Lombok - Sumbawa - Komodo
OTHER WAYS TO KOMODO" By FLIGHT from BALI "
KOMODO ADVENTURE OVERLAND TOUR
dragon, red beach, kayaking, Culture,
adventure, fishing village )
days before arrival date, confirmation,
advanced deposit is required.
DAY 1 : LOMBOK - SUMBAWA BESAR.
Early Breakfast, Departs from hotel Senggigi at 07.00 Am to Labuhan Lombok (East of Lombok) to get the ferry to Sumbawa Island. It takes 2 hours crossing the strait of Sumbawa. It's nice view to see the mount Rinjani and other small island lies on the both of these island. Lunch in Poto Tano Harbor then on to Sumbawa Besar, overnight at Hotel.
DAY 2 : SUMBAWA - BIMA.
After breakfast visit the "Dalam Loka" Palace, Yellow house ( private musium of the King sumbawa) then continue on to Bima,along the way to Bima, you will see the traditional "Bajo"fishing village, fantiastic view long the north coast beach, and primitive life, lunch on the route and overnight in Bima .
DAY 3 : BIMA - SAPE - KOMODO.
Departs from hotel at 06.00 Am to Sape Harbor. On the way to Sape, there are many nice spots where you may take a photograph as like the spider rice terrace, local rice storage, etc. Upon Arrival in Sape, on board a Private boat to Komodo National Park . Late afternoon visit Komodo dragon. Overnight on boat.
DAY 4 : KOMODO - SAPE - BIMA.
After breakfast on the Red Beach for Swimming and Snorkeling. Return to the Sape harbour by boat and directly transfer to Bima . Overnight in Hotel.
DAY 5 : BIMA - LOMBOK.
Breakfast then Departs from Hotel Bima at 06.00 Am and back straight to Mataram Senggigi, Arrived in the late afternoon.
All participants are advised to be on Lombok Island a day before the trip begin.
(Option: Fly back to lombok from Bima ).
• Private car is equipped with Air condition
• Boat to Komodo
• Ferry Ticket
• Local Guide
• Car Insurance
• Entrance fee
• Hotel in Sumbawa and Bima
• All Meals During The Trip
• Soft cold drink
• Mineral water
- Alcoholic beverage
- Other personal expenses
- Tips (these are optional)
Descriptive day to day tour
itinerary, price, flight schedule,
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About the Island of Sumbawa
Sumbawa is an Indonesian island, located in the middle of the Lesser Sunda Islands chain, with Lombok to the west, Flores to the east, and Sumba further to the southeast. It is in the province of West Nusa Tenggara.
Sumbawa is 15,448 km2 or 5,965 sq mi (three times the size of Lombok) with a population of around 1.5 million. It marks the boundary between the islands to the west, which were influenced by religion and culture spreading from India, and the region to the east that was not so influenced.
Sumbawa in a way belongs more to East Nusa Tenggara than it does to West Nusa Tenggara and the island has four regencies and they are Sumbawa Barat, Sumbawa Besar, Dompu, and Bima. There is also a municipality called Kodya Bima. Sumbawa lies within the Pacific Ring of Fire and is a mountainous island with deep ridges and valleys and is also home to the volcano, Tambora.
The weather can sometimes be erratic and during the dry season (April to November) it is fairly dusty. Strong winds are prominent adding to the discomfort. But, when the rainy season begins, the island returns to lush jungles again. The island stretches 300 kilometres east-west but its width varies from 15 to 90 kilometres.
There are two main ethnic groups: Bima and the Samawa. The Tau Samawa who predominately reside in the Sumbawa district. Their language is similar to that of the Sasak’s in Lombok. The Dou Mbojo live in the district of Bima. This district is distinctively Arabic. If you travel a few kilometres to the east of Bima, near Wavo, old traditions are strongly followed and these include ancient rituals connected with ancestral spirits.
The Dutch first arrived in 1605. However, they didn’t effectively rule Sumbawa until around the early 20th century. The island was also ruled by the Balinese kingdom of Gelgel who ruled western Sumbawa for a short period. From the Makassarese of Sulawesi came Islam. It was only recently that archaeological excavations on Mount Tambora, discovered a complete city buried under 40 meters of volcanic ash together and ancient Chinese porcelain items were found.
Attractions of Sumbawa include the Sultanate Palaces located in Sumbawa Besar and Bima, Sulawesi style weavings in Dompu and of course the surfing in Dompu and West Sumbawa. Being somewhat of a hassle to get to the island, in some ways, the island is not visited much by non-surfing tourists and add to that the scarcity of cheap tourist facilities doesn’t make it appealing to the normal tourist.
From Bali you can take the ferry to Lombok and travel overland to the eastern seaport in Lombok, and then take another ferry to Sumbawa. This will then take you to Poto Tano. From that point, transportation varies somewhat. There are buses that will take you on to Sumbawa Besar, or down the coast road to the south.Getting on the buses does prove trying sometimes and requires patience. Alternatively, fly into the city of Sumbawa Besar on the western side of the island, and Bima on the eastern side of the island. Many of the regional airlines have connections through Denpasar in Bali. In my opinion though, go overland for the adventure and get to see more of the region of West-East Nusa Tenggara.
Foto of the trips:
"...The expedition is exhausting, no doubt, but the sheer size and beauty be seen to be believed. This was definitely a life altering experience ..."
Gerrard Neve, Rinjani 2004