Itinerary

LABUAN BAJO - ARRIVAL

On arrival at Airport of Labuan Bajo, our guide will meet you then transfer to your hotel for accommodation. Afternoon half-day tour in down town of Labuan Bajo. (L,D)

LABUANBAJO - RUTENG

Breakfast at hotel. Start to explore the distinct tribes in Flores Island (Manggarai, Bajawa, Lio, Sikka etc.), Drive overland to Ruteng - a cool and small town as the capital city of Manggarai Regency where major Mangarainese tribe dwelt. On the way stops will be made at Lembor and Cancar where you can enjoy the beautiful panorama of rice fields with lush and dry hills as the back ground, and other places according to local happenings. On arrival direct check into your hotel. Onto Ruteng Puu - Manggarainese traditional village to see their unique slander-shaped houses and be with local people. Return to hotel for accommodation and dinner. (B,L,D)

RUTENG - BAJAWA

Breakfast at hotel Continue drive to the East to Bajawa - another cool and small town as a capital city of Ngada Regency (home of Ngada, Riung and Nagekeo tribes). Stops will be made "Ranamese" Lake, and snapshot at magnificent peak of Mt. Inerie - an active volcano and Aimere for making “tuak” - local liquor demonstration. On arrival at Bajawa direct for lunch at a local restaurant, then drive 2 km to Boloji or Warusoba to attend dance performance of Bajawanese followed by "Suling" - cluster of Bamboo flute concert music. Return to hotel for accommodation and meals. (B,L,D)

BAJAWA

Breakfast at hotel. Explore traditional village of Bajawa tribes. Visit Bena - a megalithic village where people do preserve their ancestral spirits believed and way of life, which can be seen in their "Ngadhu" and "Bhaga". That are conical thatched roof huts symbolized their Male and Female ancestral spirits. On the way stop on the slope of Inerie active volcano for taking pictures. Return to Bajawa for Lunch at Local Restaurant. Afternoon drive to the North to Mengeruda - a natural hot spring water for relaxing and taking bath. Return to hotel. (B,L,D)

BAJAWA - MONI

Breakfast at hotel. Continue drive overland for 5 hours to Moni through scenic road where you can enjoy beautiful panorama of the valley with sea as the background. Stops will be made at Wogo, another traditional Bajawanese village and Boawae - village of Nagekeo tribes to observe their tradition and culture, Ende for having lunch at a local restaurant, Onekore village - the center of "Ikat" hand-weaving with Endenese typical style. Proceed to Moni. Accommodation and meals at your hotel. (B,L,D)

MONI - KELIMUTU - MAUMERE

After an early morning breakfast at 5.30 drive up to Kelimutu volcano to see the three colored lakes. Upon arrival walk for 1,5 km and then ascend 127 steps to top to view Kelimutu's green, blue and black lakes. A Dutch Geologist discovered Kelimutu in 1914; at the time the lakes were red, blue and white. Descend to Moni village to visit Kowanara village famous for its traditional Lionese houses, stone seats and traditional sacred cemetery. If the road permits, a visit also will be made to Jopu and Nggela traditional village. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Wolowaru. Proceed to Maumere with several stops made according to local happenings. Accommodation and meals at FLORES SAO RESORT. (B,L,D)

MAUMERE – LARANTUKA – MAUMERE

Drive to the East to Larantuka the capital of Flores Timur Regency, passing villages, coconuts, cacao, cashew, coffee plantation and beautiful scenery. Stops will be made at Lewoluok traditional village for special textile, and according to local happenings. Lunch will be served at local restaurant in Larantuka. Drive back to Maumere and check in to your hotel for accommodation and melas.(B,L,D).

MAUMERE - OUT

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the Airport to depart for your next destination. (B)

What includes :

- Private transfer and tour as per itinerary

- Meals as indicated in the itinerary 

- Entrance fees, donations and parking fee

- English speaking guide

 

What does not include :

- Airfares and airport taxes

- Any personal expenses such as phone call, tipping, beverages, etc

- Travel insurance

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