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

Tour module round trip 10 days cultural and adventurous Flores and Komodo, from Maumere via Riung to Komodo

Discover the traditional villages, the white sandy beaches, the 17 islands and underwater world near Riung, the beautiful nature on Flores and make a boat trip to the Komodo dragons.
On our way we get to know the many faces of Flores and its population. We stop regularly. Some time to get a very warm welcome in a traditional village, another time for a quick dive into the sea from the beach and frequently to see small home industry or local handicraft. The 10-day round trip has two overnight stays in the northern village Riung. Snorkelling is here our main activity.

The particularly beautiful round trip over equally particular Flores ends with a two day (private-) boat trip to the Komodo islands. Here you’ll find yourself face to face with the prehistoric Komodo dragons and there is plenty of opportunity for snorkelling .

NB: On Friday is Belaraghi inaccessible (market day)!

Flights from and to Flores

Merapi tries to carry out as many domestic flights as possible with Garuda Indonesia. Flights from Bali to Maumere are only carried out on Tuesday and Thursday. There are alternative flights with Wings Air and NAM Air.
Another possibility is to start your round trip in Ende. In that case you travel from Ende to Moni and follow the same program afterwards. There are daily flights Bali-Ende, except on Saturdays.

Guide prices

Guide price based on 2 persons: € 1.335 per person
Guide price based on 4 persons: € 975 per person
Included:
•Accommodation based on bed and breakfast
•Private car or mini-bus with driver and English speaking guide, their meals and overnight stays
•At some locations local English speaking guide
•Entrance fee 17 islands Riung
•Boat 17 islands including lunch
•Lunch in Belaraghi
•Boat trip (local boat without AC, overnight stay on deck) to Rinca and Komodo, incl. meals on board
•All specified excursions and entrance fees

Not included
•Intercontinental and domestic flights
•Other meals
•Tips and personal expenses
•Camera-fee in Komodo park (to be paid on the spot)
•Travel and cancellation insurance
•Booking fee and contribution Calamiteitenfonds €30 per booking


Against surcharge:
•More luxury boat with AC cabins: € 125 per boat
•Extra day Maumere (without program): € 40 per person
•Extra overnight stay in Belaraghi: €65 per person
•Trekking and overnight stay Wae Rebo: € 50 per person
•Extra day Labuan Bajo (without program): € 40 per person

Day 1 From Bali via Maumere to Moni

If you are on the NAM AIr or Garuda flight from Denpasar, you arrive around 12 o’clock in Maumere. Your driver picks you up and drives you to Sikka, a small village near Maumere where people make beautiful ikats (weaving technique). You'll also visit an old church here. Then you continue your trip to beautiful Koka beach a good hour drive away. The beach here is really a beauty and on weekdays there are only few other tourists. At weekends it can be very busy here with local tourists. Make sure you have your swimsuit on hand! At the end of the afternoon you drive for another hour to Moni in the mountains. Overnight stay in Kelimutu Ecolodge.

Day 3 Via the Kelimutu volcano to the 17 islands of Riung

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 you’ll have breakfast and then you move on to Saga, a very charming traditional village. A local guide tells enthusiastically about the culture and ceremonies of the village and if you happen to be there around lunchtime they will spontaneously invite you to have a bite to eat! After Saga you travel via Ende to Riung in the north. A long 4 and a half hour drive without counting all the interesting stops on the way. On the south coast you have another stop at the blue stone beach of Pengga Jawa. After that you cross Flores through a barren mountain area to the north coast. In the late afternoon you arrive in Riung. Overnight stay in a simple hotel in Riung.

Day 4 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 5 From Riung to Bajawa

After breakfast you say goodbye to the beautiful 17 islands and head for Bajawa. On the way, amongst other stops, a stop at the hotspring in Soa. Overnight stay in the mountains at hotel Manu Lalu, or in the city hotel Happy-Happy, or Edelweiss.

Dag 5 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 6 From Bajawa via de Homo Florensiensis to Ruteng

Another beautiful day ahead. After breakfast you drive to the village of Aimaire, where you can see (and taste) how arak (palm wine) is made. You continue the ride and take a walk at the Rana Mese lake. Then on to 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. Then a short drive to Ruteng, where you will spend the night in the Santa Maria monastery or the Spring Hills hotel.

Day 7 from Ruteng to Labuan Bajo

After breakfast you'll leave for the port city Labuan Bajo. One of our stops on the way is at the panoramic view point Golo Guru for a breath-taking view over the spider web sawas of Cancar. Overnight stay in Labuan Bajo

Day 8 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 9 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 10 Departure from Flores

After breakfast your driver drives you to the airport for your next destination.

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

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

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

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

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

Susteran Santa Maria - Ruteng

Overnight stay with the nuns on the predominantly Catholic flores. At walking distance from the small center of Ruteng. Monastery of the sisters of Santa Maria. Simple but squeaky clean rooms. Each room has a private bathroom with hot water. The monastery is still in use and is located in a beautifully landscaped garden. At 21:00 the gate of the monastery closes and you have to ring the door to get in. No smoking, no alcohol and very hospitable. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires

Bintang Flores Labuan Bajo

The Bintang Flores hotel has the most beautiful location on the Bay of Labuan Bajo. The hotel has 4 floors and has a lift. The pool is beautifully situated on the beach. The hotel has its own diving center. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires

Bintang Flores Labuan Bajo

The Bintang Flores hotel has the most beautiful location on the Bay of Labuan Bajo. The hotel has 4 floors and has a lift. The pool is beautifully situated on the beach. The hotel has its own diving center. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires

Plataran Komodo beach resort - Labuan Bajo

The Plataran resort is the most luxurious hotel on Flores. All villas have beachfront and are spacious to very spacious (65 to 95 m2). All villas have air conditioning, TV, refrigerator, private terrace, desk and a safe. The resort has a swimming pool, restaurant, bar and wellness centre. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. The resort is a15 minute drive from the centre of Labuan Bajo. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires

Plataran Komodo beach resort - Labuan Bajo

The Plataran resort is the most luxurious hotel on Flores. All villas have beachfront and are spacious to very spacious (65 to 95 m2). All villas have air conditioning, TV, refrigerator, private terrace, desk and a safe. The resort has a swimming pool, restaurant, bar and wellness centre. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. The resort is a15 minute drive from the centre of Labuan Bajo. 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

Bintang Laut - 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 Bintang Laut and has cabins with air conditioning, simple toilet and mandi basin. You have your own cook on board. 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

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

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).

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.

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.

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.

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

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