Destinations

NUSA TENGGARA

(KOMODO, FLORES, SUMBA)

Flores received its beautiful name from Portuguese explorers that dropped their anchor there in the 16th century. Mesmerized by the lushness of the forests, the Europeans named it ‘Flores’ which means ‘flowers’. This island is one of the world’s best-kept secrets with its gorgeous landscape and welcoming natives. No longer that much off the beaten track, Flores is a ready to be visited all-year round. Swim in the crystal clear water, wade in the lake or under gorgeous waterfalls, dive in one many dive spots, and kayak between mangrove trees and proud cliffs.

Komodo National Park is the real deal when you are looking for an opportunity to travel back in time. On the brink of extinction, Komodo dragons are native to East Nusa Tenggara and can be found in the national park that consists of three larger islands: Komodo, Padar and Rinca. Founded in 1980, the park was created to protect these giant lizards and other native species, including those who live under water. In 1991 the park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Komodo National Park is located in the Lesser Sunda Islands between the Island of Sumbawa and Flores.  The gateway to Komodo is arguably the island of Bali. While most visitors to Komodo National Park enter through the gateway cities of Bima in eastern Sumbawa, or Labuanbajo in the west of Flores, the true departure point is actually Bali. Both Bima and Labuanbajo are serviced by regularly scheduled flights that depart daily from Denpasar to Bima, Denpasar to Labuan Bajo.

Sumba is one of the most fascinating island of Nusa Tenggara. The island is roughly oval in shape. The greatest concentration of those who worship spirits (ancestral and those of the land) is found in West Sumba where two – thirds of the population hold on to their traditional belief. It is here where incredible rituals take place; the “Pasola” where hundreds of horseman fling spears at each other. The government allows the ritual to take place, but the spears must be blunt. The island is famous for its art and handicrafts, particularly the best textile “ikat” weaving, and famous with Hingi Ikat. The island is also known for its beautiful white sandy beach, rituals tribal life and ancient culture, high peaked thatch roof houses and giant megalithic tombs. In the front of many traditional houses one decorated with huge water buffalo horns and boar’s tusk from the animals sacrificed during rituals of years gone by.

SUGGESTED PROGRAM

KOMODO PACKAGE 2 DAYS 1 NIGHT

Tour Code: OKE/KOM/01 (seeing Komodo in Rinca island)
DAY 01: BALI – LABUANBAJO –RINCA - KALONG ISLAND (L,D)
On arrival in Labuan Bajo, meet and greet then direct transfer to the harbor to catch the local boat cross to Kelor island. On arrival direct Snorkeling and Swimming. Afterward continue to Rinca Island. Lunch will serve on boat. On arrival start you’re trekking, walking through to the typical green forest to explore the wild Komodo Dragons and other wild animal (deer, pigs, monkey, buffaloes and kind of birds). A local ranger will be accompany you to this nature preservation. Afterward continue to Kalong Island where you can enjoy the sunset while see the millions of giant flying bats flying out form their home. Dinner and overnight on boat.

DAY 02: KALONG – BIDADARI – LABUANBAJO - BALI (B,L)
In the morning  Sail to Bidadari Island  while enjoy scenery more of small  island  end enjoy sunrise. Breakfast will serve on Boat. On arrival  swimming, snorkeling and relaxing in unspoiled coral reef and fish. Afterward sail back to Labuan Bajo and lunch will be provided on Boat. Upon arrival in Labuanbajo, you may visit Mirror Cave if time permit and direct transfer to the airport for flight to Bali.

KOMODO PACKAGE 3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS

Tour Code: OKE/KOM/02
DAY 1 : DENPASAR - LABUAN BAJO - RINCA - KALONG (L,D)
Upon arrival in Labuanbajo airport, you will be picked up and transferred to the harbor. Embark on a day tour to Rinca Island by local wooden boat. It takes approximately 2 hours to get to Rinca Island. Go ashore on Rinca Island for a late afternoon game walk. While exploring the rolling, grass-covered hills of this ‘Serengeti-by-the-sea,’ you will likely encounter wild horse, wild buffalo, Timor deer, wild pig, and possibly Komodo dragons stalking their prey! You may also see the rare megapod, a strange bird endemic to only a few of the Indonesian islands; it incubates its eggs in rotting vegetable matter. Although you likely may never have heard of Rinca, it will certainly be a highlight of your trip. Late afternoon continue cruising to Kalong Island (Bat Island) which provides another unique experience. Overnight on boat.

DAY  2 : KALONG  - KOMODO - PINK BEACH  - LABUAN BAJO (B,L,D)
After breakfast, embark on a day tour to Komodo Island. It takes approximately 15 minutes to get to Komodo through the village of Komodo. After arriving you will walk for 2 km to Banunggulung to see the Giant monitor Lizards, the famous Komodo Dragon. These impressive creatures grow up to 3 meters in length and may weight up to 150 kg. Following this guaranteed unforgettable experience the boat will take you on relaxing cruise to the beautiful Pink Beach where particles of red coral wash ashore mixing with the pristine white sand to produce a gorgeous pink hue. Here you can soak up the tranquil atmosphere and enjoy lunch. Snorkeling is available for those who wish to marvel at the spectacular coral abundant marine life. Afternoon cruising back to Labuan Bajo to for check in at your chosen Hotel and dinner

DAY 3: LABUAN BAJO - DENPASAR (B)
Enjoy a leisurely morning before you are transferred to the airport for your return flight to Bali.

SOME THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND DURING YOUR VISIT IN KOMODO:
  • You have been registered and entrance fee are paid, but you will be charged camera fee in Komodo National Park
  • For your safety, you must be accompanied by a guard when traveling outside the visitor center area or along the beach
  • Garbage disposal is a problem here, please put litter in its place
  • This is a National Park. Leave all plants, rocks and corals where you find them so they may be enjoyed by others.
  • Water is very scarce, Please conserve it during your visit
  • The Buildings are made of native Materials and are highly flammable. Be careful with cigarettes. If you use a candle or a mosquito coil, please place them on burning plate.
  • Please ask any rangers if you have questions or problems.
KELIMUTU THE THREE COLOR LAKES PACKAGE 4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS

Tour Code: OKE/FLO/01
DAY 01 : BALI – ENDE - MONI (D)
Upon arrival in Ende – Flores, our guide will meet and direct drive to Moni for 2 hours. Check in at KELIMUTU ECO LODGE HOTEL or similiar for accommodation and dinner.

DAY 02 : MONI – KELIMUTU – MAUMERE (B,L,D)
Early morning drive up to Mount Kelimutu, upon arrival walk for 1,5 km and then  ascend 127 steps  to top  to view Kelimutu's light turquoise, olive green and dark black lakes. A Dutch Geologist discovered Kelimutu in 1914; at the time the lakes were red, blue and white. Another attraction of this lake is also considered sacred or has the feel of a thick magical by the local Ende Lio ethnic as a place of their ancestor spirit. Descend to Moni village to view beautiful hand woven clothes and to visit Kowanara village famous for its traditional Lionese houses. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Moni/Paga Beach. Proceed to Maumere for accommodation and dinner at FLORES SAO RESORT or similiar.

DAY 03: MAUMERE (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Wuring village to see the houses built on stilts over the sea. Next, drive up to Ledalero - a major Catholic Seminary - to visit the museum with its various collection of local royal families' old portraits, antique hand woven clothes, stagedeon fossils, etc. Proceed to Sikka village - a center of "Ikat" weaving to see the traditional weaving process and an old church built in the 16th Century. Return to hotel. 

DAY 04 : MAUMERE - BALI (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport for flight to Bali.

WAE REBO VILLAGE PACKAGE 4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS

Tour Code: OKE/FLO/02
DAY 01: BALI – LABUAN BAJO - DENGE (L,D)
Taking a  morning flight from Bali to Labuan Bajo (West Flores). Upon arrival you will meet our guide and having lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch drive to Denge village for about 4-5 hours. Dinner and overnight at Denge Homestay

DAY 02:  DENGE – WAE REBO VILLAGE (B,L,D)
After light breakfast you will start a spectacular hike about 4 hours to the Wae Rebo village, with the most authentic housing of Manggaraian culture, which is located about 1100m above sea level, in the middle of mountain area. You will reach the village at noon and have lunch there. In the afternoon you have the chance to get in touch with the indigenous people and experience their culture and lifestyle. Or you can enjoy and discover the great natural surrounding by going for another walk. Dinner and overnight will be at the local villager’s visitor house. Sleeping mattresses will be provided.

DAY 03: WAE REBO – DENGE – LABUAN BAJO (B,L,D)
After the breakfast in Wae Rebo, you hike down back to Denge. Lunch then will be provided in Denge, Thereafter you continue the trip to Labuan Bajo. Some stops can be done during the trip based on local happening. Dinner and overnight in your chosen hotel in Labuanbajo. 

DAY 04: LABUAN BAJO – BALI (B) OR KOMODO
Enjoy a leisurely morning before you are transferred to the airport for your return flight to Bali or you can join our Komodo Tour.

FLORES – KOMODO HIGHLIGHT PACKAGE 7 DAYS 6 NIGHTS

Tour Code: OKE/FLO/03
DAY 01: DENPASAR – MAUMERE (D)
On arrival at Frans Seda Airport of Maumere, meet and greet then direct drive 12 Km to eastern Maumere town (15 minutes drive) then check-in at FLORES SAO RESORT or similar for accommodation and dinner.

DAY 02: MAUMERE - SIKKA – MONI (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit the local market to see local people buying and selling their daily need and "Ikat" textile. Onto Wuring - a Buginese village - to see the House built on stilts over the sea, as well as to view local culture or customs. Drive to Moni for 4 hours with several stops at Ledalero - a Major Catholic Seminary - to visit the ‘Blikon Blewut’ museum with its various collection  of local royal families' old portraits, antique hand woven clothes, stagedeon fossils, etc. Proceed to Sikka village - a center of "Ikat" weaving to see the traditional weaving process and to observe an old church built in the 16th Century. On to Paga or Wolowaru for having lunch. Accommodation at KELIMUTU ECO LODGE HOTEL.

DAY 03: MONI-KELIMUTU-ENDE-BAJAWA (B,L,D)
After an early morning breakfast at 5.30 drive up about 40 minutes to Kelimutu volcano to see the three colored  lakes. Upon arrival walk for 1,5 km and then ascend 127 steps to top  to view Kelimutu's green, blue and black lakes. A Dutch Geologist discovered Kelimutu in 1914; at the time the lakes were red, blue and white. Another attraction of this lake is also considered sacred or has the feel of a thick magical by the local Ende Lio ethnic as a place of their ancestor spirit. Then continue 2 hours driving to Ende. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Ende. 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 BINTANG WISATA HOTEL for accommodation and dinner at local restaurant.

DAY 04: BAJAWA (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel.  Morning  drive 10 minutes to visit Boloji or Warusoba traditional village to attend dance performance of Bajawanese followed by "Suling" - cluster of Bamboo flute concert music.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. Return to Bajawa for Lunch at Local Restaurant. Afternoon drive to the North to Mengeruda Soa - a natural hot spring water for relaxing and taking bath. Return to HOTEL BINTANG WISATA.

DAY 05: BAJAWA-RUTENG-LABUANBAJO (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel.  Continue overland to Labuan Bajo via Ruteng - a cool and small town as the capital city of Manggarai Regency where major Manggarainese tribe dwelt. 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 at Labuan Bajo, check in di BINTANG FLORES HOTEL and dinner

DAY 06: LABUAN BAJO – KOMODO – LABUAN BAJO (B,L,D)
After breakfast at 06.00 AM  then boating to Rinca Island to observe the Komodo dragons in this island in their pure environment and an opportunity to observe other wild animal such as deer, horses, bird, wild buffaloes etc. Continue to Komodo Island . Upon arrival in Komodo island, walk for 1.5 miles to Banugulung 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 m long and about 150 kg, weight. The total number of these lizards is estimated at 3.500 - 5.000 inhabited in Komodo, Return to the based and an opportunity to swim or snorkel on clean and white sandy beaches of Pantai Merah (Pink Beach) where is also considered as the best spot for under water life and corals (snorkel equipment does not supplied).Lunch will be served on board. Boating back to Labuanbajo and overnight at BINTANG FLORES HOTEL

DAY 07: LABUAN BAJO – BALI (B)
Enjoy a leisurely morning before you are transferred to the airport for your return flight to Bali.

SUMBA – THE LIVING MEGALITHIC ISLAND PACKAGE 4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS

Tour Code: OKE/SUM/01
DAY 01: BALI - WAINGAPU (L,D)
On arrival at Mau'Hau Airport of Waingapu - East Sumba, our guide will meet you and transfer to your hotel for check in. After lunch drive to Melolo, 62 km to the East to visit Pau and Rindi for traditional houses, stone graves and unique  traditional "Ikat" weaving process in Prailiu village.

DAY 02: WAINGAPU – WAIKABUBAK (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive overland to Waikabubak - West Sumba a distance of 137 km (4 hours). On the way stops at Waibakul and Pasunga (Anakalang area) to see the greatest stone graves and traditional houses of West Sumbanese On arrival at Waikabubak direct check-in to your hotel. After lunch, visit some villages which is located at small hills nearby the city of Waikabubak such as Puunaga, Tarung and Tabar, then to the local market to see the activities of local people is selling and buying their daily need and hand-weaving.

DAY 03: EXPLORING KODI AREA (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel. Start to explore west part of Sumba, drive to Kodi for 2 hours to visit Bondo Kodi and Ratenggaro  - the area is known for the tall traditional houses and probably the tallest on the island. There are plantations of coffee, cashew nut, banana, and coconut and teak wood forest en route.  Picnic lunch at Tossi beach. Afternoon visit Bondo Kawangu and Tossi village.

DAY 04 : WAIKABUBAK – TAMBOLAKA – BALI (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Tambolaka Airport for light back to Bali.

SUMBA – PEOPLE, CULTURE & NATURE PACKAGE 4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS

Tour Code: OKE/SUM/02
DAY 01: BALI – TAMBOLAKA - WAIKABUBAK (L, D)
On arrival at Airport of Tambolaka- West Sumba, our guide will meet you and transfer to hotel for check in and lunch. Afternoon visit The village of Tarung and Waitabar in Waikabubak the two most beautiful village in West Sumba. They are located in town of Waikabubak yet the traditional life is well kept until present time.

DAY 02: EXPLORING KODI AREA (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel. Start to explore west part of Sumba, drive to Kodi for 2 hours to visit Bondo Kodi and Ratenggaro  - the area is known for the tall traditional houses and probably the tallest on the island. There are plantations of coffee, cashew nut, banana, and coconut and teak wood forest en route.  Picnic lunch at Tossi beach. Afternoon visit Bondo Kawangu and Tossi village.

DAY 03: EXPLORING WANOKAKA AREA (B,L,D)
Morning drive southward to reach Wanokaka area to visit traditional villages and meet local peoples. The first visit will be to Waigali, a village on a hill facing Indian Ocean. There are typical Sumba houses and the Rato of Wanokaka stayed here. Proceed then to Wanokaka and visit Praigoli village. Return then to Waikabubak for lunch. Afternoon drive to Lamboya area to visit Kadengar village, it is one of the biggest traditional Sumba village in the south of Sumba. Take your chance to have a closer look into the life of the locals. Proceed then to Marossi beach. Late afternoon return to Waikabubak and overnight

DAY 04: WAIKABUBAK-TAMBOLAKA-BALI (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Tambolaka Airport for light back to Bali.

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