6 Things To Do In Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara
Komodo is definitely one of the not-to-miss places when it comes to Indonesia. It is located on Labuan Bajo, a small town nestled in the western part of Flores Island, Indonesia.
In order to help you arrange your trip to Komodo or Labuan Bajo, we have put together a list of things to do in Labuan Bajo, there are plenty of things to include for your travel itinerary.
There are several ways to get to Labuan Bajo from Bali, they are bus, ferry and also planes. The fastest way will be taking a plane, the other options will be a long journey.
There are a list of airlines that provide flight from Bali to Labuan Bajo, including Wings, Garuda Indonesia, and also Nam Air.
What to See?
There are 27 islands in Komodo National Park, and the best way to get there is by joining a live on board boat tour from Labuan Bajo. There are a wide range of options available depending on your budget and interests.
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1. Witness Komodo Dragon
One mandatory thing to do is visiting the island of Komodo itself, it is home to the Komodo dragons. It's called Rinca Island, the island is the largest of the 27 islands in the National Park. There are thousands of Komodo dragons live in this Island, we will meet them sleeping lazily in the shade and wandering through the bush.
Not only komodo, but we will see other wildlife animals like water buffalos, macaque, boars or deers. Don't be worry, you will be accompanied by the rangers during the expedition.
One of the options to get to Komodo National Park by boat from Labuan Bajo. You can join a live on board tour from the town.
2. Padar Island
Another natural highlight of Komodo National Park will be Padar Island, this island offers the famous viewpoint from where we can see three different angles of Padar Island.
The Island itself is unique, one of its shorelines is white, one is pink and the other one is black. The expedition to the top will be challenging, a moderate and steep climb, but the view is worth it.
A live on Board tour usually brings you to this Island in the early morning for the sunrise mission.
3. Swim with Mantas
There is a manta point, a famous diving site near Labuan Bajo where we can swim with manta rays or turtles. Manta Point offers the richest marine biodiversity like manta alley, yellow wall, and cannibal rock.
A live on Board tour usually brings you to this diving site in the early morning.
4. Pink Beach
Another natural highlight of Komodo National Park is Pink Beach, As its name suggests, the beach offers red or pink shoreline, which is made from the grains tiny pink corals spread all around the beach.
It is a perfect place for sunbathing, hiking, or snorkeling through the coral reefs that are located just offshore.
5. Gili Lawa
Gili Lawa or Gili Lawa Darat is a beautiful Island in the northeast part of the National Park. The main natural highlight of this island is lush green grass that can grow up to 1 meter high. It is almost like a savanna, especially during the Summer when the grass turns brown. This island is an ideal spot to catch sunrise and sunset. Sunrise mission will be conducted in the dawn, a trek up to the top of the hills, where your eyes will be pampered with beautiful views of the whole island.
It's a part of A live on Board tour, it takes 3 - 4 hours from Labuan Bajo to get to this spot.
6. Batu Cermin Cave
This attraction may not be included in the Live on Board tour, but we can go there by ourselves. It's located in a natural canyon between steep cliffs, not far from Labuan Bajo town center.
Batu Cermin means Mirror Rock caves when it is translated into English. And as its name suggests, this cave offers beautiful rock formation that reflects the sunlight.
The best time to visit this location is in the morning, around 9 to 10 AM when the sunlight comes through a hole in the rock illuminating the caves offering an amazing crystal mirror effect.
The cave is not far from Labuan Bajo, it is around4 km from the town. You can rent a scooter to get there.
- August 13, 2020