Flores is just a pristine hidden gem of Indonesia, and when the secret is leaked, tourists starts to flock to the area. What can be more adventurers than trekking through a Jurassic-looking National Park and have mighty encounter with world’s largest, deadliest dragon? It’s only naturally that Komodo National Park of Flores get into travelers’ top bucket list. And when you have started planning, you need to take into account how much Komodo Island tour price will cost you.
Lots of overseas travelers share their worries of getting ripped for thousands of dollars for a just average tour. Gathering lost of information is essential for initial Komodo tour planning to avoid being overcharged. And mind you, with series of flight trip, heap of boats, and various activities including diving, this trip might as well cost you quite a fortune. It doesn’t necessarily need to break your bank, though. If you can manage your plan carefully, you can maximise every penny for what it’s worth.
You can choose either boat or plane to get you into Labuan Bajo from Bali. For frugal backpackers, boat is definitely the cheapest, though probably not the comfiest. The PELNI boats has two large ferries, the KM Tilongkabila and KM Wilis. You can get into the boats for IDR 240.000 per person (prices might have risen up with time). The journey will take about 36 hours before it docks to Labuan Bajo.
The fastest way is, of course, travelling by plane. Wings Air, a subsidiary of Lion Air, Garuda, and Kal Star serve a daily flight from Bali to Labuan Bajo. Plane tickets ranged from IDR 700.000 – 1.500.000, depend on the airlines and season.
Coming to Labuan Bag, you gonna need a ship to take you into island hopping adventure. You can either book in advance or looking around in the island. Personally, we would recommend you to take a look between tour companies to know the normal range of Komodo Island tour price. Some tours are very cheap as they run on small boat and only visit two major island. Some are more expensive as they are well endowed with resort-like facilities. Beware, however, as there are lots of tour operator offering expensive packages without giving equal services and facilities.
Tour prices are usually determined per day trip for each person. That’s being said, the prices will multiply as how many days on your itinerary. Prices might start from $100 to $974 per day per person. If you are in budget, look for Komodo Island tour price no higher than $150 – $250. Take no rush. Careful selecting will bring you into a good boat with actually budget-friendly price. Isn’t it the best deal we are all looking for?