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  • Location: Bali, Indonesia
  • Duration:  2 days, 1 night
See the world’s largest lizards – Komodo dragons – under protection in their natural habitat at Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This 2-day private adventure tour takes you by airplane from Bali to Flores Island, where your guide whisks you off to Rinca Island on your own private motorboat. After a hearty hike to the giant monitor lizards, you’ll head to Kalong Island for a bat-viewing spectacle. Day two takes you on a private market tour and to the fascinating Batu Cermin Cave (Mirror Rock).

Highlights

  • 2-day private tour to Komodo National Park’s Rinca Island from Denpasar or Komodo
  • Ride on a private boat for a 2-hour cruise to Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Enjoy a 2-hour hike on Rinca Island in search of Komodo dragons – the world’s largest lizards
  • Cruise to Kalong Island and watch thousands of bats take flight
  • Visit a local fish market in Labuan Bajo
  • See sunlight reflect off Batu Cermin Cave (Mirror Rock)
  • Onboard lodging, three meals, refreshments and private transport included

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What You Can Expect

2-Day Komodo National Park and Rinca Island Wildlife Adventure from Bali

2-Day Komodo National Park and Rinca Island Wildlife Adventure from Bali

This two-day adventure tour with a private local guide includes an overnight stay on a private boat and three meals. With transport by private vehicle and private boat, and all of your itinerary details taken care of by your guide, this journey is a fantastic way for the adventuresome-minded to explore Indonesia’s wild side!

Itinerary

Day 1: Denpasar – Labuan Bajo (L,D)
Catch your 8:30am (if flight option selected) flight from Denpasar, Bali, and meet your private guide upon arrival in Labuan Bajo, Flores. Your guide will transfer you directly to the harbor to get on board a private motorized boat for a two-hour ride.

After a welcome briefing, cruise to Rinca Island in UNESCO World Heritage-listed Komodo National Park, and enjoy lunch aboard the boat. Along the way, your guide will prepare you for the adventure ahead – including an afternoon hike on Rinca Island.

After you disembark from the boat, hop on the trail to find the awe-inspiring Komodo dragons, the world’s largest living species of monitor lizard. These giants can grow to a maximum length of 10 feet (3 meters) and weigh up to 330 pounds (150 kilograms).

Your guide will point out the Komodo dragons and their natural habitat, as well as other unique wildlife in Komodo National Park, the only area in the world where the Komodo dragons are found. See where the giant lizards take their sunbaths or how they inspect burrows to lay their eggs – as many as 20 at a time.

During the 2-hour hike, keep an eye out for long-tailed macaques, wild water buffaloes, Timor deer, monkeys, wild horses, boars and various birds. Some of these large animals are prey for the Komodo dragons, but don’t worry – you’ll be safe at all times with your guide!

Next, head by private boat to Kalong Island, where you’ll discover thousands of fruit-eating bats. As the sun slowly sets, watch as they flitter from their nests against the dramatic glow of dusk and see why they’re often referred to as flying foxes.

After your full-day adventure, return to Labuan Bajo by boat. Afterward, enjoy dinner with your guide at local restaurant.

Overnight: 4-star lodge (until March 31, 2014) or onboard boat in air-conditioned cabin (from April 1, 2014)

Day 2: Labuan Bajo – Denpasar (B)
After breakfast, your guide will take you by private vehicle to visit a local market in Labuan Bajo. Here, discover a wealth of local goods such as fruit, seafood and meat -- produced in this former fishing village.

Then, continue to Batu Cermin – translated as Mirror Rock in Indonesian – an impressive limestone outcrop that belongs to a series of caves. Your guide will point out how the formation got its name as you watch the sunlight reflect off the rock, creating a spectacular visual effect on the cave walls.

At Batu Cermin Cave, look for native wildlife such as the long-tailed monkeys, and enjoy an incredible panoramic view of the mainland and islands near Labuan Bajo. Finally, your guide will transfer you to the airport for your flight back to Bali.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

This trip is priceless! Hard to describe the feeling of standing within eight feet of one of the amazing creatures! All I can say is if you are going to Bali, this is one side-trip that you do not want to miss. The tour guide, captain and ranger of the Park were wonderful and I highly recommend this adventure!!!!!!

4 star rating: Recommended January 2014

SInce the only schedule information for the tour online was for the option including flight it made it challenging to figure out what our schedule was going to be, having opted for the non-flight package. Though some E-Mails were sent we still did not have a clear idea and the final 'finish' time we were given was way off. It ended up really being more of a one day tour, with a couple of hours on the second day. The tour itself was very good and we did enjoy seeing the wildlife. It was great to see some Komodo dragons, as that was our main purpose for this tour, but it would have been nice to see some out on the trail and not just at the ranger station.

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