The Lost World of the Dragon Safari

- A Secret Retreats journey -
4 days / 3 nights
from 5,400 USD /person



Yessi, born in Sumatra, has decided very early in her professional career to change life and follow her passion. She travelled around Asia from The Himalayas to Raja Ampat and now, she shares with us the most beautiful places she discovered around the Coral Triangle in Eastern Indonesia. She usually comes on board of Sequoia as Cruise Director to share her passion with guests.

Immerse yourself in the blue water bursting with colorful aquatic life of the Komodo Archipelago, a New 7 Wonders of Nature.

It is believed that one upon a time, there was a fairy lady who lived in Komodo Island. The villagers named her Putri Naga, “The Dragon Princess.”
The Princess married a local man and gave birth to twins: one human "Gerong" who grew up among the villagers and one dragon "Orah" who grew up in the forest. They never knew that they were siblings.
Years had passed, when one day Gerong went deer hunting in the forest. As he collected his prey, the dragon came out from the bushes and tried to take it. After he failed to convince the dragon to go away, he lifted his spear ready to kill the dragon. A beautiful goddess, “Putri Naga” appeared and told Gerong not to kill the dragon. She told him that the dragon “Orah” was his twin and they should live in a harmony. To this day, the Komodo Islanders believe that the Komodo Dragons are their family members and they should live together sharing their land without borders.
This voyage offers you to explore not only legends but also Komodo National Park located within the Coral Triangle - a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Man and Biosphere Reserve, with 1,000 species of fish, 260 species of coral reef, 10 species of dolphin, 14 spices of wlahe and mouch more, over 60 dive sites.


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Your Journey Day by Day

4 days / 3 nights from 5,400 USD /person

based on 4 people sharing the same yacht


Day 1 : Labuan Bajo – Nusa Kode ( - / - / D)
We will pick you up at Labuan Bajo Airport, drive you to the yacht and set sail for a sunset cruise stating 4pm in the direction to Nusa Kode. While sailing, dinner will be served on board from 7pm and we will anchor for a good night at 10pm.
Day 2 : Nusa Kode ( B / L / D)
Breakfast will be ready when you wake up, then we go to explore Komodo from 10am for about 2 hours. Komodo is an island of stark contrasts. The west skyline is dominated by Ara Mountain, while the ancient volcanic cones of Ntodo Klea stand out in the east. In between the dark green highland lies the wild Lontar palm trees and Zizipus savanna of Loh Liang and Loh Kalo.

It is believed that “Orah”, the Komodo dragon, was born in the Komodo Village which is a small fishing village on the island. We will take you to this island. You will meet the villagers who will be excited and proud to introduce you to their customs and traditions. After lunch on board, we move to Padar, for a short trek of about one hour.
Tonight, after dinner, we set up a cinema for you!
Day 3 : Pink Beach ( B / L / D)
Breakfast will be served from 8am while cruising, then we will stop for some snorkeling, unless you prefer one of the kayaks to explore the beautiful coastal area. Pick your own white sandy beach for a picnic. All you need is good book and a glass of tropical juice. Around 11am we will sail to Taka Makassar for about 1 hour, on time for lunch.

Taka in the Bugis/South Celebes language means reef while Makassar is the originating city of Orang Laut “Bajau People” who settled in the Komodo Archipelago. Dive or snorkel with Manta. As you immerse yourself, up to one hundred of the majestic manta rays will welcome you to their blue waters. In the shallower depths, you will see schools of humphead parrotfish, bamboo sharks and marble rays cruising at great speeds.

Around 4pm we will continue the cruise to Tatawa Besar, on time to watch the sunset and enjoy a nice candlelight dinner on a beach.
Day 4 : Mangyatan – Labuan Bajo (B/L/ - )
This morning, after breakfast, we get closer to Labuan Bajo, one more snorkeling session at Jellyfish Lake, then we cruise for about 3 hours back to the city, while we serve you lunch onboard.
After lunch, the crew will drive you to the airport and wave you a fond farewell…

Your Accommodation on this Asia Travel Itinerary

The Lost World of the Dragon Safari

4 days / 3 nights
from 5,400 USD /person

based on 4 people sharing the same yacht


The total price includes:

  • 3 nights on board based on up to 4 people sharing the 2 cabins
  • All meals specified in the programme (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner) inclusive of all non-alcoholic drinks
  • Ground transportation
  • Laundry
  • All excursions as specified in the programme with park/entry fees,
  • Diving gear and sport equipment,
  • PADI dive course up to advanced-level certification,
  • DAN insurance
  • Full Crew including Knowledgeable Cruise Director & Captain, Certified Dive Instructor & Dive Master, Butler and Chef.

The total price does not include:

  • Domestic & International flights (domestic flights will be quoted at the moment of reservation).
  • All meals not specified in the programme.
  • All services not specified in the programme.

This Secret Journey was designed in cooperation with Yessi and Sequoia Yacht.


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