Best of Flores & Komodo

Classic, Sanur to Sanur

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Let’s get it out of the way first: There’s no place like this place, anyplace. 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 — plus nearby Flores and Rinca — than just massive fauna. You’ll spend much of this nine-day trip on Flores, soaking in the beautiful scenery (including Mt Kelimutu, a volcanic crater full of vibrantly coloured water) and traditional ways of life amongst the local people. On a boat trip to Komodo and Rinca, look out for Komodo dragons and spot even more of the native wildlife. Ready to see the wild side of Indonesia?

What’s included

  • Your Wellness Moment: Malanage Hot Springs, Malanage Hot Spring
  • Kelimutu volcanic crater visit
  • Ngada village experience
  • Spider rice fields visit
  • Boat trip to Komodo and Rinca islands
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Look for komodo dragons in the wild
  • Meet the friendly people of ngada village
  • Stare into the multi-coloured craters of kelimutu
  • Soak in the beautiful scenery of flores

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) Depart at anytime.
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