The following all inclusive tours are ideal for visitors who would like to get to know Flores better, and prefer to do so in more comfort than public transport offers (I have done it by public transport, and that’s an adventure in it’s own right). The tours are operated by Asian Trails, a company which offers high quality tours in South East Asia, and we are proud to be working with them.
4D/3N Flores – The Three Coloured Lakes
Tour Description Maumere – Moni – Maumere – Sikka – Maumere A unique island with the mighty Kelimutu volcano towering over its’ surroundings. Of course, what made Mt. Kelimutu world famous, are the three differently coloured crater lakes. Small traditional communities can be found all across Flores, with many of them producing the famous hand-woven ikat cloth.
Day 1 MAUMERE – MONI Upon arrival at Waioti Airport of Maumere, our guide will meet you and drive up to Moni for 4 hours with several stops according to the local happenings. Check-in at the hotel. Rest its free at leisure Dinner and Overnight at FLORES SAO RESORT Meals: D
Day 2 MONI – KELIMUTU – MAUMERE Early morning breakfast at the resort After an early morning breakfast drive up to Kelimutu volcano to see the three Coloured Lakes. Upon arrival walk for 1,5 km to the ridge an go up the 127 steps to view Kelimutu’s green, turquoise and black waters.
Descend to Moni village to visit Koa Nara village famous for its traditional Lionese houses, stone seats and traditional sacred cemetery. If the road permits, a visit also be made to Jopu and Nggela traditional village. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Wolowaru. Proceed to Maumere with several stops made according to local happenings. Dinner and Overnight at FLORES SAO RESORT Meal : B/L/D
Day 3 MAUMERE Breakfast at the resort After breakfast, we drive you to the village of Wuring to see houses built on stilts above the sea. Proceed to Ledalero, a major Catholic Seminary. Visit the local museum with its delightful collection of old portraits of prominent families as well as antique woven fabrics. Drive to the village of Sikka – an important weaving center where almost all families own a loom and where beautiful heavy ikats can be seen and bought. Finally, a stop at an ancient Portuguese church in the village, built in the 16th century. Return to the hotel. Dinner and Overnight at FLORES SAO RESORT Meal : B/L/D
Day 4 MAUMERE Breakfast at the resort After breakfast, we drive you to the airport for your flight to your next destination Meal : B
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Inclusion • Private transfer and tours as per itinerary • Overnight on twin sharing basis • Meals as indicated in the itinerary • Entrance fees, donations, parking • English speaking guide
Exclusion • Air fares and airport taxes • items of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs and laundry etc. • Meals which are not specified in the itinerary • Tipping for guide/driver/cruise crew • Travel insurance
7D/6N Komodo-Flores Discovery Tour
Labuan Bajo – Komodo – Labuan Bajo – Ruteng – Bajawa – Riung – Moni – Maumere – Bali Flores and Komodo complement each other so don’t miss one of them. Follow your ranger as he leads you in search of the dragons in their natural habitat, found nowhere else but Komodo National Park and few in the mainland of Flores
Day 1 LABUAN BAJO – KOMODO Upon arrival at Labuan Bajo, meet and greet with our representative and directly transfer to the pier where you board on a wooden boat for crossing to Rinca Island. Explore the giant Monitor Lizard “Komodo Dragon” in their natural habitat. Lunch, Dinner and Overnight on the BOAT Meal : L/D
Day 2 WAIKELO – WAIKABUBAK Breakfast on the boat In the morning boating to Komodo Island. Walk for 1.5 miles to Banugulung to see the activities of the giant Monitor Lizard “Komodo Dragon” which was scientifically described in 1912 as VARANUS KOMODOENSIS, which is up to 3 m long and about 150 kg, weight. The total number of these lizards is estimated at 3.500 – 5.000, inhabiting Komodo, Padar, Rinca Island and Western Flores.
Return to the boat and visit Pink Beach. Lunch will be served on board while you are cruising back to Labuan Bajo. Drive overland to Ruteng – a small town as the capital city of Manggarai Regency where major Mangarainese tribe dwelt. On the way you can enjoy the beautiful panorama of rice fields, lush hills and volcanos as the back drop. If we are aware of local ceremonies taking place, we will stop along the way. After check-in at the hotel there is time for a rest. Dinner will be provided at a local restaurant. Overnight at DAHLIA HOTEL Meal : B/L/D
Day 3 RUTENG – BAJAWA Breakfast at the hotel After breakfast, continue driving east to Bajawa – the capital city of Ngada Regency (home of Ngada and Nagekeo tribes). Stops will be made at “Ranamese” Lake, with an opportuniy to take photos of Mt. Inerie – an active volcano. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Bajawa. After lunch check in to the hotel. Rest of day is free at own leisure. Dinner and Overnight at BINTANG WISATA HOTEL Meal : B/L/D
Day 4 BAJAWA – RIUNG Breakfast at the hotel Explore traditional village of Bajawa tribes and attend their traditional dance and music at BOLOJI village. Visit Bena – a megalithic village where people still preserve their ancestral spirits beliefs and a traditional way of life. Locals live in Ngadu and Bhaga, which are conical thatched roof huts symbolizing their Male and Female ancestral spirits. On the way you will stop on the slope of Mt. Inerie active volcano for more photo opportunities. Drive north for 2 hours to Riung with a stop at Soa – a natural hot spring, great for taking a dip. A picnic lunch or lunch box is provided. Continue to Riung and stay overnight. Dinner and Overnight at PONDOK SOVERDI Meal : B/L/D
Day 5 RIUNG – MONI Breakfast at the hotel After breakfast, board a boat to explore the marine garden of nearby islands. Lunch box or picnic lunch is provided. In the afternoon drive to Moni Village. Dinner will be provided at a local restaurant. Overnight at FLORES SAO RESORT Meal : B/L/D
Day 6 MONI – KELIMUTU VOLCANO – MAUMERE After an early morning breakfast at 5.30 drive up to Kelimutu volcano to see the three colored lakes. Upon arrival walk for 1,5 km and then ascend 127 steps to top to view Kelimutu’s light turquoise, olive green and dark black lakes. A Dutch Geologist discovered Kelimutu in 1914; at the time the lakes were red, blue and white. Descend to Moni village to view beautiful hand woven clothes and to visit Kowanara village famous for its traditional Lionese houses. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Paga Beach. Proceed to Maumere with several stops made according to local happenings. Dinner and Overnight at FLORES SAO RESORT Meal : B/L/D
Day 7 MAUMERE Breakfast at the hotel Transfer to the airport to board the flight to Denpasar. Upon arrival in Bali transfer to your hotel in Bali Meal : B
Price: please contact us
Inclusion • Private transfer and tours as per itinerary. • Overnight on twin sharing basis • Meals as indicated in the itinerary • Entrance fees, donations, parking • English speaking guide
Exclusion • Domestic air fares • Airport taxes • items of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs and laundry etc. • Meals which are not specified in the itinerary • Tipping for guide/driver/cruise crew • Travel insurance
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