Day 1: Labuan Bajo – Kelor (Lunch) – Rinca– Kalong (Sleep at Kambing Island)
Pick up early around 8.00 – 8.30 am at your hotel and board to your boat. Our guide will present you the facilities, give you the safety instructions and describe you the itinerary. Our first destination will be Kelor.
Our first destination will be Kelor Island. Kelor is a small uninhabited island. You will enjoy a peaceful atmosphere and unspoiled nature, get around and enjoy sightseeing. The water is clear and the sand is soft. Numerous types of fishes also live in the water, including clown fishes also named Nemo.
Then we will head to Rinca Island. It’s the second largest island in the park. It’s also the best place to meet the Komodo dragons as it has actually more dragons than Komodo Island. However, you could also see other wild animals, such as water buffalo, wild boar, horses, Timor deer and macaques. There is also great diversity of birds. The rangers will suggest you 3 treks: a half hour, one hour or a two hours treks. You are free to choose which one suits you best.
After that we will enjoy the sunset in Kalong Island. Kalong is a small island covered by mangroves. It’s the home of thousands of bats. At the end of the day, when daylight is replaced by darkness, they leave their nest to get some food. The sky will be covered by these majestic creatures.
Day 2: Padar – Manta Point (Lunch) – Gili Lawa
Next morning, we will sail to Padar. Padar Island is the third largest island in Komodo National Park after Komodo and Rinca Islands. For those who love photographic, this is perhaps the best place for spectacular photos. From the top of the hill you will enjoy a surreal panorama. It’s all surrounded by three turquoise bays, and curiously, each one of the bays’ beaches has different coloured sand: One is pearly white, another charcoal black, and a third is a very rare baby pink. It is a rare combination, a quirk of this unique island.
In the morning we will relax at Pink Beach which has pink sand along its coastline. Furthermore, the pink color is caused by the mixture of white calcium carbonate and the bright red skeletons of dead organ pipe corals which grow under its waters. Pink Beach also has various kind of amazing marine life and coral reefs. This is the perfect place to play with our full faced mask. Lunch will be served on site.
After that we will go to Manta Point. Manta Point offers excellent snorkeling experience. Reefs are laying from only 2 meters to 9 meters depth. It’s the perfect place to spot manta rays, a huge marine creature that can grow up to 4 meters wide. Manta Rays are one of the extinct animal on earth. Turtles, sharks, eagle rays, giant trevallies, huge clams, various kind of sponges, and cuttlefish are marine animals you may see during your snorkeling expedition.
Then we will head to Gili Lawa located at the north east of Komodo Island. Gili Laba offer the greastest spot to enjoy the sunset in Komodo. It should take about 15 to 20 minutes to reach the top. There at the top, while waiting for sunset, taking pictures should be a must. The bay is a perfect place for boat to stay during the night as it is always calm and protected from current and waves.
Day 3: Sebayur Kecil – Pengah Besar (Lunch) – Kanawa
In the morning, we will go to Sebayur Kecil which face another island, Sebayur Besar. In Indonesian or “bahasa”, “kecil” means small and “besar” means big. Sebayur Kecil is a small island which offers perfect conditions for snorkeling as the beach is pretty large and the reef is from one to five meters deep.
Then we will sail to Pengah Besar which has a beautiful beach. We especially like this beach because most of the time it’s free of other visitors.
Then we will go to Kanawa Island. It’s considered as one of south-east Asia’s most idyllic islands, fully surrounded by spectacular reef. Snorkeling around Kanawa, in the pristine waters will make you discover thousands of fish species, turtles, corals and reef sharks, sometimes it is possible to see some mantas just around the arrival jetty. At the center of the island a hill guarantees astonishing 360 degrees views all over Komodo National Park, offering one of the world’s most spectacular sunsets.
Day 4: Rangko Cave – Labuan Bajo
Next morning, we will sail to Rangko Cave which has been discovered just a few years ago. We will approach the village of Rangko and use the speedboat to disembark you to the shoreline. Then there is a 15 minutes’ walk to the entrance. The sun ray will be the unique natural illumination of this cavity. Your eyes will need a few minutes to accommodate to the darkness and then you will notice many stalactites and below a natural pond where you could swim. The water is fresh and crystal clear. This is a spectacular natural pool.