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Komodo Islands

The Komodo National Park located within Indonesia’s Lesser Sunda Islands is the border region between the island of Sumbawa (East) and Flores (West). In 1991 the national park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Komodo National Park has been selected as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.

The park includes the three larger islands Komodo, Padar, Rinca and 26 smaller ones, with a total area of 1,733 km². The national park was founded in 1980 to protect the famous Komodo dragon. Later it was dedicated to protecting other species, including marine species. As the park is a protected area, industrial fishing boats are prohibited entry and local fishing communities are able to practice sustainable fishing using traditional methods. This has promoted substantial growth in both diversity and the number of marine animals found in the area. Komodo National Park is located in the center of the Indonesian archipelago between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores. The World Heritage site is blessed with secluded beaches, amazing coral reefs and crystal clear waters. The area has over 260 coral species and more than 1,000 species of fish, marine reptiles, dolphins, manta rays, turtles, whales and dugongs. Komodo is considered one of the best dive sites in the world. Within the national park, hundreds of unique species such as wild boars, water buffalos, deers, monkeys and the famous Komodo Dragons can be spotted. The Komodo Dragon is the largest land-dwelling reptile in the world - the largest found was 3.13 meters long and weighted 166 kg. Their footprints are often seen along pink sandy beaches, or while hiking on the hills with knowledgeable park rangers. To raise their body temperature they bask in the sunlight during the day and then they burrow into the ground at night. Approximately a third of the park is taken up by the islands of Komodo, Rinca, Gili Mota, Nusa Kode and Padar, while the rest is marine territory consisting of coral reefs, sea grass beds, mangroves and semi-enclosed bays.

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6 Nights/ 7 Days

Embark on an adventure to the islands and waters in and around the Komodo National Park. The Park lies in the centre of the Indonesian archipelago, between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores. It was identified by WWF and Conservation International as a global conservation priority area initially established to conserve the unique Komodo Dragon, the largest lizard on earth, and its natural habitat – the Komodo Dragon inhabits several islands in the area, most notably Komodo Island. Since then the Park’s conservation goals have expanded to protect its entire biodiversity, both marine and terrestrial. The waters here are home to one of the richest and most diverse marine environments, making it a popular destination for diving. Add to that sun-drenched beaches, turquoise bays, stunning coral reefs, starlit skies gorgeous sunsets and you have yourself a one of a kind experience with our Komodo Island tours, the Komodo islands provide a stunning backdrop for riveting adventure and relaxation.

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