Day 1: IN – Maumere
Upon arrival at Maumere on the island of Flores you will be welcomed by our local guide. Transfer in to Wailiti or Sea World Club for overnight.
Day 2: Maumere – Moni (B) +/- 100 km
After Breakfast visit Ledalero Museum. In this small museum you will see a collection of woven Ikats and precious stones. Onwards, visit Sikka for its old church from 1899 and Ikat weaving process. At Paga Beach a moment to relax and if you like you can swim here. Before arrive Moni a visit Traditional village of Wolowaru. You’ll stay overnight in Moni.
Day 3: Moni – Riung (B) 180 km
Early morning departure to the Kelimutu volcanoto catch the sunrise. Kelimutu means Mountain of the Spirits. Known for its famous 3 color lakes which often changes its colors. It’s the dissolved minerals that give the different colors. Breakfast time after return to the hotel.. Continue through beautiful landscape via Ende to Riung. This trip will take you from the south coast, with stop at green stone beach Pengga Jawa, to the dryer north coast of Flores The last part of the road is still in a poor state.
Overnight in Riung
Day 4: 17 islands (B,L)
Today a boat trip to the National Park 17 islands near Riung. Here a great variety of fish and coral can be seen. Snorkels are included in the tour. But the first stop is at the hundreds of Flying Foxes that hang in the mangrove forests near the coast. Lunch at one of the remote islands. On return to Riung rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Pondok SVD
Day 5: Riung – Bajawa (B) 72 km
In the morning depart for Bajawa. En route visit Soa hot spring where the hot water boils to the surface. You can take a bath if you like. In the afternoon visit Wogo a traditional village. Overnight Silverin or in Bajawa
Day 6: Bajawa – Ruteng (B) 133 km
In the morning a visit to the traditional village of Bena. Besides still intact with the megalith stones and the old houses, this village has beautiful location with views of Mount Inerie.. Onwards, depart for Ruteng. On the way visit Lake Rana Mese and Ruteng Puu to see the traditional house of Manggarai ethnick. Overnight Santa Maria or Dahlia Hotel in Ruteng.
Day 7: Ruteng – Labuan Bajo – Rinca (B,L,D) 137 km
Morning drive to Labuan Bajo. En route visit spider web rice fields at Cancar. On arrival at Labuan Bajo direct transfer to the boat. Here boarding to cross to less famous Rinca Island. Lunch on board. After 2 ½ hour sailing we reach Loh Buaya. Led by a local ranger for the trekking through forest and savanna. Komodo Dragons are often spotted on the way. From the highest point on this hike a beautiful panorama of the surrounding island. Dinner and overnight* on Board
Day 8: Komodo Island & Pink Beach – Labuan Bajo
Early breakfast on board and departure for Komodo island for another trekking. Back to Labuan Bajo via Pink Beach. Here you’ll discover the richness of its underwater (snorkels and fins are provided). Return to Labuan Bajo will take around 4 hours. Overnight at a hotel in Labuan Bajo.
Day 9: Check Out
After breakfast, stay at hotel while waiting for the transfer. If time is possible, you’ll visit Batu Cermin, the mirror cave.
INCLUDES AND EXCLUDES
Transfers and tours as per the itinerary, Full board meals to Komodo, Entrance fees, porters, Private boat charter to Komodo/ Rinca, Snorkeling gears, Coffee/Tea and water, English speaking guide, camera (not the handy cam).
Flight tickets, Flores trip meals, Personal expenditure such as laundry, phone calls, tipping, airport taxes, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks, camera fee, snorkeling fee at Komodo, etc.
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. Women please note Indonesia is a mostly Muslim country and custom dictates modesty. Please be well covered on shore excursions. Bring one light sweater or jacket as it can get cool in the highlands. Also bring sun-screen, insect repellent, sunglasses, sunhat, swimmers. Please advise beforehand if you have any special dietary requirements. Beer is available at local rates. Bring also your passport, visa, airline tickets, local currency and or US$ in small denominations.