Reizen Trips Voyages Flores & Komodo, Sumba, Alor andTimor
Flores & Komodo, Sumba, Alor and Timor
As on many islands in the archipelago the rainy season is from about December to March (included).
Flores & Komodo
A tour of Flores usually starts in Maumere or Ende and ends at the Komodo islands. The tour goes to some traditional villages, where local guides can proudly tell you about the history and customs. Saga is my favorite. The Kelimutu volcano is an absolute highlight with three crater lakes. The many stops at small cottage industry makes the journey across Flores intimate and surprising. Interspersed with pearly white beaches, rich sea gardens and super friendly inhabitants complete the trip.
In the west of Flores, Labuan Bajo is the end of the overland tour and the starting point of a mini cruise to the Komodo Islands. Besides the giant Komodo monitor lizards, the prehistoric four-legged friends who live here freely in a large reserve, the underwater life is spectacular.
Maumere can be reached daily from Bali, while Labuan Bajo is served several times a day. It is therefore possible to make a three-day trip from Bali to Komodo.
Sumba is a relatively isolated island with no clear economic prospects.
Sumba is part of East Nusa Tenggara province and consists of two regencies: West Sumba with Waikabubak as administrative capital and East Sumba with Waingapu as capital.
It ranks fourth on the list of the poorest areas in Indonesia. Culturally, however, it is one of the richest islands, where tradition (adat) still plays an important role everywhere. It is one of the last areas on earth where animism (a natural or natural religion where spirit and ancestor worship are most important) is still fully present.
(Source: Wybe K. van Dijk)
Sumba is located on a no longer active volcanic belt formed by the islands of Sumba, Savu, Roti and Timor. A flat strip runs from east to west along the north coast, which is barren, dry and stony almost everywhere. The strip is broad in the east and narrower to the west. However, at Cape Sasar in the north, the mountain range extends to the coast. In the west near Kodi, the island consists of a wide coastal plain.
The entire south coast is steep, the mountains come close to the sea. Only a single river breaks through the mountain ridges to form a wide fertile plain (Lamboja and Wanokaka). There are some motorways, but in general the island is difficult to travel.
The Pasola festival takes place every year around February and March. A traditional war ritual in which two groups on horseback and with spear attack each other.
Many residents of Alor still live in a traditional way. They live in houses of thatched trees with thatched roofs or simple concrete houses and work as farmers or fishermen. The traditional lego-lego dance is the heart and soul of the Alorese society. This dance, where old and young dance hand in hand from sunset to sunrise, can be watched anywhere on Alor.
The Alor archipelago is a prime diving destination. In this volcanic area there is a huge variety of diving spots: extensive coral, steep walls, sloping walls, anemones, but also beautiful muck dives belong to the underwater arsenal. Besides macro, you regularly come across eagle rays, hammerhead sharks and sometimes mola molas.
Alor has a small airport, where since 2018 Wings Air and Trans Nusa airlines have daily flights with Kupang on Timor. In addition, NAM Air has been flying directly to and from Bali on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays since 2019.
Timor is often only visited on the way to Alor. However, a short tour gives a good picture of Timor. Surfers can enjoy the waves at the island of Rote
Example round trips Alor, Flores and Komodo
Voorbeeldreizen Example trips Flores & Komodo, Sumba, Alor andTimor
Group tours Alor, Flores & Komodo
Groepsreizen Group trips Flores & Komodo, Sumba, Alor andTimor
Tour modules round trips Alor, Flores and Komodo
Our tour modules are round trips with a combination of culture, nature and highlights. We’ll be happy to adjust these tour modules round trips according to your wishes and to help you build your tailor-made trip.
Bouwstenen Building blocks Flores & Komodo, Sumba, Alor andTimor
Tour module round trip 10 days cultural and adventurous Flores and Komodo, from Maumere via Riung to Komodo
The town itself does not have much to offer, but in the area are the traditional Ngada villages of Luba, Bena and Tololela. These three villages are a good walk in half a day trip. Most hikers then fini... Meer infoMore infoInformations supplémentaires
You get a traditional welcome with the ti’i ka ebu nusa which means gi... Meer infoMore infoInformations supplémentaires
2. Pamana West
3. Pamana South
4. Pamana Kecil
5. Labuan Tur
7. Happy Wall
11. The Channel
12. Pangahbatan North
13. The Crack
14. Majella's Ledg... Meer infoMore infoInformations supplémentaires
Ende is home to the Bung Karno house, where the founder of the Republic of Indonesia, Soekarno, was exiled.
Near Ende is also Pantai Batu Biru (blue stone beach). Every day the ... Meer infoMore infoInformations supplémentaires
Every year, on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, the Maria Procession is held here. Thousands of Catholic pilgrims from Flores and other parts of Indonesia come h... Meer infoMore infoInformations supplémentaires
Divers have a chance to spot large schools of hammerhead sharks at Maumere Bay i... Meer infoMore infoInformations supplémentaires
This place owes its name to the red and white sand of the beach.
The coral reefs along the coast are among the finest snorkelling sites. This location is perfect for sno... Meer infoMore infoInformations supplémentaires
Here, accompanied by experimented rangers, you are going to walk and look for big Komodo dragons. These Komodo dragons can weigh up to 70 kg and be 3 meters long. This unique experience allows you to see them... Meer infoMore infoInformations supplémentaires
Snorkelling is fantastic overthere, you’ll probably admire the turtles. On one of the islands you can see the fruit bats, a kind of r... Meer infoMore infoInformations supplémentaires
From Ruteng you can visit the cave at Liang Bua, where archaeologists excavated a fossil of Homo Floresienis at the begin... Meer infoMore infoInformations supplémentaires
Wae Rebo is a small, truly remote village. It is located about 1,100 meters above sea level. So it is ... Meer infoMore infoInformations supplémentaires
Accommodaties Accommodations Hébergements Flores & Komodo, Sumba, Alor andTimor
Een héle goedemorgen Jan,
Tja, wat moet ik schrijven...... Het was GEWELDIG!!!!
We hebben een prachtige rondreis gemaakt en ik hoef U niet te vertellen wat we allemaal hebben gezien en gedaan, dat weet U wel :-) maar het was fantastisch!!!
Ook van onze gids hebben we met tranen in onze ... meer infomore infoInformations supplémentaires
Zeer geachte Bapak Jan,
Hiermede onze hartelijke dank voor het organizeren van onze reis naar Lombok.
In geheel zijn wij zeer tevreden met de inhoud van het program, erg geweldig van U hoor !
Her program was zeer omvangrijk en interessant !
Wij hebben zeer veel over het Land en Volk. ge... meer infomore infoInformations supplémentaires
We zijn inderdaad weer veilig thuis!
We hebben echt fantastische weken gehad.
Alor vonden we echt fantastisch en zijn blij dat we dit Indonesië gezien hebben.
prachtig gesnorkeld en leuke excursies gedaan.
De bungalows vonden we leuk lekker simpel en een mooie plek, leuke ontmoetinge... meer infomore infoInformations supplémentaires
Birgits verslag van de Indonesië reis - januari 2015
Dit reisverslag is samengesteld uit de emails, die ik aan de kinderen heb gestuurd.
Ik heb het wel een beetje bewerkt, maar het blijft een soort brief/mail.
Tijdens onze Floresreis hadden wij nauwelijks internet.
Gisteravond hebben wij afs... meer infomore infoInformations supplémentaires
we hebben een hele leuke en mooie vakantie gehad,
waarbij alles perfect geregeld was.
Speciaal compliment voor onze chauffeur/gids Hironimus Paga,
een vriendelijke, beleefde en rustig rijdende man, die echt alles
van het eiland, de mensen en de natuur wist.
En verder hadden we een mooi... meer infomore infoInformations supplémentaires
Diving trips Alor, Flores and Komodo
Besides Komodo Merapi also proposes diving trips to Alor and Timor.
Alor is a small island archipelago where especially experienced divers get excited. In this volcanic area there is a huge variety of dive spots: extensive coral, steep walls, sloping walls, anemones, but also beautiful muck dives belong to the underwater arsenal. Besides macro, you regularly see eagle rays, hammerhead sharks and sometimes also mola-molas.
Alor doesn't only offer spectacular corals, reefs and fish but Alor offers much more: Let yourself be invited by the hospitable tribal chief in Tapkala; step in the boat of Pak Onne to see his dugong friend Mawar play, visit one of the many waterfalls or make a nice trekking.
Duiken Diving Flores & Komodo, Sumba, Alor andTimor
Cruises Alor, Flores & Komodo
Merapi organises luxury cruises on the Ombak Putih and the Katharina from Bali, via Lombok, Mojo and Komodo to Flores and the other way around. For budget travellers we have the Perama Hunting Komodo by camera cruise between Lombok and Flores