This 8-day Flores Komodo adventure trip offers you the best of Flores. From the famous Komodo dragons to the fabulous original ethnic villages, Flores truly is Indonesia at its best. Even better: it is not yet spoiled by mass tourism. This is the real Indonesia!
Day 1: Maumere/Ende – Moni
Upon arrival in Ende, you are welcomed by your tour guide and transferred to Moni. Along the way, you visit the Detusoko area to see the fabulous terraced rice fields on the slopes.
Upon arrival in Moni, you check in at the Kelimutu Ecolodge, the Bintang Lodge or the Flores Sare Hotel.
Day 2: Moni – Kelimutu – Riung
Rise and shine at 4 am to watch the sun rise above the Kelimutu three colored crater lakes. Kelimutu is a stunning site and you probably haven’t seen anything like this before.
Afterwards, you drive to Bajawa. When you enter the Lio’s ethnic region, you visit Koanara village to learn more about the local’s daily life.
Lunch is served at a local restaurant in Ende. You continue your drive to Bajawa with a stop at the Penggajawa blue stone beach, where you can see local woman collecting stones to sell.
Accommodation and meals are at Pondok SVD or the Bintag Wisata Hotel in Riung.
Day 3: Riung – Bajawa
After breakfast, you hop on a boat for a trip to see the spectacular sea garden of seventeen islands, made up of a variety of hard and soft corals and lots of colorful fish. There are 17 islands in total, with plenty of idyllic white sandy beaches for swimming. A BBQ lunch is served on the island.
You sail back to Riung and drive up to Bajawa, a small but charming town. Along the way, you stop at the natural hot spring in Soa, where you can bathe.
Dinner and accommodation are at the Bintang Wisata or the Happy2 Hotel in Bajawa.
In the early morning, you drive to the base of Wawomuda for a 1,5-hour volcano hike. Afterwards, you return to Bajawa for breakfast.
Next on the program is a visit to Bena and Todolela, two traditional Bajawa villages. In these villages, people still preserve their ancestral spirits in their way of life. Typical are the “Ngadhu” and “Bhaga”, conical thatched roof huts symbolizing the male and female ancestral spirits. You also stop on the slope of the active volcano of Mount Inerie, and along the way you can see vanilla, candle nut, cacao, white pepper, coffee and many other types of plantations. Your lunch box is served en route.
In Malanage, you have the opportunity to bath in another hot spring.
Return to Bajawa for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5: Bajawa – Ruteng
After breakfast, we drive overland to the charming village of Ruteng. At Aimere, you stop to see the distillation of “arak” and fresh palm juice tapping. At the lake of Ranamese, you can capture the amazing rice terraces on film.
Upon arrival in Ruteng, you check in at the Saint Maria Berduka Guesthouse or at the Marios Hotel.
In the afternoon, you visit Liang Bua, home of the Homo Florensies.
Overnight stay is in Ruteng.
Day 6: Ruteng – Labuan Bajo
In the morning, you drive to Labuan Bajo, at the western tip of Flores. On the way, you stop at Lembor or Cancar to see the spider-like rice terraces of Lingko. This is probably the world’s only rice field with this particular shape. Lunch is served at a local restaurant in Labuan Bajo.
Dinner and overnight stay are at the 4* Laprima Hotel in Labuan Bajo.
Day 7: Labuan Bajo – Rinca – Komodo – Pink Beach – Labuan Bajo
In the early morning, you are transferred to the harbor for a 3,5-hour boat ride to Komodo island.
On Komodo Island, you start trekking under the guidance of a professional ranger. You hike through the typical dry forest to explore the island. You won’t only see the famous Komodo dragons, but also other wild animals such as deer, wild buffalo, long-tailed macaque, wild pigs and many birds. Lunch is served on the boat.
After the trek, you return to the boat and continue your journey towards Pink Beach for swimming and snorkeling in the pristine water, full of tropical fish and colorful coral.
Next, you sail to Rinca Island, also home to the Komodo dragons, before returning to Labuan Bajo for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 8: Labuan Bajo – Maumere/Ende
After breakfast, you go on a short city sightseeing tour to visit Batu Cermin Cave. This cave is 75 by 75 meters large and home to many stalactites and stalagmites. Some tunnels are narrow and dark but in others sunlight falls through the cracks.
To finish this tour, you visit a local market before going to the airport for your flight to your next destination.
Transfer as mentioned in the itinerary
Private air-conditioned transport
Private charter boat trip
All meals (8x breakfast, 8x lunch and 8x dinner)
All entrance fees
English speaking guide
Refreshments and porter
Conservation fund at Kelimutu and Komodo National Park
Return airfare ticket to/from Denpasar
Camera fee at Kelimutu National Park
Personal expenses, such as laundry services, phone calls, tipping, soft and alcohol drinks
What to bring
Sweater and/or jacket
Trekking or sport shoes
Spare batteries for camera
Cash for personal expenses, airport tax, camera fee, beverages, etcetera…
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All rooms are based on twin share. A supplement of 104€ is charged if you prefer a single room.
Minimum group size
The minimum group size for this activity is 2 people.
Une de nos meilleures expériences de notre passage en Indonésie
Si vous aimez la vie sauvage et les beaux paysages il ne faut surtout pas hésiter de faire cet adventure trip! Découvrir les dragons du Komodo, faire du snorkeling dans des fonds magnifiques, être accompagné par les dauphins qui nagent le long du bateau, voir tous ces paysages magnifiques en naviguant et lors des escales, rencontrer la population local lors des escales,... bref énormément de souvenirs qui en font une de nos meilleures expériences de notre passage en Indonésie!