Flores island -East Nusa Tenggara province Indonesia

Flores island, the exotic place least visited by the foreigner. It is worth to visit the destination. It has strong ethnic touch with typical tribal work of civilization, more people still influenced by the animistic beliefs. The nature settings are so beautiful; there are soaring volcanoes, colored crater lakes, forests, beautiful sea gardens with white sands beaches, and prehistoric Giant animals too. Flores is a big, rugged remarkably beautiful island. Dominated by a string of volcanoes, the long impenetrable terrain has divided the island into many distinct ethnic groups. There are interesting cultures here, with layers of traditional beliefs beneath the prevalent Christianity.

Climate
The rainy season ( November to March ) is more intense in western Flores, which receives the brunt of the north – Flores highest peak (2400m Gunung Ranaka), gets an average of 3350mm of rain every year. But Ende, Maumere, have only 1140mm and Larantuka receives 770mm.

 

TOUR ITINERARY

Join in Date: 1-8 June 2018

Day 01: MAUMERE/ENDE – MONI (LD)
Upon arrival in Ende meet and greet with our Tour Guide and drive to Moni. Visit Detusoko area to see the amazing terrace rice field. On arrival at Moni check in your Hotel KELIMUTU ECOLODGE or BINTANG LODGE.

Day 02: MONI – KELIMUTU – BAJAWA (BLD)
Begin your day early in the morning at 4 am to experience the sunrise at Kelimutu three colored crater lakes. Once you arrive in Kelimutu volcano you will find yourself something like nowhere – incomparable with known told stories – photos or even moving pictures you have seen before. After admiring the nature wonder, drive to Bajawa. On the way you will experience the dramatic change in both nature pattern and ethnicity. We may pay at call to local Lio’s villages Koanara and try to comprehend the locals daily life or just having closer look into their work of architectures. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Along the drive, we will stop at Penggajawa BLUE stone beach, where local woman collect the stones to sell and build the house of garden. Accommodation and meals at HAPPY2 HOTEL OR SINIAN HOTEL.

Day 03: BAJAWA – RUTENG (BLD)
Breakfast at hotel. Explore traditional village of Bajawa tribes. Visit Bena – a megalithic village where people still preserve their ancestral spirits believed and way of life, which can be seen in their “Ngadhu” and “Bhaga”. Ngadhu and Bhaga are conical thatched roof huts symbolize their Male and Female ancestral spirits. On the way stop on the slope of Inerie active volcano for photo taking. Lunch will be provided enroute, then continue overland to Ruteng. Stops will be made at Aimere village to see “arak” distillation and fresh palm juice tapping and at “Ranamese” Lake, for a snapshot of magnificent peak of Mt. Inerie – an active volcano. Continue overland to Ruteng – a cool and small town – capital city of Manggarai Regency where major Manggarainese tribe dwelt. On arrival check in ST MARIA BERDUKA CITA GUEST (MBC) HOUESE RUTENG Or SINDA Hotel. Afternoon visit “Liang Bua” – the home of HOMO FLORENSIES.

Day 04: RUTENG – DENGE – TREK WAEREBO (BLD)
After having breakfast drive towards south coast Denge village – the starting point for trekking to Waerebo – the oldest traditional village of Manggarainesse. The rainforest along the trek to Waerebo is one of the wealthiest areas in Indonesia in biological terms. The forest is simply like a huge Garden of Eden. The walk through the forest with different vegetation is of great interest, especially the families of orchids, palms, ferns, etc. Natural voice of various type singing birds will entertain you a long the trip. The clear and fresh water river on the way up to the village is a good point to take a rest. In the village of Waerebo, visitor can see conical houses, and one of it is a ‘drum house’ with very unique architectures – a place for holding meetings, rituals and Sunday morning prayers. The drum house is a communal building for a clan or clan branch, symbolizing the ideal unity of patrilineal descent. The place has been developed as tourism site; sleeping on the traditional house and having local cuisine together with local community is a very wonderful and unforgettable moment for the visitor.

Day 05: WAEREBO – DENGE – LABUAN BAJO (BLD)
After breakfast trek down to Denge village then continue drive to Labuan Bajo- the Western tip of Flores island. On the way stops will be made at Iteng/ Narang where you can enjoy the beautiful panorama of rice fields with lush and dry hills as the background. We will also stop in Waeramu beach for swimming, Lunch box provided. On arrival check in to your hotel and dinner in hotel.

Day 06: LABUAN BAJO – RINCA – KOMODO (BLD)
Morning after breakfast at your hotel transfer to the pier of Labuan Bajo to visit the island of Komodo Dragons Rinca, After 2.5 hours sailing start your trekking through typical dry forest to explore the Island of Komodo dragon. You will find not just the Dragons but also many wild animals like, deer, wild buffalo, long-tailed macaque and wild pig. Keep your eyes look up as sometime you will find the young Komodo dragons on the trees. Return to boat and proceed to Kalong Island to see the fling foxes set out from the mangrove tree at 6-7 pm. Lunch, Dinner and overnight onboard.

Day 07: KOMODO – PINK BEACH – MANTA POINT – LABUAHAN BAJO (BLD)
After breakfast sail to Lohliang – the Komodo Ranger station, and start your trek through the dry forest to explore the Island of Komodo dragon. You will find many wild animals like, deer and wild pigs and also numerous of birds such as Lesser Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, Collared King Fisher, etc. A local ranger will lead you through this natural preservation. Upon return to boat, proceed to Pink beach for swimming and snorkeling in unspoilt coral reef amongst colorful tropical fish. Sail to MANTA POINT to explore the Huge Mantas by snorkeling. You can even watch them from your boat trip. But we do not guarantee these sightings, as it depends on the weather. After lunch onboard we return back To Labuan Bajo. Overnight at LAPRIMA HOTEL.

Day 08: LABUAHAN BAJO DEPARTURE (B)
After breakfast, short city sightseeing with visit to the Batu Cermin (Mirror Stone) Cave and local market before taking you to the airport for flight.

 

 

8 Days Flores & Komodo Adventure
Tour Code: INDO-FK08

No of pax12-34-56-89-11SGL.SUP
Land cost per person in SGD218013801180980960220

A deposit of S$ 400 per person is required to confirm your reservation and balance to be paid 30 days prior departure.

LAND Price includes

  • Transfer and tours as per itinerary in private ac land car
  • Full board meals (7x breakfast, 7x lunch, 7x dinner)
  • Accommodation : 5 nights hotel, 1 night village stay, 1 night onboard boat
  • Private charter boat trip
  • English speaking guide
  • All entrance tickets
  • Ranger fees & donations
  • Conservation fund at Kelimutu and Komodo National Park
  • Refreshment
  • Porter
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Briefing prior departure
  • 15% for gears from X-Boundaries

Price excludes

  • All airfares, Airport taxes and fuel surcharge
  • Expenses of personal nature such as laundry, phone calls, soft and alcohol drinks
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Camera fee at Kelimutu National Park
  • Tips to porters, guides
  • Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
  • Other tours not mentioned

Note:

  • Price subject to changes without prior notice.
  • Hotel is subject to availability
  • There will be a surcharge during peak season especially for end period of fasting till holidays for Moslem & period of Christmas till New Year
  • There will be a surcharge of entrance fee IDR 200,000/- per person during National Holiday and every Sunday in Kelimutu, Riung 17 Islands and Komodo National Park.
  • Avoid travel in Komodo National Park 2 days before or after Idul Fitri.