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Immersion in Flores & Komodo

Flores, one of Indonesia's most unspoilt islands, offers a natural environment conducive to superb trekking. You'll meet many tribes with traditions dating back thousands of years. Animist practices are still practised, for example, in the Kelimutu volcano region, and the Ngada villages are reputed to be the most traditional on the island. Manggarai is also the most fertile region, where the locals once lived in vast circular houses.

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Maumere Airport
45m
Maumere

Day 1Welcome to Flores

Day 1Welcome to Flores

  • Your English-speaking guide meets you at Flores airport and transfers you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free.

Meal and accommodations

Dinner: Capa Resort

Accommodation: Capa Resort

Maumere
3h-100km

Day 2To the heights

Day 2To the heights

  • Visit Wuring in the morning, a typical fishing village, and, after a visit to the traditional market of Maumere, head to Koka beach for lunch. In the early afternoon, transfer to the village of Moni, at the foot of the majestic Kelimutu massif.

Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Capa Resort

Lunch: Included

Dinner: Included

Accommodation: Kelimutu Ecolodge

1h 30m-50km

Day 3The 3 Lakes

Day 3The 3 Lakes

  • Very early in the morning you take the road to the summit of Kelimutu to admire a breathtaking and almost unreal spectacle: the sunrise over the 3 crater lakes of 3 different colours. You then continue on to the small town of Ende, stopping en route at the Nduaria fruit market́. You will also take the opportunity to meet the Lio tribes at the traditional village of Wologai.

Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Kelimutu Ecolodge

Lunch: Included

Dinner: Included

Accommodation: Grand Wisata Hotel

3h-87km
Mbay

Day 4Blue Beach

Day 4Blue Beach

  • Nice morning walk on the slopes of Mt Lya. You then continue on to Penggajawa, a stunning blue pebble beach, before arriving in Mbay in the afternoon.

Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Grand Wisata Hotel

Lunch: Included

Dinner: Included

Accommodation: Pepita Hotel

Mbay
1h 30m-45km
Riung

Day 5In the heart of Flores

Day 5In the heart of Flores

  • The morning is devoted to a real immersion in the local culture, in the heart of the island, by discovering the traditional villages of Boamara & Nunungongo, where each dwelling bears a name, passed down in dreams by the ancestors. Transfer to Riung in the afternoon.

Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Pepita Hotel

Lunch: Included

Dinner: Included

Accommodation: Nirwana Hotel

Riung

Day 6Rest in paradise

Day 6Rest in paradise

  • The day is devoted to the seaside, where you can explore the underwater world (snorkelling or diving) around the 17 Islands National Park.

Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Nirwana Hotel

Lunch: Included

Dinner: Included

Accommodation: Nirwana Hotel

Riung
2h 30m-75km

Day 7To Wawo Muda

Day 7To Wawo Muda

  • Morning transfer to Bajawa. Stop off en route at the pleasant hot springs of Soa. In the afternoon, you can even take advantage of the opportunity to go for a lovely walk on the slopes of the Wawo Muda volcano.

Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Nirwana Hotel

Lunch: Included

Dinner: Included

Accommodation: Virgo Hotel

Day 8Ngada Country

Day 8Ngada Country

  • Early departure for Watumese, situated at the foot of the magnificent Inerie volcano (inactive). A path through the bamboo forest leads you to Tololela, a traditional village in the Ngada region. Discover the traditional houses with their very high roofs. Continue your hike and visit two other villages. Return to the vehicle via another trail (in all, around 3 hours of easy walking). Picnic by a hot-water river at Malanage. Swimming, relaxation, and return to the hotel in Bajawa.

Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Virgo Hotel

Lunch: Included

Dinner: Included

Accommodation: Virgo Hotel

4h-136km
Ruteng

Day 9Volcanic lake

Day 9Volcanic lake

  • Drive to Aimere where you will visit the traditional palm wine (Arak) distillery. Lunch in Borong and continuation to Lake Ranamese. Short walk along the lake. Road to Ruteng, located at the foot of the Ranakah volcano, which is in regular activitý (eruptions several times a year). Just before arriving in Ruteng, visit the incredible Mano rice terraces.

Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Virgo Hotel

Lunch: Included

Dinner: Included

Accommodation: Spring Hill Boutique Hotel

Ruteng
3h-60km
Denge

Day 10Spider-web rice fields

Day 10Spider-web rice fields

  • In the morning, you head for Cara hill, which offers a superb panorama of the spider's web of rice paddies. These form what is known as a "lingko" pattern. You will also discover the village of Todo, where the chief is considered to be one of the most powerful in the Manggarai region. Arrival in Denge in the late afternoon.

Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Spring Hill Boutique Hotel

Lunch: Included

Dinner: Included

Accommodation: Guest house

Denge
15m-6km
Waerebo

Day 11Old and mysterious village

Day 11Old and mysterious village

  • This morning, you set off on a hike that takes you up to the village of Waerebo, hidden away in the mountains at an altitude of 1,200m. All that remains of this mysterious village are a few of the circular houses that once housed up to 200 people and that the locals call "Mbaru Niang". Here you can witness the astonishing traditional life of the twentieth generation of villagers.

Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Guest house

Lunch: Included

Dinner: Included

Accommodation: Guest house

Waerebo
15m-6km
Denge
3h 35m-110km

Day 12At the gates of Komodo

Day 12At the gates of Komodo

  • Return to Denge in the morning, then on to Labuhan Bajo, via a number of traditional villages, including Melo.

Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Guest house

Lunch: Included

Dinner: Included

Accommodation: Stt Luwansa Resort

Kelor Island

Day 13Komodo National Park

Day 13Komodo National Park

  • In the early morning, you board your private schooner for a sublime cruise on the crystal-clear waters of Komodo National Park. You will be accompanied by your guide, your cook and the boat's crew. You begin your cruise and sail towards the island of Kelor to discover its seabed offering sublime corals and fish of astonishing diversitý. You then set sail for the island of Kalong, made up largely of mangroves and where thousands of bats take refuge during the day. As night falls, you can watch this veritable "black cloud" set off towards the large island of Flores, to the east, to feed mainly on fruit.

Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Stt Luwansa Resort

Lunch: Included

Dinner: Included

Accommodation: On board

Kelor Island
Rinca Island

Day 14Komodo Dragons

Day 14Komodo Dragons

  • After breakfast, you continue your cruise towards the island of Rinca. Here, the Bajo people live in houses built on stilts, relying exclusively on the products of the sea. You'll set off on a walk to track the famous Komodo "dragons" and other deer, monkeys, buffalo and wild horses, all set against a backdrop where the green of the savannah blends with the blue of the creeks and bays. On your return to the boat, you set course for the famous Pink Beach.

Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: On board

Lunch: Included

Dinner: Included

Accommodation: On board

Rinca Island
Manta Point (Komodo)

Day 15Manta Rays

Day 15Manta Rays

  • In the early morning, you take advantage of the relatively cool conditions for a walk around Komodo Island, from wherè you can see the boat at anchor in the turquoise waters of the bay. You then set course for the famous "Manta Point", where the manta rays like to be "cleaned". Possibilitý to swim nearbý (keeping a safe distance, howeveŕ) and observe this "ballet" represented by the majestic dance of these impressive marine animals. Finally, you head back to the port of Labuan Bajo. On arrival at the port, transfer to the airport for your return flight to Denpasar. Transfer to your hotel by the sea.

Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: On board

Accommodation: Puri Bambu Hotel

Day 16See you soon in Indonesia

Day 16See you soon in Indonesia

  • Free morning until transfer to the airport.

Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Puri Bambu Hotel

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