KOMODO & KELIMUTU EXPLORATION 5D4N

   ITINERARY:

Day 1: Labuan Bajo – Rinca Island
Arrival at Komodo Airport in Labuan Bajo west Flores, meeting service with our representative and transfer to the harbor, aboard a boat that will take you to Rinca Island. Lunch on board, about 2 ½ hours sail to the land of Komodo Dragon, start your trekking, walking through the typical dry forest to explore the Island of Rinca, you will find not just the Dragons but also a number wild animals like, deer, wild buffalo, long-tailed macaque and wild boar and also numerous of birds. The one you should try to see is Orange-footed Scrub fowl, a bird in size bit smaller than chicken. This bird makes nest on the ground for incubating its eggs and often used by a female Komodo to lay eggs too. A local ranger will lead you to explore this unique wildlife. Dinner and overnight on board. (LD)

Day 2: Rinca-Komodo Island – Pink Beach – Labuan Bajo
Your breakfast will be served on board. While enjoying your breakfast, you will be sailing to Loh Liang – the Ranger station on Komodo Island. This trip will take about 2.5 hours. On Komodo Island you will do soft trekking inland.  Hopefully to see more the Komodo. More birds can be seen on Komodo Island such as Orange-footed Scrub fowl, Green Jungle fowl, Yellow-bellied White-eye, Island Collared Dove, Black-napped Tern, Beach Thick Knee, Great-billed Heron and Yellow-crested Cockatoo.  Yellow-crested Cockatoo can be seen only on Komodo Island. Back to the boat, continue to Pink Beach for swimming and snorkeling. This is one of the best places for snorkeling in Komodo National Park. Enjoy unspoiled coral reefs and colorful fishes. From Pink Beach sail back to Labuan Bajo a while Lunch will be provided on board.  Late in the afternoon transfer to hotel for overnight. (BLD)

Day 3:  Labuan Bajo – Ende – Moni Village

Depending on your flight schedule,  after breakfast,  visit to the Batu Cermin cave before taking you to the airport for flight to Ende Region. Upon arrival at Aboerasman airport of Ende, proceed to local restaurant for lunch. Afterward driving heading to the east ward of the island through the picturesque area surrounded by mountainous. En-route we visit Wologai traditional village to see local tribes and their traditional houses. Late afternoon we arrive in Moni (the village located down the hill of Kelimutu). Dinner and overnight at Hotel. (BLD)

Day 4 : Moni – Lake Kelimutu – Ende
Wake up at approximately 0430am, your guide and driver will take you up to the top Mount Kelimutu. It will take about 45 minutes to drive. Upon arrival. walk 1,5km from the park to a view point of the spectacular lakes Hard Red, light blue and black color. Please be aware, although this is open for visitors, we recommend you to respect every guideline explained by the local guide. This is one of the most secret lakes on the island, and it believed to be resting place for the entire ancestor spirit of Lio tribe. Drive down to your lodge for breakfast and shower. In the noon drive to Jopu Ranggase to visit one of the old traditional house with some ornament and secret symbols God manifestation. Lunch served at local restaurant in Moni. In the afternoon, drive to Ende. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Ende.

Day 5 : Ende – City Sightseeing – Next Destination
After breakfast at the hotel, a short excursion visit Indonesia first president’s house located at the city center of Ende. Transfer to the airport to catch your flight return to the next destination.

   INCLUDED:

  • Transfer in and out
  • Local wooden boat during the exploration on Komodo National Park
  • Meals during the trip as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner) and drinks (tea, coffee, mineral water)
  • Entrance fee to Komodo National Park, Retribution to West  Manggarai Regency, Ranger when doing trekking on Rinca or Komodo Islands
  • Snorkeling fee on Pink Beach
  • Entrance fee at Kelimutu National Park
  • Donation in Visiting Village
  • Mineral Water during the trip
  • English speaking Guide

   NOT INCLUDED:

  • Personal Insurance
  • Domestic air ticket & Airport tax
  • Extra baggage and airport porter
  • One night stay at hotel in Labuan Bajo
  • One night stay at hotel in Moni Village
  • All personal expenditures; laundry, telecommunications, extra meals, alcohol drinks, mini bar at hotel room.
  • All kinds of expenditures incur due to flight cancellations/delays or due to other causes beyond our control (“force majeure”)

Note:

  • Fresh water is very limited and only used for cooking and drinking
  • During the trip participants must respect and obey rules, laws and customs valid in the area/location they are visiting
  • The itinerary is subject to change with or without prior confirmation due to weather condition

Terms and Conditions:

  • Any tour should be booked a latest two weeks in advance
  • 50% down payment is paid seven days before tour starts
  • 50% of down payment will be charged if cancellation less than three days before tour starts
  • 50% of total cost will be charged  if cancellation done 24 hours before tour starts
  • Full payment will be paid before starting the program
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