History of Flores

Marvel at the prehistoric heritage sites and traditional villages or experience cultural events while enjoying the warm welcome extended by the locals.

Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in East Nusa Tenggara, is home to the unique and rare komodo dragon. The park includes three major islands, Komodo, Rinca and Padar as well as numerous smaller ones and covers an area of about 603 square kilometres. Living in the national park amongst savannas, rain forests, white beaches and clear blue seas are about 2500 komodos. A member of the monitor lizard family, Varanidae, they are the largest living species of lizard measuring about three metres in length and weighing up to 90 kilograms.

Komodo National Park is also home to horses, wild buffalo, deer, wild boar, snakes, monkeys and numerous species of birds.

Explore Flores

Travelling across the island takes just a few days and visitors can experience amazing sights with rice paddies, lakes, smoking volcanoes and secluded beaches.

For the adventurously inclined, Flores is the perfect destination. After seeing the komodo dragons and learning about their habitat, dive at one of the numerous dive sites where you can swim with huge manta rays, dolphins and dugongs. Explore the craggy coasts and mangrove shores by kayak or canoe and visit the deep caves.

There are many excellent diving spots in the area and visits to Merah Beach, Batu Bolong and Tatawa islands are highly recommended. The fascinating underwater world around the islands hosts hundreds of species of coral as well as sponges, fish, dolphins, green turtles, sharks and stringrays. A marine reserve has been established in the area although it is largely undocumented and mostly unexplored.


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