Do you love being spoilt by nature in a wild territory? Then, Labuan Bajo trip should be on your next holiday list. It’s one of the last paradise in earth that’s still so pure and away from hustle and bustle. Labuan Bajo is actually a small port town in Flores, Eastern Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. The trip, however, extends from Flores and beyond, across the Komodo National Park. The last islands in the world where ancient Komodo Dragon resides.
First, you need to plan your Labuan Bajo Trip itinerary. Most travelers go by 3D2N trip, but you are more than welcome to extend your journey. With such limited time, you have too many gorgeous places to visit. Komodo, Padar, Rinca, and Kanawa are just to name a few. During your journey, these kick-ass things to do will surely make your holiday last forever.
1. Take a Petting Selfie with the Dragon
Of course, the Komodo dragons are the main spotlight of this journey. Seeing this ancient creature dragging their heavy body across the dry land is something you can’t see every day. These prehistoric lizards boast danger from every inch of its scaly skin. Watching the long claws, dripping saliva, and the poisonous bites that can come anytime form their strong jaws, it’s only logical to take a petting snap with the dragon. Let’s show the world your bravery to tame this largest lizard on earth. Or why not, let’s show how you sit on top of the dragon itself.
Behold, travelers. The actual ‘petting’ happened two meters behind the dragon. You can ask your rangers to help you pose and take the picture. They are actually an expert on this! You can show everyone that you pet the dragon in Labuan Bajo trip and made it back with complete limbs.
2. Jump off From the Liveaboard
Most of the time on your Labuan Bajo trip is spent in the liveaboard, so why don’t we make it fun? With all blue green waters all around you, nobody can resist the temptation to jump right away. Apparently, jumping off from the board is a must thing to do during Labuan Bajo trip. Don’t forget your sunscreen before taking the dip!
3. Stargazing in the Liveaboard
Once the sun sets, the islands and the sea fall into a deep sleep under the darkness. Go to the ship deck and lie comfortably, it’s time to loop up. The velvet blue sky is brimming with hundreds of constellations. Million of stars twinkling brightly. You are completely isolated in the middle of endless sea and sky. Without civilisation around, there’s no light pollution to disturb you. you can even see the milky way with your naked eyes. Stargazing is one of that thing in Labuan Bajo trip that you need to find by yourself. It’s available all the time, but will you find time to do it?
4. Float in Taka Makassar
Yes, everybody know about the famous Manta Point, but does anyone know about Taka Makassar? Lies right next to Manta Point is Taka Makassar, a hidden haven to spoil your Labuan Bajo trip. An atoll with very pristine sandbar ,Taka Makassar offers alluring relaxation. You can spend the whole afternoon hosting private beach lunch in the tiny island, or swim in the shallow water. So shallow that you can sit in the water or lie afloat. The gradation of color will make your jaw drop. It’s the combination of white, clear blu, turquoise, and green.
Go take your drone and stylish floaters. It’s time for some gorgeous aerial photo that will make everyone gasp with awe.
5. Let Your Breath Taken Away by Padar Island Aeral View
Padar is, definitely, a super must-do on Labuan Bajo trip. Hike the hills and reach the top. Nothing can beat the majestic aerial view of the whole Komodo landscape form Padar hilltop. You will be rewarded by the exotic curves of the three beaches and the surrounding islands. Tumultuous hills and endless sea spread from every direction. The view is almost surreal.
6. Get the Best Grilled Fish in Fish Market
End your Labuan Bajo trip with freshly grilled fishes in the port town. Growing from a fisherman village, labuan Bajo is famous for its seafood cuisine. And they are finger-licking good! Head to the fish market where the fishes are still fresh. Ask them to cook your food—grilled or fried. There are plenty of selection along the market while you are strolling with greed. Don’t forget to sanitise your hands!