DAY 01: DENPASAR - MAUMERE
Upon arrival at Waioti Airport of Maumere direct drive to Waiara Beach 12 Km to Eastern Maumere town 20 minutes drive then check-in at Silvia Hotel for meals and accommodation. (L,D)
DAY 02: MAUMERE - MONI
Breakfast at hotel. Drive-up to Moni for 4 hours with several stops at Ledalero - a major Catholic Seminary - to visit the museum with its various collection of local royal families' old portraits, antique hand woven clothes, stagedeon fossils, etc. Proceed to Sikka village - a center of "Ikat" weaving to see the traditional weaving process and an old church built in the 16th Century. Late lunch wiil be served at Wolowaru. Continue to Moni, on arrival check into your hotel. (B,L,D)
DAY 03: MONI – KELIMUTU – BAJAWA
After an early morning breakfast at 5.30 drive up to Kelimutu volcano to see the three colored lakes. Upon arrival walk for 1,5 km and then ascend 127 steps to top to view Kelimutu's green, blue and black lakes. A Dutch Geologist discovered Kelimutu in 1914; at the time the lakes were red, blue and white. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Ende. Continue drive to Bajawa with stops in Boawae – a Nagekeo tribe village on the slope of Mt. Ebulobo Volcano and Wogo traditional village. On arrival in Bajawa direct check into your hotel for accommodation and dinner. (B,L,D)
DAY 04: BAJAWA
Breakfast at hotel. Explore traditional village of Bajawa tribes. Visit Bena - a megalithic village where people do preserve their ancestral spirits believed and way of life which can be seen in their "Ngadhu" and "Bhaga" - conical thatched roof huts symbolized their Male and Female ancestral spirits. On the way you will stop on the slope of Inerie active volcano for taking pictures. Drive back to Bajawa for having lunch. Proceed to Mengeruda (Soa District) - a natural hot spring water for taking bathing. Return to your hotel for accommodation and dinner. (B L D ).
DAY 05: BAJAWA - RUTENG
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Boloji or Warusoba traditional village to attend dance performance of Bajawanese followed by "Suling" - cluster of Bamboo flute concert music. Continue overland to Ruteng - a cool and small town as the capital city of Manggarai Regency where major Manggarainese tribe dwelt. On arrival direct check into your hotel. Afternoon visiting Rutengpuu - Manggarainese traditional village to see their unique slander-shaped houses and be with local people. (B,L,D)
DAY 06: RUTENG - LABUANBAJO
Breakfast at hotel. Drive overland to Labuan Bajo - the Western tip of Flores Island. On the way stops will be made at Lembor and Cancar where you can enjoy the beautiful panorama of rice fields with lush and dry hills as the background, and other places according to local happenings. On arrival direct check into your hotel for accommodation and meals. (B,L,D)
Day 07: LABUHAN BAJO ~ PINK BEACH ~ KOMODO ISLAND
Breakfast in the hotel, then transfer to the harbour, where you will board a boat for Komodo Island. Sit back and watch the passing scenery as you enjoy lunch on board, before arriving at Pantai Merah (Pink Beach), named so because the red coral on the seabed breaks off with the tidal changes and mixes with the sand, causing it to turn a pale pink colour. Jump overboard and snorkel in the clear waters, where you can see many different types of fish including parrot fish, clown fish, and many other species including turtles. There is plenty of time to swim here and to relax on the beach, Afterwards cruise to Komodo island for accommodation and check in at Ranger’s house, Afternoon walk around 2km to Banunggulung to spot Komodo’s. Komodo Dragons, the largest lizard in the world, grow up top 3 metres in length, and weigh up to 65kg. It is estimated that there are around 2000 Komodo Dragons on the island, as well as other wildlife such as wild boar, deer and The island is also excellent for bird watchers, cockatoos and go song birds (megapodius reindwardti), among many others. The terrain is flat and the flora changes constantly with the seasons, going from dry and dusty with a thin vegetation, to lush and green with the scent of wild basil in the wet season, Dinner and overnight onboard (B,L,D).
Day 08: KOMODO ISLAND - RINCA ISLAND - KALONG ISLAND
Early in the morning cruising to Rinca Island the home of deer, horses, buffaloes, pigs, Komodo Dragon and megapode birds. Trek through the jungle and see the Komodo hiding in the grassy undergrowth, waiting for its prey. Don’t be mistaken – the Komodo may look large and cumbersome, but they can run at up to 18kmh, swim, and, when short of food, these grizzly animals will resort to eating their young! Filled with deadly toxic saliva and venom, these are not the kind of animal you want to make friends with, yet they are fascinating all the same. After 2 times trekking return to jetty then aboard cruise to Kambing island for freshen your body, here might swimming and snorkeling, Late afternoon proceed to Kalong island to see the thousand of fruit birds getting out from the nest, leisure on board. (B,L,D)
Day 09:KALONG – BIDADARI – LABUAN BAJO
After taking breakfast, cruising to Kelor island for snorkeling, swimming and lazing on the white sandy beach, continued to Bidadri Island also you will take beach activities off shore, lunch will be served on board, and return cruise to Labuan Bajo harbor then transfer to the airport to catch your onward flight to Bali or next destination. (B).
All tours & transfers, AC Car / ELF/ Bus, private boat on Komodo trip, full board meals as indicated per itinerary, refreshment, English speaking guide, donation & entrance ticket, snorkeling gears, snorkeling ticket in Pink Beach , Ranger’s & local Government tax, camera fee IDR 50,000 and Video IDR 150,000 Paid direct on Komodo, accommodation in twin sharing bed
Price does not include;
Domestic air ticket, airport tax, travel insurance, personal expenses, tips, laundry, soft and alcohol drinks.
Note: We also can arrange airport transfers in Bali and air tickets from Denpasar - Labuan Bajo both ways