General Information

FLORES OVERLAND 8D/7N

State : FLORES ISLAND

Day 01 : Bali - Ende

trans_nusa_120Flight from Bali to Ende, Flores Island. Upon arrival at Aerobusman airport of Ende, you will be meeting with local guide and directly driving up to Moni. You will be driving 2 hours, and will enjoy the beautiful panorama along the way up. Stay overnight in Moni. Dinner will be at local restaurant.

 

  Day 02 : Moni –Kelimutu Lake - Ende

Early morning drive up to Kelimutu, see the three lakes with different colors. Upon arrival, walk up 15 minute to view the wonderful of the Hard Red, light blue and black color of  Kelimutu lake, while enjoy the spectacular sunrise. Here you can hear the whisper of the nature through out the screeching bird singings. Afterward driving or walking back to Moni. Breakfast will be made after Kelimutu. Then continue to Koanino, Jopu and Ranggase traditional villages. Here you will see and interactive with locals. Ikat weaving process you can see in here, too. Lunch will be served at local restaurant in Wolowaru. Then proceed to Ende. Check in hotel in Ende. Afternoon will be drive to Wolotopo village. Here you can see the Lio ethnics and ikat weaving processing. Back to the hotel, and dinner will be at local restaurant.

 

 Day 03 : Ende - Ropa - Riung

floreshouse1After breakfast driving to morning local market of Ende. Here you can see morning activities of the local people in the market. Then continue to Panggajawa beach where you can walking and collecting the green stone along 6 km of green stone beach. Afterward driving to Ropa for a pure beach and also witness how the locals sells their commodity at the local market. Here you will also find that the barter system, which is still exist (Specially for the group will stop at Welambasa to witness the traditional dance performance and also the process of the traditional wedding ceremony in this local village. You will also enjoy lunch with head of the tribes and also able to see the elementary school in the remote area). For the regular Fits program we will served lunch box. Late afternoon drive to Riung via northern part of the island while enjoy the spectacular picturesque area. Dinner and overnight at PONDOK SVD or similar

 Day 04 : Riung – 17 Island

coralsAfter breakfast, sail to Pulau Tujuh Belas (Seventeen islands) spending just a few minute from the mainland of Riung in Flores island. This is the nature preservation. Enjoy snorkel in enormous "aquarium" siesta on white sandy beach of Pulau Rutong, take short walks circling the island. Picnic lunch will be made in Rutong beach. Sail to Pulau Kalong, see myriads of bat colony hanging over mangroves tree. Late afternoon return sailing back to the hotel.

  Day 05 : Riung  - Bajawa

11_benatraditional_village_near_bajawa_120After breakfast at hotel, driving to Mengruda hot spring water for relaxing and get the nature massage  from the hot spring waterfall. Then continue to Bajawa for Lunch. Afterward driving to Bena village, passing through huge and gigantic bamboo plantation, Inerie volcano and take short walks in the vicinity. Arrive in Bena, see traditional houses and megalithic tombs, learn the meaning of Ngadhu and Bhaga, symbolizing male and female of ancestral spirits. And you can see hand viewing process, too. After then back to bajawa for stay overnight. Dinner will be at local restaurant.

 Day 06 :  Bajawa – Ruteng

13_volcano_120After breakfast, depart for Aimere to see the local peoples distillated a traditional drinks well known as Sopi Wine which made from Lontar Palm trees, then continue to Ranamese lake. In here you can enjoy rain forest lake panorama which has wild ducks lake. Afterward drive to Robo, to see wonderful rice field terraces panorama. Continue to Ruteng for lunch. After lunch driving to Liang Bua, to see the cave where the archeologist was found the pigmy Homo Florenses Hobbit. Then driving back to Ruteng  for chek in hotel while enjoy the wonderful rice field terraces panorama. Dinner will be at local restaurant.  

 Day 07 : Ruteng  - Labuan Bajo

After breakfast, drive to Ruteng Pu’u, where you can see the megalith altar being used for traditional offering ceremony. Then continue to Golo Carat for enjoy the spectacular spider web rice fields shape. Driving down to Todo village which has full of story from the dutch colony. Here you can see the Loke Nggerang drum which made from beautiful woman stomach skin and rounded traditional kingdom house. Afterward driving to Lembor, Mello village and Batu Cermin  cave to see the wonderfull stalactite and stalagmites. Then check in hotel. Lunch and dinner will be at local restaurant.

 Day 08 : Labuan Bajo - Bali 

After breakfast, waiting for transfer to the airport for catch the flight to Bali OR join the Putri Komodo Tour program to visit Rinca see the Komodo Dragons in One Day or Two Days.