Feel the unforgettable experience in Labuan Bajo Indonesia. Stroll along the pink sandy beaches, snap photos of the picturesque Padar Island, snorkel in diverse nature, and meet Komodo dragons. During your sailing trip, explore the diverse landscapes of the Labuan Bajo Islands and the Authentic Phinisi, a traditional Indonesian boat originating from the Bugis people of South Sulawesi.
Labuan Bajo Indonesia has emerged as one of five holiday destinations prioritized for development by the Indonesian government. Labuan Bajo Indonesia is therefore a top choice for tourists who want an authentic Indonesian experience. Indonesia is an archipelago, so island-hopping and exploring beautiful beaches are a must. Labuan Bajo is also easy to reach, just a 2-hours flight from Jakarta and a 1-hour flight from Bali Island.
What should you do in Labuan Bajo Indonesia? Here are some of the unforgettable experiences in Labuan Bajo.
1. Sailing with a Traditional Phinisi Boat
Phinisi boat sailing in Labuan Bajo Indonesia is a must for travelers. The Phinisi is a traditional Indonesian boat that originated in the 14th century with the Bugis people of southern Sulawesi. Sailing with Phinisi is a unique experience of authentic Indonesian culture. It is a modern Phinisi that you will climb during your stay in Labuan Bajo. You can choose a day trip to Phinisi and return to Labuan Bajo town, or you can choose 3-days trip with Phinisi, where you will spend two nights on board. For the best Labuan Bajo experience, we recommend Phinisi trip for three days. All experiences featured in this blog (except Rangko Cave) are provided.
2. Trekking to Padar Island
Padar Island is the third-largest island in Komodo National Park, after Komodo Island and Rinca Island. The inhabited island is one of Labuan Bajo’s most popular destinations. Padar Island offers iconic landscape of Labuan Bajo Indonesia. After about 30-45 minutes of hiking to the top, you can admire the beautiful rolling hills of Padar Island. Travelers come there early in the morning to watch the sunrise or late in the afternoon to watch the sunset.
3. Unwind on Pink Beach
Labuan Bajo Indonesia has five pink beaches. Padar Island Pink Beach (Short Beach and Long Beach), Komodo Island Pink Beach, Serai Beach, and Namo Beach. However, Long Beach on Padar Island is the most visited beach by many travellers. The pink color comes from microscopic animals called foraminifera, which create the color in coral reefs.
4. Discovering Manta Point
Learn more about manta ray activities in Labuan Bajo, you can do snorkeling and diving activities to see beautiful manta rays. In addition, there are jellyfish and turtles. Finding manta rays can be a challenge at first, but it will be one of your most memorable experiences during your trip.
5. Visit the Magnificent Komodo Dragon
Komodo dragons live in five islands within Komodo National Park: Komodo Island, Rinca Island, Flores Island, Gili Motang, and Gili Dasami. Rinca Island, known as Loh Buaya Komodo National Park, is the perfect place and easiest way for travelers who want to see Komodo dragon.
There are two different hiking trails and three difficulty levels (short, medium, and long routes). It depends on your interests, but if you’re short on time, the short way is best. On a short trail, you can still see the daily life of the Komodo dragons, how they breed, and how they store their eggs for hatching Komodo babies.
6. Sunset on Kalong Island
Visit Kalong Island at Golden Hour will complete your full-day sailing trip. Kalong means bat, many bats can be seen during the golden hour. The scenery is just breathtaking. If you want to do a day trip, you can visit Kalong Island from Labuan Bajo town. The boat takes just 30–50 minutes.
7. Exploring Rangko Cave
After visiting Komodo National Park, you can visit Rangko Cave. It’s just an hour’s boat ride from the town of Labuan Bajo. Once there, hiking for approximately 10–15 minutes until you find the entrance to Rangko Cave. Discover the crystal-clear blue waters and stunning interiors of stalagmites and stalactites at Rangko Cave.
In summary, Labuan Bajo Indonesia is a site to discover the amazing landscapes of Indonesia and be inspired by Mother Nature. If you’re looking for a special experience in Labuan Bajo, check out our latest packages of open trip Labuan Bajo and private trip labuan bajo that offer an unexpected journey with a holistic experience during your trip to Labuan Bajo. Come on and save your seat with us!