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Saturday, August 2, 2008

How to reach Komodo Island

Komodo the last dragon on earth, wildlife, marine life, white sandy beach, sea cruise, snorkeling & diving, trekking.

ACCESS/ENTRY POINT:

* BIMA (on Sumbawa Island). Bima is accesible by one hour flight from BALI.

* LABUAN BAJO (on Flores Island), accesible by flight from Bali.
DURATION: 3 - 4 Days.
BEST SEASON: April - November (dry season, the sea is normally calm during this time of year).
GROUP SIZE: Min: 02 Person / Max: 10 Persons.
DEPENDENCIES:

Sea weather during the peak of rain season especially between January - February is dangerous to sail to Komodo Island.

This is one of the highlights of Indonesia travel tour. Encounter the world's largest lizards, the Komodo Dragons (Varanus Komodoensis), considered the last of their kind remaining in the world today. Its ancestors roamed the earth up to about half a million years ago. Nowadays the dragons estimated at 5,000 - 7,000 inhabited the islands of Komodo, Rinca and other tiny surrounding islands, and on the westernmost part of Flores Island in Indonesia.

To reach the islands we will board on a fisherman wooden boat which have been modified to enable and suitable for carrying tourist, equipped by Radio Navigation, Electricity, Toilet, One big cabin which has 6-8 beds, Life jackets and Mattress. and cruising to Komodo and Rinca Islands, the home of the Last Dragons on Earth, belong to Komodo National Park system designed to protect and preserve the endangered Komodo Dragon.

Along with the national park's rangers we will silently explore the islands on foot for the encounters with the dragons. The dragons are large, ferocious predators that are fully capable of killing and eating a human being and capable of running as fast as a dog! But don't worry, the rangers are experiences and know well how to deal with dragons which can reach a length of 3 meters (about 10 feet).

Besides the dragons, you can also experience Indonesia wildlife tour on Rinca Island by trekking through the island to observe the other wild animals such as deer, horses, birds etc, in their wild life.

We will spend an adventurous nights on the boat. In the morning or afternoon you can snorkeling and diving around Komodo, some of the best in the world, especially for seeing soft corals. Some of the beaches nearby have beautiful pink sand, tinted by fragments of red coral mixed in with other shell and coral fragments. This is a complete set of adventure in Indonesia.

To reach the islands, firstly you just need to take an about 2 hours from Bali and landing at both Bima or Labuan Bajo Airstrips where you can take the boat to reach the islands of the dragons. Complicated? No. You will find all of these are well arranged in our tour packages.

◊ 3 DAYS KOMODO DRAGON ADVENTURE (VIA BIMA)
◊ 4 DAYS KOMODO DRAGON ADVENTURE (VIA BIMA)
◊ 3 DAYS KOMODO DRAGON ADVENTURE (VIA LABUAN BAJO)
◊ 4 DAYS KOMODO DRAGON ADVENTURE (VIA LABUAN BAJO)

3 DAYS KOMODO TOUR (VIA BIMA) Grade: Easy Start/End: Bima Airport

DAY 01: BALI - BIMA (SUMBAWA ISLAND) - KOMODO ISLAND

On arrival in Bima met and transferred to Sape Harbor and cruise to Komodo island on a wooden vessel, a local boat which have been modified to enable and suitable for carrying tourist. Equipped by radio navigation, electricity, and toilet, one big cabin that has-6 - 12beds, life jacket and mattress. Late afternoon arrive at Komodo Island. Accommodation on the boat (L,D).

DAY 02: KOMODO ISLAND - SAPE - BIMA

Boarding down the boat and proceed trekking to meet and observe the Komodo dragons in their natural habitat. Swim and snorkeling at the white sandy beach and coral life at the island nearby. Back to Sape and drive to Bima. Overnight at hotel in Bima (B,L,D).

DAY 03: BIMA - BALI

Transfer to the Airport for your flight back to Bali or to next destination (B).

4 DAYS KOMODO TOUR (VIA BIMA) Grade: Easy Start/End: Bima Airport

DAY 01: BALI - BIMA (SUMBAWA ISLAND) - KOMODO ISLAND

On arrival in Bima met and transferred to Sape Harbor and cruise to Komodo island on a wooden vessel, a local boat which have been modified to enable and suitable for carrying tourist. Equipped by radio navigation, electricity, and toilet, one big cabin that has-6 - 12beds, life jacket and mattress. Late afternoon arrive at Komodo Island. Boarding down the boat and proceed trekking to meet and observe the Komodo dragons in their natural habitat. Overnight on boat (B,L,D)

DAY 02: KOMODO ISLAND - RINCA ISLAND

Second visit to Komodo Island. Proceed cruise to Rinca another island inhabited by the Komodo. Trekking on the island to observe the Komodo dragons and other wildlife such as deer, horses, bird etc. in their wild life. Return to the boat for overnight (B,L,D).

DAY 03: RINCA - BIMA

Swim or snorkel on clean and white sandy beach. Boating back to Sape and proceed drive to bima. Overnight at a small hotel in Bima (B,L,D).

DAY 04: BIMA - BALI

Transfer to the Airport for your flight back to Bali or to next destination (B).

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3 DAYS KOMODO TOUR (VIA LABUAN BAJO) Grade: Easy Start/End: Labuan Bajo Airport

DAY 01: BALI - LABUAN BAJO (FLORES ISLAND)

On arrival in Labuan Bajo by flight from Bali, met and transferred to a small hotel for your accommodation (L,D).

DAY 02: LABUAN BAJO - KOMODO DAY TRIP - LABUAN BAJO

Boarding down the boat and proceed trekking to meet and observe the Komodo dragons in their natural habitat. Swim and snorkeling at the white sandy beach and coral life at the island nearby. Cruise back to Labuan Bajo. Overnight at hotel (B,L,D).

DAY 03: LABUAN BAJ0 - BALI

Transfer to the Airport for your flight back to Bali or to next destination (B).

4 DAYS KOMODO TOUR (VIA LABUAN BAJO) Grade: Easy Start/End: Labuan Bajo Airport

DAY 01: BALI - LABUAN BAJO (FLORES ISLAND) - RINCA ISLAND

On arrival in Labuan Bajo by flight from Bali, met and transferred to harbor and board on a wooden boat to cruise to Rinca Island. Afternoon arrive at Rinca Island. Accommodation on boat (L,D)

DAY 02: RINCA ISLAND - KOMODO ISLAND

Trekking on the Rinca island to observe the Komodo dragons and other wildlife such as deer, horses, bird etc. in their wild life. Return to the boat and proceed to Komodo Island. Afternoon beach activities at Pink Beach known as the best underwater corals. Return to the boat for overinght (B,L,D).

DAY 03: KOMODO - LABUANBAJO

Boarding down the boat and proceed trekking to meet and observe the Komodo dragons in their natural habitat. Boating back to Labuan Bajo. Overnight at a hotel (B,L,D).

DAY 03: LABUAN BAJ0 - BALI

Transfer to the Airport for your flight back to Bali or to next destination (B).

Souce : http://www.indonesiatravelinfo.com/Komodo.htm

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