Bali Flores

FOR CULTURE, NATURE EXPLORATION

The Portuguese who reached this island in the 15th Century gave the name Flores. 'Flores' means flowers, not by the Flowers grow on the land, but beneath the sea: coral, fishes and other marine lifes. The most beautiful coral reefs occur on the northern coast and western of the Island. Flores is 1.5 hours from Bali by Air. The Island’s attractions are: the three Colored Lakes KELIMUTU, mountains, rivers, valleys, traditional villages, hand weavings, marine lifes and Komodo Dragons.

The most magnificent site is the three colored lakes of Kelimutu volcano. Each lake is a different color: blue, green and black. Other attractions include spectacular hand-woven textiles of Maumere, Ende-Lio, Ngada, the traditional megalithic village of Bena and other traditional villages in Ngada regency (Central Flores), and "Komodo dragons". This Island is home to hundreds of different ethnic groups who speak scores of languages, and is a sort of transition point between the Malay and Negrito races

What includes :

- Private transfer and tour as per itinerary

- Meals as indicated in the itinerary 

- Entrance fees, donations and parking fee

- English speaking guide

 

What does not include :

- Airfares and airport taxes

- Any personal expenses such as phone call, tipping, beverages, etc

- Travel insurance

Itinerary

BALI – ARRIVAL

Upon arrival Ngurah Rai Airport our guide will meet you and transfer to your hotel.

DENPASAR – MAUMERE

Meeting service at the airport of Maumere, a sleepy town on the northeast coast of Flores and direct transfer to YOUR HOTEL. In the afternoon your clients explore the vicinity of Maumere. Visit an old but extremely friendly Bugis village. Then on to some interesting Florenese villages where ikat weaving was transformed into a true art form. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight. (D)

MAUMERE – MONI

After breakfast, drive up to Moni with stops at Ledalero Museum, Sikka & Nggela weaving villages and Jopu traditional villages. Lunch will be served at local restaurant in Wolowaru. Then proceed to Moni for check in and rest. Dinner and overnight at your Hotel. (B,L,D)

MONI – ENDE – BAJAWA

Breakfast at Hotel. Drive to Saga traditional village to observe its tradition and people. Drive to Ndona for textile observation. Continue drive about 3 hours to Bajawa with stops in Boawae – a Nagekeo tribe village on the slope of Mt. Ebulobo Volcano and Wogo traditional village. On arrival in Bajawa direct check into your Hotel. (B,L,D)

BAJAWA – RUTENG

Breakfast at hotel. Explore traditional village of Bajawa tribes. Visit Bena - a megalithic village where people do preserve their ancestral spirits believed and way of life, which can be seen in their "Ngadhu" and "Bhaga". That are conical thatched roof huts symbolized their Male and Female ancestral spirits. On the way stop on the slope of Inerie active volcano for taking pictures. Continue overland to Ruteng about 5-6 hours driving - a cool and small town as the capital city of Manggarai Regency where major Manggarainese tribe dwelt. On arrival direct check into your HOTEL. (B,L,D)

RUTENG – LABUAN BAJO

Breakfast at hotel. Morning visiting Rutengpuu - Manggarainese traditional village to see their unique slander-shaped houses and be with local people. Overland to Labuan Bajo - the Western tip of Flores Island. On the way stops will be made at Lembor and Cancar where you can enjoy the beautiful panorama of rice fields with lush and dry hills as the background, and other places according to local happenings. On arrival direct check into your hotel for accommodation. (B,L,D)

LABUAN BAJO – FREE PROGRAM OR OPTIONAL DIVING / SNORKELING

Breakfast at hotel. Full day free program or take an optional tour for visiting Bidadari island, Sabolo Island or Tatawa island for snorkeling & diving or just swimming on the clear white sandy beach. Accommodation will be at Hotel. (B)

LABUAN BAJO – RINCA – KOMODO

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to harbor and board on a wooden boat (a local NON AC boat which has been modified to enable and suitable for carrying tourist) then cruising to Rinca island passing several small island. Upon arrival exploring the island to see the activities of the giant Monitor Lizard "Komodo Dragon" which was scientifically described in 1912 as VARANUS KOMODOENSIS, which is up to 3 meters long and about 150 kg, weight. Lunch on boat, continue cruise to Komodo island. Dinner and overnight on board. (B,L,D)

LABUAN BAJO – DENPASAR – UBUD

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport to depart for Denpasar – Bali. Upon arrival at Ngurah Rai airport, our guide will meet and transfer you to HOTEL for accommodation. (B)

UBUD TOUR

Breakfast at hotel, our driver and guide will meet you then transfer to the Bangkiang Sidem, enjoy a leisurely walk through terrace rice field then overlooking the scenic Campuhan Gorge. Your walk will end near Campuhan then visit Neka Museum, Considered one of the finest private collections of art in Southeast Asia. Lunch at local restaurant. Then return to hotel for accommodation. (B,L,D)

(EAST BALI) KERTHA GOSHA – GOA LAWAH – BESAKIH

Breakfast at hotel. Our guide will meet and drive to visit at Klungkung to see the ancient Kertha Gosha Court House. A side trip will be made to Goa Lawah (Bat Cave)-a temple built in front of a cave inhabited by thousand of bats and snakes. Lunch will be served at local restaurant. Continue to visit Pura Besakih, The Mother Temple. Perched high on the slopes of Gunung Agung, it functions as the axis of the Balinese cosmos. Pura Besakih is the most important temple on the island, as well as an important part of understanding the island’s unique culture, religion and spirituality. Then Return to hotel for accommodation. (B,L,D)

UBUD – BAYUNG GEDE – KINTAMANI – LOVINA

Breakfast at hotel. Then drive to Bayung Gede Village to visit baby’s placentas grave where the baby’s placentas are hanging on  the trees’ branches.  The unique of this grave is the baby’s placentas are not buried but it is hung. The placentas are put inside of the coconut shell then hang in the Bungkak trees. Even though the placentas are only be hung, visitors will not smell the placenta or the blood scent. The scent of the coconut shell covers the fishy smell. Every placentas of the villager have to be put and hang in this place. After visit the hanging placenta, visitor will continue drive to Kintamani and have lunch in local restaurant while enjoy the Batur Volcano and the lake while having lunch. Continue transfer to Lovina for accommodation at your hotel. (B,L,D)

LOVINA – DOLPHIN – BRAHMA ASHRAM – BANJAR HOT SPRING

Early morning you will do dolphin watching excursion with "jukung" - a traditional boat around Lovina Beach. Please note that this is nature tour, we cannot guarantee whether clients will see dolphin.  Then boating back to hotel for breakfast. On the way pass through the district of Banjar and visit the Buddhist monastery of Brahma-Asram Vihara. The temple is painted with colorful decorations it has a very bright orange roof and some Buddha statues it also has Balinese decorative carvings. Some of them come to relax and take the opportunity to meditate others to admire the beautiful buildings and surroundings. The area is very peaceful and has panoramic views overlooking Lovina Beach. Continue to visit Banjar Hot spring. (B,L,D)

LOVINA – BEDUGUL – JATILUWIH – TANAH LOT – SANUR

Breakfast at Hotel. Our guide will meet you and then drive to Bedugul to see the botanical garden, recreation Center of Beratan Lake and Candi Dewi Temple - The Goddess of the water temple Next enjoy a leisurely two hour hike through the rice terraces of Jatiluwih (which means “supreme beauty of nature”), overlooking a shimmering view of terraced rice fields, stretching in endless contours over hills and valleys. Lunch at local restaurant. Then visit to one of Bali's spectacular sites, Tanah Lot Temple, one of the most photographed temples in the world. It is perched on a barren rock outcrop, and at high tide, it is completely surrounded by the ocean. Then drive to Sanur for overnight. (B,L,D)

SANUR – FREE

Breakfast at hotel. Day at leisure or take optional tour to know more about Bali. (B)

BALI – OUT

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport for flight to your next destination. (B)

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