Explore Komodo And Flores Island

EXPLORE KOMODO AND FLORES ISLAND
Duration: 14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS
START/FINISH: DENPASAR BALI
Grade: EASY – MODERATE

Day 01 : DENPASAR (BALI ISLAND) - MAUMERE
Depart from Bali by Merpati Nusantara or Nusa Airlines flight to Maumere in Flores Island.
Upon arrival at Waioti airport of Maumere, transfer to your hotel. Afternoon city sightseeing will be made afterward. Dinner and Overnight at Sao Wisata Resort or similar.

Day 02 : MAUMERE - LARANTUKA
After breakfast the hotel we will drive heading to the east of the island to reach Larantuka by local known as a town of Renha Rosari. This is a center of Roman Catholic on the island. Every corner of the town is mainly representing symbol of the religious items. Enjoy the beauty of the town visiting traditional village in Larantuka. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Larantuka. (B)

Day 03 : LARANTUKA – MAUMERE - MONI
After breakfast at hotel, drive to Maumere and proceed to Moni through a scenic area of Paga, Wolowaru and Jopu Ranggase. Lunch will be served at local restaurant in Wolowaru. Then proceed to Moni to check in at Flores Sare Inn or similar. Dinner and overnight at Hotel. (B)

Day 04 : MONI – KELIMUTU - WELAMBASA
Early morning drive up to Kelimutu, see the three colored lakes. Upon arrival. walk 1,5km to view the spectacular of the Hard Red, light blue and black color of the Kelimutu lake. Down to Moni, proceed to Maumere with stop at Ropa for a pure beach and also witness how the locals sells their commodity at the local market. Here you will also find that the barter system still exist. (A traditional dance and traditional wedding ceremony performed by locals at Welambasa village. You will also enjoy lunch with head of the tribes and also able to see the elementary school in the remote area). Overnight at the local house. (B)

Day 05 : WELAMBASA – ROPA - RIUNG
After breakfast, we will have culture orientation from the guide with long story about this people, before we head to the west to reach Riung. Stop in Ropa to see the local market, witness how the barter trading system are still exist in some items selling. Drive to Riung with en-route stop according to the local happenings. Dinner and overnight at PONDOK SVD or similar. (B)

Day 06 : RIUNG
After breakfast, sail to Pulau Tujuh Belas (Seventeen islands) spreading just a few step from the mainland of Riung in Flores island. This is the nature preservation. Enjoy snorkel in enormous "aquarium" siesta on white sandy beach of Pulau Rutong, take short walks circling the island. Picnic lunch at Rutong beach. Sail to Pulau Kalong, see myrids of bat colony hanging over mangroves tree. Late afternoon return sailing to Riung mainland. Dinner and overnight stay at Pondok SVD Riung. (B)

Day 07 : RIUNG - BAJAWA
After breakfast, again we will make the same itinerary as day 04th visiting the seventeen islands to enjoy the beautiful of underwater exploration on the small islands in the northern of Flores. In the afternoon return to Riung Mainland and proceed to Bajawa. Dinner and overnight stay at Kembang hotel or similar. (B)

Day 08 : BAJAWA – BENA - RUTENG
After breakfast at hotel, excursion to Bena passing through huge and gigantic bamboo plantation, picture Inerie volcano and take short walks in the vicinity. Arrive in Bena, see traditional houses and megalithic tombs, learn the meaning of Ngadhu and Bhaga, symbolizing male and female of ancestral spirits. Continue the trip with en-route viewing the beauty of Mount Inerie, then Ranames Lake. The process of making palm wine could be seen at Airmere. Lunch en-route. Dinner and overnight at Dahlia Hotel, Ruteng. (B)

Day 09 : RUTENG – LABUAN BAJO
After an early breakfast, depart for a halfday trek to Mount Ranaka. During the active condition, instead of trekking we will replace the program with visiting local market, Ruteng Pu traditional village, then Cancar and Lembor irrigation area. Lunch en-route. Arrive at Labuan Bajo, direct to New Bajo Beach Hotel or similar for your dinner and accommodation. Afternoon visit Cermin cave and bukit Pramuka for the sunset. (B)

Day 10 : LABUAN BAJO
All meals provided. All our day will be free at leisure. Accommodation at the hotel in Labuan Bajo. (B,L,D)

Day 11 : LABUAN BAJO – RINCA ISLAND
After breakfast, we boating heading to Rinca island - stop at Bidadari or the beach around to enjoy beautiful beach, relaxation, swim, snorkel. Lunch provided on board. In the afternoon, we will slowly entering the port of Rinca island while enjoy the sunset down the sea. Dinner and overnight on board. (B,L,D)

Day 12 : RINCA – PADAR – KOMODO ISLAND
After breakfast, start the exploration of the island by half an hour walk to see the Komodo dragon, the largest monitor lizards in the world, in their natural habitat. The island is also home to the mound-building megapode bird, the sulfur-crested cockatoo, the noisy friar bird and tropical flora. Return to the harbour for sailing to Komodo island with lunch on board. Stop at Beach around the island for relax, swim, snorkel before continue our trip to Rinca and Komodo island. Late afternoon arrive in Komodo Port, dinner and overnight on board. (B,L,D)

Day 13 : KOMODO – SAPE – LABUAN BAJO
After breakfast, again we will start the exploration of the island by half an hour walk to Banunggulung to see the Komodo dragon, the largest monitor lizards in the world, in their natural habitat. The island is also home to the mound-building megapode bird, the sulfurcrested cockatoo, the noisy friar bird and tropical flora. Return to the harbour for sailing to Sape harbor with lunch on board. Stop at Pink Beach on the other site of the island for relax, swim and snorkel before we will return to Labuan Bajo harbor. Dinner and overnight at New Bajo Hotel. (B)

Day 14 : LABUAN BAJO – DENPASAR (BALI ISLAND)
After breakfast, a city sightseeing to visit Sultan Palace of Bima will be made before transfer to the airport. Depart to Denpasar – Bali (B)

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