INDONESIA TRIBAL ENCOUNTERS

  
visit asia - tours to asiaCode IT15D
Price £2,795 per person

April to September only

This is the tour for the adventurers who wish to encounter authentic villages and their deeply traditional tribes. Explore the extraordinary architecture and cultural heritage in Flores and discover stunning beauty of this island, the Komodo dragons homeland. Venture further to Sumba island to learn about fascinating Sumbanese tribal traditions, their megalithic tombs and stunning high-roofed huts. Complete the tour with a relaxing beach stay in Bali.

BALI - FLORES - KOMODO - SUMBA ISLAND

HIGHLIGHTS : KELIMUTU TRI-COLOURED LAKE, TRADITIONAL VILLAGES IN FLORES, KOMODO DRAGONS, SUMBANESE TRIBES, BALI BEACH RELAXATION.

Price includes : private car and English speaking local guides, hotels with daily breakfast, lunch at local restaurants, visits and boat excursions as mentioned, admission fees and internal flights.

Price excludes : international flights *, local airport tax, dinners other than mentioned in tour itinerary, optional visits, tipping and any service not specified.
* To make your holidays even more hassle free, we can purchase international flights on your behalf at competitive prices. Please call for more information

DAY 01 : Fly to Bali.

DAY 02 : BALI
Arrival in Bali and car transfer to Putri Santrian Resort on Sanur beach.
Rest of the day is for relaxation.

DAY 03 : BALI - ENDE – MONI (B/L/D)
visit asia - tours to asia Transfer to Denpasar airport domestic terminal for a flight to Ende Town in South East Flores.
In Ende visit to the House of Mr Sukarno - the world famous Indonesia Founder and the nation's Father. Lunch in a local restaurant before proceeding to Wolotopo, a typical coastal settlement of the Lio ethnic well known for their animistic shrine and Ikat (sarong) weaving skill. Then we drive up to the highland of Moni.
Dinner & overnight at Kelimutu Eco Lodge

DAY 04 : MONI – KELIMUTU – BAJAWA (B/L/-)
Early start in the morning with a car ride to the summit of mount Kelimutu. From here catch the amazing view of the magnificent three colours Lake. Lake Kelimutu made up of three crater lakes of different shapes and colours (Green, White & Brown) sitting side by side on the crest of the same volcano.
Breathe in the morning air and enjoy the sunrise before going back to hotel for breakfast. Depart by road towards Ende where we stop for lunch and also to see the blue stone at Naga Panda beach, then continue to Bajawa. En route stop at Penggajawa Beach where people collect blue pebbles for a living. Drive on to Wogo – the picturesque village with typical traditional houses.
Overnight stay in Bajawa at hotel Manulalu.

DAY 05 : BAJAWA AND SURROUNDING (B/L/-)
visit asia - tours to asia Today we have a full day sightseeing around Bajawa. First we will visit the beautiful Bena Traditional Village, then to Naru village with huge megalithic monuments. Lunch during visits.
In the afternoon, enjoy a hot spring bath in Soa, the best natural hot spring in Bajawa.
Overnight stay at hotel Manulalu.

DAY 06 : BAJAWA – RUTENG (B/L/-)
Check out from hotel, then heading west we travel by car to Ruteng. On the way stop at Aimere sub district to see the process of palm wine distillation. Taste the Sopi, a typical Flores local alcoholic drink. Next stop is at Borong beach for some relaxation then Rana Mese mountain Lake and Ruteng Pu’u traditional house of Manggarai. Lunch en route. Arrive in Ruteng in late afternoon.
Overnight stay at hotel FX72 hotel.

DAY 07 : RUTENG - LABUHAN BAJO (B/L/-)
Ruteng is a small town in the backbone of Flores neighbouring Ruteng Nature Conservation Park - the home to Ngkiong - the endemic singing birds. It is worth visiting the Park early in the morning to attend the nature’s concert of singing birds (weather permitting). There is also a newly popped up volcano in the park.
Depart by road to Labuan Bajo stopping at Cara village in Cancar area to see the unexposed world wonder - the Lingko - the spider web shaped rice fields. It is probably the only rice field as such which ever exists on earth. Then continue to Melo traditional village from where we could have a nice view over Labuan Bajo.
Arrival in Labuan Bajo in the afternoon.
Overnight stay at Bintang Flores Hotel. visit asia - tours to asia visit asia - tours to asia

DAY 08 : LABUHAN BAJO – KOMODO ISLAND (B/L/D)
After breakfast we embark our wooden boat to Komodo Island, sailing an aprroximate 5 hours.
There are 5 main islands in Komodo park, namely Komodo Island, Rinca Island, Padar Island, Gili Motang, and Nusa Kode. There are also many tiny islands lying in between these islands. Among all these islands, only Komodo and Rinca are occupied. Here live the world's largest lizards, the Komodo Dragon. Besides the park is also home to the wild buffalo, horse, deer, boar and a variety of snake and bird species.
Arriving at Komodo island in early afternoon, we have a pleasant walk to Banunggulung ( 2 km ), the former feeding site of the dragon.
Visit Komodo Nature Park Museum before getting back on board sailing to Pantai Merah, the pink coloured sand beach with beautiful coral garden, good for swimming and snorkeling.
Dinner and overnight onboard your boat.

DAY 09 : KOMODO ISLAND – RINCA ISLAND – LABUHAN BAJO (B/L/-)
In the morning enjoy a leisurely cruise to Rinca Island (Approx 2.5 hours from Komodo Island).
Komodo Island and Rinca Island are the main islands where the dragons are living.
Arrival at Rinca at noon time, we disembark for a pleasant walk to the jungle of Rinca island. We will have a 2nd chance to see the dragons in their original habitat.
The Komodo dragon sits on the top of the food pyramid, they fed on all kinds of wildlife living in the park. The trail we are walking on is approx 40 minutes each way, most of the length are under the shade of vegetations.
The Komodo dragon is similar with the rest of the reptiles living on earth, they are cool blooded animal. They are mostly active in early morning and late afternoon when the temperature is not very high in their arid habitat. During the walk please strictly observe the park safety regulations and follow your park ranger's instructions.
visit asia - tours to asia visit asia - tours to asia Afterwards we will set sail back to Labuhan Bajo.
Overnight sStay at Bintang Flores hotel in Labuhan Bajo.

DAY 10 : LABUHAN BAJO – BALI – TAMBOLAKA (B/-/-)
Morning visit to the morning fish market of Labuan Bajo for scenes of fishermen downloading fish from their boats and taking them to the local market.
Then transfer to airport for a flight Bali by Wings Air (09.35 – 10.55).Connect with a Garuda flight (13.00 – 14.10) to Tambolaka town, West of Sumba Island.
Sumba island is one of the Lesser Sunda Island on the province of East Nusa Tenggara. It covers an area of approx 11,150 sq km, with the population of more than 760,000.
Sumba island is well known of the megalith culture remains which can be found in several old villages in this island.
Arrival at Tambolaka where starts a 2 hour scenic drive to the Sumba Nautil Hotel on the southwestern coast of the island.

DAY 11 : WAIKABUBAK (B/L/-)
After a leisurely breakfast at hotel we will visit Prai Ijing, Tarong And Waitabar Village near by Waikabubak, down to local market of Waikabubak and lunch during visits. Return to hotel for overnight.

DAY 12 : WAIKABUBAK – WAINGAPU (B/L/-)
visit asia - tours to asia After breakfast at Hotel, check out and overland transfer ( 13 km ) across the island to Waingapu in East Sumba.
On the way, we will stop at Pasunga village to see the Greatest stone Grave and the traditional houses of Sumbanese. Arrive in Waingapu, check-in to Elvin Hotel or Similar.
In the afternoon, we hit the road again to Pau and Rende Village (approx 2 hours drive) to see the Kingdom of Greatest stone grave and some of the traditional houses built from Buffalo skin.
Then to Melolo village passing by endless beautiful grass fields. Lunch during visits.
Afternoon return to Hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 13 : WAINGAPU – BALI (B/-/-)
Leisurely breakfast at hotel. At the appropriate time, transfer to the airport for flight back to Bali by Nam Air (12.00 – 13.15).
Arrival in Bali, transfer to Segara Village.

DAY 14 : BALI (B/-/-)
Day at leisure staying at Segara Village on bed & breakfast basis.

Day 15 : DEPARTURE (B/-/-)
In due time transfer to airport for flight home.