Three Color Lake, Trekking at Padar Island and Komodo National Park 7 Days
Day 01: Arrival Maumere
Upon arrival at Maumere on the island of Flores you will be welcomed by our representative. Transfer in to hotel for overnight
Accommodation: Sea World Club or similar
NOTE: Guide for Overland will meet you in the afternoon at the hotel.
Day 02: Maumere – Moni (B) approximately 100 km
After Breakfast visit Wuring a Fishing Village at Maumere. Onwards to Sikka is known for is old church from 1899 and Ikat which is enthusiastically sold by the local people. At Paga Beach a moment to relax and if you like you can swim here. Rooms are non AC in this cool hill climate. At night you could make a stroll through the small village of Moni.
Accommodation : Kelimutu Ecolodge
Day 03: Moni – Bajawa (B) approximately 150 km
Early morning wakes up call for departure to the Kelimutu volcano. A short walk (30 minutes) will take you to the lookout point to wait for the sunrise. Kelimutu means Mountain of the Spirits. Known for its famous 3 colour lakes: Turquoise, Brown and Black. It’s the dissolved minerals that give the different colours. Breakfast after return to the hotel. Continue through beautiful landscape via Ende to Bajawa with stops at Ndua Ria Fruit Market and Traditional village of Saga. Also visit Soekarno’s House in Ende, at the green stone beach Pengga Jawa, beautiful views of the Ebulobo volcano and before Bajawa a stop at traditional village Wogo.
Accommodation : Manulalu GH or similar
Day 04: Bajawa – Ruteng (B) approximately 133 km
In the morning a visit to the traditional village of Bena. Besides still intact, with the megalith stones besides the old houses, this village has beautiful location with views of Mount Inerie. In the afternoon depart for Ruteng. On the way visit Aimere for Palm Wine processing and Lake Rana Mese, Lake Rana Mese and Ruteng Puu.
Accommodation : Spring Hill Bungalow or similar
Day 05: Ruteng - Labuan Bajo – Rinca Island - Kalong Island (B/L/D) approximately 137 km
Our purpose today is to see the Komodo Dragon. This largest living lizard on earth lives on 3 islands Rinca, Padar & Komodo and some parts of West Flores. Its length can go up to 3 meters with weight of up to 90 kilo.
Morning to Labuan Bajo. En route visit spider web rice fields at Cacar . On Arrival at Labuan Bajo, here boarding to cross to Rinca Island. Lunch on board. After 1 ½ hour sailing we reach Loh Buaya. Led by a local ranger 2-hour soft trekking through forest and savanna. Komodo Dragons are often spotted on the way. From the highest point on this hike a beautiful panorama of the surrounding island. Overnight nearby Kalong Island. on Board.
Accommodation : Local Wooden Boat – AC Cabin
Day 06: Kalong Island – Padar Island – Komodo National Park & Pink Beach - Labuan Bajo (B,L)
Early Morning sail to Padar Island. It takes about 2ours until you reach Padar island. A walk to reach the highest point of Padar and enjoy magnificent view surrounding. Back on Boat and continue sail to Komodo Island.
This trip over blue tropical waters and past hundreds of small island will take approximately 2 hours. On our visit to Komodo island we make a walk (1 hour) with a local ranger in search of the Komodo dragons. During your visit also wild buffalo, deer, pigs and various species of tropical birds like the Cockatoo can be seen.
Then proceed to Pink Beach. Here time to discover the splendid underwater world of these rich waters (snorkels and fins are provided). Lunch on board. Then proceed to Kanawa island for another swimming and snorkeling activity. Afternoon Return to Labuan Bajo Upon arrival at the harbour transfer to Hotel for overnight.
Accommodation: Jayakarta Hotel
NOTE: On Certain period very strong current, Padar island not allowed to be visited.
Day 07: Labuan Bajo – Denpasar (B)
Breakfast at hotel. At Leisure until transfer you to the Airport for next destination
Note : Overnight onboard is very simple : mattresses sheets under a covered deck. Toilet is simple at the rear end of the boat
What to bring too : proper walking shoes , swimmers and towel, hat and sun lotion.