The island is mostly uninhabited and unknown to the majority of tourists; the population is about 1000 inhabitants distributed in 6 villages, all of them living on fishing and farming. In 1986 a National park was established in order to conserve and protect the extraordinary vegetation, its uniqueness and the many animal species (birds, bats, monkeys, wild pigs, deer) and a Marine Reserve with the goal of preserving the unspoiled reefs surrounding the island. A visit to Moyo Island takes the traveller on a discovery adventure of immense marine and land life and provides an escape from reality in a world where man and nature blend together offering unforgettable emotions.
Most of Moyo is a nature reserve called Moyo Island Hunting Park covering 22,537.90 ha (Decree of Minister of Forestry Number: 308/Kpts-II/1986 dated 29 September 1986), and is inhabited by macaques, wild cattle, wild pigs, barking deer, deer (Cervus timorensis) and several varieties of birds. The island rises 648m, and its centre is composed mainly of savannah and some strands of forest. The Marine Park of Moyo Island occupies the southern island. The National Park is home to long tail macaques (Macaca fascicularis), wild bovines, wild pigs, deer (Cervus timorensis) and 21 bat species, including flying foxes. Bird watching enthusiasts can observe 86 species of birds, 2 of them endangered: the yellow headed parrot and the Tanimbar Megapode bird (Megapodium tenimberensis) which is endemic to Indonesia. It nests in large sandy heaps, litter and other debris, where the heat generated by the decomposition of the organic material serves to incubate the eggs. Inside the Park there are also a few waterfalls, the biggest one is about 2 hours from Labuan Aji village, the others are in easy reach, within 15 minutes walking distance, in the forest where you will find a multitude of colorful butterflies. Most of the east and west coasts and the entire south coast of Moyo Island have been declared Marine Park. Pristine coral reefs and all their inhabitants are now protected from fishing and pollution. Divers and snorkelers have the chance to visit a truly untouched paradise, in fact, the Marine park was established long before tourism reached this area.
These two natural reserves are managed by an Office of Natural Conservation of West Nusa Tenggara, as a Technical Operation Unit of Directorate General of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation-Ministry of Forestry.
Hidden paradise behind the forest of Moyo Island, Sumbawa regency, West Nusa Tenggara, sounds of splashing water can be hear in the silence of nature. Mata Jitu waterfalls, a stunning waterfall can amazed anyone who came to this region.
Beautiful scenery complete with natural green trees made Air Mata Jitu waterfalls became one of excellent things at Moyo Island. Waterfall which has become part of Indonesian nature reserve, have been formed millions of years ago. The combination of green waterfall young and old seemed to hypnotize you to throw themselves and play in the water in this waterfall.
Mata Jitu waterfalls has four railroad and seven pools. By the locals, “Mata Jitu” is defined as springs that fall right on the pond below. The beauty of Mata Jitu waterfalls is famous up to foreign countries. In fact, the late Princess Diana has been in this waterfall. People around the waterfall are also dubbed as the “Queen Waterfall”.
The beauty of the waterfall staircase steps is not only the water coming down from above. The rocks that have formed thousands of years ago can also be seen here.
Stalactite-stalagmite adorned wall surfaces Mata Jitu waterfalls as beautiful scenery presented. Form of stalactites and stalagmites that varied the main attraction for anyone.
Day 01 : Sumbawa Besar Airport-Hotel Airport pick up at Brangbiji airport and transfer to the hotel. Free and easy, Overnight ( L, D )
Day 02 : Sumbawa Besar-Moyo Island
After breakfast, with local boat we transfer to Labuan Haji which takes 5 hours, upon arrive in Labuan Bajo, Check in at local homestay and after lunch, trek up to Matajitu waterfall and enjoy the jungle, This trek takes 2 hours and 2 hours walk back. Overnight ( B,L,D )
Day 03 : Labuan Haji-Taka Sandbar Island-Aik Manis-Lab Haji
After breakfast, with the boat and visit Taka Sandbar island and enjoy the snorkeling, Also snorkeling at Aik manis beach and afternoon back to Labuan Haji ( B,L,D )
Day 04 : Labuan Haji-Sumbawa Besar
After breakfast, leave your homestay and stop at Tanjung Menangis for snorkeling and directly transfer to Sumbawa besar and upon arrive in Sumbawa besar, Check in and afternoon visit Dalem Loka Sultan Palace, Local marke, Jorok village Overnight.( B,L,D )
Day 05 : Sumbawa Besar-Airport
After breakfast, transfer back to the airport for your next destination. ( B )
End of service
Rate: USD 420/person/twin share, Minimum 2 person
- Airport pick up and transfer
- Accommodation twin share
- 3 meals a day
- English speaking guide
- Air condition vehicle
- Private local boat
- Snorkeling equipments
- Refreshment ( Mineral water, coffee and teas )
- Return air tickets
- Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
- Any personal expenses
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