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Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

Did a tour but after visiting the man made water hole and seeing the dragons the rest was an anticlimax.the track was uneven and dangerous in places.the rain forest ordinary and the vendors very pushy.
Seeing the dragons the only highlight.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank LionelF489
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Reviewed July 28, 2019

We decided to visit the Komodo islands before they closed down for conservation next year. Unfortunately the experience of visiting the islands (Rinca and Komodo) left much to be desired. The Komodo's are enticed near where the game naturalists have their offices so that tourists can see them. The "trek" through the park is through well-worn trails with nothing to offer. Most of the komodo's near the buildings are hanging out there because they are given food by the naturalists. In short, we did see Komodo's, were we impressed? NO! I was interested though in a video that was taken by one of the naturalists - a fight between a spitting cobra and a komodo, which the komodo eventually won!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank nkrishy
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Reviewed July 16, 2019 via mobile

Komodo Island is the main one of the Komodo National Park and is one of five islands where “the dragon” is found. It is easy to access from a ship or boat, but when we went, we were bugged by a stupid local who didn’t understand the issues of high speed on water.
The island is well worth a visit, as the dragons are plentiful, but not as common as on Ranco Island (?). However, they are bigger, if size is important to a dragon! You can get very close to them, but always do exactly what the wardens tell you, these things can kill you!.
The island is mainly woodland, with some open savanna and it is dominated by an easily scaled hill.
The entrance to the island’s park is through a market run by local inhabitants; they are not invasive and will barter. You can usually get them down to slightly over half their original price! You can also buy refreshments here and there are toilets.
The wildlife was not as prolific as we initially hoped, but the problem is that fauna and flora don’t read their scripts!
Overall, a good excursion for about half a day

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank TrevorCrichton
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Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

It was very exciting experience to be able to see the komodo from very short distance. We were lucky as we could see 3 big komodo and 2 babies. According to the ranger who accompanied us, it is really possible you don't get lucky to see them.

It is compulsory for visitors to be flanged by ranger(s). For group, 1 ranger looks after 5 people etc.

There are 3 tracks to be chosen. Short=2km,medium=2.5km and long=4.5km. Ours was medium.

The best part to see the komodo and to take pictures with them.

Entrance fee=IDR 110K for local tourist and IDR= 310K for foreigners. Normally this is on top of your fee that we have paid to the tour operator.

TK-June2019

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank TaniaKansil
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Reviewed June 15, 2019

On the island very much. In addition to monitor lizards, there are still a lot of living creatures: deer, buffaloes. But the monitor lizards saw little, although the guide promised us that we would find them quickly. As a result, we wandered almost 3 hours, but still found.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank danhratnz
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