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Essential Packing Guide, Komodo National Park, Flores, Indonesia

Updated: Jul 18, 2020

Getting ready for a trip to Komodo National Park, Flores, Indonesia? We recently embarked on a five day journey to explore this hidden Jurassic Paradise in the Flores Sea for our honeymoon. We were in search of private beaches with crystal clear reefs, pink sand, hiking trails along isolated volcanic hills and of course the world famous Komodo Dragons. For inspiration planning your Komodo Islands holiday itinerary see our 5D 4N Komodo Travel Guide.

Below are our top picks for what to pack for a trip to Komodo Islands, Flores, Indonesia.

Our Checklist to pack for sailing around the Komodo Islands, Flores, Indonesia:

  • Passport (Don't forget to check for Visa requirements)

  • Phone

  • Wallet with enough cash for daily national park fees of 225 IDR per day per person

  • Photography equipment. We highly recommend an underwater camera to capture all of the vibrant underwater life

  • A sun hat or cap (When you're setting sail hold onto your hats! We sadly lost two hats to the blissful ocean breeze).

  • Sunglasses

  • A backpack for hiking

  • Flip flops

  • Enclosed shoes for your trekking days

  • Socks

  • Beachwear

  • Active wear

  • Swimwear

  • SPF 50+ Sunscreen

  • Mosquito Repellant for on land

  • Underwear

  • Nightwear

  • A small towel or blanket

  • Shampoo & conditioner (This was heaven after a long day in the water with hair full of sea salt)

  • General toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, body wash, face wash

  • Snorkeling gear if you prefer your own but typically this is included with any boat trip

  • Entertainment items: A book, cards, games, speakers (our boat already had this)

  • Any extra snacks or drinks you may want on your journey. This can often be pre organised with your boat for all your needs to be stocked onboard in advance

If you are looking to stay on Labuan Bajo before heading off to Sail around Komodo, check out these top Labuan Bajo Hotel deals:

We hope you enjoyed our Komodo Islands packing guide. For more travel itinerary and destination guides check out the destination section of our blog.



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WE ARE: An Australian and British married couple living in Australia, which we recently moved back to after 7 years exploring Asia. By week we manage data forecasting and engineering projects. By the weekend we wander. This is the story of our weekend travels. We are passionate travellers who love taking photos, eating and going on adventures.  We hope you enjoy our travel blog.


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