There is hardly any human life in its hinterland; Although it is probably one of the greatest places on earth with marine life occupying 3rd place in marine biodiversity on the planet, surpassed only by Raja Ampat, Indonesia and Great barrier reef in Australia. Its waters are home to the majority of marine life to be found in Indonesia. 1,000 species of fish, 200 species of hard and soft corals and marine mammals. The islands that make up the National Park are a filigree of narrow channels between islands and strong currents that facilitate on oxygenation of the water.
3 days is the minimum length for exploring the best snorkeling spots ranked 5*, hiking to some amazing viewpoints, observing the Komodo dragons, swimming with the majestic manta rays and relaxing!
While this is the description of a typical Snorkeling trip, actual trips may vary due to wind and sea conditions, weather or guests preference (Flexible dates)
Labuan Bajo – Rinca – Kalong
Upon arrival in Labuan Bajo, you will be picked up at airport by our team to join the boat. Welcome drink, boat briefing including safety rules on board and introduction of the crew members.
First beautiful snorkeling in Kelor island, before heading to Rinca.
Visit the village of Rinca. This population known as sea gypsies has maintained its tradition of semi-nomadic sea with small boats plying the waters of the Indonesian archipelago.
Sunset off the island of Kalong or flying fox island. Every evening at 6pm, thousands of fruit bats flying out in search of their food to the nearby island of Flores.
Dragons – Pink Beach and Manta point
After breakfast, our captain will head to the island of Komodo where we will walk to see the legendary Komodo dragons. Komodo Island is the larger of the two islands and dragons are living freely there. Escorted by the ranger, we will also have the opportunity to see the little flying lizard and sulphurous or yellow-crested cockatoos.
After the tour, we will have time to relax on the beach of Pantai Merah, a beautiful pink beach which houses a coral reef with a rich marine fauna. Before or after that, we will have the unique possibility to swim with the magnificent Manta rays. Then, continue sailing to the island of Sebayur Kecil where we will spend the night in a protected bay and admire once again a stunning sunset.
Sebayur – Kanawa – Bida Dari
Discover the underwater scenery of this small island full of life and color. Before breakfast, let’s have a jump and swim closer to its beaches of fine white sand where you can lie out in the sun. We head to the island of Kanawa. This small island surrounded by beautiful corals and turquoise waters. Large turtles and small blacktip reef can be spotted.
We continue sailing to Bida Dari or Angel Island, located near the town of Labuan Bajo. Moor our boat off the island for the night. This small island meets almost all the requirements of the “paradise island” with a seabed well preserved. From the beach, you only need to swim a few meters with a mask to taste a genuine coral garden and enjoy the beauty of the reef.
Bida Dari – Labuan Bajo – Next Destination
End of the trip, transfer to the airport according to your flight schedule.
The route is always organized according to the weather conditions, the currents and tides