Komodo Trip With Kids: Sunrise at Gili Lawa


On the last morning of our live aboard trip (LOB) in Komodo, all of us woke up before 5 am and getting ready for the trekking to see the the sunrise at Gili Lawa. We also woke our Kiddos up because they said that they wanted to join the trekking as well. But then the captain said that it was not recommended to take the kids up to the hill in the dark. After some negotiation, our Kiddos agreed to stay on the boat with @ibupenyu.

We transferred by our small speed boat to the beach, it was still dark, and we had to climb up to the hill. Yup the highest hill in the below picture! Thousand of stars accompanied our walk. It was indeed a special morning for us.

The hill, the stars and the darkness at Gili Lawa



For me (and perhaps the rest of our group), it was a long and hard climb to the hill. We walked around 45 minutes with some stops to rest. When we finally reached the hill, we sat down and the sky as our background amazed us.

We were so tired!:p


But leaving our Kiddos on the boat was not a good idea at all. Kiddos#1 called me when we were climbing the hill, saying thay he wanted to do the climb as well. After 15 minutes on the hill, our Kiddos#1 called me again. I knew that it was time to go back to the boat. We didn't succeed to take the pictures of the sunrise -_- We hurried up taking some pictures of Gili Lawa. 

The bears at Gili Lawa 
Another post wedding picture:)


The path going down to the boat was stunning, it looks like somewhere in New Zealand, but nope, we are in Indonesia!


Our way back to the boat


We choose taking different route, and as the sun had showed up, we could enjoy the view of the hill and the sea.


Walking back down the hill to the boat
The view was real!
This is Gili Lawa


When we finally reached the beach, our Kiddos were transferred to the beach with the speedboat, and we enjoyed the peaceful beach at Gili Lawa that morning.


The three of us on the beach


All they wanted was to play on the beach with us. Leaving them at the boat was not a good idea at all:p


Kiddos' playground, few meters away from our boat


When our group finally came back to the beach, we played for a while, before going back to our boat.


A lovely morning at Gili Lawa
The hill we climbed, seen from the beach


The breakfast was ready, we went back to our boat by the small speedboat. Because the boat was too close to the beach, the last group took a ride first around our boat.



Back to the boat
Bye Gili Lawa :)


It was hard saying goodbye to Gili Lawa. Every corner of it was very special. This place should be in everyone's itinerary when visiting Komodo Island.



written on August 10, 2015 by @tesyasblog

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See our video during our family trip to Komodo Day 1 in this link.
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Enjoying Sunset at Gili Lawa


Komodo Trip Budget & Itinerary:
If you'd like to know about the budget and itinerary of our kids friendly Komodo Trip, please ask @ibupenyu via twitter or email to ibupenyu[at]gmail.com 

From our story at Gili Lawa, @ibupenyu even took care of our Kiddos and had to handle our Kiddos#1 who cried because being left on the boat! 
Thank you @ibupenyu:)



14 comments:

  1. Aku kok malah baca footnote nya yang ibu penyu ngejagain anak2mu jadi kocak sendiri deh, ini si Ipink kan maksudnya yang ngejagain? hahahaha

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    Jalan2Liburan → Toko Buku Atlantis di Santorini, Salah Satu Toko Buku Tercantik di Dunia

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    1. Hahaha iya Kak, Ipink! Aku merasa bersalah ama dia abis Kiddos nomor satu cranky selama ditinggal (:

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  2. Duh... Senangnya bisa jalan2 bareng keluarga kemanapun. Ingin deh :D

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    1. Hai Zahra, kamu pun pasti bisa:))
      Btw aku baca cerita Macau mu, mau komen tapi gak bisa..

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  3. Eh sebenernya sih Gili Laba ini 'cukup' aman kok didaki sama anak kecil. Sayang banget ini gak diajak. :'(

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    1. Ke bukit yang kecil pas sunset sih kita pergi Kak Adie, tapi pas yang subuh-subuh ini medan nya berat. Apa kita memilih jalur yang beda ya?

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  4. Emang keindahan Taman Nasional Komodo ini gak habis-habis kalimat menggambarkan keelokannya. Sayang ya gak bisa bawa anak-anak ke atas Gili Lawa hingga konsentrasi terpecah, Mbak Tesya :)

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    1. Iya Mba Evi cakep banget ya. Mungkin pertanda nanti kalo udah besaran musti balik lagi Mba. Amiiin..hehe..

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  5. Jatuh hati ama gili lawa, semalam nginap di sana tapi ngos2an naik keatas nya #Sekarat

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    1. Ohh ternyata I am not the only one, iya #sekarat hahahah

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  6. bnr2 ga sabar mw baca rencana traveling ibu penyu 2016.. spy aku bisa ikutan jugaa ^o^... moga2 suami mw kesini tnpa ajak si kecil dan si baby..kalo ga, aku tpaksa sendiri -__-. anak2mu udh gede sih mba... kalo ajakin bayi kesana mah, aku mnding traveling sndiri aja :D

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    1. Hahaha...asik nih mau hanimun di Pulau Komodo kayanya tahun 2016.
      Ayo di cup sekarang tempatnya ke Ibupenyu.

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  7. bolak balik nelan ludah,..gleg,..gleg....melihat keindahan alamnya. padahal baru lihat fotonya doang. Mau email ibu penyu ah...thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hehehehe...aku pun mau ke Komodo lagi..

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