Komodo National Park

Indonesia's crown jewel of national parks

Indonesia, Flores
Nature & Animals
1-3 days

The Komodo National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a renowned conservation area located in Indonesia. It is Indonesia's crown jewel of national parks and one the ultimate highlights of the whole country.

The national park is consisting of a group of islands. The main ones being Komodo, Rinca, Padar, and several smaller islands. It is famous for being the natural habitat of the Komodo dragon, the world's largest lizard and a symbol of the park.

Key features and highlights of the Komodo National Park include:

  • Komodo Dragons: The park is home to the Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis), a fascinating and ancient species found only in this region. These large reptiles can grow up to 3 meters (10 feet) in length and are a significant attraction for visitors.
  • Biodiversity: Apart from the iconic Komodo dragon, the park boasts diverse wildlife, including other reptiles, mammals, birds, and marine life. It's a paradise for nature enthusiasts and wildlife photographers.
  • Stunning Landscapes: The park offers diverse landscapes, from rugged coastlines and savannahs to pristine beaches and lush forests. It's a haven for outdoor activities like trekking, hiking, and snorkeling.
  • Marine Life and Diving: The waters surrounding the islands are rich in marine biodiversity, with vibrant coral reefs, diverse fish species, manta rays, sharks, and more. The park is a popular destination for diving and snorkeling due to its crystal-clear waters and abundant marine life.
  • Trekking and Exploration: You can embark on guided treks to observe Komodo dragons in their natural habitat on Komodo and Rinca Islands. Additionally, hiking trails on Padar Island offer panoramic views of the park's stunning landscapes.

How to visit Komodo National Park?

  • Getting around: Usually you will explore Komodo national park with an organized multi-day boat tour. These tours can be shared (less expensive, group travel) or private (charter your own boat with your friends or family). 
  • How many days? Depending on your budget and time a boat tour can last from 1 to several nights. The classic tour is 2 nights long.
  • Start location: typically start at Labuan Bajo on the island of Flores
  • End location: Labuan Bajo


Komodo National Park was a breathtaking experience!

  • We saw the the most stunning landscapes and blue waters
  • We encountered 6 Komodo dragons (one of them was a baby)
  • During snorkeling we saw 4 manta rays at Manta Point
  • We had the best time with the most amazing people on board our boat

We did our 2nights / 3 days tour with Captain Komodo and can highly recommend this operator. Book well in advance!