December 29, 2020, 08.28 PM

KOMPAS.com – Komodo Island in East Nusa Tenggara is a tourist destination in Indonesia for adventurous and curious travelers.

As one of the islands of Labuan Bajo, it is the habitat to one of the most ancient species of animals, the Komodo Dragon.

This renowned East Nusa Tenggara destination was also nominated as one of the Seven Wonders of the World in 2009. Here are some of the activities that you can do during your trip.

Trekking

Travel blogger Kadek Arini shared that there are three trekking routes to choose from for adventurous travelers.

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There is a short, medium, or long route during which Kadek guarantees that tourists will not have to worry about missing out on encountering the majestic Komodo Dragon.

Komodo sightseeing

No matter what trekking journey you choose, there will never be a shortage of powerful dragons to see at this East Nusa Tenggara tourist destination in Indonesia.

“There are around 2,000 living Komodo Dragons which tend to hide in the woods. At all three trekking routes, you will see many of them scattered throughout the island.”

There is important information regarding some of the Komodo Island activities specifically for women.

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Due to the strong sense of smell of Indonesia’s magnificent animal, women who are on the monthly periods are forbidden from undertaking the journey.

Take a selfie at Padar Island

As one of the key Komodo Island activities, travelers must not skip taking a selfie at Padar Island.

“The Komodo Island National Park is huge, thus the attraction is not only one island but on other islands as well, such as Padar Island.”

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Padar Island is the third-largest island at this renowned East Nusa Tenggara tourist destination in Indonesia, which can be reached by boat.

After the boat trip, tourists will arrive at an uninhabited grassland from which they can continue on a 15 to 20-minute journey to officially reach Padar Island.

The spectacular view from the top of the island is too good to skip, especially during sunset, with sights overlooking the crystal blue ocean to the luscious hills to the boats of the locals.

(Writer: Nabilla Ramadhian | Editor: Kahfi Dirga Cahya)

Source: https://travel.kompas.com/read/2020/12/23/081800427/3-aktivitas-seru-wisata-ke-pulau-komodo-dan-sekitarnya?page=all#page2 

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