Trekking in Komodo and Rinca island is a best way to observe the dragon in its habitat. We can finds most of dragons in Komodo and Rinca island. And trekking Komodo and Rinca is the highlights of visiting Komodo National Park to discover Komodo dragons.
Trekking in Rinca island
Put your trekking boots on, get a hat, a bottle of water and follow the rules. Rinca Island is the second biggest island in the Komodo National Park, and has the second biggest population of Komodo dragons. From Labuan Bajo, the closest tourist town, to Rinca Island takes approximately 2 hours on a local wooden Boat and one hour on a speed boat. It’s a long and enjoyable trip, we pass by stunning islets, calm bays and cruised through a beautiful deep blue sea.
At the island you will get the first instructions: don’t look directly to the Komodo dragon, keep your head down, walk only in the trail, stay together with your group, one ranger goes in the front the group and the other in the end. Never go to the toilet alone, and girls on their period need extra attention and double security, as the dragons can smell the blood and might attack.
The trekking in Rinca Island is beautiful, the views from the top of the hills are stunning and encounter with the Komodo dragons will be more peaceful and gentler than you expect.
The trekking in Rinca Island is easy. The terrain is fine, and it is not a long trek, about 1 hour and a half walking in the park. The heat is tough, so don’t forget to bring your sunglasses, a hat and sunscreen.
Trekking in Padar island
When you anchor in Padar Island, the hills seemed to be way probably higher than you expected. Prepare your good Shoes on and just do it. It is there for the view and take your camera, do not leave without your dream photo.
To reach the summit we need to walk around 30 minutes to one hour. The terrain is tough, sandy and with some loose rocks, you need strength and balance to keep moving up. But for every step, every meter you go up, the view you get from the island and the beaches around gives you the power to keep moving. You gonna sweat, you gonna be tired, and you gonna be in ecstasy when you arrive at the top. So far, Trekking in Padar is one of the most rewarding trekking trails in Komodo National Park.
Trekking in Komodo island
Ready for more dragons? The Komodo Island is the biggest island in the National Park and has the biggest population of dragons. You will get another instruction and follow the rangers, a quick stop to snap a photo if you see the dragon. Trekking in Komodo Island is about 1 hour 30 minutes until 2 hours and it is easy as you go under the shadow since Komodo Island is more fertile comparing to Rinca.
Highlights of Komodo and Rinca Trekking tour
- Rinca island Trekking
- Padar island Trekking
- Komodo island Trekking
- Snorkeling in the best spot inside Komodo national park
- enjoy snorkeling and swimming at pink Beach
Day 1: Trekking in Rinca island, Komodo National Park
In the Morning, Our Guide will pick you up and transfer directly to the harbor. Then continue by local boat to Kanawa island, arrive in Kanawa, snorkeling and swimming on the island. Lunch will be served on board while you proceed to Rinca Island, upon arrival with your assigned ranger explore the island to see the activities of the fascinating Komodo dragons in their pure and natural environment as well as wild pig, buffalo and birds. Then, in the afternoon we continue cruise heading to Padar island. When you anchor in Padar Island, the hills seemed to be way probably higher than you expected. Prepare your good Shoes on and just do it. It is there for the view and take your camera, do not leave without your dream photo. Overnight on Boat
Day 2: Trekking Padar Island Komodo National Park – snorkeling Pink Beach
We start trekking in early morning and to reach the summit of Padar island, we need to walk around 30 minutes to one hour. The terrain is tough, sandy and with some loose rocks, you need strength and balance to keep moving up. But for every step, every meter you go up, the view you get from the island and the beaches around gives you the power to keep moving. You gonna sweat, you gonna be tired, and you gonna be in ecstasy when you arrive at the top. So far, Trekking in Padar is one of the most rewarding trekking trails in Komodo National Park. Then, return to your Boat.
The Boat journey then continues on to Pink Beach for swimming and more snorkeling (snorkeling gear provided). Lunch will be on Boat.
Day 3: Trekking Komodo Island – Manta point – Labuan Bajo
Wake up this early morning and breakfast is provided onboard as the boat starts sailing towards to Komodo Island, another island that is home to the komodo dragons. Arrive at the island, have a safety briefing then start following the trails of the dragon walking path, guided by a local ranger. Observe the dragons from a safe distance and have a quick stop at the local museum.
A freshly cooked lunch is served onboard as the boat sails to Manta Point. Observe the rich marine life such as turtles, huge clams, various kind of sponges and cuttlefish, along with healthy reefs and corals. If you are lucky, you will get to swim with manta rays! Then, the journey continues to Labuan bajo and transfer to your Hotel.
Day 4: Labuan Bajo – Departure
Breakfast at Hotel. At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your onward flight to your next destination.
This ‘4 days Komodo and rinca Trekking Tour’ includes:
- 03 – nights accommodation at your chosen Hotel or Boat, based on twin-sharing (2 persons per room)
- Boat for Komodo explore
- Meals mentioned in the itinerary as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- Private transportation in a chauffeur-driven, air-conditioned vehicle
- Activities and excursions as per itinerary
- Bottled drinking water during transfers and tours
- Tours and activities as indicated in the itinerary
- Professional and licensed English-speaking guide (additional charge applies for other language speaking guide)
- All entrance fees, donations and parking fees as per itinerary
This ‘4 days Komodo and rinca Trekking Tour‘ does NOT include:
- Visa fee / arrangements if applicable
- Any domestic or international flights
- Any alcoholic beverages
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone call, room service, mini bar, etc
- Personal health and travel insurance
- Gratuities/ tipping for driver and/or guide and porter
- Any High Season and Peak /festive season surcharge (see below)
- Any additional excursion/optional tours/activities that are not mentioned in the itinerary
Good to know
- Minimum of 2 persons per booking
- Additional charges apply during high season and peak season period
- Price and booking confirmation are subject to room or Boat availability.
- Private basis only (no seat in coach available)