This is one of our optional tour for visitor come sail by cruise to Labuan Bajo. we known well if you come to Labuan Bajo andwant to see Komodo dragon, the giant lizard in the world. Varanus komodoensis lives in 2 main island in Komodo National Park, these are Rinca island and Komodo island. Komodo National Park was initially established to conserve the unique Komodo dragon. The Komodo dragon (Ora in the local language) the scientific name Varanus komodoensis Ouwens in 1912 in an article in the “Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de Buitenzorg”, entitled “On a large Varanus species from the island of Komodo”. Additional terrestrial species of note include the orange-footed scrubfowl (Megapodius reinwardt), an endemic rat (Rattus rintjanus), and Timor deer (Cervus timorensis), which is the preferred prey for the dragons. Approximately 70% of the terrestrial area is open grass-woodland savanna. Tropical deciduous (monsoon) forest and a quasi cloud forest. The nearest island of komodo dragon is Rinca island, then we will start the tour by take wooden boat has modified for tourist or if you want to get on speed boat to taken faster to Rinca island. it will takes 2 hours sail. Loh liang is entrance for visitor to see Komodo dragon in Rinca village, the National park ranger will explain you about the territory and dragon acitivities. Take a short, mediun or long trek to explore and see giant lizard in their wildlife. Back to loh liang and transfer you to Labuan Bajo and continue your sail. Don’t forget we will provide flores coffe from Bajawa the high land in Flores island with good taste on boat.
Tour itinerary :
– Arrive in Labuan Bajo harbour, our representative local guide will bring page write down your name.
– Meeting service, get on wooden boat / speed boat and sail to Rinca island. on the way passing some small island like Kukusan island, Nisapurung island with pink stone. Arrive in Loh liang, accompany by ranger and trekking 1,5 hours to see Komodo Dragon in wildlife. Stop over in view point to see dry forest of the island and blue sea.
– Back to boat, lunch while sail to Rinca village, still in Rinca sland. Here you can contact with local people where they are come from bajoe, famous fishing man in Indonesia.
– Sail back to Labuan Bajo ( if have time, turn around Labuan Bajo to visit Batu cermin or mirror stone cave and local market ) drop you back to your cruise and tour finish.