Padar island tour ~ Best boat trips in Labuan Bajo (2020)

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A Padar island tour is usually considered secondary to exploring the main Komodo or Rinca islands. Nevertheless, you will soon find out that this is Padar island that appears on covers of many travel brochures of the Komodo National Park.

You start getting the best out of your Padar island tour when you see the outlay of the landscape. It is rare to see a location offer such soothing sights on landing, continuing to keep the same energy through the rest of the island too. While Komodo Island is known for its undulating ridges, Padar Island brings spice to that natural setup. Witness a hilly landscape that almost resonates with the rising and falling of the waves in its beautiful waters.

Trekking Padar
One of the best things to do during any Padar island tour is hiking to the top of the hilly setups. The hills might look challenging on their own. Still, they have been naturally crafted to support the journeying of enthusiasts from the base to the top. Getting to the top gives you a thrilling reward too: the sights of the entire landscape for as far out as you can see it. If we maintain that Padar island is beautiful from the ground, you can only imagine the jewel you would have in front of you when you view from the top. Fortunately, trekking viewpoints is not all the fun you can have during the Padar island tour.

Snorkeling Padar
It is almost a tautology to say that the waters here make the island special, but that is just what it is. Padar island is located strategically between Komodo and Rinca islands, which makes it possible for the waters to enjoy steady currents for extended periods. Thus, the waters here are one of the best in the area (if not the best) for people who want to enjoy swimming and snorkeling at the fullest. Now that you know how calm the water can be, make sure your Padar boat tour includes a sighting of the three virgin beaches there. When seeing this island, we also recommend booking a Padar island tour from Labuan Bajo that allows you to stay till sunset. After all, it would be a waste to come all this way and not enjoy the sight of its beautiful sunset.

Padar Island tour from Labuan Bajo
Travelers who take the Padar island tour from Labuan Bajo, for example, would soon notice that the new location is as raw as it gets in terms of nature. Because Padar island has no inhabitants, it is possible to ensure that nothing has been touched or tampered with permanently. This feeling of remoteness and wildness does all it can to contribute to the exotic feel of Padar island.

Perhaps the best thing about going on a Padar island tour is getting to tick other islands in Komodo National Park off your bucket list. Besides taking a boat trip to Komodo island too, you can also see what’s on offer at Siaba, Kanawa, and Kelor islands.

Often described as a paradise island, Kanawa island is an ideal destination for snorkeling and beach-combing. Kanawa’s beautiful underwater landscape among the vast area of coral reefs is easily accessible off the beach. With shallow water and coral reefs easily accessible off the beach, Kanawa is very safe to swim for kids. Even if your day doesn’t allow you to get to Kanawa, you don’t want to miss the large population of turtles waiting to click at you on Siaba island. While on Kelor island, another scenic viewpoint awaits.

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