10 Best Tips for Planning a Komodo Island Trip
Komodo National Park is one of Indonesia's top tourist destinations. It is a place where the Komodo Dragons are inhabitants. Besides that, the Komodo National Park also offers beautiful beaches, lush hills, and amazing underwater marine life. For your best travel experience, read our 10 best tips for planning a Komodo island trip.
Select the Best Time to Visit
Indonesia has two seasons in a year, the rainy season and the dry season. The rainy season is coming from October to March and the dry season is from April to September. If you plan a trip to Komodo, it is recommended to do it during the dry season, April to September. However, you can also choose to go during the rainy season. The best months to visit during the rainy season are November, December, and March.
Choose the Route where to start the trip
Komodo National Park is located in the East Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia. It is on the east side of Bali and Jakarta. A flight from Bali to Labuan Bajo will take 1 hour, meanwhile from Jakarta to Labuan Bajo is 2 1/2 hours. The best-recommended route is from Bali, as it is more closely compared to Jakarta. Once a arrive in Labuan Bajo, you can join a Komodo boat tour.
Make an Advance Booking For the Best Komodo Tour
There are three holiday seasons where you can prefer to go, low season, shoulder season, and peak season or high season. The low season period is October, November, January, February, and March. And the shoulder season is April, May, and September. Meanwhile, the peak season period is June, July, August, and December.
If you plan to go on holiday to Komodo during the peak season between June, July, August, and December, we recommended making an advance booking, at least one month before the departure date. It is due to the high traffic of bookings and meanwhile, there is only a small number of Komodo boat tours. This way it looks easy for you to get a space on the Komodo island tour during the peak season.
The best recommended to travel to Komodo is also during the shoulder season, between April, May, and September. This is the best time to avoid a crowd on your holiday in Komodo National Park. Besides that, you will also have the possibility to see the mating of Komodo dragons in May.
Select Komodo Tour Agency
There is a number of tour agencies, both online and offline. Street vendors are also available in the main tourism area in Labuan Bajo. If you want to reserve online, you may search for the best advantage Komodo island travel agency. Advance booking is always recommended for the best Komodo island tour package arrangements.
Bring Enough Cash
There is no ATM or Bank in Komodo National Park, therefore you are recommended to bring enough cash once doing a Komodo island tour. Withdraw the money in Labuan Bajo before your departure. At the National Park, you will need to pay cash for the entrance fees and other things you may need to buy.
Prepare your clothes
At Komodo National Park you will Snorkeling, trek, and swim. Therefore you will need to bring suitable clothes. Casual wear with a T-shirt is recommended. You will also need to bring your trekking shoes and swimsuits.
Bring Personal Medicine and sun protection
Just in case you will have something goes wrong with your health, it is recommended to bring your personal medicine. Malaria insecticide is also recommended to bring. Most places in Komodo National Park are hot, so is it recommended to bring sun protection with you.
Read more information about Safety
The Komodo dragons are dangerous. They can attack you at any time, so it is not recommended to scream or make a sudden movement. Women in their period of menstruation are not recommended to visit the Komodo dragons. Komodo dragons can smell blood at a distance of 9 kilometers. This will attract them to come close and attack.
Travel with Friends or Family is Recommended
It is not recommended to visit the Komodo National Park alone. You will need to go with friends or a group of family for a great experience. Share cost is one of the best ways to get the best price. The shared Komodo tour package is available on day tours and Liveaboard or overnight tour packages.
Prepare your Camere or Handphone
To create memories during the Komodo island boat trip, you will need a camera to take pictures or videos. Besides that, you will also need to bring a drone and go pro if you need to make good videos or pictures. For drone use may need to pay extra costs.
All above 10 best tips for planning a Komodo island trip are based on our recommendation. We hope you will enjoy your Komodo island boat tour with good planning.
Plan a Trip to Komodo from Bali or Lombok?
The Komodo island boat tour from Bali is easy to organize. You can book a flight from Denpasar, Bali to Labuan Bajo and join the Komodo boat tour. However, you can also join a boat tour from Bali which takes 6 days and 5 nights or more. This trip will allow you to experience Nusa Lembongan, Gili Islands, Lombok, Sumbawa, and then Komodo. You will enjoy diving, snorkeling, and island adventure.
If you are on Lombok island, you can join the Komodo island tour from Lombok. This tour departs two times a week with a duration of 4 days and 3 nights. You will explore Lombok, Sumbawa,and Komodo National Park. This boat tour is based on a shared tour with a maximum of 35 people in a boat.
The boat tour from Lombok will use a standard Phinisi boat and it is perfect for budgeting traveling. This boat tour has a deck room with a capacity of 33 passengers and one private cabin with a capacity of 2 people. On this tour package, you will pay once for the trips. It is inclusive of the meals, boat tour, entrance fees, and tour guide.