It takes 5 days. Departs from Labuanbajo and at the fifth day, the cruise ship will arrive back to Labuanbajo. The first destination is uninhabited Island of Sabolon, a few hours of sailing to north-west of Labuanbajo. Here, we have time for snorkeling or just beachcombing and stays for a quiet night under the stars.
A short sail from Sabolon Island, the cruise ship stops at Mesa Island where we meet the “Sea Gypsies”, Bajo Tribe. Formerly, they lived with their family on the small boat and always sailed over the sea. They called themselves as “children of the sea”. Today, a lot of them have lived in the wooden house in the beach. From Mesa island, the cruise ship sails to Komodo Bay and spend the night at anchor.
In the morning, we go ashore at the Rangers Station in Loh Liang. From here, we have the trek in the company of some experienced rangers so we can watch the Komodo in their natural habitat. After that, it sails to Padar Island where we spend the afternoon with diving and snorkeling in another spectacular beach. Komodo Liveaboard spent the night at anchor, here.
The cruise continues and we visit the Ranger Station in Loh Buaya on Rinca Island for our second encounter with the fierce dragons, Komodo. After a short sail, we visit a Rinca village. Then the cruise ship moves to Kelor Island to have a romantic beach barbeque under the stars for the last night.
It sails back to Flores Island in the morning. And watching a spectacular ancient whip fight dance by the local Manggarai is the last schedule for the trips. We are back to Labuanbajo airport for returning to Bali by plane.
That is the unforgettable Komodo Liveaboard.
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