Day 2: Maumere – Moni (B) +/- 100 km
After Breakfast visit Wuring a Fishing Village in Maumere. Onwards to Ledalero Museum. In this small museum you will see a collection of woven Ikats and precious stones. Sikka is known for is old church from 1899 and Ikat which is enthusiastically sold by the local people. At Paga Beach a moment to relax and if you like you can swim here. Before arrive Moni a visit Traditional village Jopu. In Moni you’ll stay overnight at Kelimutu Eco Lodge. Rooms are non AC in this cool hill climate. At night you could make a stroll through the small village of Moni.
Day 3: Moni – Riung (B) 180 km
Early morning wake up call for departure to the Kelimutu volcano. A short walk (30 minutes) will take you to the lookout point to wait for the sunrise. Kelimutu means Mountain of the Spirits. Known for its famous 3 color lakes: Turquoise, Brown and Black. It’s the dissolved minerals that give the different colors. Breakfast time after return to the hotel.. Continue through beautiful landscape via Ende to Riung. This trip will take you from the south coast, with stop at green stone beach Pengga Jawa, to the dryer north coast of Flores The last part of the road is still in a poor state. Overnight at Pondok SVD
Day 4: 17 islands (B,L)
Today a boat trip to the National Park 17 islands near Riung. Here a great variety of fish and coral can be seen. Snorkels are included in the tour. But the first stop is at the hundreds of Flying Foxes that hang in the mangrove forests near the coast. Lunch at one of the remote islands. On return to Riung rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Pondok SVD
Day 5: Riung – Bajawa (B) 72 km
In the morning depart for Bajawa. En route visit Soa hot spring where the hot water boils to the surface. You can take a bath if you like. Stop at village of Naru Check into the Hotel. In the afternoon visit Wogo a traditional village. Overnight Silverin or Bintang Wisata Hotel in Bajawa
Day 6: Bajawa – Ruteng (B) 133 km
In the morning a visit to the traditional village of Bena. Besides still intact, with the megalith stones besides the old houses, this village has beautiful location with views of Mount Inerie.. In the afternoon depart for Ruteng. On the way visit Lake Rana Mese and Ruteng Puu. Overnight Santa Maria or Dahlia Hotel in Ruteng.
Day 7: Ruteng – Labuan Bajo – Rinca (B,L,D) 137 km
Our purpose today is to see the Komodo Dragon. This largest living lizard on earth lives on 4 islands Rinca, Nusa Kode, Gili Motang & Komodo and some parts of West Flores. Its length can go up to 3 meters with weight of up to 90 kilo. Morning to Labuan Bajo. En route visit spider web rice fields at Cancar. On arrival at Labuan Bajo. Here boarding to cross to less famous Rinca Island. Lunch on board. After 1 ½ hour sailing we reach Loh Buaya. Led by a local ranger 2 hour soft trekking through forest and savanna. Komodo Dragons are often spotted on the way. From the highest point on this hike a beautiful panorama of the surrounding island. Dinner and overnight* on Board
Day 8: Komodo Island & Pink Beach – Labuan Bajo
Early breakfast on board and departure for Komodo island. This trip over blue tropical waters and past hundreds of small island will take approximately 3 hours until Pink Beach . Here lunch and time to discover the splendid underwater world of these rich waters (snorkels and fins are provided). On to visit Komodo island and make a walk (1 hour) with a local ranger in search of the Komodo dragons. During your visit also wild buffalo, deer, pigs and various species of tropical birds like the Cockatoo can be seen. Return to Labuan Bajo will take around 4 hours. Overnight at a hotel in Labuan Bajo.
Day 9: Check Out
After breakfast, stay at hotel while waiting for the transfer. If time is possible, you’ll visit Batu Cermin, the mirror cave.
Accommodations, Transfers and tours as per the itinerary, Full board meals to Komodo, Entrance fees, porters, Private boat charter to Komodo/ Rinca, Snorkeling gears, Coffee/Tea and water, English speaking guide
Flight tickets, Flores trip meals, Personal expenditure such as laundry, phone calls, tipping, airport taxes, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks, camera fee, snorkeling fee at Komodo, travel insurance, etc.
WHAT TO BRING:
Dress is casual. Clothing should be light, preferably cotton with at least one long sleeved shirt and pants. Bathing suit, thongs or sandals and sneakers or walking boots, lots of film, camera, replacement batteries, and spares. Women please note Indonesia is a mostly Muslim country and custom dictates modesty. Please be well covered on shore excursions. Bring one light sweater or jacket as it can get cool in the highlands. Also bring sun-screen, insect repellent, sunglasses, sunhat, swimmers. Please advise beforehand if you have any special dietary requirements. Beer is available at local rates. Bring also your passport, visa, airline tickets, local currency and or US$ in small denominations