Dragon on Volcanoes

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Dragon on Volcanoes

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Length of trip:

9 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 1405

Best travel dates to go:

Any time.


Detailed Description of this trip:

During this 9 Days Dragon on Volcanoes Tour, you will enjoy sightseeing and many activities in Maumere, Moni, Kelimutu, Ende, Mount Ia, Boawae, Mount Ebu Lobo, Bajawa, Mount Wawo Muda, Ruteng, Labuan Bajo, Rinca, Komodo and Denpasar.



Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - Maumere

    Arrival Maumere. Climb Mount Egon.
    Hotel

    Upon arrival, transfer to hotel and Lunch.

    Private Car Service

    Afternoon drive to Egon – the latest erupted volcano in Flores.

    Sightseeing

    The last eruption was on February 2004 when thousands of people fled their village, luckily there were no casualties. Drive till the road end and then walk to the place wherever it possible to get closer to the crater.

    Private Car Service

    Late afternoon drive back to the main road to hotel.

  • Day 2 - Maumere

    Maumere - Moni.
    Sightseeing

    Visit Watublapi, a hamlet about 18 km south east of Maumere locally known for it’s fertile land and rich in exotic tropical plants and fruits.

    Food and Dining

    You will be entertained with dances and folk songs accompanied with local dishes and drinks.

    Arts, Crafts and Antiques

    There is chance for you to comprehend more about Ikat Weaving - the well-known tie-dyeing weaving technique. Drive then to Maumere market, Wuring - the fisherman village with houses built on stilts and Ledalero Museum.

    Food and Dining

    Lunch will be provided in Maumere.

    Private Car Service

    Afternoon drive to Moni.

  • Day 3 - Ende

    Moni - Kelimutu Crater Lakes - Ende.
    Sightseeing

    The sunrise at Kelimutu - the three colored crater lakes- truly is exceptional. You will begin your day early in the morning (start at abt 4.00 o’clock). After admiring the nature wonder drive to Ende you will pass ravines and villages. Ende is a beautiful town sorrunded by volcanoes. There are chances for photo stops en route, such as at Nduaria Fruit market.

    Food and Dining

    Lunch in Ende.

  • Day 4 - Ende

    Ende - Mount Ia - Boawae.
    Mountain Climbing

    Early in the morning transfer to Rate village at the slope of Mount Ia which errupted in 1969. It is one of the ever smoking volcanoes on the island. The climb will start on the west side of the volcano, it is a bit slippery because of the loose sands scattered along the path.

    Food and Dining

    Return then to Ende for lunch.

    Beach

    Afternoon drive to Boawae. En route stop at Penggajawa - the blue gravel beach.

  • Day 5 - Bajawa

    Boawae - Climb Mount Ebu Lobo - Bajawa.
    Hiking

    It is one of the most scenic parts of the island. Two cone shaped volcanoes dominate the landscape. Very early in the morning you will drive to the slope of Mt. Ebulobo until you reachg the village. From there you will start your trek to the summit of the smoking volcano of Ebulobo. It takes about 4 hrs to reach the peak.

    Sightseeing

    Afternoon drive to Bajawa thru Soa area where you will get chance to refresh yourself on the hot water spring.

  • Day 6 - Ruteng

    Bajawa - Visit Crater Of Mount Wawo Muda - Ruteng.
    Private Car Service

    In the morning drive to the slope of Wawomuda – a volcano that erupted in 2002. It's eruption surprised the coffee plantation farmers as the eruption happened right on the coffee plantation. Noone realized that the dead crater – turned to coffee plantation – is still active.

    Hiking

    Take a short trek (easy) for about 2 hour.

    Sightseeing

    On your return to Bajawa, visit the town so you can get to know some of the locals. Bajawa is located in the heart of Ngadha ethnic civilization, which is known for the megalithic cultures. There are traditional villages furnished with stone monuments, ancestor worship shrines and Adat Houses. The hamlets are beautifully settled in the volcanic mountainous area. The most beautiful ones are Wogo and Bena.

    Sightseeing

    Afternoon drive to Ruteng. It is another beautiful driving day; you will pass the villages and rain forest. To stretch your legs stop at crater lake of Ranamese and follow the trail in the cloud forest.

  • Day 7 - Labuan Bajo

    Ruteng - Labuan Bajo - Rinca.
    Sightseeing

    Ruteng is a small town in the backbone of Flores and neighbor to the Ruteng Nature Conservation Park - the home of Ngkiong - the endemic singing birds. It is worth to visit the Park early in the morning to attend the nature’s concert of singing birds (if no rain and strong wind). A newly developed volcano can be found in the park, erupted in 1987. Take your chance to have a closer look into it.

    Sightseeing

    En route to Labuan Bajo stop at Cara village in the Cancar area to see the unexposed world wonder - the Lingko - the spider web shaped rice fields. It is probably the only rice field of its kind to have ever existed on earth.

    Food and Dining

    Lunch in Labuan Bajo.

    Sailing

    Afternoon sail to Rinca.

    Hiking

    Upon arrival, start treking to trace the dragons.

    Hotel

    Overnight at the Ranger’s House or on board.

  • Day 8 - Labuan Bajo

    Rinca - Komodo - Labuan Bajo.
    Sailing

    Early morning sail to Komodo.

    Sightseeing

    Upon arrival start trekking to the former feeding ground to trace the dragons on the island and then sail to Pantai Merah – Pink colored beach for swimming and picnic lunch.

    Sailing

    Afternoon sail back to Labuan Bajo.

  • Day 9 - Denpasar

    Labuan Bajo - Denpasar.
    Food and Dining

    Breakfast at hotel.

    Transfer to the airport. Depart for Bali or your next destination.

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