Komodo Island Hopper

Want to get off the beaten path and see the REAL Indonesia? Komodo Island Hopper is the trip for you! Spend your days visiting Sasak Village, hit up some of the best waterfalls in South East Asia! Crystal clear waters, pristine golden beaches. We even spend 2 nights under the stars on our very own liveaboard boat. A TruExclusive. We take you to see Komodo dragons only found on 5 islands in the WORLD. Could we say this trip would be the best experience of your life? HELL YEAH IT WILL! The best viewpoints in Indonesia, secret hidden gems such as Pink beach and Mojo! The only question you should ask yourself is…When am I going?

When we say classic, we mean the perfect balance of culture, adventure, beaches and parties. High number of inclusions, low cost. Tru-ly authentic experiences from home-stays & hostels to beach huts, hotels and boats. A classic tour means maximum adventure, minimum hassle. Built for backpackers by backpackers.

What's Included

Airport Pickup
(up to two days before as long as you are booked into the start hotel)

Ninja = Your Guide! Like travelling with your best mates & one of them happens to know where they're going!

All Transport Included Private Van transfers Ferry to Sumbawa Live-aboard Boat

8 Nights Accommodation Twin-share Rooms Hotels Liveaboard Boat

3D/2N Live-aboard boat trip Snorkelling with Mantas Pink Beach Komodo Islands

Tru Exclusives
MOYO ISLAND 3DAY/2Night Live-aboard Boat

8 X Breakfasts 3 X Lunches 2 X Dinners
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Bucket List
Live aboard Boat
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Swim with Turtles
Pink Beach
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Komodo dragons

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9
Day 1

Airport Pick Up

Touch down in Lombok babyyy! Fly into Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport, formally known as Lombok International Airport and we’ll pick you up there. Not literally grab you and throw you over our shoulders, but we’ll meet you with a smile and a wave. If you’re already over this way and are catching the boat from Bali, we’ll meet you at our lovely resort. Grab some rays, lay out by the pool soak in the Indonesian sun before dinner and drinks with your new TruCrew!

Kuta, Lombok
Airport Pick Up
A group of girls in the pool with cocktails while on the island Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
Day 2


Today we immerse ourselves in Indonesian culture & customs at a local Sasak Village. We’re taught traditional techniques passed down from generation to generation. Hey you might even be good at it, if not at least you can say you tried! Win win right? After we leave the village we’re off to in search of waterfalls! We take a trek through the jungle before we arrive at one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Indonesia. Cool off, take a dip, grab those insta snaps, it's a full day out! We head back to the hotel for a quick shower before we head for dinner and a beer or two with the TruFam.

Kuta, Lombok
Visit Sasak Village & Waterfalls
1x Breakfast
A group wearing traditional clothing at the Sasak village in Lombok, Indonesia
A girl at the Sasak village practicing traditional weaving in Lombok, Indonesia
Green trees with waterfall running down in Lombok Indonesia
Group of travellers stood in front of waterfalls surrounded by green trees
Day 3


DID SOMEONE SAY BEACH DAY?! You can’t visit Indonesia and not spend a day on the beach. Lucky for you, we know all the hidden gems of Lombok! We spend the day on a beach hop as we journey along the southern coastline. Grab a board, practise your surf skills or just sit back, coconut in hand and top up that tan. The evening is ours to spend as we please so we head back and get ready before we grab dinner together and see where the night takes us!

Kuta, Lombok
Visit beautiful beaches
1x Breakfast
A group photo at the beach in Lombok, Indonesia showing pristine white sand, and two different shades of blue in the ocean
A view of the white sandy beach and crystal clear blue sea in Lombok, Indonesia
Day 4


This morning we’ll pack up our bags and set off to our next destination, SUMBAWA! We set off via bus then jump on a ferry from Lombok to Sumbawa. Our next destination to the east and boy is it a good one! We arrive in the afternoon, take the rest of the day to relax and recharge by the pool. Hit the beach if you fancy it. It’s been a travel day so you deserve it.

Sumbawa Besar
Bus & Ferry to Sumbawa Besar
1x Breakfast
A group photo at the beach in Lombok, Indonesia showing pristine white sand, and two different shades of blue in the ocean
A stunning aerial shot of Satonda Island, Sumbawa in Indonesia showing the salt water lake, lush greenery and bright blue clear ocean
Two girls on a sandy beach in Bali, Indonesia with TruTravels carved into the sand
Day 5


A TruExclusive! No one else is taking you here! We catch a boat over to Moyo Island for an amazing day getting off the beaten track. We explore waterfalls and beaches this picturesque island has to offer. Our little Indonesian secret place. A local guide show’s us around the island and all the hotspots and hidden gems the island has to offer. Pure and utter bliss. We spend the day dipping in and out of waterfalls, laying out on the beach and stopping for a local lunch. Is this the perfect day? It’s definitely up there! We jump back on the boat and head back to our very own beach on Sumbawa. Sunset’s in Sumbawa are up there with some of the best in South East Asia so grab your camera’s ready. You won’t want to miss this. Wind down after an epic day, falling asleep to the sounds of the sea.

Moyo, Sumbawa Besar
Explore Island & Waterfalls
1x Breakfast
TRU Exclusives
A group sitting at the edge of the serene waterfall on Mojo Island, Indonesia
A group shot while in the clear bright blue water at the waterfall in Mojo Island, Indonesia
A group picture on Mojo Island at the serene waterfall
Day 6


 Today we head off on our very own Liveaboard boat, an amazing Tru Exclusive. We will be on a converted traditional wooden boat which has been transformed for this journey of a lifetime! Sharing a dorm style room on the top deck, and having traditional style showers it's a Truly backpacking experience you won’t get anywhere else! The first part of our voyage has us stopping off at Satonda Island, grab your snorkel and mask and take a dip in the salt lake crater. The unspoiled marine life is out of this world. We have a delicious local dinner sitting on the deck as the sun goes down. Beer in hand, it's been a sick first day at sea. Get ready to sail through the night as we carry on the adventure to the next destinations!

Live-aboard Boat
Satonda Island
1x (B) 1x (L) 1x (D)
TRU Exclusives
A group shot at Lake Toba, a salt water lake in the crater of a supervolcano in Indonesia
A group taking a selfie while swimming at Lake Toba, a salt water crater in the middle of a super volcano in Indonesia
A group on the boat at sunset sailing to the Komodo Islands in Indonesia
Day 7


 Wake up, breathe in the fresh air of the Komodo National Park and admire one of the most beautiful sunrises you are ever likely to see. Kick back and watch the islands float past as you eat your breakfast. We’re sailing to Manta Point, a once in a lifetime opportunity to snorkel amongst the gentle giants. Manta Point is home to families of manta rays although intimidating in size they really are harmless, humble giants. We’ll be visiting Pink Beach. Yeah it’s really pink! Before we trek up to the stunning viewpoint on Padar Island for sunset. It really is out of this world. Before heading back to the boat for a cold beer, a moment you’ll never forget with your TruFam.

Live-aboard Boat
Gili Lawa Viewpoint, Manta Ray Snorkelling, Pink Beach, Padar Island
1x (B) 1x (L) 1x (D)
TRU Exclusives
A group at the top of the viewpoint on Padar Island in Indonesia overlooking incredible views
A stunning view of a group hiking up to the top of viewpoint on Gili Lawa in Indonesia
A fish eye lens shot of a girl laying on Pink Beach in Indonesia showing the pink sand, clear water and cloudy blue sky
An underwater shot of swimming with the manta rays in the Nusa Islands, Indonesia
A group of guys on the front deck of the boat while sailing through the Komodo Islands in Indonesia with the bright orange sunset in the background
Day 8


This is the day you’ve all been waiting for and as it’s our last full day together as a TruFam we had to save the best till last. We’re off to explore Komodo Island in search of dragons! These prehistoric dino like creatures are only found on 5 islands in the world! We’re guided around the island by the local rangers who explain everything you need to know. Komodo experts at their finest! What a way to spend the day! We bid farewell to our Captain and crew and check into our beautiful resort in Labuan Bajo Flores for one last dinner and drinks with the crew! It’s been an epic tour. Have a shot, party till your feet hurt, go back and cry into your pillow whatever helps with the thought of leaving your TruFam.

Labuan Bajo
Komodo Island
1x Breakfast, 1x Lunch
A group at the Komodo National Park pictured with two Komodo dragons in Indonesia
Day 9


It’s check out day. Have a chilled morning. Give your TruCrew a massive hug, a fist bump, a wave. Whatever works for you.The goodbye’s don’t get any easier so we’ll just say see you later alligator, In a while crocodile. Our travel ninja’s are on hand to help you with any onward plans you may have. Relax on Flores, head to Bali or even book onto the next tour so we don’t have to say goodbye. It’s been a wild one.

Loads of help with onward travel, Support the whole time you're in SE Asia.
1x Breakfast
two men sat in pool bed with black hats on cheersing with beers

Trips Departure Dates



Where does the trip start & Finish?

The trip begins in Lombok and ends in Labuan Bajao.

What are the facilities on the Komodo Island Hopper boat like?

Does the Liveaboard have private cabins/rooms? - The accommodation is mixed sex, large dorm style room

Does the Liveaboard dock up at night? - For the first night we continue to sail through the night. The second we dock up close to Pink Beach.

Does the Liveaboard have bathrooms? - The liveaboard has 2 western toilets with a bucket flush and a traditional shower with a limited amount of freshwater to rinse off.

Does the Liveaboard have free drinking water? - Yes, fresh water is provided on the boat.

Does the Liveaboard have hand sanitizer? - Yes, the boats we use provide free hand sanitizer for all our customers.

What type of food is served on the liveaboard? - We serve a mix of traditional Indonesian food/fresh fruits catering to all dietary requirements.

What is the layout of the Live Aboard boat? - We have 4 main living/relaxing areas on the boat. On the front lower deck we have a small sun lounging area with bean bags. Behind this on main lower deck is the larger covered communal area. Here you can escape the sun, make tea and coffee and where we eat our dinner together family share style. On the front upper deck are we have another larger sun lounging area with more bean bags. Behind this on the upper deck there is the dorm style sleeping area. This is a large open area with lowered roof and bed mats arranged inside.

Which airport do I need to fly into?

You will need to fly into Lombok international airport (LOP). Please note when booking a return flight home on Day 9 that we recommend the earliest you can fly is around 4pm from Denpasar to allow for your journey back from Labuan Bajao (LBJ) which needs to be taken via internal flight.

What is the closest airport to the end destination?

Labuan Bajao (LBJ) is the closest airport to the end destination. From here you can catch internal flights back to Bali or limited international flights.

How do I get back to the start destination and is this included in the price? If not, how much is it?

You will need to book an internal flight from Labuan Bajao to Lombok – This can be booked for as little as £30 if you book early.

What kind of accommodation is included on this trip?

The accommodation for this trip is all twin share private rooms apart from on our Live-aboard boat which is open deck share. The live-aboard boat is mixed sex dorm share.

How much is a pre night’s accommodation?

A pre night’s accommodation is roughly £35-40 for a private twin or double.

What is the currency?

The currency in Indonesia is Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)

Are there any COVID precautions in place for my trip?

Yes! We’re doing everything we can to make your trip as safe and stress- free as possible. All trips are run with enhanced safety and hygiene protocols advised by the FCO (Foreign Commonwealth Office) & WHO (World Health Organisation) including only working with partners who uphold the same standard and are taking the maximum amount of precautions. From switching to private transport where possible to offering private room upgrades, we’ve got all areas covered to ensure your trip is an amazing one! Click here to read more about our COVID policy.

What happens If I can’t travel due to COVID?

We’re only operating in countries that are open without quarantine and are safe and easy to travel in. That being said if you could no longer travel due to COVID or if something were to arise our TruCrew are always here to give you some TLC and to go through your options. Think of us as ya BFF’s, the fun auntie/uncle of the family who loves a drink or your travel guardian angels. Were not fussed.

Is my money protected?

Yep! You will never lose your money. You’re protected. TruTravels is both ABTA and ATOL registered meaning your money is safe. We also offer 1 free date change before 60 days of your departure date.

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