The Komodo National Park, the one place where you can see the Komodo Dragons closely. Found in East Nusatenggara, Indonesia, the National Geographic magazine included the national park the World’s Top Ten Destinations recently.
With its diversified underwater world, exotic wildlife and magnificent landscape, Komodo National Park is one of the ultimate places to explore in the country of Indonesia. More so, if you were an adventure lover, you would never miss visiting this place in your tour to Indonesia.
Best Time to Visit the National Park and the Island
If you have plans of visiting the Komodo National Park, plan your tour at any time from April to December i.e. during the dry season of the year, when the weather is pleasant and you have a relatively higher chance of spotting dragons on the island. On the other hand, you can explore the marine reserve present in Komodo Island during the entire year. However, the island has two main seasons i.e. rainy season between January and March and dry season between April and December.
Things to Do in or near Komodo National Park
- Visit Komodo Island National Park
- Hiking or Trekking
- Manta Points
- Pink Beach
- Cunca Wulang Waterfall
- Scuba Diving
- Seaside Sunset
- Rangko Cave
- Boat Trip
- Try the local cuisine
Komodo National Park is the ultimate place to explore varieties of Komodo Dragons wandering freely in the lap of Mother Nature. Because of this, Komodo Island is also known as the land of dragons. Here, you will find about 4000 dragons (infamous lizards) and approximately 200 local inhabitants. The national park is home to other wild animals such as Timor deer, long-tailed macaques, water buffalo, wild boar, cobra, whales, Russell’s pit viper, palm civets, sea turtles, dolphins, the rife Rinca rat, dugongs, and fruit bats. To see the Komodo dragons, try to visit early, as the dragons tend to be highly active during morning hours.
Adventurous Trek to Padar Island
Adventure lovers looking to make the most from Komodo Island tour will regret if they miss trekking to Padar Island. Even though you must follow a tedious hike of about 1 and a half hour, you will end up forgetting the hardships when you see the most breathtaking views of the island. Besides hiking and trekking, the island allows you to take part in other activities, such as scuba diving and snorkeling.
Hike to Gili Lawa
Alternatively, if you or your fellow travelers are unable to follow a tedious hike during the trip to Komodo Island, you should visit another hiking spot named Gili Lawa Island found in the northeastern area of Komodo Island. While you explore the hilly terrains, the island lets you get views of the beautiful coral reefs and the panoramic views of the island.
Enjoying the Exhilarating Views of the Colorful Pink Sand Beach
Other than adventure lovers, Komodo National Park Tours are perfect for nature lovers. One of the chief reasons for this is that the island is home to the famous pink sand beach. The combination of pink sand and clear water at this small beach creates an exhilarating view. On the other hand, if you are interested in snorkeling or coral diving, you can do so near the pink sand beach.
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