The Highlights of Flores - Deluxe Tour - 5 Days/ 4 Nights
✈ Komodo Flughafen/Labuan Bajo (Flores) ➝ Day excursion to Rinca Island ➝ Angel Island Resort ➝ Labuan Bajo ✈ Ende ➝ Kelimutu Eco Lodge ➝ Kelimutu ➝ Maumere or Ende Airport ✈
Travel to Flores - Day excurstion to Rinca Island (Komodo Dragons)
Arrival in Labuan Bajo on a morning flight, pick up from airport and transfer to the port, where you board a motorized wooden boat to Rinca Island. En route it is possibility to stop for snorkeling at Kelor and Menjerite Island. After lunch on the boat we visit Rinca Island for hiking with your guide and a Ranger of the National Park. Rinca Island has a high density of the Komodo population and the chance is large to see Komodo lizards in there wild environmental.
After arriving at Rinca we start a 1 hour walk through a landscape dotted with Lonta-Palm trees and breathtaking views of the slopes. You will see not only Komodo but there is a chance to see also other animals, such as Timor deer, Buffalo, monkeys, wild boars, and exotic birds. After return to the boat we sail directly to the Biddadari for check in at the resort. Accommodation in Angel Island Resort incl. full board meals.
For the boat trip we can use with additional charge also a private speedboat. To really explore the fascinating underwater world of Komodo National Park, we recommend to snorkeling lovers multi-day cruises on traditional Phinisi boats.
Day 2-3 :
Angel Island Resort - Relax on the beach
You have 2 full days to 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 luxurious villas.
Angel Island Resort - Labuan Bajo airport ✈ Ende on Flores Island - drive to Moni
Transfer from Angel Island Resort by boat to the pier of Labuan Bajo and then transfer by private car to the airport for your flight from Labuan Bajo to Ende. In Ende airport private car and guide will be waiting for you. Upon arrival in Ende in the early morning there is possibility of a detour to the Penggajawa Beach (blue stone beach), which is strewn with many colored stones. The stones are predominantly blue to turquoise, but also green and red stones are in between. On the way from Ende to Moni we can also visit the village Wologai with well-preserved traditional houses in the for Ende/Lio region formerly typical Lioneser architecture. Accommodation in a bungalow in Kelimutu Eco Lodge which is remote located surrounded by beautiful natur just outside the Moni village.
The three colored lakes of volcano Kelimutu - Departure from Flores Island
Kelimutu is a volcano near the Moni village in Central Flores in Indonesia. The Volcano Kelimutu consists of three crater Lakes, which have different colors because of minerals. The colors of the Lakes have changed several times dramatically over the last years.
The Lunar of crater is a hideout of the spirits according to the beliefs of the locals. Then the souls of boys and girls live in the Tiwu Nuwa Muri Koo Fai , which change the color between turquoise, blue and white greenish In Tiwu Ata Polo the sinner wait till night, to fly up with the wind and destroy every living Intruder. This lake change the colors between red, dark green, dark red and green color. The souls of the ancients rest in the Tiwu Ata Bupu. The now almost black Lake was once dark blue then light blue to white. The name of Kelimutu itself in the local language means 'keli' = 'mountain' and 'mutu' = 'boiling'.
On this day, we have to get up early in the morning and after a cup of coffee or tea, we drive to the volcano Kelimutu. After 30 minutes we reach the parking lot, and here a pleasant walk about 1.5 km and 127 stairs leads to the terrace of Mount Kelimutu at 1690 m altitude. From here, you have wonderful views of all three colored crater Lakes of Kelimutu and the surrounding countryside. Approximately at 10: 00 fog or clouds can come up and prevent the view so it is important to be up at least between 8 and 9. In the midst of this lunar landscape, the colors of the Lakes look spectacular. It's always a surprise what colors the Kelimutu Lakes will have when we visit.
On the way back to Moni you pass beautiful rice fields and tropical Florests. Back in the hotel breakfast will be served and then we directly drive (depending on the available flights in the afternoon) either to the airport in Ende (approx. 1.5-2 hours) or to the airport in Maumere (approx. 3.5-4 hours), where you can catch the flight to Bali or to your next Travel destination.