The Komodo National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site consisting of 3 larger islands (Komodo, Padar and Rinca) and 26 smaller ones, many of which are uninhabited. Komodo and Rinca are home to the native Komodo dragons, respected by locals who believe they descend from one born to a dragon princess centuries ago. The islands turn from lush green to arid throughout summer, contrasting against the vivid blue of the sea. At ﬁrst sight the mysterious islands of the Komodo archipelago might remind you of Jurassic Park, rising out of the Indonesian sea in great humpbacked ridges covered with windblown savannah grasses and the tousled heads of lontar palms. This is the land of dragons, where you can walk among the giant reptiles, cruise through the mangroves and trek to grassy summits. The tropical waters of Komodo National Park has long been famous as one of the most species-rich tropical underwater environments on earth, with an ofﬁcial count of more than 1,000 types of ﬁsh and 260 corals.
Embark on a day adventure in the fabled Komodo National Park. This exciting journey begins and ends in Labuan Bajo, the gateway to Komodo. 5.15am Our transport team will pick you up from the hotel/hostel, and drop to the harbour. 5.40am Already on board. And depart to Padar Island. Light breakfast will be serve on board while cruising to Padar.
8.30am Arrived in Padar Island. Set between Rinca and Komodo in the central region of the national park, you’ll ﬁnd the picturesque island of Padar. A sheltered bay on the southeast side of the island makes for a beautiful anchorage, set in the shadow of the dramatic craggy peaks of Padar. The bay of Padar is also a wonderful spot for enjoying powdery soft shores and panoramic island views. (Activity : Trekking and enjoying the view. Duration : 60 minutes).
9.30am Back to boat and heading to Komodo Island. 10.45am Arrived in Komodo Island.On Komodo Island itself, you will be
greeted by its famous prehistoric residents almost immediately as park rangers show you around. The rangers are armed with a long wooden stick to keep the dragons at bay, but there’s hardly a need for them – the dragons well fed in this protected environment.
Depending on how much time we have and how energetic you feel, there are a number of walking trails of varying lengths around the island. Along the trails there are several spots where the dragons are known for hanging around, so you are pretty much guaranteed to see at least one. The views from the top of the volcanic peaks are pretty spectacular, and well worth the effort – even in 90 per cent humidity. (Activity : Jungle Trekking. Duration : 60minutes).
11.45am Back to Boat. Having lunch while heading to Pink Beach for snorkelling. 1.00pm Arrived at Pink Beach. This exceptional beach gets its striking colour from microscopic animals called Foraminifera, which produce a red pigment on the coral reefs. For this reason, it is called Red Beach in the local tongue. When the tiny fragments of red coral combine with the white sands, this produces the soft pink colour that is visible along the shoreline.
The corals of the Pink Beach’s underwater gardens are in excellent condition, with hundreds of species of both soft and hard corals, and
thousands of species of ﬁsh. Pink Beach is a terriﬁc choice for snorkelers and beginner divers as even the shallow waters are home to an abundance of species to keep you more than entertained. (Activity : Snorkelling. Duration : 30-40 minutes).
1.40pm Back to the boat, and leaving for Manta Point.
2.45pm Arrive at Manta Point, located in the south west of Komodo. This is home to the famous Manta cleaning station, and you’ll have the opportunity to swim surrounded by Manta rays as they circle around you in an underwater ballet. Known as the most active area in all of Komodo because of its topography, three rocks in this deep bay are covered in an array of vibrant soft and hard coral gardens and home to large numbers of ﬁsh, including species such as Tuna, Napoleon, Wrasse, Barracuda, and many more. (Activity : Snorkelling. Duration : 30-40 minutes).
3.30pm Back to the boat and returning for Labuan Bajo.
5.30pm Arrive in Labuan Bajo port. Our crew will assist you with disembarking. Please note that all itineraries are subject to change, depending on weather conditions, progressing harbour clearances, other deciding factors. Please contact komododragontravel.com to discuss your requirements. email@example.com
Price include :
1. Light breakfast, coffee and tea.
2. Lunch box.
3. Mineral water bottle.
4. Snorkelling gears (mask and ﬁns).
Price exclude :
1. Komodo national park’s entrance fee.
2. Staff gratuity (tip)
3. Beer and soft drinks
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