Basic budget holidaying in Komodo National Park

Komodo National Park in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, is a very popular attraction where travelers get a complete adventure. The area is a natural home for the Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) as a stunning original ancient animal, a natural landscape of islands that have hilly contours, and underwater as snorkeling and scuba diving paradise.

Visiting Komodo National Park will not be completed in a day, travelers will spend a few days in the exotic islands. Various facilities are available widely and also very varied. The four basic things to be addressed are about flight, lodging, local transportation and food.

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Here are the basic budgets for a vacation to Komodo National Park:

1. Flight

The flight route is to Komodo Airport in Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai, Flores Island, which has immigration services and is currently covered by many regular airlines including AirAsia, Aviastar, Batik Air, Citilink, Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, NAM Air, Susi Air, TransNusa, Trigana Air, Sriwijaya Air, and Wings Air.

Komodo Airport is reachable from cities in Indonesia including Atambua, Bajawa, Balikpapan, Banjarmasin, Denpasar, Ende, Gorontalo, Jakarta, Kupang, Makassar, Manado, Manokwari, Maumere, Palangkaraya, Praya, Alor Island, Roti Island, Semarang, Surakarta, Sorong, Surabaya, Tarakan, Ternate and Yogyakarta.

Tickets start from Rp1 million - Rp4 million or USD72.62 - USD290.49 (April 2018) for one way. If you take the cheapest flight then round trip is Rp2 million or USD145.24 (April 2018). The average flight to Labuan Bajo makes a transit in Denpasar, but many airlines do direct flights for 2 hours.

2. Lodging

The choice of accommodation in Komodo National Park is to stay on board (live on board) or stay at the lodge in Labuan Bajo. Stay on board starts Rp2,5 million or USD181.55 (April 2018) for 3 days including food and transportation service.

The option of staying at a homestay in Labuan Bajo begins Rp100,000 or USD7.26 (April 2018) per night. There is also a variety of luxurious five star resort facilities including Plataran Komodo Resort & Spa.

3. Local transportation

If staying in Labuan Bajo, travelers can rent motorbikes for Rp75,000 or USD5.45 (April 2018) per day, while boats to reach the Komodo Islands start at Rp 250,000 or USD18.16 (April 2018) per person depending on distance, ship type, and of course bargaining.

4. Food

In Labuan Bajo food prices tend to be more expensive and it is advisable to ask about prices before buying. Walking away from Labuan Bajo allows food to be cheaper. One meal in Labuan Bajo starts at Rp25,000 or USD1.82 (April 2018) for a street stall.