|Elevation:||824 m (2,703 ft)||Prominence:||824 m|
|Ribu category:||Spesial||Province:||Nusa Tenggara Timur|
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Gunung Ara is the highest point on Komodo island. It takes 2 hours to reach the top from the Ranger station. There is evidence to suggest that the original people of Komodo island lived on Gunung Ara. An official guide is mandatory. It is important to set out as early as possible because there is little shade on Komodo and this is one of Indonesia’s hottest and driest places.
Komodo island – famously home to the Komodo dragon – lies between the larger islands of Sumbawa and Flores (which are both served by flights from Bali’s Denpasar) and can be reached by boat or ferry. Many travel agents offer tours to the island.