5 independent reviews for Kayaking holiday in Indonesia, Komodo Dragon expedition

Reviews for Kayaking holiday in Indonesia, Komodo Dragon expedition

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review 12 Jul 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Sleeping under stars on the boat and on the beach, seeing a turtle whilst snorkeling, kayaking across open water and seeing the blow hole of a large mammal ahead of me, the bats, the komodo dragons, the people, jungle trek, the welcome dance, the school children laughing..... everything really a fantastic and special trip

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Stay for as long as you can!!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes the guides made a real effort to ensure this

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Absolutely fabulous

review 11 Aug 2011

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The holiday consisted of two parts, the first was sea kayaking around Komodo National park and the second part was trekking in the northern jungle of Sumatra. The main highlights included seeing Komodo Dragons, orangutans, elephant trekking, the scenery the people I meet and the landscapes. All made the holiday excellent.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Plenty of insect repellent, gloves for the sea kayaking, long socks for the leaches and time to explore the different cultures.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes I felt that the holiday benefited the people that helped with the vacation along with their development with the outside world.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

The holiday was very good, some minor problems were there but this did not affect the overall enjoyment.

review 20 Apr 2011

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Far too many to mention, but I'll have a go: sleeping on deserted beaches, a school of dolphins passing just in front of our kayak, seeing a shark while snorkelling, the sound of two very large komodo dragons running through the undergrowth in our direction, great food and an outstanding local guide.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Kayaking is hard work if you're a novice and the wind is against you, but the whole trip is well worth the aching arms. Just book it.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Definitely, Mattias, our guide, and the crew were local to the area and intent on using the money they earned to better the lives of their families. We also visited a local school to donate books, paper and pens. Any rubbish or waste that was generated was collected to be properly disposed of.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

A fantastic mix of activity and relaxation, with great company, excellent food and a chance to find out more about a relatively unexplored part of the world.

review 10 May 2011

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

I loved the kayaking, the snorkelling and seeing the Komodo Dragons.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

It was great but there are only 5 days of actual kayaking on the 10 day trip. Day 1,2,9 and 10 are pretty much free days. The boys on the support boat are great, so friendly and helpful.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes, our guide, Michelle ensured this happened.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

It was great, would do it again but needs a few more days kayaking in it!

review 29 Dec 2010

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Everything was fantastic but I guess the best part was kayaking around the beautiful Komodo islands just my husband and myself in one kayak and our guide in another. The water was crystal clear and the reefs were amazing.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Pack light, you need virtually nothing. Make sure your hands are used to rowing as the only problem I had all holiday was developing a huge blister on my right hand on day one making it more difficult to row. If you are female make sure you are not menstruating otherwise you won't be allowed to visit the komodo dragons which would be terribly disappointing.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes we used local bars and restaurants, local crew and made sure everything we bought with us we also removed. There was however more debris/rubbish in the sea in some areas than I had imagined and although I tried to collect it as I paddled I soon realised it was a lost cause.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Absolutely brilliant! The weather was perfect, the scenery was stunning, the mix of hard work and relaxation was just right and the crew were wonderful and great fun to be with.

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