Adult Komodo dragons can usually weigh around (150lb) 70kg, although some can weigh much more. On average, a female adult weighs about 68km to 73km and measure about 2.29m (7.5ft). The male adult can weigh 79-91kg and measure around 2.59 meters (8.5ft). One of the largest ever measured was 3.04 meters (10ft) and the heaviest was a 81.5kg (180lb).
A Komodo dragon’s skin is extremely scaly. They are completely covered by tiny bones called osteoderms, which function as a sort of natural protection. The dragons have a tail as long as their body. In their months they have about 60 serrated teeth can be measured up to 2.5 cm in length. They have long, yellowish, forked tongued that can be seen if close up to a dragon.
The famous Komodo Dragon was first documented around 1910 by Europeans. They got widespread notoriety after 1912 when the director of Zoological Museum of Bogor in Java published a paper about the Dragons. The first two Komodo dragons to arrive in Europe were exhibited at the London Zoo at the Reptile house around 1927. The movie King Kong (1933) was inspired by the Komodo Dragons as well. There are also 3 specimens that are stuffed and on display in the American Museum of Natural History. Around 1950-60, the Dutch island administrations outlawed sport hunting and limited the number of dragon that could be taken for scientific research.
The Dragons prefer hot and dry areas and can be found around the beach, grassland, tropical forest, savanna, and mostly at low elevations. They are solitary creatures but they can be found coming together for eating and breeding. At first glance they can look like lazy and slow moving creature but they actually can run quite rabidly in brief sprints up to 20km/h (12 mph) and they can also dive down to 4.5 meters (15 ft). If you are on a Komodo Island Tour and do trekking, if you look closely, you may find some smaller Komodo dragons up in trees. They do this to stay out of reach of prey. The dragons like to hunt in the afternoon but considering their environment can be very hot, they are found in more shady areas during the hottest part of the day. If you take a Komodo Tour Package or Komodo Boat Tour, you may find that you see them right when you get off the boat. Sometime they enjoy staying close to the beach for hunting and to enjoy the cooling temperature from the wind. The Komodo find resting places which are also good places for attempting to ambush deer and wild boar. If you are tracking the locations of the Komodos, you can find these areas by looking for dropping and vegetation that has been cleared.
Komodo dragons are apex predators and truly dominate the areas in which they live in. They feed on animals such as birds, deer, invertebrates, and mammals. They have a venomous bite because there are two glands in the lower jaw they can secrete different toxic proteins. They have been a few reports of the creature acutely attacking humans. This is why it is imperative they you follow all the instructions from your Ranger when taking a Komodo Island Tour.
As far as Mating season, that happens between May and August. In September the Komodo lays their eggs in an abandoned nest or self dug netting hole, also known as a megapode. The incubations period for the eggs is about seven to eight months. It take about 8 to 9 years for a Komodo to become fully grown. We offer many different Komodo Tour Packages while visiting the National park. If you have any questions or would like to book Komodo Day trip or Multi-day trip, please contact us and we can accommodate you group.
What is so unique about visiting Komodo National Park?
Komodo National Park is starting to get more popular are search engines and conversations had from back packers all the way to luxury travellers. This is because Komodo is becoming a much for visited destination and people are realising how unique it is to visit.
So why is Komodo Unique?
We first of all, the National park is the only place in the entire world where you can see Komodo Dragons in their natural habit. They were first documented in 1910 by Europeans. Also known as the Komodo monitor, they are members of the monitor lizard family and can be found on Komodo and Rinca Islands. They can grow to a maximum of 3 meters (10ft) in length and weigh up to almost 70 kilograms. They have long tails that are as long as the body. As well they have about 60 serrated teeth that can measure up to 1in in length. They are also covered in Scales. Seeing a Komodo dragon in the wild is a unique experience to anyone and can be extremely exciting. They hunt prey by ambushing them and have a venomous bite as well. When visiting the islands, it is advised to always follow the guide and do as instructed. Their have been a few tourists who have been bitten by the Komodo Dragons in the past.
A few other things that make Komodo National Park unique is a Beach called Pink Beach, a beautiful large island in the center called Padar Island, Amazing snorkelling and scuba diving, and many other beautiful island to see.
Probably another of the most popular locations to visit is called Padar Island. This island is located in the center of the national Park. When you do Komodo Island Tour, Padar is usually also included as well. You can get there by doing a Komodo Day trip or a 2 day Komodo Trip. Many boat get their early and do a sunrise hike to the top to get a beautiful sunrise view early in the morning. The view from the top is spectacular and you can see four different beach bays. There is a trail and steps going got the top of the island.
If you take a 3 day Komodo Trip you may even go to some other locations in the north or south. Eitherway, you will probably go to Pink Beach. Pink beach is names for its color. The sand has small bits of coral that are reddish pink and in the current light, the beach an appear to be pink. This is another great thing about Komodo National Park.
If you are doing a full Komodo Tour Package you may go to many other locations in the park as well, included Taka Makassar, Manta Point, Kanawa, Kelor, and more.
Another unique place on if you purchase a Komodo Tour Package is Manta Point. Also known as Makassar reef. This is where it is possible to see Manta rays while they are feeding against the current. If you can get lucky and Scuba Dive or Snorkel with Mantas…if is a wonderful experience that you may remember for the rest of your life. They can swim gracefully above you in groups and stay for a very long time.
If you are interested in a Komodo Island Tour or Komodo Tour Package, please contact Maika Komodo Tour.
Komodo Tour Packages are a great way to see and experience the National Park when you have a small or large group. When you have a group tour, making sure everyone is taken care of and can all experience the same great things is imperative to experience a great tour. As well, having a specific itinerary to fit your requests and trained tour guides are equally as important.
We can put together many different Komodo Tour packages for whatever you are looking for. For example, if you have a group size of about 20, and only want to do a Komodo Island Day Tour, we can offer a few different options. Options such as a private speed boat which could go to up to 6 different locations including; Padar Island, Komodo Island, Pink Beach, Taka Makassar, Manta Point, and Kanawa Island. For a group day package, another option would be for a Large Wooden boat, which would be a more leisure pace and could visit 3 or 4 locations in the National Park. For the Group tour, we can personalise the itinerary for your group.
Other options for Komodo Tour Package would be to do Komodo Tour 2 days 1 night or Komodo Island 3 day tour. By choosing these options, Maika Komodo Tour could also personalise the itinerary to plan wherever the group would like to go to see and do. We can offer snorkeling/ trekking/ scuba diving packages. As well, we could combine the 2 or 3 day tour with Flores Overland Tour packages. Depending on what the group would like. Some of the locations to choose from in the National Park would be; Komodo Island, Rinca Island, Pink Beach, Manta Point, Taka Makassar, Kanawa, Siaba Besar, Bidadari, Sebayur, Seraya, Kelor, Menjerite, Kalong, and more. If some individuals in the group chooses to scuba dive, there are also other good locations such as; Batu Bolong, Karang Makassar, Mawan, Batu Tiga, Castle Rock, Crystal Rock, Pilaarsteen, Payung, Yellow Wall, and more. All dives locations will depend on the Divers experience and weather conditions.
If you are looking for a Flores tour Package, we can offer that as well with options for going to Wae Rebo Traditional Village, Rangko Cave, Cunca Wulang, Cancar Spiderweb Rice Field, Kelimutu, and more. There is so much to see on the mainland of Flores and putting a tour package of Komodo and Flores together can make for a great vacation to experience all the options that are available for your group. We can arrange multiple cars, vans, or even busses for larger group tours.
When booking for a Komodo Tour Package, you can trust that you are choosing a good quality company with Maika Komodo Tours. We have many professional locals guides with many years of experience. Each one is passionate about showing the local area to guests from all around the world. The guides are trained to work with all kinds of guests and make sure to be on time, and professional with all our guests requests.
For contacting Maika Komodo Tour, you can send a WhatsApp message to Tis @ 0812 3855 3678, email at email@example.com, or also visit our local office located in Labuan Bajo Center area.
Below are some positive reviews our guests have left us about their Komodo Tour Package Experience.
“ We had a great time in Komodo National Park. Tis organised the trip and itinerary extremely well. We had a family reunion for 12 people and 5 of us are vegetarians. Some of us are scuba divers and some only did snorkelling. The itinerary and food matched perfectly for what we needed. Highly recommend! “
“ I just wanted to recommend Maika Komodo Tour for their services. We had a private boat day trip and everything we perfect. We had a large group and the company took care of everything and we had no stress at all. Everyone had a wonderful time. Thank you very much. “ - Aaron
Is Komodo Good For Diving?
If are a scuba diver and know about Indonesian dive locations, that is a question that you would obviously want to know, if you don’t already. Komodo National Park is one of the most famous scuba diving areas in the world. It is known for its diverse aquatic life, strong currents, and manta rays. As some would say, it is a wild, rugged, and full of different adventures. Komodo National Park is one of Indonesia’s most famous diving destinations for travellers from all over the world. You can see Manta Rays, sharks, colourful reefs and and so many different aquatic life.
Two of the most popular Scuba Dive Spots in the Central of the Park. Manta Point and Batu Bolong. Scuba Diving Komodo is worth is for any diver visiting.
The most popular areas to dive are in the Central. Some would consider these the best areas as well, but they are the most visited because they are closer to Labuan Bajo then going to the North or South part of the park. Manta Alley, also goes by the name Manta Point, or Makassar Reef is an extremely popular dive location in Komodo National Park. This is because as it name says, a very popular place to spot Manta Rays. This is one of the largest scuba diving area in all of Komodo National Park. It is most a flat ares with a slight variation in sand mounts with bits of coral scattered sparingly throughout the entire area. The mantas enjoy swimming against the light current because it is good for feeding, as well there are meaning cleaning station in that area where the manta’s may stay for a time longer. These are great locations to relax on the sand bottom and hopefully get lucky and have at the manta rays swim all around you. The mantas can be seem all year round, but it is much less likely to see them during the dry season. If you want to see manta rays in Komodo National Park, the best months are usually November thru February.
Another extremely popular dive locations in the park is called Batu Bolong. In the local language this means “hole in the rock” Batu Bolong is a giant rock peak coming up from the ocean and as the name says, there is a big hole in the rock that create a small archway. This dive location is more for advanced divers because there can be some extreme current from a falling or rising tide. The location is in the central park of the park. On a rare occasion when there is no current you can dive all around the island, but that is very rare. Usually the is a current coming from the north and the place to dive on the south of the rock. Below the water line the Rock widens and you can go back and forth as you go up or down on the rock wall. By doing this, you can see a wide range of aquatic life. With this location, it is extremely important to follow the dive guide and stay behind them because on each side of the rock, there can be a strong down current which can be dangerous so, follow instructions is extremely important.
If you have any question about Komodo Island Tour of Scuba Diving in Komodo, please contact us at Maika Komodo Tour.
Komodo Dive Spots
Scuba Diving in Komodo offers some of the best Scuba Diving Locations in the entire world. There are a plethora of places to dive and experience all kinds of different aquatic wildlife. The most popular place to dive with many scuba diving companies in Komodo is the Central Part. The next most popular spot is in the North and then some longer Dive safaris go to the south part of Komodo.
Many of the dives have a medium current (depending on the falling and rising tides) , some are more calm within the bays, and some of the dive spots can have a very strong current, deepening on the moon cycles and tides. It is highly recommend to have proper gear and always dive with a dive buddy or group to ensure safety and all the dive sites.
While Scuba Diving in Komodo National Park, you can see many different kind of fish and sea creature including; Manta Rays, Sea Turtles, Sharks, Lionfish, Frog fish, Tuna, ClownFish, Butterfly Fish, Marble Ray, TriggerFish, CuttleFish, and many more. There are also a plethora of different kinds of coral as well.
While Scuba Diving in Komodo, you can choose from just doing a one day trip or a multi-day trip. The liveaboard diving trips range most from 2-3 days, but you can also join longer Dive safaris that sometimes go up to 7 or 8 days. These dive safaris usually go to the Central, North, and South Parts of Komodo, just depending on which Komodo Itinerary that you choose.
The Linta Strait
- Tatawa Besar East
- Tatawa Kecil
- Tatawa Besar West
- Batu Bolong
- Siaba Kecil
- Turtle Town
- Batu Neptunus
- The Arena
- Karang Makassar
- Yellow Wall
- Pelican Head
- Rodeo Rock
- Crinoid Canyon
- Banana Island
- Cannibal Rock
- Torpedo Alley/Rhino Rocks
- W Reef (The Three Sisters)
- Pasir Putih
- Secret Garden
- Taka Mota
- Conspicuous Tree
- Apple Orchard
- Toro Keritatoi
- Apple Orchard
- Pink Beach
- Gili Nihidang
- Batu Tiga
- Loh Critter
Gili Lawa Darat
- Spanish Steps
- Mucky Basin
- GLD West Reef
- GLD Passage
Gili Lawa Laut
- Lighthouse Reef
- Crystal Rock
- Castle Rock
- Toko Toko
- Crystal Cove
- Sabolan Kecil Seamounts
- Sebayur Kecil
- Police Point
- Tengah Kecil
- The Bat Boat
- Sharkfin Rock
- Lehoksera Ridge
- Manta Alley
- German Flag
- The Needle
- End Of The World
- Colleen’s Corner
- Pulau Gili Banta
- Purple Haze
- Palau Luluhtare (Wizards’ Hat)
- Sidecar Seamount
- Moncho Rocks
- Ten Foot Reef
- Big Nose
If you have any questions about snorkeling or scuba diving Komodo National Park, please contact us and one of our local guides would be happy to answer any questions you may have about Komodo National Park. All of our guides have many years of experience, leading tour in Komodo National Park and are always happy to introduce guests to the wonderful wonders of the Komodo National Park area. There is a reason it is one of the most famous areas to scuba dive in the entire world.
Komodo Island Day Tour
Hi my name is Becca and I am from Australia and I did a Komodo Island Day Tour and had such an amazing experience that Tis asked me to write for her blog and of course I said yes. So I will write about my experience with Maika Komodo Tour.
First of all I messaged Maika Komodo Tour about two months ago asking for what Komodo tours that they offered considering I only had a very short time in Labuan Bajo. She was very responsive on every message when I connected with her on WhatsApp and she answered all of our questions very promptly and was very helpful. She recommended we take a Komodo Island Day Tour considering we only had a short time.
We start our day at about 6:30am and were picked up at our hotel and had a Private Komodo Day trip. Overall, I can say it was absolutely amazing. We visited Komodo Island, Pink Beach, Manta Point, Taka Makassar, Padar Island, and Kanawa.
It is difficult to say which place was the best but I would say it was a tie between Padar Island, Komodo, and Manta Point. We made it to Padar and hiked up to the top and took some absolutely amazing photos. The hike to the top took about 45 minutes and the walkway was pretty easy. I was out of breath a few times, but overall it was not that bad. It was absolutely worth the time it took to make it to the top. There are four beautiful beach bays you can see from the top and it is absolutely breathtaking. Our guide said we were very lucky because there were not many people there at the time that he choose to come there. So that was a plus for having an experienced guide. We took so many photos.
We also went to Komodo Island and actually saw 7 Komodo dragons. Five of them were close to the beach and the other two were at a watering hole on the trail that we hiked on. We also saw a very small one on the beach. It was quite surreal to see an ancient creature right in front of our eyes. Such a unique experience. It was just incredible. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and answered all of our questions we had. He used a big stick to keep the Komodo Dragon away from us at all times. We felt very safe and gave the guide a good tip for taking care of us.
My third favourite spot was Manta Point. Our guide helped us to do snorkeling with the current and took care of us. We saw four Manta Rays and got to swim around two of them. For me, I think this was a once in a lifetime experience. I will never forget it. It was like the Manta Rays just danced around us and were going up, down, and around us like they were entertaining us. My boyfriend was kind of freaking out because he couldn’t believe how close the Manta Rays would swim next to us. He was so glad he rented a go pro because he got some amazing photos and videos.
Pink Beach was also a very nice surprise. The sand was actually pink and the snorkeling was very cool. There are a bit of a current so we could swim along with it. The visibility was very clear and we saw so many small fish. I do not know their names of different kinds but they were all so colourful and swim all around us. We saw some very nice beautiful and colourful coral as well.
Taka Makassar and Kanawa were also very nice. Beautiful beaches and great to relax on. It was like being in the heaven of beaches and I already want to go back. Such a unique experience. Overall we had the perfect Komodo Day trip. I would not have changed anything. Our guide was great and very knowledgeable and Tis continued to help us with everything we needed. I would highly recommend Maika Komodo tour for anyone taking a Komodo Boat trip. Highly Recommend. Thank you for Tis and the entire crew that helped us have a vacation of a lifetime!
Komodo Island Tour Price
For anyone visiting Komodo National Park, they know that taking a boat trip is essential for traveling to the National Park. There are many options when booking boat trips to Komodo. Komodo Island tour price can vary depending on what you are looking for. We offer many options for our guests from speed boats, local wooden boats, and large Phisini boats. We also can offer any length of trip you request. Whether it is a one day boat trip, 2 days/3 nights Komodo Trip, 3 days/2 nights Komodo Trip, or much longer. We can work out something to fit your schedule and itinerary.
For Daily Speed boats to Komodo, the Price is 1.350.000 IDR per person. This includes hotel pickup/ drop off, guide, snorkel equipment, lunch, and water. Not included in the Park fees/ Ranger fees and money for souvenirs. If you have a big group, please contact us about possible a discounted rate or renting a private boat charter. We are happy to work with you and give you the best options we can.
For Liveaboard, you have many options, depending on if you would like a standard boat, superior boat, or deluxe boat. We have our own boats but also work with a few very good boat owners that have nice and safe boats. So prices can vary based on which boat, the itinerary, and the time of years as well. Also the prices can change according to if you are just snorkelling or also adding scuba diving to your Komodo Tour Package. There is always an extra charge for scuba diving because of gear and dive guide.
The below prices are calculated for a standard 3 day / 2 night Komodo Package.
For a standard boat that is shared, the average price is about 1.950.000 - 3.500.000 per person for a 3 day/ 2 night trip. This can range from boat to boat and also depend on if you would like an ocean view or not. On some boat if you would like a shared cabin (usually 4 people) you can get a price as low as 1.500.000 IDR per person.
For a superior boat, the are also different options to choose from which can range in price. Some boats offer ocean view cabins and some even have their own private balcony or a may have a honeymoon suite. The normal price for sharing is 3.500.000 - 4.500.000 IDR per person. If you would like a shared room with usually 4 people, the price can be a bit lower at about 2.750.000 - 3.500.000 IDR per person.
For a deluxe boat, (usually a phisini) The private cabin usually starts about about 4.000.000 IDR per person. For deluxe boats, you can choose between a private cabin with an ocean view, below deck (small window), honeymoon suite, or a private balcony as well. Some of the deluxe boats can range to a much higher price depending on who luxury they are and how personalised the customer service is. These are different options to look for when booking a deluxe boat.
For private charter for a very small group such as 2-4 people the prices can also range from; 14.000.000 - 18.000.000 IDR. for a Standard boat. For a superior boat, the charter price can range from 18.000.000 - 22.000.000 IDR. For a deluxe phisini the price can range from 26.000.000+ IDR depending on how much of a luxury boat you would like to take.
Even though there are different options for boat size and quality, most of the itineraries are very similar for 3 day trips. Most of the trips visit Komodo Island, Padar Island, Pink Beach, Manta Point, Taka Makassar, Kalong, Kanawa, Siaba Besar, Menjerite Island, and Kelor. If you are interested in a more personalised trip, please contact us and we can help you with designing the perfect itinerary that fits exactly what you are looking for.
If you would like to book a Komodo boat trip and have any questions on Itinerary, speed boats, standard boat, superior boats, or deluxe boats, we would be happy to answer any questions you may have and will work with you and your group to get the best experience possible and enjoy everything that Komodo National Park has to offer.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Komodo Island and Komodo National Park.
Komodo National Park tours have become increasing popular over the last few years. This is for many reasons. Komodo Island and Rinca Island are home to the Komodo Dragon, which is the largest lizard on earth. As well, Komodo National Park is a beautiful destination for scuba diving and snorkelling. Komodo Island, also known as Pulau Komodo is one of 17,508 island in the Republic of Indonesia.
How do you get to Komodo Island?
Komodo National Park is only accessibly by boat. Most commonly you can take Komodo Island Tours from Labuan Bajo. Typically it takes about 1 to 2 hours to reach the National Park, depending on what kind of boat you are in. There are also Komodo Trips from Bali or Komodo Trips from Lombok, but these take many more day. Usually a minus of 4 days to make the long journey.
What are some safety tips for Komodo Island?
How many days do you need in Komodo Island?
We recommend a minimum on 2 or 3 days. You can take one day trips and see many places but you may feel extremely rushed and not get as much time as you would like to see and experience some of the excited places to see. If you take a 2 day or 3 day liveaboard boat trip, this will allow you to see more places and also take your time at each place. As well, this allows you to possibly avoid the crowds. Sometimes Padar Island, Manta Point, Komodo Island, and Rinca can become crowded, but if you talk to your Komodo Boat Tour agency, they may be able to work out a better itinerary for you so you can have less crowds at each location. As well, you can save money because all the meals are usually provided on the Komodo liveaboard boat trips.
What snakes are on Komodo Island?
There are 12 terrestrial snake species that are found on Komodo Island. Some of these are the white-lipped pit viper, Javan spitting cobra, Timor python, and blue lipped sea krait. Although there are snakes on the island, seeing them is extremely rare....considering so many people visit the island and guest are asked to stay on a path that is heavily traveled on.
What destinations will you visit on a Komodo Boat Trip?
This depend on what kind of trip you take and how long is you trip. If you take a day trip, typically the locations are; Komodo Island, Padar Island, Taka Makassar, Manta Point, Kanawa, and Pink Beach. If you take a multi-day liveaboard trip, you may also visit locations such as Rinca Island, Manjarite, Kalong Island, Kelor Island, Gili Lawa, Sebayu Island, Siaba Island,Bidadar Island, just to name a few. If you are scuba diving Komodo, than there are other options as well.
What options do we have to visit Komodo Island?
There are a few options. First of all, you need to decide if you would like a private boat or a shared boat, and how long would you like your boat trip to be? If you would like a private boat, you can rent a private speed boat and enjoy a one day trip. Or you can join a shared one day trip. If you want a mult-day trip, you can take a private or shared liveaboard boat trip. As well, you can still have you own private cabin on a shared boat or you can have the option to have a shared room on a liveaboard boat as well. There are many options for you to choose from.
If you have any questions or inquires about book a Komodo Island tour package, please contact Maika Komodo Tour on WhatsApp at +62 812 3855 3678
At Maika Komodo Tour, we do our best to make sure each and every guests has a positive and rememberable experience. It means a lot to us when our guests tell us how much fun they had or it was the best vacation they have ever had. Our crew strives to make sure they do their best job in making sure every guest is safe and have a great time at every location they visit. We offer many options to see Komodo Dragons and visit many locations in Komodo National Park. You can Not only do we offer Komodo Island Tours, but you can visit locations such as; Padar Island, Manta Point, Taka Makassar, Kanawa, Siaba Besar, Batu Bolong, Pink Beach, and many more. We also offer overland tours to locations such as; Wae Rebo Traditional Village, Kelimutu, Tado Spiderweb Rice Field, Cucan Wuland, Rangko Cave, or a Labuan Bajo City tour. There is so much to see when visiting Komodo National Park and Flores mainland. We hope you will join us on one of our many trips we offer so you can see for yourself how great this area of the world is and how many things the this part of Indonesia offers.
Soooo amazing! We had a 3 day stay. We saw so many beatiful places! And The staff was so Nice! - Philine Luik
We did a 1 day private speed boat tour with Maika Komodo Tour. Everything was organized very easily by WhatsApp; Tis was very responsive and kind. The tour was good, and the guide was nice. The lunch was good. We visited Padar Island, Komodo National Park (where we saw two Komodo dragons), Pink Beach, then we did three snorkeling spots including Manta Point and a spot where we could see turtles. It was very nice. Maika Komodo Tour has good prices, probably the most competitive. I recommend it! - Alexia Tran
One day Trip was perfect. The boat was clean and we felt very safe. Thank you
- Sergio Saiz
Very happy with our experience. I really wanted to do a Komodo Island tour and see Komodo dragons. I got super lucky and saw 3 of them! An experience I will never forget. Thank you Tis! - Mark Lee
Just wanted to say Tis took excellent care of us! We messaged her online a month ago and she put together a personal trip for us with a few extra locations I wanted to see. Best 3 days ever! Thank you Tis! We will tell our friends.
- Abrar Cabrel
We spoke to several agencies and Maika Tour was the only one to give us accurate and detailed information about the tour they offered, in excellent English, so we trusted them. Three days and two nights on the boat with friendly staff who are always available to help you. Perfect tour for snorkelling and trekking in Komodo and other islands. We were really satisfied, no rip off. Thank you! - Ivo Forni
Full thrust, the best company in town. Helpful and transparent
- Noriesma Darly Prameswari
We booked a 3 day boat trip. Excellent company.
Very attentive to customer satisfaction.
- Francois Rarz
We (family of 5) had a wonderful time on liveaboard. Special thanks goes to the crew, in particular diving guides Albert & Eden - they makes us feel secure as we are all beginner divers. Our kids loved amazing dives, komodo dragons, good food and great support from all the staff on the boat. Excellent experience. We'll come again. And memories will stay forever :)
Last but not least, whole organization was just perfect, thanx Tis
What is the difference between Komodo Tours and Flores Tours?
Komodo and Flores are actually different places. The town of Labuan Bajo is considered the gateway to Komodo National Park. Labuan Bajo is actually located on Flores Island. Flores is an island that is considered the mainland and Komodo National Park is composed of 29 different Islands and covers and area of about 1,733 square kms. Flores is to the east of Komodo and is one large island.
Flores is one of the Lesser Sunda Island, which is a group of islands located in the eastern half of Indonesia. The population is about 1,897,550 according to the 2021 census. The entire area of Flores and Komodo national park covers about 15,530 square kms. The largest and most popular towns in Flores are Maumere, Ende, and Labuan Bajo. Labuan Bajo is the main tourist area for the entire island. Tourists do visit all of the entire island, but much less than Labuan Bajo. The name “Flores” comes from the Portugueses word for “Flowers.”
Tourism in Flores.
Obviously Labuan Bajo is the most popular location that tourists visit because that is where tourists take boats to reach Komodo National Park. Besides visiting Komodo, there are also things to do in Labuan Bajo. In the resent last few years, many new hotels and restaurants have opened up. There are many more choices for western food then just a few years ago and also more options for much nicer hotels for the more luxury traveler. A few attractions that are less than an hour or two away are; Cucan Wulang waterfall, Cucan Wulang waterfall, Rangko Cave, Tado Spiderweb Rice Field and a few local beaches. When you travel further east, you can visit Wae Rebo Traditional Village, which is up high in the mountains. By going even further east you can visit towns such as Ruteng and Bajawa, which offers attractions such as Bena Traditional Village, Luba Traditional Village, Wolobobo Lookout, Cancar Spiderweb Rice Feld and more. Another popular attraction even further east and is Called Kelimutu Volcano lakes. Kelimutu is located about 1 hours Northeast of Ende. At the north is Maumere and further east is Luah and Werangdetoeng.
Komodo Island Tourism
Komodo National Park is very popular among tourists. The main 3 larger islands are called Komodo Island, Rinca Island, and Padar Island. You can find Komodo Dragons on Komodo Island and Rinca Island. Each one of the these islands require a fee to visit, and recently Rinca Island has had some changes that where built to accommodate more tourists. Padar Island is another very famous location with four large beach bays the you can see from the top. To hike to the top takes about 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on how fast you hike. The view is very beautiful and also very popular among tourists. Not only in Komodo National Park famous for the Komodo Dragons, it is also famous for scuba diving. Many scuba divers consider it to be one of the top 5 scuba diving locations in the world. You can see many different kinds of fish, aquatic wildlife, and a healthy mix of coral gardens all over the National Park. Many divers come here to see the manta rays.
Some of the most popular areas to visit in Komodo National Park are; Komodo Island, Rinca Island, Pink Beach, Taka Makassar, Batu Bolong, Siaba Besar, Taka Makassar, Manta Point, Gili Lawa, and more. The only way see these beautiful locations is with a Komodo Boat trip. You can choose between a one day trip, 2 day trips, or 3 days trips. There are companies that also offer longer liveaboard trips if you are interested. If you have any questions about a Komodo Island Tour of any length, please contact Maika Komodo Tour, and we would be happy to help you with any questions you may have about booking for yourself our you friends and family