Flores: Volcanoes, Ikat and Lizards - 6 days

Tour Details & Information - Individual Private Tour, Tour Code: SI-FLO-02

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Begin of Tour Maumere (Flores) - Moni (D)

Flores Beach © Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Republic of IndonesiaFlores BeachArrival at airport in Maumere or Ende. You will meet your guide and then drive to Moni. On the way visit of Saga village, a traditional settlement of the Lio tribe. Dinner and overnight in Moni.

Day 2: Moni - Bajawa (B/L/D)

Crater Lakes KelimutuCrater Lakes KelimutuLeave the guest house around 04:00 hrs and drive up to the three-coloured lake of Kelimutu, one of Indonesia's most dramatic sights. The three lakes are set in deep craters at a height of 1,600m above sea level. Return to Moni for breakfast, and then continue to Ende for its traditional market. Lunch at a local restaurant afterwards drive towards Nuabosi, which offers a wonderful view over the town and the bay of Ende. Then proceed to Bajawa with a stop at Penggajawa Beach, where people are collecting blue pebbles for living (export) and then proceed to Wogo village, with rows of traditional houses. Overnight in Bajawa.

Day 3: Bajawa - Ruteng (B/L/D)

Bena Village, Flores © Christopher MisslingBena Village, FloresBajawa is located in the heart of Ngadha culture, which is known for its megalithic architecture. There are traditional villages with unique stone monuments, ancestor worship shrines and Adat Houses. The hamlets are beautifully settled in the volcanic mountainous area. The most beautiful ones are Luba and Bena. Drive to Ruteng in the afternoon. You will pass by scenic villages and lush rain forests. En route stop at Ranamese Lake and follow the trail into the cloudy and mystic forest around the lake. Overnight in Ruteng.

Day 4: Ruteng - Labuan Bajo - Rinca (B/L/D)

Lingko Randang, FloresLingko Randang, FloresRuteng is a small town in the Flores countryside, right next to the Ruteng Nature Conservation Park. The park is home to the bare-throated whistler (Pachycephala nudigula) or Ngkiong in the local tongue. A small singing bird endemic to the island. It is worth to visit the Park early in the morning to hear them sing (if there is no rain and strong winds). There is also a young volcano in the park area. The Anak Ranakah (Child of Ranakah) emereged during an eruption in 1987. En route to Labuan Bajo stop at Cara village in Cancar area to see the Lingko a rice field in the shape of a spider web. It is probably the only rice field of this kind in the world. Arrive in Labuan Bajo, transfer to the harbour and depart to Rinca Island aboard a modified fishing boat. Upon arrival in Rinca, walk along the trails and look out for the famous komodo dragons. Lunch and Dinner on board.

Day 5: Rinca - Komodo - Labuan Bajo (B/L/D)

Komodo dragon © Christopher MisslingKomodo dragonEarly in the morning depart to Komodo. You have the chance to see the komodo dragons during another trekking tour. On the way to Labuan Bajo stop at Pantai Merah. The beach is known for ist pink colour and crystal clear water, inviting you to swim and relax. Stay there until the afternoon. Return to Labuan Bajo. Overnight at Labuan Bajo.

Day 6: Labuan Bajo - End of Tour Labuan Bajo (Flores) (B)

Bintang LautBintang LautBreakfast at the hotel. The morning is free at leisure. Depending on flight connection you can visit the Batu Cermin cave. The stalactite cave is home to scary looking amblypygids and other insects. There is also the fossil of a Coelacanth (Latimeria menadoensis) visible in the cave walls. Afterwards Airport Transfer.

Rates, Hotels & Information

Rates
Options Comfort Deluxe
Rate per person EUR 880
USD 1,070
EUR 992
USD 1,210
Based on individual private tour, min. 2 travellers in double/twin room
Changing or adapting this tour to match your personal needs, interests and wishes is, as always, possible. Please contact us! Group rates (closed groups only, min. 4 Pax) on request.
Single Supplement EUR 149
USD 182
EUR 174
USD 212
Single Traveller EUR 1.580
USD 1,930
EUR 1.785
USD 2,175
Hotels for this Tour
(Changing the hotels according to your wishes is no problem!)
LocationComfort HotelsDeluxe Hotels
MoniKelimutu Eco Lodge
Homestay/Guesthouse
Kelimutu Eco Lodge
Homestay/Guesthouse
BajawaSanian
Homestay/Guesthouse
Sanian
Homestay/Guesthouse
RutengWisma Bunda Maria
Homestay/Guesthouse
Wisma Bunda Maria
Homestay/Guesthouse
RincaFan Cabin Boat
Boat
AC Cabin Boat
Boat
Labuan BajoPuri Sari Beach Hotel

Deluxe
Bintang Flores

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Information, Services, Remarks
Depart/Arrive:

Maumere (Flores) / Labuan Bajo (Flores)

Hotel/Airport Transfers:

Transfers are inclusive from and to above mentioned airports and hotels of the immediate area.

Services (included):

Private tour
English speaking guide
Air-conditioned car
Accomodation: DBL room hotels (or similar)
Transfers and entrance fees as per itinerary
Meal Plan as stated:
5x Breakfast 4x Lunch/Lunchbox 5x Dinner

Not included

Own expenses
Additional services (marked 'optional' above)
Programme not mentioned above
Season Surcharges

Best Season(s):

April - November

Important Remarks:

Min. 2 Persons. Single traveller rates on request.
Important information for traveler: Outside of highly touristic regions like Bali there is only a limited touristic infrastructure available. Regular flight connections, restaurants and hotels (all classes from simple to high end) are limited. Flight cancellations and delays are quite common. Please don't expect amenities like warm water, air-conditioning and even comfortable beds at all hotels and homestays during the round trip. This applies especially outside of bigger cities.
Please pay attention to the Travel Information provided.
When travelling islamic countries there can be interference during the month of Ramadan, other high holidays and fridays.
Volcanism: The Sunda Islands and the Sunda Archipelago are of volcanic orgin and show high volcanic activity. Accrodingly it may be possible that tours, routings and activities (especially those involving or near volcanoes) need to be altered in case of high activity or order by the government.