Bali – Chasing Dragon
- Off The Beaten Path
Day 1 - 2: Bali - Rinca Island - Kalong Island - Padar Island - Komodo Island
- Arrive in Bali. Boat transfer to Rinca Island. Observe the Komodo dragons on the island.
- Continue to Kalong Island – home to thousands of fruit bats.
- Visit Padar Island for its beautiful landscape and views from the top of the hills.
- Cruise to Komodo Island to see more of the giant Komodo dragons and relax on Pink Beach.
Day 3 - 5: Labuan Bajo - Bali
- Return to Labuan Bajo. Enjoy the stunning beach.
- Head back to Bali for your departure flight.
Embark on this ‘Bali – Chasing Dragon’ tour to see the famous ‘dragons’ of Indonesia – the Komodos. Observe the giant lizards on Rinca and Komodo islands and learn more about these unique animals. Enhance the journey with a trek on Padar island, which offers striking view out to the ocean and a short break on Pink Beach. The idyllic beach is also one of the best spots to observe marine life and colourful coral reefs.
A warm greeting awaits at Bali International Airport; your private guide and driver will meet you in the arrivals lounge and drive to Labuan Bajo harbor. The trip will start by cruising to Rinca Island for approximately 2 hours, lunch will be served on board.
Upon arriving at Rinca Island, observe the Komodo dragons on this island in their natural environment and other wild animals such as deer, horses, birds, wild buffaloes. In the afternoon, we will continue cruising to Pulau Koaba, which is also known as Kalong Island (Fruit Bat Island), a low-lying circular island measuring 500m across and appearing to comprise a core of taller trees surrounded by dense mangrove. At dusk, the sight of thousands of bats leaving their roost and heading for their feeding grounds is a magnificent spectacle.
If the weather permits, we can take an evening cruise to Padar island.
In the early morning, we will trek to Padar Island to see the beautiful panoramic when the sun rising. Famous for its magnificent landscaping with its clear sky, beaches, and nearby attractions from the top of the hills.
Back to the boat for breakfast, then continue to cruise to Komodo Island. Upon arrival in Komodo island, walk for 1.5 miles to Banugulung to see the activities of the giant Monitor Lizard “Komodo Dragon”, scientifically described in 1912 as Varanus Komodoensis, which can be up to 3m long and weight about 150kg. The total number of these lizards is estimated at 3500 – 5000 inhabited in Komodo, Padar and Rinca Island.
We will return to the boat afterward and head to Pink Beach for an opportunity to swim or snorkel on clean and white sandy beaches. Pantai Merah (Pink Beach) is considered one of the best spots for observing underwater life and corals.
Breakfast on board. We will cruise back to Labuan Bajo then transfer to your hotel for a beach stay.
Day at your leisure to enjoy the resort facilities or self-explore the beautiful surrounding.
Enjoy your morning breakfast and day at your leisure until you are picked up to transfer back to the airport. Services on this trip will end when you have checked in for your domestic flight to Denpasar, Bali.
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Note: Amendments CAN be made to this tour to suit your requirements.
- Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
- Private Vehicles and Drivers
- Private English Speaking Guides (Other languages if available, upon request)
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
- Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
- Service Charge & Government Taxes
What’s Not Included?
- Your International Flights to and from Bali
- Indonesia entry Visa Fees (contact us for further information)
- Personal Expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
- Any bank fees or charges at your end
- Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
- Personal Travel Insurance
- Tips for guides and drivers
Free service. No credit card required
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Vietnam Luxury Vacation Review: Sightseeing, Culture, 12-Day Travel
Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Sightseeing, Rice Fields, Boat Rides, 18-Day Trip
We started searching for our tour for Vietnam / Cambodia back in October 2022 to start the tour in the first week of January 2023. We selected this travel agency, and contact name provided to us was Elly. She was extraordinary with her communication with us. Excellent English speaking language capability & excellent in communication on Whats app and email communication. We went back & forth few times to arrange the tour we wanted. She was very accommodating in arranging our schedule. We requested automobile tour for both countries, just for two of us.
We requested SUV FOR OUR COMFORT AND WE GOT IT!
We requested to get the high end hotel in each city and she gave us choices and not only that but send videos of each hotel for each City and then waited for us to decide which hotel we select. All the Hotels turned out to be one of the best we would expect to be. M/s Elly, personally came to visit with us on the evening of our first day tour. Very respectful and asked if she could do anything for us.I had requested before in our communication, if she would arrange for power converter for us, since my camera chargers are all in 110. So brought two power converters for us! Something, not everyone will do this kind of service. So all the kiddos to her!
as to the drivers in each city were very courteous, very professional and very careful in how and where they have to do driving.
our Guides in each city were so friendly, courteous and knowledgeable in where ever we visited. How ever wish two guides in Hue An and Ho Chi Minh City spoke English more clearly.
We only wish we had one extra day in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, , however, there is so much to see in the world! Perhaps next time will visit Vietnam.
As to Cambodia, same thing to express about site seeing and our Guide and drivers. Guides and drivers really made our travel thro’ the countries where we do not speak that language, made it so comfortable and enjoyable.
Hi Lam…hope you don’t mind me contacting you directly. My wife Barb & I (Paul) have just arrived home after completing a great tour of Vietnam which was organised through your company Asia Pioneer Travel.
We want to tell you personally how impressed were were with the level of service that we received…it was amazing and the best that we have experienced anywhere. After we made initial contact with you, you handed us over to Chloe to arrange the trip which she did in very quick time and the amount of detail that she went to was fantastic. From the moment that we walked out of Hanoi airport on arrival to see our guide waiting, we knew that we were in for a great trip. The drivers & guides were fantastic and Chloe was in contact by email constantly making sure that everything was going to plan & that we were happy. At one stage we need to vary the itinerary by extending accommodation & changing air tickets and Chloe did that without any fuss or bother.
We also met some wonderful Vietnamese people along the way and Ive got to say that they are our kind of people, very generous & friendly.
Enough of my ramblings, thanks for a great visit to Vietnam, and a special thank you to Chloe for looking after us in such a terrific manner…she is a very special caring lady.
Kind regards & I hope that we have the opportunity to use Asia Pioneer Travel again….Paul & Barb Little from Newcastle Australia
Superbly organised and very flexible
We travelled to Vietnam for two weeks, booking the whole trip through Lizzie at Asia Pioneer, including hotels, excursions, trips, guides and internal flights. Lizzie was so helpful and flexible, accommodating changes to our schedule until the last minute, especially as we missed our connecting flight in Dubai and arrived a day later than planned (our fault). Nothing was too much trouble, including getting my wallet back to me after I left it in the car taking us to the airport.
We started in Hanoi in the North and worked our way south to Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon), taking in Ha Long with its amazing sea stacks and sleeping on a boat, then to Sa Pa on the overnight sleeper train from Hanoi, with its wonderful countryside and rice terraces. Afterwards, we went to Hoi An for three days of relaxation. Hoi An probably my favourite place and three days are enough to cover it. Then onto Hue, the original capital, my least favourite place and then finally on to HMC, which was a real contrast to the North.
The 3-star hotels that Lizzie picked were very good and comfortable, and the guides were very knowledgeable. I would definitely use Asia Pioneer again for future Asia trips.