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Flores Overland Rinca Tour/6D/5N

Day 1:Denpasar-Maumere

Upon your arrival at Frans Seda airport Maumere, you’ll pick up by our guide and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2: Maumere-Moni (±100 Km):

Early in the morning depart from Maumere to Moni. On the way you’ll visit Wuring, a Bajonese fishing village. Afterward, you’re heading to Ledalero museum. Here you can see the various ikat wearings of Flores, stegodon fossil and so on. From Ledalero, you’ll visit Sikka, the village which the first Portuguese colony. Here, you’ll see the old Church built in 1899. After Sikka, continue to Paga beach, here your lunch will be served in local restaurant. On the way to Moni, you will visit Wolowaru, the traditional house of Lio then to the hotel in Moni. Here the hotels are no Ac. Moni is cold and located just under the slope of Kelimutu.

Day 3: Moni-Bajawa:

Wake up early in the morning at 4 o’clock departure for tree color lakes of Kelimutu. A short walk (30 minutes) will take you to the look 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. You’ll have breakfast after return to the hotel. The trip will continue through the beautiful landscape via Ende to Bajawa with stops at Soekarno’s House in Ende, at the green stone beach Pengga Jawa, beautiful views of the Ebulobo volcano and before Bajawa a stop at traditional village Wogo.

Day 4: Bajawa-Labuan Bajo (±270 km):

In the morning visit to the traditional village of Bena. Besides still intact with the megalith stones and old houses, this village has beautiful views of Mount Inerie. The trip then continues to Labuan Bajo. On the way to Labuan Bajo visit Lake Rana Mese, Ruteng town, and spider web rice fields at Cancar. Lunch will be in the restaurant in Ruteng. Afternoon at leisure in Labuan Bajo.

Day 5: Rinca-Bidadari Island

Our purpose today is to see the Komodo dragon. This largest living lizard on earth lives on 4 islands Rinca, Nusa Kode, Gili Motang and Komodo and some parts of West Flores. Its length can go up to 3 meters with weight of up to 90 kilo. Breakfast at hotel and transfer to the harbor to depart for Rinca Island. This trip over blue tropical waters and past hundreds of small island will take approximately 2 hours. On our visit to Rinca island we make a walk (1-2 hours) with a local ranger in search of the Komodo dragons. Rinca is also home for wild water buffalo, deer, pigs and various species of tropical birds. After wards heading for Bidadari island and discover the splendid underwater world of these rich waters. Return to Labuan Bajo will take around 30 minutes. Upon arrival at the harbor transfer to the hotel in Labuan Bajo for overnight.

Day 6: Labuan Bajo – Denpasar (B)

Breakfast at hotel at Leisure until transfer you to the Airport for next destination.

PRICE INCLUDES: Accommodations, Transfers and tours as per the itinerary, Full board meals, Entrance fees, porters, Private boat charter to Komodo/ Rinca, Snorkeling gears, Coffee/Tea and water, English speaking guide.

PRICE EXCLUDES: Flight tickets, meals on Flores trip, Personal expenditure such as laundry, phone calls, tipping, airport taxes, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks, camera fee, 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.