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October 10, 2015

Komodo Kayaking Offer

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Can you imagine sea kayaking to some of the most remote beaches on earth, accessing areas rarely visited because your sea kayak is the only way in or out. Can you imagine drifting over magnificent coral reefs and dodging small whirlpools that dot the seas in which you are paddling. Can you imagine visiting islands that are uninhabited and ones that are still inhabited by mythical Dragons. If you can, then our Komodo Kayaker is for you.

The Komodo National Park is made up of over two dozen islands between Sumbawa and Flores. These prehistoric looking islands are home to the Komodo Dragon, a creature that time seemed to forget. These mighty beasts are over 3m long and weigh up to 150kg. But don’t let their slow nature fool you, when food or mating are involved, the Dragon can run nearly 30km per hour.

The Komodo Dragon however is just one attraction of the park. The area boasts some of the best marine life on the planet, with dozens of reefs in which we will snorkel. We will visit sites where manta ray and turtle are common. It is also home to uninhabited islands and glorious beaches.

We will visit small stilted villages and experience life on the sea like nowhere else.We will also visit remote water falls and small villages on the main island of Flores.

This 10 day expedition from Bali is one of a kind. We are the only operator running kayaking expeditions in the National Park. You will be part of something that very few have experienced before, kayaking the Komodo Islands, Indonesia.

For those that wish to incorporate a SCUBA Dive on this expedition (highly recommended), we can arrange for a specialised SCUBA vessel to meet us in the Park for 2 dives for an additional AUD$130.

As part of this expedition, you will be helping to preserve the local eco-system through donations from No Roads and cleaning the park of all plastics as we go. Through the work that we and other like minded organisations do, we hope that the Komodo National Park will remain an attraction for our children’s children.

ITINERARY 10 DAY KOMODO KAYAKER XPD0330K

Day 1: Arrive in Bali and transfer to hotel. Free time to relax.

Day 2: Fly Bali to Labuan Bajo. Arrive at Komodo Labuan Bajo airport (B).
You will be met at the airport by one of our team members and taken to Bajo Komodo Eco Lodge. This afternoon you will meet with your Guide and then head off for a tour to the Mirror Stone Caves. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 3: Labuan Bajo – Sebayor Kecil (B, L, D)
Today we start paddling. Before lunch, we set out for our first destination, Sebayor Kecil approximately 3.5 hrs from the Eco-Lodge. On the way we stop for lunch and snorkeling. Sebayor Kecil has a beautiful beach and some great coral reefs and fish population so a spot of snorkelling is encouraged. There we will have our safety briefing then a paddle around Sabayor Kecil.

Overnight Safari Tents.

Day 4: Sebayor Kecil – Wainilu (B, L, D)
After breakfast we will start paddling to Papagaran, a wonderful village perched at places over the water. It is home to people from all over the region. If the school is in, we can go visit the children. The small street that runs through this village is fascinating with wonderfully cared for general stores, fish drying racks and people going about their daily business.

Then we will paddle to Slamet for some more snorkeling and lunch. Afterwards we paddle to Wainilu where we will camp the night. Another spectacular sunset from atop the hill behind camp. Overnight Safari Tents.

Day 5: Wainilu to Nusa Pimpe (B, L, D)
Early morning we will rise and paddle to the Rinca Rangers Office to look for Komodo Dragons. Rinca (pronounced Rin – cha) is the best place in the park to see the Dragons as their numbers and density are larger there. We will be shown around the park by a trained Ranger who will explain the eco-system, the Dragon’s habits, the life of other inhabitants on the island such as the Macaque, Buffalo, Deer, Tree snakes etc.

After a drink at the Ranger’s Cafe’ we will start paddling north towards Nusa Pimpe off the coast of Rinca. Lunch, snorkeling and relaxing will be followed by a sunset paddle to a small mangrove island (Kaaba) inhabited by bats. This is a great sight with thousands of bats flying into the night sky for their evening meal. We will return to Nusa Pimpe to do the same.

Overnight Safari Tents.

Day 6: Nusa Pimpe – Rinca Village – Kelor (B ,L, D)
Today we paddle past Rinca village and continue onto Gadoh where we will enjoy some snorkeling, lunch and relaxing before paddling to the island of Kelor for our last night of camping. Overnight Safari Tents.

Day 7: Kelor – Labuan Bajo (B)
This is our last day of paddling but by no means the last day of the adventure. We will coast back along the Flores shoreline, stopping whenever we feel like snorkeling. We will be in Labuan Bajo by around lunch time. Overnight Eco- Lodge.

For those taking up the SCUBA Diving option, this is the day that you can SCUBA Dive at some of the best sites in the Komodo National Park. Sites change due to weather and water conditions, as well fish conditions such as Batu Bolong. The SCUBA Boat will pick you up for 2 dives and then drop you back to the Eco Lodge in the late afternoon (lunch provided).

Day 8: Labuan Bajo – Cunca Wulang Waterfalls – Labuan Bajo (B, L)
Today we head out for a day at the Cunca Wulang Waterfalls. The falls are just beyond a beautiful traditional village. The hike there and back is picturesque and we will have a chance to chat to the locals along the way. The falls are spectacular with an enormous fall at one end of a large canyon, which has been carved by the falls themselves. We will be able to swim in the beautifully cool waters all the way to the fall’s base. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 9: Labuan Bajo – Bali (B)
We will have a bit of free time before we fly back to Bali today. We can have a swim at the Eco- Lodge pool, go into town and walk around the harbor, or just relax on the sprawling veranda overlooking the sea. You will be met at Bali airport by the hotel and taken there. You can either stay the night at the hotel or fly out to your next destination later that evening. Either way you will have a room available to yourselves.

Day 10: End of your amazing adventure. You can now fly home or extend your stay in Indonesia.

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