On arrival at Maumere with your flight, you will meet our guide and visit Ikat Weaving Studio, Koka Beach and then directly escorted to Moni village for one-night stay. Lunch will be provided in Ikat Weaving Studio in Maumere & dinner is included at Kelimutu Eco Lodge Restaurant. Welcome to Flores Island.
Accommodation: Kelimutu Eco Lodge-Moni/similar
At 04.00 AM, we’ll drive up to Kelimutu Volcano to enjoy the beauty of three colored lakes. On the way to Kelimutu Lake, you can see the beauty of numerous wonderful flora and fauna such as Casuarina tree, Rosewood, Edelweiss, Porcupine, Wild Boar, and "Gerugiwa" birds that rarely seen elsewhere. You will have breakfast and check out of the hotel, then continue our trip to Ende town & Riung for overnight in Riung. In Ende town, we will stop at the Bung Karno- The First President of the Republic of Indonesia Museum an extradition house during his years of exile in Ende. Ending the day with a visit to Penggajawa beach, the beach has plenty of spectacular blue stones. After check in at a hotel in Riung, our guide will escort you to the local restaurant for dinner.
Accommodation: Pondok SVD-Riung/similar
We'll start the trip at 07.00 AM to Riung harbor to start our “Seventeen Island” tour. The “Seventeen Island” Sea garden in Riung is known for its magnificent coral gardens. The blue waters envelop clusters of paradisiacal atolls provides quiet and peaceful surroundings for a multitude of colorful fish. There are 24 islands in total, with plenty of idyllic white sand beaches for swimming, and a multitude of coral species and sea creatures waiting to be explored. After spending a memorable time in the sea garden, we’ll continue our trip to Bajawa.
Accommodation: Manulalu Bed & Breakfast-Bajawa/similar
At 07.00 AM after checking out of the hotel, we’ll start our tour by heading to Bena Village. We will explore the traditional ways of the Bajawa tribes. The Bajawa tribes preserve their ancestral spirits belief and way of life, which can be seen in their “Ngadhu” and “Bhaga”, a conical thatched roof hut which symbolized their Male and Female ancestral spirits. After that, we’ll continue our trip to Ruteng. Lunch is provided at a local restaurant in Borong/Ruteng town. Ruteng – a cool and small town as the capital town of East Manggarai Regency where major Mangarainese tribe dwelt. Ruteng has a breathtaking mountain and beautiful panoramic landscape views, villages, and spider rice fields. Check in at a hotel in Labuan Bajo.
Accommodation: La Prima Hotel-Labuan Bajo/similar
After breakfast, we’ll continue to Mirror Stone Cave (Stalactites and Stalagmites) for some pictures and head to Komodo airport for your flight. Lunch will be provided in one of the best restaurants in Labuan Bajo. You also can buy souvenirs before going to the airport. Thanks for your visit to Flores Island. See you next time.