Total Solar Eclipse of 2023: From Kimberley to Komodo

The Legendary Kimberley and Exotic Islands of Indonesia, Plus an Eclipse!

Trip Level

The trip is rated Level 1+, Easy. You will be traveling to a very remote destination. You must be able to complete on-board safety drills and emergency evacuation procedures without the assistance of others. Rolling seas and windy conditions require you to be stable on your feet, especially when walking on slippery decks or up and down steep pathways. Shore excursions often require hiking over uneven terrain without the benefit of a developed trail. Some agility is required for getting in and out of the Zodiac landing crafts. While several Zodiac landings are “dry”—onto docks—many will require that you step in the water to get ashore. Zodiac and shore excursions are weather permitting.

Weather

We are in Kimberley at the start of the dry season (April), which is characterized by clear blue skies, easterly winds, balmy days (75F), and chilly nights (45F). Rain is unlikely. The Komodo region of Indonesia is tropical, with high humidity and temperatures ranging between 70F-90F at the time of our voyage. The Komodo area is relatively dry and sunny all year.

What to Know before you Go

PASSPORT

A valid passport is required for this trip. Be sure to check the expiration date. Your passport must be valid for six months after the conclusion of your trip. It is a good idea to carry photocopies of your passport photo page in case your passport is lost or as an additional piece of identification, as well as two extra passport photos.

VISAS

A visa is required for US Citizens traveling to Australia. You will need to purchase your entry visa via the Australian Government website, prior to travel. If you are a citizen of any country other than the US, check with a local consulate for entry requirements.

Choosing the Right Trip

We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.

References

We are proud to have an exceptionally high rate of repeat travelers. For more information, we would be happy to put you in touch with a client who has traveled with us.