3D Komodo Dragon Tour
Komodo National Park has been acknowledged as one of UNESCO's world heritage sites and voted as one of the "7 Wonders of Nature". It claims to fame is its inhabitants: the Komodo dragons. This is is where rare komodo dragons are believed to be the last species of dinosaurs inhabiting the earth. Many other wild animals such as wild buffalo, deer, wild Boar, long tailed macaque and various other birds currently also live in the park.
The Komodo Dragon (Varanus komodoensis) is an endangered species which can only be found in the Komodo National Park (KNP) in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT). Coming face-to-face with these great, ferocious creatures is an experience that will last a lifetime. The lizard-like creatures are about two or three meters in length. They can easily weigh about 165 kilograms. Despite of their sheer size and appearance, they are not active hunters. What makes them intimidating is the fact that they are a patient predator. In the wild, they stalk a victim, usually a weak or injured one. One bite and that's what it usually takes. After following the victim for a while, sometimes up to several days' time, the komodos will devour the dying prey.
Day 1 ● Welcome to Labuan Bajo, Flores (D)
Labuan Bajo is a small town in Flores island, an hour and 20 min plane ride from Bali. The driver will greet you at the Airport and transfer you to Bintang Flores hotel, a beach front property just 5 minutes away from the airport. This is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sunset on the beach.
Overnight in Bintang Flores Hotel
Day 2 ● Komodo National Park (B/L/D)
The park consists of three major small islands; Komodo, Rinca and Padar. Komodo and Rinca islands, are the only two islands where you can find the dragons. You will start your tour with Komodo island, the further island which has fewer but much larger inhabitants. Your guide will meet you at the lobby hotel early in the morning (5 am) and transfer you to Labuan Bajo pier for a 3 hour ride on a large private boat. This is a pleasant and easy ride and you might be able to see some wild dolphins on the way to the island. You will enjoy your breakfast on the boat while listening to the guide's explanation.
A park ranger will meet you at the island. After a short safety briefing, your guide and the park ranger will take you around the island to see the dragons roaming freely in their wild natural habitat. The tour might take about 1 to 2 hours before you're back to the boat for refreshing juice and lunch. Your next visit will be your choice, you can continue the journey to see more komodo at Rinca island, or visit Pink beach and Bidadari island for snorkeling activity. Komodo National Park is also known for its marine life. Various coral reefs, sea grass beds, mangroves and semi-hidden bays add to the nature of the surroundings, so that many species of marine life flourish. We recommend that you take snorkeling activity unless you don't see enough of komodos in Komodo island.
You'll be back to Labuan Bajo at around 4 pm, and return to the hotel 15 min later. Relax and free time at the hotel before dinner.
Overnight at Bintang Flores Hotel
Day 3 ● Departure (B)
Today is your last day at Labuan Bajo. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure.
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2N standard room hotel accommodations, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, all admission tickets and activities where indicated as per the itinerary, transfer, private boat (captain, cook, & helper), park ranger and personal guide.
Airfare to/from the trip start point (unless noted on the itinerary), tip, laundry, optional activities/extras, visa, vacation insurance