Family Vacation in Bali and Flores

Bali is the most popular tourist destination in Indonesia. It has some best resorts in the world combined with charming beaches which are very famous for their beauty with all the activities and sparkling nightlife and incomparable natural charm. Bali has also extraordinary and perfect natural beauty, such as volcanoes, stretching green paddy fields, lakes, sand grains and marvelous underwater natural beauty as well as the uniqueness of the arts and cultures.

 

Flores is one of the islands located in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) Province. This island has not been widely known as its neighbor, the Komodo Island and the Sumba Island, but slowly began to scent the NTT tourism. The island, which is also called the Nusa Nipa, is blessed with beautiful landscapes, customs and diverse cultures, as well as various languages.

 

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Denpasar - Jimbaran

Upon arrival in Denpasar, welcomed by your driver and transfer to Jimbaran.

Overnight at Puri Bambu Jimbaran (Superior Room)

Day 2: Jimbaran - Denpasar - Maumere (English Speaking Guide)

Departure to the airport for flight to Maumere. Flight Garuda Indonesia 09.25 – 11.35. Upon arrival in Maumere on the island of Flores, you will be greeted by our guide then Transfer to Sea World Club or Capa Resort for the night.

Day 3: Maumere - Moni (B) +/- 100 km (English Speaking Guide) 3:00 Transfer

After breakfast, visit a fishing village in Maumere. Visit the old church from 1899 as well as a production of Ikat, the local fabric. You will then go to Paga Beach for a moment of relaxation. In Moni, you will spend the night at Kelimutu EcoLodge. The rooms lack air conditioning in this cool hill climate.

You can take a walk in the small village of Moni. Moni is a hamlet more than a village. Located on the side of a valley of riparian rice paddies, it offers many opportunities for rice field walks, exploring and visiting a beautiful waterfall and a set of hot springs – but especially for Gunung Kelimutu.

Day 4: Mount Kelimutu - Ende (B) +/- 60km ( English Speaking Guide ) Duration - 1H30

Early wake up for departure to Kelimutu Volcano. A short walk (30 minutes) takes you to the viewpoint to watch the sunrise. Kelimutu means Mountain of Spirits. Known for its famous three lakes of color; turquoise, brown and black. It is the dissolved minerals that give the different colors.

Breakfast after returning to the hotel. Then leave for Ende. En route, visit the village Lio de Saga. From Nuabosi, you can enjoy the magnificent panorama of the bay and the city.

Overnight at Grand Wisata Hotel

Day 5: Ende - Riung (B) +/- 180 km (English Speaking Guide) 5 Hours Transfer

Breakfast at the hotel.

Today, you will cross beautiful landscapes of the south coast, with a stop at the green and blue stone beach of Pengga Jawa on the northern coast of Flores. The last part of the road is still in poor condition.

Overnight in Pondok SVD or Bintang Wisata

Day 6: Riung - 17 Islands - Bajawa (B, L) 72 km (English Speaking Guide)

Today, hop on a boat tour in the 17 Islands National Park near Riung. Here you can see a wide variety of fish and corals. Snorkeling equipment is included. Before that, on the road, you will stop to see hundreds of flying foxes (kind of big bats) hanging in the mangrove forests near the coast.

Lunch at one of the remote islands. Return to Riung and departure for Bajawa. En route, visit the hot springs of Soa where hot water boils to the surface. You can take a bath if you wish.

Overnight at Manulalu GH or Sanian Hotel or Happy-Happy GH in Bajawa

Day 7: Bajawa - Ruteng (B) 133 km (English Speaking Guide) 5:00 Transfer

In the morning visit traditional village of Bena a community located about 16 km from Bajawa at the foot of Mount Inerie. It is the most famous and most visited village of Ngada district. With its impressive stone formations and ancestral sanctuaries, as well as its traditional houses, Bena has become a signpost of Ngada culture.

In the afternoon departure for Ruteng. On the way, visit Rana Mese Lake.

Overnight in Spring Hill Bungalow or Sindha Hotel in Ruteng

Day 8: Ruteng - Labuan Bajo (B) 137 km (English Speaking Guide) 5:00 Transfer

Early departure to Labuan Bajo. On the way, visit the spider webs in Cacar and the Mirror Cave near Labuan Bajo. Free afternoon.

Night at Puri Sari Hotel

Day 9: Labuan Bajo - Rinca Island - Pink Beach (B, L, D) (English Speaking Guide)

Our goal today is to see the Komodo Dragon. This largest living lizard lives on 3 Rinca, Padar & Komodo Islands and parts of West Flores. Its length can go up to 3 meters with a weight of up to 90 kilos.

 

Breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the port to embark on the island of Rinca. After 1H30 of navigation, we reach Loh Buaya. Led by a local guard, we will make a 2 hours gentle trek through the forest and the savannah. Komodo Dragons are often seen on the way. From the highest point of this hike a beautiful panorama of the surrounding island.

 

You will then go to relax on the Pink Beach. This trip over the tropical blue waters and hundreds of small islands will take about 3 hours. Lunch on board. At Pink Beach, discover the beautiful underwater world of these rich waters (snorkels and fins are provided).

 

At the end of the day, leave for Loh Liang on the island of Komodo. Dinner and overnight * aboard on the boat.

Day 10: Komodo Island and Bidadari - Labuan Bajo (B, L) (English Speaking Guide)

Early wake up by the birds of Komodo Island. After breakfast on board, visit Komodo Island. Here we take a walk (1 hour) with a local ranger in search of Komodo Dragons. During your visit, we can also see wild buffaloes, deer, pigs and various species of tropical birds such as Cockatoos.

 

The return to Labuan Bajo will take about 4 hours. Before reaching the port, a stop at Bidadari Island will be made for swimming and snorkeling. Upon arrival at the port, transfer to Puri Sari Hotel in Labuan Bajo for the night.

Day 11: Labuan Bajo - Airport - Denpasar - Departure (B) (English Speaking Guide)

Breakfast at the hotel. At leisure until you transfer to the airport for the next destination.



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