Month: July 2017

Story Of Our Cruise Between Flores And Lombok In Indonesia

Who has never dreamed of a cruise in Indonesia ? It is a good way to discover amultitude of breathtaking paradise islands other than the famous island of Bali .The living conditions on the boat are certainly rudimentary but the show offered is well worth it. We suggest you in this article of our travel blog to follow us on a 4 days and 3 nights cruise from Labuan Bajo on the island of Flores to Labuan Lombok which is located to the east of the island of Lombok .

In this article, you can read our travel blog with our tips, tricks and tips to succeed in this adventure without taking the lead. If you are traveling in the area, do not miss our stories and advice on the crossing of Flores but also the discovery of Bali and Lombok! Click on the following banner:

Which company to choose? What is the budget for such a cruise?And security?

It is directly from our arrival in Labuan Bajo in Flores that we went around the different agencies of the village likely to offer an affordable cruise between Flores and Lombok . They finally brought us back to the Kencana agency , which is the most famous, both in terms of security and personal. This is not really the case. You are told everything here about the reality of this cruise , certainly idyllic, but also very trying.

In reality, do not expect a luxury cruise . We find ourselves in a motor boat (noisy) of average size (4mx20m) which can accommodate to the maximum a good twenty people. We will only be a dozen. Phew!

And yes, in the Flores-Lombok sense, you are likely to be fewer.  Since Lombok, the boats are indeed often full and it is good to know that there is no cabin on the boat . We sleep on deck, on mattresses not very thick, which is still protected from the possible weather, you are reassured. If, like us, you are lucky enough to find yourself in a boat where you are few in number, consider taking a second mattress to make it more comfortable. You will not regret it 😉On the crew side, there are 1 experienced captain and 4 crew members who do not speak Englishor really very very little for just one of them. It is not obvious therefore to know truly during the journey where the boat goes and in how long.

The budget for such a cruise  per person for 4 days / 3 nights is 1,750,000 Rp ie approximately 110 euros . Please note that the minivan transfer from Labuan Lombok to Senggigi on the other side of Lombok is included. Meals are also included but very simple . We only eat rice and tofu and drink only water for 4 days. We get tired very quickly and know that you will have nothing else. We advise you to planpackages of cakes, cereal bars, coca and beers for aficionados. A cooler (no fridge) will hold your drinks the first few days in the cool.

The snorkeling equipment ie the fins, masks and snorkels are provided but not always in good condition. If you can, take your own equipment. Side life vests, do not be too looking because there is not for everyone. The toilets are limited to a hole (Turkish toilets) in a cabin that is near the space where the crew prepares to eat, and where they also sleep, close to the engine! And as it pitch a lot, we give you the details. There is no bathroom, no shower or even a sink. We wash our teeth overboard with bottle water.

Side snorkeling, the boat tends to throw ink a few minutes or hours to about 200 meters of islets and islands to visit. Obviously, this presupposes that you know how toswim properly . During our cruise, no diver and swimmer supervision was provided . One can end up confronting strong currents. So be very careful and listen to any experienced swimmers on the boat before throwing yourself into the water. This will save you some cold sweats. A paradise island of a few meters is very attractive.We jump into the water and we think we will reach paradise in 30 seconds. This can turn into a nightmare when you start to swim against a current too strong. Yes yes it feels the experience. And do not do as us, systematically take palms to limit the risks.

Most travelers organize this cruise from Lombok to Flores . That’s another option.The cruise lasts 4 days and 4 nights under the same conditions and for the same price. We advise you, like us, to do it the other way. Just join Labuan Bajo to Flores by plane (domestic flight) from Bali for example and then return to Lombok then Bali via this cruise. You will be more relaxed on the boat, which is not a luxury seen the rather crude conditions of the cruise.

Please note that there is a 2 days and 1 night package on an identical boat from Flores and always in direction of Lombok. On the other hand the price will not be the same and the breaks almost non-existent. Something crazy

Cheap Flight Tickets: Bravofly

We regularly reserve flight tickets on the internet using a flight search engine . As you know, there are a myriad of sites available on the web. The Bravofly website is one of the flight comparators that we regularly use  to find the best flight prices . We tell you why and give you our tips and advice on how to use this comparator with an analysis of the different options to find the best destination at the best price .

Place the test compare flights Bravofly.

Why Bravofly?

The history of BravoFly dates back to 2004, when the company was the first search engine for low cost flights on the Italian market. Today, based in Switzerland, Bravofly sells almost 100,000 airline tickets each monthand more than 2 million people already trust it . We are part of it so why not you?

With our platform, you can easily search, compare and book flights  (via traditional airlines or low cost airlines) and book hotel nights, tours, cruises or holiday rentals. car.

Another highlight of the Bravofly website is the ability to download free tourist guides . These guides are written by people living in these cities and are very often updated. Their blog associated with the site is also a mine of info for travelers . You can also find our interview  to learn a little more about us.

Home page Bravofly

How do I find the cheapest flight ticket to Bravofly?

BravoFly offers 3 methods to find your airfare at the best price:

  • “Search your flights” : search with your dates and the destination of departure and arrival is the classic search.
  • “Best offers” : search with budget, destination, month of departure and length of stay.
  • «Low cost destinations! “ : Search with only 2 criteria, your budget and the city of departure. Good plan to find your destination!

01. “Search your flights” option

This is the most classic and intuitive search of any flight comparator. You must return the cities or airports of departure and arrival as well as your dates of holidays. Once this information is entered, a page opens with a summary table indicating, in color, the best prices found around the dates requested. Very handy if you are flexible , and you have to be flexible to find a good price . At a glance, you can see the most interesting rate. the green boxes correspond to the lowest rates.

In the left column, you can also ask the comparator to display flights with additional options: Direct flight only, maximum number of stops, maximum transit time, restrict the number of companies offered, etc.

We find this table very practical because we see all prices on 1 page only. This makes it easy to choose the dates of your trip according to the data.

02. “Best offers” option

The 2nd flight search option is interesting if you know your destination and the month in which you want to travel.

By using this option, you will learn during which month but also which day of the week it is more advantageous to travel to the destination that you have chosen. We can also play over the length of the stay to find the best combination that will offer you the most attractive price, respecting your budget.

03. Option “Low cost destination! “

This is our preferred flight comparison option for flights to Bravofly. This 3rd and final search option is very useful if you do not know where to go on a trip . Bravofly then presents a map and asks you your budget and your city of departure. The European cities are shown on the map with the price of the cheapest associated flight.

In the example below, we can find a way to Barcelona to 35 euros! It can give destination ideas.

It is thanks to this option that we had the idea to go to Turkey twice in 2014. We booked on the site of Bravofly an Istanbul-Paris to 135 euros per person with the company Turkish Airlines for a flight mid-August. Really cheap, right?

Once the map is displayed, click on the desired destination. You can then refine your search with the duration of the stay and the month of departure.

Lowlights and highlights of Bravofly

01. What we like less

As far as we can tell you right away, these are the lowest possible booking fees on the Bravofly flight search engine. Why ? Because these administrative fees are not announced from the start. So here’s a tip to avoid paying them . Reserve your tickets during the hollow period of reservation, ie rather at night, in the middle of the week . For the purchase of our Istanbul-Paris flight, we made the reservation in the night from Wednesday to Thursday and thus escape the famous fees! You will be told a lot more about our file: how to find the cheapest airline ticket on the internet ? Then you only have to apply the tips, tricks and tips that are described to you in this article to put the maximum of chances on your side and to buy your plane ticket at the right price. Last minute, do not forget your taxes  (minimal) that will only appear at the end of the booking on the Bravofly flight search engine.

Tip : subscribe to the Bravofly Facebook page to be informed about the latest promotions.

02. What we like

The ergonomics of the Bravofly flight comparison system is excellent. Research results are only facilitated. Exposed clearly in a painting , one finds oneself right away and it is thus very easy to find a cheap flight . Although Bravofly is a reputable site that allows you to find the cheapest prices on the market, you are advised to use other airfare price comparators and also go directly to the company website air traffic .

In any case, once the flight is booked on Bravofly, we do not have time to worry because we quickly receive a confirmation email and an email with the invoice. It reassures and reinforces the security of the purchase.