Joomla TemplatesWeb HostingWeb Hosting
Home Tourist Attractions Attractions in Flores Riung

Riung village, on the coast north of Bajawa, offers beautiful coral gardens in the Seventeen Island National Reserve, as well as thousands of flying foxes.
The National Park, Pulau Tujuhbelas (Seventeen Islands), in fact has more than 20 islands, but, in a gesture of patriotism, the number was declared to 17, to conform to Indonesia's Independence Day, August 17.

The biggest island is Pulau Ontoloe which is hilly, covered with short grass and a few trees, and fringed with mangroves. On the north coast of Ontoloe Island, the large fruit-eating bats called flying foxes mass in which the mangrove tress.

Riung is a small fishing village on the north coast of Ngada district, which gives access to the 17 Islands Marine Park. Some of the islands have beautifully white, sandy beaches, and offer great snorkelling with good
reefs and interesting sea life. Boats can be arranged from every hotel in town, and there are several dive masters in Riung to take you on interesting dives.

If snorkelling or diving is not your thing, fishing and swimming in the crystal-clear waters is another option. A visit to Flying Fox Island gives you the opportunity to see these animals as they fly when the sun sets. Another attraction further along Riung’s coast are the giant lizards, although it is quite rare to actually see one. These lizards are more brightly coloured than the Komodo Dragons.

The population of Riung is a mixture of Islamic Buginese and Catholics from the hinterlands. Corn and rice of catholic farmers are added to the fish of the Islamic fishers. The farmers export copra, coconuts, dried fish, tripang and tuna.

The women weave typical sarongs of the Riung-area, with yellow and red flowers on a blue-black background. They are not very cheap to buy.

There are rumors that Komodo dragons are hiding in a cave near the Damu Bay, but Indonesian representatives of the WWF never confirmed it really were Komodo Dragons that were hiding there. A dragon, of unknown species, was found in the environment of the cave in 1991 and now lived in a
cave of the KSDA. They will show you the captured dragon for a small fee.


Product Listing
From East to West of Southern Indonesia Motorbike Tour in 26 Days / 25 Nights
We welcome you to join our Grand Tour "From East to West of Southern Indonesia Motorbike Tour". This tour will start from Maumere the capital of Sikka regency in Flores, East Nusa Tenggara and finish in Yogyakarta after 26 days riding on your motorbike. Not only this is our longest trip but also it will give you total experience that last forever. Nature beauties, interesting cultures, magnificent temples even the pre-historic Komodo Dragon, we have it all.
Mt Bromo, Ijen Crater & Surrounding in 5 Days / 4 Nights
Riding in the breeze, darkness & covered by early morning mountain mist, crossing the sea-of-sand to explore the sunrise from the peak of Mt Penanjakan, climbing up 245 stairs to the peak and sacred Mt Bromo. Push your stamina for racing with local sulfur miners up to the Ijen Crater and closed with relaxing night at Batu hill resort in Malang. All will be done in 5 Days and 4 Night motorbike touring with
Splendid Java Motorbike Tour in 10 Days / 9 Night
Ride your motorbike from the capital of heritage Yogyakarta to the dense of Meru Betiri National Park where Javan tigris are still believed roaming in the middle of the night. Stop over to admire the beautiful sunrise cracking up slowly from behind of Mt Bromo and also keep up your fitness by trekking up to Ijen Crater.
Chat with Us