10 Destination In Labuan Bajo
Gili Lawa Darat is an island in the north east of komodo. The island is almost seen as a desert barren savannah wich wholly covered by grass. In the dry season the island almost look brown everywhere . while in the rainy season, the island turns the color into green. Gili Lawa Darat bay is a perfect place for boat to stay during the night as it is always calm and protected from current and waves . dive boats are normally anchoring here for nights dives.
The other reason why we suggest you to visit this island is
for a sunset trekking. This island is just the greatest sunset spot in komodo. It remains our best place for having a beer while waiting for the sun
slowly drop behind the horizon . mak sure you have prepared enough stamina.in a nutshell,
hiking is the most popular activity in
Gili Lawa. It is the main activity here. In order to reach the summit of the
hill, you need to spend approximately 40 minutes
Is a small beautiful island in komodo national park with mangrove plantations cover the island where thousand of bats living. Furthermore, the name of this island is coming from the local word that kalong means bat. It is because of the island dwelt by thousands of bats and keeps secret by local people.
The island presents the exotic attraction of bat flying over the island in particular sunset time. Therefore, it is one of the favorite tourist attractions in this national park that you never miss when joining komodo tours. The trips are also discovery the biggest lizards in the world, komodo dragons that living in this park too.
Is the third largest land mass within the Komodo National Park and can be found between Komodo and Rinca island[ both home to komodo dragons]. Padar was home to komodo dragons in the past however, lack of food and hunting drove them away.
The island is known for having beautiful, but short treks and is a hot spot for photographers. The island is a great spot for sunrise and sunset making it perfect for capturing the beautiful beaches or the rolling hills catching rays of light.
The Rangko Cave
The Rangko Cave located in a isolated place rangko village close to Labuan Bajo, the beauty of this cave because there pool and water has high saltwater, at the mouth of the cave in the afternoon will go in sunlight raises a very beautiful glow , people also able to swim there to see the stalagmite and stalactites in the cave.
To visist rangko cave , you must first take a car or motorcycle [ojek] from Labuan Bajo to Lancang village, about 45 minutes away. From lancing, continued by fishing boat , sailing 20 minutest to the beach near rangko cave. The place is still not widely known, even local people around Labuan bajo have not been to this place. One more thing this place make interesting, because, the position of this cave covered by saltwater, salt content very high so can make float it self easly
[ called Karang Makasar in local names] is a spot where manta rfays ofyten encountered. It
is one of the popular place for diving and also snorkeling for those who
love to see the manta rays, a huge
marine creature that can grow up to 4r
meters wide. Though they are huge in size, they are considered as the unharmed sea animal. Manta
rays are one of the extinct animal on
earth which nowadays divers or marin
life lovers are trying to protect them from
illegal fishing practices. Although seeing manta rfays can’t be guaranteed, manta point offers excellent snorkeling experience. Reefs are laying from only2 meter to 9 meter depth. Turtles,
sarks,eagle rays, giant trevallies , huge clams, various kind of sponges,and
cuttle fish are things you may see during your snorkeling. If you are lucky,
you may get the experience of swimming with the mantas.
Located only 17 km from Labiuan Bajo. Melo village is an excellent choice for travelers in search of a distinct Manggaraian cultural experience . a half- day visit to melo offers a range of village – based tourism activities ,exciting cultural art performances such s the traditional bamboo people jumping game ‘ tetek alu’ the ndundu dake’ dance and the well- known caci performances. The melo experience also gives you time to lie back and digest your impression in the ‘ panorama’ hut, which is the cooperative’s headguarters. This bamboo building is the perfect place to have a cup of flores coffe or a sip of sopi, the traditional manggarai palm liguor. The friendly villagers can even show you the process of making sopi from the sap of the aren palm.
Cunca Wulang Canyon
An amazing waterfall close to Labuan bajo is cunca wulang 30 meters in height surrounded by steep slopes cliffs and thick forest, situated at warsawe village, about 30 km eastern part of Labuan bajo. On the walk to the waterfall you will pass paddy fields in different stages of the planting and harvesting cycle of rice crops. Vanilla, coffe,candle nut and cacao can also be seen along the trail. The last, steep part of the walk is down a trail in a tropical rain forest. It is a good place for trekking ,hiking and swimming pool will become a special experience.
Is the highest mountain in the west manggarai region . the top is about 1239m above seal level. The mbeliling forest spans over an area of 15,000 hectares, and is the habitat of numerous endemic plant species and birds. Labuan Bajo receives water source for their daily life usages from this mountain. The variety of flora and fauna make it a perfect trekking destination, especially during the dry season . trekking to mount mbeliling starts at kampung roe[ roe village], about 27 km from labuan bajo. Porters and local guides are provided here to show you the trekking routes. Start the 3-4h trek at 600m above sea level in roe village and hike in the cool mountain forest where you can discover an amazing range of tropical plants as well as some rare species of birds and other wildlife.
Sano Nggoang Lake
Is one of the deepest volcanic crater lakes in the world. The beauty scenery surrounded by mountains would make this place interesting and good for relakxing which is located in sub district of sano nggoang it is about 2 hours from Labuan bajo. The villager trust in the curative powers the waters of sano nggoang.
Enjoying the nature of life and villagers habits in cultivating their farm. Hiking,bird watching, swimming or horse back riding is a special experience when you explore the area ,also try the therapeutic effects of sulfure mud at the small hot spring. Overnight homestays can be arranged through the parish house and the people’s houses can be used sa homestays.
Mirror Stone Cave
Tourist objects to be visited in west manggarai regency is stone mirror cave which is located in Labuan bajo, the cave has many shape of stalagmites and stalactites, the story said that stone morror cave was found by the dutch man named Theodore verhoven on 1951, he was a missionire for the catholic church and also as an arceolog.
Walking about 200m to the cave with local ranger while enjoying the beauty of bamboo trees, bird singing and wild long tail macaques will be unforgettable moment to explore he cave ,a few meters before arrive in the caves there is an spot where you can make some outside pictures of the cave which is height approximately 75m to the top. The reason why the caves call as a mirror stone cave is because of the natural lighting reflected avery certain hours of the day through the hole.