Flores highlights tour is special for adventure seekers to explore Flores Island. So, join Flores Highlights Tour and discover some highlights places to visit such as Kelimutu 3 color Lakes, Bena Village in Bajawa, Ruteng and Wae Rebo, a mysterious village above the clouds. At the end, Labuan Bajo offers another cozy place to be relax a while during your free day.
This 10-day Flores Highlights tour is a journey to explore Flores Island Indonesia. We will uncover a more authentic side of Flores islands through delving deeper into the history of textiles, cooking traditional foods, connecting with community leaders, witnessing local dance and music, exploring incredible natural beauty and learning about local religion and culture.
Itinerary of Flores Highlights Tour
Day 1: Arrival Maumere (-/-/D)
Today we head to the gorgeous island of Flores. This quiet and tranquil island is absolute paradise sprinkled with white sand beaches, aqua crater lakes, mangroves and traditional island villages. Upon arrival at our hotel there is free time to swim and relax. Group dinner at the hotel. Sleep-Sea World Club
Day 2: Maumere – Snorkeling Tour (B-/L/-)
We travel for the day to the islands, beaches and world class snorkeling sites around Maumere Bay, an area where over 1200 species of fish have been cataloged. Rental masks, snorkel and fins are included in the tour, and the day includes a picnic lunch. Dinner is on your own. Stay at Seaworld Club Maumere
Day 3: Discover the Culture of Maumere (B/L/-)
A 30-minute drive from the hotel we visit the Bliran Sina Cultural Arts Cooperative of Watublapi. Established in 1988 to rediscover, sustain, and develop regional art and culture, Bliran Sina is one of the most successful weavers’ cooperatives in Indonesia. Their success is based on the sale of their authentic natural-dyed textiles, and their world-class dance and music performance.
Day 4: Maumere – Moni (B/L/D)
The scenic drive to Kelimutu winds through spectacular mountain and coastal scenery, offering a vivid slice of Flores life before the road climbs up to the Kelimutu National Park and its tri-colored lakes. We will have lunch on the way and then it’s time to chill and take in this incredible beauty. Group dinner at the hotel. Overnight at Kelimutu Crater Lakes Eco Lodge
Day 05: Kelimutu – Bajawa [B/-/-]
Early morning at 04:00am drive up to Mt. Kelimutu to see its picturesque three color lakes and its beautiful sunrise if the weather permits. Then return to the hotel for breakfast. Continue the trip to Bajawa with stops at Koanara fruits market also witness how the locals sells their commodity at the local market. Here you will also find that the barter system still exist, then Wologai traditional village and Ende town for lunch. Then proceed to Bajawa with other stops in Penggajawa blue stone beach and Boawae traditional village. Late afternoon arriving in Bajawa and check in at BINTANG WISATA.
Day 06: Bajawa – Ruteng [B/L/-]
After an early breakfast at Hotel, excursion to Bena passing through huge and gigantic bamboo plantations, Inerie volcano in the background. Arrive in Bena, see traditional houses and megalithic tombs, learn the meaning of Ngadhu and Bhaga, symbolizing male and female of ancestral spirits, then drive to Ruteng. Stops to be made in Aimere to see the local people making palm wine and Borong for lunch. Then continue to see Ranamese Lake and Mano for its beautiful spider web style of rice terraces. Afternoon arriving in Ruteng and check in at hotel for overnight. Accommodation at WISMA BUNDA MARIA
Day 07: Ruteng – Wae Rebo ( B/L/D)
Start from htl at Ruteng. Drive inland with beautiful panoramic views, villages and rice fields. Stop at Cancar Spiderweb and Todo Village. Lunch at local at local house in Denge. Afternoon Hiking uphill through the rain forest to reach Wae Lomba – a creek as the first stop after about a one hour trek from Denge. You can enjoy the natural pools before continue trekking. Then uphill to reach Post 2 at Pocoroko a point for panoramic views to the South and Savu sea. It’s the last place where cellular phone connection services are available. The next stop will be at Nampe Bakok – a place where you will have a complete view over the traditional village of Waerebo. Arrive at Waerebo before midday. Lunch and dinner will be provided at the village. Spend your whole afternoon in the village and surroundings to experience the local way of life. Your overnight stay will be provided at one of the traditional houses. Sharing with the local people. (Very Simple accommodation).
Day 08: Wae Rebo – Labuan Bajo (B/L/-)
Spend your morning in the village and then trek the same way back but this time you walk downhill until reaching a point where the car is waiting to bring you to Labuan Bajo. Overnight at Jayakarta Labuan Bajo
Day 09: Labuan Bajo – Free at Leisure (B/-/-)
Breakfast at your Hotel and Free at Leisure. Overnight at Jayakarta Hotel Labuan Bajo
Day 10: Labuan Bajo – Departure (B)
Breakfast at Hotel. At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your onward flight to your next destination.
Our ‘Flores Highlights Tour’ includes:
- 09-night stay in hotel and local house based on twin-sharing (2 persons per room)
- Meals mentioned in the itinerary as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- Return airport transfer based on private-basis in a chauffeured and full air-conditioned vehicle
- all activities as mentioned in the program
- Professional and licensed English-speaking guide
- All entrance fees, donations and parking fees as per itinerary
- Entrance fees as mentioned in the program
Our ‘Flores Highlights Tour’ does NOT include:
- Visa fee or arrangements if applicable
- Any domestic or international flights
- Any beverages (juice, soft drinks and any alcoholic beverages)
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone call, room service and mini bar
- Personal health and travel insurance
- Gratuities or tipping for driver and/or guide and hotel porterage
- High Season and Peak season surcharge for hotel in Labuan Bajo
- Any additional excursion or optional tours and activities that are not mentioned in the itinerary (e.g. extension stay, diving certification and/or diving trips, rental diving gear)