Duration: 7 days/6Nights
As in the Komodo Flores Experience Tour, this provides the excitement with experiencing the best of what Komodo and Flores Islands can offer, but in a more relaxed fashion. This allows some more time up front to relax and enjoy the islands of Komodo and Rincon before moving on to Flores. If you have an extra day, this is a great trip to see these wonders of Flores!
Day 01 Denpasar – Labuan Bajo-Rinca Island.
Arrival at Komodo Airport in Labuan Bajo in west Flores, where you will meet our guide and transfer to the pier at Labuan Bajo for boarding our house boat. Lunch on board as we sail about 2 hours to the islands of Komodo and Rinca. We will conduct treks on Komodo and Rinca Islands starting from the wharf and it takes approx. 2 hours per trek. These treks provide the best opportunity to see the dragons and their prey as we pass along dragon nests and out into the sunshine across an exposed savannah that is studded with Lontar Palms. We will also pass a permanent waterhole in Waewaso and across steep, exposed slopes that offer breathtaking views of the islands. Additional local guides are provided to maximize our chances of meeting the Komodo Dragons and to ensure the safety of all travelers. We will have an excellent local dinner prior to overnight on the boat.
Day 02 Rinca –Komodo island – Labuan Bajo
In the early morning we start sailing from Rinca to Komodo Island while enjoying breakfast on the tranquil sea. Once we arrive in Komodo, we take a medium trek for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. It passes a waterhole where the Timor deer and wild pigs often come to drink. Sometimes, Komodo Dragons can be found there lying around and waiting. You will climb Sulphurea Hill and Frigate Hill, where a magnificent view across the islands, bays and beaches awaits. Return to the boat and proceed to a pink beach. This peculiar beach gets its color from red coral fragments. It is definitely a great place to spend some time by just laying back or enjoying the underwater world with your snorkeling equipment. Lunch on board and then set sail for a wonderful, relaxing trip back to Labuan Bajo in the afternoon. Overnight at Puri Sari Hotel.
Day 03 Labuanbajo – Ruteng
After we enjoy our morning breakfast at your hotel, we travel by AC coach drive to Ruteng, a beautiful, peaceful town in the western mountains of Flores. On the way we will visit Mirror Stone Cave (stalactites and stalagmites) and experience the many vistas and sights along the way, such as a visit to Golo Cara to see the spectacular, unique circular rice fields arranged like a spider web. (Lingko/ Lodok). Also, we will stop by a Bena traditional megalithic village in Ngada, Flores before heading to your stay in the charming town of Ruteng. Once in Ruteng, we can relax and tour around this delightful area. Dinner and overnight at the MBC Susteran in Ruteng.
Day 04 Ruteng – Bajawa
After breakfast departure from your Ruteng hotel we will visit Golo Curu with its stunning scenery and the mountains of Mandosawu. Along the north side of the city is eye-catching panorama of more spider rice fields strung along the base of the mountains. We return shortly back to Ruteng and visit the traditional village of Ruteng Puu before you leave for Bajawa. On the way, we will stop at a variety of places in the mountains and along the southern coast of Flores, including Rana Mese Lake and Aimere, where it famous for its “sopi/ moke” distillation and fresh palm juice tapping. Prior to arriving at our hotel in the afternoon, we will take a soothing bath at Soa Hotsprings and experience some of the local life in this area. Dinner and overnight at Villa Sylverin or Happy Happy Hotel.
Day 05 Bajawa – Ende – Moni Kelimutu Colored Lakes
After breakfast, we continue on our way to see the unique culture and way of life at the Luba and Bena traditional villages sitting under a truly cone-shaped volcano. You will experience this rare form of Pagan and Catholic practices in villages that are still standing the tests of time. In addition, you will meet wonderful local people and understand how they perform their daily lives in a different way. We then continue on to Pengga Jawa along the southern coast to see the unique blue stones scattered naturally on the beach. After lunch in Ende, we will visit a local market filled with food, goods and unique people who come to sell their local wares. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience the local life. We then drive to Detusoko where we will experience dramatic country side full of mountains and rice fields. Dinner and overnight at Moni Kelimutu Eco Lodge Hotel.
Day 06 Moni Kelimutu – Maumere
We arise early in the morning at 4.30 to drive/hike up and experience sunrise at the top of Mt. Kelimutu where exists three exquisitely colored lakes that consistently change color over time. This is truly one of the most spectacular and mysterious sights in Indonesia. We return through winding roads along the mountain side to your hotel for breakfast. We continue on with a visit to a Wolowaru traditional village and proceed to Paga Beach and the town of Maumere. Dinner and overnight at Sea World Club in Maumere.
Day 07 Maumere – Denpasar
Morning free program before transfer to Frans Seda airport for the flight back to Denpasar. The Sea World Club sits on a lovely beach that allows for a nice morning walk ahead of time to soak the trip in!
Price Included :
- Meals during the trip.
- English/German speaking guide
- Boat as per itinerary
- AC coach Transfers
- Soft drinks
Price Does Not Included
- Flight from/to Denpasar by Garuda Indonesia,Nam Air or Lion Air.
Approx. roundtrip ticket price: USD 240
- Airport tax Denpasar IDR 40.000 Labuanbajo IDR 11.000
- Masker and fins rental for snorkeling
- Porter fee
What To Bring
- Dress is casual. Clothing should be light, preferably cotton with at least one long sleeved shirt and pants.
- Bathing suit, thongs or sandals and sneakers or walking boots, lots of film, camera, replacement batteries, and spares. Bring one light sweater or jacket as it can get cool in the highlands.
- Also bring sun-screen, insect repellent, sunglasses, sunhat and swimwear.
Tour Program: Komodo Flores Adventure (7D/6N)