The beauty of these places will make you want to go to Komodo National Park!
For many, Komodo National Park is the main reason to go to Labuan Bajo. In addition to seeing Komodo dragons, the largest lizard in the world whose natural habitat is only in Indonesia, witnessing the natural beauty of Komodo National Park, which covers the westernmost area of Flores Island and the islands to the west, is the reason!
Consisting of so many islands, there are also many tourist attractions in Komodo National Park that seem to feel like a must-visit.
1. Komodo Island
Komodo Island is the main island where the Komodo dragon – the world’s largest lizard – lives. Usually, you will get off here to see Komodo dragons in their natural habitat – of course accompanied by a ranger who will guide you along the way.
To meet Komodo dragons in their natural habitat, you will need trekking, so prepare a good physique and comfortable shoes.
Oh yes, besides Komodo, another uniqueness of Komodo Island is Pink Beach, which you will definitely visit if you take a tour package to Komodo National Park.
2. Rinca Island
Rinca Island is one of the three largest islands in the Komodo National Park area. Besides Komodo Island, this island is another habitat for Komodo dragons. Uniquely, these two islands have different geographical conditions.
If Komodo Island has denser forests, Rinca Island has more savanna or dry grasslands, but it is very unique to be a photo background. So, don’t forget to come to Rinca Island to get cool photos from your trip!
3. Padar Island
Padar Island is arguably the most famous photo spot in Komodo National Park and Labuan Bajo! Yup, with its unique shape, the view from the highest point of Padar Island provides a truly iconic photo background and makes many people want to come here.
Like Rinca Island, Padar Island is also overgrown with savanna or grasslands. If you come in the dry season, the yellowing of the dry grass will give you a dry yellow Padar Island background, while in the rainy season, you will see the green Padar Island. Which one do you choose?
4. Pink Beach
As the name implies, Pink Beach or Pantai Merah in Indonesian, is a unique beach because it has sand that looks pink. Not many beaches in the world have sand that is pink in color due to the presence of Foraminifera, which produce a red pigment in coral reefs. This makes Pink Beach one of the places in Komodo National Park that must be visited.
But don’t worry, most tour packages to Komodo National Park will definitely go to this beach, both Day Trips and Live On Board .
5. Taka Makassar
Taka Makassar is a sandbar – an island-like area but only sand that appears on the sea surface – with a turquoise sea all around. This place is so beautiful that it is one of the places that must be recommended for you to visit while on vacation to Labuan Bajo and Komodo National Park.
But rarely Day Trips can bring you here. Usually, you can visit this place if you join the Live On Board tour package .
6. Kelor Island
Kelor Island is one of the small islands in Komodo National Park, which is located not far from Komodo Island. Although it is only a small island without inhabitants, this island is quite famous as one of the islands with famous photo spots in Komodo National Park. In addition, around Kelor Island there are also snorkeling areas with good underwater views.
However, because it is still relatively less famous than the three main islands in Komodo National Park, namely Rinca Island, Padar Island, and Komodo Island, it is still rare for full day tours to visit Kelor Island. However, this island is one of the places to visit if you join the Live On Board tour package 3 days 2 nights which can be ordered on the Klook application.
7. Kalong Island
Kalong Island is a unique place. If you follow the Live On Board 3 days 2 nights from Klook , this place will be one of the islands you visit in Komodo National Park. But you can’t get off – the boat will be parked not far from the island in the late afternoon before sunset. Then, you will be given an extraordinary attraction: thousands of bats or bats will come out of this island and fly into the air against the backdrop of a beautiful sunset sky.
As the name implies, Kalong Island is home to thousands of bats, which come out towards dark to find food. The sight of thousands of bats suddenly flying from their nests and going outside the island is what makes Kalong Island a great show.
8. Gili Lawa
Gili Lawa is actually divided into two different islands: Gili Lawa Darat and Gili Lawa Laut. Both became popular because of one of the unique views that the two islands offer: one end of the two islands extends and almost touches, leaving only a sea area like a small strait.
Komodo National Park Attractions:
1. Watching Komodo dragons up close
One of the goals of visitors coming to this tourist area is to witness the endangered animals that are protected in the Komodo National Park firsthand. This Komodo dragon has inhabited this tourist island since 40 million years ago.
In this National Park area , visitors can see giant levels with a size of about 2-3 m and a weight of about 165 kg. When watching these animals up close, you are expected to be accompanied by a handler or a team of rangers who will take care of your safety. The ranger team is tasked with guiding the tour of visitors who want to see the Komodo dragon up close and safely.
To reach this rare animal area, visitors must first climb Mount Ara with a travel time of 3-4 hours. But you don’t need to worry because there are currently adequate hiking tracks available to make it easier for visitors to reach the location.
In addition, there are other places that are quite easy to reach for visitors who want to see giant lizards, namely in Loh Buaya. The place is located in the Rinca Island area. Loh Buaya is the center of the distribution of the ancient Komodo dragon. Visitors who want to reach this area can use a boat from Labuan Bajo. Usually the travel time to reach the location is two hours.
In Loh Buaya, visitors will also be accompanied by a handler and tour guide. Visitors can enjoy relaxing time on the beach, climbing hills or enjoying the beautiful soothing sea views.
2. Mingle with the local community
An interesting activity that can be done in this tourist area is watching the residents of the island of Komodo doing their daily routines. Komodo Village with 1,700 inhabitants has unique activities such as making beautiful Komodo dragon statues.
In addition, there is a belief from the local community that they can communicate with giant lizards.
3. Do snorkeling activities
Another interesting activity is snorkeling on the island of Kelor. The visitors have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful view under the sea which consists of 260 types of coral and thousands of fish species.
4. See bats on Kalong Island
This Komodo Island National Park tourist attraction is also increasingly interesting with a unique activity, namely seeing bats flying in droves beautifully. Visitors can rent a special boat to go to Kalong Island to witness this beautiful sight firsthand.
When the sun goes down you will see thousands of bats that scatter out of their resting place and decorate the sky on Kalong Island. You can take great pictures to capture this rare moment from the boat.
The next day, when the sun is rising you can see thousands of bats flying back to return to Kalong Island after a night of looking for food.
5. Enjoy the beautiful sunrise and sunset
In Komodo Island National Park, there is Kanawa Island which provides several resorts for you to visit. You can rent the resort at a price of around 200,000 / person for a place to rest while watching the beautiful panorama of Kanawa island.
In addition to snorkeling, you can climb the hill on Kanawa Island and watch the beautiful view of the sunrise and sunset. This area is also often used as one of the favorite photo spots for tourists.
Komodo National Park Facilities:
Opening Hours and Ticket Prices for Komodo National Park:
The Komodo Island National Park area is open every day for 24 hours. So for those of you who want to visit this tourist park, you are free to come anytime.
As for the entrance ticket to Komodo Island National Park, it is Rp. 90,000/person. This fee includes the entrance fee to Tadar Island, Rinca Island and trekking fees.
Komodo National Park Location and Route:
The location of the Komodo Island National Park tourist area is in Komodo District, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara.
The route to the tourist location if taken from the city of Surabaya is from the Surabaya Toll Road to Gempol. After that go to Bangil – Pasuruan. Next you will pass Probolinggo to Situbondo. From there take the direction to Banyuwangi then Ketapang Harbor. At the port you can take a ferry to Gilimanuk Harbor, Negara and finally arrive in Denpasar.
East Nusa Tenggara is an area that has many tourist destinations. One example of interesting tourist attractions in NTT that you must visit is the Komodo Island National Park. On the island of Komodo, you will find many unforgettable travel experiences.
Starting from observing ancient animals up close, watching giant lizards, enjoying the panorama in the sea, watching people make statues to witnessing many bats flying. You can do all these interesting activities when you visit Komodo Island National Park.
Komodo Island National Park is a tourist spot located in the Sunda Islands in the border area of East Nusa Tenggara and West Nusa Tenggara. This national park includes three large islands, namely Komodo, Padar and Rinca.
Komodo National Park has many interesting tourist attractions to visit when you are on vacation in East Nusa Tenggara . Not only domestic tourists are interested in visiting this tourist spot, but foreign tourists also enliven the atmosphere on the island of Komodo. This area has several islands, including Komodo Island, Rinca Island and Padar Island.