Rangko Cave
Rangko Cave
4.5
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  • Michelle M
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth it to any age
    We had such a great experience going to the cave. Picked up from our accomodation at 2.00pm by Luis and his driver. We were 12 people in total. The drive from Labuan Bajo to the small fishing village where we caught a small boat to the cave. Both places had toilets and change room for a small donation. The walk to the cave was a medium up hill trek that took about 15 minutes. As you approached the swimming area of the cave the ground was wet and slippery. Advice… wear reef shoes and enjoy. This is a great experience as the water in the cave is special
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 July 2023
  • RS
    London, United Kingdom76 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice swim and not heavily visited/touristy
    Firstly, our experience of Labuan Bajo is split: The Komodo tours are well defined but the other attractions are a little off the beaten track in comparison - which has its pros and cons of course (pro: not as many tourists, con: not as many amenities). We had agreed with a local taxi driver to do a few local (non Komodo) attractions and Rangko was one of them. Getting to Rangko cave was interesting - we hopped on a small boat with 2 guys who didn’t speak English. They directed us to the cave and the son came with us, he was very kind to take photos of us. We went during the afternoon and there happened to be a few others there as well. Looking at the sign in sheet they definitely get 15+ visitors a day from all over the world (they make you write your nationality), so this is definitely a tourist attraction. The cave itself is very hot and the water is cooler. It’s pleasant to swim in the water and spend some time there. There isn’t much around the cave, so you’re essentially taking a small boat across purely to visit the cave and have a swim. A good place to visit though if you want to explore western Flores.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 October 2023
  • RachelCadence
    Bali, Indonesia69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hidden gem worth a visit!
    A hidden gem! Was definitely worth visiting. Crystal blue water. Steps into the cave are quite slippery so sand shoes are ideal if you are planning to visit. The boat over took roughly 20 minutes and cost $30 return. A great activity for the family.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 January 2024
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Daydream547470
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
From the street, following the sign indicating the cave you arrive in a parking where boats are waiting to take tourist to the cave on the other sided. I was by myself and they asked me 300 K for the boat ride that seemed ridiculous and I was paying less than 200 K for sleeping. We arranged for 200 K and when I saw another tourist I asked him to share the boat with me. They wanted him to pay 200 K as well, we tried to convince them to let him pay 100 K but there was no way, so we got tired and I just asked for my money back and decided not to go to the cave. After insisting they gave me only 150 K that is unbelievable in my opinion cause they basically steal my money. Very bad experience after all
Written 8 March 2024
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RachelCadence
Bali, Indonesia69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
A hidden gem! Was definitely worth visiting. Crystal blue water. Steps into the cave are quite slippery so sand shoes are ideal if you are planning to visit. The boat over took roughly 20 minutes and cost $30 return.
A great activity for the family.
Written 11 January 2024
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Aaron R
Denpasar, Indonesia39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
An amazing, scenic place with crystal clear, blue water in this hidden gem of a coastal cave. Be careful, as the steps to access the water are super slippery, but it is well worth it.
Written 10 January 2024
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RS
London, UK76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Firstly, our experience of Labuan Bajo is split: The Komodo tours are well defined but the other attractions are a little off the beaten track in comparison - which has its pros and cons of course (pro: not as many tourists, con: not as many amenities). We had agreed with a local taxi driver to do a few local (non Komodo) attractions and Rangko was one of them.

Getting to Rangko cave was interesting - we hopped on a small boat with 2 guys who didn’t speak English. They directed us to the cave and the son came with us, he was very kind to take photos of us. We went during the afternoon and there happened to be a few others there as well. Looking at the sign in sheet they definitely get 15+ visitors a day from all over the world (they make you write your nationality), so this is definitely a tourist attraction. The cave itself is very hot and the water is cooler. It’s pleasant to swim in the water and spend some time there.

There isn’t much around the cave, so you’re essentially taking a small boat across purely to visit the cave and have a swim. A good place to visit though if you want to explore western Flores.
Written 28 October 2023
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Ama M
10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
We went early in the morning and there was no light and no water. We later found out that the best time to go is around 2pm. Maybe then it’s a better experience, but the cave is really small and narrow.
Written 1 October 2023
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Michelle M
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
We had such a great experience going to the cave. Picked up
from our accomodation at 2.00pm by Luis and his driver. We were 12 people in total. The drive from Labuan Bajo to the small fishing village where we caught a small boat to the cave. Both places had toilets and change room for a small donation. The walk to the cave was a medium up hill trek that took about 15 minutes. As you approached the swimming area of the cave the ground was wet and slippery. Advice… wear reef shoes and enjoy. This is a great experience as the water in the cave is special
Written 26 July 2023
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3498Jan
Cornwall, UK185 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
This was a lovely find. After a short boat trip out to the cave costing about £10 for four of us on a small private hire, we arrived at the cave. There was a small admission fee and we took a guide (for tips) who walked us to the cave. Once inside the rocks down to the swimming area were extremely slippery. Once down at the bottom it was a wonderful place to swim. As the afternoon sun moved around, more of the cave was lit up showing the stalactites and beautiful rock formations. There was only one other family here when we visited. Well worth a visit if you like to swim.
Written 9 April 2023
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Indra C
Jakarta, Indonesia22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
come around noon i.e 10 am to 3pm or it will be dark. Water is still / calm (little to minimum current) -should be save for most people to swim in
Written 12 May 2022
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Erly Fitrianti
Jakarta, Indonesia17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Family
This was my first trip to Labuan Bajo, plus this time I was traveling with my children, so I had to make child-friendly travel plans.

As I stay for 4D 3N at Loccal Collection, one of the most beautiful place facing the ocean at Labuan Bajo, we have one plan to visit Goa Rangko (Rangko Cave) which the itinerary is managed well by the hotel. The front office Manager, Mr. Rian Hidayat have half day tour arranged for us.

Doing our research, Rangko Cave has beautiful place for swimming a dark place inside the earth. But going there ourself is really an adventure which bring great experience for my children. We spent 15 minutes small boat to Dusun Rangko. Then we take slippery track due to rainy season into the jungle for about half kilometers back and forth. The tour guide, Mr. Adrian really motivated my children and was very patiently deliver them twice to swim the cave, to swim until the deeper side. Thanks to him because mommy has no interest to swim further inside. We were there for around 2 hours because Adrian said we have to wait until the sun fully shine into the cave.

He also gave us right timing to do the explore and then stop us right on time to got back, due to predicted bad weather. We arrived at Labuan Bajo, just right on time before the storm hits. Thanks for good instinct, Adrian.

We feel that the tour service is extraordinary, making our time at Labuan Bajo unforgettable.
Thank you Mr Rian and Mr Adrian for the great experience for my kids to swim Rangko Cave.
Written 5 March 2022
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Ryan W
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Family
This was a great lttle adventure for us!
It was a fun day being on the boat and the cave was awesome! We had a good swim here and searching for bats. The water fresh and clean. After we had a little picnic on a dessert island near by. It was one of the best trip we ever had!
Written 22 October 2021
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