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  • Address: East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Located just off the western tip of Flores in Indonesia, Rinca Island offers some of the best and most unique wildlife viewing opportunities in the world. It’s one of the few spots on Earth where you can see Komodo dragons in the wild (and it’s often overlooked in lieu of neighboring Komodo Island), and the convergence of nutrient-rich currents in the waters just off the coast create conditions for some of the best diving in the world.

The Komodo dragon, the island’s most popular resident, can weigh in at over 300 pounds (136 kilograms), and they’re easier to spot in the wild on Rinca, as tourism has had less of an impact than on Komodo Island.

The 76-square-mile (198-square-kilometer) island sits within Komodo National Park, and as such, visitors to the island must be accompanied by a guide, as the large lizards can be dangerous—and even deadly—when they (rarely) attack.

Practical Info

Rinca Island is extremely hot throughout the year, so always bring more sunscreen and water than you think you’ll need. April to November is the best period for seeing Komodo dragons in the wild.

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2-Day Komodo National Park and Rinca Island Wildlife Adventure from Bali, Bali, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Location: Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $437.50
3-Day Komodo National Park Tour: Komodo Island and Rinca Island Trek, Bali, Overnight Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

3-Day Komodo National Park Tour: Komodo Island and Rinca Island Trek

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Embark on a private tour of Komodo National Park, where the world’s largest lizards reside! Observe Komodo dragons in their natural habitat during your 3-day ...  Read more

Location: Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $630.00

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