Flores Overland Tour 5D/4N

Day 1 : Bali – Ende
Depart from Bali by Merpati Nusantara Airlines flight to Ende in Flores Island. Upon arrival at Ipi airport of Ende in the central Flores, we will transport you to your hotel. Then proceed with the excursion to Bena. You will have a little long drive to reach this destination, drive to Bajawa through the beautiful and picturesque area to Ende and Bajawa while viewing the beauty of the semi active volcano Gunung Ia and Inerie. Stop in Bena which is located at the hill of Inerie surrounded by huge and gigantic bamboo plantations, picturing Inerie volcano. Arrive in Bena, see traditional houses and megalithic tombs, learn the meaning of Ngadhu and Bhaga, symbolizing the male and female of ancestral spirits. Return to Ende town, stay at hotel.

Day 2 : Ende – Moni – Kelimutu – Riung
Early morning drive up to Kelimutu to see the three colored lakes. Upon arrival we will take a 1,5km walk to view the spectacular of the dark red, light blue and black color of the Kelimutu lake. Back to Moni and proceed to Jopu Ranggase to see the local traditional house with its ancient structure. Drive to Ngella to see the local women at their hand weaving work. In the afternoon we are heading to the west (the driver may choose two possible routes: “northern line or southern line”). In the evening we will arrive at Riung. Dinner and overnight stay at Pondok SVD in Riung.

Day 3 : Riung
After breakfast, sail to Pulau Tujuh Belas (Seventeen islands) spreading just a few steps from the mainland of Riung in Flores island. This is a nature preservation. Enjoy snorkeling in enormous “aquarium”, taking siesta on the white sandy beach of Pulau Rutong, take short walks circling the island. Picnic lunch at Rutong beach. Sail to Pulau Kalong, see myriads of bat colony hanging over mangrove trees. Late afternoon return to Riung for dinner and overnight stay at Pondok SVD in Riung.

Day 4 : Riung – Ende – Maumere
After breakfast, we return to Ende passing through Mbay and Aegela, get the stunning pictures and see the largest irigation system of the island in Mbay. Stop at Nua Bosi to see the local people making knife using traditional tools. Continue our trip to Ende, visit the Wolotopo traditional villages and their hand weaving. Heading to the east to Wolowaru, Watuneso and Paga. In the afternoon we will arrive in Maumere, check in at Sao Wisata Resort. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 5 : Maumere – Denpasar (Bali) or next destination
After breakfast at hotel, we take you to a city tour visiting Wuring fishermen village, Sikka – the traditional village of Sikka clan, Ledalero Museum to see the ancient heritage and items including the old Flores ruins. Then we will transport you to the airport for your departure to Bali or next destination. Upon arrival in Bali, we will pick you up again and transfer you back at hotel.

Package price include :
– return airfare from Denpasar (if you choose fare included)
– airport transfers in Bali and Labuan Bajo (West Flores)
– all sightseeing tours as per itinerary
– full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
– one night boat accommodation
– one night stay at hotel
– boat charter
– land transportation
– entrance fees
– mineral water
– english speaking guide

Package price NOT include :
– conservation fee at US$15/person – net paid directly at ranger office in Komodo or now change to camera fees & snorkeling
– airport taxes
– alcohol beverage
– soft drink
– phone call
– laundry service
– travel insurance and personal insurance
– snorkeling equipment
– tip and gratuities, etc …….