Komodo Island Tours

The Komodo Tours Indonesia is the window to glimpse the wonderful Flores and Komodo. It allows you to see the extremely beautiful and memorable Flores and Komodo, Its nature and people. The Komodo Island Tours is one of the highly recommended company based in Labuan Bajo – Flores, Indonesia. A friend who assist and help you to discover the greatness of Flores and Komodo. The Komodo Island Tours organizes the Flores Overland tour, Komodo trip and Komodo diving in which you get in touch with its people and nature. Komodo Island Tours was developed to accommodate visitors who want to spend their vacation in Komodo Island. Here are some tourist packages we suggest if you would like to visit Komodo dragon Lizard and witness its wild life firsthand.

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Komodo Island And National Park

Our purpose today is to see the Komodo Dragon. This largest living lizard on earth lives on 3 islands Rinca, Padar Island & Komodo and some parts of West Flores. Its length can go up to 3 meters with weight of up to 90 kilo. 

On our visit to Komodo island (Loh Liang) we walk ( 1 ½ hours ), through unspoiled nature, together with English Speaking Guide and local KNP Ranger in search of the Komodo dragons. During your visit also wild buffalo, deer, pigs and various species of tropical birds like the cockatoo can be seen. Return to Loh Liang. Here some time to see the stalls with souvenirs by the local people. Continue by boarding a local boat to visit the secluded village of “Kampung Komodo”. Little is known of the early history of the Komodo islanders, they were subjects of the Sultanate of Bima, although the island’s remoteness from Bima meant they were probably little troubled by the Sultanate other than by occasional demand for tribute. The remoteness of “Kampung Komodo” means that it is well behind your every day run of the mill village, especially with regards to the infrastructure, medication and education. You will have the opportunity to meet the people and see the way they live and visit the school (if open). Lunch on board. Then to Pantai Merah (Pink Beach), this is one of the famous destinations in Komodo National Park, supported by its pinkish sandy beach, amazing underwater marine life and stunning panorama views of the area. Relax on the beach or snorkel in the crystal clear water. Snorkeling gear provided on board. Return to the jetty of Loh Liang where the tenders of your cruise ship will return you for boarding.

Wae Rebo Traditional Village

Wae Rebo is an old Manggaraian village, situated in pleasant, isolated mountain scenery. The village offers visitors a unique opportunity to see authentic Manggarai housing and to experience the everyday life of the local community. In the village of Wae Rebo, visitors can see mbaru niang – traditional, circular cone-shaped houses with very unique architecture. Nowadays, it is still a place to hold meetings, rituals and Sunday-morning prayers together.
The village can only be reached by way of a three-hour hike (depending on your physical condition) from the lowlands. The hike is definitely worth the effort: the dense rain forest along the narrow path to Wae Rebo is one of a stunning biological diversity. Not only does it host interesting vegetation, including orchids, palms, and different ferns, but also an impressive population of singing birds.
Wae Rebo Village is a traditional village at west part of Flores, Manggarai, Nusa Tenggara Timur. It is located in between two mountains, which is about 1200 meters above sea level.  There are 7 traditional houses made from wood, all with a rope-bundle construction in this village. These traditional houses make this village impressive and unique. The community in this village make their houses themselves, all with very natural sources from the jungle. The culture of local community as the main attraction. Their culture related to the nature, belief sytem, local tradition/custom, and social life.

Komodo Flores Tour

Komodo Flores Tour is the tourism company who managed and supported by professional teams of young Flores people who have been involved of the tourism activities since 2005. We are committed and dedicated to provide the best services to all visitors or customers and keep up long term relationships with them. Along the way, we received recognition for our work or service.

We provide the complete fun trip packages & tourist information, sightseeing information, boat charter, car rental in Flores and Komodo Island and other related information to facilitate the visitors plan to visit the beautiful Flores & Komodo Island as a seven wonders of nature in the world. We offer every assistance which may be needed by our customers in order to make their trips more memorable.

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Kelimutu Tours & Travel

Kelimutu National Park is the smallest national park of six National Parks in Bali and Nusa Tenggara. Here there are three lakes located on top of Mount Kelimutu, three lakes have the same name and popularly known as the Lake Kelimutu. Each lake has colors and their meanings. The three lakes are believed to be the abode of spirits and also believed to have a very powerful force of nature. To reach the lake, you can start from Moni, a small town which is the backpacker.

Scientifically discoloration Kelimutu is a factor of mineral deposits, moss and rocks in the crater and also the influence of sunlight. Scientists believe that the lake was formed from volcano eruptions in ancient times. Kelimutu Lake is part of the Kelimutu National Park . The highest point of the park is located at 5.679 feet Kelibara mountain (1.731 meters) and Mount Kelimutu feet or as high as 5.544 (1.690 meters). Kelimutu National Park is home to around 19 species of endangered birds.

Local people believe that the lake is where the souls of the dead rest. Kelimutu area surrounded by forests that covered a variety of plants that are rarely found elsewhere on Flores. Besides pine trees, there are also ferns, plant genus Casuarina, redwood and edelweiss flowers.

Komodo Island

Komodo Island is an island in Komodo National Park as a sanctuary of Komodo Dragons, the biggest reptiles in the world. Furthermore, it is one of the famous islands among 17,508 islands in Indonesia protecting the biggest lizard on Earth. Meanwhile, the island is particularly as the habitat of the Komodo Dragons. Therefore, the name of the island is just coming from this animal. Komodo Island is just around 390 square kilometers with a human population of over two thousands. The local people are descendants of former convicts who were exiled to the island as well as who have mixed with Bugis from Sulawesi. In addition, the island is part of the Lesser Sunda chain of islands and forms part of the the national park. Nowadays, this island is a popular island as a tourist destination in Indonesia as well as a place to discover the dragons.

The stories of a dragon existing in the region circulated widely and attracted considerable attention. Nevertheless, no one visit the island to check the story until official interest was sparked in the early 1910s by stories from Dutch sailors based in Flores, East Nusa Tenggara Province about a mysterious creature. Furthermore, the creature was allegedly a dragon which inhabited a small island in the Lesser Sunda Islands. And then, the Dutch sailors reported that the creature measured up to seven meters in length with a large body and mouth which constantly spat fire. Afterward, Lieutenant Steyn van Hensbroek, an official of the Dutch Colonial Administration in Flores, planned a trip to Komodo Island. Finally, he armed himself with a team of soldiers accompany him and landed successfully. Afterwards, Hensbroek managed to kill one of the lizards.

Van Hensbroek took the dragon to headquarters where measurements were taken. It was approximately 2.1 meters long, with a shape very similar to that of a lizard. Furthermore, some samples photographed by Peter A Ouwens, the Director of the Zoological Museum and Botanical Gardens in Bogor, Java. From the record of Ouwens made is the first reliable documentation of the details about what is now called the Komodo dragon? Moreover, Ouwens was keen to obtain additional samples. Therefore, he recruited hunters who killed two dragons measuring 3.1 meters and 3.35 meters as well as capturing two pups, each measuring less than one meter. Ouwens had successfully carried out studies on the samples and concluded that the Komodo dragon was not a flame-thrower but was a type of monitor lizard. This research results were published in 1912. Afterward, Ouwens give the name of this giant lizard as Varanus komodoensis.

The Island is perfectly as a habitat of the wild giant lizard, Komodo Dragons. It is because, Komodo Island is well featured by the wide savanna where other faunas are also living together in this island. The other faunas are living in this island such as Javan deer, water buffalo, banded pigs, civets, cockatoo and macaques. Therefore, Komodo Dragon Tours are the exciting Komodo Tour Packages encouraging you to this island and discover these fauna.

Komodo Dragon & National Park

Komodo dragon, as befits any creature evoking a mythological beast, has many names. It is also the Komodo monitor, being a member of the monitor lizard family, Varanidae, which today has one genus, Varanus.  Residents of the island of Komodo call it the ora. Among some on Komodo and the islands of Rinca and Flores, it is buaya darat, a name that is descriptive but inaccurate; monitors are not crocodiles. Others call it biawak raksasa  (giant monitor), which is quite correct; it ranks as the largest of the monitor lizards, a necessary logical consequence of its standing as the largest lizard of any kind now living on the eart. Within the scientific community, the dragon is Varanus komodoensis. And most everyone calls it simply the Komodo.”  Claudio Ciofi.
The Komodo dragon is an ancient species whose ancestors date back over 100 million years. The Varanid genus originated between 25 and 40 million years ago in Asia. The Komodo descended from this species and evolved to its present form over four million years ago.
The Komodo is long lived as are most of the larger reptilian species with an estimated life expectancy of over 50 years in the wild. In keeping with its longevity, the Komodo matures late in life, becoming sexually viable at five to seven years, and achieving maximum body density in fifteen years. Komodo dragons are sexually dimorphous, which means males are bigger than females. The largest recorded specimen was 3.13 meters in length and was undoubtedly a male. Females rarely exceed 2.5 meters in length. What is perhaps more important, is that the characteristic bulk is achieved by older dominant males in clearly delineated territorial areas. As an adult Komodo can consume up to 80% of its body weight in one gorging, weight is a highly variable factor, and is largely dependent on the most recent feeding. A typical weight for an adult Komodo in the wild is 70 kilograms.
Komodo dragons are first and foremost opportunistic carnivores, and predators second.  Although the Komodo can sprint briefly at 20 kilometers an hour, it does not chase down game as do the larger mammalian predators. The Komodo is a stealth predator, which lies motionless and camoflouged alongside game trails for the unwary, which tend to be the very young, the old and the infirm. In an attack, the Komodo lunges at its victim with blinding speed and clasps it with the serrated teeth of the jaw. Prey are rarely downed in the initial attack unless the neck is broken or ceratoid artery severed. The more likely outcome is escape, followed by death a few hours or days later from septicemia introduced by the virulent strains of bacteria found in the saliva of the Komodo dragon (the Komodo survive primarily on carrion and  ingest the bacteria when feeding).
The Dragons has two highly developed sensory organs – the olefactory and the Jacobson’s  – which allow the dragon to detect rotting carcasses from distances as great as 10 kilometers. The yellow forked tongue is constantly being flicked in and out of the mouth, “tasting the air”, and inserted into the Jacobson’s organ located in the roof of the mouth. The individual tips are highly sensitive and are capable of discriminating odors in the magnitude of millionths of a part. Using the information garnered, the dragon wends in a seemingly random, winding path which becomes straighter the closer it approaches to the carrion.
The Komodo is typically a communal feeder and any number of dragons might arrive at the site of the carcass. Socialization occurs during feeding at carrion sites, as does mating. The abdomen is slashed first and the intestines and stomach contents scattered. Young juveniles roll in the fecal matter to mask their scent from aggressive adults, which attack and sometimes kill juveniles during feeding. The dominant male feeds until sated, followed by other dragons in order of size. While the dominant male is gulping down hindquarters and ribcages, the braver dragons chance foraging a few scraps. Virtually the entire carcass is consumed in the process– head, fur, hooves and bones. After feeding, the Komodos become quiescent and approachable while their digestive tracts are converting the food into fat energy stored in the tail.
Between the months of May and August, mating occurs at and around feeding sites. As males outnumber females in a ratio of nearly four to one, the dominant male must fend off other suitors before mating. Males will engage in slashing, biting and bipedular rearing onto the tail, until the dominant male is acknowledged by displays of subservience and the vanquished flees. The female is forced into a prone position while the male tongue flicks her body, and in particular, the fold between the torso and the rear leg close to the cloaca. With Komodos, the male hemipenes are located here as are the female genetalia. Once prone, the male mounts onto the back of the female and inserts one of the two hemipenes into her cloaca , depending on which side he is perched. The month of September is when a clutch of 15-30 eggs is buried in a nest dug with the powerful claws of the female dragon. A typical nesting site is in the composting vegetative mounds of the maleo birds which are indigenous to Komodo.
The gestation period for the eggs is eight to nine months. Hatching, which average 40 centimeters in length and weigh 100 grams, emerge from the nest in April and immediately scramble up the nearest tree to avoid being eaten by the adults.  There are plenty of small lizards, insects and mammals in the canopy after the brief rainy season in January and February to sustain the juveniles until they descend to the forest floor roughly a year later. This period of change between an arboreal and a terrestrial habitat, when the juveniles are a meter in length, is a time fraught with danger.  The juvenile Komodo is just too bulky to safely ascend many trees, and not big enough to outrun a ravenous and determined adult. Cannibalism is a fact of life for this species, and perhaps is an evolutionary response to the harsh, arid climate of Komodo.
Prey species for the dragon on Komodo island include deer, boar, wild buffalo, the Maleo bird, snakes, reptiles and small mammals. On Rinca, the monkeys and wild horses found there are also constitute prey, as do the goats raised by the local people. On the odd occasion people are also attacked by the Komodo dragon. There have been eight recorded instances of attacks on humans since Komodo has become a national park, almost all of which occurred on Rinca.

Komodo Open Trips

Waktunya Berwisata dan Refreshing sejenak serta Kendurkan syaraf dan bebaskan pikiran Anda untuk berpetualang di tempat yang menakjubkan ini Bersama Boat Charter Komodo di bawah Management Komodo Trans Wisata. Saat berada di Taman Nasional Komodo seakan saja Anda berada di planet lain, sebuah pengalaman sangat mengesankan dan tak terlupakan bila mengunjunginya. Datanglah ke Taman Nasional Komodo di Nusa Tenggara Timur. Ada keindahan menunggu Anda di sini, belum lagi kekayaan biota bawah airnya. Sementara di atasnya terpampang pulau-pulau indah berpasir putih hingga yang berpasir merah muda indahnya saat disapa matahari.

Taman ini mencakup 3 pulau utama yaitu Pulau Komodo, Rinca, dan Padar, banyak juga pulau-pulau kecil lainnya yang jika dijumlahkan memiliki luas tanah 603 km². Total luas Taman Nasional Komodo saat ini adalah 1.817 km². Diperluas hingga 25 km² (Pulau Banta) dan 479 km² perairan laut akan menghasilkan total luas hingga 2.321 km². Setidaknya 2500 ekor komodo hidup di wilayah ini. Komodo berukuran besar biasanya memiliki panjang 3 m dan berat 90 kg. Habitat komodo adalah alam terbuka dengan padang rumput savanna, hutan hujan, pantai berpasir putih, batu karang, dan pantai yang airnya jernih. Di kawasan ini, Anda juga dapat menemukan kuda, banteng liar, rusa, babi hutan jantan, ular, kera, dan berbagai jenis burung.