Komodo National Park Exploration - 4 Days/3 Nights
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights; Number of participant: 2, 3-5, 6-10; Type of Accommodation: Boat, with cabin or deck class; Type of Transportation: Traditional wooden boat with engine and sail; Start/End: Depasar/Labuan Bajo; Grade of difficulty: Easy
Day 1: Denpasar-Labuan Bajo-Rinca. Fly Denpasar to Labuan Bajo Fly Denpasar to Labuan Bajo. You will fly over the parts of ring of fire. In a clear weather this 1.5 hours flight will give you a spectacular view to Mount Tambora on Sumbawa island, a volcano known to history with its greatest eruption in April 1815. It killed perhaps 70,000 people, regionally the catastrophe devastated forests and croplands, causing famine and desease. Its eruption also caused major changes in the weather around the world as dust and aerosols carried by high-altitude winds, circled the globe and dimmed the sun's rays. In Europee, prolonged inclement weather caused harvest failures. In 1816 in North America suffered the infamous "year without a summer". When flying over the eastern part Sumbawa island you will also see the smoke still coming out from the crater of Mount Api Sangeang which erupted at the end of May 2014. Before landing on Labuan Bajo you will be presented by the view to the clear blue water on the Komodo National Park. Arrival in Labuan Bajo, transfer to the harbor and on board a wooden boat, you will head to Rinca Island for the first exploration. On Rinca you will do trekking along the paths on the island. During this trekking you can expect too see the Komodo Dragons in their wild habitat moving around to search for preys, water buffaloes which normally enjoy to soak on the muddy water wherein the favorite hunting ground for the Komodos too, wild boars, Timor deers, long-tailed macaques, including orange-footed scrub fowls whose nest on the ground often used by female Komodo dragons to lay eggs. Return to the boat and find the place for swimming and refreshing on the clear blue water. Stay for overnight on the boat. (BLD)
Day 2: Rinca-Komodo Island-Pantai Merah-Padar Island Morning breaks and enjoy breakfast on board. Boat will move slowly to Komodo Island where you will have opportunity to explore the island too. A number of birds can be seen here such as Yellow-crested Cockatoo, Orange-footed Scrubfowl, Green Junglefowl, Lemon-bellied White-eye, Island Collared Dove, Barred Dove, Green Imperial-Pigeon, Pink-headed Imperial-Pigeon, Flame-breasted Sunbrd, Rusty-breasted Whistler, and Black-naped Oriole. Return to the boat and continue to Pantai Merah, one of the best snorkeling spots in the National Park. You will have opportunity to enjoy magnificent underwater life on this spot. From Pantai Merah continue to Padar island where you will have other opportunity to enjoy its nice beach with clear blue water. Night on board. (BLD)
Day 3: Padar Island-Labuan Bajo In the morning after breakfast you can climb a hill on this island where you will get a spectacular view to the surrounding areas including the beaches in each side of the island. You will stay little bit longer on this island to give opportunity to enjoy its magnificent view. Going back to the boat and continue the exploration. You will stop in one or two places for swimming. Enjoy your lunch while boat slowly moving back to Labuan Bajo. From the harbor transfer to hotel in or little bit outside of the town. If time allows, in the afternoon you can do sighseeing to see the activities in town. Night at comfortable hotel in Labuan Bajo. (BLD)
Day 4: Labuan Bajo-Denpasar Transfer to the airport and fly back to Denpasar. Your journey ends
* Fresh water is very limited and mainly used for cooking and drinking.
* During the trip participants must respect and obey rules, laws and customs valid in the area/location they are visiting.
* This itinerary is subject to change with or without prior notice due to weather condition, flight schedule change or other causes beyond our control (force majeure)