KOMODO - FLORES OVERLAND TOURS
Duration: 08 Days/07 Nights
Mini participants : two persns
KOMODO is situated 200 nautical miles east of Bali between the islands of Flores and Sumbawa. Komodo's symbol of international fame is it's dragons, the world's largest living Lizard. Indonesia declared the area a National Park in 1980, and in 1992 Komodo was declared of land on 4 major and numerous minor islands. The Komodo Dragon Varanus komodoesis is the largest lizard in the world. Also know as a varanid or monitor lizard, it grows to 2.5 meters in length and round 125 kilos. At the top of the food chain the dragon is an alert and agile predator, worthy of respect. Their bacteria laden bite is lethal without medical treatment. Their tails are also a powerful and dangerous weapon which can be thrashed with bone breaking force. The regular flicking of their tongues drives their acute sense of smell.
FLORES, a long island located between Sumbawa and Timor, is strewn with volcanoes in a mountain chain dividing it into several regions with distinctive languages and traditions, scenic beauty, good beaches, and natural wonders. The name is Portuguese for "flower", as the Portuguese were the first Europeans to colonize East Nusa Tenggara. Surrounded by 101 smaller islands, the Flores archipelago itself is endless in diversity. It is a dazzling kaleidoscope of prehistoric dragons and wild horses, colored mountain lakes and active volcanoes, traditional villages and megalithic cultures, coral reefs and untouched beaches. Flores is 360 kilometers long and varies from 12 to 70 kilometers wide. Although the rains here are often irregular, the high mountains insure a fairly constant supply of water. Elsewhere the people depend on manioc and corn.
Day 01. Denpasar - Labuan Bajo – Rinca Island – Komodo Island (L.D)
Pick up from your hotel in Bali and transfer to the airport, for flight to Labuan Bajo (West Flores) for approximately one and half hours. On arrival in Labuan Bajo airport, will be welcomed and met with our local representative or tour guide. Than transfer to the harbor to catch a boat cross to Rinca Island. Lunch will serve on boat. On arrival start you’re trekking, walking to the forest to explore the wild Komodo Dragons and other wild animals (deer, pig, monkey, buffalo, horses and many kind of birds). The A local ranger will lead you to enter this nature preservation. Dinner and overnight on board in Kalong Komodo Island.
Day 02. Komodo Island – Pink Beach – Labuan Bajo (B.L.D)
Breakfast on board, cross and short sailing to enter the Komodo National Park. You trekking and see the komodo dragons as you do in Rinca Island. After see dragons in Komodo Island, direct to the board proceed continue the trip to pantai merah (Pink beach). Amongst of colour full tropical fish. Lunch provided on board. Afterwards sail back to Labuan Bajo, on arrival visiting Mirror Cave (Batu Cermin). Dinner and overnight at Golo Hill Top Hotel or similar.
Day 03. Labuan Bajo – Ruteng (B.L.D)
Breakfast at Hotel. After breakfast proceed continue drive to Ruteng. On the way to Ruteng, will stop in Lembor enjoy the panoramic of Spider Rice filed. On arrival in Ruteng, direct check in at Dahlia Hotel or similar for dinner and overnight.
Day 04. Ruteng – Bajawa (B.L.D)
Early morning take a fresh walking up to Golocuru hill top to winness the golden sun rice and enjoy the panoramic view of Ranaka volcano. Breakfast at the hotel and drive continue to Bajawa, stop in Mano village see the terraces rice field and stop in ranamese lake to made pictures. Than drive continue stop in Aimere to see the arak, distillation and fresh palm juice topping in Aimere. Lunch will be served and local restaurant at Aimere. Drive up to Bajawa direct to Bena traditional house. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 05. Bajawa – Riung (B.L.D)
After breakfast at hotel, continue the trip to Riung with stop at Soa to enjoy the hot spring water. Lunch will get served at local restaurant. On arrival at Riung direct check in at Pondok SVD for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 06. Riung (B.L.D)
After breakfast at hotel, sail to "Pulau Tujuh Belas" (Seventeen Island). Enjoy the snorkelling on white sandy beach of Rutong Island, take short walks circling the island. Picnic lunch at Rutong Beach, sail to Kalong Island see myriads of bats colony hanging on the mangroves trees. After ward return to Riung, back to Pondok SVD for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 07. Riung – Moni (B.L.D)
After breakfast at hotel, continue the trip to Moni. On the way stop in Nanga Penda Ende, to see the Blue Stone. Lunch at local restaurant. On arrival in Moni, direct check in at Flores Sare or similar hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 08. Moni – Kelimutu – Maumere - Bali (B.L)
This trip will start at 04.30 am, drive up to the amazing view of tree coloured lakes of Kelimutu and enjoy the sunrise. Get back to the hotel for breakfast, then continue the trip to Maumere. Lunch will get served at local restaurant. On the to Maumere will visit Jopu Traditional House and Sikka weaving village. Arrive in Maumere, direct check in at the Airport for flight to Bali. On arrival in Bali, will transfer back to your original hotel.
Package price include :
Return airfares Bali-Labuan Bajo-Bali, return transferred in Bali and every destination point, full board meals, all sightseeing as per itinerary, land transportation, all entrance fee, hotel accommodation, boat accommodation on Komodo & Rinca tour, English speaking guide, mineral water and snorkeling equipments, Conservation Fees US$ 15/pax.