How big is your desire to explore the Flores archipelago in Indonesia? If that is one of the thing you have to experience once in a while, then the Komodo boat trip packages can be the best option for you.
Indonesia in general had been known as the archipelagic country with thousands of islands. In Flores itself as one of the province called as East Nusa Tenggara, the comparison between the land and sea area is 47.349,9 km2 for the land dan 200.000 km2 for the sea area. It is not a secret that there are many other provinces or cities Indonesia that are dominated by the water. At Flores, there are hundreds of the uninhabited islands. In fact, inhabited islands may not be more than 50 while 500 more other islands are uninhabited from around 566 islands in total. Not to mention that there are also still many of the nameless islands until today.
Never ask me what the governments were doing ever since.
Knowing the above facts, you have now more reasons for exploring the Flores islands besides another main reason among the travelers which is to see and monitor the Komodo dragons. You can’t really think about Flores without relates it with the Komodo Island or other around islands. Since the Komodo Island and some others are included into the Komodo National Park situated within the Lesser Sunda Islands, then the plan to get the Komodo boat tour packages will be the great choice for many of the travelers. Those islands you are about to visit in your archipelago voyage are located in the border region between the 2 provinces which are the East Nusa Tenggara and West Nusa Tenggara.
Which islands are perfect to visit on your Komodo boat trip?
While all the existing islands are actually perfect to visit during your Komodo boat trip, you may haven’t much times for all of them. There should be one or some of the main and must-to-visit islands you have heard from the other travelers before. For the first step, most of the travelers will have begun their journey from the city of Labuan Bajo to reserved the hotel as well as the boat. The main island that is targeted to be visited must be the Komodo Island to see the dragons. Either it will be your first stop or not, you are mostly will get to the island.
Next, Padar Island is possible to be your second favorite island during the boat trip. It is located right before the Komodo Island. One of the fascinating thing about this island is, its view from top of the hill is the best in the world for me. I am saying it for true. It is so magical and you can hike the hill for around half of hour or up to 1 hour.
For the third, you may want to visit the Rinca Island. It is located right before the Padar Island if the sailing started from Labuan Bajo. So now you have known that all the third islands i have mentioned are located in parallel. And it all depending on the travel agent you are reserved where will be the first starting point and the last island should be visited on your Komodo boat trip package.
The above three islands can’t be all of your Komodo bucket list, but they are may be the top priority among the others.
Specially for this island hopping in Flores, the liveaboard package can be vary according to your schedule and time. There is a full day trip for that, but you have to understand that the short time traveling is usually won’t experience the journey at its best. Yet, you still can experience it if you need. But, I would prefer to at least get the 3 days of Komodo boat tour or more than that. It is because you are possible to do almost anything of what the islands have been providing us. Likewise with the services provided by the tour agent, you may get surprised.