FLORES – KOMODO HIGHLIGHT PACKAGE 7 DAYS 6 NIGHTS
Tour Code: AI/FLO-PT/03
DAY 01: DENPASAR – MAUMERE (D)
On arrival at Frans Seda Airport of Maumere, meet and greet then direct drive 12 Km to eastern Maumere town (15 minutes drive) then check-in at FLORES SAO RESORT or similar for accommodation and dinner.
DAY 02: MAUMERE - SIKKA – MONI (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit the local market to see local people buying and selling their daily need and "Ikat" textile. Onto Wuring - a Buginese village - to see the House built on stilts over the sea, as well as to view local culture or customs. Drive to Moni for 4 hours with several stops at Ledalero - a Major Catholic Seminary - to visit the ‘Blikon Blewut’ museum with its various collection of local royal families' old portraits, antique hand woven clothes, stagedeon fossils, etc. Proceed to Sikka village - a center of "Ikat" weaving to see the traditional weaving process and to observe an old church built in the 16th Century. On to Paga or Wolowaru for having lunch. Accommodation at KELIMUTU ECO LODGE HOTEL.
DAY 03: MONI-KELIMUTU-ENDE-BAJAWA (B,L,D)
After an early morning breakfast at 5.30 drive up about 40 minutes 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 green, blue and black lakes. A Dutch Geologist discovered Kelimutu in 1914; at the time the lakes were red, blue and white. Another attraction of this lake is also considered sacred or has the feel of a thick magical by the local Ende Lio ethnic as a place of their ancestor spirit. Then continue 2 hours driving to Ende. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Ende. Continue drive about 3 hours to Bajawa with stops in Boawae – a Nagekeo tribe village on the slope of Mt. Ebulobo Volcano and Wogo traditional village. On arrival in Bajawa direct check into BINTANG WISATA HOTEL for accommodation and dinner at local restaurant.
DAY 04: BAJAWA (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel. Morning drive 10 minutes to visit Boloji or Warusoba traditional village to attend dance performance of Bajawanese followed by "Suling" - cluster of Bamboo flute concert music.Explore traditional village of Bajawa tribes. Visit Bena - a megalithic village where people do preserve their ancestral spirits believed and way of life, which can be seen in their "Ngadhu" and "Bhaga". That are conical thatched roof huts symbolized their Male and Female ancestral spirits. On the way stop on the slope of Inerie active volcano for taking pictures. Return to Bajawa for Lunch at Local Restaurant. Afternoon drive to the North to Mengeruda Soa - a natural hot spring water for relaxing and taking bath. Return to HOTEL BINTANG WISATA.
DAY 05: BAJAWA-RUTENG-LABUANBAJO ((B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel. Continue overland to Labuan Bajo via Ruteng - a cool and small town as the capital city of Manggarai Regency where major Manggarainese tribe dwelt. On the way stops will be made at Lembor and Cancar where you can enjoy the beautiful panorama of rice fields with lush and dry hills as the background, and other places according to local happenings. On arrival at Labuan Bajo, check in di BINTANG FLORES HOTEL and dinner
DAY 06: LABUAN BAJO – KOMODO – LABUAN BAJO (B,L,D)
After breakfast at 06.00 AM then boating to Rinca Island to observe the Komodo dragons in this island in their pure environment and an opportunity to observe other wild animal such as deer, horses, bird, wild buffaloes etc. Continue to Komodo Island . Upon arrival in 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 inhabited in Komodo, Return to the based and an opportunity to swim or snorkel on clean and white sandy beaches of Pantai Merah (Pink Beach) where is also considered as the best spot for under water life and corals (snorkel equipment does not supplied).Lunch will be served on board. Boating back to Labuanbajo and overnight at BINTANG FLORES HOTEL
DAY 07: LABUAN BAJO – BALI (B)
Enjoy a leisurely morning before you are transferred to the airport for your return flight to Bali.