Labuhanbajo Things to Do

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    Traditions - Tradiciones

    by elpariente Written Apr 20, 2015

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    On Sunday Mass
    Among the things left by the Portuguese in these lands, is the Religion and in this area there is a large percentage of Catholics who actually attend to Sunday Mass

    El domingo a Misa
    Entre las cosas que dejaron los Portugueses en estas tierras, está la religión y en esta zona hay un gran porcentaje de católicos, que de hecho los Domingos asisten a Misa

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    Sunday Market - Mercado del Domingo

    by elpariente Written Apr 20, 2015

    Sunday is market day and it's time to buy fruit, vegetables, dried fish ... for the week
    El domingo hay mercado y es el momento de comprar fruta, verduras, pescado seco... para toda la semana

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    Cermin Cave - Cueva Cermin

    by elpariente Written Apr 20, 2015

    Cermin or mirror cave is a cave that is outside Lanbuan Bajo
    If you do not have much to do you can visit them

    La cueva de Cermin o del espejo es una cueva que está a las afueras de Lanbuan Bajo
    Si no tienes mucho que hacer puedes visitarlas

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    Flying Foxes - Zorros voladores

    by elpariente Written Apr 19, 2015

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    nos acercamos a una isla con mucha vegetación, donde había más barcos esperando y no sabíamos por qué pues había una calma absoluta
    Justo a la puesta de sol, es cuando se alborotan y salen de su letargo los zorros voladores que se van volando hacia tierra adentro donde van a pasar toda la noche comiendo fruta , para regresar a la isla antes de que amanezca
    El zorro volador es un murciélago más grande del mundo, tiene una envergadura de 140 a 180 cm, pesa más de un kilo, es inofensivo, come varios kilos de fruta cada noche y en Indonesia hay quien se lo come

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    Red Beach - La playa Roja

    by elpariente Written Apr 19, 2015

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    After visiting the island of Komodo we went to the red beach, which is named after the remains of red coral on the beach that give it a reddish hue to the sand
    Here we ate, we took advantage of the sun and snorkelling, as there is a reef, which is not very big, but has lots of fish and corals
    The water temperature is very good

    Después de visitar la isla de Komodo fuimos a la playa roja, que se llama así por los restos de coral rojo que hay en la playa que le dan un tono rojizo a la arena
    Aquí comimos, tomamos el sol y aprovechamos para hacer snorkel, pues hay un arrecife, que no es muy grande, pero que tiene gran cantidad de peces y de corales
    Eso si la temperatura del agua es muy buena

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    Komodo island - Isla de Komodo

    by elpariente Written Apr 19, 2015

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    It took took us almost two hours on the speedboat from Labuan Bajo
    This park park is ready to receive more visitors than Rinca actually has a dock where you can moor
    The circuit is also an hour and similar to Trinca, but to see the dragons is always an spectacle
    Aquí tardamos casi dos horas en la lancha rápida
    Esta parque del parque está preparada para recibir a más visitantes que Rinca, de hecho tiene un muelle en el que pueden amarrar los
    El circuito que se hace también es de una hora y similar al de Trinca, pero ver a los dragones siempre es un espectáculo

    Wood souvenirs - Recuerdos de madera

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    Rinca Island - Isla de Rinca

    by elpariente Written Apr 19, 2015

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    Rinca Island (pronounced Rincha) is part of the Natural Park of Komodo
    It is one of the few places where you can spot Komodo dragons, but we must not forget that it is not a zoo, so depending on the luck you will see more or less dragons
    It took almost an hour by speedboat and there we were accompanied by a person who had a stick that ended in a "y" to defend us of the Dragons
    It took an hour to visit the Park, the first part near the buildings where we saw several dragons and then continue walking watching the area where they lay their eggs, to other animals like monkeys, buffalo, deer ... then we started to climb to an area where there was much more vegetation, here we saw a dragon in the weeds and from there we had good views of the island and the sea

    La isla de Rinca ( pronuncian Rincha ) forma parte del Parque Natural de Komodo
    Es uno de los pocos sitios en que se pueden avistar los dragones de Komodo, pero no debemos olvidar que no es un zoológico así que dependiendo de la suerte podrás ver más o menos dragones
    Tardamos casi una hora en la lancha rápida y acompañados de una persona que llevaba un palo que terminaba en forma de "y"para defendernos de los dragones
    Tardamos una hora en visitar el Parque , la primera parte cerca de los edificios donde vimos varios dragones y después seguimos caminando viendo la zona donde ponen sus huevos otros animales como monos, búfalos, venados...después empezamos a subir a una zona en que había mucha más vegetación , vimos algún dragón entre la maleza y desde allí había buenas vistas de la isla y del mar

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    The bay - La Bahía

    by elpariente Updated Apr 19, 2015

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    The bay is very nice, in it are the docks where ships are picked to go to see dragons or to snorkel and diving . You can see many boats of all kinds such as ferries, fishing boats...
    It is dotted with islands
    This is also where the boats from Bali or other islands arrive
    La bahía es muy agradable, en ella están los muelles donde se cogen los barcos para ir a ver los dragones o para bucear y allí se pueden ver numerosos barcos de todo tipo como : ferries, barcos de pesca...
    Está salpicada de islas
    Aquí también es donde llegan los barcos que proceden de Bali o de otras islas

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    Rinca Island

    by theo1006 Updated Mar 4, 2013

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    We took the two-day Rinca and Komodo Islands tour. But if your main purpose is to see komodo dragons and you are pressed for time, take a one-day tour to Rinca Island. We saw many more komodo's on Rinca than on Komodo.

    Rinca Island is closest to Labuan Bajo, so you do not spend too much time on the boat. The one-day tour to Rinca Island usually includes stops at one snorkeling spot and at one sandy beach before returning to Labuan Bajo. What you miss compared to the two-day tour are the flying foxes on Komodo Island and the uncertain viewing of manta's.

    When trekking on the island you must be accompanied by a ranger, whose standard fee is Rp 50,000 for a walk of 1 to 2 hours on top of the regular entrance fee. The ranger makes sure you keep a safe distance from the komodo's, of which we saw plenty, but all at the reception area, none in the wild. When trekking the ranger showed droppings and nesting holes of the komodo's, gave information on trees and birds, and we were lucky to also see a buffalo.

    Back at the reception area, one can buy souvenirs and some refreshments.

    Cost: In March 2013 Jeffry Buana quoted as follows for a 1 day Rinca trip (park and ranger fees not included):
    - by local boat (2 hrs one way), Rp 350,000 p.p., minimum 4 persons.
    - by speedboat (half an hour one way), Rp 1,100,000 p.p., minimum 5 persons.

    Komodo's basking in the Rinca reception area Rinca's jetty at Loh Buaya bay An adult komodo dragon on Rinca A juvenile komodo dragon on Rinca Buffalo on Rinca Island
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    Booking a Komodo National Park tour

    by theo1006 Updated Mar 4, 2013

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    We arrived at Labuan Bajo without a pre-arranged tour. We found that it is easy to book one, either through one of any agents on main street (Jalan Yos Sudarso) or by making a deal with one of the boatmen waiting at the charter boat jetty.

    (1) We booked a 2-day tour to Rinca and Komodo Islands through 'Putri Komodo Tour' run by mr. Jeffry Buana. Of course it could have been cheaper dealing directly at the jetty, but mr. Jeffry joined us with another couple which reduced the price. Eventually the other couple pulled out because of a stomac disorder, the two of us still departed for the same price (Rp 650,000 bringing our own snorkeling gear). Said mr. Jeffry: “that is my risk”.

    The tour included meals - pretty good - cooked by one of the crew. Bottled water was also provided, but if you want beer you have to bring it yourself. Also included was pick-up from our hotel, at 1.5 km from the jetty. Only minus point: we departed late. We had been told to be ready at 7am, but departed by 9am. Still we did everything in the program (see tips 'Rinca Island' and 'Two-day Rinca and Komodo Islands tour').

    (2) Later we wanted to go to the Warloka historic site, and at the jetty found mr. Gregorius ready to bring us there for Rp 500,000. The small size of his boat was an advantage, as he was able to pick us up and drop us off at the beach facing our hotel. Including a swim at Kelor Island the tour took from 8am to 2pm.

    Adresses:

    Mr. Jeffry Buana, Putri Komodo Tour, Jalan Yos Sudarso (next to Treetop restaurant), Labuan Bajo.
    Website: http://www.putrikomodo.com, mobile: 081236989982, office: 0385-41463.
    You can also drop in at his office for free advice and brochures.

    Mr. Gregorius (pak Rius), mobile 0852 3861 6651, meet him at the jetty or ask for him at Toko Surya Jaja, Jalan Sukarno.
    Home: Jalan Kelapa Gading, Desa Batu Cermin, Kec. Komodo, Labuan Bajo, Manggarai Barat, NTT 86554.

    Our Rinca-Komodo Tour boat Dinner on board, Rinca-Komodo Tour Pak Rius' boat to Warloka site
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    Snorkeling at Pink Beach

    by theo1006 Updated Feb 13, 2013

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    Pink Beach or Pantai Merah on Komodo Island gets its name from the red particles in the sand, which from a distance show up as a pink strip just at the waterline. The fist day afternoon activity of our Rinca-Komodo trip was snorkeling near this beach.

    When we had jumped in the water from the boat, we soon climbed onto the boat again: there was such a strong current that we had to keep swimming just to stay in place. Fortunately there were some locals standing by with dug-out canoes offering the row us ashore and back - one at a time for Rp 15,000 per person.

    Close to the beach the current is less strong and the snorkeling not less good. More than elsewhere we saw here staghorn corals in a variety of colours.

    Directions: See tip 'Booking a Komodo National Park tour'.

    Green staghorn coral at Pink Beach Rowing boat to Komodo Island Sea garden at Komodo White staghorn coral at Pink Beach (front) Pink Beach sand
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    Two-day Rinca and Komodo Islands tour

    by theo1006 Updated Sep 8, 2011

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    See also the previous tip. If you take this two-day tour, you may want to bring some games or books to while away the time on board. What we really regretted having left at home were a pair of binoculars.

    One pays the National Park entrance fee at Rinca Island. Keep the receipt, otherwise you have to pay again at Komodo Island.

    The schedule of our two-day tour to Rinca and Komodo Islands was as follows:
    DAY 1.
    Departure from Labuan Bajo at 9 am, arrival at Rinca Island's Loh Buaya bay at 11 am.
    Guided tour; saw many komodo's near the reception area, none in the wild.
    Departure for Komodo Island at 1 pm.
    Lunch on board.
    Arrival at Komodo Island's Pink Beach at 3 pm.
    Snorkeling near Pink Beach (next tip).
    Departure to Masangga Bay at 4 pm.
    Arrival at Masangga Bay at 4.30 pm.
    Watching flying foxes leaving mangroves at dusk. One does not get to see the flying foxes very close. If you want to see and photograph them at close range, better go to Riung.
    Dinner on board and settling in for the night.
    DAY 2.
    Departure from Masangga bay at 6.15 am.
    Arrival at Loh Liang bay at 6.45 am.
    Waiting for rangers to arrive from Komodo village at 7.15am.
    Guided tour; saw a few komodo's only, but more other wildlife than on Rinca Island. Also learned the difference between gebang and lontar palms. Their leaves look the same, but the gebang palm dies after bearing fruit once, when it seems their roots are on top.
    Departure for manta region near Pulau Kenanga at 9.15 am.
    From 11 am cruising the region, but no manta's to be seen.
    Departure for Bidadari island at 11.30 am.
    Late arrival at Bidadari Island at 3.30 pm due to headwind.
    Waves too big for snorkeling at Bidadari Island, instead went on to another island nearby.
    From 3.45 to 4.15 pm swim at Situri Island.
    Back at Labuan Bajo by 5.00 pm

    Close encounter on Komodo Island Flying foxes at dusk on Komodo Island Pigeon in gebang palm on Komodo Island Gebang (centre) and lontar palms on Komodo Island A deer on Komodo Island
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    A View of MOUNT TAMBORA-Sumbawa

    by meiyergani Updated Nov 23, 2010

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    We could see a beautiful view of Sumbawa island from above is a line of green mountains range side by side with a dry savanna. On the northeast side of Sumbawa island we could see the dark blue of Mount Tambora (2,820-meter) with round circle of its crater covered by white clouds.
    Mount Tambora is an active volcano, before an eruption, its reached the highest peak to more than 4000 meters and now after the eruption in 1815, the high was only half of its origin.
    The explosion which happened in 1815 was one of big eruption which heard on Sumatra island (more than 2,000 km (1,200 mi) away). Heavy volcanic ash falls were observed as far away as Borneo, Sulawesi, Java and Maluku islands.

    A bluish Mount Tambora, Sumbawa island
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    A View of MOUNT RINJANI and its CRATER

    by meiyergani Updated Nov 23, 2010

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    Crossing Lombok street toward Lombok island, in the bright skyline, Mount Rinjani was stand elegantly at the blue sky background. Mount Rinjani (3726 m highor 12,224 ft) is the highest mountain in West Nusa Tenggara, and the second highest in Indonesia after Mount Jaya Wijaya at Irian Jaya ( Indonesian Papua), from faraway we could see the peaks of mount Rinjani with white clouds and the crater with its volcano lake was also a fascinating scenery.

    The crater of Mount Rinjani, Lombok island
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    GUNUNG AGUNG-BALI ISLAND view from above

    by meiyergani Updated Nov 23, 2010

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    As the flight taken off and gradually up to a one high elevation, the scenery what we could see from the window is an awesome and Gunung Agung is including one of a fascinating panorama.

    Gunung (mountain) Agung is 3142 m in high, the higher mountain in Bali island, was an active stratovolcano, this is a is the highest point on the island.

    Gunung Agung last erupted in 1963-64, its been more than 100 years from an eruption in 1843, and is still active up to now.
    In a clear sunny day, You can see this beautiful panorama of mount Agung from one point at Senggigi beach, Lombok island

    Gunung Agung covered by white clouds, Bali island Labuan Bajo Fishing Village and the Pier
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    • Mountain Climbing

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