Maumere Kelimutu Tour
EXOTIC FLORES - KOMODO TOUR PACKAGE WITH LOMBOK TOUR GUIDE
EXOTIC FLORES KOMODO
Day 01 ARRIVAL MAUMERE
Your afternoon program is visiting Watublapi, a hamlet about 18 km south east of Maumere locally known for it’s fertile land and rich in exotic tropical plants and fruits. You will be entertained with dances and folk songs accompanied with local dishes and drinks. There is chance for you to comprehend more about Ikat Weaving - the well-known tie-dyeing weaving technique. The Ikat are both as cultural and economical products since the women in the village earn their living from selling the Ikat.
Day 02 MAUMERE - MONI
There are places around the town worth to be visited, such as Maumere market, Wuring - the fisherman village with houses built on stilts and Ledalero Museum. Lunch will be provided en route. During the day you will experience the dramatic change in both nature pattern and ethnicity. In the afternoon you will find yourself in the Lio ethnic’s environment. Pay a call to their villages (Lisedetu and Ranggase) and try to comprehend the local’s daily life or just having a closer look into their work of architectures.
Day 03 MONI - KELIMUTU - ENDE - RIUNG
It is worth to experience the sunrise at Kelimutu - the three colored crater lakes. You will begin your day early in the morning (start at abt 4.00 o’clock). Once you arrive in Kelimutu you will find yourself something like nowhere, incomparable with known told stories - photos or even moving pictures you have seen before. After admiring the nature wonder drive to ENDE you will pass ravines and villages. There are chances photo stops, such as at Nduaria Fruit market. Arrive in ENDE drive directly to Wolotopo - the coastal Lio ethnic’s village beautifully located furnished with shrine and megalithic monuments. Lunch in ENDE. Afternoon drive to Riung. En route stop at Penggajawa - the blue gravel beach.
Day 04 RIUNG - BAJAWA
There is Nature Conservation Park in Riung mainly to protect the under water ecosystem. Take your chance to explore the small isles off shore - known for the beautiful coral gardens with white sand beach. There is an island with unspoiled mangrove forests inhabited by thousands of huge fruit eating bats. Afternoon drive to Bajawa, en route visit some megalithic village in Soa area.
Day 05 BAJAWA - RUTENG
Bajawa is located in the heart of Ngadha ethnic civilization, which is known for the megalithic cultures. There are traditional villages furnished with stone monuments, ancestor worship shrines and Adat Houses. The hamlets are beautifully settled in the volcanic mountainous area. The most beautiful ones are Wogo and Bena. Visit those villages and in the afternoon drive to Ruteng. It is another beautiful driving day; you will pass the villages and rain forest. To stretch your legs stop at Ranamese Lake and follow the trail in the cloud forest.
Day 06 RUTENG - LABUAN BAJO - RINCA
Ruteng is a small town in the backbone of Flores and neighbor to the Ruteng Nature Conservation Park - the home of Ngkiong - the endemic singing birds. It is worth to visit the Park early in the morning to attend the nature’s concert of singing birds (if no rain and strong wind). There is also a newly popped up volcano in the park. Take your chance to have a closer look into it. En route to Labuan Bajo stop at Cara village in Cancar area to see the unexposed world wonder - the Lingko - the spider web shaped rice fields. It is probably the only such a rice field ever exists on earth. Lunch in Labuan Bajo. Afternoon sail to Rinca. Upon arrival start treking to trace the dragons. Overnight at the Ranger’s House or on board.
Day 07 RINCA - KOMODO – BIMA
Early morning sail to Komodo and upon arrival start trekking to the former feeding ground to trace the dragons on the island and then sail to Sape with lunch on-board. Upon arrival at the harbour, transfer to Bima. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 08 BIMA – NEXT DESTINATION
En-route to the airport take a short sightseeing and visit Morning market of Bima, Museum and Harbor.