Terletak diantara Sumbawa dan Flores, pulau Komodo dan Rinca adalah daya tarik utama dari Taman Nasional Komodo yang diakui UNESCO. Bentuk perbukitan bergerigi di pulau-pulau itu, yang dilapisi sabana dan dibatasi dengan hutan bakau, adalah rumah bagi komodo atau ora prasejarah, kadal terbesar didunia.
Pulau Padar, berlokasi strategis antara Komodo dan Rinca, adalah spot fotografi favorit yang sangat indah, memberi reward bagi mereka yang diharuskan menaiki tangga untuk mencapai puncak spot foto, yang akan disuguhkan pemandangan tiga teluk menakjubkan yang bertransisi dari warna biru laut ke biru safir.
Pulau-pulau terpencil ini dikelilingi oleh perairan paling bergejolak di Indonesia. Pertemuan arus hangat dan dingin dan mengembak biakan iklim termal yang bergisi dan gelombang pasang surut yang menarik banyak kelompok pelagis, termasuk lumba-lumba, hiu, pari manta, dan paus biru. Terumbu karang di sini sebagian besar masih asli. Dengan beberapa penyelaman terbaik di dunia, tidak mengherankan jika liveaboards melintasi perairan ini antara bulan April dan September sebagai periode menyelam terbaik.
Tourism is travel for pleasure or business; also the theory and practice of touring, the business of attracting, accommodating, and entertaining tourists, and the business of operating tours. Tourism may be international, or within the traveller’s country. The World Tourism Organization defines tourism more generally, in terms which go “beyond the common perception of tourism as being limited to holiday activity only”, as people “traveling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes”.
Tourism can be domestic or international, and international tourism has both incoming and outgoing implications on a country’s balance of payments. Today, tourism is a major source of income for many countries, and affects the economy of both the source and host countries, in some cases being of vital importance.
Hiking is the preferred term, in Canada and the United States, for a long, vigorous walk, usually on trails (footpaths), in the countryside, while the word walking is used for shorter, particularly urban walks. On the other hand, in the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland, the word “walking” is acceptable to describe all forms of walking, whether it is a walk in the park or backpacking in the Alps. The word hiking is also often used in the UK, along with rambling (a slightly old-fashioned term), hillwalking, and fell walking (a term mostly used for hillwalking in northern England). The term bushwalking is endemic to Australia, having been adopted by the Sydney Bush Walkers club in 1927. In New Zealand a long, vigorous walk or hike is called tramping.It is a popular activity with numerous hiking organizations worldwide, and studies suggest that all forms of walking have health benefits.
In the United States, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, and United Kingdom, hiking means walking outdoors on a trail, or off trail, for recreational purposes. A day hike refers to a hike that can be completed in a single day. However, in the United Kingdom, the word walking is also used, as well as rambling, while walking in mountainous areas is called hillwalking. In Northern England, Including the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, fellwalking describes hill or mountain walks, as fell is the common word for both features there.
snorkelling) is the practice of swimming on or through a body of water while equipped with a diving mask, a shaped breathing tube called a snorkel, and usually swimfins. In cooler waters, a wetsuit may also be worn. Use of this equipment allows the snorkeler to observe underwater attractions for extended periods with relatively little effort and to breathe while face-down at the surface.