Komodo Flores Tour, 6D
KOMODO FLORES TOUR ITINERARY:
Day 01 BALI - LABUAN BAJO - RINCA TOUR
Upon arrival transfer to harbor to catch a boat cross to Rinca island. Lunch will be provided. After boating for approximately 3 hours, in the early evening arrive at Rinca island. If time permits take the chance to trace the dragons on the island. Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 02 RINCA - LABUAN BAJO - RUTENG
Early breakfast on board, start your trekking, walking through the typical dry forest to explore the Komodo dragon, island itself, wild animals and various species of tropical birds. You are sometime see wild buffalo, deer and boar. A local ranger will lead you to enter this nature preservation. Return to boat and sail back to Labuan Bajo. Lunch will be provided on board. Upon arrival in Labuan Bajo drive directly to Ruteng. En route visit Cara village where one can witness Lingko - the spider web shaped rice fields. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 03 RUTENG - BAJAWA
Ruteng is a small town in the backbone of Flores and neighbor to the Ruteng Nature Conservation Park - the home of Ngkiong - the endemic singing birds. It is worth to visit the Park early in the morning to attend the nature's concert of singing birds (if no rain and strong wind). There is also a newly popped up volcano in the park. Take your chance to have a closer look into it. Continue afterwards to Bajawa with beautiful panoramic views. Take your chance for photo stops. The first stop will be at Ranamese - a crater lake with cloud forest. Lunch in Bajawa. Afternoon visit Naru village with huge megalithic monuments and Wogo one of the big traditional village of Ngadha ethnic. Overnight at Wisma Kembang or similar.
Day 04 BAJAWA - ENDE
Visit the morning market of Bajawa then visit Ngada village in Langa and Bena which are beautifully located at the slope of volcanoes. Drive then to Boawae - a village belongs to Nagekeo ethnic which is guarded by an ever smoking volcano of Ebulobo. Proceed afterwards to Ende with another stop at Penggajawa beach - where people collecting blue pebbles for interinsular trading. Upon arrival in Ende visit the Exile House of Mr Sukarno - the world famous Indonesian Founding Father. Lunch in Ende. Afternoon visit Wolotopo, a typical coastal settlement of Lio ethnic with animistic shrine and Ikat weaving. Drive then towards Nuabosi until reach the vantage point to enjoy an aerial view of Ende town which is fortified with volcanoes and beautifully located in the south coast of Flores.
Day 05 ENDE - KELIMUTU - MAUMERE TOUR
Early morning drive up to the three colored lake of Kelimutu, one of the Indonesia's most mysterious and dramatic sights. The three lakes, set in deep craters at a height of 1,600m.Down to Moni for breakfast, then continue to Maumere with stop at Lio hill tribes of Jopu and Ranggase, offers fine Ikat weaving, then the village of Wolowaru. Lunch is provided.
Day 06: Maumere - Next Destination
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport. End of your Komodo Flores Tour
Starting from Ngurah Rai Airport, takes two hours to reach Maumere (the eastern and largest town in Flores). If you want to have a visit to Komodo dragon first, you can take a flight to Labuanbajo, located on the Western part of the island, then you can continue your overland journey to explore the Eastern part.
As a volcanic island, Flores has many unique and spectacular attractions. Mount Kelimutu (1792m) has become one of the favorite tourist destination, with its three crater lakes of different colors.
Flores is also known with its Ikat weaving, the well-known tie-dyeing weaving technique. There are also many interesting places worth to be visited such as : traditional houses and megalithic tombs, Nature Conservation Park in Riung mainly to protect the under water ecosystem, an island with unspoiled mangrove forests inhabited by thousands of huge fruit eating bats.
BOAT TO KOMODO ISLANDS
The boat that get you to Komodo or Rinca Islands has various specification, capacities and facilities, from standard to luxury. As follow: Non cabin - non AC boat ; Cabin Boat - non AC ; Cabin Boat - with AC ; Luxury Boat (Phinisi Cruise Boat).
In our trips, we ONLY use boat with cabin with choice of AC cabin or non AC cabin. We DO NOT RECOMMEND you to use non cabin boat for comfortable, safety and privacy reasons.
Let us know what type of boat that suit your needs, then we will quote according to your preferences.
( also depends on the boat availability ). Kindly notes that our arrangement is based on PRIVATE TRIP. Please RESERVE and CONFIRM in ADVANCE to ensure that you get the preferable boat. Due the boat for each option is LIMITED