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).
Living 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.
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-BIDADARI-LABUANBAJO-DENPASAR (B/L/-)
After breakfast proceed to Bidadari Island for swimming and snorkeling before returning to Labuan Bajo. On arrival in Labuan Bajo transfer to the airport for your flight to Denpasar, Bali.
MINIMUM PARTICIPANTS: 2 Persons
STARTING PORT: Labuan Bajo at 14:00 Hrs
ENDING PORT: Labuan Bajo at 11:00 Hrs
PRICE PER PERSON: USD 400
- Return transfers in Labuan Bajo
- Trekking in Rinca & Komodo Island
- 2 Nights Stay aboard, Full Meals, Coffee, Tea and Mineral Water
- Entrance Fees, Porters and Donations
- Towels & Bathroom Amenities
- Snorkeling Gear, English Speaking Cruise Director
- Any personal expenditure such as laundry
- Phone calls, tipping, etc
- Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks
- Return flight tickets Denpasar-Labuan Bajo-Denpasar of EURO 220 per Person
- Airport taxes of EURO 5 per Person
- Komodo Conservation Fund of EURO 15 per Person
We Depart everyday with min 02 person onboard