Flores spells adventure, diving, eco-tours, and mountain climbing interspersed with visits to prehistoric heritage sites, traditional villages and cultural events. Until recently, many tourists have only been familiar with Labuan Bajo, the small port located on the western-most tip of the island, and the taking off point for a visit to the last natural habitat of the prehistoric Komodo dragons, the islands of Komodo, Rinca and Padar. Situated in the province of East Nusatenggara, Flores is a long island that contains some of the world’s best kept secrets.
A chain of volcanoes stretches the length of this 450 km long and narrow island, creating complicated V-shaped valleys and knife-edged ridges - terrain that was near impenetrable until recently and has separated the island into many distinct ethnic groups. Administratively the island is divided into 8 districts; West Manggarai, Manggarai, East Manggarai, Nagekeo, Ngada, Ende, Sika and East Flores. Further east are the adjacent islands of Alor and Lembata. Here you will find some of the world’s most exotic underwater life. Diving in the pristine seas of Komodo, divers find themselves swimming along with huge manta rays, dolphins and dugongs, while whales can be seen passing Flores’s east coast during their migration period.
The island itself is surrounded by sparkling white beaches, where one beach even has pink sand. Mt. Kelimutu, near the town of Maumere, has three different coloured lakes that can change colour from time to time. Besides Komodo dragons, Flores has been in the world’s limelight with the discovery of the Flores hobbit, or homo floresiensis, a new hitherto unknown prehistoric human species, whose remains were found in the caves of Liang Bua. This island is indeed ancient, having been untouched for centuries, once inhabited by prehistoric men and still living prehistoric animals, as well as containing remnants of a petrified forest. At the easternmost tip of the island, Larantuka is famous for its Easter-week rituals that still continue the old Portuguese traditions brought here some 500 years ago. While at adjacent Lembata , islanders hunt whales manually, harpooning precariously from small boats.
Flores Overland Adventure Tours in 05 Days 04 NightsDay LABUANBAJO-RUTENG (-/L/D)
After lunch a local restaurant for lunch. Then drive to Ruteng with stops in Cancar to view the spider web style rice terraces and Ruteng Puu traditional village. Late afternoon arriving in Rueng and check in at Dahlia Hotel for dinner and ovenight.
Day RUTENG-BAJAWA (B/L/D) Morning visiting the local market then proceed to Bajawa with stops in Rana Meze Lake and Aimere to see the locals making palm wine. Afternoon arriving in Bajawa and check in at Bintang Wisata Hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 3 BAJAWA-MONI (B/L/D) Morning visiting Wawo Muda to see twin color lakes. Then drive to Moni with stops et Bena megalitchic village, Boawae and Wolotopo traditional villlage. Afternoon arriving in Moni and check in at Flores Sare Hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 4 MONI-KELIMUTU-MAUMERE (B/L/D) Early morning visiting Kelimutu to see its picturesque three color lakes. Proceed to Maumere with stops in Moni local market, Jopu traditional village and Sikka weaving village. Afternoon arriving in Maumere and check in at Flores Sao Resort for dinner and overnight.
Day 5 MAUMERE-DENPASAR (B/-/-) Morning visits local market and Wuring fishermen village before transferring to the airport for your flight back to Bali.
Price per person in USD 650 Minimum 02 person
Price included: All accommodation based on twin share Pick up and transfer from Maumere or Labuan bajo All Meals ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner ) English Speaking Guide AC Vehicle Refreshment Village Tours Entrance Fees Tours as per itineraries
Price Excluded: Return air tickets Alcholic and non alcoholic drinks Tipping Laundry Any personal expenses