Flores Overland - 8 days

Individual Private Tour - Tour Details & Information, Tour Code: SI-FLO-04

Detailed Itinerary

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

Sunset at Maumere © Rima SuharkatSunset at MaumereArrival at airport in Maumere or Ende. You will meet your guide and then drive to the traditional village of Watublapi. The people are known for beautiful ikat fabrics, traditional chants and dances. Later transfer to hotel in Maumere.

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

Rumah Adat Jopu © Rima SuharkatRumah Adat JopuAfter breakfast check-out from the hotel and visit of Bugis water village in Wuring. Some houses are built on stilts directly over the water. The Bugis originate from Sulawesi. They live near the old trading routes and brought the Muslim faith with them to the island. Visit the Sikka village Lela on the southern coast before driving to Moni in the highlands. Short stop in a small Lio village to see a traditional clan house (rumah adat) with its characteristic architecture. Arrival in Moni in the late afternoon. Check-in and overnight.

Day 3: Moni - Kelimutu - Riung (B/L/D)

Crater Lake Kelimutu Volcano © Christopher MisslingCrater Lake Kelimutu VolcanoLeave the guest house at 03:30 hrs and drive up to the three-colored 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 Riung via Ende. Lunch at Penggajawa Beach, known or its colorful pebbles. Proceed to Wogo village, with rows of traditional houses. Overnight in Riung.

Day 4: Riung - Bajawa (B/L/D)

Marine Reserve 17 IslandsMarine Reserve 17 IslandsEarly morning drive to Riung. Visit the Riung Marine National Park also known as Pulau Tujuhbelas. The park encompasses 17 islands with beautiful coral gardens. Take a boat around the park and see Pulau Ontoloe island which is inhabited by flying foxes and framed by mangrove trees. The white sandy beaches invite to relax and sun bathe. Stay the whole morning and enjoy the underwater world by snorkeling or just explore the small islands. The local coral reefs are an intact eco system but constantly endangered by illegal fishing. Move on to Bajawa after lunch. On the way pass by the Mengeruda hot springs in the Soa district and visit the traditional village Masu. Some remnants of a megalithic culture can be found in the small settlement. Arrival in Bajawa in the late afternoon.

Day 5: Bajawa - Ruteng (B/L/D)

Inerie volcano © Rima SuharkatInerie volcanoBajawa 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 6: Ruteng - Labuan Bajo - Rinca (B/L/D)

Lingko Randang, FloresLingko Randang, FloresDrive to Labuan Bajo after breakfast. Stop en route 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 harbor 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 7: Rinca - Komodo - Labuan Bajo (B/L/D)

Komodo dragonKomodo 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 8: Labuan Bajo - End of Tour Labuan Bajo (Flores) (B)

Breakfast 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.

Hotels, Rates & Information

Hotels for this Tour
(Changing the hotels according to your wishes is no problem!)
LocationComfort HotelsDeluxe Hotels
MaumereSylvia Hotel

Seaworld Club

MoniKelimutu Eco Lodge
Homestay/Guesthouse
Kelimutu Eco Lodge
Homestay/Guesthouse
RiungPondok SVD
Homestay/Guesthouse
Pondok SVD
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

Rates
Options Comfort Deluxe
Rate per person EUR 1.140
USD 1,280
EUR 1.260
USD 1,416
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 209
USD 235
EUR 225
USD 253
Single Traveller EUR 2.050
USD 2,305
EUR 2.265
USD 2,545

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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:
7x Breakfast 7x Lunch/Lunchbox 7x 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.
This tour is not soutable for people with reduced mobility. If you are unsure if you meet the requirements please contact us! We will try to find a solution for your individual needs.