Komodo & Flores Adventure

Komodo & Flores Adventure

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Komodo & Flores Adventure

9 Days Starting in Mt. Kelimutu National Park and ending in Labuan Bajo

Visiting: Mt. Kelimutu National Park, Bajawa, Bena - Ruteng, Cara village/ Dintor, Wae Rebo, Labuan Bajo, Komodo Island Sailing, Komodo Island Sailing/ Labuan Bajo

Tour operator:

Intrepid Travel

Tour code:

TISK

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

1 - 12

Physical rating:

Medium, Medium

Age range:

15-99 years

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Interests:

Beach Tours, Cultural

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Tour Overview

Discover charming island life on a tour across Flores – Indonesia's ‘Flower Island’. On this nine-day trip, you’ll hike to Mt Kelimutu at sunrise, soak in the Mengeruda Hot Springs, visit a remote village in Wae Rebo and walk through the spiderweb rice terraces. Spend two days sailing through the Komodo Islands and hike to the top for amazing views, swim at Pink Beach and see the home of the Komodo dragon up close. Exploring one of Indonesia’s less-touristed islands, this is one adventure you’ll remember for years, taking the road less travelled and experiencing the unique culture and hospitality of Flores along the way.

Highlights

  • Explore the Indonesian island of Flores and experience the traditional ethnic cultures and beautiful natural surrounds.

  • Enjoy a full day snorkelling among the vibrant sea life and coral off the coast of Labuan Bajo on the picture-perfect shimmering sandbank Taka Makassar.

  • Hike through Flores’ lush rainforests to the ancient tribal town of Wae Rebo. Meet the local community and spend a night in a traditional conical hut.

  • Take an early start with your small group to climb Mt Kelimutu and watch its dazzling crater lakes shift colour in the morning light.

  • Keep your eyes peeled for prehistoric Komodo dragons on Rinca Island, and take time cruising the surrounding waters on your overnight boat, visiting Pink Beach and Padar Point.

  • Explore the Indonesian island of Flores and immerse yourself in the local culture and stunning natural surroundings.

  • Hike to the Mt Kelimutu viewpoint at sunrise and watch its dazzling red, blue and green crater lakes shift colour as the sun crests the horizon.

  • Walk through lush rainforests to the isolated village Wae Rebo. Spend a night in a traditional conical hut with the local community and experience their warm hospitality and traditional village life.

  • Sail and island hop across the Komodo National Park islands, snorkelling, swimming, island hiking and watching stunning sunsets – the perfect sailing experience.

  • Journey across Komodo Island in search of Komodo dragons – keep your eyes peeled for these prehistoric creatures wandering the landscape.

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Day 1: Mt. Kelimutu National Park

Location: Mt. Kelimutu National Park

Accommodation: Hotel

Salam! Welcome to the Indonesian island of Flores – translating to the island of flowers. An arrival transfer will take you from Ende Airport to your accommodation in Mt Kelimutu National Park. If you arrive early, why not take some time to explore your lush surroundings on foot? Tonight, you’ll meet your trip leader and new travel group for a welcome meeting at 6 pm.

Day 2: Bajawa

Location: Bajawa

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: breaksfast

Wake up bright and early and strap on your walking shoes. This morning, you’ll head out on a sunrise trek to Mt Kelimutu. Make your way up the mountain to the viewpoint, where you’ll be greeted with spectacular views over the bright green, blue and red crater lakes below. Heading back down the mountain, stop by Murundao waterfall. Jump in your private transfer and take a picturesque drive along the coast towards Bajawa. The foot of the looming stratovolcano – Mount Inerie – is home to a number of naturally occurring hot springs. Today, you’ll visit Mengeruda Hot Springs, where the waters are warmed by the nearby volcano and are said to contain medicinal properties. After soaking your worries away, finish your day surrounded by waterfalls and overhanging trees.

Included Activities:
-Bajawa - Mengeruda Hot Springs
-Kelimutu National Park - Sunrise trek to Mt Kelimutu viewpoint

Day 3: Bena - Ruteng

Location: Bena - Ruteng

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch

Jump into your private transport this morning and travel to the town of Bena – a village known for its megalithic formations and traditional huts. Wander through the streets as your leader takes you on a guided walk through the village, admiring the intricate handiwork of the thatched hut roofs, impressive stone formations and ancestral shrines. Today, you’ll enjoy a locally made lunch in town before hopping back in your van and heading off to the town of Ruteng. Arriving in the late afternoon, take the opportunity to explore the town and don’t forget to grab some excellent insider recommendations for the best dinner spots.

Included Activities:
-Bena - Ngada villages tour

Day 4: Cara Village/ Dintor

Location: Cara village/ Dintor

Accommodation: Guest house

Meals Included: breaksfast

After breakfast, make your way south, stopping by Cara village. Here, you’ll see the Lingko – rice fields planted in an intricate spiderweb pattern. Jumping back in your vehicle, drive along the picturesque south coast of Flores, overlooking the Sea of Saba before arriving in Dintor village. Tonight, you’ll be sleeping in a homestay in town. Why not hunt down some dinner with your group (don’t forget to ask your leader for the best recommendations!).

Included Activities:
-Ruteng - Cancar "Spider Web" rice fields

Day 5: Wae Rebo

Location: Wae Rebo

Accommodation: Home stay

Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

Today, you’ll be heading to the remote village of Wae Rebo – isolated from the rest of the island, this is an ancient tribal village in the middle of the lush rainforest valley, surrounded by mountains. Make sure you pack a small overnight pack before heading off while the rest of your luggage will be stored in Dintor. You’ll be trekking into the rainforest to reach the village and large bags can’t make the journey with you. Lace up your hiking shoes and head off to the village, where you’ll be greeted by the locals with a welcome ceremony and a dinner of traditional dishes and specialty Wae Rebo coffee. Tonight, you’ll be sleeping in a Mbaru Niang – a tall, cone-shaped house completely covered in lontar thatch (a type of thatching made of dried leaves from the native lontar tree).

Included Activities:
-Wae Rebo - Denge to Wae Rebo trek
-Wae Rebo - Welcome ceremony

Day 6: Labuan Bajo

Location: Labuan Bajo

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch

Let the sounds of the jungle wake you up this morning, before joining your group for breakfast in the village. Head back on your return hike through the rainforest and meet your transport back to Dintor, where you’ll collect your luggage and can freshen up with a cold shower and grab lunch. After, travel to Labuan Bajo. You have free time this evening to explore the city at your own pace. On the west coast of Flores, Labuan Bajo sits right on the beach with expansive views across the Flores Sea and to the islands on the horizon. Grab some dinner in town before returning to your hotel for some rest and relaxation for the evening.

Day 7: Komodo Island Sailing

Location: Komodo Island Sailing

Accommodation: boat

Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

Your sailing adventure begins this morning! After breakfast, make your way to the harbour where you’ll board your traditional sailing boat for the night. When you arrive, enjoy a welcome drink and introduction to the boat while you set off to your first destination – Kelor Island. Famous for its serenity, unspoiled scenery and hiking, Kelor Island is the perfect spot to find gorgeous, panoramic views. Head up to the top of the island this afternoon and take in the surrounding beaches and rolling hills. Jump back on board and head to Manjarite Island, where you’ll spend your time snorkelling and swimming in the crystal waters. Later this afternoon, cruise to Kalong Island – a small mangrove inhabited by thousands of fruit bats – and watch the sunset over the horizon as the locals take flight for the evening.

Included Activities:
-Komodo National Park - Kelor Island hiking
-Komodo National Park - Kalong Island sunset
-Komodo National Park - Komodo Islands sailing
-Komodo National Park - Manjarite Island snorkelling

Day 8: Komodo Island Sailing/ Labuan Bajo

Location: Komodo Island Sailing/ Labuan Bajo

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch

This morning, make landfall on the Komodo National Park’s third-largest island – Padar Island. Hike up to the top and look out over the verdant landscape, covered in green hills that stretch right down to the shoreline, meeting the blue waters of the Savu Sea. Head back down the mountain where you can cool off at Pink Beach and join the local sea life with some snorkelling. After, sail to Komodo Island, where you’ll be trekking alongside the mighty Komodo dragons. Keep on the lookout for these ancient-looking reptiles, catching them up close and personal in their natural habitat. Make your way back to the harbour, cruising back to Labuan Bajo for a final night on the island. Why not have a dinner together to celebrate this great adventure?

Included Activities:
-Komodo National Park - Padar Island hiking
-Komodo National Park - Pink Beach snorkelling
-Komodo National Park - Komodo Dragon hiking

Day 9: Labuan Bajo

Location: Labuan Bajo

Meals Included: breaksfast

After breakfast this morning, your adventure comes to an end. Bid your fellow travellers farewell and check out of your hotel. This doesn’t mean your adventure has to come to an end! If you would like to extend your stay in Labuan Bajo, just speak to your booking agent ahead of time to organise additional accommodation.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

    No

  • Fully Guided

  • Meals

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Bajawa - Mengeruda Hot Springs

  • Kelimutu National Park - Sunrise trek to Mt Kelimutu viiewpoint

  • Bena - Ngada villages tour

  • Ruteng - Cancar "Spider Web" rice fields

  • Wae Rebo - Denge to Wae Rebo trek

  • Wae Rebo - Welcome ceremony

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What's Not Included

  • Insurance

  • International Travel

Accommodation

  • Hotel (5 nights), Guest House (1 night), Homestay (1 night), Overnight Boat (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Komodo National Park - Rinca Island & Pink Beach
  • Komodo National Park - Taka Makassar & Manta Point snorkeling
  • Wae Rebo - Welcome ceremony
  • Wae Rebo - Denge to Wae Rebo trek
  • Ruteng - Cancar "Spider Web" rice fields
  • Bajawa - Mengeruda Hot Springs
  • Bena - Ngada villages tour
  • Bena - Home Cooked Lunch
  • Kelimutu - Sunrise Kelimutu Volcanic Crater walk

Transport

  • Private vehicle , Boat

Important Information

  • 1. A complimentary arrival transfer is included from Ende airport to the start point hotel in Mt. Kelimutu National Park. Please make sure you provide your flight details no later than 2 weeks prior to travel. You may share the transfer with other group members depending on the time of arrival. The transfer time to your hotel will be about 1.5 hours.
  • 2. A single supplement is bookable for this trip. Due to the basic infrastructure and limited facilities on the island, it's only available for Day 3 and Day 6&8. Please speak to your booking agent if you need more information.

Check out our Q&As

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    LOW - Some easy physical activities included in your trip. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the journey.

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, 15 years old or above

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    No

  • Is this trip right for you

    There are some long travel days on this trip. We will be driving by private transport (as there are no suitable public transport options available). Some of the roads can be quite bumpy as local infrastructure development is limited. We will make stops to break up the trip and it is a good idea to read or listen to music along the way, and to bring some medication if you are prone to carsickness.

    Accommodation in general in Flores is more basic than you would experience in Bali as tourism is still developing. There are some nights there hot shower is not available and the rooms will be multi-share. This is, of course, a small price to pay for the chance to venture off the well-beaten tourist path.

    You will need to be a confident swimmer to participate in this trip’s included snorkelling activity. Those who don't wish to snorkel can choose to spend time on the boat or beach instead.

    There are some included treks so good fitness and suitable footwear is required. See the itinerary for more detail.

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest COVID-19 policies

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Intrepid Travel has been taking travellers around the world for over 30 years

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Since 2002, The Intrepid Foundation has supported over 130 organisations across the world. We’re creating positive impact through the joy of travel, community and connection.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Over 50% of traveller travel solo with Intrepid. You can choose to share a room with another solo travelle of the same sex for no additional charge, or choose to pay a single supplement if you’d like your own room. Please request this when booking, and we will secure you a single supplement wherever possible. Please note, if you are booking a last-minute trip, it may be harder for us to secure a single room

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