Komodo dragons (Varanus Komodoensis) are the largest, heaviest lizards in the world and one of the few with a venomous bite. This native lizard species look very heavy, they can be 3 meters long and weigh 150 kg. These stealthy, powerful hunters rely on their sense of smell to detect food, using their long, forked tongues. They can spend hours waiting for a sizable meal to wander within range before launching a deadly attack with their large teeth.
These komodo dragons can briefly run at speeds of up to 13 mph (20 kph). These dragons are limited to a few Indonesian islands of the Lesser Sunda group, including Rintja, Padar and Flores, and of course the island of Komodo, the largest island at 35 km long.
DAY 1: BALI – LABUAN BAJO
Pick up at hotel and transfer to the airport of Bali for the flight to Mutiara Airport of Labuan Bajo. Upon arrival in Labuan Bajo, you will be picked up by our guide and escorted to Puncak Waringin for a photo or selfie stop. Then proceed to Amelia Hill to enjoy the sunset. After that transfer to hotel for check in and overnight stay.
DAY 2: EXPLORING KOMODO ISLAND (B,L)
After breakfast, at around 06:00 depart to the harbor. Board a boat and start crossing along small islands onward to Komodo Island. On arrival at Komodo island’s port, local park rangers will guide you on a 2 hour safari through the habitat of the Komodo lizards. Changes are high that you will come face to face with the largest monitor lizard in the world. The island is also a good place to observe birdlife. The rest of the morning is free at your own leisure. You have options to visit the small but interesting Park Laboratory Museum, meet the locals or relax on the beach. At around noon, crossing back by boat to Labuan Bajo. On the way, we stop at Pink Beach, Next to Manta Point and Kanawa Island for swimming and easy snorkeling.
Stay overnight at hotel.
DAY 3 LABUAN BAJO – BALI (B)
After breakfast, visit Batu Cermin, or people also call it the mirror rock cave, a small cavern full of stalagmites and stalactites, sometimes entwined with by tree roots coming down through the ceiling. Transfer to the airport for return flight to Bali.
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Places of interest to visit :
Puncak Waringin ‣ The Puncak Waringin is a nice place near Labuan Bajo that has beautiful view. It is a wonderful spot to see beautiful sunset and harbors with activities of the locals.
Amelia Hill ‣Named Amelia because this hill is owned by Villa Amelia which is located not far from the hill. Because it is not yet used by its owner or intentionally opened freely to the public, the public and tourists can freely visit Amelia Hill.
Komodo Island ‣ Komodo Island is located at the westernmost tip of East Nusa Tenggara Province. On the island, Komodo dragons live and breed well. In mid-2009, the island is inhabited by about 1300 komodos (about 2500 on all islands of Komodo National Park). Komodo is the world’s largest lizard species, with an average length of 2-3 meters and body weight of at least 90 kg.
Pink Beach ‣ The beach here has pink color. Pink Beach Komodo Island is in the Komodo National Park area in East Nusa Tenggara. This beach is one of the 7 beaches in the world that has pink sand. Other beaches are in the Bahamas, Bermuda, Philippines, Italy, the Caribbean Islands and Greece.
Kanawa Island ‣ Kanawa Island has an area of 32 hectares and offer very charming natural scenery, it looks like a private island. It has fine white sand, very clear sea water and a small hill with brown grass. The beauty of the blue sea, white sand, and beautiful coral reefs makes Kanawa Island often dubbed ‘little paradise’.
Batu Cermin Cave ‣ Mirror Stone Cave is a cave or tunnel located on dark rock hills in Labuan Bajo, Flores, East Nusa Tenggara. The cave is 19 hectares wide, and is about 75 meters high. Sunlight enters the cave through the walls of the cave, and the walls reflect light into other areas of the cave so that it looks like a mirror. This sparkle is caused by the salt content.