Wae Rebo and Komodo Tour 6D/5N

Wae Rebo Village

Wae Rebo Tour will also be able to be done in two days trip from Bali to Labuan Bajo, west Flores. And you need to start early morning fromflight from Bali as it is long adventure journey to reach Wae Rebo. it takes 6 to 7 hours driving from Labuan Bajo toward Denge village, and then the rest of the trip will only be able to be done by trekking for around 2,5 hours. Wa Rebo village is located in the mountain area with its altitude is 1,200M above sea level. So, you should be rather strong to trek up till to the village. Upon your arrival at Wae Rebo village you will see some impressive traditional houses belong to Manggarai tribe west Flores, and you will fell a pure warmest welcomed by friendly local communities of Wae Rebo who live with a full of culture nuance and the village is surrounded by pure natural atmosphere.

Paddy field on Lembor Village.

After breakfast in the morning start to Denge Village for getting car then continue tirp to Labuan Bajo, west Flores. and on the way stop in Lembor village to see the largest wet paddy-field in west Flores.

Rinca Island.

Rinca Island is one of the main islands of Komodo National Park. Famous for some of the world’s best dive sites and their popular inhabitant – the Komodo dragon – the area attracts thousands of tourists each year. Rinca Island is one of the most visited place too in Komodo National Park, even though it is smaller than Komodo Island where the Komodo dragons can also be found. This island is a good alternative to crowded Komodo Island and takes only 2,5 hours from Labuan bajo.

Padar Island

In Padar Island, the climb may be a bit tough, but the view from the top is definitely worth it! The third largest island in the Komodo National Park was our first stop for our fourth day in Flores.

Manta Point

Manta Point in Komodo is the perfect place to see manta sting ray at their real habitat and it will be a fun activity. You can see those manta rays swim to many directions and open their mouth widely to eat many types of plankton in a massive numbers. Although Manta ray is a huge animal, but it is not dangerous. So, you can swim together with this fish. However, you may not touch that manta with your bare hand, you just be allowed to see them. Why? It is because those manta stingrays body are covered by mucus that is functioned to cover its body. If you touched this mucus layer, it will harm the manta stingray.

Kanawa Island

Kanawa Island is a tranquility island in Komodo National Park with fantastic white sandy beach, clear seawater as well as panoramic view. Furthermore, it is situated between Labuan Bajo and Sebayur Besar Island. Before we flight to Bali, we visit This island is well blessed by the breathtaking view of surrounding area as well as crystal sand along the coastal that ideally for relaxation and we are last snorkelling here.

Komodo Over Sea Tour 3D/2N

Komodo, Rinca, and Padar Island are the main islands of Komodo National Park. Famous for some of the world’s best dive sites and their popular inhabitant – the Komodo dragon – the area attracts thousands of tourists each year.
Komodo Island is the most visited place in Flores. Rinca, a smaller island where the Komodo dragons can also be found, is a good alternative to crowded Komodo Island.

Despite the invasion of tourists, you can still find some quiet and remote areas on these islands, particularly on Rinca and Padar. The islands’ interiors consist mostly of dry forests, where you can also encounter other animals than the Komodo dragon: water buffaloes, birds, pigs, and deer. The islands also offer unique beaches and good options for trekking.

 Trekking on Komodo and Rinca Island

On Komodo, you can choose between different trekking routes, depending on your time and physical condition. All of them start from the ticket office at Loh Liang. A short trek takes around one hour and goes along flat trails within the dry forest. This option is suitable for visitors who do not have much time, for families with small children, or for people who prefer a relaxed and non-strenuous hike. The medium trek takes about 1 1/2 hours. It passes a waterhole where the Timor deer and wild pigs often come to drink. Sometimes, dragons can be found there lying around and waiting. You will climb Sulphurea Hill and Frigate Hill, where a magnificent view across the islands, bays and beaches awaits. The longer trek takes about 2 1/2 hours and leads you up another hill. You will pass the location where Komodo dragons used to be fed in front of enthralled tourist crowds. If you are up to a real workout, you may book a 4 – 8 hour hike in advance which will lead you up Mount Ara or to the island’s northern shore.

 Komodo National Park, Flores, NTT, Indonesia.

Treks on Rinca Island start from the ticket office at Loh Buaya. You also have the option to choose between three trails. The shortest trek takes 30 minutes. It is an easy, shaded walk that passes an artificial waterhole before ascending to a small hill with a view over the bay. The one-hour medium trek winds between dragon nests and out into the sunshine across an exposed savannah that is studded with lontar palms. For the best opportunity to see dragons and their prey, choose the two-hour trek past a permanent waterhole and across steep, exposed slopes that offer breathtaking views.

Kalong Island

Visit this small island in the afternoon and that was right time to visit, because the flying foxes came out int he afternoon. When its time, we saw spectacular view with thousands of bats above our head and sunset. it was interested place to visit and also overnight on boat.

Padar Island

Padar Island is a remote and wild island located in the middle of the straight between Rinca Island and Komodo Island. Defended by strong currents and swell coming from the nearby Indian ocean, going to Padar Island is an adventure in itself. Hello Flores team like to call it “Neverland” and will understand why once you will be there! Steep and dry hills, cliffs falling straight into the ocean, sea eagles flying around, gigantic bays with crystal waters and many unknown pink-sand beaches are what give this place a truly unique atmosphere. A one-hour trek to the top of Padar Kecil will bring you to a breathtaking panorama overlooking Komodo National Park. Sunrise and sunset times are the best times of the day to do the trekking with endless changing color in the sky.

Pink Beach
Padar Island features a natural phenomenon that you should not miss: a pink beach. This peculiar beach gets its color from red coral fragments. It is definitely a great place to spend some time by just laying back or enjoying the underwater world with your snorkeling equipment.
Another pink beach smaller in size can be found on Komodo Island as well. The shallow reef begins just in front of the beach. Being deep enough to snorkel at low tide and not too deep at high tide, it is one of the best snorkeling spots in the park.

Manta Point

Manta Point in Komodo is the perfect place to see manta sting ray at their real habitat and it will be a fun activity. You can see those manta rays swim to many directions and open their mouth widely to eat many types of plankton in a massive numbers. Although Manta ray is a huge animal, but it is not dangerous. So, you can swim together with this fish. However, you may not touch that manta with your bare hand, you just be allowed to see them. Why? It is because those manta stingrays body are covered by mucus that is functioned to cover its body. If you touched this mucus layer, it will harm the manta stingray.

Komodo Excursion 4D/3N

Although I am glad I went to see them, I mean, I couldn’t not go and visit them as we were so close, I can’t help but feel underwhelmed and disappointed. I honestly thought it would be a much more natural encounter and more like a safari but, as with most tourist attractions in parts of the world, to increase the chances of seeing these wild animals and to keep the lucrative business going, man has stepped in.

I have since read a few reviews of tours to see the dragons and people have said they found them around a water hole or on a beach so that may possibly be in Komodo Island and not Rinca Island. Read the reviews here on Trip Advisor, some of these experiences sound a lot more authentic. It is true that with all “wild” encounters, there is an element of hit or miss, and although we did see the dragons, it didn’t feel “wild” hence the sense of being underwhelmed.

In truth, if I were faced with the decision whether or not to visit them knowing what I know now, I would definitely still go, but I would choose a company that offered a more natural way of finding them and I would try to see them in Komodo and not Rinca. They are worth seeing, after all, they are Komodo Dragons!

Kalong Island is a small beautiful island in Komodo National Park with mangrove plantations cover the island where thousands of bats living. Furthermore, the name of this island is coming from the local word that Kalong means bat. It is because of the island dwelt by thousands of bats and keeps secret by local people. This island presents the exotic attraction of bat flying over the island in particular sunset time. Therefore, it is one of the favorite tourist attractions in this national park that you never miss when joining balitourisland.com. The trips are also discovery the biggest lizards in the world, Komodo Dragons that living in this park too.

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Manta Point in Komodo – some snorkeling spots in Indonesia offer many experiences to see giant Manta ray, like at the manta point around Komodo Island. There, tourist can be freely swum together with this amazing creature. You will see so many manta rays play on the sea surface on this Manta Point in Komodo. If you wanted to swim together with them, you can snorkel at this manta point. With this way, you will be able to watch many manta rays even from close distance. For giving more experience, you can bring your underwater camera to capture the moment when you were swimming together with Manta ray.

Fast Boat To Gili Island

Boats now run daily from the South of Bali and from Padang Bai, so depending on where you are planning to travel from we can help you pick the right fast boat to Gili Air for you.  Gone are the days where you needed to jump on a fishing boat to get directly to the Gilis! Now there are lots of different reliable fast boats running from Bali to Gili Air.  If however you are on a budget then check prices and book your ticket with one of the budget boat operators.

Fast boat to Gili Air the total journey times vary from between 2 - 4 hours depending on which boat you are using and where in Bali you are departing from.  Pickup from your hotel in the morning for departures to Gili Air and a return service to your hotel in Bali are standard in the better fast boat companies.  Please note: fast boats running between Bali and Gili Air usually only depart from Bali until noon.   Late afternoon departures from Gili Air are also canceled on occasion when the Lombok Strait develops unsafe conditions on windy days. 

There are  two main departure terminals in Bali:  Serangan Harbor (near Sanur and close to the International airport) and Padang Bai (1 1/2 hr drive from Sanur).  Several fast boat companies go directly to the harbor in Gili Air, others stop in Gili Trawangan and Lombok.

Fast Boat to Nusa Penida

The ferry leaves multiple times per day from Sanur (east Bali) If you book it in advance often you can have your pick-up from the hotel included. To book it online in advance for the guaranteed lowest price you can click the link below to reserve your ticket.

Book your ticket: Sanur(Bali) to Nusa Penida Ferry with balitourisland.com

I have now visited Nusa Penida twice. The first time I only came for one day (7 hours) and this was a huge mistake. You definitely need to spend at least 2 days if not 4!! This way you can fully explore all of these cool spots rather than just getting a glimpse at each location.

If you are staying in Bali.. but still want to spend a day or two experiencing how epic Nusa Penida is, you can take a day trip on a speedboat to Nusa Penida and tour around the sights for the day with a guide before returning back to Bali in the evening. The top-rated Nusa Penida Day Tour includes hotel pick-up and drop-off from Bali, lunch, boat transfers and your guide.

Komodo Over Sea Tour

The world renowned Komodo National Park situated off the upper north coast of the Indonesian island of Flores in East Nusa Tenggara is easily accessible as an ideal add-on to your Bali
From Bali you fly into the harbour-side township of Labuan Bajo; the jumping off point for exploring the world renowned Komodo National Park. Labuan Bajo with its busy harbour is also the point of embarkation for both liveaboards and day trips to both Rinca and Komodo Island. Like wise charters into the national park; for diving; snorkelling or sailing also depart here.

All connecting flights from Bali with Garuda or Lion Air fly in to the newly upgraded airport which is primed for the regions increased tourism visibility by the Indonesian government. The township owing to its proximity to the national park has a wide range accommodation, and dining choices; and as well as a bevy of local tour operators balitourisland.com who can customise your trip per your individual requirements.

The ruggedly beautiful national park is not only famed for its animal and marine life but also its dry Mediterranean climate; its mysterious topography of compacted coral islands which glow pinkish at dusk. Likewise, amongst divers it’s revered for its   crystal-clear clean waters offering maximum visibility. For sailors, it’s also a bucket-list worthy favourite: its semi-arid physical splendour ideal for explorers who wish to take in the myriad of uniquely formed islands; and deserted beaches which make up Komodo National Park.

From Bali flights regular flights with Garuda Indonesia fly directly into Labuan Bajo with views over the Indonesian Archipelago: as you fly into Labuan Bajo you can see Komodo National Park from the air: the two main islands, both used for dragon tours, the smaller, closer Rinca Island (ideal for daytrips and dragon safaris) and the eponymous larger, more distant Komodo Island also home to the Komodo dragon, other wildlife, plus numerous nearby world renowned dive sites. Owing to its location Labuan Bajo is a haven for young budget travellers from all over the world who come mostly for the diving and the dragons. There are numerous bars; restaurants and budget accommodation options for the younger traveller or the young at heart! The best place to eat at night buzzing evening markets where sunburnt tourists and locals sit along the foreshore of the harbour while your choice of fresh catch is cooked with spicy sambal over an open flame; a hearty appetite worked up after a day snorkelling diving or exploring the national park.

Komodo National Park

Komodo Island – the Home of the Komodo Dragon
We visited Komodo Island first, the better known of the two, but I will also tell you a little bit more about Rinca Island since the experience was quite different. Komodo and Rinca are the only two islands left where Komodo Dragons can be found in the wild, so visiting these rare and endangered animals is quite a special experience.

Arriving at Komodo Island, I think we all felt a bit scared by the eerie and otherworldly atmosphere of the island. Despite the island being located in one of the most stunning locations in the world, the amazing Komodo National Park, it looked pretty much like death itself. Dry and dusty, with plenty of trees that looked rather dead to us, charcoal black earth, and then the oppressive heat to top it off. A scene that could have come directly out of a horror movie, in particular with the constant croaking of ravens in the background.

Rinca Island – the Other Home of the Dragons
It was on Rinca Island the next day that we learned some fun facts about the Komodo Dragon which I am more than happy to share. Rinca, by the way, presented itself a bit more friendly in its natural appeal. Sans croaking ravens, and with the added bonus of monkeys. And crocodiles – but who cares about crocodiles when you could potentially also be eaten by a real Komodo dragon?

We learned for example that dragon poo tells us quite a lot of stories. The prey is eaten whole and alive, so anything that comes out again after an incredibly long digestion period is truly indigestible. This includes the white bits which are dissolved bones and dark lumps (in the first poo after feeding) the hair of the eaten animal. After this revelation I looked at poo with a whole new set of eyes.

Padar Island.
I have seen some pretty crazy views from the top of hikes in the past but the summit on Pulau Padar Island hike is out of this world. Padar Island is the third largest land mass within the Komodo National Park and can be found between Komodo and Rinca Island (Both home to Komodo Dragons). Padar was home to Komodo Dragons in the past, however, lack of food and hunting drove them away.

The island is known for having beautiful, but short treks and is a hot spot for photographers. Because of the panoramic view at the top of the viewpoint, this spot can be great for both sunrise and sunset. Either way, you will have to do a little bit of trekking in the dark.