Located within Lesser Sunda Island, Komodo National Park is the perfect habitat for the largest living lizard, Komodo dragon. Its size can reach 3 m, weighing up to 170 kg. Because of their unusually large size, Komodo dragon becomes the main predator who dominates the land in which they live. They are of great interest to many scientists who study the theory of evolution. Rather than dragons, they are more close to being called dinosaurs. In fact, researchers believe that Komodo dragons (Varanus Komodoensis) are relatives to the ancient dinosaurs (Allosaurus and Giganotosaurus).
The Komodo dragons are now considered as an endangered species, and you can only find them in Indonesia territory. Their life habitat is being well preserved by the government in Komodo National Park, which is also entitled as one of the World’s Nature Wonders.
Do you know? Although Komodo dragons are endemic in Indonesia, they may be originated in the Land Down Under Australia. A team of scientists has found a lot of fossils from eastern Australia. These fossils were dated from hundreds to millions of years ago and are identical to the bones of present-day Komodo dragons. The discovery of the fossils revealed that about four million years ago, Australia was home to the world's largest lizards, where they evolved, and spread to the west, and finally reached the Indonesian islands nine hundred years ago.
Komodo dragon resides in 2 of 3 larger islands in Komodo National Park: Rinca Island and Komodo Island. Upon arriving in Rinca/Komodo Island, you will need to purchase the wild life observation and ranger ticket on the locket. Then you can choose the type of trek you wish to do: short, medium, or long trek. Guided by the ranger, you begin to make your way around the land, take in all the sight and sounds of the glorious nature, enjoy the unusual scenery of exotic fauna and tropical plants along the way, try your way to the top and get ready for the mesmerizing panorama of the Island and azure sea around you.
Our Komodo wild life observation tour is usually combined with snorkeling or trekking tour. You can check our basic package on PRICE - SNORKELING & KOMODO TOUR, or talk to our tour expert for a tailored itinerary suitable for you and your loved ones! CONTACT US!