How to Have Wilder Adventure on Komodo Tour

The enticing idea of going somewhere remote, far deep from the beaten path, get disconnected from the rest of the world, and get the chance to enjoy tropical idyll in nature’s finest setting are what drive many of us to book a Komodo tour. Everything on Komodo, Flores, seems like straight from the wilderness. Journey to Komodo offers breathtaking experiences that would be difficult to refuse; an opportunity to have direct encounter with the last dragon of the earth—the Komodo dragon, endless exploration on vast savannah fields, observing wildlife animals interaction in their natural habitat, and the joy of finding beautiful hidden spot all for yourself. However, some people are just born with insatiable crave for extra dosage of adventure—and here’s some simple way to quench the thirst.

How to Have Wilder Adventure on Komodo Tour

Embark on Solo Travel

If you are constantly seeking for challenges and unexpected adventure, brace yourself to embark solo. There are many Komodo tour who are selling for solo slots—which goes more popular by “Open Trip”. In this kind of trip, you gonna buy a slot on the liveaboard for yourself, get set up with random cabin mates for the whole voyage, and exposed to exciting ideas that might be coming from your travel companions. Say yes to every possible ideas and let the whims of newly-found friends open the gate to unexpected escapades!

Bring Tent or Hammock Along!

Make your bag as your compact home. Never settle in one hotel unless you want to shut the door to adventure. Set aside some time for further Flores exploration after the Komodo tour with liveaboard ended. There are still so much things to see in the mainland Flores beyond the national park! Take time to get deep into the Cunca Rami Waterfall, Rangko cave, Cunca Wulang canyon, and the majestic Kelimutu mountain. When you are in Flores, sign up for hostel-hopping (give you varied experience), road tripping, and of course, tent camping (or hammock camping). Spend at least one of the night under the bare, luminous night sky. In a land as pure as Flores, that experience would feel almost magical. 

Find the Alternatives from the Mainstream Travel

Komodo tour is hardly possible to do without making arrangements with the boat tour operator. Well, unless you are willing to charter a whole boat for yourself (super expensive) or rent small fishing boat and sail it yourself (not really comfortable nor recommended). In the other hand, many tour operators has fixed, mainstream itinerary on their hands—which means you are having no option than following the mainstream paths to visit the “must sees”. If possible, look for Komodo operators who lets you personalised the itinerary, suggest lesser-known islands other than the famous Padar or Rinca, or hire professional local guides who know a lot of special places that’s still hidden from mainstream tourists. 

Happy wandering, dear WanderLust!

What Is Hammock Camping and Will You Needs It?

The first time I was hearing about the hammock, I don’t even know what it is. Yes, that’s how outdated I was about many things. But, surely that camping couldn’t be the great thing in my life, I mean, I have known about it since I was a kid.

People are getting new things all the times. So with me when not so long ago introduced to the camping with a hammock.

What is hammock camping and should you experiences it?

As it was the new thing in my life, later I was reading articles that was saying it as its original name was the Hamaca. That’s all I know about the history of the hammock itself. I can’t even remember about the involvement of the Mayan and Mexican in finding the hammock before. But if you are curious about it and all other history stuffs, you’d better find them all at the other sites or references.

And then until now and today, when it comes to the question about “what’s the hammock for camping is?” then I will simply gives an answer like this:

“Hammock camping is the way of camping where the campers will be sleep on the suspended hammock that mostly will be higher than where they are standing.”

That’s all I know about it.

Hammock itself is the fabric that shaped no different with the blanket but there will be the hooks on its both ends so it can be hanged between the stands or any other vertical objects. Its setup is no different with how you will tie the rope on its both side, as simple as that.

Should you experience a hammock camping?

While this can’t be an obligation for everyone of us, yet, hammock camping is still recommended by many people out there since there are many benefits of it.

At first, I was thinking that camping using a hammock itself is only for the travelers that are heading to somewhere or those who want to camping as well. Later, I have found out that the hammock itself can be used at our own home and is also recommended if you want that.

As the hanging sleeping system, apparently it can be used both outdoor and indoor to take a sleep or rest.

One of the hammock camping manufacturer has been said that “being disconnected from the ground doesn’t mean less intense experience.” I do really agree with that since sleeping above the ground can be that interesting.

The funny thing I was thinking about that is how people will be getting the well sleep while shaping their body as if like the banana-shape? The secret is actually at how tight or loose the suspension is. It is truly comfortable and you will likely to fall asleep faster than sleeping on a bed. I have no idea how it can be like that, but I am now thinking about the hammock for the babies that can make them sleep very well by giving it the gentle swing.

Knowing that the hammock can be good for our time to fall asleep, which is faster, I think it will also useful or at least can be suggested to your friends of family with Insomnia. They can try to get a sleep on a hammock and see if they can be healed by the times of doing that. And they shouldn’t get to go out for camping first since using it in the house can also be possible.

If you will need to experience the hammock while camping at outdoors, that can be interested too. Sleeping under the bright stars in the bright night can really be the beautiful thing you can get. And you will do it comfortably while hanging on a hammock, so there will be more better things you can get on your trip.