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Labuan Bajo Culture Discovery
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Labuan Bajo Culture Discovery

By Explorcation Indonesia
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Duration: 10h
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Live guide: English
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  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Melo Village
  • Entry/Admission - Batu Cermin Cave
  • Entry/Admission - Amelia Sea Hill
What's not included
  • Personal expenses
  • Flight tickets


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infants must sit on laps
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 163572P21

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        Which attractions will I visit with Labuan Bajo Culture Discovery?
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        How much is Labuan Bajo Culture Discovery?
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        Which company provides Labuan Bajo Culture Discovery?
        Labuan Bajo Culture Discovery is hosted by Explorcation Indonesia. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Explorcation Indonesia on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Labuan Bajo Culture Discovery on Tripadvisor

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 163572P21

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        Itinerary
        • You'll get picked up
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        • 1
          Melo Village
          Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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        • 2
          Batu Cermin Cave
          Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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        • You'll return to the starting point
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        • Explorcation Indonesia
          36
          Ubud, Indonesia
          Joined in June 2019
        • simonjdrummond
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Komodo Dragons, the giant lizards and Manta Ray, the graceful giants of the ocean.
          Long day, busy day, but ticking a number of boxes on the bucket list. First trip to Indonesia and really wanted to see the amazing Komodo Dragons. Not disappointed, saw about 10 in the National Park. Even better for me on the day, was the snorkelling with 6 or 7 giant Manta Ray, just wish I had an underwater camera. Great memories and stunning scenery. Fantastic coral reefs, teeming with life, at several snorkelling stops that day. Great trip.
          Written February 12, 2024
        • DharmaBum1965
          0 contributions
          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          Mixed experience
          I booked this trip because it appeared to give the longest time on Komodo of the many advertised. However, we were on Komodo for 90 minutes, 20+ of which were in the market. The ‘trek’ claimed to be 2.5 km but 40 minutes of slow walking does not cover that distance, especially with stops. On the plus side, we saw juvenile and adult dragons, although the latter were surrounded by tourists with guides encouraging the ‘look at me touching a Komodo dragon’ shot. The other stops were mixed: Padar has great views; pink beach has great snorkelling, as does the snorkelling stop after Komodo; Manta Point would probably be great if there were mantas, not if there are not (not complaining, as obviously these are wild animals; and the final stop was unnecessary, especially with rain coming. Staff on the boat were great and lunch, snacks and drinks were good. Overall, pleased I did it but wish there was a trip that went to Komodo only and spent a decent time there.
          Written December 6, 2023
        • emmasT4185JF
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A fun Pedal/Paddle/Peak!
          We really enjoyed this! Our driver Ubie (not sure if I have spelled that correctly) picked us up from our hotel in Seminyak at 7:30am and took us on the long drive up to the North Bali area. Only 60-odd kms but it took about 2 hours due to the sheer amount of traffic on the roads (and it gets pretty twisty once you get up into the hills). Once we arrived we met Eddie, our guide for the day. He explained that we'd be doing pedal-paddle-peak rather than peak-paddle-pedal, for reasons that were soon made quite obvious. The first cycling part was practically all downhill, and we're talking some extremely steep declines where we were on the brakes a lot. It would have been extremely difficult to cycle up those hills! After we got to the bottom we continued on the bikes through a lush rainforest (the off-road tyres on the bikes came in handy here) before making our way past a couple of temples and to Tamblingan lake. From there we paddled across the lake (sore arms by the end!) for a quick look at another temple, before starting our trek back up through a different part of the rainforest. Eddie pointed out different plants and trees and happily answered all of our questions as we wandered through a pristine setting, only interrupted by a few other tour groups coming past the other way. After about an hour of walking around on fairly level ground we finally started the last part of the hike, which was pretty much just going up to get back to near where we started. We emerged back onto a main road right near a restaurant where we thankfully were able to sit down and rest and had a delicious meal of chicken and rice. After lunch Ubie drove us all to the nearby waterfall where we spent 15 minutes or so taking pictures (beautiful setting), before dropping off Eddie and driving back to Seminyak. A wonderful day out seeing a different part of Bali. Things to note: - Wear comfortable shoes. Cycling and paddling parts were pretty easy but hiking up the hill was challenging in parts. There are guide ropes/structures in certain places to help but you don't want to do this in sandals/thongs. - Eat a decent breakfast beforehand, or take a snack. We got picked up at 7:30am and ate lunch at around 1pm (Eddie got us some fruit from a local seller which we ate mid-morning). You will be hungry (and sweating) by the time you finish the uphill part of the walk. - Wear sunscreen and take some water. You'll be in the shade for quite a decent part going through the rainforest areas, but you'll still see a lot of sun during the day. Eddie gave us a 600ml bottle of water each, but we went through those plus another 1L bottle between us. - Take a little cash with you. Lunch is included - and really tasty - but drinks were extra. We bought two cokes to have with lunch which was $IDR 20,000 ($AU 2.00). Also it might be nice to tip the canoe pilot/Ubie/Eddie a little something for their work over the day. - Be prepared for a long day. 2 hours in the car to get there, 6 hours of activity + lunch, 2 hours to get back to the hotel (if you are staying in Seminyak). You won't be getting back until 5pm or so.
          Written October 21, 2023
        • RebeccaC696
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great to see what Labuan Bajo has to offer
          Ok let me start by saying how helpful the team at Explorcation were. My flight was delayed so I was arriving in Labuan a day late. I whatsapped Explorcation and the without hesitation moved the date of my excursion and offered to collect us from airport, with all our luggage, done the day, then dropped us off at the hotel afterwards We started the day with a prompt collection. The tour is private so just my husband and I, a guide and a driver. Our order of schedule was slightly different to advertised. We started with a quick photo stop at the viewpoint. We next headed to batu cermin cave. You have another guide show you around the cave with fossils and history. Unfortunately, we were too early to see the mirror effect. However we still thoroughly enjoyed it as we love geology. We then get a boat over to rangok . We swam inside the lake in the cave and absolutely loved it. There were quite a few tourists when We arrived but once they left we had about 15 mins to ourselves. We then had some time on the beach and swimming in the sea. Our guide was lovely, super helpful. He never rushed us at all. We could safely leave our luggage in the car with the driver. We opted to not stop for lunch as we weren’t hungry and after 3 days of travelling wanted to go to our hotel. This was a great start to our Indonesian trip
          Written September 30, 2023
        • A5948KCnathaliec
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          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          nice but should improve
          A bit sad that the first stop to see the fishes was on a spot where most of the corals are dead so not much fishes. Disapointed that we did not stop at the second spot to do snorkeling, so we arrived much earlier on the spot to see the Komodo dragon and could have seen much more of them one hour later as they were begining to go out when we left as the sun was lower. Also if we stopped at the second spot of snorkeling we wouldn't have had to wait 1h30 to see the sunset in a place were there was not much to do as to wait. the staff was barely friendly. So i will say, very expensive for what we get.
          Written September 25, 2023
        • Extraordinary794040
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          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Island hopping
          This tour group provided transportation from and to our resort, has an amazing staff which informed about each island stop and was accomodating throughout the trip. The boat is clean and comfortable. The trip seemed lengthy though. Two of the island stops could be avoided. Instead more time could be spent snorkling at the reefs viewing various fish and sea animals.
          Written September 24, 2023
        • koheio183
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great memories with komodo dragons
          The total contents were excellent. The guide was very friendly, he made a great memory for our trip.
          Written September 22, 2023
        • MichaelA249
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Memorable day on tour with Explorcation
          Such a memorable day with the Explorcation crew. The day was fun, entertaining and educational. This is one of the few tours that views dragons at the closer Rinca island rather than the more distant Komodo island. We were lucky to see multiple dragons in the wild, buffalo, deer and a wild horse. The guide on Rinca was very knowledgeable with a good sense of humour. We felt safe with main guide and a secondary to keep an extra eye out for rogue dragons. Big thanks to our main tour guide Alex who entertained, informed and coordinated the trip. Alex has the personality that can light a room!
          Written September 20, 2023
        • RebeccaC696
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Lovely adventure
          I initially booked with Exploration, but later realized they use a third-party operator, D-Tours, for Komodo tours. Booking directly with D-Tours can save you money. However, the booking process with Exploration was straightforward. Their quick WhatsApp responses, usually within 3 minutes, made it convenient. When we faced unexpected flight delays to Labuan Bajo, they seamlessly rearranged our tours without any hassle. I messaged them on WhatsApp, explained the situation, and they promptly responded with, "No worries, this has been sorted," which greatly eased my stressful situation. What an incredible day! It was notably less tiring than the full-day Komodo tour we slid had done. Our group was delightfully smaller, with only 13 fellow adventurers on our trip. The first hike was quite challenging, with steep terrain and somewhat questionable steps. It's important to note that this portion may not be suitable for individuals with limited mobility. The Rinca Island tour offered a unique experience compared to the Komodo Island tour. We gained valuable insights into the lives of the dragons and were fortunate to observe many of them in their natural habitat. The snorkeling spot was situated to the east and boasted shallow waters, making it accessible and enjoyable for all. The boat staff and guides truly exceeded our expectations. They not only provided excellent service but also willingly took stunning photos for us and guided us to the most picturesque spots. The flying foxes, are giant bats, were an absolute spectacle to behold. It added an unexpected and memorable element to our adventure. Overall, it was a fabulous day out that we would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone seeking an unforgettable experience.
          Written September 3, 2023
        • RebeccaC696
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          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing day, but too many people on trip
          I initially booked with Exploration, but later realized they use a third-party operator, D-Tours, for Komodo tours. Booking directly with D-Tours can save you money. However, the booking process with Exploration was straightforward. Their quick WhatsApp responses, usually within 3 minutes, made it convenient. When we faced unexpected flight delays to Labuan Bajo, they seamlessly rearranged our tours without any hassle. I messaged them on WhatsApp, explained the situation, and they promptly responded with, "No worries, this has been sorted," which greatly eased my stressful situation. I selected this tour based on its advertised group size of 25, which stood out from the other options. However, upon arrival, I was disappointed to find that the actual group size was much larger, ranging from 50 to 60 people (I counted 38 on the lower deck and a full upper deck). This deviation from the expected group size was disheartening, especially because I had hoped for smaller groups during the Komodo Island tour. Instead, we had all 50-60 of us navigating through the jungle together. Despite this setback, I must admit that the day was both terrific and incredibly exhausting. The initial hike, while challenging, featured well-constructed steps and rewarded us with breathtaking views. There were five designated viewpoints, allowing individuals to choose how far they wanted to ascend. The three snorkeling stops along the way were delightful, although some of them had strong currents that might not suit weaker swimmers. Fortunately, life jackets were readily available. To catch a glimpse of manta rays, confidence in the water and quick reactions were essential. Regrettably, a few slow swimmers ahead of me delayed everyone, causing us to miss this incredible sight. It was disappointing that some travelers' inconsiderate actions tainted this experience. The highlight of the day was undoubtedly Komodo Island, and our guide truly excelled. The pink sand beach left me in awe. However, disembarking from the boat often involved climbing across up to five other boats, making it unsuitable for those with limited mobility. The boat staff and guides were exceptional, readily taking photos for us and knowing the best spots to explore. The day was packed to the brim and unquestionably tiring, but the overall experience was undeniably worthwhile Lunch was good I provided my feedback to exploration and they said they will look into this for future trips .
          Written September 3, 2023
        • Trumpboyer86
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A view to behold - especially in the early morning
          (+) - The view at the village is magical - By sleeping together with the other travellers, you get to interact and make friends (-) - Hostel style sleeping arrangement - Cold water for shower - Simple dinner/Breakfast (Vege and egg only) - Trekking up to the village is tough, 3hrs uphill
          Written July 28, 2023
        • madelineh505
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Awesome tour with complicated communication in advance
          The tour was amazing. We were only 5 people, everyting worked very well. The views, Rinca Island and especially the flying foxes were amazing. And we had plenty of time everywhere. The only complicated thing was communication. My first trip was cancelled due to not enough people. But they only told me when I asked again for the pick up time for next morning. Then it startet postponing, confirming, 30 min later postponing again for the next days. Hard way to get there but the tour itself was great.
          Written June 4, 2023
        • Ola K
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Check entry fees but the day was good
          Tour guide was excellent and crew very good. There were some hiccups with pick up because agreed to pick up 6.15 but arrived 5.50. We were obviously not ready. Another surprise was the entry tickets that were more expensive then previously told. Check before how much exactly you have to pay in addition. The rest of the day was great.
          Written April 3, 2023
        • maciejbA1241QT
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Very good trip
          The trip was very nice. Treking early in the morning was a good idea because later in the full sun it would be unbeareble. Pink beach is beautiful, and komodo dragon are majestic :) our tour guide was nice and with good english
          Written January 15, 2023
        • 824eirikg
          0 contributions
          2.0 of 5 bubbles
          Patience required
          Very chaotic, with many delays. Be prepared for a lack of communication and long hours of waiting in the heat. Sea water came in through the windows, and luggage was stored all over the place. Some companies seem to be better run than others, but impossible to figure out how to get on the safer boats
          Written August 17, 2022
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        Stefano V
        Forlimpopoli, Italy18 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2023 • Couples
        Abbiamo fatto 6 giorni di tour dell'isola. Bello e impegnativo villaggi tradizionali parco naturale Kelimutu, 17 isole (da non perdere) risaie. Considerate però che le strade sono salita e discesa quindi se soffrite di mal d'auto valutate....
        Poi 3 giorni nel parco di Komodo varani giganti, Alba a Padar uno scenario da cartolina. E poi tanto tanto snorkeling.
        Written August 23, 2023
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