A Komodo National Park tour will leave you astounded. Being a top activity among vacationers in Labuan Bajo, Komodo island tours also attract visitors from Bali and Lombok. Some manage to fly in and out of Labuan Bajo during the same day, only for the sake of encountering the dragons and making that perfect shot from the top of many stunning viewpoints of Komodo National Park.
Komodo National Park spans 28 incredible Indonesian isles. Therefore, choosing the right Komodo tour for you may be somewhat challenging. Typically, Komodo tours center around three major islands: Komodo, Padar, and Rinca. No matter which island you decide to focus on during a day tour, you will find yourself in Jurassic Park one way or another.
Komodo island tour
Komodo island is blessed with a series of humpback ridges, which gives the location a towering appeal over all other surrounding islands and waters. This iconic island features natural, thick forest vegetation, which has been left as is – allowing for a more exotic exploration party if you are feeling up to it.
Besides the ridges, the Komodo island is also home to a lot of other cliffs and hilltops, which have been carefully crafted by nature to support hikers. As if the thrill and excitement of following these paths are not enough, the view offered from the top of these high areas is nothing short of breathtaking.
Fortunately, you don’t have to be way above ground to enjoy all that this island has to offer. If you have not already guessed this from the name, you will soon find out that Komodo is the home to all those dragons you have seen in documentaries and elsewhere. You get to feast your eyes on these magnificent creatures that have chosen this magical location as their home too. Make sure to create some time for the Komodo island tour so that you can check them out in their numbers.
When you are done with Komodo dragons, it is just the right time to head over to the beach. If there is one thing that we know about Komodo National Park, it is plenty of stunning beaches with different color sands. Fortunately, Komodo island does not default on this front. Many people who have taken a Komodo island tour will suggest that you see what is on offer at Pink beach, and they would not have led you wrongly. This iconic beach is making a lot of waves, no pun intended, for its signature pink sand. That is even bettered in the beautiful contrast which this sand provides to the turquoise blue-green water around.
Gili Lawa Darat
For the scenery lovers, Gili Lawa Darat island welcomes with easy hiking trails and two spectacular viewpoints. Usually included in the Komodo Island tour, Gili Lawa Darat is a thrilling location. Welcome to a desert barren savannah, the island changes color from yellow to green depending on the season. Its vantage points make it perfect for capturing Komodo National Park memories.
Another notable highlight during the Komodo Island tour is a spectacular reef around the unique shape island of Taka Makassar. It is a remarkable place to enjoy swimming with manta rays. And for those looking to simply relax on a tiny Pink beach in the middle of the sea, Taka Makassar will not disappoint either. Besides the Taka Makassar, there is a sensational diving site of Batu Bolong where unexpected marine surprises are possible. Such as encountering the humpback or blue whales!
The beauty of Komodo island doesn’t end on land. During the Komodo island boat tour, you will find out that what lies under the water is just as amazing as what is on the land and above it. Of course, you can get water for diving and snorkeling elsewhere. What makes Komodo National Park better than ‘elsewhere,’ so to speak, is the presence of over 260 corals and 1,000 types of fish. We can bet you that you will come out of that underwater experience, having made friends with some fish species you didn’t even know were there before.
Booking a Komodo island boat tour for the day is a great way to get around the entire island. Trek to see Komodo dragons, visit the scenic spots and beaches while still having time to return to your vacation island to pass the night. When you do get back, though, you will pat yourself on the back for taking this tour at all.