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Duration: 8 Days, 7 Nights
Locations: Flores
Starting From: US$ 515 (min 2 persons)
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Overview

Flores is one of Indonesia’s most unspoiled islands and this is one of our best Flores eco tours. With this Flores package you get to see all the highlights of of Flores’ amazing cultural diversity, its fascinating landscape and natural treasures. Face the unique and majestic Komodo Dragon and be dazzled by the bright colors of the lakes of the Kelimutu volcano. Flores also offers beautiful beaches, a hilly inland and stunning rice field sceneries, perfectly suitable for laid-back strolling or more adventurous treks. The underwater world is simply magnificent and is a tropical paradise you can discover by snorkeling and diving. Not only natural wonders make this an unforgettable travel experience. The true magic of the island comes from the Flores locals with their heart-warming friendliness.

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Maumere Arrival

    You will be transferred to your hotel from the airport. Your hotel is comfortable and is right on the beach. Here you can relax, go snorkeling or stroll on the beach.

    Accommodation: Sea World(Superior Cottage)

  • Day 2: Moni

    Today is reserved for a beautiful tour through the mountains. The village of Sikka, situated on the south coast, is one of the first places of Portuguese influence and Catholic missionary activity in Flores. Besides the beautiful, with local ikat motifs decorated, Portuguese church from 1899, Sikka is still one of the Flores’ most important and famous weaving centres. You will stop by a beautiful white sandy beach, named Paga. Here is a local restaurant where you can have lunch but lunch is also possible in the furtherdown Wolowaru. Wolowaru is a place for organic cashew nut processing which are harvested at the eastern part of Flores. The processing involves a lot of female workers from several villages. You can see the processing from peeling till packing. We continue our way to Moni, where we arrive in the late afternoon. Moni will be our starting point for a visit to the Kelimutu.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Bintang Lodge(Standard Room)

  • Day 3: Bajawa

    An early start to the Keli Mutu volcano; you might have a chance to see a spectacular sunrise. It is a mysterious place where you can see three lakes constantly changing colour. You continue your jouney to Ende. We will take a break to walk on the beach where to local people search for green stones. We continue our way to Bajawa, where we arrive in the late afternoon.. Bajawa is a little town surrounded by volcanoes, situated about 1200 meters above sea-level. Bring some warm clothes, because the nights here can be quite chilly.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Happy Happy(Standard Room)

  • Day 4: Bajawa

    Bajawa is a very traditional village, ancestor worshipping plays an important role in local life. Today you make a trekking to the beautiful surroundings of Bajawa, from village to village through a variety of landscapes. There are numerous traditional villages around, it’s like the place is forgotten by time. The local people here are amazingly friendly. The hilly landscape, dotted by bamboo-forest, offers some stunning viewpoints over the south coast of Flores You will be invited by friendly locals to sip tea inside their homes. A local guide will come with you to explain everything about the habits and customs of the Ngada people. From time to time you have to climb and descend during the trek, but you will be rewarded by astonishing views over the area. In the afternoon we leave for Soa, famous in Flores for its natural thermal springs. Here you can dabble in the hot water, while enjoying the local scenery.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Happy Happy(Standard Room)

  • Day 5: Ruteng

    Today promises a beautiful ride. On the way to Ruteng you will see people working in the countryside and stop by places where the local drink Arak is made. Ranamese means “big lake” in the local language and is not far from Ruteng. This 11,5 ha sized lake was a crater which eventually created deep-slope bank of water. The lake is surrounded by rainforest and is home to endemic birds.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: SMBC(Standard Room)

  • Day 6: Labuan Bajo

    After breakfast we leave by car for a 1 ½ hour stroll around the small villages and rice fields, of course accompanied by a local guide who will know about this area. Ruteng is the capital of the Manggarai-area, surrounded by beautiful rice fields. Here the rare spider web rice fields are located, which are called Lingko. You will continue your drive to Labuan Bajo, through one of the greenest parts of Flores.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Golo Hilltop(Superior Room)

  • Day 7: Labuan Bajo – Rinca, Komodo NP – Labuan Bajo

    In the early morning we sail to Rinca, one of the few places where the magnificent Komodo Dragon lives.We will stroll around the isle that offers astonishing views. In the afternoon there will be some time left to go snorkeling by one of the other islands. Around dusk we will go back to Labuan Bajo.

    Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
    Accommodation: Golo Hilltop(Superior Room)

  • Day 8: Labuan Bajo Departure

    Depending on your flight departure, in the morning you may have time to wander around Labuan Bajo. You can also visit the local market.

    Meals: Breakfast