- Go in search of the elusive mighty Komodo Dragon.
- Swim and snorkel in the crystal waters off Pink Beach.
- Watch the sunrise over the crater lakes of a spiritual volcano.
Dragons & Volcanoes (6D/5N)
Go dragon spotting, walk up a smoking volcano, laze on spectacular beaches and snorkel in crystal clear waters on this 6-day adventure tour through Flores and Komodo.
|Adventure, Beaches & Islands, Nature & Wildlife, Off The Beaten Track
Day 1: Arrival Maumere – Moni
Upon arrival at Maumere, transfer to Moni. If time permits during the three hour drive, stop at Sikka, known for its old church dating back to 1899, and “ikat” weaving sold by the locals.
On arrival at Moni check in at the ecolodge. Due to the cool hill climate the rooms are non-airconditioned.
In the evening relax in the ecolodge or take a stroll through the small villages of Moni.
Day 2: Mount Kelimutu – Ende (B)
Wake up early before sunrise and set off to Kelimutu Volcano, which means ‘mountains of the spirits’. A short walk will bring you to the lookout point where you can wait for the sunrise. As the sun slowly rises, take photos of the spectacular views of the three crater lakes, each of which is a different colour due to the dissolved minerals in the water.
After breakfast continue to Ende. Visit Soekarno’s house, and if time permits, look around the village of Wolotopo and enjoy the view from Nuabosi.
Overnight in Ende.
Day 3: Transfer out Ende (B)
After breakfast in the hotel transfer to the airport for the flight to Labuan Bajo. On arrival, drive to the hotel stopping en route to visit Batu Cermin Cave and a local market.
Overnight in Labuan Bajo.
Day 4: Labuan Bajo – Rinca Island – Kalong Island (B,L,D)
Wake early for an exciting day searching for the infamous Komodo dragon. The largest living lizard on earth, they can grow up to a length of three metres and weigh a hefty 90 kilos!
Transfer to the harbour and board the boat. Enjoy lunch and the views of tropical blue waters and numerous tiny islands on the way to Rinca Island. Join a local ranger for a 2-hour soft trek through the forest and savanna, all the while keeping your cameras ready for a sighting of the dragons. Hike up to the highest point of the island for far reaching views of the surrounding islands.
Overnight on board nearby Kalong Island.
Day 5: Kalong – Komodo Island & Pink Beach – Labun Bajo (BL)
After an early breakfast on board set off on the 3-hour cruise to Komodo island. Lunch is taken on the beautiful Pink Beach where there is also time for swimming and snorkelling (snorkels and fins are provided). Continue to Komodo where a local ranger will escort you on a one-hour walk in search of wild buffalo, deer, pigs, various species of tropical birds, and of course the mighty Komodo dragons.
The return cruise to Labuan Bajo will take around 4 hours. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.
Day 6: Labuan Bajo – Departure (B)
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then transfer to the airport for the flight to your next destination.