Flores in a Hurry
3 Days / 2 Nights
private tour - guide - car - accommodation only
A three day overland tour to the Spiderweb Rice Fields and Ruteng, to Bajawa with its Megalith-Village Bena and to the Three Crater Lakes of Mt. Kelimutu. The final destination is Ende. The tour is designed for sightseeing travellers who have not much time anymore to explore all the Highlights of Flores. We will see the most important and most interesting highlights of Flores on this tour.
Starting point is Labuan Bajo.
I T I N E R A R Y
3 days / 2 nights
DAY 1: LABUAN BAJO – BAJAWA (9 hours)
Our Flores Komodo Expedition driver picks you up from your hotel in Labuan Bajo early in the morning. We travel on winding steep roads through a beautiful scenery of mountains and valleys towards Ruteng.
At Cancar we explore the beautiful panorama of the spiderweb rice fields surrounded by green hills. Afterwards you travel via Ruteng to Bajawa. On the way we have a short stop in the area of Aimere to watch the "arak" burning process in one of the local destilleries.
Bajawa is a small and quiete town settled on a plateau between high vulcanoes. This area is full of traditional culture and here we can find all the famous traditional Megalith-Villages. Bajawa is located 1.200 meter above sea level. Excellent conditions to grow vegetables and herbs. During the night it could be very chilly.
Overnight in Bajawa
DAY 2: BAJAWA - MONI / KELIMUTU (6 hours)
In the morning we head towards the south coast. Along the way to the most unique and obiviously best-preserved megalith village of Bena we will already see many more or less intact traditional villages. We approach the vulcano Mt. Inerie, a vulcano like in a picture book. It appears in its full size close infront of us. Bena is nestled at its food.
We continue our Flores overland sightseeing tour to Moni and we travel on a scenic road from where we can enjoy the beautiful panorama of the landscape with its high mountains and deep valleys. Before Ende there is a unique beach with thousands of blue/green pebbles. One can find these type of stones only in this special small area of Indonesia. People from Bali and Java used to import them to beautify paths in their gardens or to make paving stones.
Overnight in a guest house at Moni
DAY 3: MONI – KELIMUTU – ENDE (4 hours)
Early morning at 4 o'clock or a litte bit later we drive up to the Kelimutu Volcano to see the Three Coloured Lakes. Upon arrival at the parking terrain we take a walk for about 1,5 kilometers and ascend 127 steps to the top. If the weather allows during this time of the year, we will enjoy the great view of Kelimutu’s light green, dark green and black lakes.
Around seven in the morning we head back to our accommodation for breakfast and afterwards we travel back to Ende to catch the flight to Bali or Labuan Bajo. We arricve in Ende around 11:30 noon.
Itineray subject to change without any prior notice
Please be informed that this tour isn't a relaxing holiday trip. Most of the time you sit in the car as the distances are quiet far between the attractions. Some sightseeing points we have to skip. We are able to visit only the main attractions. There will be also no time for social meetings with the local tribes.