Fabolous Komodo Liveaboard Cruise and underwater life
- Indonesia and Bali
Varanus Komodoensis is the scientific name for this fantastic creature. Most specimens of this native lizard species look very heavy -they can be 3 meters long and weigh 150 kg- but appearances are deceptive. With its disjointed jaws, poisonous bites and the vicious way in which it kills its prey, the omnivorous ora is one of the most efficient beasts of prey that nature has created.
The animals were already discovered at the beginning of the century and although immediately protected by legislation, their survival is not guaranteed. Direct poaching of the animal is not a threat as their skin is not suitable for leather production but their eggs are often eaten by scores of wild dogs.
Arriving in Labuan Bajo, a small calm and beautiful town as the gateway into the charm of Flores. Depart from the pier of Labuan Bajo and cruise to Kelor Island, a small island in front of the the beautiful hills of Flores. It is one of the must do in the Komodo National Park as the view from the top of the island is simply breathtaking. The white sandy beach is perfect for relax and snorkeling. Lunch will be served onboard and in the afternoon continue cruising to Kalong Island for the beautiful panorama and thousands of bats flying out from their nests to locate the fruits at other island around Pulau Kalong. Overnight and dinner on board
Early morning at 05.00 AM, cruise to Padar Island, an island which is formed by rolling hills that stretch out facing the blue sea. It has always been a spot for trekking and catching up sunrise to get beautiful pictures from the top of the hill with stunning scenery as background.
Then continue cruise to Long Pink Beach for swimming or snorkeling. Back to boat then continue cruise to Komodo Island while enjoying your lunch onboard. Upon arrival in Komodo Island you will trek for 1.5 miles to Banugulung to see the activities of the giant Monitor Lizard "Komodo Dragon" which was scientifically described in 1912 as VARANUS KOMODOENSIS, which is up to 3 meters long and about 150 kg, weight.
In the afternoon continue cruise to Bidadari Island for spending your night here.
This morning you will enjoy underwater beautiful scenery by snorkeling. The beach has beautiful reefs and colorful fish which are not too far from sea level.
After lunch onboard, continue cruising to Seraya Island for overnight in a resort which offers a glimpse of paradise and secluded getaway in a breathtaking setting of a secluded island with the abundance of pristine natural wonders, ringed with translucent white sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters and vibrant underwater life for an ultimate Robinson Crusoe experience.
The whole day is free at leisure.
In the afternoon enjoy short sunset trekking to the point of sunset. The trek is tranquil and short with stairs path leading up to cozy hill till the sunset point where you can savor a scenic view of the whole island. Further from the sunset point, through the off-beaten path, you may continue the trek onto higher ground. From this vantage point, a breathtaking view awaits as you can unobstructed 360 views of the entire island and beyond to the neighboring island of Big Seraya. From above, the glistening Little Seraya’s fringing reefs, an ever-changing canvas of shimmering blues edges by shiny white sandbanks and patches of seagrass are clearly visible.
You will witness a glowing sunset sky as its shades seamlessly change from gold to pink and to lilac in mesmerizing sunset palettes that have made Flores worldly renowned for.
Today you will enjoy island hopping to the inhabited island of Hatamin, just 5 minutes away by wooden boat form the resort. This small island is part of the Big Seraya island and is the coral sanctuary site that is managed by the not-for-profit organization Coral Guardian that preserves coral reef ecosystem is the area.
On the way to the island, you may see baby corals being re-planted in the sea banks. With the conservation works underway, Hatamin island provides the perfect spot to do some snorkeling with vibrant corals providing a home of the colorful tropical fishes that is set in a calm current for an easy snorkeling experience.
Free at leisure till check out time then you will be transferred by scheduled motorized wooden boat from hotel to Labuan Bajo harbor then dropped to the airport for your next destination.