Rinca is also populated with many other species such as wild pigs, buffalos and many birds. Being less known and less visited than Komodo, it is a good place to see the Komodo dragon in its natural environment with fewer people to disturb them. Day trips can be arranged from Labuan Bajo on Flores by small boat at the park headquarters. The island's area is 198 square kilometres (76 sq mi). Livin
g conditions for local people on the island are often difficult. Education facilities, for example, are quite limited for children. Some non-government organisations help with the provision of books for children on Rinca. Local people must also take some care to avoid Komodo dragons because Komodos in the area occasionally attack and kill humans.
Rinca and Komodo bracket a north-south passage between the Indian Ocean and the Flores Sea. Due to the large bodies of water and narrow gap, the waters between Rinca and Komodo are subject to whirlpools and currents in excess of 10 knots. In June 2008, five scuba divers (three British, one French and one Swedish) were found on the Southern coast of Rinca after having been missing for 2 days. The group had drifted 20 miles (32 km) from where their dive boat abandoned them. They survived on oysters and other shellfish
Komodo Sailing Cruise 02 Days 01 Night
Day 1 BAJO-RINCA-KALONG (-/L/D)
Morning flight from Bali to Labuan Bajo in West Flores. On arrival direct transfer to the harbor to get on board and sailing to Rinca. Afternoon trekking in Rinca to see the activities of Komodo dragons and other wild animals. Then leisure sailing to Kalong Island to see thousand of bats flying out from their nets. Overnight and dinner are on board.
Day 2 KALONG ISLAND-KOMODO-BIDADARI-LABUAN BAJO (B/L/-)
After breakfast proceed to Pink beach for swimming and snorkeling and after snorkeling, we will take you to Komodo Island for another hiking to see KOMODO DRAGONS and other wildlife, after trekking we take you to visit Bidadari island for another snorkeling before returning to Labuan Bajo. Tours end and you need to book your own hotel in Labuan Bajo and we will help you to book.
MINIMUM PARTICIPANTS: 4 Persons
STARTING PORT: Labuan Bajo at 14:00 Hrs
ENDING PORT: Labuan Bajo at 11:00 Hrs
PRICE PER PERSON: USD 450
Transfers in Labuan Bajo, 1 x Nights on Tropic princess phinisi on twin sharing basis, 3 x Meals per Day, Shore Excursions, Coffee/Tea & Aqua, Temporary Personal Insurance from the park.
Personal expenditure, Return flight Denpasar-Labuan Bajo-Denpasar @ Euro 220/person, Airport Tax @ Euro 5.00, Soft Drinks, Juices, Alcoholic Drinks, Transfers in Bali, Komodo conservation fund of US$ 25.00 per person