Explore the Best Dive Spots in One of the 7 Wonders of the World

If you are planning a vacation to view Komodo dragons and their relatives in their natural habitat, you should assume that you will be departing from Jakarta without using any travel or tour services. If you wish to visit Komodo National Park, the first place you should travel to in Labuan Bajo, a small town on Flores Island’s western coast. With the simplicity of ordering online, you will have no trouble finding Komodo trip packages. Although it is relatively difficult to find a Komodo trip operator in Labuan Bajo, it is preferable to place your order before arrival.

Aerial view of a saiboat parked by secluded beach in Komodo National Park.

Komodo tour packages, Explore one of the wonders of the world

Komodo dragons are indigenous animals that can only be found on four islands: Komodo, Rinca, Padar, and Motang. The Sape Strait separates these islands from Sumbawa Island, which is located to the east. The four islands of the Komodo Archipelago, located in East Nusa Tenggara Province’s West Manggarai Regency, are part of the Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1986.

The Komodo dragon, a type of enormous meat-eating reptile, originated on Komodo Island. This unusual and endangered species, which lived 40 million years ago, grows to be 2-3 meters long and weighs up to 165 kilograms. Around 2,000 Komodo dragons, the world’s largest reptiles, live in open areas such as savanna meadows, white sand beaches, and tropical rain forests. With a big physique resembling that of an ancient beast, sharp nails, scaly skin, and a forked tongue that always sticks out, Komodo appears frightening. Many microorganisms are found in the saliva of Komodo dragons. 

Komodo Dragon sticking out tongue inside the rainforest of Loh Buaya on Rinca Island.

On the Komodo tour, you can start trekking to climb Mount Ara as high as more than 500 meters above sea level. While trekking, tourists can see other animals such as horses, deer, various species of birds, snakes to monitor lizards. Because it’s better to use boots because there are snakes that live underground. Tourists will also pass through the water hole, which is a place for dragons to drink and rest while trekking. Tourists can see Komodo dragons drinking and taking shelter under trees around the water hole.

The length of the trekking trail varies from 1 to 8 kilometers, depending on the trekking route chosen, which includes short, medium, long, and adventure. Tourists that opt for a lengthy and adventurous walk will be able to see gorgeous forests, rivers, and hills. Meanwhile, the excursion ends on top of the hills with a great view of the bay for short trekking. The four trekking paths, however, all travel past the water hole.

Diving & Snorkeling Komodo Island

Trekking without a guide is not recommended! When the Komodo dragon attacks, rangers will protect tourists. You’ll also be given a stick with a forked end to use as a weapon against Komodo dragons. Your Komodo vacation package will almost always include diving and snorkeling. Komodo Island’s underwater habitat is one of the top dive spots in the world. There are 70 different types of sponges, green turtles, whales, sharks, and dolphins to be found.

The majority of Komodo Rinca trip providers will take you to your favorite diving sites, such as Batu Bolong, castle rock, manta alley, large Tatawa, and little Tatawa. There are several additional excellent dive sites nearby, including Samsia Rock, Shops, and Crystal Rock. You can choose which destinations you want to visit on private Komodo tours. June is the best month to go on a cruise because the weather is pleasant. The best time to dive in crystal rock waters is from March to December. When diving, the direction of the wind, the temperature, the current, and the season all have an impact on visibility, which is regarded as good for that month.

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