Komodo Island, a habitat for rare reptiles that is a dream destination for domestic and international tourists. Located in the Komodo archipelago, West Manggarai district is the Komodo National Park area, a UNESCO heritage site in 1986. The panorama of the island is very amazing because there is a transition zone of the Wallacea Line, which has its own flora and fauna ecosystem charm. This archipelago has 254 species of flora, 128 species of birds, and 58 species of various animals.
Komodo island, New Seven Wonders of Nature
Komodo Island becomes the new seven wonders of nature in 2013. This is an award for the seven best natural tourist attractions in the world. This island is the largest island which is the only island inhabited by local people. The island is the original habitat of the Komodo dragon, a rare species that is almost extinct and has lived about 40 million years ago.
The number of ancient animals on Komodo Island ranges from the 2000s, has a length of 2-3 meters, and weighs 165kg. They live in open nature such as savanna meadows, white sand beaches, and tropical forests. The appearance of this rare animal is very scary, with sharp nails, scaly skin, and a forked tongue. Most importantly, their saliva contains deadly bacteria.
Komodo Island Trip – KMP Komodo
Starting from Labuan Bajo, tourists can find transportation to Komodo Island. Many tourist agents have sprung up that offer various alternatives to the island of endangered animal habitats. You can customize the Komodo island trip package as you wish.
Tourists can ride the tourist ferry, KMP Komodo with a passenger capacity of 80 people with a ticket price of 548,000 IDR for a 1-day trip. The ticket price includes 1x meal, mineral water, insurance, and life jacket, not including tourist entrance tickets, snorkeling, or diving equipment.
The facilities available are quite comfortable, such as air-conditioned rooms, lazy decks, cafeterias, prayer rooms, and entertainment services such as karaoke and live music. KMP Komodo will take you to explore Padar Island, Pink Beach, and Komodo Island.
Liveaboard & Hoping Island
Labuan Bajo is filled with cruise ships and ferries that will take tourists around. If you need more privacy, you can rent boats in various capacities. Choose a phinisi boat with a capacity of 6-10 people, if go with a group. Of course, the available facilities are more comfortable and luxurious.
Phinisi boat price is certainly more expensive when you compare it to KMP Komodo. Vacationing with friends and family in a private boat will certainly be very fun. Rent phinisi boat allows you to plan your itinerary around Komodo National Park.
You don’t need rent a boat to reach the diving spots, because the phinisi boat will take you to many of the best dives. Phinisi boat rental prices usually include 3x meals, snacks, mineral water, snorkeling & diving equipment.