Bali, Flores & Komodo Explorer

Classic, Sanur to Candidasa

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

If you’re looking to get in three of the Indonesian islands on a trip that combines proven highlights with off-the-beaten-path gems, you’re in the right place. Komodo is obviously well-known for its dragons (gigantic lizards, really, but who’s nit-picking?), but there’s so much more to the island – and neighbouring Flores – than just massive fauna. And when it comes to Bali – an island steeped in culture, excellent food, and talented artists – there are near-limitless pristine beaches, temples, and jungles to explore. With your accommodation and transport arranged by CEOs, this well-packed adventure offers up the perfect blend of the highlights and free time.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Bali Community Training Lunch Program, Ubud Your Wellness Moment: Malanage Hot Springs, Malanage Hot Spring Your Wellness Moment: Local Hot Springs Visit, Kintamani Your Discover Moment: Ubud
  • Boat trip to Komodo and Rinca islands
  • Ngada village experience
  • Kelimutu volcanic crater visit
  • Moni village visit
  • Lake Bratan temple visit
  • Highlands of Kintamani visit
  • Mt Batur view
  • Local Indonesian meal experience
  • Kerta Gosa visit
  • Ubud orientation walk
  • Jatiluwih Rice Terraces visit (UNESCO-protected)
  • Beach time in Candidasa
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Look for komodo dragons in the wild
  • Stare into the multi-coloured craters of kelimutu
  • Relax on stunning beaches
  • Explore hindu temples
  • Devour indonesian cuisine
  • Soak in local hot springs

Itinerary

Day 1 Sanur Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Sanur/Moni (1B) Hop on a plane to Ende and drive to your ecolodge in Moni, a lush hill town. Transport: Local bus (0.75 hour(s)) Plane (3.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s))
Day 3 Moni/Bajawa (1B) Wake early and embark on a one hour hike to arrive at the Kelimutu crater lake viewpoint for sunrise. After breakfast leave for Bajawa. Stop on route at Blue Stone Beach for a lunch break (and possible swim!) Included Activities: Kelimutu Volcanic Crater Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s))
Day 4 Bajawa/Ruteng (1B, 1D) Drive inland to Ruteng and take in the stunning surrounding mountains. Head out this morning to visit Bena, a traditional village in Ngada where you will meet with local tribes and learn more about the region’s architecture and way of life. Afterward, a midday stop at Malanage Hot Springs will revitalize you on your lunch stop. Included Activities: Bena Village Visit Malanage Hot Springs Transport: Private Vehicle (7.50 hour(s), 145km)
Day 5 Ruteng/Labuan Bajo (1B) A small fishing village on the island of Flores, Labuan Bajo, is an idyllic setting. Head out for an afternoon on Pede or Binonko Beach, go kayaking, relax with a massage or just meander through the markets, cafes and waterfront of this busy fishing town. At dusk, keep an eye out for flying fox bats. Included Activities: Spider Rice Fields Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 120km)
Day 6 Labuan Bajo (1B) Wake early this morning and head into the tropical jungle. When the car can go no further, an easy trek through the rainforest brings you to the beautiful Cunca Wulang Canyon. A jump into the waterfalls pools will you cool off. Included Activities: Cunca Wulang Canyon
Day 7 Labuan Bajo (1B, 1L, 1D) Enjoy lunch and snorkelling at Pink Beach. Return to Labuan Bajo as the sun sets with an included dinner on board. Included Activities: Rinca & Komodo Island Boat Trip
Day 8 Labuan Bajo/Sanur (1B) Catch a flight back to Bali. Enjoy another night in paradise. Transport: Plane (1.50 hour(s))
Day 9 Sanur (1B) New travellers may join the tour today. You are welcome to join them for an optional welcome dinner in the evening. Included Activities: Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos
Day 10 Sanur/Munduk (1B, 1D) Visit the Lake Danu Bratan Temple and take a walk through the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces before arriving at the guesthouse in Munduk. Enjoy some delicious Balinese cuisine. Included Activities: Jatiluwih Rice Terraces Visit Ulun Danu Temple Complex Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours, 30km) Private Vehicle (1.00-1.50 hours, 35km) Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s), 15km)
Day 11 Munduk/Kintamani (1B) Arrive in Kintamani with its breathtaking views of Lake Batur and the Batur crater. Take a wander through town and mix with the locals, visit the market, and marvel at the variety of local produce for sale. Stop for lunch at a black sand beach. Included Activities: Local Hot Springs Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours, 70km)
Day 12 Kintamani/Ubud (1B, 1L) Opt for a sunrise hike to the top of Mt Batur before travelling to the cultural heart of Bali, stopping for lunch at the G Adventures supported-Bali Community Training Lunch Program. Arrive in Ubud in the late afternoon for an orientation walk and some free time. Included Activities: Bali Community Training Lunch Program Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00-2.00 hours, 35km)
Day 13 Ubud (1B) Enjoy a free day to explore exactly what interests you in Ubud. Opt to visit the Monkey Forest, numerous temples, rice paddies, and markets. In the evening, opt to take in a traditional Kecak dance performance.
Day 14 Ubud/Candidasa (1B) Visit Kerta Gosa, the historic court of justice, before the journey to Candidasa, a superb beach location perfect for relaxing. Included Activities: Kerta Gosa Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours, 43km)
Day 15 Candidasa (1B) Continue exploring or relaxing on the beach—the choice is yours.
Day 16 Candidasa (1B) Depart at any time.
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