Flores Road Trip

South to Southeast (East Nusa Tenggara) - Indonesia

Only 840€ per week!

Get to visit and experience vastly distinctive regions and explore the major hotspots of this exotic island country!

This touristic environment will meet every divers and snorkelers expectation with its countless reefs, drop-offs, walls and channels. You can explore the amazing flora and fauna of the world’s richest environments, while seeing the culture and traditions of the locals in various traditional villages. This is your journey through the changing landscape of Flores islands!

Culture
Learning
Leisure
Community Engagement
Physical Demand





Program Description

This 2 week action packed adventure start from Labuan Bajo and takes you along the amazing journey in the island.

Enjoy the green pastures and the lush countryside whilst driving along the coral coast with breathtaking views of white sandy beaches along the way. Explore the Komodo National Park and its unique wildlife. See the beauty of the rich marine life. Do bird watching in Mount Mbeliling. Visit traditional villages including Wae Rebo village and Spider rice fields. Visit Tengkulese waterfall and much more.

Aims & Objectives

The aim of this program is take you to the most picturesque and amazing hotspots in Flores.

Schedule

Week 1

Day 1: Monday

Introduction to the program

Learn the Do’s and Don’ts

Do a city tour and explore the neighbourhood

Dinner at Labuan Bajo Night streets

Day 2: Tuesday

Boat ride to Rinca island

Visit the Komodo National Park in the Rinca Island

Snorkeling at the Kanawa  island/ Kelor island/ Pincerare spot

Day 3: Wednesday

Boat ride to Komodo island

Visit the Komodo National Park in the Komodo Island

Visit the Pink beach

Snorkeling at the Padar beach

Day 4: Thursday

Trekking in Mount Mbeliling and bird watching

Visit and swim at Cunca Wulang Waterfall

Visit Spider Rice Fields

Day 5: Friday

Visit and swim in Tengkulese Waterfall

Trekking to Wae Rebo Village, traditional village

Day 6: Saturday

Trekking down from the Wae Rebo Village

Visit Hobbit Cave

Day 7: Sunday

Sightseeing tour in Ranamese Crater Lake

Aimerae Village

Week 2

Day 8: Monday

Visit Traditional House of Ngadhu Bhaga

Visit Bena Village

Day 9: Tuesday

Trekking to Wawomuda Lake

Visit Penggajawa Blue stone

Day 10: Wednesday

Visit Soekarno Museum (1st president)

Trekking at Detusoko Rice field

Day 11: Thursday

Trekking at Kelimutu Three Color lakes

Visit Wolowaru Traditional House

Day 12: Friday

Visit Moni Village

Visit Maumere Old Church

Day 13: Saturday

Visit Watublapi Village

Visit Wuring Village

Day 14: Sunday

Saying goodbye to the local team.

Leave the accommodation and take a taxi to the Maumere airport (Frans Xavier Seda Airport) for your departure flight.

   Note:   This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age: 18

Maximum age: 65

Minimum English level: Basic

CRB required: On Signup

Passport copy required: On Signup

Resume copy required: No

Required qualification: None

Additional Requirements

No additional requirements.

Additional Equipment

Personal Medicines

Hiking shoes/ Sturdy walking shoes

Water bottle

Hat/Sunglasses

Thick socks are highly recommended

Sunscreen

Insect repellent

Location

Your accommodation will be in a dorm style room on sharing basis in East Nusa Tenggara. East Nusa Tenggara has so much to offer from adventure, nature to prehistoric heritage sites, traditional villages and cultural events including some of the world’s most exotic marine life.

About the Accommodation

You can expect to share a room (dormitory style) on single gender basis in hotels as well as guesthouses. The bathroom is shared and western style lavatories are available.

Food Arrangements

Indonesian food is tasty and diverse and you can expect to experience a myriad of flavors and meals during your stay. Typical dishes included Mie Goreng (fried noodles and vegetables), Nasi Goreng (fried rice and vegetables) or Gado Gado (mixed vegetables with a satay sauce). For those who do not eat meat, Indonesian cooking uses a lot of tofu and tempeh (soybeans), some western dishes would also be available. Breakfasts are varied and include pancakes, fresh fruit, toast etc.

Facilities

Facilities are available in and around each accommodation.

Activities & Events

No scheduled activities outside the program.

Sights & Surroundings

Since the weekends are free, you can go wherever you please and explore on your own.

Transportation

From this location we do not provide free transport to other locations.

Quick Facts

Name: Republic of Indonesia

Population: 255,461,700 (2015)

Capital: Jakarta

Language: Indonesian (official)

Currency: Indonesian rupiah (IDR)

Time zone: UTC +8

Country Information

Indonesia, a Southeast Asian nation made up of thousands of volcanic islands, is home to hundreds of ethnic groups speaking many different languages. It is known for its beaches, volcanoes and jungles sheltering elephants, tigers and Komodo dragons. On the island of Java lies Indonesia's vibrant, sprawling capital, Jakarta, and the city of Yogyakarta, known for gamelan music and traditional puppetry.

Bali

Dubbed the Island of the Gods, Bali is one of the more than 17,000 islands that make up the Indonesian archipelago. Due to its location off the coast from the mainland and unique culture and religion from the rest of the country, Bali is often treated as a destination of its own, “if you’ve only been to Bali, you’ve never been to Indonesia”.

With its pristine beaches, its unspoilt waters ideal for surfing and diving, its lush mountains, its never-ending rice terrace and volcanic hillsides, its spiritually-infused culture and more, Bali has quickly become a must-visit and it often makes its way on everyone’s bucket list.

Flores

Flores is located in the East Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia. It has adventure, eco-tours, and mountain climbing interspersed with visits to prehistoric heritage sites, traditional villages and cultural events. It has some of the world’s most exotic marine life. And if you want to see the famous Komodo Dragons alive, this is the only place in the whole world which gives you the experience. You can visit  the Komodo dragons in their natural habitats in the Komodo National Park islands. Here you will witness the natural treasures still trying to survive in their purest forms.

Flores is a multi-religious and multi-cultural island where 60% of the people are Christian, 20% Islamic and 20% Hindus and Buddhists. The holidays for Flores are similar to the general Indonesian calendar.

Flores, though one of the main islands in Indonesia, is still trying to keep up with the rest of the country. Evidently, its exceptional natural treasures need more care and its warm hearted people need more support.

Climate

Temperatures are pleasant, varying from 20-33 degrees celsius year-round. The monsoon season strikes in November and makes its way until March, bringing in humidity and a significant amount of rain. However, this usually does not stop people from visiting, as the rain usually begins in the late afternoons and evenings, meaning the daytime remains sun-filled. From June to September, the weather is dry and there is not too much humidity in the air.

Culture

Indonesia is a haven for customs and this can be seen in every corner of the islands. Not to mention the fact that these islands themselves have their own traditions and customs which are different from one another.

A good example of this can be experienced in Bali, where small offerings containing flowers, rice and even cigarettes (sesajen) are found in every house, restaurants, stalls and even at the check-in desks at airports. The offerings are set with burning incense sticks and sprinkled with holy water three times a day before every meal.

There are roughly 20,000 temples spread around the island of Bali and, because the Balinese are masters of sculpture, the temples are guarded with statues of gods and goddesses.

Keep, in mind, however, that the Hinduism you will see in Bali is often different than the one seen in India.

Transportation

By bus

Perama buses are the most famous company that will transport you around Bali and other parts of Indonesia. Another popular company is Trans Sarbagita, which are comfortable and air conditioned and stop on bus stops on road curbs. We highly recommend booking at least one day in advance to make sure there is a seat for you. Moreover, there are shuttle buses (called “Bemos”) between Bali’s most popular destinations.

By Taxi

Taxis are a common way to get around. Blue Bird/Bali Taksi are regarded as one of the most reliable companies. Taxis are metered and the drivers are often able to speak good enough English to understand you. They also have a waiting service, which means they will wait for you while you go sightseeing and take you back home (for an extra charge, of course), if you wish to.

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