Day 1: Denpasar – Labuan Bajo (L,D) Catch your 8:30am (if flight option selected) flight from Denpasar, Bali, and meet your private guide upon arrival in Labuan Bajo, Flores. Your guide will transfer you directly to the harbor to get on board a private motorized boat for a two-hour ride.
After a welcome briefing, cruise to Rinca Island in UNESCO World Heritage-listed Komodo National Park, and enjoy lunch aboard the boat. Along the way, your guide will prepare you for the adventure ahead – including an afternoon hike on Rinca Island.
After you disembark from the boat, hop on the trail to find the awe-inspiring Komodo dragons, the world’s largest living species of monitor lizard. These giants can grow to a maximum length of 10 feet (3 meters) and weigh up to 330 pounds (150 kilograms).
Your guide will point out the Komodo dragons and their natural habitat, as well as other unique wildlife in Komodo National Park, the only area in the world where the Komodo dragons are found. See where the giant lizards take their sunbaths or how they inspect burrows to lay their eggs – as many as 20 at a time.
During the 2-hour hike, keep an eye out for long-tailed macaques, wild water buffaloes, Timor deer, monkeys, wild horses, boars and various birds. Some of these large animals are prey for the Komodo dragons, but don’t worry – you’ll be safe at all times with your guide!
After your full-day adventure, return to Labuan Bajo by boat and enjoy free time swimming and snorkeling. Afterward, enjoy dinner with your guide at local restaurant.
Accommodation: Onboard boat in air-conditioned cabin
Day 2: Labuan Bajo – Denpasar (B) Your guide will transfer you to the airport for your flight back to Bali.