VISIT KELIMUTU, RIUNG, WAEREBO & KOMODO NATIONAL PARK
9D8N Flores Overland
Flores 9D8N Overland is one of the tour package that we provide to those who want to explore 70% of Tourism destination in Flores Island. Trip will start form Maumere Region, Kelimutu Lakes kelimutu Mountain and ends in Komodo National Park. Along the way from Kelimutu to Komodo National Park, we will visit several other places that are also known with their beauty such as Koka Beach Maumere, 17 Islands Riung Marine Park, Lingko Lodok, Traditional Bena Village, Waerebo Village, Lingko Lodok (Rice Spider) and several more places in Flores. Spend 9 days to explore Flores, will be the best option to escape and find our self to the whole. Combination of nature, people, customs, tradition and oceans could leave you memories you’ll never forget.
DAY 1: MAUMERE - MONI (L, D)
Welcome to Flores Island. On arrival at Maumere with your flight, you will meet our guide and visit Ikat Weaving of Flores in Lepo Lorun Studio, Koka Beach and then directly escorted to Moni village for one night stay. Lunch will be providing in Lepo Lorun Ikat Weaving Studio in Maumere & dinner is included at Kelimutu Eco Lodge Restaurant. We will start the tour from Maumere town to Labuan Bajo
Accommodation: Kelimutu Eco Lodge-Moni/similar
DAY 2: MONI – ENDE – RIUNG (B, L, D)
At 05.00 AM, we’ll drive up to Kelimutu Volcano to enjoy the beauty of three colored lakes. On the way to Kelimutu Lake, over the sunrise you can see the beauty of many wonderful flora and fauna such as Casuarina tree, Rosewood, Edelweiss, Porcupine, Wild Boar, and "Gerugiwa" birds that rarely seen on other place. The native people have a legend about Kelimutu Lake. They believed that Kelimutu is the reincarnation of their forefather's soul. The ceremony is held annually at three colored lakes to pay respect of their forefathers. Before heading to Ende town we will return to the hotel for breakfast and some free time. You will check out from the hotel and continue our trip to Ende town. After lunch at the one of the authentic Flores cuisine restaurant we will stop at the Bung Karno-The First President of Republic of Indonesia Museum an extradition house during his years of exile in Ende. Ending the day with a visit to Ende beach, the beach has plenty of spectacular blue stones. We proceed to Riung. After check in at a hotel in Riung, our guide will escort you to the local restaurant for dinner.
Accommodation: Pondok SVD-Riung/similar
DAY 3: RIUNG – BAJAWA (B, L, D)
We start our 3rd day tour at 07.00 AM after guests check out from the hotel. Begin by driving up to port of Riung to start our tour of the “Seventeen Island”. The “Seventeen Island” Sea garden in Riung is located on of the north coast of theFlores Island and is known for its magnificent coral gardens. The “Seventeen Island” Sea garden is an untouched underwater paradise. The blue waters envelop clusters of paradisiacal atolls provides a quiet and peaceful surroundings for multitude of colorful fish. There are 24th 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. Riung Bay has a dry climate and exotic sea life. The beaches and mangrove forests shelter sea creatures like prawns and crabs, as well as monkeys and bats. After spending memorable time at the sea garden with lunch provided and snorkeling for half day, we’ll continue our trip to Bajawa. We’ll stop at Mengeruda hot spring to enjoy the warm fresh water. Hot spring river located under the shade of coconut trees. The spring water is believed to have curative effect for those suffering from skin conditions. Bajawa town is our last stop for the day, dinner will be provided and check in at a hotel follows.
Accommodation: Edelweis Hotel-Bajawa/similar
DAY 4: BAJAWA – RUTENG – DENGE (B, L, D)
Breakfast at hotel. At 07.00 AM after checking out from the hotel we start our tour heading to Bena a megalith village. We will explore the traditional ways of the Bajawa tribes. The Bajawa tribes preserved their ancestral spirits believed and way of life, which can be seen in their “Ngadhu” and “Bhaga”. A conical thatched roof huts symbolized their Male and Female ancestral spirits. After a visit at Bena we’ll continue our trip to Ruteng, on the way we can stop at the slope of Inerie an active volcano for some pictures. Ruteng – a cool and small town as the capital town of East Manggarai Regency where major Mangarainese tribe dwelt. Ruteng have a breathtaking mountain and beautiful panoramic landscape views, village’s rice fields. Lunch provide at local restaurant in Ruteng. After lunch we’ll continue to Denge for one night stay. Spend the rest of the afternoon interacting with local people.
Accommodation: Wae Rebo Bungalow-Denge/similar
DAY 5: DENGE – WAE REBO VILLAGE (B, L, D)
After light breakfast you will start a spectacular hike about 4 hours to the Wae Rebo village, with the most authentic housing of Manggaraian culture, which is located about 1100m above sea level, in the middle of mountain area. You will reach the village at noon and have lunch there. In the afternoon you 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
DAY 6: WAE REBO VILLAGE – DENGE – DINTOR – LABUAN BAJO (B, L, D)
After the breakfast in Wae Rebo, you hike down to Denge again. We’ll continue drive from Denge to Lembor. Lunch will be provided in Lembor town; thereafter you continue the trip to Labuan Bajo. After finish your lunch continue heading to Cunca Rami for sort trekking & swim before continue drive to Labuan Bajo for overnight there. Dinner will be in one of local restaurant.
Accommodation: Jayakarta Hotel – Labuan Bajo/similar
DAY 7: LABUAN BAJO – KELOR ISLAND – RINCA ISLAND – KALONG ISLAND (RINCA) (B, L, D)
Breakfast at your hotel. After checking out from the hotel, we’ll drive to Labuan Bajo Port for starting tour to Komodo National Park. Leave at 08:00 am from Labuan Bajo Port, directly heading to Kelor Island for snorkeling and snorkeling & trekking to the top of island. Spend an hour up to two hours on each island to enjoy the beautiful coral reefs and manyvarieties of fish, if you are lucky you might get to see Manta, sting rays. Next stop is Rinca Island. We’ll see the dragons and trailing the National Park to the top of hill for see the good panorama. Lunch & Dinner are included at our boat. The boat will be park at Papagarang Island and we will stay on the boat. At 05.30 PM, we will see Kalong (Bat) attraction.
Accommodation: Live on Board with private boat
DAY 8: PAPAGARANG ISLAND – PADAR ISLAND – KOMODO ISLAND – PINK BEACH – KANAWA ISLAND (B, L, D)
Leave at 07:00 AM from Papagarang Island, directly heading to Padar Island & Komodo Island for trailing the National Park for trekking to the top of hill. Enjoy your breakfast cook by our on-board chef before us leaving to Padar Island for trekking to the top of hill. We’ll continue our trip to Pink Beach for snorkeling. Spend an hour up to two hours on each island to enjoy the beautiful coral reefs and many varieties of fish, if you are lucky you might get to see sting rays, turtles and school of dolphins. End of day we will sailing to Kanawa Island. We will see the sunset in Kanawa Island. Lunch & Dinner are included on board the boat. The boat will be parking at Kanawa Island Port and we will stay on board the boat.
Accommodation: Live on Board with private boat
DAY 9: KANAWA ISLAND – BIDADARI ISLAND – LABUAN BAJO (B, L)
In the morning you can do small trekking for see the sunrise in Kanawa Island then snorkeling around the resort. We also visit Bidadari Island before sailing back to Labuan Bajo town. Spend an hour up to two hours on each island to enjoy the beautiful coral reefs and many varieties of fish in Kanawa Island, if you are lucky you might get to see sting rays, turtles and school of dolphins. After morning snorkeling we’ll sail to Labuan
Bajo Port. Afterwards we’ll directly go to Komodo Airport for your flight to next destination. Lunch are included on board the boat before you leave the boat. Thanks for your visit to Flores Island & Komodo National Park.