Enjoy sailing from Labuan Bajo pier towards Komodo National Parks, please take a very nice moments seeing a green savannah and the blue ocean along the trip.
so many small island also a geat landscape worth a visit
Long ago one could go to the Komodo National Park by a Ferry, nowadays the only transportation means to explore Komodo is using a hire boat which depart from Labuan Bajo Pier, West Manggarai.
There were many Tour Operator which arrange the trip to Komodo National Parks and small island around this Unesco World heritages.
A big wooden made schooner could loads as much more than ten to 15 peoples, a middle boats could loads as much 7 to 10 peoples and a small boats could loads as much 2 to 5 peoples
A Single boat trip From Labuan Bajo pier to Pulau Rinca would take two hours and a single boat trips to Pulau Komodowould take 4 hours
The trip was include snorkelling or swimming, visit one certain small island, drinks and lunch
A place where so many boats were stranded and the exploration to Komodo National Parks is begin, a Traveler might be use a small boat which loads two to five peoples, a middle boat which loads seven to ten peoples or a large boat which loads up to fifteen peoples.
Just go to the so many tour operators at Labuan Bajo Jalan Sukarno Hatta or head on to the pier and bargaining the fare to the boats captain as a single traveler or sharing a boat with some other tourist
One could also hire a boats and plan your own trip, you could arrange a single trip to Pulau Rinca, a single trip to Pulau Komodo, or a combination trip to more than one island of Komodo National Parks: Pulau Komodo, Pulau Rinca, Pulau Padar, Pulau Bidadari, the trip was also including snorkeling, swimming or scuba diving.
There were many Trip Operators not far from Labuan Bajo seaport, just head on to Soekarno Hatta street Labuan Bajo. Those travel agents offer a trip to Komodo National Parks and arrange a one day tour, two days and one night tour or 4 days and three nights tour, get the information at one of trip operator on the fare and service and the possibilities to joint in a groups of more than two peoples.
if you visit komodo would suggest you also can visit rinca, less crowded , you also find komodo warans especailly at rangers entrance area
Rincah, also known as Rinca, is a small island near Komodo island, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. The island is famous for komodo dragons, giant lizards that can measure up to three meters (ten feet) long. Rincah is also populated with many other species such as wild pigs, buffalos and many birds. The island can be reached with a small boat from Labuhan Bajo on the west coast of Flores.
The area of Loh Liang is like an open grassland, with riverbeds, old ladang/rice-field, savannahs and a small mangrove swamp. Loh Liang Kampung is the location of the well-kept PHKA, it is the former PHPA camp (Perlindungan Hutan Pengawatan Alam - Indonesian Forestry Service) 2 km (a 30-min. walk) North of Kampung Komodo. Tourists may only stay in the PHKA camp's visitor accommodations (about 45.000 Rp/4 Euro per person per night, last rate at 2003).
If not, just stay on the boat you sailed with ... don't even think about the Komodo Island is a place to camp staying in jungle !!!
Whenever at Pulau Komodo it would be a shame not visiting the Kampung Komodo where the Komodo is in good relation with the villagers. Although the story goes that, years ago, the Sultan of Bima sent the worst criminals in his kingdom to Komodo, and the descendants of these prisoners still live in Komodo's only village, research has been pointed Komodo Island (the Maggarai regency) is still inhabited by its original settlers. They are descended from the nomadic Bajau, or Bajo People, who first visited Komodo's beaches during long fishing voyages ...
When walking from Loho Liang to Kampung Komodo on shore, there are many rocks, so go at low tide and without your pack. Above the coastal hills are green-forest highlands. Marked trails will guide you to Poreng Valley, where the Komodo Dragons get feeded at special times. Usually a guide will accompany you.
Komodo villager's live in their very simple houses built on poles, huddling together under the many coconut trees just about 200 m. from the surf. See their fishing boats lie on the beach, ready for any use ... the beach houses stand on these stilts, partly to keep cool and partly to keep dragons out. And Mr. Isaka Mansur, studying the Komodo dragon, does live in Kampung Komodo. He would be delighted to tell you some stories ... When visit this place do pay your respects first to the "kepala kampung", head of the village.
I have dived for 27 years, including 5 years in Asia, but Komodo NP is definitely one of the best locations ever. Make sure that the operator takes you into the NP. The first operator that I went with, Bajo Dive Center, took me to a spot near LBJ and the dive was so-so. Then they cancelled two divesat the last minute. The next operator I tried, Reefseekers, I can highly recommend. They do all dives inside the park. On one dive called the landing strip we saw 30+ different Mantas in one hour. It's a gigantic cleaning station, several kilometers long and hundreds of meters wide.
When you really had a run of that bad luck of clapping eyes on a komodo dragon you could try to sail for the Pulau Rinca. Rinca Island; a 195-sq-km island SE of Komodo, also a habitat of the Ora/Komodo.
Tracks are leading into the interior start on Pulau Rinca.
Northern Rinca is open, undulating country and, the only high hills are just West and South of Kampung Rinca. There are no established dragon-feeding places on Pulau Rinca so spotting them is more a matter of luck and your guide's knowledge. But the chance is even an added reason for adventure on the way, and enjoying the beauty of the panorama views, as well on land as the bright sea-views!
Don't just to Komodo Island, include the nearby Island - Rinca as well.
On my last trip to Komodo Island, I did not see komodo on trekking path to "Banugulung".
On the way back to the based camp I only saw one - the old one that layed dwon under cafetaria. We are upset, though we're reliase that it's a national park so they can be anyware.
We returnen to Labuanbajo - Flores. On the way we got an idea to stop by in Rinca Island.
After negotiated with boat man, he aggred to take us to Rinca.
we are glad that we made this decision. We see alot of Komodo in this Island.
Two big Komodo in the pier, 5 around ranger camp. and 3 along the path.
So if you're planning go to Komodo, don't forget to include Rinca.
If just want to see Komodo only, it's better just go to Rinca and scape Komodo island.
Rinca is located closer to Labuanbajo, it's about 2 hours by boat - local boat.
Have a nice trip!!!
The Ranger always take visitors for trekking to “Banugulung” – a place where they used to feed the dragons. And return to based camp through another path. It’s about 1 – 2 hours, easy trekking with several stops.
Beside of the Komodo Dragon (Varanus Komodoensis) there are other animals such as: deer (Cervus Timorensis), wild buffalo (Bubalusbubalis), wild boar (Sus scrofa), the macaque monkey (Macaca fascicularis), and wild horse (Equus qaballus).
There are also found more than 150 species birds; megapodes with its huge burial, sulphur-crested cockatoos, imperial pigeons, white-breasted sea eagles, bull-bulls, etc.
It was easy to find Komodo at feeding site – Banuglung, or along the path, when they still have regular feeding time. On that time I saw 20s komodos around.When they stop feeding, it is not easy to see Komodo anymore.Even, everal times when I was there I could not find komodo, even just one. But, when I was back from trekking I saw three Komodos around ranger office and cafeteria.
Pulau Padar is seperated from Komodo Island by the powerful Selat Lintah. The currents and whirlpools that swirl around this tiny island can be extremely dangerous. See the most spectacular scenery ever seen in the archipelago. Beautiful pink beaches contrast orange coral and a vividly ultramarine sea. Though there is little wildlife, the Komodo range all over the island from its coastal mangrove swamps to its highest elevations ...
The Komodo-dragon (Varanus komodoensis) has been studied by Mr. Isaka which house is in Kampung Komodo, the lone village on Komodo Island. Mr. Isaka has lived on Komodo since 1970 and feels very much an islander. He earnestly believes the folk story about Putri Naga, Si Gerong and his sister Orah, a Komodo lizard ... Mr. Isaka conducts traditional ceremonies at all proitious time, never forgetting to lay down food for the dragon as he does ... try to find Mr. Isaka when visiting the Komodo Island. He lives in Kampung Komodo, the only village over there. He will be delighted to explain some about the Komodo ...
This dry and barren island got famous for its thousands of travellers from all over the world to visit the Komodo lizards in their natural habitat. Once the boring group of privileged and wealthy now it is open to anyone and some 20.000 or so visitors a year come to the park now. To see the "one and only" living dragon of the world! Watch your step!!! They could be anywhere on your way ...
Hello up there ... let me tell you :
Never go looking for us, Komodo-lizards, on your own, without a guide!
Loh Liang is the safest area as it has the most tourists, and Ora/Komodo dragons of this area are not abused and killed by man. In most cases Komodos show no interest in humans and you can often approach quite close to a large feeding dragon without it taking any notice of you. If Komodos do approach, the guides keep them off you with long forked sticks ...
signed: Mr. & Mrs. Komodo
This is actually what u came to Komodo island national park for. Coral reef of the park is one of the most beautiful coral reefs of the world. A great number and variety of fish (more than 1000 species), corals (260 species), sponges (70 species) and other invertebrates could be found in many sites of this park. Species of corals in the park such as brain coral, mushroom coral, soft coral and many more. You can also watch many species of gorgonians, sea fans, sea pens, anemones with clownfish,starfish, xmas tree worms, clams, nudibranchs etc. Some coral fish such as butterflyfish, angelfish, lionfish, scorpianfish, damselfish, groupers, moray, wrasse etc