This is a fascinating 3 night Flores land extension that gives you the opportunity to experience some of the areas rich culture, see some of the beautiful landscape and learn about some of it’s history too.
The tour can be tailored depending on your interests and how much time you have to explore, but we recommend at least 3 nights. This route starts in Labuan Bajo and ends in Ende, both airport towns with good connections to other Indonesian locations.
Upon meeting your driver/guide, head towards Ruteng, the capital of Manggarai regency, in the
western part of Flores. En-route you will have the chance to stop at a Cancar Village, and see amazing views of the Lingko fields (spiderweb shaped rice fields created by the Manggarai people. There after travel to the limestone cave where the Homo Floresienis (mystical dwarf human) is supposed to have lived.
The following day is spent in the mountains, visiting local towns, the gorgeous Ranamase Lake, hopefully spotting some Macaques living in the tropical forest. You will also have an opportunity to
see the tapping of palm juice from the trees and its distillation into palm wine also
called “Arak”. Later you explore the unique culture by visiting Bena and Todolela Village, the
home of the Bajawa Tribes. These are interesting traditional villages with megalithic formations, shrines, cone shaped houses and a fascinating culture. At the end of this visit, we can relax while you enjoy the hot springs of Malanage.
In the morning, we set our way up to the lovely village of Moni at the foot of Mountain Kelimutu.
Along the way, enjoy scenic view over the southern coast of Flores and its beautiful mountainous
landscapes dotted with some macadamia nuts trees.
Stop on the way for a walk along the unique blue pebble beach near Nagapanda.
Enjoy a lazy afternoon at the twin beach of Koka
Early the following morning you to drive to the three colour crater lakes of Kelimutu. The endemic Bare-Throated- Whistler might welcome you with his song while you hike through the forest to
the top. As the sun rises over the lake, we might see the colors changing – a spectacular experience.
After this photogenic event, we return to the hotel for proper breakfast.
Check out then proceed to Ende to catch on-wards flight.
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