Going on a boat to explore the famed Komodo National Park is not all about diving! Komodo island trip has so much to offer when it comes to adventure on these magical lands. Located in a remote area and largely untouched by humans, Komodo brings you everything from trekking to bird watching – all kinds of adventure you could hope for.
Komodo Island trip hike up Padar Island
Your Komodo island trip is never complete before you venture to Padar island. If you’re browsing for images of Komodo you’re likely to encounter the picturesque island with the turquoise blue water surrounding it; the iconic view, that’s Padar Island. No matter what time you decided to hike up to the vantage point, you’re going to be rewarded with a spectacular view like no other you’ve witnessed.
The Padar island is not inhibited. So you’ll be able to experience the wildness in its full glory. Whether you’re catching sunset, sunrise, or simply hiking up your mid-morning away, the island is an experience in itself. Enjoy your trekking and don’t forget to stop and simply bask in the surrounding; you’re literally worlds away from civilization.
Obligatory stop at Rinca island
Have no luck on getting to see the Komodo in the main Komodo island? Then it’s time you hop into Rinca island where the komodo dragon population is denser compared to the population in Komodo. Find other species here too; namely the preys for the Komodo to hunt. You don’t need to worry if you come here with a tour company or with a liveaboard boat; the Rinca island is almost definitely a part of the tour itinerary in exploring the marvelous Flores during your komodo island trip Indonesia.
Sunbathe at the pink beach
The famous pink beach is located in Padar island and it’s one of the beautiful nature phenomenon that you can witness only at very few places in the world. Enjoying a day at the Komodo pink beach is a must for those who love beaches.
Be courteous to nature and don’t bottle up the sand by yourself. Imagine, if all tourists do this, in a few years, the Pink Beach would no longer have that beautiful pink hue it’s named after anymore. Aside from the Pink beach, you can also enjoy other different-colored beaches in Padar island. Yes, you read that right. Several different colored beaches; pink, white sand, and black sand.
Visiting the Mesa Island
Now the Mesa island may not be on every Komodo island trip itinerary. This small island boasts no impressive landscapes or picturesque beaches; instead, it’ll give you a slice of real life of the locals that no visits to mere exotic beaches could.
Home to the Baju or Bajau people, these people are descendants of sea gypsies who are semi-nomadic people of ancient time. In ancient time, these people build boats by hands and explore the vast oceans. Today, Mesa island a fishing village of approximately 1,500 residents. It’s not among everyone’s destination because you might witness a slice of reality amidst your otherworldly escape; poverty.
Birdwatching in Flores island
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Flores is abundant in both terrestrial and marine wildlife. And birdwatching is one of the most delightful activities you could do. This is usually done during a trekking through Flores, Sumba, or Timor island. You can witness dozens of birds endemic to the islands such as the Citron-crested cockatoo, Sumba Hornbill, White-rumped, Bare-throated Whistler, among other species.