Discover Amazing Flores Exploration from Maumere to Labuan Bajo on Private Tour - Without Accomodation
Tour Code: LBJBA-MD01
Explore the mystical Dragon Island from its dramatic panorama, unique prehistoric tribes, ancient cultures and traditions covers Maumere-Kelimutu- Bena – Todo and Labuan Bajo on Multi-Day tours without accomodation
About this tour
Travel Distance: Maumere – Moni +/- 70KM around 3.30 hours driving
Arrival in Frans Seda Airport, Maumere. Pick-up by our driver, then visiting Portuguese Old Church in Sikka Village. Located 28 km away from Maumere, the capital city of Sikka. Sikka’s Old Church is an important historical icon in Flores’s Sikka regency. It is over a century old and is built by Pastor Yohanes Engbers together with King Sikka Yoseph Mbako Ximenes Da Silva in 1899 during Portuguese Colonialism. Sikka’s Old Church is prettily Baroque, which was the most popular architectural style in Europe at that time and built mostly with wood.
Then to Koka Beach. Precisely in Wolowiro Village, Paga District, this beach is located on the south coast of Flores Island. From Maumere City, it takes around 48 km. Koka beach is a beach which is very attractive with clean sea views, as well as the water is very clear, soft white sand stretches forming segment, left and right there are cliffs like a natural painting looks very artistic. White and fine sand stretch along the coastline and that assure us that Koka beach become a hidden paradise.
Arrived in Moni directly check in at your hotel accommodation. Dinner and overnight stay in Moni Village. Accommodation on own arrangement
Travel distance: Moni – Bajawa (+/- 170KM. around 7 hours driving)
Our trip will start at early morning, (04.30 am). Morning call at 04.00 am, then the car will take you to reach the summit of it is mountain. About one hour by car, then continue take a walk for 30 minutes to reach the amazing view of three colors of Kelimutu Lake. Breathing morning air at it is summit, while enjoying the sunrise. You will see the unbelievable and mysterious creator. After that, we will back to hotel for having breakfast.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will start trip to Wologai Traditional Village. Wologai is one of the few villages in Ende district with well-maintained houses built in the traditional Lionese architectural style.
And then to Blue Stone Beach in Nangapanda. This blue stone is composed almost entirely of unusual turquoise, blue, and reddish stones. Lunch in Blue Stone Beach. Continue to Mangeruda Hot Spring. Located in Soa Sub-District and offer you the Florenese highlands at their warmest. This spring water is believed to have curative effect for those suffering from skin conditions. Then transfer to your hotel for check-in and overnight in Bajawa. Accommodation on own arrangement
Having breakfast at the hotel and directly check out. Starting trip to Bena Traditional Village. The village consist of two parallel rows of traditional, high thatch-roofed houses and megalithic formations in the village center. With its impressive stone formations and ancestral shrines, as well as traditional houses, Bena has turned into a signpost for Ngada culture.
Then to Luba Village. Less famous than Bena Village, Luba seemed to be completely neglected by the tourists. Luba is located next door to Bena. Although lacking the fairy-tale charm distinctive to Bena and Gurusina, it makes up with its location, at the very foot of Mt. Inerie.
Continue our trip to Aimere Sub-Distrik. Known as the producer of the best traditional Flores alcohol. The drink is made by distillation of local palm tree. Get a taste or see how this unique delicacy is made in traditional ways.
Before reach Ruteng we will visit Ranamese Lake, a mountainous natural reserve impresses with its dense forests. Ranamese, a 21-meter-deep crater lake at an altitude of 1220m, is ideal for exploring the Florinese highlands by walking tour and a perfect place for bird watchers. Arrived in Ruteng and directly transfer to your hotel for check in and overnight in Ruteng. Accommodation on own arrangement
Travel Distance: Ruteng – Labuan Bajo +/- 160 KM around 6hours driving
After breakfast at the hotel around 08:00 am, we will take you to Coffee plantation owned by local farmer to see how the local plant the coffee, harvest and process the Famour Flores coffee. Then to Cancar Spider Rice Field, the impressive “lingko” fields. The most amazing view over a number of these fields. With their round, spider web structure, these pieces of land are unique eye catchers from the top of hill.
Then to Todo Traditional Village. Todo Village is the center of Manggarai kingdom that controls the island of Flores before finally having to move to the city of Ruteng because of the Dutch invasion. One proof of the greatness of King Todo and its influence on the Kingdom of Manggarai is the presence of Rumah Niang or Mbaru Niang. Having a cone shape on the roof, this traditional Todo traditional house is enough to steal the world’s attention, when it was named one of the candidates for the 2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture from UNESCO. With five levels pumped by wood and bamboo, Rumah Niang has a quite sacred human skin drum inside. This drum is able to tell the origin of the Kingdom of Manggarai in Todo Village. Continue drive to Labuan Bajo drop directly to the hotel for check-in and overnight in Labuan Bajo at your own leisure. Accommodation on own arrangement