Let’s get it out of the way first: There’s no place like this place, anyplace. 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 — plus nearby Flores and Rinca — than just massive fauna. You’ll spend much of this nine-day trip on Flores, soaking in the beautiful scenery (including Mt Kelimutu, a volcanic crater full of vibrantly coloured water) and traditional ways of life amongst the local people. On a boat trip to Komodo and Rinca, look out for Komodo dragons and spot even more of the native wildlife. Ready to see the wild side of Indonesia?
Day 1 Sanur
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Sanur/Ende (1B)
Hop on a plane to Ende, and visit the multi-coloured volcanic crater lakes of Kelimutu.
Day 3 Ende/Bajawa (1B)
Travel to Bajawa, situated in the mountains, and enjoy the gorgeous views. In the afternoon, opt to visit Malanage Hot Springs.
Day 4 Bajawa (1B)
Head out to visit traditional villages in Ngada. Meet with local tribes and learn more about the region’s architecture and way of life.
Day 5 Bajawa/Ruteng (1B)
Drive inland to Ruteng and take in the stunning surrounding mountains. Check out the local markets in the area and eat some delicious local food. Opt to visit neighbouring Puu village.
Day 6 Ruteng/Labuan Bajo (1B)
Travel to Labuan Bajo, and explore this bustling harbour town with some free time. En route, opt for a quick hike to a viewpoint over the spider rice fields at Cancar.
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)
Depart at anytime.
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