With an easy access and calm waters, the Komodo National Park is surrounded by a stunning volcanic landscape. Inhabited by the bigger Lizards on Earth, its rugged hills and clear waters take you off Bali in a blink of an eye, and is the perfect location for a laid-back vacation.
Here are some of our classic itineraries. We realized them thanks to our experience at sea. And we publish them for our readers to get a more accurate vision of what Konjo Cruising Indonesia has to offer (highlights, main activities…) in the described location. For special Komodo liveaboards requests, we will personalize these itineraries to fulfil our clients’ wishes. In case of individual bookings, they will be readjusted in accordance with the Komodo liveaboards schedule and the route of the vessel you selected.
A 50-minute flight will take you from the touristic island of Bali to the picturesque tiny port town of Labuan Bajo, from where cruises are organized. Its buzzing main street is edged by numerous dive centres, restaurants, and a whole range of accommodations.
The ultimate Experience is to travel in class Komodo liveaboards an iconic traditional Phinisi. It is from far, the greatest way to enjoy the sublime natural backdrop of the Komodo National Park and its natural charm. Besides it allows you to avoid the hassle of day trips and the hectic harbour of Labuan Bajo. It also opens the doors to some of the most intimate areas of the archipelago.
Navigating to the wild south of Rinca, you will feel like a part of an otherworldly nature documentary. Watching Komodo dragons walking freely on the beach, whilst Sea Eagles are soaring above your heads. Taking a stroll on the deserted white sand beaches of Banta island, or swimming in the pristine coral reefs alongside the magic Manta rays. Komodo liveaboards will definitely makes for an unforgettable experience.
Located in between Sumbawa and Flores, the Komodo National Park was established in 1980 to protect the largest lizards on earth (Varanus Komodoensis). This unique ecosystem is upheld as a Unesco World Heritage site in order to protect the whole terrestrial and marine biodiversity.
Tiny volcanic archipelago, the Komodo National Park offers a beautiful landscape composed of rugged dry savannah and green caped hills teeming with life. Komodo dragons are sharing their territory with wild water buffalos, deer and pigs in a full-scale safari. Long-tailed macaques enthrall the visitors. Indisputably, a mind-blowing moment…
Fortunately for tourists, dragons only inhabit four islands in the Park. Most of the pink hued beaches and the white sand banks are dragon-free. They offer a postcard-worthy landscape, perfect for leisure. Revel in an eternal bath in the warm and turquoise waters, soaking up the sun.
Short distances between the various highlights of the park allow plenty of time for land excursions. Tenders ashore, venturing around the hills or hiking up to a stunning panoramic view is an opportunity not to miss. It reveals the spectacular shape of the islands.
This pure delight still has more to reveal underwater. Its shimmering waters are hosting one of the richest marine ecosystems on Earth. The Komodo National Park is indeed acclaimed as one of the best snorkeling and scuba diving komodo destinations in the world. Free divers and good swimmers can drift along some of the most dramatic seascapes and drop offs for a more exhilarating experience. Schooling barracudas, trevallies and reef sharks are common sightings.
Put on a mask to explore this dazzling world. Blooming coral gardens bustling with activity, await your closer inspection. Numerous quiet bays and coves are a haven to organize an introduction dive, and are also perfect for the beginners. Famously known as a Manta Ray sanctuary, the Komodo National Park hosts hundreds of these majestic creatures. Witnessing Manta Rays feeding or being cleaned of their parasites will remain an unforgettable memory.
The reefs of Komodo evolved and are sustained by one of Indonesia’s main throughflows, situated between the Pacific and the Indian Ocean. This oceanic current brings nutrients for the coral to flourish and attracts large schools of fish, naturally encouraging pelagic feeding on this rich ecosystem. Enthralled by colourful pristine reefs, divers will be in awe of the hypnotic reddish anthias, dazzling you with their exciting dances upon the reef tops.
Drifting along slopes and overhanging walls are full of promises for experienced divers. Carefully using diving hooks upstream of seamounts and outcrops, you may enjoy the spectacle provided by the merciless giant trevallies hunting large schools of fusiliers. Dog tooth tuna and grey reef sharks patrolling in the blue, while large schools of barracudas and surgeonfish are hovering above the reefs.
The Southern part of the archipelago attracts macro lens underwater photographers and marine biology enthusiasts with its unique marine ecosystem. Upwelling currents bring cold and rich waters up from the deep seas, creating the perfect environment for invertebrates to inhabit and evolve. A stunning aggregation of soft coral, sponges and tunicates hosts a countless number of nudibranchs, shrimps (Coleman, Skeleton…) and crabs (orang outan, zebra…). The rarer frogfish, ghost pipe fish and pygmy seahorse are also often spotted in the area.
Chartering or joining a liveaboard in Komodo is a thrilling, and unforgettable experience with world class scuba diving Komodo on top.