Not as far from us as Caribbeans but equally beautiful, Indonesian Archipelago is an irresistible kaleidoscope of places filled with nature wonders. The count is endless here, so each trip we stand with difficult choices. This trip, dedicated to encounter deadly Komodo Dragons at their habitat of Indonesian Archipelago, however our feet and boat will take us much further - to three colored volcanic lakes, flying foxes and tribal villages. See our last trips in 2016 & 2017:
Here is one of our signature trails...
Day 1 / NOV 30 Meeting in Bali for a morning flight to Flores.
Transfer to the beautiful lodge at the steps of Kelimutu, rest and short hike in the nearby villages, overnight in lodge.
Day 2 / DEC 01 Exploration of Kelimutu volcano
You may be thinking you re dreaming but its all for real... The sunrise from peak of Kelimutu (1,639 mtrs) overlooking the caldera of three colored lake is nature wonder on its own, unwritten category. The color candy of lakes waters from blue to cold-steel grey, reflecting the early sun rays is mixed mere fogs and clouds...
Once we reach the peak for sunset we will continue hike behind the volcano for few hours before we come back to the lodge.
Day 3 / DEC 02 Cycling jungles of Kelimutu & tribal village of Moni
Cycling in the nearby villages for half day, after lunch check out and leave to Ende, on the way visiting tribal village of Moni. Overnight in Ende.
Day 4 / DEC 03 Sailing starts!
Labuan Bajo, sailing starts.
In the morning flight to Labuan Bajo and finally board a private pirate sailboat that will be our home for the next three nights.
The boat has a wonderful top deck for lounging, sunbathing, and offers great views of the island chains. In the morning, we will be passing uncounted islands. We will have lunch on the boat at the port of Rincca Island. In the early afternoon, we will enter the national park on Rinca and get our first views of the Komodo Dragons. We will do a trek through the grasslands, looking for the infamous dragons in their natural habitat. The impressive 10 feet long lizards hunt their prey by biting them once, and waiting for the infection to set in and cause death. After our exploration of the island, we will head by boat to dock for the evening in a bay surrounded by mangroves.
Day 5 / DEC 04 Komodo Island - Chase the Dragon!!!
We will visit the island of Komodo in the morning and take a trek on a jungle trail, chasing the dragons and an endless array of flora and fauna. We will get back on the boat for lunch and sail for an hour to a great afternoon of snorkeling in one of the most diverse underwater ecosystems in the world. The Coral Triangle stretches from Sulawesi to Papua and Flores. It is known for having the highest biodiversity of marine life on earth. We will spend the night in a quiet bay after snorkeling.
We will not even think about trying this....
Later in the afternoon we will dock into the fisherman village to meet the locals and watch sunset from the top deck between two islands where thousandss of flying foxes (giant bats with doglike heads) arise from the mangroves for night feeding.
Day 6 / DEC 05 Komodo – Labuan Bajo
The boat heads back to Labuan Bajo for couple of hours we ll enjoy the breeze, blue waters and green islands. On the way we will stop by on crystal clear beaches for snorkelling with 2 mtrs mantas and enjoy last day of pirating.
Day 7 / DEC 06 Labuan Bajo – Bali
Check out from the boat and connecting flight back to Bali. It’s the time to say goodbye to the gorgeous islands and get back home...
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Activity: hiking, sailing, cycling,
Accomo / meals: hotels, lodges, sailing boat, meals included
Approx cost: 6600 aed incl 3 internal flights, excl. international flights.
Baggage allowance: Internal flights have check-in baggage allowance of 10kg, you will need to pay for extra if you exceed this weight.
Recommended international flights: Direct Emirates DXB-DPS.
International flights are not included in trip budget, timing is up to you. Meeting point is DPS airport on NOV 30, 9AM. Recommended departure after 4PM on DEC 06. Trip ends DEC 06 in DPS at 11AM.
Specifically excluded: visa, insurance. Most of the nationalities have visa free entry. It is your responsibility to reassure the admission to the country, info here. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_policy_of_Indonesia)
See yah at the islands x
Piotr[masked] / [masked]