Komodo – West Flores Birding Tour
Day 1 : Labuan Bajo – Ruteng (D)
Arrived in Komodo International Airport in Labuan Bajo, Flores. Drive to Ruteng, the capital of Manggarai Regency, a small town toward the western of Flores island, Indonesia. Make a short stop at Nte’er to see Flores Lorikeet (Leaf Lorikeer). The journey will take approximately 3 – 4 hours. Overnight at MBC Guest House – Ruteng. Dinner at local restaurant.
Day 2 : Lake Ranamese (B/L/D)
After breakfast we will drive to Ranamese lake , a part of Ruteng Nature reserve and conservation, It is an ideal place to do trekking and perfect place to do bird watching. Birds target: Bare-throated Whistler, Brown-caped Fantail, Flores Minivet, Red-cheeked Parrot, Pasific black Duck, and many more. Overnight at MBC Guest House – Ruteng. Dinner at local Restaurant
Day 3 : Golo Lusang – Pagal (B/L/D)
Start birding at Golo Lusang about 7 km from the town, to see Wallace’s scops-owl, Flores scops-owl, Bare-throated Whistler, Flores Minivet, and many more. Breakfast at Hotel, and then drive to Pagal to see Asian paradise Flycatcher, Chestnut-caped Trush, Grey-headed canary Flycatcher, Brown-caped Emerald Dove, and many more. All day will spend around this area. Overnight at MBC Guest House – Ruteng. Dinner at local Restaurant
Day 4 : Puar Lolo – Sano Nggoang (B/L/D)
In the early morning drive to Puar Lolo to do bird watching to see Flores Monarch, Flores Crow, Red-cheeked Parrot, Crested dark-eye, Cream-browed White-eye, Flores Hawk-Eagle, Asian paradise Flycatcher, and more. Afternoon drive to Sano Nggoang lake, the largest and deepest volcanic lake. It is located in Nunang Village. Hopefully we will see the and endemic bird species such as the native Flores crow and the Flores monarch. This is one of the reason why this 5,500 hectares area are proposed to become a protected area. The journey will take approximately 1 – 2 hours. Over night in home stay Sano Nggoang.
Day 5 : Lake Sano Nggoang – Labuan Bajo (B/L/D)
In the early morning, walking around the lake before drive to Werang to take the next trekking to Cunca Rami waterfall. Having relax there with natural pool before continue drive to Labuan bajo.
Dinner and overnight at Puri Sari beach Hotel
Day 6 : Komodo Island – Labuan Bajo (B/L/D)
Departure from hotel at 5am, transfer to the harbor and by boat cross to Komodo Island, The Komodo National Park which is located between Sumbawa and Flores by boat. The famous giant lizards, who are unique to Komodo National Park, are not only of great interest to tourists, we also can do snorkeling and bird watching in this park. Birds target: Yellow-crested Cockatoo, Black-naped Oriole, White-bellied sea-Eagle, Brahminy Kite, Beach knee, Crested Tern, Little Tern, Reef Egret, and more. We will back to Labuan Bajo in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Puri Sari beach Hotel
Day 7 : Labuan Bajo – end of tour
Morning free program at Hotel, before transfer to the airport.
- Ac car during tours and transfer
- Boat to Komodo
- Accommodation (based on a shared room),
- Meals which indicated on itinerary (B/L/D)
- Drink water, 2 bottle mineral water per day,
- Specialized bird watching guide.
- Entrance fee at the park and Ranger in Komodo
- Domestic Flights
- Porter fee
- Any kind of expenditures not mentioned on items included and incurred due to flight cancellation/delays or due other causes beyond our control (force majeure). Medical covers/insurance (vital)
What to bring:
- Mosquito repellent
- Trekking shoes
- Raincoat, sun block
Fitness: The trip suits all physically fit people. Walking is very necessary with some minimal climbing if any. However, preventive drugs and vaccinations will be necessary because malaria and other fevers are common in some places. Binoculars/scopes, good walking shoes/boots/sandals, rain gear (boots, umbrellas (this can be bought locally) and light clothing is important.