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The small island of Komodo is famous as the home of the huge lizard called Komodo dragon. The island has been listed as one of the ‘New 7 Wonders of Nature’ – a collection of outstanding natural wonders chosen by conducting a global poll. The place holds an enduring charm for divers with its unspoilt corals, rich and diverse underwater life, fantastic dive sites, and beautiful beaches, one of which is pink in colour.

Location of Komodo Island

Komodo Island is in Indonesia and part of the Lesser Sunda group of islands. It is a sparsely populated island with an area of 390 sq km and falls in the province of East Nusa Tenggara. To its west is the larger Indonesian island of Sumbawa which is also part of East Nusa Tenggara. Komodo Island is a part of Komodo National Park, which includes two more islands, namely Padar and Rinca. On the eastern side of the park is the island of Flores, which is in the province of West Nusa Tenggara.

What You Can Do in Komodo

The astounding marine biodiversity of Komodo National Park and its amazing dive sites like Cannibal Rock, Batu Bolong, GPS Point, Yellow Wall of Texas, and many more, have made Komodo a very exciting option for divers.

Other attractions are comparatively less in Komodo, especially for those who prefer to depend on tourist infrastructure for sightseeing, but there are plenty to do for nature lovers, as listed below:

  • Komodo dragon, the largest extant species of lizard, mostly found in islands of Rinca and Komodo, is a major tourist attraction. This giant lizard is the last of its kind on the earth today. It is considered harmless but there were instances when they had attacked humans. Expert guides generally set baits during the day to show these creatures to visitors.
  • Trekking to Kelimutu Volcano, which has three crater lakes on its top, is an activity you can include in your itinerary. Its westernmost lake, called ‘Lake of Old People’ is blue in colour, while the next, ‘Lake of Young Men and Maidens’ is green, and the third, ‘Enchanted Lake’ is often red. The second and third lakes share a crater wall. This colour diversity is seen nowhere else in the world.
  • In Flores Island, there are caves in which a large number of bats and pythons live. Here, interested naturalists can see snakes in their natural habitat. However, tourists are warned never to go inside those caves without the help of experienced guides.
  • A boat trip from Labuan Bajo pier to Komodo National Park will be an interesting experience. Besides the bright blue sea, you will be able to see green savannahs and many small, pretty islands.
  • Snorkelling trips and forest hiking tours are organized by many resorts.
  • There are no nightclubs in Komodo. Many liveaboards are well-stocked with drinks and travellers often celebrate night by drinking with fellow-travellers and the boat crew.

Best Time to Visit Komodo

Komodo’s dry season is from April till December and rainy season the remaining months, namely January to March. The dry season is the best time to visit Komodo. Komodo dragon can be seen year round but is seen less during its mating months of July to August and nesting months of September to November.  However, for those who want to study its mating or nesting patterns, those months are the best to visit.

Best Dive Season

Komodo is suitable for scuba diving throughout the year. Visibility is the maximum (can be more than 30 m) during November to January. The sea is a bit rough at northern dive sites from January till March and at the southern dive sites in July and August. However, such changes are insignificant and liveaboards continue to make diving trips through all seasons.

Where to Stay in Komodo

Komodo Resort Diving Club

Komodo Resort, located in Labuan Bajo in Flores, consists of 16 sea-facing bungalows made of teak. The bungalows have garden, terrace, mini-bar, air-conditioning, and en-suite bathroom. The resort organizes many diving cruises including one that lasts 6 days and 5 nights, consisting of diving in Labuan Bajo, Komodo, Pink Beach, Rinca etc. The cruise vessel is a Phinisi Schooner, a traditional Indonesian two-masted sailing vessel, made of ironwood and teak. It has five cabins and can accommodate 10 people for diving and 12 for cruising. One of the cabins is a family room that can accommodate four people. The dive centre offers a full range of diving courses starting from Discover Scuba Diving to Peak Performer Buoyancy.

Angel Island Resort

Angel Island Resort is in Angel Island, which is a private island bordering Komodo National Park. This eco-friendly resort consists of 10 villas set in hibiscus gardens, and 3 white beaches. The villas have patios with sun loungers, air-conditioning, open-air private bathrooms, mini-bar, espresso coffee machine, and TV with a good collection of movies. The resort organizes all sorts of activities like snorkeling, kayaking, bird watching, and dragon-watching trips to Rinca Island. Visitors are offered massage with essential oils as well as reflexology treatment. Angel Island has a well-equipped dive centre that offers all PADI and SSI diving courses.

Blue Marlin Komodo (4 star)

Blue Marlin, located in Labuan Bajo at a distance of a seven-minute drive from Komodo Airport, is a 4-star resort. It has an outdoor pool, bar, restaurant, shop, and facilities for laundry, luggage storage, dry cleaning, car parking, babysitting, massage, non-motorized water sports, and diving. The resort has different types of rooms to suit the differing budgets of the visitors. It has a PADI 5-star dive centre with instructors who are fluent in many languages, and dive training is given in a pool specially designed for the purpose. The resort organizes diving trips on liveaboards and boats.

How to Reach Komodo

While most visitors enter Komodo National Park (KNP) through the gateway cities of Labuan Bajo in the west of Flores or Bima in eastern Sumbawa, the departure point for your trip is actually Denpasar, Bali.

By Air

The airport nearest to Komodo Island is Komodo Airport which is situated in the town of Labuan Bajo in Flores. Frans Seda Airport (also called Maumere Airport) serving the town of Maumere in Flores is also near Komodo. You can fly from Jakarta or Bali to these places and then proceed from there to Komodo by ferry. Bima Airport (Sultan Muhammad Salahudin Airport) in the island of Sumbawa also has flights to Bali and ferry service to Komodo Island though these ferry services are not very regular.

The planes that operate in the Bali-Labuan Bajo route are typically small and are filled easily. So it is safer to book your seats sufficiently in advance.

By Road

There is no way you can travel to Komodo completely by road but there are overland bus trips from Bali to Komodo which include three ferry crossings, namely to Lombok from Bali, to Sumbawa from Lombok, and to Labuan Bajo from Sumbawa.

By Boat

The last portion of the journey, from Labuan Bajo (or Maumere) to Komodo can only be by ferry. The boat journey from Labuan Bajo to Komodo takes about 3 to 4 hours. There is no port as such in Komodo Island. Travellers have to disembark from the boat and shift to smaller vessels that will take them to the island.

You can stay in a resort in Labuan Bajo and explore Komodo dive sites on a liveaboard. Alternatively, you can get a boat in Labuan Bajo and go on your own cruise to explore the park and also snorkel to your satisfaction. There are many travel agencies which will arrange such cruises for you.

Getting Around in Komodo

To explore Flores, you can hire a car and driver through a travel agency. You can also travel inside Flores in local buses, especially if you are staying in Labuan Bajo. Komodo marine reserve is best explored through diving and snorkelling trips on a liveaboard or by chartering a boat that will take you everywhere.

On Komodo Island itself, there are no motor vehicles or roads and all the exploration has to be done by walking.

Things to Remember While Travelling in Komodo


Komodo is hot all the time. As such, you will feel most comfortable in lightweight cotton clothes. Shorts are all right for beachwear but it is safer to wear full trousers, a full-sleeved top, and a cap while trekking, for protection from insects as well as the sun. Walking shoes, sand shoes, and sunglasses are the other things that will help you.

When visiting temples or other places, you must remember to show respect to local traditions by taking off your shoes or by not wearing revealing clothes as custom dictates.

Health Precautions

No specific vaccination is required to enter Komodo. However, travellers should ideally get routine vaccinations against measles, mumps, tetanus, polio, hepatitis etc.

It is better to take with you some sunscreen lotion, a first-aid kit, and basic medicines for headache, fever, diarrhoea etc. Other recommended items are insect-repellent and mosquito-repellent sprays and incense sticks.

Visa and Passport Requirements

The main passport requirement is that the passport you carry must be valid for six months more after your period of stay in Komodo. If you have such a passport, you will be issued a visa on arrival at a cost of about $25. Alternatively, you can get a visa for 30 days or 60 days from your nearest Indonesian embassy before you start your journey.

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Shyam August 16, 2017

What is the best time to visit this place and are there any accommodation available. Approx. days required to visit this place.


    Keith Pople February 03, 2019

    Read the article


Sherly August 24, 2017

RE : Permission to Conduct Research Study
I am Indonesian student and now currently studying for Masteral Biology at University Southeastern of Philippines, I am conducting a research in title Biodiversity and socio impact of Komodo habitats at Komodo National Park Indonesia.
I am writing a request permission to inquire of information from your company for supporting gathered data and this performance task is to fulfill Biodiversity and Conservation Subject in Master Biology Program.
If approval is granted, the data of this study will remain absolutely confidential and to be used on educational purpose only. Your approval will be greatly appreciated and important for my study. Thank you for your consideration.



Marc August 28, 2017

I was reading that there is a Komodo Guesthouse located 5min. walk from the dock at Loh Liang. I was hoping to show up on October 29th or October 30th and was curious on how to establish a reservation? any help or information would be very helpful. Thank you for your time and assistance.


Natalia August 29, 2017

Me and my husband are going to Bali in September 15-30
And would like to visit Komodo

I wonder how much it will cost 1 day of snorkeling tour on Komodo or Rinca
Also we would like to spend 2 days (1 night)in Komodo National Park . so I would like to know what program do you have and what is the price for that.

And do you also have private tour?

Also what kind of boat do you have

Thank you very much



Yano August 31, 2017

I would like to know:
How many Komodo dragon are there in komomo island?
How many Komodo dragon are there in komomo national park?
I’d like to know the change in the number of Komodo dragon,decrease or increase?
How many people [tourists] visit to see Komodo dragon every year?
In the past, why Komodo dragons number decreased? overhunting komodo dragons or over hunting their bait (like pig, deer).


    keith pople February 03, 2019

    Use Google. It is all there


Jose September 01, 2017

Estimados amigos,señores les escribo desde Peru, les felicito.

Por favor dentro de lo posible envíenme información turística y mapa.

Por favor háganme llegar lo que mejor puedan.



Kadaner September 06, 2017

Hi arriving on a cruise ship Feb 20th. Do I need a guide or can I pay an entrance fee and hire the rangers upon arrival for a private group of 3 people. Thanks


Rangi September 12, 2017

My name is Rangi Hirini, I’m a researcher with Dateline which airs on SBS Television in Australia.
I’m just email because I’m looking into a story about Komodo Dragons.

I’m trying to find someone who interacts with these Dragons, I’m looking more into someone who literally interact with them.



    keith pople February 03, 2019

    Mrs Dragon?


Alice September 19, 2017

We are travel agents and have 2 clients scheduled to arrive to Komodo Island on the Oceania Regatta from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Is it possible to arrange a ranger tour to see the Komodo National Park during that period?
They would need to be met at the tender port to begin the excursion.

Thank you for any assistance.


Brad September 21, 2017

My wife and I will be visiting Komodo Island by cruise ship on 20 November 2017. Can you please let me know if I can book a part day tour direct with the National Park to see the ‘dragons’ or must I only book through a third party tour operator.

Many thanks.


Vogel September 25, 2017

My name is Lucas, I am a French student, and actually I make a master of ecology in Lille.
During this year, we must do one traineeship, and that’s why I’ve sent this email to you .
I saw you’re park by a french reptile Trader : Karim Daoues, with some picture of Varanus salvadorii. My passion is herpetology, and my dream it’s to work about Varanidae ( Varanus prasinus, macrei, beccarii or salvadorii) , have you some traineeship to propose in ecology of them species or have you maybe some contacts ? I have some difficultes to find some contacts with theses species, and my teachers have a great network in Europe, but in international it’s limited ..
I hope you can help me on this search .
Best regards


Rémi September 25, 2017


we are student at Laval University in Canada and we are working on the Komodo Park. We want to know if its possible to get some scientificals informations about the preservation of the Komodo Dragon and the management of the sea ressources.

Thank you very much



Helga October 02, 2017

We will come to Flores mid of november and are no divers. We like to see the dragons in Rinca e komodo. Can you recommend a hotel and travel agency or cruise.Thank you very much


Ryan October 05, 2017

To Whom it May Concern,

My name is Ryan, I am South African born, and I am currently finishing up a civil engineering internship in Vietnam. Once I am finished I hope to visit Komodo Island as I have always been fascinated by the animal and the place.

I am also an amateur adventurer, I like to do small adventures to raise money for charity and create awareness for deserving causes. I am hoping to paddle a kayak around the island of Komodo – it will take me about 6 days – and raise awareness for keeping our oceans clean. I will also be generating funds for a charity in Indonesia, I have not decided on which charity yet, if there is one that is linked to Komodo Island I would love to choose it.

The reason I am contacting you, is to find out what permissions I would need to obtain in order to do this adventure? Would a typical Indonesian visa be sufficient?

I look forward to hearing your opinion on the adventure.

Best regards,


Zuchair October 10, 2017

Selamat siang Bapak/Ibu,

Saya Zuchair salah satu mahasiswa Teknik Manajemen Lingkungan, Sekolah Vokasi, Institut Pertanian Bogor. Saya ingin bertanya, apakah TN Pulau Komodo terbuka untuk mahasiswa melakukan Praktek Kerja Lapang (PKL) di TN Pulau Komodo? Kebetulan saya sangat tertarik untuk melakukan PKL di TN Pulau Komodo. Terima kasih.


Vogel October 11, 2017

Do you take some traineeship in you’re park ( I am the French Student). I am very enthousiastic, and ready to start one Mission with you, if you need some person to make ecological action. If it would be easier for you, if you give me you’re number I will call you (I don’t found it on internet). I hope you can help me to realize my dream: work with the fabulouse reptiles : the Varan.
I thank you in advance!
Best regards


Jana October 11, 2017


I am interested in visiting Komodo National Park in November or beginning of December. Do I need to get any special permits before going> or make a reservation?

Thank you,


dolores October 19, 2017

ello there.

I saw your web site and we will be interested in your tours.

We are 4 persons ( we will be on a cruise) and we would like a good tour through the island.

We will arrive at 8am and depart at 3pm. So Komodo is a tender port we will need time to leave the tender.

If you offer that kind of services, I would like to have all possibles itineraries in which we could use our little time in seeing the best of the island

The dates will be on March, 13th and we are 4 persons

Please sent itineraies as well as prices




Afri October 21, 2017

Selamat siang say afri, saya mau Tanya berapa biaya tiket masuk perorang ?


Chris October 21, 2017

I would like detail of the cost of Komodo park entry and a guide.


Michael November 02, 2017

I’m looking to come to Komodo in December. Is there a place to stay on the island? A cabin or in someones home?

Thank you very much.



    Keith Pople February 03, 2019

    The dragons have a place you can stay. You will be made to feel VERY welcome – don’t worry about the saliva.


Geoffrey November 07, 2017

Dear Madam or Sir,
I set up an association about education and conservation of environment in France (whose name is S’PECE), and I would like to know if it would be possible to make a report of the activities of the National Park and if it is possible to do something with you, in particular with the lizards, to present their ecology, their behavior or something else? Maybe in January or February if you can.
This document will present to french peoples your work in the National Park and the particular ecosystem of these islands.

Thanks in advance for your answer.

Best Regards,

Founder of S’PECE


Al November 12, 2017

Be so kind sending me a compilation of links and sites most suitable to learn more about Komodo Island(s) and Flores. (Accomodation, simple but clean, accessability, suggestions of sites to visit, etc)
My wife and me are currently looking at possibilities to travel Indonesia around the upcoming x-mas season for the duration of about one week, looking for the opportunity to hike, swim, possibly scuba dive…avoiding any clubbing and turbo city night life. Many thanks ahead of time


Kyle November 12, 2017

Dear Komodo national park,
We plan to visit the Komodo National Park on Nov, 19th (next weekend), we will arrive in Flores on 18th.

Would you mind letting us know how to arrange the tour and the price for the tour?
If you need more information, please let us know.

Thank you very much.


shahla November 13, 2017

Dear Sir/Madam
I and my husband want to travel to Komodo, I have several questions
1- Is there any hotel in Komodo National Park?
2- If isn’t any hotel in Komodo National Park, how can we stay there for 10 days?
3- If we stay in Labuan Bajo, Do we travel to Komodo National Park every day?
we want to stay for snorkeling beach, is there snorkeling beach in Labuan Bajo?
how many days are for tours “Komodo National park”?
I wait you response and help.


Thomas November 22, 2017

To whom it may concern

I am contacting you on behave of the Vadehavscentret (Wadden Sea Centre) in Denmark. We opened a new centre in February 2017 and have since then received over 100000 guests to our exhibition and on tours with our nature guides.
In 2014, the Danish part of the Wadden Sea became a UNESCO World Heritage Site, joining the Germany’s and The Netherlands’ Wadden Sea areas. As we were to open a new centre and exhibition we thought of a way of honouring this. We started a Natural UNESCO World Heritage site mapping project. The project can be seen in the entrance hall of the centre and consist of a large map. On the map, we have placed a lot of black stickers to represent the different Natural UNESCO World Heritage sites around the world. Over time, the idea is to replace most of these black stickers with samples from the different areas.
We have currently received several 12 different samples from Sweden, Switzerland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Scotland, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Korea and Denmark. The mapping project also played a central part in the opening ceremony. The centre was opened by Prince Joachim of Denmark by placing the glass tube containing the Wadden Sea sample (water sample from The Netherlands, Germany and Denmark) on the map.
The reason why I am contacting you now is because we would love a sample from the Komodo National Park. I, a nature guide form Vadehavscentret, am going to Indonesia in January and I am of cause stopping by your National Park. It will therefore be possible for me to meet up in person to receive the sample and bring it back to Denmark.
If you have any questions, would like some photos of the World map, or an official request from our director, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I hope you will like to help us out and look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,
Thomas Brændgaard
Biologist and nature guide


Domenico November 27, 2017

Do you need a visa if visiting on a cruise ship and staying for 9 hours only


Mario November 29, 2017


I’m a film producer doing some preliminary research for a proposal for a documentary surrounding the Dharma Kencana VIII ferry that capsized shortly after leaving port in Flores, East Nusa Tenggara late last year.

I’ve heard concerns of the environmental impact that can be caused from leaking oils from the wreck, which it the best of my knowledge is yet to be salvage.

I was wondering if you knew any details of the incident, and may be willing to assist me in my research?

Hope to hear from you soon, thank you in advance for your time.

Kindest regards,


Andrian December 02, 2017

selamat malam.
nama saya Andrian Sianturi. saya mahasiswa Kehutanan Universitas Riau. dalam perkuliahan kami akan mengadakan Praktek Kerja Lapangan.
saya ingin bertanya, bagaimana saya memasukkan berkas izin memasuki dan Praktek di Taman Nasional Komodo. terimakasih.


Dorothé December 08, 2017

I want to know when you are in women during your periode, you can come to visit the Komo national park ? In the Netherlands they said it is beter not to visit your park during your period. The big lizards do not attack me then? Hopefully you can answer this for me, thank you and kind regards Dorothé Riteco


Bex January 04, 2018

Hi there,

I am looking to come to Indonesia either at the end of this year or sometime next year. I would love to dive with manta rays and have been told that Komodo is a good place to do it. Please can you tell me the best time of year to dive with manta rays and whether they are a regular occurrence. also, how much would it be?



Victoria January 05, 2018

Hello! I would really like to visit, how can I arrange this?

Thanks, Victoria.


michael January 12, 2018

do we need advance tickets to enter and hike the komodo national park, can we get a guide? We are coming on a cruise ship in February.


Dmitrii January 15, 2018

Hello, we will arriving in komodo national park on a cruise ship 2018 Feb 20th. Do I need a guide or can I pay an entrance fee and hire the rangers upon arrival for a private group of 4 people. Thanks


Nana January 16, 2018

Great article about Komodo National Park, this is a beautiful island and become one of the most favorite destination in the world.


Anroo February 01, 2018


this is Anroo from Singapore, I am currently working for Channel News Asia to do a travel show for CNA tv channel. we would like to shoot at Rinca Island. How can we get a shooting permit at Rinca Island? We are a team of 8 people , 5 singaporean and 3 indonesian. we will be there for one day shoot on 31st March. Please let me know thank you


Pamela February 15, 2018

My husband and I will be on The carnival Spirit cruise ship that calls at Komodo Island on the 13th June.

The ship will be there from 10am till 9pm.

Would it be possible to book a tour with a ranger/guide to see the dragons and some of the wild life, in the late afternoon/ evening, as our ship will be there late in the morning, and we would not want to be walking during the heat of the middle of the day.

Thank you.


Wendy February 22, 2018

We are in port on February 26 at 12pm. Looking for an afternoon tour of the komodo national park


García March 05, 2018

How much is the entrance in 2018 to the national park of komodo per day and per person a working day? And at the end of week? Is there any spending more than you should take into account? If we are going on a boat excursion with a guide, is it missing there to pay the ranger? If so, what price does it have?

I would like to give you also the prices per day and per person to the national park of rinca and if you also have to pay a ranger.

Thank you


Charlie March 17, 2018

We are a group of 28 people and will be stopping in Komodo for a day as a cruise stop.
Can you arrange a private tour for us?


Furukawa March 27, 2018

This is Furukawa of Aozora Bank, Japanese bank.
Now, I’m researching about tourism in Komodo island.
I’d like to know trend of number of annual arrival to Komodo National Park (if it is possilbe, I’d like to know the figure of 1991~2017).


World Heritage Site Managers Forum March 27, 2018

To the Site Manager(s) of Komodo National Park,

We are pleased to announce that the Kingdom of Bahrain and ICCROM, in cooperation with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS, IUCN and the National Heritage Board of Poland are delighted to announce the second edition of the World Heritage Site Managers’ Forum (WHSMF 2018) with the theme:

“World Heritage Site Manager: Role, Responsibility and Capacity‐Building Needs”

in conjunction with the 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee in Manama, Bahrain. We are reaching out personally to all Site Managers to encourage your participation in this years forum so site managers from across the globe can discuss and share their work.

If you are interested in participating, please take a closer look a the Call for Applications.

We hope to see you there!

The World Heritage Site Managers Forum Team


Greta March 30, 2018

I would like to work with you in few of your conservation projects. I Will work for free paying all my outgoings to gain experience in the field. I have previous experience in coral conservation and scuba diving and a Natural Sciences BSc. Please let me know if you are interested in give me this opportunity and I Will send you my resume.
Kind regards,


Neville April 02, 2018

Dear Sir/Madam, my wife and I will be sailing to Komodo in our private yacht in August this year. Is there a limit to how long can we stay inside Komodo National Park? Also, can you please share any information you have regarding where we may anchor or moor our vessel.

Thank you!


lucya April 03, 2018

Dear Sir/Madam,

I would like to have information enterances fee for local & foreigner to komodo national park.

thank you


Susana April 03, 2018

question –
we would like to know if we can visit the park at 5:00 pm


Tiare Cruise April 04, 2018

Dear Komodo National Park,

Kami dari Tiare Cruise.
Mohon bantuannya untuk memberikan daftar harga masuk Taman Nasional Komodo untuk tahun 2018 baik untuk turis mancanegara dan domestik. Jika ada daftar untuk tahun tahun setelah itu, mohon bantuannya untuk memberikan kami daftar tersebut.

Atas bantuannya kami ucapkan terimakasih.

Hormat Kami,
Untuk Tiare Cruise


Andrew June 29, 2018

My name is Andrew, I’m a behavioural scientists in the UK and I would like to create a PhD research project on the Home Ranges of the Komodo Dragons. I would like to attach GPS trackers to them and survey their movement patterns to help with conservation initiatives.
I would love to get in touch with your park and discuss this idea further. I would like to know if such a project would be possible, and where you would recommend I do the catch and release surveying.
I hope I can arrive to do the research next year, or if needs be, 2020.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Best Regards
Andrew Lomas


Gabrielle July 01, 2018

Six adults are looking for a day tour on the 20th Aug 2018 to visit the Kamodo Dragons. Can you help?


Guy July 01, 2018

Good morning,

I am Editor of British Wildlife magazine in the UK. I will be in Komodo on Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd of July. I’d very much like to get off the beaten track on Komodo Island and see some of the native birds and reptiles to photograph in their natural environment for a piece in my magazine. Is there a guide who could take myself and my colleague a little further into Komodo National Park – perhaps landing on the far side of the island – to see a bit more of the park’s wildlife (away from the tourists). Please let me know.

Many thanks.


Wolfgang July 02, 2018

We are a couple planning to go to Labuan Bajo on 31st of July. Our plan is to book an all day trip to Komodo Island on 1st August. How much would it be, and what is the schedule? Thanks!


Michał July 02, 2018

Good afternoon,

I have few questions about Komodo National Park.

1. I would like to come to Komodo by boat from Labuan Bajo, than from Komodo to BIMA (or any other place on Sumbawa). Are there public boats on this route? If yes, please give me the schedule and boat prices.

2. Entrance fee and all additional fee s are valid just for 1 day or for longer time?

3. Sleeping – I would like to come to Komodo at 6.07 and stay there 1 night. Do you have any accomodation available on this time? What is the accomodation price?

4. Contact – I couldn’t find any phone number to call you. If you have one I would be grateful for that information.

I am waiting for your answer.
Kind Regards,


Joel July 18, 2018

I would like a tour on December 26 in the afternoon from the cruise port.


Victor July 23, 2018

Dear Sir / Madam,
My wife and I are going to Bali for several days and wanted to visit the Komodo National Park.
Could you please advise how to get a guided tour from Labuan Bajo for a day tour?


Katharine July 25, 2018


I would like to stay one night on Pulau Komodo in August. I know Komodo Guesthouse is inside the park near Loh Liang but I cannot find a website or any details. How can I book this and also book a guide?



Ivan July 29, 2018

I would like to go to island Rinca (or Komodo island) with my 2 friends in October. We`d like to sleep in island Rinca 1-2 nights in a camp. I need to come from Bali and then back to Bali. Is it possible to arrange this trip this way? Thank you – Ivan Lang from Czech


oliver July 30, 2018

HI I’m travelling around Indonesia in August and I would like to know how to access the park, cost etc.



sutiroh August 03, 2018

assalamu’alaikum Wr.Wb.
salam lestari!
perkenalkan saya Sutiroh mahasiswa dari universitas islam negeri walisongo Semarang, yang merupakan salah satu mahasiswa pencinta alam (MAWAPALA) bermaksud ingin melakukan wawancara via telpon, mengenai keadaan komodo yang ada dipulau komodo saat ini. yang mana nanti akan kami angkat menjadi berita utama didalam penerbitan buletin kami, buletin ini merupakan salah satu program kerja yang ada di organisasi Mawapala yang didalamnya mengangkat berita seputar kelestarian alam. dengan diangkatnya berita ini diharapkan dapat menumbuhkan rasa sadar terhadap pembaca terhadap kondisi satwa langka yang ada di Indonesia.
dalam wawancara ini saya sebagai pihak yang mengajukan pertanyaan selaku pimpinan redaksi Buletin sendiri.
dan kami bermaksud dari saudara/i bersedia menjadi narasumber untuk kami wawancarai.
jika saudara/i bersedia, kami akan segera mengirim surat permohonan wawancara.
terima kasih.
wassalamu’alaikum Wr.Wb.
salam lestari !


Pilar August 05, 2018

We want to visit the park next Sunday 12th. We are seven people. Can we do the tour? Is available?

Thank you


Karen August 12, 2018

Please stop the building of the hotel.
Such a structure is detrimental to the island and the dragons.


Surianto August 14, 2018

Halo selamat sore, apakah bisa info untuk nomor hape contact?
untuk kepengurusan ijin bangunan support Dinas Kehutanan Komodo


Erin August 15, 2018

I’m a producer working on a television show for Animal Planet, and we are considering shooting an episode in Bali. I’m interested in the wildlife at the Komodo National Park and am looking for a contact there that might be able to answer some questions.

Many thanks!


Tobias August 19, 2018

Hi, we will arrive in Labuanbajo and like to visit the National Patk startinh from there. Is there an official guide offering trips or how is such a trip Organized best?



Cici August 27, 2018

What should we do if we want to shoot a 360 degree documentary in Komodo national park?Shall I fill kinds of application tables


Roger August 29, 2018

We will be visiting Komodo island from the Pacific Princess cruise ship March 2nd next year. We will be there from 8am to 4pm…We would like to do a short tour of the park to see the dragons. Please send info on the availability, cost and other tour information and things to do.
Awaiting your reply. Thank you, Roger😎


    Roger Arden December 31, 2018

    Still awaiting a reply…….


Bostock August 30, 2018

Considering visiting Komodo National Park during Octber, was wondering as a result of the Lombok eathquakes if this is a good time to do so?


Eric September 07, 2018


I would like to find out more information on staying on Komodo Island for 1-2 nights on January 4th & 5th. This would be for two people. If you could let me know if this is available and what information you would need from me to make a reservation


Julien October 12, 2018

Hi ! I would like to visit Komodo island ! Can you please send me the price of the fees entrance for Komodo / rinca !? Thanks you


Kevin October 21, 2018

Park open in Dececmber


Katharina October 30, 2018

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am a recent graduate of a Bachelor in Geography and Economics from Heidelberg University in Germany.
I would like to ask you if you offer any internships or voluntary positions since I am highly interested in gaining practical experiences in the area of environmental conservation.

During my semester abroad in Indonesia I did not only build a special relationship to the country and its people but I also became aware of the environmental issues. I was fascinated by the nature of the Komodo national park but I also see challenges for example due to increasing tourism.

Therefore I am keen to learn more about conservation on the ground and contribute my time and skills to preserve the natural heritage and to help empower local communities in sustainable practices.

I would welcome the opportunity to give you further information about myself and look forward to hearing from you soon.

Best regards,



kamil October 30, 2018

Hello i gonna know price tickets to see dragons


Mini October 31, 2018

Hello planning to arrive 19th to 20th how do I book tour and guide? We will be in Labuan Bajo or would it be better to sail from bali?


Steven November 03, 2018

My cruise ship visits Komodo island on Sunday 18 November 2018.

Is there a park guide who can take me and my wife to see the Komodo Dragons?


Willy November 26, 2018

Selamat dan salam Pesona Indonesia, sebelumnya perkenalkan nama saya Willy Anakay dan saya mahasiswa Pariwisata prodi Usaha Perjalanan Wisata ingin bertanya mengenai penerimaan mahasiswa PKL di Taman Nasional Komodo. Kiranya bapak/ibu bersedia menerima saya sebagai mahasiswa PKL. Mohon bantuannya dan salam pesona Indonesia.


Alan November 27, 2018

Hi there! I am planning a trip to Bali the first week of March and discovered the Komodo Island not too far!

Would love to be able to scuba dive and explore the island! How does the reservation process look? And what is the reservation for exactly? Happy to answer any questions =)



Tea December 06, 2018

Good morning,

Me and my boyfriend are interested in visiting Komodo national park in the end of January/beginning of February. I have heard that period is not good because of monsoons, so it is possible to book it now? Thank in advance.


Ziebarth December 12, 2018

I will booking a Trip to the Pink Beach and the Kommodo Nationalpark 04.02.2019.

Sincerly Mr.Ziebarth


Roger Arden December 31, 2018

We will be visiting the Komodo Island on March 2nd 2019 and would like information on entrance fees. We would like to purchase a day pass. There will be 4 persons.
Awaiting your reply..
Thank you,
Roger Arden


Roger Arden December 31, 2018

Please send enterance fee information to me. We will have 4 persons visiting on March 2nd 2019 via cruise ship and would like to purchase tickets.
Thank you,
Roger Arden
Email address….. Rockarden at gmail.com


Kiat January 07, 2019

Hi, is the Komodo National Park open to visitors during Hari Raya Idul Fitri & Hari Lebaran from 5 – 7 June 2019? Do we have to book the rangers in advance and what are the fees?


Pierre Francois January 09, 2019

Dear All,
I am a French Tv reporter, I work for the first French Tv Channel, TF1, watched by 7 millions of people.
We would like to make a Tv report on your national park, on the dragons. We would like to come two days at the end of February and follow the life of one of your rangers.
Can we discuss about this plan?


Joy January 09, 2019


Will Komodo National Park be open from 5 to 7 June 2019 ?

What time is the opening hours for those days?


Christian January 09, 2019

To Whom It May Concern:
Is it possible to reserve a PKHA Cabin on Komodo and Rinca respectively for one or two nights each place?

Arrival dates are flexible, but would be in the period 12-19 Jan. 2019.


rebecca January 11, 2019


is the park open to the public? if so what time is it open and entry price please



sastrin January 21, 2019

Dear Komodo National Park Admin,

I am one of the staff at One Health Collaborating Center, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

We plan to do Komodo summer course possibly in July. Is it allowed to do feces sampling of the Komodo? If it is allowed, What are the procedures to do feces sampling?

Thank you.
Best regards,


Luana January 21, 2019

Hello, is possible visit the comodo island in this period?


Lexi January 24, 2019

Dear Komodo National Park Staff,
I am a citizen scientist with a speciality in reptiles and was enquiring about staying in one of the huts within Komodo National Park for one night with my partner. Our trip is expected to be late May to Early June 2019.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Kind Regards


dicky January 25, 2019

Saya ingin resevasi TN. Nasional komodo untuk tanggal 18 April 2019 sebanyak 8 orang, berpakah untuk fee reestrasion TN. Nasional Komodo. Terima kasih


dicky January 25, 2019

Selamat Siang admin

Saya mau tanya berapa retrebusi untuk masuk Tn. Pulau Komodo?

Terima kasih


Steve January 25, 2019

Hello. I have heard recently of a potential one year closure of Komodo National Park. I plan to visit within the next week and am wondering if the park is still open at this time and what are the current park fees. Thank you.


Geoffrey January 30, 2019

We will be on a cruise ship going to Komodo island in nov 2019 ,can we book directly with you to do a walking tour.
Regards Geoff


majda January 30, 2019


Is it possible to stay in Komodo national park guesthouse, 2 people, 17th of July 2019. If possible, how to book?

Kind regards, Majda


Evi January 31, 2019

Apakah pulau komodo di buka utk umum utk saat ini di bulan februari 2019?


Diane January 31, 2019


Do we need to make reservations to enter the park? Or can we just book directly through a tour group?

Thank you


Denise February 02, 2019

Hi, do you have a closing period during this year? I would like to visit the park in August. Thank you, Denise


Sandi February 03, 2019

We are planning a visit to Komodo National park from March 1-8 and have heard the park is going to be closed for restoration. Is the Park open during those dates. We would very much appreciate information about whether or not the Park will be open March 1-8
Thank you so much.


pkijds February 07, 2019

this place is amazing


Jade February 09, 2019

Is the park open every day in the next three weeks? I am looking to visit within this time.


Jammo February 10, 2019


I am writing in regards to the possible permits and Nation Park Rangers I will require in order to be able to do some Catch and Release fishing whilst I am in Komodo.

I’m a strong conservationist and love the beauty of Komodo. I’m also a big lover for fishing and have been preaching the importance of sustainable catch and release fishing to many locals.

Hopefully you will be able to point me in the right direction for what permits etc. that I will require.

Kind Regards,


Pearl February 15, 2019

2 to 5 of us will be visiting Komodo Island on a cruise ship on April 14, 2019. We just like to see the Dragons. Is a possible to go around the park on our own? Can we book directly with you for a short walking tour? Is there a park guide who can take us to see the Komodo Dragons?
Thank you


Lara February 15, 2019

Dear Sir/Madam,

I will be visit the komodo park but I will be on my period during this visit. Is this dangerous? Will using a tampon solve the issue? Kind regards


Ewa February 17, 2019

Hello .
I’ve heard that you were thinking of closing Komodo Park for 2 months this year. Is it true. We are planning to visit Komodo Island in September this year.
Greeting from Europe.


Heloise February 23, 2019

Is the park open at this period of the year???


Mira February 25, 2019

Hi! i have heard that the whole park is currently closed. is that true? i am planning to visit komodo national park on wednesday, that’s why i would like to know. thank you!


Patrick March 12, 2019

Just enquiring about visiting the Komodo National Park but you website is a bit out of date so could you provide some more information please?


Felix March 15, 2019

Hello, would it be possible to inquire about excursions to Komodo National Park from Bali?


Paulina March 19, 2019

Hello, I have plan visit Komodo Park between 13-16th of April. I heard Komodo is closed, is it truth? Is it close or open?


Richard March 26, 2019

Hi I would like to know if it’s required to booked a ticket in Advance to be able to get into the park


Inigo March 27, 2019

Hello friends,

We are a young couple who love trekking and nature and we are planning to visit Komodo between 5 and 10 May. The point is that we have realized that at this time starts the Ramadan. How will it affect to the visit to the park? Will it be possible? How could we access to the park? Are there any agency recommended? Or is it possible to do it freely?

Thank you and hope to visit you soon.


Dr Moss March 28, 2019

We will be visiting Komodo Island towards the end of May this year & will visit the National Park. What is the best time of day to see the dragons & are there any scheduled feeding times or guaranteed viewing arrangements?


Terry March 28, 2019

We will be visiting the National Park at the end of May 2019. What is the best time of day to see the dragons and do you have scheduled feeding times 6?


Witczak April 07, 2019

I have a question if can we made booking tickets for entrance to Komodo Park?


Penélope April 09, 2019

Is the park open for visitation?


Vintty April 12, 2019

Kepada Teman Balai TNK.

saya selaku karyawan dari kapal wisata yang beraktifitas di Indonesia Timur. Mau bertanya mengenai penutupan taman nasional komodo di tahun 2020.

seperti apa dan di mana kami bisa memperoleh informasi yang akurat mengenai details penutupan TNK.

Mohon bantuannya,

Banyak terima kasih


Paloma April 13, 2019

Os ir possible yo vist The park and The Komodo dragon in July?? Thank you


Josep April 27, 2019

Hi! My name is Josep and I’m a 22 years old Spanish who has always been fully interested in visiting Komodo island.

Taking advantage that I’m currently living in Australia I would like to visit it this year. However, I have seen in internet that this year the island is closed and is not allowed to be visited by the tourists.

So, I’m addressing you just to make sure about this situation and to know if it is true or not.

Thanks for all


Briar April 29, 2019

Good Morning,

I am writing from Denver, Colorado, USA. I am a volunteer with Denver Zoo. I am working on a project for the zoo’s guest engagement department. The project is a resource book that our guides would use while talking to guests, about animal habitat and adaptations. The book contains maps, photographs and diagrams to provide visual support to their messaging. The project that I am working on is for Komodo Dragons specifically.

I am writing to ask if the ministry would have, and be willing share, some photographs of Komodo National Park that demonstrate the habitat of the Komodo Dragons.

Also, I am looking for photographs of a Komodo Dragons that demonstrate how wide that they can open their mouths.

Thank you for receiving my email. I look forward to your response.

Kind Regards,


🐺 Have a nice day.


Amy May 01, 2019


I am reaching out from a UK based production company in association with Netflix. We are in the early stages of planning a nature documentary and would be interested to know what the filming permission application is to film on Komodo Island. I also understand that Komodo Island will be closed to tourists from January 2020 – please could I enquire if this would apply to commercial film crews as well or could access be arranged?


Helene May 01, 2019

Hello, what the price to enter the park? Is there fees for ranger also?


Susan May 02, 2019

We will be visiting Komodo NP by cruise ship on 9th December 2019.

Please advise me if it is possible to take a NP guide around the island when we arrive.

Thank you


Mike May 05, 2019


I’d love to visit Komodo National Park and see the Komodo dragons. I’m a huge lover of nature and so I’d love to learn as much about the ecology of the park as possible. It’s also important to me that I go with tour that practices good policies in terms of sustainability and not hurting the conservation of the park.

Could you recommend a tour company?

I’d love to just come without a tour, but my understanding is that you are required to have a guide to visit the park.


– Mike


Danielle May 06, 2019

Hello! I am currently conducting a MSc in Wildlife conservation and management at UCD in Ireland. Upon finishing I hope to travel and do some wildlife internships before I become a wildlife officer/ranger. I was wondering if there were any internships available a Komodo National Park? In particular where I would gain further ranger experience? Thank you for your time and help! I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,


Denisa May 08, 2019


Is the park open or allready closed?

Best redards


Jen May 10, 2019

Hello, I heard the park was cooled for conservation purposes at the moment. Is that correct? Will the oath be open during September 2019?


Julie May 10, 2019

We are interested in a trip to see the Komodo national park in mid- June 2019

Please let us know if this is possible.

Thank you,


Eva May 11, 2019

Hello, would love to do Hikes in the national park – Could you please explain the process and if any booking required? Thanks, Eva


Conor May 12, 2019

Hello, I would like to inquire about a reservation to stay at the
Komodo guesthouse on July 25 to July 26 2019. Please let me know if this would be possible!


Luke May 13, 2019

Hi! My name is Luke and I am a student in the United States. I have been doing a research project on Komodo Dragons and their food chain. I have checked every other site but I could not find the answer to my question. My question is, What decomposes a Komodo Dragon? Thank you for any time or attention given toward my message.


Ana May 15, 2019


My family and I will be in Indonesia next August. Our plan is to travel from Lombok to Flores and then visit the Komodo Park. I would like to know how can we go from Flores to the Komodo Reserve to see komodo dragons. We read some news that said that the park would close soon, will it be closed this August? Do we have to make a reservation for our visit ahead or we can just go to Flores and buy the tickets to visit the park there? I would also like to know the price. Thank you


Filippo May 16, 2019

Dear all,
I am contacting you in order to have detailed informations about the possibility to visit the Komodo national park. We are in two and we will be in Labuan Bajo from 7 to 11 July 2019. I would like to know if is it possible to visit the park in this period, if are there specific days to visit it and how could I book the visit. I was thinking, once we will be in Labuan Bajo, to contact an agency that organize this kind of excursion. In case, could you give me, please, suggestions or references about this?
I thank you for your kind attention and I am looking forward to hearing from you


Lisa May 17, 2019

Are there entrance fees to the park? If so, how much? Does a ranger come with you? How much does that cost? Do you recommend booking a tour? If so, does a ranger still come with you?



Miguel May 18, 2019

I’m interested in visiting Komodo in July.


maryam May 18, 2019

Travelling from the US, we would like to visit the island in Sep


Anouk May 18, 2019

Good morning,

So I really need your help, i want to get a flight from bali to komodo. And would like to go diving, I would like to see manta rays coral, I am interested in big sea life. I als want to see the comodo dragons.
I would like to spend 2 days diving and 1 day sight seeing. Do you organize this. And what would it cost?


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