trust this mail finds you well as i wanted to say thank you to you and your team.
Thank you for this wonderful time and i hope you can post this as a testimonial.
Komodo Live Aboard 3D/2N 27 - 29 Dec 2018.
Taking a break between Christmas and New Year it could have not been better than choosing Dragon Island Tours.
From the first contact with Lyana which was always responding almost immediately and
Booking 6 weeks ahead all was without any hassle. Excellent customer support
We had been picked up by our guide Eno which was a truly exceptional host and entertainer
Well on time, taking us for trying our snorkel equipment to buying the some snacks for the kids, before boarding
During our trip we found a fantastic crew, with excellent cooking skills and a truly hospitality organized by Dragon Tours.
Eno has been arranging all taking time to show the kids the wonders of the Flores Sea and giving us a unique experience during the 3 fantastic days
We wanted to say thank you to you and your absolute professional team committed to have an unforgettable experience and I will highly recommend you
Ingo Oldenburg and Family
KOMODO LIVEABOARDS 4DAYS/3NIGHTS
I'm writing you again to let you know that our experience at the boat with Alexander and the crew was an authentic and unforgettable experience, so I would like to thank you for that. Everything was smooth from the very first minute, everyone was flexible, the boat for only the four of us was obviously great, the food was superb and Komodo National Park is Heaven on Earth. We planned this tour for our last days in Indonesia expecting to finish the trip on a high, and it couldn't have been a better ending.
If all your tours reflect this quality, and all the people who work for you are this nice and available, you have in your hands a very good product. Elena and I work in 5 star hotel companies, so we really mean these words, and we have a comparison term to measure them. Ivo and Margarida fully subscribe.
I spent ages trying to work out who to tour with on Komodo. We were only there for a day, arriving via P&O cruise ship, Pacific Eden on 1 June 2017. We'd been told (a) you had to have an approved tour booked or we wouldn't be allowed off the ship, (b) P&O cruise shore tours would be given first preference on tenders off the ship. Needless to say I was a little nervous and was looking for a tour operator who'd dealt with these conditions.
I'd read reviews that said don't pay until you've done your tour, there can be a risk of not getting off the ship if the seas are too rough. Yet P&O demand to see tour booking confirmation, paid receipt/invoice and list of all people in the tour group. Maxi, who runs www.dragonislandtours.com, is well-versed in cruise ship requirements and was more than happy to provide these documents including showing payment made (though we only paid cash at the end of our amazing day with his team).
Our group was 15 people off the ship, none of whom myself or my husband had met before. As such we all arrived on different tenders. Maxi's team had signs with our names and were prepared to start the walk early with one group so as not to keep anyone waiting. The P&O tour was noted as requiring a high level of fitness, which I didn't think I could do. Maxi offered alternatives for our group of doing the short, medium or long walk as well as whether we wanted to climb a hill for a view back over the bay to our ship. They assisted me with the climb, stopped when required for me to rest and then helped me all the way down.
Being in a smaller group who didn't have to follow a set tour path meant we were one of the few groups to see Komodo Dragons just ambling along, outside the water hole area. Florian, one of Maxi's team, was extremely knowledgeable about the dragons as well as plants on the island. Our national park tour ranger, Rahman, was also a wonderful wealth of information and always on the look out for things to show us, as well as being on guard with his stick.
Maxi provided drinks for all our group both before and after the walk. After the walk, we then walked down to the jetty and out to his boat which was motored around to pink beach, about 20 mins from Komodo Island. They had awesome beanbags up top which we enjoyed resting in whilst we motored to the bay.
Granted, pink beach was crowded - mainly with other passengers from our cruise ship on their own or P&O shore tour cruises. Another benefit to not doing the P&O tour (apart from being cheaper) was that we had the whole day and could choose to move on to the beach and snorkel for as long as we wanted. Maxi had great snorkelling masks and flippers of all sizes. We took a small local boat (rickety!) into the shore and then we were off our snorkelling. There were hawkers on the beach mainly selling freshwater strings of pearls, but Maxi's guys stayed with our gear whilst another came out with us snorkelling to show us the best spots and make sure everyone was comfortable. You do have to keep watch for the local boats going to and from the beach dropping people off or picking up. With so many boats and with the current, there was unfortunately a lot of sediment in the water so not the clearest. However, the fish and corals were still wonderful and the water beautifully warm.
On return to the boat, Maxi's team who'd stayed on board had cooked us up a fabulous feed of local foods - a chicken curry, tofu with noodles, fried rice, chilli fish - enough to have as much as you wanted and water and soft drink to wash down.
We were dropped back at Komodo Island jetty and each given a bag of local Flores coffee as a thank you.
I can't recommend Maxi and his team at Dragon Island Tours highly enough if you're off to Komodo. They have a range of other tours available if you're lucky enough to have more time in Flores and surrounds.
A million thanks goes out to Dragon Island Tours Maxi for organising such an incredible trip. Marina and I loved every minute of it. The man who just made the trip for us was Arry. What an amazing man he is professional, fun, informative, and above all so so genuinely kind hearted it was a pleasure to spend so many hours with him we would recommend that any Portugal tourist that make a visit to have him as a Tour Guide. I knew from your professionalism that the trip would be one to remember you are lucky to live in such an incredble country.
It was truly a memorable and thrilling axperience for us all to see such a Flores and komodo interesting and deeply spiritual country. Your tour guide Florry Paus knowledge, efficiency in keeping the group’s interest an his ability to relate relevance/history of the sites was most remarkable and we would request that Florry paus again be the Guide of our tour the Nex Time. Again, we thank you to Maxi Kamil Dragon Island Tours for professional service and supporting.
I would like to take opportunity to say a very big thank you for Dragon Island Tours support in organising this trip fo me. Maxi Kamil has been absolutely brilliant, very helpful and efficient in organising this trip. We wish to praise our Guide Chelly Asman for is capabilities his warm character. We felt we found a host rather than just a guide also the driver Ruston very kind and professional.