Day 1: Denpasar – Labuan Bajo – Rinca Island (-/L/D)
Arrival at Komodo Airport in Labuan Bajo in West-Flores. Our english speaking guide will pick you up at the airport and will take you directly to the pier of Labuan Bajo. The boat there will leave for the island of dragons, Rinca. Lunch is provided on board during the two-hour-sail to the home of the Komodo Dragon. Once arrived at Rinca Island a trekking tour of approx. 2 hours awaits, it is the best opportunity to see the unique dragons and their prey, passing the dragon nests and out into the sunshine across an exposed savannah studded with lontar palms. Reaching the top of the exposed slopes you will be rewarded with breathtaking views. In the afternoon you return to your boat. Dinner and overnight on the boat.
Day 2: Rinca Island – Komodo island – Labuan Bajo (B/L/D)
In the early morning after breakfast you sail from Rinca to Komodo Island. At Komodo Island you start for a medium trek of approx. 1.5 hours. Passing a waterhole you might see some timor deer, wild pigs and Komodo Dragons. You will climb Sulphurea Hill and Frigate Hill, where a magnificent view across the islands, bays and beaches awaits. After the hiking trip you return to the boat and proceed to the Pink Beach. This peculiar beach gets its color from red coral fragments. It is definitely a great place to spend some time by just laying back or enjoying the spectacular underwater world by snorkeling. Lunch will then be provided on board and in the afternoon you sail back to Labuan Bajo. Dinner and overnight at Puri Sari Beach Hotel or similar.
Day 3: Labuan Bajo – Ruteng (B/L/D)
In the morning after breakfast you continue the trip by AC-coach to Ruteng. On the way you visit the mirror stone cave, then you see the famous rice fields in Lembor and the unique lingko in Golo Cara village, circular rice terraces arranged like a spider web. Dinner in a local restaurant and overnight at MBC Susteran guest house in Ruteng or similar.
Day 4: Ruteng – Bajawa (B/L/D)
After the breakfast you visit Golo Curu with its very nice scenery over Ruteng town and the rice fields. After that, you proceed to the traditional village of Ruteng Puu before you leave for Bajawa. On the way there you will make several stops in Ranamese lake, Aimere the centre of “Arak”-production and the traditional village of Bena. Dinner and overnight at Sanian Hotel or Villa Silverin.
Day 5: Bajawa – Riung Marine Garden (B/L/D)
Today in the very morning you drive from Bajawa to Riung. on the way you stop at the Soa Hot Springs for relaxng and breakfast. Arrived in Riung you first check in at your hotel and then we bring you directly to the habour where you continue by boat. At first you sail to Ontoloe Island in order to watch numerous flying foxes and bats. Afterwards you sail to Rutong Island, where you can enjoy the crystal clear water by snorkeling and swimming. Lunch will be provided on board and in the afternoon you will return to Riung. Dinner and overnight at Pondok SVD Riung or similar
Day 6: Riung – Aegele – Ende – Moni (B/L/D)
In the morning you drive along the north coastal via Mbay to Aegela, passing very nice scenery of rice fields, hills and the blue stone beach in Nangapanda. You continue the trip to Ende where you visit the local market and take lunch. After a soft trekking in Detusoko, you will reach Moni in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Moni – Flores Sare Hotel or similar.
Day 7: Moni – Kelimutu Lake – Maumere (B/L/D)
In the early morning at 04.00 am the car takes you to the three colored lakes of Kelimutu, one of the most spectacular and mysterious sights in Indonesia. You will witness a beautiful sunrise. Then you return to the hotel and have breakfast. After that you visit the traditional village Jopu and proceed then to Paga and Maumere.
Day 8: Maumere – Denpasar (B/-/-)
In the morning we provide transfer to Frans Seda airport for the flight back to Denpasar.