When planning a trip to Indonesia, most tourists focus on the popular tourist sites of Bali and the Java Islands. Indonesia is well-known for its natural beauty and diverse biodiversities. A journey to Komodo Island, on the other hand, should be on your bucket list if you want to immerse yourself in the island’s rich culture and marvel at its bizarre animals. If it isn’t on the list yet, hurry and add it. However, before you book your flight to Komodo Island, you should budget for your Komodo tour. Not everyone can afford to blow all of their hard-earned money on a trip to another country.
Budgeting for your Komodo tour
When it comes to budgeting for your Komodo Island tour, there are a few things to keep in mind. Most crucially, you may reduce the cost of a Komodo island visit by reducing your travel fees, lodging prices, and extra food spending.
Komodo island tours from Bali
Indonesia Air Transport takes 90 minutes to fly from Bali’s Denpasar airport to Labuan Bajo on Flores Island. Komodo Island and the surrounding islands in the national park can be visited from the gateway town of Labuan Bajo. Flights leave Bali every day at 10 a.m. and return to Labuan Bajo at 12 p.m. Unless you fly by private chartered plane, you would most likely need to spend the night on Flores or a nearby island.
Travelers on a budget might be persuaded to take a ferry from Bali to Labuan Bajo, but don’t get too excited just yet. This route’s ferries typically take 36 hours, but you’ll save money on lodging for one night. Another consideration is that the trek may be hazardous. It’s a long, arduous journey through rocky, shallow seas. Unless you are a frequent traveler, this is not a recommended option. On the plus side, it’s a lot cheaper than flying, and it might even be part of the pleasure.
Furthermore, the water path between Bali and Komodo Island is rough and treacherous, with some sections being exceedingly shallow. Several shipwrecks have also been reported during the route. You can choose from a number of ferry companies, including the Indonesian Sea Transportation Company and Labuan Bajo-Bima-Benoa. Only choose a boat voyage to Komodo Island from Bali if you are daring and have a lot of time on your hands.
Best time to do Komodo Rinca tour
There are two seasons on the tropical island of Komodo: rainy and dry. From December through March, the rainy season is in full swing. If you’re planning a trip during these months, make sure to check to see if specific boat/ferry companies are open, as some choose to close their doors. In April and June, when the flora blooms and the island comes alive with color, the wet season comes to an end. Now is the best time to go diving with whale sharks if you’re a diver. During this period, the weather is a little cooler, and there may be a few rainy days here and there. Tourists flock to the island throughout the months of July and August.