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Rinca Island

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Komodo National Park, Komodo 86554, Indonesia
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2-Day Komodo National Park and Rinca Island Wildlife Adventure from Bali
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Rinca Island, Komodo Island and Padar Island are the main islands of Komodo National Park. Famous for some of the world's best dive sites and their popular inhabitant - the Komodo dragon - the area attracts thousands of tourists each year. Treks on Rinca Island start from the ticket office at Loh Buaya. You also have the option to choose between three trails. The shortest trek takes 30 minutes. It is an easy, shaded walk that passes an artificial waterhole before ascending to a small hill with a view over the bay. The one-hour medium trek winds between dragon nests and out into the sunshine across an exposed savannah that is studded with lontar palms. For the best opportunity to see dragons and their prey, choose the two-hour trek past a permanent waterhole and across steep, exposed slopes that offer breathtaking views
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“labuan bajo” (47 reviews)
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Komodo National Park, Komodo 86554, Indonesia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at Komodo Resort on Sebayor Island so the boat trip to Rinca Island was relatively short in comparison to a stay at Labuan Bajo. As we only had one full day to explore, the guide at Komodo Resort recommended a trip to...More

Thank Anne D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rinca was not as well maintained as Komodo island and for some reason, the guide we hired to walk us through the trails kept scaring away wildlife with his stick before half our group had been able to see it! (A wild Buffalo was quite...More

Thank sweetalto13
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This one is more like a zoo compared to Komodo. They have a so called Kitchen where in our case 6 dragons were chilling. Then we did the short hike, where there are places where dragons have holes. If you have to chose, chose Komodo.

Thank Luco O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Between Komodo and Rinca, There are a lot of them hang out in the town in Rinca. If you like to see these dragons, go to Rinca instead of Komodo. I only saw couple of them in Komodo but a lot of them in this...More

Thank nguyenhyu
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on the first day and we got to see a lot of komodos. Probably 10 komodo dragons laying around near the ticketing and restaurant area. So you don’t need to do any trekking to see komodo. The short trekking is worth it...More

Thank Meeya P
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

The Komodo Dragon are not in the wild. Rather they are habituated to the kitchen and the garbage there. To travel all this way for a zoo like experience makes little sense to me.

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We arrived at Rinca after 2 hrs from Angle Island Eco Resort (fantastic) and we were introduced to the rangers that showed us the park. There were a lot of dangerous animals on the island and we got a detailed description.. All intimidated we went...More

Thank PetterLundgren
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

Exploring the wilderness surrounding islands of Flores was an extra ordinary experience from our usual holiday tours. Upon checking onto the boat for a 3 days 2 night tour, our excursion begun traveling to Kelor Island, snorkeling , swimming and relaxing on the beach. Travelled...More

Thank Kathy P
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Me and my husband visitrd this island expecting to see dragons in their natural habitat and do trekking. When we arrived the entrance looked really messy like an unfinished building project. Then the rangers who guided us asked us to pay the ticket first before...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

We did the medium track which was ideal. I think we got pretty lucky, we saw a few of the beasts pretty active and wandered around behind a 3 metre komodo for quite some time. Our guide was a local, very knowledgeable, chatty and keen...More

Thank Peter J
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Marta L
15 May 2017|
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Response from RituRaj_Goel | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delayed response. If you are staying overnight at Labuan Bajo then you can start at about 8 am and return by 4 pm. The travel time by boat to Rinca island is only 2.5 hours. One hour in the park. Add one hour to... More
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JarDebPax
3 February 2017|
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Response from I-am-amy-nz | Reviewed this property |
Hi. We were there in August and saw heaps on both Komodo Island and Rinca Island. You'd be quite unlucky if you saw none
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Gene1133
16 August 2016|
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Response from Ranjkul | Reviewed this property |
Hi, There are direct flights to Labuan Bajo from Bali airport. There are good hotels on LB and you can take your pick depending on your price range. You can do a day trip to the komodo national park or do an overnight trip... More
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