Flores Overland

8 Days 7 Nights Trip.

Day 1 - Bali - Labuan Bajo - Rinca Island
Morning pickup from your hotel in Bali to take you to the airport. Arrival will be Labuan Bajo on the western tip of Flores Island. Upon arrival you will be welcomed and met by our local representative and driven to the harbor to catch a boat across to Rinca Island and go for a 2 hour trekking to spot the amazing Komodo Dragons. Dinner and overnight stay will be on board the boat.

Day 2 - Komodo – Labuan Bajo
Early breakfast on board before we start trekking, walking through the typical dry forest to explore Komodo Island, with its wild animals and various species of tropical birds. You may see wild horses or buffalo, deer (rusa) and wild pigs. Looking up you may sometimes see young Komodo dragons in the trees. A local ranger will lead you to enter this nature preservation. We return to the boat and sail to Pantai Merah (Pink Beach), a peaceful beach for swimming and snorkeling amongst unspoiled coral reefs and colorful tropical fish. Lunch is provided on board. After lunch we will continue our trip to Labuan Bajo and stay overnight in guesthouse

Day 3 - Labuan Bajo – Ruteng
After breakfast we visit the local market just outside of Labuhan Bajo, where we on close encounter can explore the colors and smells. Always interesting to see what can be sold. We continue the drive through the winding road to Ruteng via Lembor. On the way make the stop to see the impressive “Spider-web” risfields. Also wisit the Excavation site of the Hobbit man and then in late afternoon check in at hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4 - Ruteng – Bejawa
We take a brisk early morning walk up Golocuru hill to witness the golden sunrise and enjoy the panoramic view of Ranaka, the highest peak on the island forming the back ground to the town of Ruteng. We drive back to the hotel for breakfast before departing for Bajawa, with a stop in Mano to see the superb rice terraces in the valley. Later we take a short walk in Ranamese through dense tropical rainforest to see the crater-lake. A lunch box is provided. We stop in Mborong for refreshments. In Kisol we visit a vanilla plantation. In Airmere we observe "arak" distillation and fresh palm juice tapping, before arriving in Bajawa for dinner and over night.

Day 5 - Bajawa - Bena – Riung
After breakfast we drive to Bena, through a huge bamboo plantation. We take a walk in the vicinity of picturesque Mt Inerie. In Bena we see traditional houses and megaliths, we learn about the symbolization of male and female ancestral spirits by the Ngadhu and Bhaga people. Back to Bajawa for lunch before we drive to Soa for a relaxing swim in the warm springs and to enjoy refreshments at the resort nearby. On to Riung for dinner and overnight.

Day 6 - Riung - Moni
After breakfast we sail to pulau Tujuh Belas nature preservation to enjoy snorkeling in the enormous ‘aquarium’. Lunch will be at Rutong Beach before returning to Riung from where we drive on to Moni for dinner and overnight.

Day 7 - Mini - Kelimutu – Maumere
In the early morning we drive up to the three colored lakes of Kelimutu, one of Indonesia’s most mysterious and dramatic sights. The three lakes are set in deep craters at a height of 1,600m. We go back to Moni for breakfast before continuing to Maumere with a stop at the Lio tribes of Jopu and Ranggase. They offer fine ‘ikat’ weaving. Lunch, dinner and overnight will be in Maumere.

Day 8 - Maumere - Bali
Breakfast will be at the hotel before departing for Bali. You will be met on arrival and taken to your original hotel

 

Total Person: - Minimum 2 persons traveling together

Price incl. O/W flight Bali - LabuhanBajo and O/W flight Maumere - Bali, all transfers, tours as per itinerary, air-conditioned bus / van, full board, boat charter, English speaking guide, entrance and donation fees, hotel, rangers house and boat accommodation.


 
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