Komodo is one of the 17,508 islands that make up the Republic of Indonesia. The island is particularly notable as the natural habitat of the Komodo Dragon, the largest lizard on earth and consequently named after the island. Komodo Island has a surface area of 390 km² and a permanent population of over 2,000. The inhabitants of the island are descendants of former convicts who were exiled to the island and who have mixed with Bugis from Sulawesi. The population are primarily adherents of Islam but there are also Christian and Hindu congregations.
Komodo is part of the Lesser Sunda chain of islands and forms part of the Komodo National Park. In addition, the island is a popular destination for diving. Administratively, it is part of the East Nusa Tenggara province.
Rinca, also known as Rincah and Rindja, is a small island near Komodo island, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia within the West Manggarai Regency. The island is famous for komodo dragons, giant lizards that can measure up to 3 metres (9.8 ft) long. Rinca is also populated with many other species such as wild pigs, buffalos and many birds.
Being less known and less visited than Komodo it is an excellent place to see the komodo dragon in its natural environment with fewer people to disturb them. Day trips can be arranged from Labuan Bajo on Flores by small boat at the park headquarters.
The island’s area is 198 square kilometres (76 sq mi).
Living conditions for local people on the island are often difficult. Education facilities, for example, are quite limited for children. Some non-government organisations help with the provision of books for children on Rinca. Local people must also take some care to avoid komodo dragons because komodos in the area occasionally attack and kill humans.
Riung 17 Islands Marine Park
Riung, a small fishing village on the north coast of the Ngada district, is the starting point for trips to the Seventeen Islands Marine Park Riung 17 islands, famed for its fantastic coral gardens. Many of the islands have beautiful white, sandy beaches and vivid reefs with an interesting underwater world that can be discovered with a snorkel and goggles.
However, it is not only the marine park that contributes to the area’s special atmosphere. The charming village of Riung is rich in cultural heritage and thus makes a perfect place to encounter the Riung’s exciting ceremonies around the traditional hunting and boxing activities of its people.
The local people show a quite heterogenous ethnic profile. Most of them are Bimanese and Buginese Muslims, Manggaraians, or people from Bajawa. This creates a unique and dynamic community with a diversified cultural output.
We take you to explore this unique region start from Labuan Bajo and end in Riung North Central Flores in 05 days 04 nights, Below is the itinerary:
Day 01 : Labuan Bajo-Kelor Island-Rinca Island-Kalong Island
Pick up from your hotel or airport, the boat will depart when everyone onboard, Sail to Kelor island for great snorkelling. At lunch time, sail to Loh Buaya in Rinca Island for Komodo Dragons Trekking, Search also other wildlife such as wild horses, wild boars, wild deers, crab eating macaques, wild water buffaloes and birds.
Return to your boat and sail to Kalong Island ( Fruit Bats Island ) to see millions of Fruit bats above mangrove island. Overnight onboard ( Lunch and Dinner )
Day 02 : Kalong Island-Red Beach-Manta Karang Makassar-Sabolon Island
After breakfast, sail to Red beach for spectacular snorkelling, this world class snorkelling is one of the best in South East Asia, Continue sail to Karang Makassar to explore and search for Manta Rays, Depend on the sea condition, we might see them around the Karang Makassar Reefs, Afternoon before sunset sail to Sabolon Island for overnight. ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner )
Day 03 : Sabolon Island – Sebabi Island – Pota Village
Another spectacular snorkelling in Sabolon Islands, After lunch sail to Sebabi island also for another snorkelling and evening sailing to Pota village on the northern part of Flores island ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner )
Day 04 : Pota Village – 17 Islands National Park
Arrive in Pota village in the morning, explore the fishing village of Pota, visit Pasir Panjang beach for another snorkelling and evening sail to Riung 17 Islands Marine Park. ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner )
Day 05 : Riung 17 Islands Marine Park
Arrive in Riung Marine Park and snorkelling at Rutong Island and Riung Reef, Lunch provide on BBQ style, After around 3 Pm, Sail to Riung Harbor and end of Services ( Breakfast and Lunch )
We can also help you to organise the trip back to Labuan Bajo with Car or to Kelimutu Color Lakes or Maumere, Just email us and we will help you and make your trip comfortable without Hassle
– Airport/Hotel pick up in Labuan Bajo
– 3 Meals a day
– Mineral water, Coffee and teas
– Snorkelling equipments
– Komodo Tours
– Ranger fees
– Mooring fees
– Entrance Fees
– Komodo conservation fees @US$ 15/person
– Snorkelling fees in Red Beach
– English Speak Guide
– Camera fees in Komodo National Park
– Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
– Tours in Flores
– Pick up or hotel transfer in Riung
– Any personal expenses