Culture

 

Learning

 

Leisure

 

Community engagement

 

Physical demand

 

  • All meals included Yes
  • Free beverages Yes
  • Persons per room 4 - 8
  • Wifi in public areas Yes
  • Laundry facilities No
  • Safety box No
  • Lockable rooms No
  • Hot shower Yes
  • Private bathroom No
  • Bed linen Yes
  • Towels No
  • Air conditioning No
  • Fan Yes
  • Mosquito protection No

Program & Schedule

Komodo National Park (KNP) was set up to protect the Komodo dragon and its habitat. The initiation was also covered the importance of conserving the marine ecosystems and various other endangered species living here. The park also promotes the sustainability of natural resources for tourism, fisheries and research. Your program at the Komodo National Park involves working with the staff of the national park to help conserve the flora and fauna of this unique ecosystem.

Aims & Objectives

This program is aimed at assisting the conservation programs of the Komodo National park and helping the rangers in improving their skills.

Schedule

Monday

After having breakfast, you will leave the center to get your boat ride to the Komodo National Park.

You will witness the beautiful komodo islands while in your journey. At the park you will be introduced to the staff members and will go on an introductory trek. After lunch you will be given an orientation to the week's activities, do' and don'ts, rules and regulations to be adhered to during your stay in the park

Tuesday to Friday

After breakfast, you will work as an assistant to the rangers where you will be required to engage in the following tasks,

  • Join with the rangers during treks with tourist groups
  • Help the rangers to research and record information
  • Prepare various kinds of educational materials such as posters, notices, maps etc
  • Engage in any other tasks required by the park

In the evening, you will teach the rangers to improve their skills of English.

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                18

Maximum age:                65

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                On Signup

Passport copy required:        On Signup

Resume copy required:        On Signup

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

All participants will require a certain level of fitness and must be able to physical work. This program will not suit participants who are afraid of wild fauna and insects or don’t wish to do physical work.

All placements must be confirmed at least 4 weeks before starting date, after this period placements will be confirmed on a case by case basis only and extra charges may apply.

Participants are strictly advised to adhere to the rules and regulations of the park and any kind of breach of rules will not be tolerated.

It is mandatory to send the criminal background check for all the participants 2 weeks prior to the arrival date.

All the participants would be required to read, understand and sign the rules and regulations and code of conduct before commencing the program.

All the participants are expected to follow instructions and advice given by the coordinators and highly maintain discipline and adherence to the rules and regulations and safety measures taken by the park

SAFETY COMES FIRST. In order to ensure the safety of the participants and uninterrupted continuation of the program, any breach of rules, misconduct and negligence to follow instructions would not be tolerated and may result in immediate termination of the entire program without any refund.

Living & Location

Flores has adventure, eco-tours, and mountain climbing interspersed with visits to prehistoric heritage sites, traditional villages and cultural events. It has some of the world’s most exotic marine life. Indeed, this is the place you need to be if you want to experience the Komodo Dragons at the Komodo National Park. In Flores, we are located in Labuan Bajo. It is located in the City of Labuan Bajo, Flores. Flores offers everything for a tourist destination.

Flores is a multi-religious and multi-cultural island where 60% of the people are Christian, 20% Islamic and 20% Hindus and Buddhists. The holidays for Flores are similar to the general Indonesian calendar.

We have so much to do here as Flores, though it is one of the main islands in Indonesia, is still trying to keep up with the rest of the country. Evidently, its exceptional natural treasures need more care and its warm hearted people need more support.

In Labuan Bajo, your accommodation will be in a dorm style center on sharing basis. It is located in the City of Labuan Bajo, Flores. Flores offers everything for a tourist destination. It has adventure, eco-tours, and mountain climbing interspersed with visits to prehistoric heritage sites, traditional villages and cultural events. It has some of the world’s most exotic marine life.

You can expect to share a room (dormitory style) on single gender basis. The bathroom is shared and western toilets are available.

Food Arrangements

Indonesian food is tasty and diverse and you can expect to experience a myriad of flavors and meals during their stay. Typical dishes included mie goreng (fried noodles and vegetables), nasi goreng (fried rice and vegetables) or gado gado (mixed vegetables with a satay sauce). For those who do not eat meat, Indonesian cooking uses a lot of tofu and tempeh (soybeans), we also provide for some of western dishes. Breakfasts are varied and include pancakes, fresh fruit, toast etc.

Facilities

Our accommodation is located in the city of Labuan Bajo where you can find laundries, groceries, restaurants at a walking distance. There are also ATMs and mini marts.

Activities & Events

No scheduled activities outside the program.

Sights & Surroundings

Since the weekends are free, you are able to go wherever you would like to go. Famous for its legendary Komodo dragons, Flores would offer you a unique experience which you cannot get from anywhere else in the world. The places of interest in and around Flores include Komodo National Park,Kelimutu lake, tribal villages and much more.

Transportation

From this location we do not provide free transport to other locations.

Quick Facts

Name:                Republic of Indonesia

Population:        255,461,700 (2015)

Capital:        Jakarta

Language:        Indonesian (official)

Currency:        Indonesian rupiah (IDR)

Time zone:        UTC +8

Country Information

Indonesia, a Southeast Asian nation made up of thousands of volcanic islands, is home to hundreds of ethnic groups speaking many different languages. It’s is known for its beaches, volcanoes and jungles sheltering elephants, tigers and Komodo dragons. On the island of Java lies Indonesia's vibrant, sprawling capital, Jakarta, and the city of Yogyakarta, known for gamelan music and traditional puppetry.

Bali

Dubbed the Island of the Gods, Bali is one of the more than 17,000 islands that make up the Indonesian archipelago. Due to its location off the coast from the mainland and unique culture and religion from the rest of the country, Bali is often treated as a destination of its own, “if you’ve only been to Bali, you’ve never been to Indonesia”.

With its pristine beaches, its unspoilt waters ideal for surfing and diving, its lush mountains, its never-ending rice terrace and volcanic hillsides, its spiritually-infused culture and more, Bali has quickly become a must-visit and it often makes its way on everyone’s bucket list.

Flores

Flores is located the East Nusa Tenggara province if Indonesia. It has adventure, eco-tours, and mountain climbing interspersed with visits to prehistoric heritage sites, traditional villages and cultural events. It has some of the world’s most exotic marine life. And if you want to see the famous Komodo Dragons alive, this is the only place in the whole world which gives you the experience. You can visit  the Komodo dragons in their natural habitats in the Komodo National Park islands. Here you will witness the natural treasures still trying to survive in its purest forms.

Flores is a multi-religious and multi-cultural island where 60% of the people are Christian, 20% Islamic and 20% Hindus and Buddhists. The holidays for Flores are similar to the general Indonesian calendar.

Flores, though it is one of the main islands in Indonesia, is still trying to keep up with the rest of the country. Evidently, its exceptional natural treasures need more care and its warm hearted people need more support.

Climate

Temperatures are pleasant, varying from 20-33 degrees celsius year-round. The monsoon season strikes in November and makes its way until march, bringing in humidity and a significant amount of rain. However, this usually does not stop people from visiting as the rain usually begins in the late afternoons and evenings, meaning the daytime remains sun-filled. From June to September, weather is dry and there is not too much humidity in the air.

Culture

Indonesia is a haven for customs and this can be seen in every corner of the islands. Not to mention the fact the these islands themselves have their own traditions and customs which are different from one another.

Bali

A good example of this are the small offerings containing flowers, rice and even cigarettes (sesajen) found in every house, restaurants, stall and even at the check-in desks at airports. The offerings are set with burning incense sticks and sprinkled with holy water three times a day before every meal.

There are roughly 20,000 temples spread around the Bali island and, because the Balinese are masters of sculpture, the temples are guarded with statues of gods and goddesses.

Keep, in mind, however, that the Hinduism you will see in Bali is often different than the one seen in India, for example.