Flores Komodo Photo Tours is a program for expert and newbie photographer who wants explore and capture Flores, and Komodo and all natives along.
Duration : 9 Days/ 8 Nights
Price per person: USD 1.390 per person
Day 1: Denpasar – Ende – Moni (B/L/D)
Arrival at the Airport of Ende. Our English speaking guide will pick you up at the airport and will take you directly to your hotel in Moni (2 hours). Dinner and overnight at Kelimutu Moni Eco Lodge.
Day 2: Moni – Kelimutu Lakes – Bajawa (B/L/D)
The trip will star at 04.30 in the morning by car to the three colored lakes of Kelimutu, one of the most spectacular and mysterious sights in Indonesia. You will witness a beautiful sunrise. The perfect surrounding for taking impressive pictures. Thereafter you return to the hotel and have breakfast. You continue your trip to Bajawa with some stops on the way, i.e. the blue stoned beach of Nanga Panda and Soa. Dinner at Lucas Restaurant and overnight at Sanian Hotel or Villa Silverin.
Day 3: Bajawa – Ruteng (B/L/D)
In the morning at 5 am the car takes you to Wolo Bobo, a great scenery to take a photo of the sunrise and the landscape. After having breakfast in the hotel, you will visit the traditional village of Bena and the Ngada tribes, located on the slope of Mount Inerie. The trip continues via Aimere the centre of “Arak”-production, and Borong (lunch) to Ruteng. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at MBC Susteran Guesthouse in Ruteng.
Day 4: Ruteng – Denge (B/L/D)
Take the time in early morning after breakfast you start the trip to discover the southern part of Manggarai. At first you visit Golo Cara village, the best place to take a picture of rice fields in the shape of a spiderweb. Afterwards you continue to Narang to do a soft trekking along rice fields and enjoy the beautiful landscape near Narang village. Lunch will be provided at the house of a local family in Narang. In the afternoon you will drive along the southtern costal via Iteng and Dintor to Denge (some stops are possible en route to take pictures). Dinner and overnight at Family house in Denge.
Day 5: Denge – Wae Rebo Village (B/L/D)
You will start a spectacular hike after breakfast about 3 hours to the Wae Rebo village, with the most authentic housing of Manggaraian culture, which is located about 1100m above sea level, in the middle of mountain area. The perfect surrounding for unique pictures. You will reach the village at noon and have lunch there. In the afternoon you have the chance to get in touch with the indigenous people and experience their culture and lifestyle. Or you can enjoy and discover the great natural surrounding by going for another walk. Dinner and overnight will be at the local villager’s visitor house. Sleeping mattresses will be provided.
Day 6: Wae Rebo – Denge – Labuan Bajo (B/L/D)
After the breakfast in Wae Rebo, you hike down to Denge again. Lunch then will be provided in Denge, Thereafter you continue to Labuan Bajo where you arrive in the evening time. Some stops on the way are possible. Dinner and overnight at Puri Sari Beach Hotel.
Day 7: Labuan Bajo – Rinca – Komodo Island (B/L/D)
Departure from hotel, transfer to the habbor of Labuan Bajo, Cross by boat to Rinca island, for about 2 hours. Once you arrived at Rinca Island, take a trekking for 2 hours. that is the best opportunity to see the unique dragons and their prey, passing the dragon nests and out into the sunshine across an exposed Savannah studded with lontar palms. Reaching the top of the exposed slopes you will be rewarded with breathtaking views. The exotic nature, wildlife and the panoramic views provide a spectacular backdrop for unique pictures. Return to the boat and proceed to Kambing Island to enjoy the beautiful beach by swimming, snorkeling or by just laying back and relax. In the afternoon you will anchor close to Komodo Island. Dinner and overnight on boat.
Day 8: Komodo Island – Pink Beach – Labuan Bajo (B/L/D)
In the morning, take a medium trek for 1.5 hours in Komodo, Passing a waterhole you might see some Timor Deer, wild Pigs and again the Komodo Dragons posing for your camera. You will climb Sulphurea Hill and Frigate Hill, where a magnificent view across the islands, bays and beaches awaits.After the hike you return to the boat and proceed to the Pink Beach. This peculiar beach gets its color from red coral fragments. It is definitely a great place to spend some time by just laying back or enjoying the spectacular underwater world by snorkeling. In the afternoon you sail back to Labuan Bajo. Dinner and overnight at Puri Sari Beach Hotel or similar.
Day 9: Labuan Bajo – Denpasar (B/-/-)
Free program in the morning before we provide transfer to the airport for the flight back to Denpasar.
Accommodation with meals (B/L/D)
English speaking guide
Boat as per itinerary
Air conditioned car for during tours and transfers
Entrance fee, Camera fee, Snorkeling fee and Ranger the park
Price does not include:
Flight from and back to Denpasar, by Garuda Indonesia,
Round trip ticket price: USD 240
Insurance, snorkeling gear
Drinks , personal expenses and Tipping.
WHAT TO BRING:
Dress is casual. Clothing should be light, preferably cotton with at least one long sleeved shirt and pants. Bathing suit, thongs or sandals and sneakers or walking boots, lots of film, camera, replacement batteries, and spares. Bring one light sweater or jacket as it can get cool in the highlands. Also bring sun-screen, insect repellent, sunglasses, sunhat, swimmers.