabited by mythical Dragons.  We will be visiting the remote province of Nusa Tengarra and the islands of Flores, Rinca, as well as uninhabited islands in the Komodo National Park. 

This is a truly unique expedition to a fascinating destination.  

Indonesia’s most famous island is Bali, it really is a place that has it all, beaches, forests, wildlife, volcanoes, rich culture, terraced rice fields, resorts and surfing. Despite all of this, there is still so much to be explored in the rest of Indonesia.  

The Komodo Islands, also known as the Islands of the Dragons, are a mini archipelago that is home to ragged volcanic islands.  The habitat for the infamous Komodo Dragons, the islands encompass the Komodo National Park, where these magnificent reptiles roam. Groups of rolling russet grass hills and vibrant red volcanic peaks, beautifully pristine beaches, reefs made visible through crystal clear waters; all framed by some majestic sunsets.  

Kalimantan makes up the isolated and rustic Indonesian part of Borneo and is largely untouched by tourism. The region features dense tropical forests that are beaming with wildlife, including various primate species and the infamous free-roaming endangered orangutan. Typical journeys within Kalimantan are largely consistent with steaming rainforest lined winding rivers, best explored by Klotok (Traditional Houseboat) through the enchanting Tanjung Putting National Park. 

Sumatra is an explorer’s paradise, renowned for its extensive jungles and superb coffee. This island is one of the few remaining places on earth where you can witness wild orangutans and be encompassed by sheer natural beauty. 

Komodo Sea Kayaking Adventure

We will paddle our sea kayaks to some of the most remote beaches on earth, drift over coral reefs and visit islands inhabited by mythical Dragons.  We will be visiting the remote province of Nusa Tengarra and the islands of Flores, Rinca, as well as uninhabited islands in the Komodo National Park. 

This is a truly unique expedition to a fascinating destination.  

Indonesia’s most famous island is Bali, it really is a place that has it all, beaches, forests, wildlife, volcanoes, rich culture, terraced rice fields, resorts and surfing. Despite all of this, there is still so much to be explored in the rest of Indonesia.  

The Komodo Islands, also known as the Islands of the Dragons, are a mini archipelago that is home to ragged volcanic islands.  The habitat for the infamous Komodo Dragons, the islands encompass the Komodo National Park, where these magnificent reptiles roam. Groups of rolling russet grass hills and vibrant red volcanic peaks, beautifully pristine beaches, reefs made visible through crystal clear waters; all framed by some majestic sunsets.  

Kalimantan makes up the isolated and rustic Indonesian part of Borneo and is largely untouched by tourism. The region features dense tropical forests that are beaming with wildlife, including various primate species and the infamous free-roaming endangered orangutan. Typical journeys within Kalimantan are largely consistent with steaming rainforest lined winding rivers, best explored by Klotok (Traditional Houseboat) through the enchanting Tanjung Putting National Park. 

Sumatra is an explorer’s paradise, renowned for its extensive jungles and superb coffee. This island is one of the few remaining places on earth where you can witness wild orangutans and be encompassed by sheer natural beauty. 

Duration

5 days

Price

£1,795

Difficulty

Moderate

Day by Day

Highlights:

    • Visit the world renowned Komodo Park and Rinca Island 
    • See the largest lizard on the planet 
    • Paddle among some of the most remote islands in Indonesia
    •  Snorkel amongst pristine coral and schools of fish 

    Day 1: Labuan Bajo – Bedadhari – Seture Island

    This is your first morning to start off your adventure out into the Komodo National Park. Following on from your safety briefing at Puri Sari beach with your guide, you will begin the first kayaking leg to Bedadhari Island where you will then get the chance to snorkel and swim before boarding the support boat to have some lunch. After lunch we will sail to the site of Goa Rangko caves, a grotto that is home to a stunningly clean lake, surrounded by stalactites and stalagmites. Once you have had time to explore and swim among the caves you will sail back to Seture Island, where you will have your first overnight camp and if time permits an evening sunset kayak, one of the best ways to finish the day. Overnight in safari style tents on Seture Island. Kayak 5.3km & 30km by boat (approximately).  

    Day 2:  Seture – Pungu Kecil – Kelor

    Once you have woken up you will have the opportunity for an early morning swim before boarding the support boat for breakfast to then begin your first paddle leg to Pungu Pearl Farm. Following your arrival at the white sandy beach of Pungu and after a refreshing glass of ice-cold water, the staff will present to you exactly how these products of the sea are grown and sourced at their farm. If it is harvesting time, you will be lucky enough to witness the workers harvesting the pearls. A tranquil paddle through the mangroves will follow on from your Pearl Farm visit, until you reach Menjerite where we will be stopping for some lunch and a snorkel. After this you will kayak through the surrounding islands before reaching our overnight camp at Pungu Island. By late afternoon you can decide whether you want to snorkel the sparkling waters of the reef or spend a bit more time kayaking around this beautiful area. Then it is time to sit and enjoy the sunset over the surrounding islands before dining al fresco on the beach. Overnight in Safari style tents on Pungu Island. Kayak 12.5km (approximately). 

    Day 3: Kelor – Kukusan – Gado – Warloka – Kaaba

    Once again, our morning starts with the option of an early morning snorkel just off of Pungu Island before having breakfast back on the support boat – always guaranteed to start your day off right! The first paddle of the day will either take you to Rinca Village or Kukusan Island and if the students are in school we will pay a visit before exploring life on the island. The next leg of kayaking will take us to Gado – with its mangroves and opportunity for amazing snorkeling in an area with plenty of fish and turtles that swim by and giant table corals. After our lunch and some more snorkeling you will either travel on our support boat or paddle to Kaaba, a small mangrove island which is home to thousands of bats. Sat on our top deck, it is a wonderful sight to watch bats flying about the night sky above you, hunting for their evening meal. Overnight in cabin on support boat in the park. Kayak 7.2km & 9km by boat (approximately).  

    Day 4: Rinca – Manta Point – Sebayor Kecil

    An early morning this morning! We will take a boat ride to the Rinca Ranger’s office to look for Komodo Dragons. Rinca (pronounced Rin – cha) is the ideal place to see the Dragons as their density and numbers are larger here than Komodo Island. A trained ranger from the Park will show you around and explain the eco-system, the Dragon’s habits and the life of other inhabitants on the island such as the Deer, Tree snakes, Macaque and Buffalo etc. Following on from your trek and a drink at the Ranger’s Café, you will begin to head west to Manta Point. A popular highlight of this trip is the chance to swim with manta rays at Manta Point. After lunch is over with, you will then begin to paddle towards Sebayor Kecil for the final beach camp of the adventure.  

    Sebayor Kecil has a beautiful beach with some great coral reefs and fish population so take the chance to do a spot of snorkeling in the late afternoon or early the next morning, it is certainly encouraged!  

    Overnight in Safari style tents. Kayak 10 km and 9km by boat (approximately).  

    Day 5: Sebayor – Kanawa – Labuan Bajo

    Once you have finished your last breakfast out in the stunning Komodo National Park and perhaps a snorkel or swim, you will then paddle through the mangroves towards the area of Kanawa for your final snorkel and swim before hitting the last open stretch of kayaking.  

    It is then time to say goodbye to the crew before arriving back at the Puri Sari Beach Hotel around mid-afternoon (option to return on the support boat if you prefer).   

    Overnight at Hotel. Kayak 19km (approximately). 

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