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NUSA TENGGARA CULTURE & NATURE
KOMODO FLORES TIMOR SUMBA
16 DAYS / 15 NIGHTS
TOUR CODE : IGA-807
DAY 01: DENPASAR – LABUAN BAJO - RINCA
Upon arrival transfer to the harbor to board on the wooden boat to cross to Komodo island. Lunch will be provided on board. Overnight on board in Komodo area or at Ranger’s house.
DAY 02: RINCA – KOMODO – LABUAN BAJO
Early breakfast on board, start your trekking, walking through the typical dry forest to explore the Komodo dragon, island itself, wild animals and various species of tropical birds. You are sometime see wild buffalo, deer and boar. A local ranger will lead you to enter this nature preservation. On return to Labuan Bajo stop at Pantai Merah or Pink Beach for swimming and snorkeling. Late afternoon return to Labuan Bajo.
DAY 03: LABUAN BAJO - RUTENG
Morning free program. May take chance to swim and relaxed at swimming pool. Afternoon drive to Ruteng. En route visit Cara where one can witness Lingko – the spider web shaped rice fields. Dinner and overnight at hotel. Hotel Dahlia.
DAY 04: RUTENG - BAJAWA
Ruteng is a small town in the backbone of Flores and neighbour to the Ruteng Nature Conservation Park – the home of Ngkiong – the endemic of singing birds. It is worth to visit the park early in the morning to attend the nature’s concert of singing birds ( if no rain and strong wind ). There is also a newly popped up volcano in the park. Take your chance to have a closer look inti it. Drive afterwards to Bajawa with beautiful panoramic views. Take your chance for photo stops. The first stop will be at Ranamese – acrater lake with cloud forest. Lunch in Bajawa. Afternoon visit Wogo one of the big traditional village of Ngadha ethnic. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 05: BAJAWA
After breakfast, excursion to Bena passing through huge and gigantic bamboo plantation, picture Inerie volcano and take short walks in the vicinity. Arrive in Bena, see traditional houses and megalithic tombs, learn the meaning of Ngadhu and Bhaga symbolizing male and female of ancestral spirit. Back to Bajawa, lunch. Drive to Soa en route stop in Naru a village with huge meglithic monuments, arrive in Soa visit Mengeruda a hot water spring to dip in for relaxation.
DAY 06: BAJAWA - RIUNG
There is Nature Conservation Park in Riung mainly to protect the under water ecosystem. Take your chance to explore the small islets off shore – known for the beautiful coral garden with white sand beaches. There is also an island with unspoiled mangrove forests inhabited by thousands of huge fruit eating bats. Take your whole day program to explore and enjoy the Park. Picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at Pondok SVD.
DAY 07: RIUNG – ENDE – MONI
Morning drive to Ende, take some photo stops en route. It is worth to stop also at Penggajawa beach where locals collect blue pebbles for interinsular trading. Some of these stone will decorate hotel & resorts throughout the country. Upon arrival in Ende visit the Exile House of Mr. Sukarno – the world famous Indonsian Founding Father. Lunch in Ende. Afternoon drive towards Nuabosi until reach the vantage point to enjoy an aerial view of Ende town which fortified with volcanoes beautifully located in south coast of Flores. Proceed then to Wolotopo, a typical coastal settlement of Lio ethnic with animistic shrine and Ikat Weaving. Late afternoon drive to Moni with beutiful panoramic views. Dinner and overnight in Moni. Hotel Flores Sare.
DAY 08: MONI – KELIMUTU - MAUMERE
Early morning drive up to the three colored lake of Kelimutu, one of the Indonesia’s most mysterious and dramatic sights. The three lakes, set in deep craters at a height of 1.600 m. Down to Moni for breakfast, then continue to Maumere with stop at Lio hill tribes of Jopu and Ranggase, offers fine Ikat weaving, then the village of Wolowaru. Hotel SWCH.
DAY 09: MAUMERE - KUPANG
Morning free program and then transfer to the airport to catch flight to Kupang. Arrival Kupang transfer in and free program.
DAY 10: KOE – SOE - KEFAMANANU
Timor is the home of several ethnic groups who inhabit the mostly dry island. For centuries the island known for the fragrant trees – the Sandalwood which drove the Portuegese to occupy the land. Despite the very early contact with western civilization, the people are still very strong in keeping their old traditions and believe. The further inland you go the more chance you get to contact with the visit to Kupang Provincial Museum to give you ideas on the island. There are chances to stop en route, such as at the forest next to Soe where you can see the Sandalwood trees. Afternoon visit Oelolok the home of the former Raja of Insana. The area is famous for the Ikat and Supplementary Weaving known as Sotis, Lotis, and Buna. The women weave the sarongs under the umbrella shaped granaries.
DAY 11: KEFAMANANU - KUPANG
In the morning visit Kefamananu market and Maslete traditional village where you can see the animistic shrine. En route to Kupang stop in Soe for lunch and for those who are interested in collecting locally made souvenirs, Soe is a good place to stop such articles. Afternoon pay a visit to a family who is producing Sasando – the typical palm leaf made harp.
DAY 12: KUPANG - WAINGAPU
Breakfast at hotel. Morning free program. Then transfer to the airport. Upon arrival meeting service and transfer to hotel for lunch. Afternoon visit the traditional village of Prailiang. It is a beautiful ride through the savannah of the north coast of Sumba. There are buffaloes, cows and horses roaming the filed. The village is situated on the hilltop over viewing the valley of Mondu half cut by a river. Short walk to the village is a must. There are ten traditional houses but only six of them permanently occupied. Afternoon return to Hotel Merlyn.
DAY 13: WAINGAPU - WAIKABUBAK
In the morning drive to Waikabubak en route stop at Anakalang to see the huge and carved stone tombs. Afternoon visit the traditional villages around the town, such as Tarung, Waitabar and Paletilulu. Hotel New Sumba.
DAY 14: KODI EXCURSION
Visit the market (Sumba weekly market, West Sumba : Wednesday and East Sumba on Saturday ). After visiting market drive to Kodi – the area is known for the tall traditional houses and probably the tallest in the island. There are plantations of coffee, cashew nut, banana, and coconut and teak wood forest en route. Arrival Kodi area visit some villages such as : Ratengaro and Parona Baroro. Picnic lunch at Tossi Beach. Afternoon visit Bondo Kawangu and if possible meet the Pasola Priest in Tossi Village.
DAY 15: LAMBOYA - WANOKAKA
Early in the morning drive southward and then trek to Sodan - the village of Rato, the Pasola Priest of Lamboya. It is a walk with beautiful panoramic views, passing valley cut by a river with rice fields and roaming buffaloes. After meeting Rato walk down hill till reach the spot what we called SODAN POINT - from where one will view the beautiful Sodan valley furnished by villages with traditional houses soaring from coconut trees and garnished with snake bent Kadengar river. Trek along the valley until reach bridge at the other side and take car to Marossi beach for picnic lunch and get yourself refreshed by swimming or relaxing on the white sand beach. Afternoon return to Hotel en route stop at Pasola field of Lamboya
DAY 16: WAIKABUBAK – TAMBOLAKA - DENPASAR
Morning free program, till transfer to airport.
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