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Tropical Rinca Island Excursion
(5Days/4Nights)

Pick up from Ende

Tour Code: FLR-39 Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights

Explore Flores by visiting popular tourist destinations such as the colourful lakes at Kelimutu Volcano, Bajawa tribe at Bena Village, Rinca Island and Batu Cermin Cave

Highlights:

  • View the Beautiful three Coloured Crater Lakes at Kelimutu Volcano
  • Learn About the Culture and Everyday Lives of the Bajawa Tribes at Bena Village
  • Trek Through Rinca Island and see Komodo Dragons
  • Marvel at the Mirror-like Effect at Batu Cermin Cave

Tour Description:

Day 1 – Denpasar / Ende / Moni

Arrive at Ende and meet with your tour guide then proceed to Moni by car. En route, make a stop at Detusoko area to get an amazing view of wide expanses of the terrace rice fields where it's setting on the slope. Once you arrive at Moni, you’ll check into your hotel and rest before a busy day the next day.

Day 2 – Moni / Kelimutu / Bajawa

Start your day bright and early in the morning to travel to Kelimutu for a beautiful sunrise view. The Kelimutu volcano is famous for its magnificent three coloured crater lakes. These popular tourist destinations are created when different salts and oxides in suspension giving the lakes its colourful hue ranging from blue to an intense red. Then you’ll also get to visit the Saga or Wologai village. You’ll get to observe their daily lives and learn more about their culture. You’ll be served lunch at Ende before continuing on to Bajawa. You’ll make a stop at Penggajawa Blue Stone beach where its made up entirely made up of turquoise, blue and reddish stones. These colourful stones are collected by locals to be sold to buyers or collectors.

Day 3 – Bajawa / Ruteng

After having breakfast at the hotel make your way to the traditional village of Bajawa tribes. You’ll visit Bena, the megalithic village where people do preserve their ancestral spirits. The village features beautiful stone formations, ancestral shrines and traditional houses, you’ll be able to learn a lot about their culture during your visit there. Another stop will be made at the slope of Inerie, an active volcano, for some photo opportunities. Lunch will be provided while you are on your way to Ruteng. En route to Ruteng, you’ll make a stop at Aimere village to see an ‘arak’ distillation and fresh palm juice tapping. Another stop will be made at ‘Ranamese’ Lake to get a breathtaking view of Mt. Inerie which is an active volcano. Then you’ll arrive at Ruteng, a small town which is the capital city of Manggarai Regency where a major Manggarainese tribe used to be.

Day 4 – Ruteng / Labuan Bajo / Rinca / Labuan Bajo

Start your day with a drive to Labuan Bajo and make some stops on the way. Your first stop will be at Lembor area to see the unexposed world wonder, “Lingko” which is a large rice field that was shaped like a spider web. Once you’ve arrived at Labuan Bajo then get transferred to Rinca Island. After a two-and-a-half-hour boat ride, you’ll arrive at Komodo Island where you’ll start trekking through the dry forest. Explore the island with the help of a local ranger and look out for wildlife sightings such as the infamous Komodo dragon, deer, wild buffalo or long-tailed macaque. Then take a late afternoon sail to Kalong Rinca Island where you can witness hundreds of flying foxes emerge from the mangrove trees once the sun sets. Then sail back to Labuan Bajo for a delicious dinner and a good night’s rest.

Day 5 – Labuan Bajo

After breakfast take a short sightseeing trip to the city with a visit to Batu Cermin (Mirror Stone) Cave. This limestone cave has reflective and smooth stone walls on the inside. When light shines through a large opening in the cave it will bounce off the walls, creating the mirror effect. Your next stop is a visit to the local market to do some souvenir shopping before having to head to the airport to catch your flight to Denpasar.

Cancellation Policy:

  • 50% of the total package price will be incurred as cancellation fees once the tour has been confirmed
  • No refunds for cancellations made within 2 weeks of tour date

Pick-Up Time:

  • 9:30 am to 10:00 am

What's Included:

  • English-Speaking Guide
  • Transfer and Tours as per the Itinerary
  • Full board meals: Four (4) Breakfasts, Four (4) Lunches & Four (4) Dinners
  • One (1) Night Accommodation at Kelimutu Ecolodge/ Bintang Hotel
  • One (1) Night Accommodation at Sanian or Manulalu B&B
  • One (1) Night Accommodation at St Maria Berduka Cita Guest House/ Sinda Hotel
  • One (1) Night Accommodation at Laprima Hotel/ Purisari Hotel
  • Private Charter AC Land Car
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Ranger Fee
  • Refreshments and Porter
  • Conservation Fund at Kelimutu National Park

What's Not Included:

  • Any Items Not Mentioned
  • Return Airfare Ticket From/To Denpasar
  • Airport Tax
  • Camera Fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any Personal Expenses such as: Laundry Services, Phone Call, Tipping, Soft / Alcoholic Drinks

Additional Information:

  • Accommodations are subject to availability. Prices shown are based on two(2) pax. For solo and group travellers, please check with Adventoro Concierge (Call / Whatsapp +6010 468 8011)
  • The pick-up from the beginning of the tour will be at Ende while the drop off at the end of the tour is at Labuhan Bajo
  • You are advised to bring: small size of luggage, sweater / jacket, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, trekking shoes (sport shoes), towel, change of clothes, swimming suit, extra films, extra replacement batteries for camera, cash money for personal expenses, airport tax, beverages, camera or handy cam
  • Transfer duration above are estimated and subject to traffic and weather condition, and not inclusive of any sightseeing tours
  • Please adhere to strict pick-up time punctuality. Tour operators may forfeit tours for travellers if no-show during stipulated time
  • Registered name of the traveller must be corresponding with photograph documentation (Example: Passport). Tour operators reserve the right to reject if registered traveller fails to provide photographed documentation of their own

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List of Location(s):

    Pick up is also available for other location(s) under the vicinity of Ende. For more information, please contact Adventoro's concierge service.

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