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 get to the hotel.
Accommodation: Pondok SVD-Riung/similar
Breakfast at your hotel in the morning. At 07.00 AM after checking out from the hotel we start our tour heading to Bajawa. We’ll stop at Mengeruda hot spring. The spring water is believed to have curative effect for those suffering from skin conditions. After lunch, we’ll continue our trip 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 a visit at Bena, we’ll continue our trip to Aimere to see the traditional distillation of Flores local alcohol, on the way we can stop at the slope of Inerie an active volcano for some pictures. From Aimere, we’ll go to Ruteng. Ruteng has a breathtaking mountain and beautiful panoramic landscape views. Stay overnight at Ruteng and dinner will be provided in a local restaurant.
Accommodation: Spring Hill Bungalow-Ruteng/similar
After breakfast, you will go trekking for about 4 hours to the Wae Rebo village, with the most authentic housing of Manggaraian culture, which is located about 1100m above sea level. You will reach the village at noon and have lunch there. In the afternoon you will have the chance to get in touch with the indigenous people and experience their culture and lifestyle. Or you can enjoy and discover the great natural surrounding by going for another walk. Dinner and overnight will be at the local villager’s visitor house. Sleeping mattresses will be provided.
Accommodation: The local villager’s visitor house
After breakfast in Wae Rebo, you will go back to Denge. We’ll continue from Denge to Lembor. Lunch will be provided in Lembor town. After lunch, we’ll drive to Labuan Bajo for an overnight there. Dinner will be provided in Kampung Ujung, a local culinary area in Labuan Bajo town.
Accommodation: La Prima Hotel – Labuan Bajo/similar
After checking out of the hotel, we’ll visit Mirror Stone Cave (Stalactites and Stalagmites) and Amelia Sea View for some pictures before we go 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.