Flores and Komodo National Park
Destination - Flores - Komodo National Park
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INDONESIA ADVENTURE

FLORES AND KOMODO NATIONAL PARK

8 days - 7 nights

 

Start:     Maumere (North Flores)

End:      Labuan Bajo (West Flores)

 

Day 01: MAUMERE

Upon arrival in Maumere, (north cost of Flores Island), our guide will welcome you and transfer to the hotel. Flores is a long (360 km), narrow (12 to 70 km wide) island with impressive landscape, including high mountains, spectacular volcanoes, stunning mountain lakes and spider web rice fields. There are approximately 1.8 million people living on Flores, of which 85% are Roman Catholic. On the way to the hotel you will stop at Wuring village, populated mostly by Muslim Bugis fishermen, you can see their traditional houses built on stilts.

Meals included: -

 

Day 02: MAUMERE – MONI

In the morning depart to Moni village, starting point to explore Kelimutu National Park. On the way to Moni you will visit Ledalero Museum to see a collection of fine ikat cloths from Flores, stone age tools, fossil bones from an extinct elephant-like mammoth that once inhabited Flores, Chinese ceramics and local pottery. You will visit Sikka village famous for the traditional ikat-weaving and the old church, dating from the end of 19 century. You will stop at lovely Paga Beach for short relax and Wolowaru traditional village.

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 03: MONI – BAJAWA

The natural attraction of Kelimutu National Park is Kelimutu volcano containing three crater lakes. The lakes, at an altitude of 1,640 metres are separated only by low ridges and, unusually, are of different colours. The colours of the three lakes are constantly changing, because of the varying mineral content of their waters (turquoise, black and dark brown recently). The best time for viewing this spectacular sight is early morning. After morning Kelimutu tour you will back to the hotel for breakfast and short relax and then continue your trip to Bajawa, the capital of Ngada district. On the way stop at Ende, the largest town on Flores set amidst several volcanoes, Pengga Jawa Beach to see local people collecting blue volcanic stones and Wogo traditional village where you can see sets of ngadhu (ancestral male-identified sacrificial post) and bhaga (female-identified shrines).

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 04: BAJAWA – RUTENG

You will visit Bena village, known for its traditional houses with sharply pitched, towering thatch roofs and groups of megalithic stones. Afterwards continue to Ruteng that lies at the base of a tall mountain range, and at the head of an intricate network of valleys. On the way stop at Aimere to see making palm wine process, view the beauty of Ranamese Lake and visit Ruteng Pu’u traditional village.

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 05: RUTENG – LABUAN BAJO

Depart to Labuan Bajo – a tiny fishing town located at the west part of Flores Island. On the way you will stop at Cancar village to admire intricate rice fields arranged like slices of a pie around a central point or spider nets. You will also explore Cunca Wulang Canyon with cascades and a series of smaller waterfalls; on the trek you will pass village, rice fields, and farms producing coffee, candle nut and cacao.

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 06: LABUAN BAJO – RINCA ISLAND

In the morning you will visit Batu Cermin – limestone cave and extraordinary rock formation. Afterwards transfer to the harbour. You will get aboard and sail to Komodo National Park. Komodo National Park was established in 1980 to conserve firstly Varanus komodoensis and its habitat; over the years expanded to protect Park’s entire biodiversity, both terrestrial and marine. To show biological significance the Park was declared a World Heritage Site and a Man and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1991. Komodo National Park includes three major islands: Komodo, Rinca and Padar, as well as numerous smaller islands creating a total area of 1,817km2 (marine and land). These volcanic islands are inhabited by a population of around 5,700 giant lizards, whose appearance and aggressive behaviour have led to them being called Komodo dragons. Upon arrival at Loh Buaya, the entry point on Rinca Island you will start trekking to see Komodo dragons at their natural habitat. During the trekking tour you may spot also long-tailed macaques and wild water buffaloes. In Komodo National Park area you can see spectacular beaches and crystal clear blue waters. If time permits you will stop for swimming and snorkelling.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 07: RINCA ISLAND – KOMODO ISLAND – BIDADARI ISLAND

Early morning sail toward Komodo Island – the largest island in Komodo National Park. Upon arrival at Loh Liang you will start the trekking tour and will have another chance to see the world's largest living lizards. You may spot also wild animals such as wild buffalos, wild pigs or birds like yellow-crested cockatoo. After trekking you will visit friendly Komodo village and observe daily community life. After discovering the land and its life you will sail to the Pink Beach for swimming and snorkelling. Islands in Komodo National Park are mostly dry and harsh, but below the surface of the water the view is the exact opposite. Marine life of all shapes and sizes enjoys the rich waters surrounding the islands. The Park is one of the richest marine environments in Indonesia and therefore one of the best snorkelling sites. In the afternoon you will sail toward Bidadari, a small isle close to Labuan Bajo.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 08: BIDADARI ISLAND – LABUAN BAJO

You will have free time for swimming, snorkelling or just relaxing until transfer to the airport for the flight to your next destination.

Meals included: breakfast

 


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