This 5- day Flores Komodo adventure trip offers you the best of Flores. From the famous Komodo dragons to the charming ethnic villages; Flores is Indonesia at its best and it is not yet spoiled by mass tourism. This trip takes you to a pure and authentic part of Indonesia
Komodo National Park
Kelimutu three colored crater lakes
Bike trip Liang Bua
Kalong Island (flying foxes)
Day 1 Maumere/Ende – Moni
Upon arrival in Ende, you meet and greet your tour guide or you are picked up from your hotel before driving directly to Moni You visit the Detusoko area to see the marvelous 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 – Bajawa
You get up early around 4 am, to admire the sunrise over the stunning Kelimutu three colored crater lakes you probably haven’t seen anything like this before. Afterward, you drive to Bajawa. On the way, you see the dramatic change in both nature and ethnicity. Now you enter the Lio ethnic’s region and pay a visit to the village of Koanara to learn more about local daily life.
Lunch is served at a local restaurant in Ende. You continue your drive to Bajawa with stops at Penggajawa blue stone beach, where you see local women collecting stones to sell Accommodation and meals at Bintang Wisata Hotel or Happy 2 Hotel.
Day 3: Bajawai – Ruteng
After breakfast, you explore the traditional village of the Bajawa tribes. You visit Bena, a megalithic village where people still preserve their authentic way of life. The way they honor their ancestors is shown in their “Ngadhu” and “Bhaga”, conical roof huts symbolizing the female and the male ancestral spirits. Along the way, you stop on the slopes of the active Inerie volcano before continuing your journey towards Ruteng. Lunch is provided en route.
At Aimere village, you can see the distillation of “arak” and learn how they tap fresh palm juice. Another stop is made at Ranamese Lake, where you have an amazing view of the peak of Mount Inerie.
You end today’s trip in Ruteng, the capital city of the Manggarai Regency. Ruteng is a pleasant town and center of the Manggarainese tribes. You check in at St. Maria Berduka Cita Guesthouse Ruteng or Marios Hotel. In the afternoon, you visit Liang Bua where you depart for a biking tour around the city.
Day 4: Ruteng – Labuan Bajo – Rinca – Labuan Bajo
After breakfast at the hotel, you drive to Labuan Bajo, the western tip of Flores Island. Along the way, you stop at the Lembor or Cancar area to admire the spider-web-shaped rice fields of Lingko. These rice paddies are unique and probably the world’s only ones with this particular shape.
Upon arrival at Labuan Bajo, you are transferred to the pier for your boat trip towards Rinca Island. It takes about 2 ½ hours to sail to the island of the Komodo dragons. Upon arrival, you start your trek with a local ranger through the typical dry forest to explore Rinca Island. Apart from the Komodo dragons, you can see many other wild animals such as deer, buffalos, long-tailed macaques, wild pigs and numerous species of birds.
In the late afternoon, you set sail to Kalong Rinca Island to witness thousands of flying foxes leaving the mangrove trees between 6 and 7 pm. You can enjoy a lovely sunset from the deck of the boat before you head back to Labuan Bajo.
Accommodation and dinner at Laprima Hotel or Purisari Hotel.
Day 5: Labuan Bajo
After breakfast, you do a short city sightseeing and visit the Batu Cermin cave. This cave is 75 by 75 meters large and contains stalactites and stalagmites. Some tunnels are narrow and dark but in others sunlight shines trough the cracks.
You have the opportunity to visit a local market before going to the airport for your flight to Denpasar.
Transfer as mentioned in the itinerary
Private air-conditioned charter
Private charter boat trip
Meals (4x breakfast, 4x lunch and 4x dinner)
All entrance fees
English speaking guide
Refreshments and porter
Conservation Fund at Kelimutu and Komodo National Park
Return airfare ticket from/to 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
Cash for personal expenses, airport tax, camera fee, beverages, etcetera…
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Minimum group size
The minimum group size for this activity is 2 people.