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Rinca Island

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Komodo National Park, Komodo 86554, Indonesia
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Rinca Island, Komodo Island and Padar Island are the main islands of Komodo National Park. Famous for some of the world's best dive sites and their popular inhabitant - the Komodo dragon - the area attracts thousands of tourists each year. Treks on Rinca Island start from the ticket office at Loh Buaya. You also have the option to choose between three trails. The shortest trek takes 30 minutes. It is an easy, shaded walk that passes an artificial waterhole before ascending to a small hill with a view over the bay. The one-hour medium trek winds between dragon nests and out into the sunshine across an exposed savannah that is studded with lontar palms. For the best opportunity to see dragons and their prey, choose the two-hour trek past a permanent waterhole and across steep, exposed slopes that offer breathtaking views
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“labuan bajo” (53 reviews)
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Komodo National Park, Komodo 86554, Indonesia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first trek to search for the Komodo. The guide was funny and very chatty. The walk was about an hour and we were told if we don't see any Komodo in their natural environment they will take us to the ones by...More

Thank tinkasminka
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The famous dragons are a must see if you are in the area. We chose Rinca as we were told it is better than Komodo. We were lucky to see the dragons in the mating season and though the visit on the island is short...More

Thank Krisbcd
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Rinca for the day and were met on the jetty by our Ranger Marcus. On the way to the visitor centre we spoke about the reason for our visit. A dream for me to visit as I have always wanted to photograph the Komodo...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

2hrs boat ride from Labuan Bajo. Was OK, we were quite lucky to have seen almost 9 Komodo (3 passive and 6 actives in the ground). Very hot and humid, even the short trekking was quite challenging. Thanks to our ranger, Imanuel, to have been...More

Thank PrincessCK2015
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a a awesome day trip to the Rinca island. We got there around 3pm. There are three hiking trails (short, medium and long) We wanted to do the long trail which is around 5km and should take 2 and a half hours. Unfortunately...More

Thank SR_Sydney
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

We visited Rinca Island as our first port of call from Labuan Bajo on an overnight boat trip.It was hot so take a hat.Here you will pay your 250000rph National Park fee which will then get you into all your other places around the area.You...More

Thank caddyandbellA
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

The journey can be quite long from Labuab Bajo. I have opted Rinca as there are more dragons than Komodo, therefore more chances to see these beautiful animals. Once the boat reached the open sea, the waves can be pretty intense, so prepare yourself for...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Of course most people come here to see Los Buaya Komodo National Park, and the Komodo dragons. There are 3 "treks" in the park, short, medium and long. Quite frankly, it doesn't really matter which trek you take, as a) even the "long" one is...More

Thank Gerry_W_Reisenberger
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Easy to get to from Labuan Bajo port. Save money and hire a local Tuktuk boat (desiel) for $20 @ head day return. It's 1 & 1/2 hours to Rinca island. Book the night before in the main street of L/B. Bargain hard to get...More

Thank rmcalcott
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Rinca island was the first we went to see the Komodo Dragons taking the shortest trek due to time constraints. With the same ticket, you can also visit the Komodo Island National park on the same day (only). But in my opinion, if you have...More

Thank huangchan
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melanoma107
27 March 2018|
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Response from RRajasa | Reviewed this property |
Hi! the attraction is mainly komodo dragon watching and trekking. admission is around 7USD, plus 1.5USD for each camera
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Marta L
15 May 2017|
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Response from RituRaj_Goel | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delayed response. If you are staying overnight at Labuan Bajo then you can start at about 8 am and return by 4 pm. The travel time by boat to Rinca island is only 2.5 hours. One hour in the park. Add one hour to... More
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JarDebPax
3 February 2017|
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Response from I-am-amy-nz | Reviewed this property |
Hi. We were there in August and saw heaps on both Komodo Island and Rinca Island. You'd be quite unlucky if you saw none
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