16D/15N. LAMALERA, KELIMUTU, RIUNG, WAE REBO & KOMODO DRAGON ADVENTURE TOUR .
Starting Point : Maumere, east Flores.
Ending Point : Labuan Bajo, west Flores.
Tour Price : on client’s request.
Day 01. Arrival at Maumere Airport –Transfer to the hotel.
On your arrival at the airport of Maumere, east Flores island, will transfer to your chosen your hotel.
Day 02. Maumere – Larantuka – Lewo Leba.
Breakfast at the hotel, and will drive to Larantuka for about 4 hours to catch a public wooden ferry-boat to Lewo Leba. En route will stop at some places to take picture such as: coffee plantation, Lewo Tobi volcano at Hokeng region, and beautiful landscape of Konga island and surrounding. On arrival at Larantuka will get on wooden ferry-boat to continue trip to Lewo Leba for three hours. In the afternoon will arrive in Lewo Leba to check in at your chosen hotel.
Day 03. Lewo Leba – Lamalera village (Overland tour to south coast of Lembata)
After breakfast, will visit do city sightseeing tour around Lewo Leba town to visit the biggest Leprosy hospital and taking picture for the admiring view of Ile Ape volcano and the drive to Lamalera village about 4 hours through so much cash crop plantation along the way. Regular stop en route will be done to take picture and to witness the activity of local inhabitant. On arrival at Lamalera will check in at your chosen Guest House.
Day 04. Lamalera full day tour activity.
After being breakfast, will get ready to go by a small outrigger fishing boat called “Peledang” to join the demonstration of traditional whale hunting with local fisherman in Lamalera village. If you are lucky and when the whale hang out around the ocean, then you will see the real happening how the local fishermen are hunting huge sperm whale by leaping and harpooning it at the back of whale. Riding the boat back to the shore and bring you to the Guest house for overnight and have a simple dinner. The rest of the afternoon will walk around the village and have a good interaction with the local people to share their life- experienced.
Day 05. Lamalera – Lewo Leba – Larantuka.
After being breakfast, will depart to Lewo Leba for 4 hours to catch a wooden ferry-boat to Larantuka for 3 hours. In the afternoon will arrive in Larantuka to check in at your chosen hotel.
Day 06. Larantuka – Maumere – Moni
Breakfast at hotel and will depart to Moni via Maumere. En route will stop at historical and culture museum of Blikon Blewut that is situated inside campus of mayor catholic seminary on Flores. Continue driving to Moni village via Paga beach. Moni is a village as the gate way to get to the three different color crater lake of Kelimutu. En route will stop in a few places for excellent panorama picture. Stop at Wolowaru or Jopu village to see the type of traditional house construction of Lionese tribe. In the afternoon will arrive at Moni and check in at your chosen hotel.
Day 07. Moni – Kelimutu – Ende – Riung.
Early morning will drive to three different color crater lake of Kelimutu as the one of the most mysterious and dramatic sight in the world. Kelimutu was discovered by the Dutch geologist in 1914, and at that time the lakes’s color were “Blue, Red, and white”. Drive back to hotel for having breakfast, then onto Ndu’a Ria “a daily Traditional Fruit Market”, Drive to Ende town with regular stopping at some places for spectacular natural panorama picture. Continue trip to Panggajawa beac to have a relax and see the Blue stone along the beach. Local people collect them to be exported in several countries around Asia for making decoration on any buildings. Drive toward Riung as the North coastal side of Flores. Stop at several places for taking photo such as: Mbay as the flattest town on Flores with nice occean view at the back, beautiful view of Palue isle in the middle of the sea, and amazing panorama of 17 isle marine park. In the afternoon will arrive in Riung for checking in at your chosen hotel.
Day 08. Riung – 17 Isles sea Park tour – Riung. (Full day tour)
After being breakafst at hotel, then visit 17 isles marine park by local motorized boat. Swimming, relaxing, sun bathing and snorkelling in several isles within the Riung 17 sea park such as; Rutong, Tiga, Bako isle with its amazing white sandy beach and spectacular coral reefs and crytal clear water. Beach BBQ lunch will be done on the one these isles. Visit Kalong isle to see the thousands of fruit bats hanging on the mangrove forest. In the afternoon will be back to the hotel.
Day 09. Riung – Bajawa
Breakfast at hotel, then drive to Bajawa with regular stopping at few places for panorama pictures, then visit So’a hot spring. You can take a bath here if you want. Drive to Bajawa as the home for the real pure natural and cultural region on mainland of Flores. Afternoon will arrive in Bajawa and check in at your chosen hotel.
Day 10. 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 from 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 11. 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 12.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 13.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 14. 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 15. 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 16. 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.