6 (October 24, 2018) Labuan Bajo
This day is just for moving to Labuan Bajo in Flores Island. We’ve got the flight at 12:50 PM..
Once there we need to book our tours for the next two days which,
ideally, would allow us to visit Komodo Island one day and Rinca island
the other. We’ve already paid three nights in Labuan Bajo so we’re
looking for two separated tours if possible.
As has been usual every morning in Bali, we get
our breakfast at 8 AM and our taxi is ready at 9 AM. This time we’re
going to domestic terminal in Denpasar airport. We get there in a bit
more than an hour.
Our flight is one hour delayed so we must wait
after the quick check in and security check. Around 12 PM we get into a
Pizza Hut and share a pizza by 160,000 rupees. Our flight, in a small
plane, takes off with more than one hour of delay.
We arrive at Labuan Bajo at 4 PM. It’s a small
airport and in the same room we’re waiting for our baggage in the only
belt, there are stands belonging to tour agencies and we can even see
the street from here. My idea was to ask in Alba Cruise about their day
trip to Komodo that is not appearing in their website and they answer
me they’re no longer doing that tour but point me to the ones that do a
similar one: East Cruise Komodo. I’m going to
their stand and. as that tour is exactly what I’m looking for, I book
it for tomorrow by 1,350,000 rupees per person. Then I come back to Alba
and book their Sunset Cruise for the next day. Prices are the same than
in the web site for both tours so, if you’re not looking for a private
tour, there is no point on not booking them in advance. I finally pay
50,000 in the stand for taxis for the short ride to our hotel.
With all homework already done, we go to the hotel
and rest for a while. Then we walk around to get some knowledge of the
area. We take our dinner in our hotel before going to sleep: gnocchis
with seafood and chicken wings by 194,000 rupees.