• Kelimutu
  • Belaraghi
  • Naru - Bajawa
  • Cancar
  • Pink beach Komodo
  • Komodo varaan
  • Padar island Komodo
  • Pindito Komodo

Round trip 16 days cultural and adventurous Flores and Komodo

This short round trip takes you to the islands of Komodo and Flores. You go on a boat trip in the Komodo Marine Park and see the prehistoric Komodo dragons and a beautiful underwater world. You will visit and experience the traditional villages, snorkle at the 17 islands near Riung and do an easy trekking to the 3 lakes of the Kelimutu volcano. The last days you can relax on the beach at Maumere.
On the way we’ll discover the many faces of Flores and its people. We stop regularly. Sometimes to be warmly welcomed in a traditional village, another time to take a dip from the beach and regularly to view small cottage industry and local crafts.

NB: On Friday, Belaraghi is not accessible (market day)!

Video Komodo

Included and excluded

Target prices

€ 2.510 p.p. based on 2 persons in low season
€ 2.785 p.p. based on 2 persons in high season
€ 2.215 p.p. based on 4 persons or more in low season
€ 2.495 p.p. based on 4 persons or more in high season
Including:
. Intercontinental and domestic flights
. Accommodation based on bed and breakfast
. Private car or van including fuel, driver, English speaking guide, their meals and overnight stays
. Two-day boat trip to Rinca and Komodo, including meals on board
. Boat trip Riung to the 17 islands, incl. Lunch
. All entrance fees
. Lunch at Belaraghi
. Snorkelling equipment in Riung and Komodopark
•Booking fees and contribution Calamiteitenfonds € 30 per booking.

Not including:
. Other meals
. Tips and personal expenses
•Travel and cancellation insurances.

Day 1 flight Amsterdam-Labuan Bajo

Garuda Indonesia flies non-stop from Amsterdam to Jakarta with its new Boeing 777-300 ER. Experience the hospitality of Indonesian culture on board at Garuda Indonesia, the national airline of Indonesia. The direct connection will take you from Amsterdam to Jakarta in just 13.5 hours. Departure Amsterdam around mid-day, arrival Jakarta early in the morning. Your connecting flight departs approximately 3 hours later and lasts approximately 2.5 hours. Max. hold luggage: 30 kg plus 23 kg sports luggage

Day 2 Arrival Labuan Bajo, transfer to the hotel

After having collected your luggage from the belt you walk out of the arrival hall. Outside, your driver is waiting for you to drive you to your hotel.

Day 3 Labuan Bajo free day

This day there is nothing on the program. From Labuan Bajo you can make daily dive trips in the Komodo National park. You can also relax on the beach or at the swimming pool. If you want to go out, you can book special excursions in the area at the reception of the hotel or in town.

Day 4 Kelor, Rinca and Kalong island

After breakfast, the driver takes you to the port where you'll board your private boat. You can choose between a simple boat with overnight stay on deck, or (at an additional cost), a more luxurious boat with AC cabins. You'll sail to the island of Kelor to snorkel above the coral and among the colorful fish. The captain then heads for the island of Rinca. During a 2-hour (easy) trek with local rangers you will be looking for the Komodo dragons Back on board you continue to Kalong island, where you can enjoy sunset and spot hundreds of flying dogs (big bats). Overnight on board. (simple accomodation!)

Day 5 Padar, Komodo , Pink beach and Kanawa

After breakfast you sail to Padar island. Here you make a steep climb to enjoy the most beautiful view in the Komodo National Park. Back on the boat you will sail to Komodo island. You also go for a hike on Komodo, hoping to encounter the Komodo dragons in the wild. If they don't show up there, you'll always find a few near the rangers' buildings. After the hike you continue to Pink Beach for snorkelling and finally to Kanawa island to relax and maybe do one last snorkel. In the afternoon you reach the mainland of Labuan Bajo and the driver will be waiting to take you to your hotel. Overnight stay in Labuan Bajo

Day 6 from Labuan Bajo to Ruteng

You're leaving for Ruteng. On the way several stops, one at the spiderweb rice fields of Cancar.

Day 7 From Ruteng via Belaraghi to Bajawa

Another beautiful day ahead. You continue your journey across Flores, stopping for a tough climb of over an hour to the beautiful traditional village of Belaraghi. There is hardly a warmer welcome than here. You have lunch with some people from the village. After a warm farewell, you continue to the village of Aimaire, where you can see (and taste) how arak (palm wine) is made. At the end of the afternoon you will arrive in the mountain town of Bajawa where you will spend the night in hotel Happy-Happy, Edelweiss or Manu Lalu.

Day 8 A trekking in the surroundings of Bajawa

Today you will take a lovely walk in the surroundings of Bajawa. The walk starts with a visit to the local market. Then you head into nature and start the hike in the traditional village of Luba, in the immediate vicinity of Bajawa, then a short walk to the village of Bena. The people here are very friendly and will probably invite you to have a look inside a house. The guide will tell you everything about the habits and customs of the Ngada people. Sometimes it is a little climbing and descending, but you will be rewarded with beautiful views. You finally descend to the village of Tololela. There your driver will be ready to take you to the Malanage Hot Springs, where you can chill out and relax. Overnight stay in the city of Bajawa or in the mountains, half an hour from Bajawa.

Day 9 From Bajawa to Riung, 17 islands

After breakfast you leave the mountainous area and drive to the north coast. On your way several stops, one of them at the hotspring in Soa. In the afternoon you arrive in the coastal village of Riung. From the road you can already see the 17 islands. Overnight stay in a simple hotel in Riung.

Day 10 The 17 islands of Riung

You'll quickly forget the bumpy road of the previous day.. Today you wander all day long on the water and you will enjoy the time on and around the 17 islands. On one of the small islands you'll see hundreds of 'flying dogs', an oversized species of bats, hanging in the trees. Next to that there is plenty of opportunity for snorkelling or lazing on the beach. Lunch is prepared on the beach: delicious fresh grilled fish! Overnight stay in Riung

Day 11 From Riung to Moni

After breakfast, you say goodbye to the beautiful 17 islands and take a partly very bad road to the south coast. You will travel through the mountains again and make an occasional stop to stretch your legs and enjoy the views. You will arrive in Moni towards the end of the afternoon.

Day 12 De Kelimutu volcano, traditional Saga village and Koko beach on the way to Maumere

Early in the morning you have to climb for about an hour to the panoramic viewing point to enjoy sunrise over the Kelimutu volcano. The Kelimutu is known for its 3 lakes with beautiful colours. The local people attribute mythical powers to the lakes with their constantly changing colours which is due to dissolved minerals. Back at the hotel we enjoy our breakfast. Then we’ll visit the traditional village of Saga. A very enthusiastic local guide tells you about the village, its inhabitants and their traditions. After a stop at the white beach of Koko beach we continue the road to Maumere.

Day 13 and 14 Free days Maumere

There is nothing on the program these days. You can laze by the pool or take a dip in the Flores Sea. Divers and snorkelers can also indulge themselves here. Diving and snorkelling trips are made from Seaworld Club.

Day 15 Pulang kampung, going back home

After breakfast your driver will take you to the airport for your flight via Bali and Jakarta to Amsterdam. Flight with Garuda Indonesia, departure 12:05.

flight Maumere-Amsterdam via Denpasar and Jakarta

Departure from Maumere around 12:00 via Denpasar to Jakarta. Here you change planes and board the night flight to Amsterdam. Arrival at Schiphol in the morning.

Day 16 Arrival Amsterdam

In the morning arrival at Schiphol. The end of a beautiful trip...

Puri Sari Labuan Bajo

The small and cosy Puri Sari is located directly on the beach of Labuan Bajo. All 11 rooms have a sea view and a terrace. The hotel has a swimming pool, and Wi-Fi is available in the restaurant. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires

Puri Sari Labuan Bajo

The small and cosy Puri Sari is located directly on the beach of Labuan Bajo. All 11 rooms have a sea view and a terrace. The hotel has a swimming pool, and Wi-Fi is available in the restaurant. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires

Fitra Mandiri boat - Komodo

The islands in Komodo National Park can only be reached by boat. There are various types of boats, from 4 to 20 people. The boat on the photo is the Fitra Mandiri. You sleep on deck. The boat has a simple toilet and mandi basin. You have your own cook on board. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires

Spring Hill hotel & resto

Spring Hill has long had a good reputation for the restaurant. Since 2016 Spring Hill also offers accommodation in 4 new rooms and 1 villa. The rooms are equipped with bathroom with hot water, terrace, coffee & tea facilities and TV. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. The hotel is located in the center of Ritung, near the church. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires

Hotel Happy Happy Bajawa

The new Happy Happy hotel / guesthouse is located in the centre of Bajawa. The friendly Dutch owners do everything to make you feel at home. The 8 clean rooms are all situated around the common area. Delicious breakfast! meer info more info Informations supplémentaires

Manu Lalu - Bajawa surroundings

A short half-hour drive from Bajawa is the small-scale Manu Lalu hotel with views over the mountains around Bajawa and right next to the volcano Gunung Inerie. From the restaurant terrace you can see the traditional village of Bena. The restaurant and rooms are very tastefully decorated. The hotel has 4 beautiful rooms that are slightly higher up and 4 rooms at the restaurant level. One of the last mentioned rooms has no view of the mountains. In the afternoon and evening it is a bit fresher than you are used to in Indonesia, especially when there are clouds hanging around the mountains. The rooms have all hot running water, queen beds and a terrace (except those without a view). There is no WiFi available. Last visited by us: October 2017. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires

Delmar Café and hotel - Riung

The Delmar hotel was until recently only a restaurant. Since 2016 Delmar has 2 air-conditioned rooms and a room with a fan. The rooms have a private bathroom with a western toilet. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires

Pondok SVD - Riung

The simple Pondok SVD is located on the edge of the village of Riung. There are about 15 simple rooms with AC, hot running water and a seating. A power station can cause noise nuisance if you want to enjoy the peace and quiet on your terrace. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires

Kelimutu Eco lodge

The Kelimutu Eco lodge is a spacious resort with 24 rooms on the edge of the Kelimutu volcano. The spacious and clean rooms have views over the beautiful landscape. The bungalows all have a terrace, the rooms in the main building have a balcony. There is hot running water. Air conditioning is not necessary here. As the name suggests, the lodge is set up sustainably. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires

Sea World Club

This beach resort is located on the beach in Maumere Bay and the bungalows are built in traditional Indonesian style. It’s near the best dive sites on the island of Flores and you can snorkel and dive to your heart's content or enjoy the view of the sea. The hotel has its own diving club. All rooms have air conditioning, modern bathroom, mini fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. Facilities: Open air restaurant, lobby with TV, souvenir shop, diving center and internet service. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires

Labuan Bajo

Labuan Bajo

Labuan Bajo literally means "The harbor of the sea nomads". Labuan Bajo used to be a fishing village, but in recent years tourism has been the main source of income. Every year new hotels are added, from budget to 5 stars. Komodo, and thus Labuan Bajo, attract about 180,000 tourists every year.

Labuan Bajo is the base for trips to the famous Komodo islands. The town has a cozy center, surrounded by a one-way road above and below the center. Both on the mountain and at the bottom along the coast there is a succession of restaurants, homestays, diving schools and tour operators.

In addition to Komodo, you can take day trips in the area of ​​Labuan Bajo to various waterfalls, the underwater cave Batu Cermin (especially in the morning, when the sun reflects in the water) or to traditional villages.

You can enjoy good food at Treetop or the expensive Atlantis Beach Club.
Our favorite hotels are the Puri Sar, on the south side of the town, Green Hill Boutique resort above the center or the remote and luxurious Plataran Komodo and the Sudamala resort on the island of Seraya.

Komodo

Komodo

The marine park has several hundred islands, of which Komodo, Rinca and Padar are the best known. You can go trekking on Komodo and Rinca in search of prehistoric Komodo dragons. The ascent of the island of Padar provides a beautiful panorama. To visit the Komodo park it is best to rent a boat for 2 days, with an overnight stay on the boat.

Diving and snorkelling enthusiasts can indulge themselves in the Komodo park. Divers in particular have a variety of dive spots, ranging from quiet for beginners to the "Shotgun" for experienced divers. Manta rays come almost all year round to the dive site Makassar reef, also known as Manta Point.

Divers can choose two options for Komodo: day trip from Labuan Bajo, where you have to take into account boat trips of at least an hour to and from the dive sites, or a multi-day liveaboard.

Video Komodo

Ruteng

Ruteng

Ruteng is a medium sized market town on Flores. It is located on the flanks of Gunung Ranaka, the highest mountain on Flores.

From Ruteng you can visit the cave at Liang Bua, where archaeologists excavated a fossil of Homo Floresienis at the beginning of this century. You will also visit the small Liang Bua museum.
Other attractions around Ruteng include Kampung Puu, an authentic village, or the Ranamese crater lake surrounded by forests.

Bajawa

Bajawa

Bajawa is a small town in the Ngada regency.

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 finish with a foot bath at the Malanage hot springs.

Riung

Riung

The little Northern coastal town Riung is not so spectacular in itself. But the 17 islands just off the coast ARE!
Snorkelling is fantastic overthere, you’ll probably admire the turtles. On one of the islands you can see the fruit bats, a kind of really oversized bats.

Moni

Moni

The Kelimutu volcano is located near the town of Moni. The drive-in volcano (from the parking lot it is only a three-quarter climb over a paved path) houses 3 volcanic lakes. Tradition has it that the black, green and red lakes have alien powers. The powers are attributed to the spirits of the ancestors.

In the evening, dance performances are sometimes held at the Rumah Adat in Moni.

Near Moni is the traditional kampung Saga (see the description at Ende).

Maumere

Maumere

Maumere is the largest city on the north-east coast of Flores. This city suffered considerable damage in 1992 during the major earthquake, but quickly recovered well.

Divers have a chance to spot large schools of hammerhead sharks at Maumere Bay in October and November.

Just outside Maumere is a museum with an interesting collection of ethnic objects.
Sikka is a village near Maumere. It is known for the ikat weavers. You can visit the workshop here, where you can see the weaving process from spinning and coloring to sale (the weaving ladies prefer the latter!).

Often Maumere is the starting point of your tour over Flores to Komodo. Maumere has its own small airport with daily flights to Makassar, Denpassar, Kupang and Labuan Bajo.

Enjoy the simple fish restaurant Golden Fish at the port of Maumere. The entrance is downstairs, where you can choose the live fish (favorite: Red Snapper!), Lobster and crab in the basins. Upstairs you can eat the best on the outdoor terrace, with a view over the Floreszee.
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