Exotic Flores Komodo - F7
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During this 8 Days Exotic Flores Komodo Tour, you will enjoy sightseeing and many activities in Maumere, Moni, Kelimutu, Ende, Riung, Bajawa, Ruteng, Labuan Bajo, Rinca, Komodo and Bima.
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Day 1 - Maumere
Your afternoon program is visiting 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. The Ikat are both as cultural and economical products since the women in the village earn their living from selling the Ikat.
Day 2 - Maumere
Maumere - Moni.
There are places around the town worth to be visited, such as Maumere market, Wuring -the fisherman village with houses built on stilts and Ledalero Museum.
Food and Dining
Lunch will be provided en route.
During the day you will experience the dramatic change in both nature pattern and ethnicity. In the afternoon you will find yourself in the Lio ethnic’s environment. Pay a visit to their villages (Lisedetu and Ranggase) and try to understand the locals daily life or just have a closer look at their architecture.
Day 3 - Ende
Moni - Kelimutu - Ende - Riung.
It is worth to experience the sunrise at Kelimutu - the three colored crater lakes. You will begin your day early in the morning (start at abt 4.00 o’clock). Once you arrive in Kelimutu you will find yourself surrounded by a landscape that far exceeds any picture you have ever seen, or any story you have ever heard about.
After admiring the nature wonder drive to Ende you will pass ravines and villages. There are chances photo stops, such as at Nduaria Fruit market.
Arrive in Ende drive directly to Wolotopo - the coastal Lio ethnic’s village beautifully located furnished with shrine and megalithic monuments.
Food and Dining
Lunch in Ende.
Afternoon drive to Riung. En route stop at Penggajawa - the blue gravel beach.
Day 4 - Bajawa
Riung - Bajawa.
There is a Nature Conservation Park in Riung mainly in place to protect the under water ecosystem. Take some time to explore the small isles off shore - known for the beautiful coral gardens with white sand beach. There is an island with unspoiled mangrove forests inhabited by thousands of huge fruit eating bats.
Afternoon drive to Bajawa, en route visit some megalithic village in Soa area.
Day 5 - Ruteng
Bajawa - Ruteng.
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.
Visit those villages and in the afternoon drive to Ruteng. It is another beautiful driving day; you will pass the villages and rain forest. To stretch your legs stop at Ranamese Lake and follow the trail in the cloud forest
Day 6 - Labuan Bajo
Ruteng - Labuan Bajo - Rinca.
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 volcano recently popped up in the park. Take some time to have a closer look into it.
En route to Labuan Bajo stop at Cara village in Cancar area to see the unexposed world wonder - the Lingko - the spider web shaped rice fields. It is probably the only such a rice field ever exists on earth.
Food and Dining
Lunch in Labuan Bajo.
Afternoon sail to Rinca.
Upon arrival start treking to trace the dragons.
Bed & Breakfast
Overnight at the Ranger’s House or on board.
Day 7 - Bima
Rinca - Komodo - Bima.
Early morning sail to Komodo.
Upon arrival, start trekking to the former feeding ground to trace the dragons on the island and then sail to Sape with lunch on-board.
Private Car Service
Upon arrival at the harbour, transfer to Bima.
Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 8 - Bima
Bima - Next Destination.
En route to the airport take a short sightseeing and visit Morning market of Bima, Museum and Harbor.
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