Rangko Cave
Rangko Cave
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Indra C
Jakarta, Indonesia22 contributions
come around noon i.e 10 am to 3pm or it will be dark. Water is still / calm (little to minimum current) -should be save for most people to swim in
Written May 12, 2022
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Erly Fitrianti
Jakarta, Indonesia3 contributions
Family
This was my first trip to Labuan Bajo, plus this time I was traveling with my children, so I had to make child-friendly travel plans.

As I stay for 4D 3N at Loccal Collection, one of the most beautiful place facing the ocean at Labuan Bajo, we have one plan to visit Goa Rangko (Rangko Cave) which the itinerary is managed well by the hotel. The front office Manager, Mr. Rian Hidayat have half day tour arranged for us.

Doing our research, Rangko Cave has beautiful place for swimming a dark place inside the earth. But going there ourself is really an adventure which bring great experience for my children. We spent 15 minutes small boat to Dusun Rangko. Then we take slippery track due to rainy season into the jungle for about half kilometers back and forth. The tour guide, Mr. Adrian really motivated my children and was very patiently deliver them twice to swim the cave, to swim until the deeper side. Thanks to him because mommy has no interest to swim further inside. We were there for around 2 hours because Adrian said we have to wait until the sun fully shine into the cave.

He also gave us right timing to do the explore and then stop us right on time to got back, due to predicted bad weather. We arrived at Labuan Bajo, just right on time before the storm hits. Thanks for good instinct, Adrian.

We feel that the tour service is extraordinary, making our time at Labuan Bajo unforgettable.
Thank you Mr Rian and Mr Adrian for the great experience for my kids to swim Rangko Cave.
Written March 5, 2022
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Ryan W
14 contributions
Family
This was a great lttle adventure for us!
It was a fun day being on the boat and the cave was awesome! We had a good swim here and searching for bats. The water fresh and clean. After we had a little picnic on a dessert island near by. It was one of the best trip we ever had!
Written October 22, 2021
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Marcus Sant
Jakarta, Indonesia129 contributions
Couples
The starting point is from a Harbour (please pick Dermaga Cinta) to go to the Rangko Cave. The trip is about 10 min. Just go and ask the fisherman or the boat owner! If you go through a third party person (calo), you will be charged double. I got Mr. Jainudin (picture attached) and he is so nice. If you're 2 person, the fee will be 100k/person. If you're are 5 persons, it will be total 350k. More persons will be cheaper each. The cave is unique. We need to walk down and we can swim. Recommended if you want to see a different experience in Bajo.
Written October 20, 2021
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Rosy C
Jakarta, Indonesia9 contributions
Dhevon is a very reliable, friendly guide for Rangko Cave and other destinations from Labuan Bajo. He will drive you to Rangko village and arrange the boat to reach the cave where you can relax in the cool water.
Dhevon also arranged an evening visit to Pulau Kalong to watch thousands of flying foxes fly at dusk (very tranquil) and a fabulous day visiting Padar, Komodo and various beautiful beaches. WhatsApp: +62 813 3737 0614
Written April 2, 2021
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TanjungBaraDiver
Kerobokan, Indonesia1,659 contributions
This is an interesting visit but the cave itself isn't huge. We took dive masks which are handy in the water. Water seems very salty, I had no difficulty floating but it is probably mostly just seawater. Wear swim gear - there's nowhere to change. It's quite tricky getting into the water as the rocks are alternately sharp and slippery, however there are steps some of the way. There's a small fee payable at the arrival dock (that they don't tell you about, so remember to bring some small change) and maybe be a little picky with the boat - ours 1. had no muffler on the motor so was pretty much deafening and 2. broke down twice on the way (fuel blockages). The walk from the dock is not difficult. Early afternoon is better as that's when most of the light comes in.
Written October 19, 2020
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Monct
Montreal, Canada55 contributions
Friends
The road to the fishing village where you have to take a boat is now paved! It took us less than 50 minutes from center Labuan Bajo to get to the fisherman village. Cost for the boat hire was 300,000RP it takes 25 minutes to get to the park, there you have to pay 50,000RP entry tax per person then a short hike of 10 minutes to get to the cave. The cave is really nice. If you have swim in Mexico Cenotes, it will not impress you however. If it is the first time you go swim in a cave, then you will be impressed. The entrance of the cave if extremely slippery, BE CAREFULL!!!
Written February 23, 2020
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Susan W
Kiama, Australia29 contributions
Short trip to cave. Go through paddock and someone will find you and pay a small charge. Suggest having swim gear on before going and joggers (rough climb in for bare feet).
Take gear into cave and leave as its small and gear is within sight. No obvious threats when we were there.
Pretty good for rubbish in paddock and cave for Indonesia.
Time is best in mid day to afternoon when sun filters through. Warm, crystal clear, a few fish if you have snorkel.
Written February 11, 2020
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KM G
Sydney, Australia33 contributions
our visit was in low season and so only one other couple of people there at the same time - and in fact we had it to ourselves for most of the time. The water doesn't look like the pictures! Its dark and a relatively steep and slippery last few metres to access the water, which is refreshingly cool. I can only imagine the chaos in a busier time of year!
We also stopped for a quick snorkel at the local beach which was fun. Cost was RP500 for the driver to bring us out and back to Labuan Bajo (which was probably at the high end!), 100 each for the boat and 50 each for park fees.
Written January 31, 2020
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AirFuss
Singapore, Singapore550 contributions
Family
With all the effort and the money you put in to reach the village from Labuan Bajo and then take a boat to the cave I would not suggest going there until you have extra days in your itinerary at Labuan Bajo.

The cab takes around 500k to the village and 200k for the boat which is 15 min boat ride each side.

If you are not going there for swimming then no use of going as you will hardly spend 15-2 mins in the cave as there is nothing much to see. The cave itself is dark and extremely slippery. I will not suggest going here with kids.
Written January 6, 2020
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