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Embrace your inner explorer and venture off the beaten track to Flores, an island of mesmerizing untapped beauty. Immersed within ancient Indonesian culture, our voyage of discovery will encounter tribal villages, famed for their traditions of Ikat weaving, Caci dancing and blend of Catholicism and Animism. Whilst the people of Flores are accommodating but shy – the island’s natural beauty is anything but. Tropical rain forests and lush rice fields are eclipsed by the unashamedly spectacular Kelimutu volcanic crater, with its unique tri-coloured mineral lakes.
The islands’ wildlife is equally as magnificent. Our intrepid adventure across Flores culminates on Komodo Island, the inspiration behind the fabled tale of King Kong. It is the only place on the planet where you can find the most mysterious and majestic beast of them all, the near mythical Komodo dragon.
Indonesia is a collection of islands with such diversity that we couldn’t resist treating you to some well-earned rest and relaxation either side of your Flores foray on the enticing beaches of Bali. This spiritual island paradise is the perfect accompaniment to our exotic Indonesian odyssey.
Flores is blooming as a travel destination so the time to discover this emerging island is now before tourism really begins to boom.
- Explore the untamed natural splendour of Flores island
- Come face to face with the fearsome Komodo dragon
- Marvel at the tri-coloured lakes of the Kelimutu volcanic crater
- Embrace traditional tribal life with village locals
- Lounge on white sandy beaches in tropical Bali
Dates & Prices
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July 1 - July 15, 2017 (15 days)
Standard Blind Price: £3699 Contact us for availability
Discounted Sighted Price: £1899 Contact us for availability
The prices shown below are for non-UK travellers and do not include return flights and transfers. If you are travelling from within the UK, please .
Standard Blind Price: 2949 2949 Contact us for availability
Discounted Sighted Price: 1499 1499 Contact us for availability
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- Flights and transfers from the UK (UK prices only)
- 3-star accommodation in Bali
- eco-lodge and guesthouse accommodation in Flores
- All breakfasts
- 7 lunches
- 8 dinners
- Specified excursions
- Services of local guides
- Services of a Traveleyes tour manager
- Kelimutu volcanic crater exploration
- Woloara village excursion
- Nduaria fruit market and Wologai village
- Bena village and Soa hotsprings
- Lingko Rice fields and Caci Dance performance
- Rinca and Komodo Island expedition
- Half day tour of Balinese Temples
Below is the itinerary for the holiday. Please click each day for more information.
Saturday 1st July
Depart the UK.
Sunday 2nd July
Arrive in Bali to a traditional Balinese flower garland ceremony. We will then be transferred from Denpasar airport to our hotel in Jimbaran.
Overnight in Jimbaran.
Monday 3rd July
Enjoy some rest and recuperation on the beautiful white sand beaches of Jimbaran, one of Bali’s unspoilt and exclusive beachfront locations. Explore the cafes, bars and restaurants of Jimbaran. Alternatively venture to the Hindu sea temple of Pura Luhur Uluwatu. Located on a clifftop on the south side of the island, the temple will act as your first foray into the fascinating and varied Indonesian culture.
Breakfast included. Overnight in Jimbaran.
Tuesday 4th July
Fly from Denpasar to Ende. From here we will travel through unspoilt countryside, past dramatic rock features intermingled with verdant greenery to our hotel in Moni. We’ll stop for lunch at a local restaurant before reaching our hotel in the authentic Indonesian village of Moni, located at the base of the Kelimutu volcano.
Along the way we may stop in order to witness the local tradition of Ikat Weaving. An ancient method of dyeing textiles and fabrics.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Moni.
Wednesday 5th July
After breakfast a bus will take us part of the way before we ascend the final stretch on foot to reach the summit of the Kelimutu volcanic craters. The extinct Kelimutu is home to three different coloured volcanic lakes, thanks to the different levels of minerals. The tri-coloured lakes are spellbinding and completely unique, depending on rainfall, the lakes vary from turquoise to olive green and chocolate shades. Framed by dramatic volcanic walls, this striking natural feature is also believed to be where the souls of the dead migrate, with the most wicked migrating to the black lake!
On our return to the hotel we’ll enjoy a visit to Woloara village. After exploring the marvels of the natural world in the morning we now delve into Flores’ rich and unique culture. Buildings such as the Keda Kanga hold decorative carvings of popular Lionese motifs such as snakes, horses, people, and plants. We will return to Moni for dinner.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Moni
Thursday 6th July
Today we will begin our journey West. Along the way we’ll stop to enjoy the Nduaria fruit market and the Wologai village that’s comprised of huts topped by a steep thatched roof. A highlight of the day will undoubtedly be Nanga Panda beach on Flores’ glorious south coast. It won’t take long to learn why it is referred to as the blue stone beach.
We will sample more local cuisine with Lunch in Ende before travelling through unrivalled scenery to our next resting point of Bajawa.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Bajawa
Friday 7th July
At the base of Mount Inerie there exists numerous traditional Indonesian villages where animistic beliefs still prevail. Discover Totem-pole like figurines, along with megalithic monuments between thatched roof clad dwellings decorated with buffalo horns and jawbones. There are also giant tombs of the ancestors that are still used in sacred ceremonies by the locals. You may see a caci fight, a fight between two young men wearing sarongs and using sticks and wooden shields. The day will include a trip to the Bena village, which encapsulates these time-honoured traditions.
After a day of discovering new cultures and traditions we’ll treat ourselves to the warm mineral waters of the Soa hotsprings.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Bajawa.
Saturday 8th July
Today we’ll embark on the gloriously scenic road to Ruteng. It is the capital of the Manggarai hill people, who will be wearing their traditional black sarrongs. The plantations of the Manggarai district grow some of the best coffee in Indonesia which we’ll waste no time in sampling alongside other Indonesian delicacies at a local restaurant for dinner.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Ruteng
Sunday 9th July
Our adventure across Flores continues today as we journey to Labuan Bajo, located on the western tip of the island. On Flores, unique sights and cultural idiosyncrasies hide behind every corner – which we’ll discover with a visit to Cancar village and the Lingko rice fields. The circular terraces form a vast spider web across the landscape with some sections covered in glimmering water, and others in lush greenery. For centuries, the fields were ceremoniously carved up between families over the generations. Some of these traditions continue to this day and locals are often witnessed performing a Caci dance.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. Overnight in Labuan Bajo
Monday 10th July
Today you will enjoy a well-earned rest as your enthralling expedition across Flores reaches its final destination. Some of the island’s most beautiful beaches, whose shores have been tread by very few, are located in Labuan Bajo providing the perfect opportunity to relax at leisure. The North west coast of Flores provides a pure blue sea stretching out in front of you with white sand juxtaposed with the vibrant green of the rainforests. On the horizon, the mysterious island of Komodo entices you with its ominous yet enticing draw.
Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Labuan Bajo
Tuesday 11th July
Our morning of true adventure commences by boat as we sail to Komodo Island in the footsteps of great explorers of old. In 1926, W. Douglas Burden made the voyage to Komodo in search of the giant Varanus lizard – an escapade that inspired the 1933 film King Kong. Upon arrival we’ll disembark our boat and begin our trek to the lair of this ancient and near mythical creature. Measuring up to 3 metres and weighing up to 150kg, they are one of the most fascinating and prehistoric beasts on the planet. The islands themselves are untamed areas of wild natural beauty surrounded by a brilliantly blue seascape. After your trek, we will provide time for you to relax on the near deserted beaches with their delightful coral gardens. A visit to Kelor and Bidadari Island will also be possible for the ultimate island hopping and exploration extravaganza.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Labuan Bajo
Wednesday 12th July
Today we’ll return to the tropical island of Bali. Upon arrival we will transfer to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to relax.
Breakfast included. Overnight in Jimbaran
Thursday 13th July
Enjoy a half day tour of Bali. We will visit the Taman Ayun Temple in Mengwi. The temple provides a serene and extremely spiritual atmosphere. The temple is dedicated to the negative and positive forces in the universe and the relationship between both. Our tour will finish at the Tanah Lot temple where isolated temples celebrate the arrival of Hinduism to Bali. They stand at the intersection between the land and sea and you can hear the lapping of the Indian ocean against the cliffs. We will return to our hotel for dinner and one final evening to relax and let the sun set on your Indonesian odyssey.
Breakfast included. Overnight in Jimbaran
Friday 14th July
We will spend the morning relaxing on the beach in Jimbaran before a transfer to the airport for our flight home.
Saturday 15th July