Flores & Komodo: Rinca Trails & Kelimutu Lakes

IndonesiaLandscapes, Nature

The exploration of Flores’ beautiful lakes is an ideal introduction to the island and the perfect addition to a Komodo Island tour. Arriving at Maumere airport, you will travel to the base of Mount Kelimutu. An early morning excursion to the top of the mountain reveals three dramatic lakes, each of which is a different color.

In addition to the lakes, you will also visit several local Flores villages where the ways of life and traditions have remained untouched by the modern world.

Explore the magical ‘Mirror Rock’ and Ujung fishing village. A full day boat trip then takes you to Komodo and Rinca Islands where you will see the fascinating Komodo dragons and other exotic wildlife in their natural environment and have a chance to swim in the crystalline waters off the coast.

6 Days
From USD 1,830Per Person

Rinca Trails & Kelimutu Lakes Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Ende Airport, you will be welcomed by your local guide and then transferred to Moni.

Along the way, stop in Wolowaru, a typical Flores village with wooden houses and pitched roofs in the native architecture style. You'll also make a stop for lunch.

Late this afternoon, arrive in Moni and check in to your hotel. Moni is a small village near the volcanic lakes of Kulimutu. Dinner this evening is at your hotel.

Overnight and dinner at Kelimutu Ecolodge.

Meals: Dinner

An early start today takes you to the three lakes of Kelimutu to see them in the beautiful morning light. Located atop Mt Kelimutu (1690m), these lakes are aquamarine, reddish brown and a dramatic dark brown in color. After the volcano's 1886 eruption, the three lakes were formed and over time the color of the water has continually changed. You'll take a short walk to the view points of each lake. Descend the mountain to Moni for breakfast.

Continue to Ende, the island's capital stopping at a bustling fruit market and surrounding villages. Drive to the small town of Bajawa with stops at a colorful market in Boawae and a coffee plantation near Kaja.
On arrival in Bajawa, check into your hotel.

Overnight in Bajawa. Silverin or Bintang Wisata.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive to Ruteng with a stop at Bena, a traditional village situated at the base of a volcano, noted for its unusual architecture of steeped roof wooden houses typical of Flores. Then visit the village of ancestral monoliths, Wogo. Traverse to the emerald crater lake of Ranamese and get to know the locals of Barang village.
Ruteng is located about 1,100m in the volcanic highlands. Tonight you’ll stay at the Santa Maria Convent, dinner will be served at local restaurant.

Overnight in Santa Maria monastery, Ruteng.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In the early morning you drive to Labuan Bajo, stopping at local villages for an incredible view of the Cancar spider web rice fields.
Arrive in Labuan Bajo for a boat cruise to the islands of Rinca and Komodo, both known for its population of Komodo dragons. Go ashore and take a trek with an island ranger to see these magnificent lizards in their natural environment.

Overnight and dinner on board local boat.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Continue to Komodo Island and trek with experienced ranger to see stunning views of Loh Liang Bay. Take a swim or go snorkeling at Red Beach on the island's east coast, a sloping, shallow reef just off the shore is home to an abundant variety of marine life.
Transfer from the harbor to the hotel in Labuan Bajo.

Overnight in Bintang Flores, Labuan Bajo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast at the hotel, visit Batu Cermin Cave, known for its eerie glow emitted when the sun shines at a certain angle. This limestone cave is home to a large bat and monkey population and also offers panoramic views of the mainland and bay. Transfer to the airport by car for the flight to Bali.

Meals: Breakfast

Minor programme changes are sometimes necessary, depending on confirmed flight, road conditions, weather conditions and availability of rooms.

Land Cost

Price per person in USD dollars

6D5N Rinca Trails & Kelimutu Lakes, Flores & Komodo, Indonesia

Valid from Apr 01 - Sep 30, 2017.
Number of Persons SGL FIT02 persons03-04 paxSGL Supp.
TBATBATBATBA
High season surcharge of SGD $20 per person between July & August 2017.
Land prices above includes return airfare, airport taxes & fuel surcharge between Denpasar & Flores/Komodo only.
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Hotels

  • Moni ~ Kelimutu Ecolodge or similar in non-aircon room (cool location)
  • Bajawa ~ Silverin or Hotel Happy2 or similar in non-aircon room (cool location)
  • Ruteng ~ Santa Maria Convent in Standard room
  • Cruise - Local Boat ~ simple accommodation
  • Labuan Bajo ~ Bintang Flores or similar in Aircon room

Inclusions

  • Domestic flights ~ Denpasar/Ende and Labuan Bajo/Denpasar (airfare is subject to change at little or no notice)
  • 03 nights in budget-class hotels in Flores with daily breakfast
  • 01 night in local boat during trip to Komodo
  • 01 night in Bintang Flores or similar in Labuan Bajo with breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles.
  • English-speaking local guide (supplements will apply for other language guides)
  • All entrance fees, porters and local donations.
  • Boat trip to Komodo National Park

Exclusions

  • International flights in/out of Bali
  • All airport departure taxes
  • Indonesian Visa and Visa arrangements, where applicable
  • Komodo Conservation Fund of SGD $20 per person
  • Pre and post-tour accommodation and transfers in Bali
  • Other meals, soft/hard drinks other than mentioned above
  • Camera/video entrance fees.
  • Personal expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, tips, etc).
  • Travel insurance
  • Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above
  • High season surcharge of USD $15 per person in July and August