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Rinca Island

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Komodo National Park, Komodo 86554, Indonesia
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2-Day Komodo National Park and Rinca Island Wildlife Adventure from Bali
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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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“komodo dragons” (95 reviews)
“labuan bajo” (50 reviews)
“the kitchen” (38 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Komodo National Park, Komodo 86554, Indonesia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour we took recommended us to go to Rinca rather than Komodo became apparently it is a biggest chance to see it. There was a group near the rangers kitchen as they like the smell there. But we show as well one on a...More

Thank Ricardo B
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Visited the Komodo Dragons at Rinca Island. Many dive centers in Labuan Bajo offers 2 dives + a trip to Rinca Island to see the Komodo Dragons. It was a short trek to the ranger’s station to see a few Komodo Dragons (the Rangers were...More

Thank WiredL33
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Just like on Komodo you'll be able to see komodo's here guaranteed. Yes it are impressive animals and a must see when you are around, but it is the same "show" as you get on Komodo. So in my opinion visit Komodo OR Rinca, both...More

Thank Frank v
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

As other reviews have noted, there are a group of dragons who hang around the rangers buildings. This makes for great photos but you don't see them in their own habitat in the wild even here in the national park. We did see one juvenile...More

Thank wgtnmike
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Had the opportunity to visit Rinca from Labuan Bajo. By long boat it takes 2 1/2 hrs to get there. Views along the way are incredible! Saw a dolphin and sea turtle. Amazing!! Upon on arriving at Rinca you meet up with a ranger and...More

Thank Anne B
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Sailing Komodo, visit Rinca, and photo with Komodo are my first experience. Rinca is one of small island in East Nusa Tenggara. The island is famous for Komodo Dragons. Being less known and less visited than Komodo, it is a good place to see the...More

Thank ucik_nh
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

We were staying at Komodo Resort on Sebayor Island so the boat trip to Rinca Island was relatively short in comparison to a stay at Labuan Bajo. As we only had one full day to explore, the guide at Komodo Resort recommended a trip to...More

Thank Anne D
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Rinca was not as well maintained as Komodo island and for some reason, the guide we hired to walk us through the trails kept scaring away wildlife with his stick before half our group had been able to see it! (A wild Buffalo was quite...More

Thank sweetalto13
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

This one is more like a zoo compared to Komodo. They have a so called Kitchen where in our case 6 dragons were chilling. Then we did the short hike, where there are places where dragons have holes. If you have to chose, chose Komodo.

Thank Luco O
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

Between Komodo and Rinca, There are a lot of them hang out in the town in Rinca. If you like to see these dragons, go to Rinca instead of Komodo. I only saw couple of them in Komodo but a lot of them in this...More

Thank nguyenhyu
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melanoma107
26 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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