For most people who are on the island of Java may be seldom heard of the town of Labuan Bajo. Labuan Bajo is a fishing town on the western tip of Flores in the Nusa Tenggara region of eastern Indonesia. Aside from being a small fishing town, Labuan Bajo today has become one of the busiest tourist centers in Flores. This town is a stopover point for those who want to travel to the island of Komodo.
The increasing number of tourists visiting the island of Komodo makes the manager set up many extra amenities such as five-star hotel in Labuan Bajo as an effort to improve the convenience of tourists. Very interesting from Labuan Bajo is at sunset sky began to change color to orange. Here you will be offered an amazing view. The sun began to sink creates a dramatic silhouette small islands close to the port.
Besides enjoying the sunset which is so amazing, here are 5 things you must do when visiting Labuan Bajo and the tourism fee.
- Visiting Niagara Cunca Wulang
Cunca Wulang waterfall is located about 300 meters to the east of the town of Labuan Bajo. Tedapat 3 waterfalls in Cunca Wulang, but to achieve the beauty of the waterfall, you have to do trekking through the jungle for about 30 minutes. You do not need to worry because this is not a trekking strenuous activity.
After trekking for 30 minutes, you’ll be treated to views of high cliffs that are similar to Green Canyon cliffs and river water is clear blue. For a closer look at the beauty of the waterfall, you must first swim in the river is crystal clear. Love of the extreme? You can try to jump off the cliff with a height of 3 to 10 meters, such as in the movie Breaking Dawn. No need to be worried sick, because you will not feel sick at all, that there is even you will feel more fresh than usual.
Wulang Cunca waterfall is one of the tourist spot that has been recognized worldwide, even more foreign tourists who come here than tourists Indonesia.
- Trekking in the National Park Loh Liang
If you want to enjoy the real habitat of unique animals to Indonesia, this is where the right location. Loh Liang in the National Park on the island of Rinca, West Manggarai, Labuan Bajo, Flores, you can see up close how the Komodo real life.
To reach the National Park Loh Liang you will travel by boat for 3 to 4 hours. A long journey will pay off when you arrive at the park. Loh Liang National Park offers a beautiful view of the savanna, no less than Baluran National Park. Here you will be guided by the ranger for trekking through the savanna to multiple locations to be visited by a lot of dragons. Here you can see the dragons at very close range, between 2 and 3 meters. This trip is quite tiring so you have to actually prepare stamina.
- Enjoy the Sunset at Kalong Island
Visit this island, you will be treated to a super large bat populations. The best time to visit the island is when the sun begins to set. As you lay down on the boat you can stare at the scenery bats flying on orange sky.
- Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, and Travel Around with Boat
If you visit Labuan Bajo, you could not miss the opportunity to scuba diving and snorkeling, because here you will see the diversity of marine life is still natural and cannot be missed.
Here you will be diving with two instructors in the first group that you really enjoying the beauty of the underwater. Before beginning the dive, you will be briefing in advance about the locations for diving, topography, and the dive plan. During the dive later on you can find many interesting sea creatures. Starting from manta rays, sharks, tuna, groupers, napoleon wrasse, blue spotted stingrays, eels, sea snakes, octopus, cuttlefish, crabs orangutan, decorated crabs, and much more.
Some of the best diving training options and has been certified internationally, among others Divine Diving, Diving Centre Flores, Komodo Dive Center, and Blue Marlin Komodo. If you want to dive in Labuan Bajo can contact one of the training. The diving training besides providing facilities for diving also provides a package around by boat. This activity is worth your try, from a ship you can see the crystal clear sea water and coral reefs that grow in it with the naked eye.
- Kanawa Island
Kawana Island is located in Labuan Bajo. The island is discount milk-white sand with clear sea water graded blend blue to turquoise. For those of you who want to relax, to enjoy the beauty of this island while ordering food in a restaurant. You could also try hiking in the hills that exist on this island. For those of you who do not want to sit at the island try to do snorkeling. Kanawa island is the habitat for coral reefs with a variety of colors and small fish that live in it.
After amazed at five things you can do in Labuan Bajo, now it is time for us to know Labuan Bajo and the tourism fee. This fee is based on a trip to the starting point in Surabaya. If you depart from another city, try to make your own estimation.
From Surabaya to Denpasar, if lucky to get a ticket promo of Garuda Indonesia, you need to prepare Rp. 225.000,- If you prefer a road trip, you can take the minibus Travel Cipaganti costs around Rp. 170.000,-. Transportation costs Denpasar-Labuan Bajo commute by plane approximately Rp. 1.500.000, -.
Here is a list of the cost price of travel around the town of Labuan Bajo;
To Batu Caves for the Mirror, you need to set aside about Rp transport. 5.000, -. Cost of ticket and tour guide: Rp. 20.000, –
Going for a walk to Cunca Wulang waterfall, prepare the transport: as follows; if using motorcycle taxis Rp. 150.000, – and if renting a car Rp. 500.000, -. Ticket and tour guide fees are usually voluntary, between Rp. 20.000-30.000, -.
If you have more money, enjoy the special Komodo Cruise Rp. 950,000 for two days and one night. This tour presented by Foot Gatel Trip
Culinary is inseparable when we travel to a city. The cost of eating in Labuan Bajo is about 20-30 thousand a meal at the Padang food depot which are found numerous around the harbor. If you decide to have meal in the size of the restaurant as in the Tree Top Restaurant, you will need about 30-50 thousand a meal. Around Tree Top you can also find many other restaurants like Mediterraneo & Made In Italy.
The cost of transportation in the town of Labuan Bajo is relatively cheap. You can ride motorbike costs around Rp. 5,000 for far-close. While riding / rental car with minibus type is about Rp. 20.000, –
Don’t forget to prepare also the cost of stay during a trip to Labuan Bajo. Hotels in Labuan Bajo ranged Rp. 200.000 up to one million rupiah. You can select one based on the appropriate budget and needs.
Enjoy the five coolest things to do. However, the most important thing is to prepare traveling to Labuan Bajo and the tourism fee. Happy vacation!