The Highlights of Flores - Deluxe Tour - 6 Tage
Flores has world famous attractions such as the UNESCO protected Komodo National Park and the Kelimutu Volcano with its 3 colour-changing crater lakes. With a flight between Labuan Bajo and Ende, these two main attractions on Flores can be easily combined without long drives. The special feature of this deluxe tour is accommodation in a fine island resort on the edge of Komodo National Park.
✈ Komodo Flughafen/Labuan Bajo (Flores) ➝ Angel Island Resort ➝ Day excursion to Rinca Island to see Komodo Dragons in wild ➝ Labuan Bajo ✈ Ende ➝ Kelimutu Eco Lodge ➝ Kelimutu Volcano ➝ Beachfront Villa/Bungalow in Maumere Bay ✈
Getting There - Flight to Labuan Bajo on Flores Island
Pick up from Komodo Airport in Labuan Bajo and transfer to Bidadari Island on the edge of Komodo National Park. Relax on this paradise island with 3 white beaches and fantastic snorkelling opportunities from the beach. Enjoy the Robinson feeling in this tranquil resort with only 10 luxurious villas.Angel Island Resort on Bidadari Island in Komodo National Park. Relax on this paradise island with 3 white beaches and great snorkeling from the beach. Enjoy the Robinson feeling at this quiet resort with only 10 luxury villas, including full board.
Angel Island Resort/Bidadari Island - Rinca Island
After an early breakfast, you will be picked up from Angel Island Resort by boat and after a 2-hour boat ride you will reach Rinca Island in Komodo National Park. Rinca Island has a higher density of the Komodo population and is more likely to see wild Komodo than on the main island of Komodo.
Upon arrival at Rinca we start a 1-3 hour hike through a savannah-like landscape dotted with Lonta palms. Along the way you will not only see the Komodo dragons but you will also see other animals such as Timor deer, buffalo, monkeys, wild boar and exotic birds. From the slopes there are breathtaking views. After returning to the boat, lunch is served and we sail to Kelor Island for swimming, snorkeling or just relaxing. In the afternoon we sail back to Bidadari Island. Overnight stay again in a villa at Angel Island Resort including full board.
The boat trip can also be done with a private speedboat with an appropriate surcharge. Then you have the opportunity to have more stops and see more islands in Komodo National Park. If you really want to immerse yourself in the fascinating underwater world of Komodo National Park, we recommend multi-day Komodo sailing trips on traditional Phinisi boats.
Angel Island Resort - Day on the Beach
Today you have the opportunity to enjoy the beach and the great snorkeling conditions directly from the beach all day long. Overnight stay in a villa at Angel Island Resort including full board.
Labuan Bajo airport ✈ Ende on Flores Island - drive to Moni
Transfer from Angel Island Resort by boat to Labuan Bajo Port and then private transfer from Port to Labuan Bajo Airport for your flight to Ende. After a short 1-hour flight, you will be picked up at the airport in Ende by a private car and tour guide and drive to Moni at the foot of Kelimutu National Park in about 2 hours. The journey leads on winding roads through a very beautiful mountainous landscape past small villages. Between Ende and Moni there are beautiful rice terraces to admire. Depending on the current flight connection, there is also the possibility of a detour to Penggajawa Beach (blue stone beach), which is strewn with many colorful stones. The stones are predominantly blue to turquoise, but there are also green and red stones in between. The stones are collected by the local population and sold as building material. On the way from Ende to Moni we can also visit the Wologai village with well-preserved traditional houses in the Lionese architecture typical of the Ende region in the past. Accommodation in a bungalow at Kelimutu Eco Lodge, idyllically situated just outside Moni village.
The 3 colored lakes of Kelimutu Volcano - Maumere
Kelimutu is a famous active volcano near Moni in Central Flores in Indonesia. Kelimutu Volcano consists of three crater lakes that have different colors due to minerals. The colors of the lakes have changed drastically several times over the years.
According to local beliefs, Kelimutu is a haunt of spirits. After that, the souls of boys and girls dwell in the enchanted crater lake Tiwu Nuwa Muri Koo Fai, the sinners wait in Tiwu Ata Polo and the souls of the old and wise rest in Tiwu Ata Bupu. The name Kelimutu itself means 'keli' = 'mountain' and 'mutu' = 'boiling' in the local language. There is still no conclusive scientific explanation for the often abrupt color change
On this day we have to get up early in the morning for the sunrise on Kelimutu. After about 30 minutes we reach the parking lot and here a pleasant walk over 1.5 km and 127 steps leads to the viewing terrace of Kelimutu at 1690 meters. From here you have a wonderful view of all three differently colored crater lakes of Kelimutu and the surrounding landscape. Amidst this lunar landscape, the colors of the lakes look spectacular. It is always a surprise what colors Kelimutu's crater lakes are at the moment.
On the way back from Kelimutu to Moni, you will pass beautiful rice fields and tropical forests. After visiting Kelimutu you can have breakfast at the hotel before we continue to Maumere.
Enjoy wonderful views of the landscape with plantations and small mountain villages. We'll stop at beautiful Koka Beach, where you'll have some time to relax. We then drive through Sikka village on the south coast of Flores. In Sikka there is an interesting old Portuguese church to visit and the village is also famous for its ikats. You may have time to visit the Bajo village of Wuring before arriving at the beach resort in Maumere Bay.
You will stay in a Beachfront Villa at Amrita Beach Resort on beautiful Waiara Beach.
Departure from Flores island
The tour ends with transfer to Maumere airport for flight to Bali. With an afternoon flight from Maumere, you can use the morning to go on a half-day excursion around Maumere, or just enjoy the time and relax on the beautiful volcanic beach with excellent swimming and snorkeling opportunities at the beach resort in Maumere Bay.