09D/08N. FLORES, WAE REBO & KOMODO TOUR
Starting Point : Ende, middle Flores.
Ending Point : Labuan Bajo, west Flores.
Tour Price : on client’s request.
Day 01. Arrival at Ende Airport – Moni village
On your arrival at the airport of Ende, middle Flores Island, you will be welcomed and fetched by the local tour guide. Drive to Moni village for about 2 hours. En route will stop at Saga traditional village to see magnificent of Lio tribe’s traditional house construction. Continue to Moni village to check in at your chosen hotel.
Day 02. Moni – Kelimutu – Bajawa
Early morning at 04.30 will drive to three color lake of Kelimutu as the one of the most mysterious and dramatic sight in the world. Kelimutu lake was discovered by the Dutch geologist in 1914, and at that time the lakes ware “ “Blue, Red, and white”. Drive back to hotel for having breakfast, then onto Ndu’a Ria “Daily Traditional Fruit Market”, Drive to Ende with regular stopping at some places for spectacular natural panorama picture. Continue trip to Panggajawa beach Panggajawa beach to see the Blue stone along the beach, and local people collect to be exported in several countries around Asia for making decoration on the building. Drive to Wogo traditionl village to see Ngadhu and Bhaga as symbol of Male and Female ancestor of Bajawa ethnic. Continue trip to Bajawa town, a home of pure Natural and Cultural place for checking in at your chosen hotel.
Day 03. Bajawa – Bena – Ruteng
After being breakfast at hotel will drive to Bena village. Stop at some view points to make photos of wondering panorama of sharp conical shape of Inerie volcano which is 2.200 m above sea level. Visit Bena as one of the most impresive villages around Bajawa area. Continue driving to Ruteng via Aimere as the home of “Local Arack fermentation and distillation process” on Flores from lontar palm juice to become Alcoholic drink or Arack which is about 30 or 40 % its alcohol. Visit Rana Mese lake and then stop at Mano for picturing of beautiful Rice terrace view on the mountain slope. Drive to Ruteng to check in at your chosen hotel.
Day 04. Ruteng – Lodok Cara – Denge
After breakfast, will drive to north side of Ruteng to visit Liang Bua Hobbit cave to see the duplicate of homo florensiensi found in this cave in septembar 2003 by the Australian archeologist. After visiting the cave will get back to Ruteng to have lunch. Continue trip to Lodok to see the impressive view of rice field that looks like giant spider’s web. Drive to the south coast to continue trip to Denge village for overnight and dinner.
Day 05.Denge village – Wae Rebo traditional village (B,L,D)
Early breakfast at Denge Guest House, then will trek to the untouched village of WaeRebo through the pure and dense jungle takes about 3 or 4 hours. Along the trekking you can find so much different vegetation is one of great interest, from the families of orchids, palms, ferns, etc. Natural voice of various type of singing birds will entertain you along the trip. WaeRebo is also one of the best places for Manggaraian cultural researching. The clear and fresh water river on the way up to the village is a good point to take rest. In the village of Wae Rebo, we can discover a pure traditional conical houses construction of Manggarai ethnic, which is one of them is a ‘drum house’ with a very unique architecture, place for holding meetings, rituals and Sunday-morning prayers. The drum house is a communal building for a clan or clan branch, symbolizing the ideal unity of patrillineal descendent. Lunch will be served in villager’s house, Dinner & Overnight are also at traditional village of Wae Rebo
Day 06.Wae Rebo – Denge – LabuanBajo (B,L,)
Early breakfast at the village, then start trekking down in the same way back to Denge village about 3 hours. Continue driving back to Labuan Bajo through the same road. In the afternoon will arrive in Labuan Bajo and check in at your chosen hotel.
Day 07. Labuan Bajo – Rinca island – Komodo island (L,D)
After being breakfast at the hotel will be transferred to the harbor to catch a wooden boat leaving for Rinca island approx. 2 ½ hours. After arriving on Rinca Island, you will do the trek that’s accompanied by the local Ranger to explore the island to see Komodo dragon on their natural habitat. Komodo dragon is a giant monitor Lizards on earth which is about 100 kg its weight, and more than 3 meter length. Rinca Island is also home for some wild animals like: Wild Water Buffaloes, Deer, Long Tail Macaques, Wild Board, Wild Horse etc. Keep your eyes up to the trees, if you are lucky sometimes you will also find small Komodo dragon on the trees to avoide themselves from adult dragon. After trekking on Rinca Island will get back to the boat to continue trip to fabulous white sandy beach of Pink Beach on Komodo island about 2 ½ hours to snorkel, relax, and swim. At noon will ride the boat to one of the small islands around Komodo for overnight on the boat. Lunch will also be served on boat.
Day 08. Komodo island – Manta point – Sebayur Island – Labuan Bajo (B, L)
Breakfast on boat, then trekking to explore the island of Komodo. Along the trek you will be welcomed and entertained by beautiful concert of much kind of tropical birds. This island is also home for Deer, Wild Board, Wild Water Buffalo, etc. After trekking will get back to the boat to continue trip to Manta Point to snorkel with huge Manta ray. If you are lucky, you can even watch them from the boat (Trip to manta point is not 100% guarantee to go and see manta ray. it’ll not take this trip if the sea condition is quite extreme such as: strong current, high wave or strong wind). After spending your time in Manta point will continue trip to another fabulous white sandy beach called Sebayur for swimming, relaxing, and snorkelling in the crystal clear water with the nice coral reeef and thousands of colorful fish. In the afternoon will get back to Labuan Bajo. Lunch will be served on the boat, overnight is at your chosen hotel in Labuan Bajo.
Day 09. Hotel – Mirror Rock Cave – Airport.
After having breakfast at hotel, you will do city sightseeing tour around Labuan Bajo to visit daily local market and Batu Cermin cave (Natural Crystal Rock Cave), to see the beautiful stalactite and stalagmite, big black spider, little fruit bats and some marine fossils. After visiting the cave will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight for the next destination.