Kalong (Flying Foxes) Island, Labuan Bajo

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  • August 17, 2017
    We dropped anchor next to this island, we say yes "the sunset is beautiful". And suddenly, the show begins. It is blown away by the amount of bats coming out of the mangroves, but the guide tells us that we have not seen anything yet. Yes, density increases even more... they fly, fly, fly, and this show lasts a long time. Magic! To see from the bridge of the boat with a small Bintang and the Pisang goreng...
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  • August 17, 2017
    The island is very beautiful. must visit. You need to visit the island at noon when sun set. the view is stunning  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    Have the opportunity to live an unforgettable experience of those who remain in the retina and in the memory forever. Little more exciting and pleasurable to feel the breeze of the wind while you boat is moored to watching the sunset between the island of flowers and the small island or mangrove of Kalong and be able to see the output of the small island of hundreds, thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands of fruit bats (flying foxes, fruit bats or whatever you call it in English) every day between 6 and 6.30 in the evening just after the sunset an amazing show. Suddenly a bat just a shade above the island fluttering, wants to enter, you want to go. No distinction well. I take binoculars and see another shadow and another and suddenly a flock of giant bats. I leave the binoculars. Not is if you keep looking wonderful sunset or the beginning of the flight of thousands of bats who embark on a short flight from his refuge in the island of Kalong and where away from human annoyance or other predators have spent the day eating or lounging to return to the main island of Flores where they will remain until before dawn to return. And so one day and another day and all of the year. A unique ritual. Without words. Today there are still few tourists and is perhaps one of those experiences still special and away from mass tourism. Perhaps this review help has encouraged more people. That is good or bad to preserve this. I don't know. But I needed to write it and nor do I have the privilege to have been able to enjoy myself and others do not. There are no words and must be seen. You can rent a boat in Lambua under which is a quick and inexpensive option or do it in a pot of luxury offering tours in the surroundings of Komodo and the possibility of overnight and make things more at your own pace. It is more expensive but also more unique this will change in a few years since in Lambua on the island of Flores and port of arrival on the island is beginning to develop a tourist industry which will attract more people.
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