Welcome to FLores Island, upon arrival at Waioti Airport of Maumere direct transfer to Waiara Beach 12 Km to Eastern Maumere town (15 minutes drive) then check-in at FLORES SAO RESORT for meals and accommodation
DAY 02 : MAUMERE - MONI (B,L,D)
After breakfast at hotel, depart for Moni for 4 hours drive up with several stops at Ledalero - a major Catholic Seminary - to visit the museum with its various collection of local royal families' old portraits, antique hand woven clothes, stagedeon fossils, etc. Proceed to Sikka village - a center of "Ikat" weaving to see the traditional weaving process and an old church built in the 16th Century. Lunch will be served at restaurant in Wolowaru. Upon arrival check in hotel for overnight and dinner.
DAY 03 : MONI - KALIMUTU - RIUNG (B,L,D)
After early morning breakfast at 5.30 drive up to Kelimutu volcano to see the three colored lakes. Upon arrival walk for 1,5 km and then ascend 127 steps to top to view Kelimutu's green,blue and black lakes. A Dutch Geologist discovered Kelimutu in 1914; at the time the lakes were red, blue and white. Descend to Moni village to visit Kowanara village famous for its traditional Lionese houses, stone seats and traditional sacred cemetery. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Ende. Continue drive to Riung through some parts of bumpy road with several stops according to local happenings. Check in hotel for overnight and dinner.
DAY 04 : RIUNG - BAJAWA (B,L,D)
After breakfast take a boat trip to explore the spectacular sea garden of seventeen islands. The reef of "Seventeen Islands" is very spectacular - with a variety of hard and soft corals and lots of colorful fish. There are 17 islands in total, with plenty of idyllic white sand beaches for swimming and a multitude of coral species and sea creatures to discover. Return to the lodge for having lunch. Then drive to Bajawa with stop at Soa - a natural hot spring water for taking bathing. Upon arrival check in hotel for overnight and dinner.
DAY 05 : BAJAWA - RUTENG (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel. Explore traditional village of Bajawa tribes. Visit Boloji or Warusoba to attend dance performance of Bajawanese followed by "Suling" - cluster of Bamboo flute concert music. Proceed to Bena - a megalithic village where people do preserve their ancestral spirits believed and way of life, which can be seen in their "Ngadhu" and "Bhaga". Ngadhu and Bhaga are conical thatched roof huts symbolized their Male and Female ancestral spirits. On the way stop on the slope of Inerie active volcano for taking pictures. Return to Bajawa for having lunch, then continue overland to Ruteng. stops will be made at "Ranamese" Lake, and snapshot at magnificent peak of Mt. Inerie - an active volcano. Upon arrival check in hotel for overnight and dinner.
DAY 06 : RUTENG - LABUHAN BAJO (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel. Morning visiting Rutengpuu - Manggarainese traditional village to see their unique slander-shaped houses and be with local people. Overland to Labuan Bajo - the Western tip of Flores Island. On the way stops will be made at Lembor and Cancar where you can enjoy the beautiful panorama of rice fields with lush and dry hills as the background, and other places according to local happenings. Upon arrival direct check in at hotel for overnight and dinner
DAY 07 : LABUHAN BAJO DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast at hotel , free at own leisure until the transfer time to the Airport for flight to Denpasar - Bali. End of tour
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