13 Things To Do in Komodo, Flores 13 Things To Do in Komodo, Flores

13 Things To Do in Komodo, Flores

The Komodo Islands are one of the best treasures that Indonesia has to offer. With the 2015 opening of the airport, tourism got a huge push. Discover the national park by a multi-day Komodo Islands boat tour with the following things to do in Komodo, Flores.

Things To Do in Komodo

The town of Labuan Bajo and Komodo National Park offers so many great things to do. Labuan Bajo, Flores, is a short 1-hour flight from Bali and great to combine with your 3-week Bali Route. From Labuan Bajo, hop on a boat tour around the islands inside the national park.

1. Hike up Padar Island

Padar Island is a must-do when visiting the national park. It is the third-largest island in the national park and, together with Rinca Island, home to the Komodo Dragon. 

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Where to book a Komodo National Park Tour?

Booking a Komodo boat tour can be done online or while you are in Labuan Bajo. There are boats available in every level of comfort and size. We’ve created a partnership with a local company in Komodo that offers:

  • A Shared Cabin for 2.500.000 IDR (~ 165 USD) per person.
  • A Private Cabin from 3.500.000 (~ 235 USD) per person.
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2. Walk on a sandbar

In the middle of nowhere, a small white sand island pops up. There are loads of small sandbanks around the Komodo Islands. Some even disappear during high tide.

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3. Spot the Komodo Dragon

Labuan Bajo and Komodo National Park in Indonesia thank his popularity to the dragon. The world’s largest lizard only lives in Komodo National Park, mainly on Rinca island. Yes, they are as dangerous as they look.

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Padar Island has a handful of spots to hike up to. The highest point gives a 360-degree view over the entire island. We spotted loads of wild deer from one of the viewpoints.

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4. Snorkel with Manta Rays

At Komodo National Park, it is possible to snorkel or dive with Manta Rays year-round. During the rainy season, you will be guaranteed to snorkel with these impressive animals.

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5. Rangko Cave

Rango Cave is a tucked-away gem, relatively close to Labuan Bajo. The pristine blue water inside the cave contains so much salt that it will keep you floating easily.

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From Labuan Bajo, it is a 1.5-hour motorbike drive to the pier, followed by a boat that takes you to the cave. Highly worth the visit!

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6. Visit Komodo Village

Be welcomed by the super-friendly locals located on Komodo Island. The inhabitants make a living by fishing or selling handicrafts to visitors to the national park.

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7. Experience a million bats in the sky

The sky filled with a million bats leaving the mangrove right after sunset. A highlight of the things to do in Komodo.

8. Wander on a pink beach

Another natural wonder in this national park is the pink beaches. White sand mixed with tiny pieces of red coral makes the beach look pink.

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9. Take a multi-day boat trip to Komodo National Park

Spending one or more nights on a boat, waking up in the middle of the national park, having local delicious meals, and having fewer tourists around you is the experience of a lifetime.

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Loads of companies offer these tours from Labuan Bajo in any kind of comfort. Learn more about a Komodo Islands tour.

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10. Swim with sea turtles

Like Mantas, turtles aren’t hard to spot in the national park. Diving or snorkeling doesn’t matter; you should be able to see them pop up their heads everywhere. Please note: It is not allowed to touch any animals.

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11. Sunrise on a boat

Is there a better way to wake up in Komodo than to experience the sunrise from your bed?

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12. Snorkel at Batu Bolong

In the middle of the water is a small rock with a hole in it. Batu Bolong is a 60-meter-deep rock offering world-class snorkeling and diving.

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13. Dive at the world-class reefs

Komodo National Park is the place to dive if you are a diver. Expect millions of fish in all forms, colors, and sizes.

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  • Steven

    Hi, first of all really enjoyed reading your blog. I reached out to Yande for the tour and they quoted 3,6M per person. I just wanted to check though, they asked for a down payment of 50% via Wise. Just wanted to check if it’s trustworthy before transferring this amount of money. Thanks for your advise!

    • Salt in our Hair

      Hi Steven, thank you! Yande is 100% trustworthy and we will vouch for him. We daily send him customers. If that’s not enough to convince you: we even have matching tattoos haha! 😛

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