Flores and Komodo – Limited Edition

Flores and Komodo – Limited Edition

From $ 3,275 AUD

Description

Journey across seas to lands with dazzling clear waters abundent with marine life, striking volcanoes and lakes that shift colours in the morning light, mosaic covered beaches, and hunt for legendary Komodo Dragons on two sea bound expeditions. This Limited Edition is a true adventure to the more rugged Flores, Komodo and Rinca Islands which are home to friendly locals with different customs to their island neighbours. All this while enjoying a comfortable night’s sleep in well appointed accommodation, so you can wake up refreshed, ready for the new day’s adventure.

Trip Name
Flores and Komodo - Limited Edition
Last Updated
2017-10-24
Days
10
Capacity
12
Highlights
  • Take a snorkelling trip from Maumere to discover the tropical life just off the Flores coast
  • Climb to see the tri-coloured lakes at sunrise, and watch the natural wonder of the crater lakes changing colour in the morning light
  • Enjoy the beautiful beaches and relaxed seaside atmosphere in Maumere and Labuan Bajo
  • Seek out prehistoric Komodo dragons on Komodo and Rinca Islands. Spreading your search across two days increases your chances of seeing them on each island

Itinerary

Occasionally our itineraries are updated during the year to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers' comments and our own research. The information given in this itinerary may be slightly different to that in the brochure. It's very important that you print and review a final copy of your Essential Trip Information a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans. If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff. We are here to help you! Please note that while we operate successful trips in this region throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary from time to time. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES: A selection of optional activities are listed in the day-to-day itinerary. This isn't an exhaustive list and should be used as a guide only. Prices are approximate and are for entrance only and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability and it may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination. Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. This means that it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, however we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Activities not listed above have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with booking these activities. The decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.

Day 1 - Seminyak
Welcome to Bali. After arrival, transferred to the hotel. There are no activities planned until an important group meeting in the evening (usually at 6 pm). Please check the welcome board or reception desk on the ground floor of the hotel for details about this. Afterwards head out to dinner with your group to one of the delicious restaurants in Seminyak. For early arrivals; consider taking an Urban Adventure to explore some of the local hidden temples, or perhaps the volcanic trails of Batur or Agung.
Day 2 - Maumere
This morning, depart to Ngurah Rai Airport for your flight to Maumere (approx. 2 hrs). Transfer to your resort and enjoy a free afternoon. There is plenty of time to take a dip in the pool, walk along Sikka beach, or perhaps visit Sikka weaving village to bargain with local craftspeople.
Day 3 - Maumere
Today transfer to the port. After safety briefing travel by boat to snorkel in the clear waters just off the mainland. Spot a myriad of tropical fish and colourful coral.
Day 4 - Moni
Travel by private vehicle inland to Moni (approx. 3.5hrs). Arrive at our solar powered ecolodge set in lush surrounds and in the foothills close to Kelimutu National Park. This afternoon perhaps take a walk around the nearby town of Moni. An early night will help prepare you for your early start tomorrow.
Day 5 - Labuan Bajo
Rise and shine! An early start this morning (4am) will be well rewarded with spectacular sunrise views of Mt Kelimutu's three brightly coloured lake craters. First it's a matter of a short drive towards Mt Kelimutu and then a 30-40 minute walk to the viewpoint over the craters. At around 9am, travel towards Ende (approx. 2 hrs) stopping in at a local market. This afternoon fly to Labuan Bajo (approximately 1 hr 10 mins).
Day 6 - Labuan Bajo
Enjoy a well deserved sleep in. Your leader will take you on an orientation walk of the Labuan Bajo. This port town is the gateway to Komodo Island, but also offers great snorkelling, beaches and an assortment of restaurants.
Day 7 - Labuan Bajo
This morning depart at 4am for Komodo Island. Travel by boat for approximtely 3.5hrs to Komodo Island. Take a guided walk in the National Park to spot these prehistoric looking giants. Stop in at Pink Beach and have the opportunity to snorkel before returning to Labuan Bajo.
Day 8 - Labuan Bajo
Venture out by boat again today (approx. 2.5 hrs) to discover lesser known Rinca Island. This Island also forms part of the National Park, and is also home to the Komodo Dragons, as well as wild pigs,buffalos and many bird species. Take another guided walk for further opportunities to spot the Komodo Dragons at a safe distance.
Day 9 - Seminyak
Depart Labuan Bajo this morning and return to Bali. Transfer to your hotel in Seminyak, and wish farewell to your newfound friends and fellow Dragon spotters.
Day 10 - Seminyak
Your journey comes to an end after breakfast today.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
21-05-201830-05-2018AUD $ 3,275-
20-08-201829-08-2018AUD $ 3,275-

Accommodation

Lodge (1 nt),Hotel (8 nts)

Transport

Boat,Private minibus,Plane,Taxi

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