Situated in the heart of Komodo National Park, Padar Island is an incredible destination for photographers. Embark on a hike up to an awe-inspiring viewpoint revealing panoramic vistas. Padar Island also has distinctive tri-colored beaches, a rare phenomenon that showcases pink, white, and black sands, which makes the location even more unique.
Kelor Island is a great place to start a liveaboard tour. Not far from Labuan Bajo in the picturesque Flores Sea, this small island is part of the Komodo National Park. With white sandy beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and a short hike to a beautiful viewpoint of the surrounding islands.
Gili Lawa Darat
Gili Lawa Darat is a hidden gem in Komodo National Park. This enchanting island offers an extraordinary blend of natural beauty and adventure, making it a truly unique destination to explore. Hiking trails lead through rolling grassy hills to breathtaking panoramic viewpoints and a great sunset destination overlooking the surrounding islands.
Komodo Island is renowned for being the natural habitat of the Komodo dragon, the world’s largest lizard. This prehistoric creature, with its imposing presence, is just one aspect of the island’s allure. Explore trails through the Komodo dragon’s natural habitat with a local guide and encounter native flora and fauna.
Located in the pristine waters of Komodo National Park, Manta Point is the best place to see manta rays. Witnessing these gentle giants up close is a truly unique and unforgettable experience. The area is also known for its vibrant coral reefs, teeming with an abundance of marine life. Dive into a kaleidoscope of colors as you explore the underwater world, spotting exotic fish, sea turtles, and an array of other fascinating marine species.
Pulau Kalong means ‘the island of bats’. A small island surrounded by mangroves, what sets Kalong Island apart is its incredible population of flying foxes, also known as fruit bats. As dusk falls, witness a breathtaking spectacle as thousands of these huge bats take to the skies, creating a mesmerizing display.
What makes Kelimutu a must-see destination is its trio of volcanic crater lakes, known for their ever-changing vibrant colors. These lakes display a mesmerizing spectacle as they shift hues ranging from deep blue to turquoise, green, and even red. This rare phenomenon is caused by the volcanic gases reacting with the minerals in the water, creating a captivating kaleidoscope of colors. Kelimutu also offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding lush landscapes, adding to the allure of this enchanting volcanic site.
Wae Rebo Village
Wae Rebo is a secluded village tucked away in the mountains of Flores. The village is renowned for its iconic cone-shaped houses which are constructed using traditional methods and materials. The remote location of Wae Rebo adds to its allure, as reaching the village involves a trek through lush forests and mist-covered hills, offering a sense of adventure. The local Manggarai people welcome visitors with open arms, eager to share their culture, traditions, and way of life.
Spider Web Rice Fields
Nestled amidst the undulating landscapes of Flores, these rice terraces are uniquely designed, resembling a network of intricately woven spider webs. What makes them truly remarkable is the harmonious blend of human ingenuity and the beauty of nature. Traditionally during planting and harvesting time, ceremonies and ritual offerings were held at the center of the web.