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Indonesia, Flores Island and Komodo NP – A Cruise to See Lizards

Published: 27.7.2020
It is almost impossible to go to Indonesia and avoid the masses of tourists today. Most tourists end up on the islands of Bali or Gili, some of them continue to the island of Lombok, Java or Sumatra. Would you like to avoid these places? Are you looking for a bigger adventure? Then go even further and discover the natural beauty of Flores Island and its Komodo National Park.

The Komodo National Park is made up of not only the three famous islands of Komodo, Padar and Rinca, but also 26 small adjacent islands. This national park is inscribed on the UNESCO list. It is known for two reasons. It is home to Komodo dragons, the largest lizards in the world, which you can see in the wild on the islands of Komodo and Rinca. An experience that should not be missing on the list of any traveler. These exotic three-meter creatures look very lazy, but they can be very fast predators. However, they are unlikely to be in hunting mode during your visit. However, for security reasons, you can go on a tour of the island only accompanied by park rangers. A permit valid for only one day is required to visit the national park. If you want to go to both of these islands, we recommend planning a visit for one day.

vstupni brana do NP Komodo na ostrove Rinca

The second attraction is the pristine seabed and rich underwater life. Diving on Flores is one of the world's best. Sharks, rays, barracudas, manta rays and breathtaking coral reefs. Does that seem unrealistic to you? Within a few minutes, these incredible underwater creatures can flicker around you. You will never forget diving in Komodo National Park!

varan komodský   podmořský svět v národním parku

Sailing on the Comodo Islands Is the Best What You Can Get!

For most travelers, the base of the cruise is the city of Labuan Bajo on the island of Flores. A great alternative is a cruise to Flores from Bali and Lombok. Embark on a multi-day cruise around these amazing islands and end your adventure on Flores. You can book a cruise through various operators in your hotel, but also directly at the port. You can go on this adventure all year round, but the best time for cruises is the months from April to December. The sea is calmer and showers are only occasional. Cruises are organized for both individuals and larger groups.

výletní loďka

Enjoy a Trip to Remember

In addition to the mentioned islands of Komodo and Rinca, you will also visit the island of Padar. When you climb it to the top, where there is a fantastic view, you will sweat, but the views of the surrounding hills and the sea on both sides are worth the effort. You dock at Pink Beach. This little piece of paradise is known for its pinkish sand, a mixture of white sand and small pieces of red coral brought by the waves. You will not believe your eyes. The sand is real pink. And the water? It is clear blue! Another exciting stop during the cruise is mooring in the middle of the ocean, where you can swim with giant manta rays. Thanks to the combination of their gigantic size, dark colored skin and clear water, it usually doesn't take long to see these underwater creatures. The magical atmosphere on the ship is tuned only by the shining rays of the setting sun.

Pink Beach

malý trek po ostrově Rinca   výšlap na vyhlídku na ostrově Padar

na vyhlídce

GPS: 8°31'38.2"S 119°29'01.8"E

Text and photos: Andrea Meluzínová



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