Jurassic beauty & dragon encounters in Indonesia
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24 Oct
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  • 8 days
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Trip highlights

Encounter the fabled Komodo dragons

Witness these legendary dinosaur-like beasts on a secluded island

Unwind on pink sand beaches

Immerse yourself in a picture-perfect landscape

Swim alongside manta rays

Snorkel through a series of islands from a sailing boat

Delve into the cuisine of a local village

Expand your culinary horizons with Balinese flavours

What's included?

  • 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 7 dinners including a cooking class

  • 7 nights’ accommodation in boutique hotels

  • All activities, including kayaking and snorkelling

  • Max 14 Flashpackers

  • 2 internal flights, airport transfers and country travel in private minibus

About this trip

Step into a landscape of ancient creatures, pink sand beaches and sacred temples. Komodo and Flores is an oasis of natural beauty. 

We’ll kick off our adventure in Bali, before heading to Flores, the ‘flower island’. Explore the region with sunrise treks and stunning coastal walks, discovering its jungle waterfalls and volcanic sights. 

From there, we’ll continue our journey to Padar Island, home to pink sands and warm turquoise waters. Kayak and snorkel around the coastline, before unwinding for an otherworldly sunbathing experience.

Our next destination is the legendary Komodo Island, a secluded haven where dinosaur-like creatures are left to roam. Encounter these famed creatures in the flesh, observing them as they command their natural environment.

The islands of Indonesia are full of natural wonders and jurassic delights – experience them for yourself.

Our favourite hotels

Browse a few of our favourite hotels, for a flavour of where you may stay on this trip

Plataran Komodo Beach Resort, Flores

4-star hotel located in a secluded cove on Waecicu Beach

With the tropical blue sea right on your doorstep, this island hideaway will transport you to a world of intimate luxury.

Why we stay here

Stay in beautiful bedrooms decked out with elegant wooden furnishings, with exclusive access to a swimming pool and beach.

Puri Sunia Hotel, Bali 

Secluded haven nestled between coconut trees and rice paddies

Beautifully furnished in the traditional Balinese style, immerse yourself in the tranquillity of these lush surroundings.

Why we stay here

Decked out with stylish rooms, an outdoor pool and a yoga and spa centre, this is the perfect place to put your feet up after a day of exploring.

Kelimutu Crater Lake Ecolodge, Flores

A rustic retreat nestled in the heart of the volcanic landscape

Located in the foothills of Mount Kelimutu, the climate is cool and refreshing, and the experience of dawn breaking over the volcano is spectacular.

Why we stay here

With spacious bedrooms boasting traditional Indonesian decor, a restaurant, terrace and gardens overlooking the open landscape, this is a truly spectacular nature escape.

Anja Jimbaran Hotel, Bali

A stunning 4-star hotel near Jimbaran beach

Modern and sophisticated, this is the perfect paradise hideaway to return to after an afternoon on the beach

Why we stay here

With elegant, spacious rooms, an outdoor pool and access to the beach, this hotel blends Balinese style and homely comfort to luxurious effect.

The Flash Pack Promise

Here at Flash Pack, we’re committed to unique adventures that deliver great value for money. We pack our trips with epic experiences (unlike other companies, all activities are included), hand-pick stylish hotels and match you with like-minded people.


Day 1

Touch-down in Bali

Flashpackers, welcome to Indonesia! Our first stop will be Bali, where we’ll settle in for the evening and prepare for the epic island adventure to come. Get ready to sink into soft pink sands on remote shores and experience real-life dragons in their natural environment – this is rugged adventure at its finest. On arrival in Bali, a private transfer will be waiting to whisk you off to your boutique hotel, where you’ll meet your fellow Flashpackers and guide. Then we’ll head out together for a welcome feast at a local restaurant – bon appetit!

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sunset in Bali

Day 2

Balinese temples and cycling sights 

Wake up to a hearty breakfast at the hotel, then we’re off to Besakih Temple – the ‘Mother Temple of Bali’. Built into the slopes of Mount Agung, this stairway complex is the largest and most sacred Hindu temple in Bali. Admire spectacular views of the rainforest and rice paddies from the highest point of the temple. Then we’ll explore the beautiful landscape on a 15km bike ride, cycling through rice terraces and plantations. We’ll stop for lunch at an organic restaurant, before returning to the hotel. The rest of the afternoon is all yours to do as you please.

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Besakih Temple, Bali

Day 3

Pristine beaches and barbecue lunch

We’re off to an early start this morning, as we take a boat ride over to Nusa Penida. With stunning turquoise waters, white sands and craggy cliffs, Nusa Penida is a haven of wild Indonesian beauty. We’ll explore secret beaches and emerald bays, uncovering hidden tidal pools and volcanic rocks. For lunch, we’ll tuck into a delicious barbecue on the sands, with grilled fish, rice and potatoes. In the afternoon, we’ll venture onwards to the secluded Crystal Bay – perfect for a leisurely swim during calmer tides. Then it’s time to head back to the hotel and prepare for our flight tomorrow morning.

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Nusa Penida, KMA

Day 4

Sunset strolls and twilight sights

This morning, we’ll fly over to Labuan Bajo, a fishing town located on the western shore of Flores, just across the water from Komodo. Once we arrive, the afternoon is yours to unwind. Whether you treat yourself to a lie-in and relax by the pool, or head out to absorb the sights and sounds of this paradise retreat, this is the break you deserve. We’ll then head out for a light sunset walk up the hill, soaking up the textures of the island’s natural life at twilight.

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Sunset hiking in Labuan Bajo

Day 5

Dragon encounters and dreamy beaches

This morning, we’ll speed boat across the water to the Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of unspoilt beauty and wondrous wildlife. Here, you’ll encounter the famed Komodo dragons in their natural environment; observe them as they dominate the shores, a terrifying predator to the other animal inhabitants of the island. After a picnic lunch in the national park, we’ll head over to Padar Island for a light trek through the stunning volcanic landscape, before hitting the pink sand beaches. You’ll have the option of sea-kayaking (please note that this is an extra) before snorkelling through the tropical blue waters to encounter a dazzling underworld of coral reef.

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Komodo dragon

Day 6

Snorkelling with manta rays

From Labuan Bajo, we’ll sail to Manta Point, where we’ll disembark into the water to swim alongside the ghostly manta ray fish. Snorkel alongside them as they glide through the water, spreading their vast white fins like bat wings. Then we’ll whizz over in our motorboat onto a couple more islands, stopping by to snorkel around and explore their underwater habitats. After lunch, we’ll return to Labuan Bajo where we’ll tuck into a delicious barbecue dinner. Gaze up at the star-strewn skies with a cocktail in hand – the perfect end to an action-packed day.

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Snorkel with manta rays

Day 7

A vespa culinary tour

Enjoy a free morning to spend as you please. We’ll then meet near midday to catch our flight back to Bali, where we’ll go out for lunch and take things easy. After the last few days of activity, this is the perfect opportunity to relax and revitalise. As evening settles in, prepare to be whisked away to dinner and cocktails on a vespa safari. We’ll then wind up at one of the many bars in the area for a nightcap.

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Day 8

Goodbye, Indonesia!

After breakfast at the hotel, it’s over to you to make your own way to your next destination. If you’re not quite done with Bali, why not explore the island further with our epic Bali adventure? Or encounter the charms of Southeast Asia on our whistle-stop tour of Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. Either way, it’s been an incredible journey.

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Sunset in Bali

On the map

Important notes

  • Fly in and out of Denpasar International Airport (DPS). Please arrive before 4pm on day 1, although we will arrange an airport transfer for you at whichever time you arrive.
  • Feel free to leave anytime on day 8.
  • The Komodo Islands are famed for their wildlife but please be aware that wildlife sightings can never be guaranteed: this is nature at its wild beautiful best. This trip really does go off the beaten track. The infrastructure and facilities in Flores will not be of the same standard as those found on Bali. We love that the island is untouched and wild but it is not for everyone.
  • During the high season (July – September), the internal flight for this departure is in high demand so to avoid disappointment, we advise booking 3 months ahead of your departure date. For all bookings less than three months until departure, this trip will be ‘On Request’.
  • Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. These changes can happen with little notice due to availability, poor weather, seasonal changes, or other circumstances beyond our control. From time to time we may also make changes to your itinerary to try out new ideas and keep things fresh.
  • We take safety very seriously on Flash Pack adventures, click here to learn more.
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Trip dates

7 Nights
Total £2699
Early Bird
7 Nights
Total £2699
Early Bird
7 Nights
Total £2699
Early Bird
7 Nights
Total £2699
Early Bird