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Rinca Island

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Address: Komodo National Park, Komodo 86554, Indonesia
07:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Rinca Island, Komodo Island and Padar Island are the main islands of Komodo...

Rinca Island, Komodo Island and Padar Island are the main islands of Komodo National Park. Famous for some of the world's best dive sites and their popular inhabitant - the Komodo dragon - the area attracts thousands of tourists each year. Treks on Rinca Island start from the ticket office at Loh Buaya. You also have the option to choose between three trails. The shortest trek takes 30 minutes. It is an easy, shaded walk that passes an artificial waterhole before ascending to a small hill with a view over the bay. The one-hour medium trek winds between dragon nests and out into the sunshine across an exposed savannah that is studded with lontar palms. For the best opportunity to see dragons and their prey, choose the two-hour trek past a permanent waterhole and across steep, exposed slopes that offer breathtaking views

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Dragon thrill and amazing landscapes

I liked Rinca more than Komodo. I could take good pictures of dragons hanging around rangers kitchen and enjoy a "never land" landscapes. Visit Crocodile Bay and enjoy the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I liked Rinca more than Komodo. I could take good pictures of dragons hanging around rangers kitchen and enjoy a "never land" landscapes. Visit Crocodile Bay and enjoy the beautiful nature and scary dragons.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Trek with dragons! Also, much more to see. Monkeys and buffalos and stunning views. If possible, choose the longer trek -you get to see more untouched lands. If it's rainy season, bring a poncho. Also get ready to wet your feet. =)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Guaranteed sightings of dragons and a more relaxing experience than Komodo. See my review of Komodo NP for more detail

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Komodo dragon has to be seen. And on Rinca one has, as well as on Komodo almost a guarantee. This is because the animals are fed so that there are always some near the Ranger huts. On the hike itself we saw only one. But nevertheless it is a beautiful island with breathtaking views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

A must see while, exploring Komodo National Park! A friendly, informative and helpful guide will keep you safe, while educating you about the Island, wildlife and culture of the area!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

The island is beatifull and you will surely see Komodo dragons, so if you don't have time for an overnight boat trip, Rinca is the obvious option to see the dragons coming from Flores. My only remark is that the ranger decided for us -as on Komodo island- to do a short walk, and with hindsight I would have loved... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

So exited that finally I can meet one of new seven wonders, Komodo dragon! After horrible journey in the sea (because of high waves, strong wind and rain), finally me and my family arrived at Loh Buaya, located in Rinca Island. There's local ranger that guide us during our trip in this island. The ranger always bring one long stick... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Once you arrive here, you'll be assigned a guide. He will ask you which walk you wanna do- short, medium or long. We opted for the medium walk but in hindsight we'd probably do the long one. Our walk was over too quickly. And you'll wanna spend as much time here as possible, it's really beautiful and super exciting, knowing... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This is one of the most visited island to witness Komodo's in their wilderness. and without any doubt, it do offer a clear site of Komodo's. Though, if you want to see bigger one's give it a miss!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

As a kid, I had always dreamed of seeing the Komodo Dragon in their only habitat on the planet earth Komodo national park. I took a boat to Rinca. It was not too far from Labuan Bajo maybe 2 1/2 hours. It was a dream come true to see the dragons. The staff and park rangers were friendly and I... More 

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