6D/5N EXPLORING THE DRAGONS & HERITAGE SITES

Day 01 DENPASAR – LABUANBAJO - RINCA (L/D)

Arriving Labuan Bajo meet and great service by our tour guide, then direct transfer to the harbor to get on board a local boat to Rinca Island, one of the main islands of Komodo National Park. Famous for some of the world’s best dive sites and their popular inhabitant the Komodo dragon

We will do the trekking in Rinca Island to see the Komodo dragons and other wild animals will be done in the afternoon. A short trek takes around one hour and passes an artificial waterhole before ascending to a small hill with a view over the bay. The one hour medium trek winds between dragon nests and out into the sunshine across an exposed savannah that is studded with lontar palms. For the best opportunity to see dragons and their prey, go inside further after a two hour trek past a permanent waterhole and across steep, exposed slopes that offer breathtaking views

Dinner and overnight are on boat.

Day 02 RINCA – KOMODO - PINK BEACH - LABUANBAJO (B, L, D)

Early morning sailing to Komodo Island another bigger island, after a short trek, goes along flat trails within the dry forest to Banunggulung, to see the activities of Komodo dragons in their pure environment. Then proceed to Pink Beach, features a natural phenomenon that you should not missed. This peculiar beach gets its color from red coral fragments. It is definitely a great place to spend some time for snorkeling and swimming.

Afternoon time, return back Labuan Bajo and check in

Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight in Bintang Flores

Day 03 LABUANBAJO - RUTENG (B, L, D)

After breakfast drive to Ruteng, capital of the district Manggarai, in the western part of the island of Flores, it is a pleasant, busy town backed by a range of mountains. Located some 1,200 meters above sea level the air is cool. Surrounding the town are green rice fields that provide the staple for the population on this predominantly dry island. Coffee grown around here is also most invigorating. A Stop will be made at Cancar, and visit the mystifying spider-web style rice terraces and Ruteng Puu traditional village.

Late afternoon arriving in Rueng and check in
Dinner and overnight in Dahlia Hotel

Day 04 RUTENG - BAJAWA (B, L, D)

Morning after visiting the local market, then proceed to Bajawa a small charming town located in the middle of the Florinese highlands. As the regional center of the Ngada people, who still keep their long-standing culture firmly anchored in the communities. Then visit Rana Meze Lake and Aimere, to see the locals making palm wine.

Afternoon arriving in Bajawa and check in
Dinner and overnight in Bintang Wisata Hotel

Day 05 BAJAWA - MONI (B, L, D)

Morning time visit Wawo Muda to see the twin color lakes, the latest volcano to emerge in Flores, exploding in 2001 and leaving behind a mini-Kelimutu, complete with several small crater lakes coloured variously burnt orange, yellow and green. Then drive to Moni with stops at Bena megalitchic village, Boawae and Wolotopo traditional village, the most famous and also most visited village in the Ngada district, with its impressive stone formations and ancestral shrines, as well as traditional houses.

Afternoon arriving in Moni and check in
Dinner and overnight in Flores Sare Hotel

Day 06 MONI – KELIMUTU – ENDE - BALI (B, L)

Early morning leave hotel for visiting Kelimutu, an essential part of your Flores adventure.

Part of the Kelimutu National Park, presenting a highly aesthetic value and surreal experience, the smallest among six national parks in the stretch between Bali and the Nusatenggara islands, size obviously does not matter much when it offers one of the most spectacular wonders that nature has to offer.

The Kelimutu lakes are unpredictable as to when and what color they will change into. Sometimes, the colors are blue, green, and black, and some other times they turn to white, red, and blue.

Return back to your hotel, and after breakfast check out hotel and drive to Ende.

In Ende stops will be made for visiting local market and Soekarno Museum, continue transfer to the airport for your flight back to Bali or your next destination.

End of trip