Journey to Indonesia's 'Flower Island' and discover a blissful oasis.
The many islands of Indonesia are scattered like gems across the Indian Ocean, hidden oases of tropical rainforests, wildlife and warm people ready to open their hearts and their homes to visitors. The islands are fantastical places where soaring volcanoes hold a fuming watch over charming seaside towns, and where ancient tribes keep their traditions in deep rainforest valleys. Hunt for legendary Komodo dragons, snorkel through colourful coral reefs, and walk across beaches of black, pink and white sands. Full of energy, charisma and plenty of shimmering sunlight, Indonesia’s “flower island” will leave with memories you’ll carry for a lifetime.
Explore the Indonesian island of Flores and experience the traditional ethnic cultures and beautiful natural surrounds
Climb Mt Kelimutu before sunrise and watch its dazzling crater lakes shift colour in the morning light
Pay a visit to the stunning 17 Islands Marine Park outside Riung and snorkel among the vibrant sealife and coral
Hike through lush rainforests to Wae Rebo. Meet the local community and spend a night in a traditional conical hut
Keep your eyes peeled on the lookout for prehistoric Komodo dragons on Komodo Island
There are some long travel days of driving by private transport (as there are no suitable public transport options available). Some of the roads can be quite bumpy as local infrastructure development is limited. We will make stops to break up the trip and it is a good idea to read or listen to music along the way.
Accommodation in general in Flores is more basic than you would experience in Bali as tourism is still developing. This is, of course, a small price to pay for the chance to venture off the well-beaten tourist path.
We have some very early mornings to make the most of our days, including a 2am start on Day 3 to see Mount Kelimutu at sunrise. Bring your alarm clock, and be prepared to catch up on sleep on the bus or boat.
The accommodation at Wae Rebo is basic village accommodation. Your group may join with other guests sleeping on floor mats inside the hut. There are no shower facilities for our overnight stay here.
There is an included snorkelling activity on this trip and you will need to be a confident swimmer to participate. Those who don't wish to snorkel can spend time on the boat or beach.
There are some included treks so good fitness and suitable footwear is required. See the itinerary for more detail.
A head torch will come in very handy on this trip for the early morning starts, sunrise trek and village stays.
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1. Please provide your full name & passport details exactly as per passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport), for internal flights. Ticketing fees may apply for amendments to details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases you will be required to cover the cost of issuing a new ticket.
2. A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip and excludes nights 3, 4, 6 (small hotels/ guesthouses) & 7 (homestay) where you will be in shared accommodation.
3. Return domestic flights from Sanur to Flores are included in the cost of your trip.
Our Komodo & Flores trips score an average of 5 out of 5 based on 6 reviews in the last year.
I will send along a blog post since I can't do justice to it here. Intrepid is amazing. Please promote more in So CA- everyone I have recommended comes back an Intrepid convert, compared to other small group travel trips they have taken. Thank you!
Review submitted 28 May 2017
This trip was a great insight into the real Indonesia. I enjoyed every moment of it in spite of early morning starts and rough roads. Passengers should read the full trip notes and assess their fitness level as this is an adventure - not a soft holiday. For Sydney readers, you should be able to walk on steep bush tracks in one of the national parks for a couple of hours in preparation for Wae Rebo. Bring suitable luggage as per the trip notes.
Review submitted 26 May 2017