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.
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.
Day 01: MAUMERE/ENDE – MONI (LD)
Upon arrival in Ende meet and greet with our Tour Guide and drive to Moni (about 4 hrs) with some stops in the towns of Ledadero, Sikka and other places on the way to Moni. This famous cross island road east to west is known among locals as La Transflores. On arrival at Moni check in your Hotel
Stay: KELIMUTU ECOLODGE Moni
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. The Kelimutu is a great volcano, which we access practically by car, until the last 20 minutes, which will be practically a walk in the countryside. When we reach the top, we will be able to see 3 craters, which have become three lakes, of different colors. One black, one yellow and the other a little purple, but the magnificent thing is that they change color, especially at dawn! Wear a coat, because sometimes it is a little cold in what we expect the sunrise. After admiring this natural wonder, we head to Bajawa.
After admiring the nature wonder, return to hotel and explore the villages where we can see how most women make Sarongs with looms, in a totally traditional way.
On the way to Bajawa you will experience the dramatic change in both nature pattern and ethnicity. On the way to Bajawa we will stop at the political capital of Flores, a huge bay opens to the Indian Ocean, the city of Ende, where we will have lunch, visit the market, etc. On the outskirts of Ende, we will stop to see a cove, called the blue stones beach (although are the stones really green?) Where we will see dozens of workers, collecting stones and classifying them, to be later exported, due to the Beauty they represent for gardens in Hong Kong and Singapore.
Stay: Virgo or Edelweis Hotel
Day 03: BAJAWA – RUTENG (BLD)
Today in the morning we will be able to pay a visit to the Wawo Muda volcano, a one hour walk, in a quite gentle voluntary trekking, where we will see a great volcano, with lakes, that when they have water, they form colors, similar to those of their older brother Kelimutu. We will also enjoy views of impressive volcanoes such as the Inerie and Ebulobo. After seeing the sunrise, we return to the hotel, to have our well-deserved breakfast, and then, we go to Bena, one of the traditional towns, better known in Flores, they belong to the Ngada tribes.Tribes that despite being Christianized, still maintain their animistic beliefs. We will take the opportunity to go further on foot, and reach other villages Ngada as located behind a jungle of bamboo. After having lunch in Bajawa, our new and long drive begins, around another 4-5 hours until we reach Ruteng. But we will stop in a traditional town, called Aimere, where we will see and (those who want to try) how the Palm liquor is distilled, called “Arak.”
Stay: SPRING Hill / Sinda / Revaya Hotel.
Day 04: RUTENG – DENGE – TREK WAEREBO (BLD)
Today begins your journey to Waerebo, to the tribes of the high Manggarai Mountains, but before you start, you will pass by a place, where you will be able to see the only spider web rice fields in the world. Then 5 – 6 hours by car, bordering the south coast of flowers, overlooking the Sea of Savu, to arrive at the time to go inland, to reach a town called Dintor, here you can having lunch at local restaurant. Moving forward to get wae lomba the starting point of trekking to Waerebo -+ 2.30hrs the oldest traditional village of Manggarainesse. The rain forest 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.Then walk through the forest with deferent vegetation is of great interest, from the families of orchids, palms, ferns, etc. Natural voice of various type singing birds will entertain you along the trip. The clear and fresh water river on the way up to the village is a good point to take rest. In the village of Waerebo, visitor can see conical houses, which one of it is a ‘drum house’ with very unique architectures, 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 very wonderful and unforgettable moment for the visitor.
Stay: Warebo Guest house (with mattresses on the floor.)
Day 05: WAEREBO – DENGE – LABUAN BAJO (BLD)
After breakfast trekking down to Waelomba then continue Labuan Bajo- the Western tip of Flores island. On the way stops will be made at REPI Beach for quick swimming, relaxing or beach walking, lunch boxes are provided. Driving along the south coast is very fantastic with breathtaking panoramic of sea and hill view. Stop at Lembor area for afternoon coffee break and to have closer look of huge area Rice field in Flores island. Then direct driving to Labuan Bajo, On arrival direct check into your hotel.
Stay: PURI SARI-LACECILE-SEASTA OR GOLO HILL TOP
Day 06: LABUAN BAJO – RINCA – KALONG ISLAND –PADAR (BLD)
Arrival at Komodo Airport in Labuan Bajo west Flores, meeting service with our Guide and transfer to the pier of Labuan Bajo for Kalong island. Stop at Menjalite and Kelor islands for snorkeling, relaxing and trekking, then continue to Kalong island, Here you can see the amazing thousands fling foxes set out from mangrove tree at 06. – 07pm, the lovely sunset really enjoyable could be seen from your boat trip in this place.
Stay: CABIN AC BOAT
Day 07: PADAR – KOMODO – PINK BEACH – MANTA POINT – LABUAHAN BAJO (BLD)
After having breakfast in your boat, heading to Padar Island, taking trek to Padar Island until having the top view point to get breathtaking scenery of three bays around, Padar Island hike in Komodo has some of the most amazing views in Indonesia, trek to downhill and back to the Boat for sailing directly to Loh Liang – the Ranger station in Komodo Island. By passing through many small islands, After registering start to take basic trekking to see the GIANT RIZARD / KOMODO DRAGON and other wild animals as: Timor deer, wild pig, wild chicken and many variously of tropical bird. Please keep your look at any directions as sometimes you will also find young Komodo dragon hanging over the trees. A local ranger will be led you during the trek. Return to the boat on to Pink beach for snorkeling, swimming and relaxing. It is really spectacular and unspoiled coral reef and many color fish. This is one of best side for snorkeling diving. Sail toward MANTA POINT to exploring Huge Mantas by snorkeling even watching from your boat trip (can’t be guaranteed if weather is not good, like wave and current are strongly) visit also the taka Makaasar its really tiny island with white sand beach really enjoyable to relaxing or beach walking then heading to Labuan Bajo for overnight and dinner.
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
STAY: PURI SARI-LACECILE-SEASTA OR GOLO HILL TOP
Day 08: LABUAHAN BAJO DEPARTURE (B)
After breakfast, taking short city sightseeing with visiting the Batu Cermin (Mirror Stone) Cave. The grotto is 75 by 75 meters large, and contains stalactites and stalagmites. Some tunnels are narrow and dark but in others sunlight falls. Then local market before taking you to the airport for flight.
8 Days Flores & Komodo Adventure
Tour Code: INDO-FK08
Land cost per person in SGD:
Please contact us for the lastest price and itinerary.
BASE HOTEL PER DESTINATIONS:
Moni : Kelimutu Ecolodge
Bajawa : Virgo Hotel or Edelweis Hotel
Ruteng : Spring Hill/Sinda/Revaya Hotel/SKY HOTEL
Waerebo: Waerebo Guest House
Labuan Bajo : Puri Sari, La Cecile, Seasta or Golo Hilltop.
A deposit of S$ 800 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 the itinerary.
Full board meals
Accommodation base on your option of hotel
Private charter Ac land Car, Private charter boat trip
All Entrance fees
English speaking guide
Conservation fund at Kelimutu and Komodo National Park
- Briefing prior departure
- 15% for gears from X-Boundaries
- 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
- 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 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.