Trip reference number: 15570

Trip Operator: Wildlife Worldwide

Primates & Komodo Dragons

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Join wildlife photographer Nick Garbutt in Indonesia to find and capture images of Komodo dragons, crested black macaques and spectral tarsiers, amongst other fantastic wildlife.

We start this unique tour on the island of Sulawesi whose dramatic and varied landscapes - rugged mountains, virgin rainforest, highland lakes, idyllic beaches and rich coral reefs – are home to an amazing variety of flora and fauna, much of which is endemic. Mammals such as crested black macaque, Sulawesi bear cuscus, spectral tarsier and babirusa are found nowhere else. In addition, around 90 bird species are endemic too, as are a high percentage of the islands' reptiles and amphibians. We base ourselves at Tangkoko National Park at the far northeastern point of Sulawesi, which should provide excellent photographic opportunities, especially for the island's primate species. 

After spending five nights on Sulawesi, we continue to Flores where we board a traditional Indonesian vessel and sail to Komodo National Park. This wonderful archipelago consists of three large islands, nameley Komodo, Padar and Rinca, as well as 26 smaller ones. By exclusively chartering our boat, we are able to spend four nights at these islands, which is much longer than the vast majority of visitors, providing ample time to photograph the extraordinary Komodo dragons that live on its shores. 

Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Depart the UK
  2. Day 2: Arrive Manado (Sulawesi) & transfer to Batu Putih
  3. Days 3-6: Visit Tankgkoko National Park
  4. Day 7: Denpasar
  5. Day 8: Fly to Labuan Bajo
  6. Day 9: Board chartered vessel & sail to Rinca Island
  7. Day 10: Rinca Island; sail to Komodo Island
  8. Days 11-12: Komodo Island
  9. Day 13: Komodo Island & sail back to Labuan Bajo
  10. Day 14: Depart Labuan Bajo
  11. Day 15: Arrive UK

Please note: This itinerary is based on current flight schedules. These may change without notice, hence there is no guarantee that this will be the exact itinerary we will follow. Changes may be forced upon us right until the last moment, but we will make every effort to keep the final itinerary as faithful as possible to the one proposed above.

  • Available*: Sep to Oct
  • Group size: 9
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £7,495 pp
  • Price excluding international flights: From £6,695 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Domestic fights between Manado (Sulawesi) and Labuan Bajo (Flores)
    • 5 nights guesthouse in Batu Putih
    • 2 nights hotel in Labuan Bajo
    • 4 nights chartered vessel
    • Most meals
    • All transfers and transport
    • Photographic tuition
    • Park fees
  • Activities available:
    • Boat trip
    • Photography
    • Swimming


This is a group trip with fixed departure dates. Please refer to our website for further information.

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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