In one of our previous newsletters, we gave you A Survivor’s Guide to the Komodo National Park. In this issue of our weekly newsletter, we would like to talk about money, and share with you what we know about the fees and costs for entering the Komodo National Park and other charges involved. Scroll below to take a look!
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There is a fee to enter the Komodo National Park, which includes all the islands within its vicinity. The fee isn’t all-inclusive and some activities are chargeable. Here is a rough guide to help you estimate how much you will be spending there based on the activities that you are planning to undertake. Do talk to your chosen tour operator to have a clearer idea on what’s included in your tour package.
Locals: IDR 5,000 per person
Foreigners: IDR 150,000 per person (weekdays)
Foreigners: IDR 225,000 per person (weekends)
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There are two major points of entry into the Park; Loh Liang on Komodo Island and Loh Buaya on Rinca Island. A group of up to 20 people can charter a local boat at the port of Labuan Bajo for up to IDR 1.5 million per boat per day to get to your selected entry point. Another option is to book a tour package via boat charters for guided tours around the Komodo National Park, which would include accommodations on-board, a tour of the surrounding islands including Komodo and Padar Island with activities such as viewing the Komodo Dragons, snorkeling at Manta Point and trekking at Gili Laba.
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Ranger Fee: IDR 80,000 per group (max 5 pax)
Area Tax: IDR 50,000 per area
Entrance Tickets for Boats: IDR 100,000 per boat per area
Fishing Fee: IDR 25,000 per person
Hiking Fee: IDR 5,000 per person
Wildlife Observation Fee: IDR 10,000 per person
Canoeing Fee: IDR 25,000 per person
Diving Fee: IDR 25,000 per person
Snorkeling Fee: 15,000 per person
Also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Park is not only home to the Komodo Dragon; many other notable species seek refuge here including the orange-footed scrub fowl, endemic rat and the Timor deer. This is also where you’ll find one of the richest marine environments including coral reefs, mangroves, sea-grass beds,seamounts and semi-closed bays. There are over 1000 species of fish, 350 species of reef-building coral and 70 species of sponges as well as dugongs, sharks, manta rays, whales, dolphins and sea turtles.
The above prices serve as a guideline only. Prices may change depending on the authorities and the Komodo National Park office. Flores Plus will not be held responsible for any changes in pricing, etcetera. More information can be found on the Komodo National Park’s Official Website.
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