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7 DAYS FLORES OVERLAND & EXPLORE WAE REBO VILLAGE
3 Hours Before Flight Time
On arrival at Maumere with your flight, you will meet our guide and visit Ikat Weaving of Flores in Lepo Lorun Studio, Koka Beach and then directly escorted to Moni village for one night stay. Lunch will be providing in Lepo Lorun Ikat Weaving Studio in Maumere & dinner is included at Kelimutu Eco Lodge Restaurant. Welcome to Flores Island. We will start the tour from Maumere town to Labuan Bajo
At 04.00 AM, we’ll drive up to Kelimutu Volcano to enjoy the beauty of three colored lakes. On the way to Kelimutu Lake, over the sunrise you can see the beauty of many wonderful flora and fauna such as Casuarina tree, Rosewood, Edelweiss, Porcupine, Wild Boar, and “Gerugiwa” birds that rarely seen on other place. Before heading to Ende town we will return to the hotel for breakfast and some free time. You will check out from the hotel and continue our trip to Ende town. After lunch at the one of the authentic Flores cuisine restaurant we will stop at the Bung Karno-The First President of Republic of Indonesia Museum an extradition house during his years of exile in Ende. Ending the day with a visit to Penggajawa beach, the beach has plenty of spectacular blue stones. We proceed to Riung. After check in at a hotel in Riung, our guide will escort you to the local restaurant for dinner.
We start our 3rd day tour at 07.00 AM begin by driving up to port of Riung to start our full day tour of the “Seventeen Island”. The “Seventeen Island” Sea garden in Riung is located on of the north coast of the Flores Island and is known for its magnificent coral gardens. The “Seventeen Island” Sea garden is an untouched underwater paradise. The blue waters envelop clusters of paradisiacal atolls provides a quiet and peaceful surroundings for multitude of colorful fish. There are 24th islands in total, with plenty of idyllic white sand beaches for swimming, and a multitude of coral species and sea creatures waiting to be explored. After spending memorable time at the sea garden with lunch provided and snorkeling, in afternoon get back to the port and directly to your hotel for relaxing and overnight one more day.
Breakfast at your hotel in the morning. At 07.00 AM after checking out from the hotel we start our tour heading to Bajawa. We’ll stop at Mengeruda hot spring to enjoy the warm fresh water. Hot spring River located under the shade of coconut trees. The spring water is believed to have curative effect for those suffering from skin conditions. After lunch we continue our visit to Bena, a megalith village. The Bajawa tribes preserved their ancestral spirits believed and way of life, which can be seen in their “Ngadhu” and “Bhaga”. A conical thatched roof huts symbolized their Male and Female ancestral spirits. After a visit at Bena we’ll continue our trip to Aimere to see traditional distillation of Flores local alcohol, on the way we can stop at the slope of Inerie an active volcano for some pictures. From aimere, continue to ruteng for stay overnight. Ruteng have a breathtaking mountain and beautiful panoramic landscape views, villages and spider rice fields. Stay overnight at Ruteng and dinner will be provided in one of the local restaurant around the city.
In very early morning we already leaving Ruteng towards Denge village to start a spectacular hike about 4 hours to the Wae Rebo village, with the most authentic housing of Manggaraian culture, which is located about 1100m above sea level, in the middle of mountain area. You will reach the village at noon and have lunch there and in the afternoon you have the chance to get in touch with the indigenous people and experience their culture and lifestyle. Or you can enjoy and discover the great natural surrounding by going for another walk. Dinner and overnight will be at the local villager’s visitor house. Sleeping mattresses will be provided.
After the breakfast in Wae Rebo, you hike down to Denge again. We’ll continue drive from Denge to Lembor. Lunch will be provided in Lembor town; thereafter you continue the trip to Labuan Bajo. After finish your lunch continue heading to Labuan Bajo for overnight there. Dinner will be in one of local restaurant.
Breakfast at your hotel in the morning. After checking out from the hotel, we’ll visit Mirror Stone Cave (Stalactites and Stalagmites) and Amelia Sea View for some pictures and heads to Komodo airport for your flight back to Denpasar. Lunch will be provided in one of best restaurant in Labuan Bajo town. We also can buy special souvenir from Flores Island before come to airport. Thanks for your visit to Flores Island. See you next time.