The endogenous Komodo dragons are the iconic mascots of West Flores. Komodo and its surrounding islands were designated as a National Park in 1980. In 1977 UNESCO declared the Park as a "Word Nature Heritage Site,” with the further designation of “Men and Biosphere."
On the mainland of West Flores a wide variety of mountainous treks in remote and rarely visited areas can be found and are waiting to be explored. Hire a local guide who brings you from Labuan Bajo to one of the deepest volcanic crater lakes in the world in Sano Nggoang or support a community development project by trekking with the well trained guides and porters of the Roe Ecotourism Association.
Cunca Wulang Canyon allows you to see waterfalls, canyon, and natural caves. Trekking to and from the site in forest trails is another great experience
Visit one of West Flores’ traditional villages to gain insights on local culture and the daily lives of local residents. Friendly and welcoming villagers are eager to share their traditions and folklore with international visitors.