The Komodo National Park rise as new jewel of Indonesia, long hidden from civilization. Just west off the widely famous Bali, hopping through the West Nusa Tenggara Islands to the East Nusa Tenggara lies the Komodo National Park. A small archipelago consisting of the Komodo Island, Rinca, Padar, Kanawa, Gili Lawa, and dozens other smaller islands. Untouched by modern civilization and left at its most pristine condition, the national park offers a sense of raw adventures. The national park cannot be properly explored without sailing on small ship Komodo cruise or liveaboard to see the wonders on each islands. Both above and beneath the water.
Top Things to Do in Komodo Cruise
A sailing trip through Komodo National Park offers a taste of everything that make this remote frontier so special. From the stark white sands ringed with palm trees, rare pink sands in contrast with turquoise water, to wild ecounter with the ancient Komodo Dragons and hiking to top of the hills for a superb view of the world. Not to mention amazing marine wonderland under the water.
Cruise Sailing to Komodo Island
The Komodo Island (or Rinca Island, if you prefer the alternatives) is the focal point of any Komodo cruise trip. They are the biggest reptiles on the planet. Komodo dragons can develop to three meters and more than 200 pounds and can eat a large portion of their body weight in a solitary feast. The mythical beasts chiefly eat enormous warm blooded creatures, for example, goats, pigs and deer. They are ordinarily seem relaxing in the sun and that send a deceiving massage that these dragons has grown docile and domisticated. They aren’t. Komodo dragons are as merciless as ever. They have been known to outrun human in when they decide to hunt you! Though it’s so dangerous, rest assured that you will be fine as long as you walk with the park rangers. It’s always thrilling to see these prehistoric beast nevertheless!
Immersion to Local Villages
Komodo cruise trip offers a very valuable insight to the lives of traditional tribes and villages that dwell on the island. A lot of tribe in Flores and Komodo still maintain their traditional way of living, unaffected with modernisation. A legacy of ancient heritages that’s been passed down from generations to generations. People from Manggarai village, for example, have this mesmerizing war dance with whips and shield performed on festival after harvest. Visitors can alos witness the one and only Wae Rebo village, where villagers live in cone-shaped houses in the top of mountain.
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Diving, Snorkeling, and Kayaking
Water activities are highly popular on any Komodo cruise trip! The Komodo is a meeting point between two currents from Indian Ocean through Savu Sea and the Pacific Ocen through the Flores Sea. The combination of plankton-rich currents and strict preservation rules on the region make Komodo as a marine biodiversity hotspot. A plethora of wildlife is found beneath the waves—a true delight for any divers and snorkelers alike. Komodo water’s are so clear and cruisers has been enjoying their time kayaking or paddle boarding on a calm morning.