Flores trip is exemplary and can be customised. It will be organized with one of our partners, please, submit a request to Dive Together at least 2 weeks before your travel.
Labuan Bajo – Ruteng; night in a hotel
A fishermen’s market in Labuan Bajo (here is a great opportunity to buy fruits before the travel – not only fish is available!). Then you will visit a tahu factory (tofu factory), a fascinating place where tofu is produced since centuries according to the same process.
After the visit you will head to the mountains, passing by the monsoon rain forest and admiring unforgettable views of Flores. You can choose to see one of the attractions (unfortunately there is no time to see both, so you need to agree beforehand, which one is more interesting for you):
- traditional dance caci – it is a fight from the Manggari region – and other regional dances
- trekking to the waterfalls in the forest, you will be passing through very pictoresque rice fields. On the spot there is a possibility of bathing. As the bus is not able to get there, you will be taken by boat taxis. Time to arrive to the waterfalls is about 40 min, first you get down to the valley, then you need to climb
The following attraction will be Lembor – it is a central point of rice production on Flores. If you are lucky, you can see the details of rice production. Then you will be heading to Lingko – there are traditional Manggari rice fields in the shape of a spider web.
You will finish the day one visiting Manggari village in Ruteng.
Ruteng – Bajawa, night in a hotel
If you are interested to see another market, you can get to the market in Ruteng, that depends of the planification. If not, you will be heading to the crater lake Ranamese, the legend says that this lake is full of ghosts. Would you take a swim?
After the lake you will visit sopi factory (arrack, alcohol) in Aimere. It the time allows, a short beach time.
Then you will get to the bus and start to climb the serpentins to reach Bajawa and from there you will get on approximately 3 h trekking to Wowomuda, remains of the quite recent volcano activity (2001).
Walking to Wowomuda you will have opportunity to make yourself photos with Ebulobo and Inerie volcanoes.
Bajawa – Moni, night in a hotel
In the morning – a visit of Luba and Bena villages, a walk inside. These villages belong to the old matriarchal tribe Ngada and make strong impression on visitors.
The following place will be Ende, with is stunning beach of blue stones. You can take one as a souvenir!
Ende, blue stones beach
Before gettingto the hotel in Moni, there is a possibility to stop in a traditional village Lio.
The day will be starting very early, because the travel will start before the sunrise. You will be heading to Kelimutu, famous of its volcano with 3 lakes of 3 different colours (to get there you will walk for 20-30 minutes, to get to the summit). There you will admire the sunrise.
After this incredible experience you will get back down to the hotel for breakfast.
The travel will continue through the market of Wolowaru, beach of Paka and village Sikka – the village where Portuguese arrived for the first time at the beginning of XVII century and the place where kings of Sikka lived. You will be invited to watch the process of weaving of ikats.
Transport to Maumere and a night in the hotel.
During the whole travel you will have incredible landscapes; on volcanoes, beaches and local villages.