If you’re looking to get in three of the Indonesian islands on a trip that combines proven highlights with off-the-beaten-path gems, you’re in the right place. Komodo is obviously well-known for its dragons (gigantic lizards, really, but who’s nit-picking?), but there’s so much more to the island – and neighbouring Flores – than just massive fauna. And when it comes to Bali – an island steeped in culture, excellent food, and talented artists – there are near-limitless pristine beaches, temples, and jungles to explore. With your€commodation and transport arranged by CEOs, this well-packed adventure offers up the perfect blend of the highlights and free time.
Day 1 Sanur
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Sanur/Moni (1B)
Hop on a plane to Ende and drive to your ecolodge in Moni, a lush hill town.
Day 3 Moni/Bajawa (1B)
Wake early and embark on a one hour hike to arrive at the Kelimutu crater lake viewpoint for sunrise. After breakfast leave for Bajawa. Stop on route at Blue Stone Beach for a lunch break (and possible swim!)
Day 4 Bajawa/Ruteng (1B, 1D)
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 region’s architecture and way of life. Afterward, a midday stop at Malanage Hot Springs will revitalize you on your lunch stop.
Day 5 Ruteng/Labuan Bajo (1B)
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.
Day 6 Labuan Bajo (1B)
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.
Day 7 Labuan Bajo (1B, 1L, 1D)
Sail to Rinca and Komodo islands in search of the famed Komodo Dragon and other wildlife.
Day 8 Labuan Bajo/Sanur (1B)
Catch a flight back to Bali. Enjoy another night in paradise.
Day 9 Sanur (1B)
Enjoy some free time in Sanur.
Day 10 Sanur/Munduk (1B, 1D)
Visit the Lake Danu Bratan Temple and take a walk through the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces before arriving at the guesthouse in Munduk. Enjoy some delicious Balinese cuisine.
Day 11 Munduk/Kintamani (1B)
Drive through lush rice fields and winding mountain roads to Kintamani, then take a dip in the local hot springs.
Day 12 Kintamani/Ubud (1B, 1L)
Opt for a sunrise hike to the top of Mt Batur before travelling to the cultural heart of Bali, stopping for lunch at the G Adventures supported-Bali Community Training Lunch Program. Arrive in Ubud in the late afternoon for an orientation walk and some free time.
Day 13 Ubud (1B)
Enjoy a free day to explore exactly what interests you in Ubud. Opt to visit the Monkey Forest, numerous temples, rice paddies, and markets. In the evening, opt to take in a traditional Kecak dance performance.
Day 14 Ubud/Candidasa (1B)
Visit Kerta Gosa, the historic court of justice, before the journey to Candidasa, a superb beach location perfect for relaxing.
Day 15 Candidasa (1B)
Continue exploring or relaxing on the beach—the choice is yours.
Day 16 Candidasa (1B)
Depart at any time.
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