Lets get it out of the way first: Theres no place like this place, anyplace. Komodo is obviously well-known for its dragons (gigantic lizards, really, but whos nit-picking?), but theres so much more to the island plus nearby Flores and Rinca than just massive fauna. Youll spend much of this nine-day trip on Flores soaking in the beautiful scenery (including Mt Kelimutu, a volcanic crater full of vibrantly coloured water) and traditional ways of life amongst the local people. On a boat trip to Komodo National Park (including Rinca), look out for Komodo dragons and spot even more of the native wildlife. Ready to see the wild side of Indonesia?
Arrive at any time.
Hop on a plane to Ende and drive to your ecolodge in Moni, a lush hill town.
Wake early and embark on a one hour hike to arrive at the Kelimutu crater lake viewpoint for sunrise. After breakfast leave for Bajawa. After lunch, take a revitalizing dip at Malanage Hot Springs.
Drive inland to Ruteng and take in the stunning surrounding mountains. Head out this morning to visit Bena, a traditional village in Ngada where you will meet with local tribes and learn more about the regions architecture and way of life.
Travel to Labuan Bajo, and explore this bustling harbour town with some free time. En route, take a quick hike to a viewpoint over the spider rice fields at Cancar.
Wake early this morning and head into the tropical jungle. When the car can go no further, an easy trek through the rainforest brings you to the beautiful Cunca Wulang Canyon. A jump into the waterfalls pools will you cool off.
Sail to Komodo National Park in search of the famed Komodo Dragon and other wildlife. Enjoy lunch and take the opportunity to snorkel. Return to Labuan Bajo as the sun sets with an included dinner on board.
Catch a flight back to Bali. Enjoy another night in paradise.
Depart at anytime.