5 Days 4 Nights Highlights of Flores

Highlights of Flores

Description

Flores is a wonderland, offering dramatic landscapes, pristine beaches, a fascinating underwater world, and unique cultures. It is also serves as the entrance to the Komodo National Park. On the first leg of the journey, you will visit Komodo National Park, famous for the legendary Komodo dragons. In addition to that, you will be treated to jaw-dropping landscapes of rugged cliffs, pristine beaches, and incredible underwater life.

Another attraction you will discover on this journey is Kelimutu National Park, home to three stunning crater lakes that shift colours. The ideal trip to Flores should be around two weeks to truly explore this beautiful island. However, this 5-day trip will take you to the highlights of Flores—the astounding beauty that Flores is famous for.

 

Highlights

Encounter Komodo Dragons along with other wildlife in their natural habitats.

Enjoy the breathtaking sunrise on top of Padar Island.

Marvel at Pink Beach, famous for its pink powdery sand.

Swim with the magnificent Manta Rays (if lucky) and relax on Taka Makassar, a small sandbank in the middle of the sea.

Visit traditional hand weaving villages and witness the unique local traditions.

Admire the stunning three coloured lake at the Kelimutu National Park.

 

Day 1: Labuan Bajo – Kelor Island – Manjarite Island – Kalong Island Island

Pick up from your hotel or Labuan Bajo Airport (you will need to take flight with earliest arrival) and transfer to Labuan Bajo Harbor. You will then embark your private boat and commence your trip to the Komodo Island National Park. The first destination of the day is Kelor Island, a small island offering a nice short trek with rewarding views. Have a swim while taking in the sensational view of the surroundings before moving on to Manjarite Island for snorkelling. Lunch will be served on board.

Afterwards, continue on to Kalong Island which is famous for the spectacular view of flying bats under the sunset. Indulge in a lovely dinner on board whilst admiring the golden sunset. Overnight on the boat.

A quiet sandy bay with 4 ships with a rocky hill in the background. Padar Island | Bespoke Indonesia Holiday.
Breathtaking view of Padar island Bay | Bespoke Indonesia Holiday
Day 2: Padar Island – Pink Beach – Komodo Islands – Manta Point – Taka Makassar – Labuan Bajo

After a good night sleep, embark on an early hike to see the breathtaking view of the National Park from the top of picturesque Padar Island. Although you won’t find komodo or dinosaur,  you can find a place that looks like a Jurassic Park here. With beaches stretching out in all directions, giant bays, and rocky hills, Padar Island is definitely a must visit island while exploring the Komodo Island National Park.

Return to the boat for some breakfast while slowly sailing to Pink Beach, famous for its bright pink powdery sand contrasting with the turquoise waters that surround the island. Here you can relax and soak up the beach’s natural beauty, or snorkel at tropical fish and corals.

Now on to the main highlight of the trip…

After lunch on board, you will then continue on your journey to Komodo Island. Your short trek on the island will be led by a local guide (Ranger) to see the topmost predator, the Komodo Dragon. Other wildlife that inhabit the island includes long-tailed macaque, wild horses, orange-footed scrub fowls, fulvous breasted woodpeckers, wild pigs, wild buffaloes, wild dogs, and many more.

Continue sailing to Manta Point in the search of Manta Rays. This huge marine creature can grow up to 4 meters wide, though huge in size, they are considered as the unharmed sea animals. To sum up your trip, visit  Taka Makassar, a small sandbank in the middle of the sea situated right next to Manta Point . Admire the crystal clear and the beauty that surrounds the sandbank before sailing back to Labuan Bajo.

After arriving at Labuan Bajo harbour, your private driver will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel, which is approximately 10 minutes away. Check in and overnight at Labuan Bajo Hotel.

A Komodo Dragon stands in the yellow grass with its tongue out and ready to attack its prey. Flores. Komodo Dragon. Komodo National Park | Bespoke Indonesia Holiday.
When you see a Komodo Dragon with a tongue out means it’s smelling its prey and ready to launch an attack | Bespoke Indonesia Holiday
Day 3: Labuan Bajo – Maumere – Sikka Village – Koka Beach

After breakfast and checking out, meet your driver at the hotel lobby for your private transfer to Labuan Bajo airport, for your onward flight to Maumere. Flight details are to be advised at time of booking and are excluded from the fee as of this stage.

Upon arrival, your guide will pick you up from the airport and take you to visit the charming seaside village of Sikka, known for their traditional hand weaving.  This is a journey of approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Next, you will visit Koka Beach, a powdery white sand stretching along the coastline with crystal-clear water and dramatic mountains in the background . Enjoy a couple of hours relaxing on the beach before continuing on the trip to Moni Village, which sits at the foot of Mt. Kelimutu. Check in and overnight at Moni hotel.

From the hill you can see white sand stretching along the coastline with crystal-clear water and dramatic mountains in the background. Koka Beach| Bespoke Indonesia Holiday.
Koka Beach is a hidden gem near Kelimutu National Park. | Bespoke Indonesia Holiday
Day 4: Kelimutu Lake – Moni Waterfalls – Ende

Today you will get up early to see the stunning sunrise from the top of Mt. Kelimutu, famous for the three coloured changing lakes that crown the mountain. These lakes are situated on the same level, yet each of the three lakes is markedly different colour. From milky white to bright turquoise to blood red colour, the three lakes are known to change colour unpredictably—a truly unique phenomenon. This phenomenon has been a root of supernatural folklore. Locals believe that the lakes are the resting place for their ancestors (departed souls), and the colour of the lakes changes according to the mood of the spirit. While the colour of other lakes are affected by species of bacteria, the cause of shifting colours at Kelimutu crater lakes are yet to be scientifically known.

Return to the hotel for breakfast. You may have a rest after the trek, or go for a stroll to Moni waterfall before heading to Ende, another traditional weaving village full of history and culture. Upon conclusion of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel. Check in and overnight at Ende hotel.

There appear to be two crater lakes next to each other. The lake on the left is turquoise green while the one on the right is a little bit darker. Highlight of Flores | Bespoke Indonesia Holiday.
The unpredictable colour changes of Kelimutu crater lakes | Bespoke Indonesia Holiday
Day 5: Transfer to Ende Airport

After breakfast and checking out, you will be privately transferred to Ende Airport, in time for your next flight out. Your Highlights of Flores trip ends here.

 

Price: starts from IDRxxx per person based on a minimum of 2 participants in a shared double/twin room.
Includes:
  • All transport and transfers as per itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation including daily breakfast as per itinerary
  • 1 night stay on phinisi boat including all meals (breakfast, lunches, dinner, mineral water, tea, and coffee)
  • All tours/activities mentioned in the itinerary includes service of English speaking local guide
  • Free use of snorkeling equipment
Excludes:
  • Flight and travel insurance
  • Entrance fee to the Komodo Island National Park ((the national park fees are subject to change and payable onsite)
  • Alcoholic drink/soft drinks
  • Personal expenses

Please note:

  • All prices quoted are net on a minimum four guests travelling on a double/twin sharing basis, inclusive of taxes, surcharges and fees.
  • No reservations have been made at time of quote.
  • All quotes are subject to currency fluctuations, rate increases, government action, etc. at time of confirmation.
  • Itinerary is subject to availability, after booking confirmation.
  • Prices are subject to airlines, hotels and vendor’s terms and conditions.

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