Komodo & Flores Adventure

9 Days | Encounter Komodo dragons as you explore Flores Island

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Discover charming island life on a tour across Flores – Indonesia's ‘Flower Island’. On this nine-day trip, you’ll hike to Mt Kelimutu at sunrise, soak in the Mengeruda Hot Springs, visit a remote village in Wae Rebo and walk through the spiderweb rice terraces. Spend two days sailing through the Komodo Islands and hike to the top for amazing views, swim at Pink Beach and see the home of the Komodo dragon up close. Exploring one of Indonesia’s less-touristed islands, this is one adventure you’ll remember for years, taking the road less travelled and experiencing the unique culture and hospitality of Flores along the way.

Trip overview

Map of Komodo & Flores Adventure including Indonesia
Start
Mt. Kelimutu National Park, Indonesia
Finish
Labuan Bajo, Indonesia
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Indonesia
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
TISK
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Explore the Indonesian island of Flores and immerse yourself in the local culture and stunning natural surroundings.
  • Hike to the Mt Kelimutu viewpoint at sunrise and watch its dazzling red, blue and green crater lakes shift colour as the sun crests the horizon.
  • Walk through lush rainforests to the isolated village Wae Rebo. Spend a night in a traditional conical hut with the local community and experience their warm hospitality and traditional village life.
  • Sail and island hop across the Komodo National Park islands, snorkelling, swimming, island hiking and watching stunning sunsets – the perfect sailing experience.
  • Journey across Komodo Island in search of Komodo dragons – keep your eyes peeled for these prehistoric creatures wandering the landscape.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll learn about our Intrepid Foundation partner, Coral Triangle Center Foundation. Donations help expand their coral restoration project and support their educational outreach activities for local schools in Nusa Penida. Intrepid will double the impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.

Is this trip right for you?
  • There are some long travel days on this trip. We will be 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, and to bring some medication if you are prone to carsickness.
  • Accommodation in general in Flores is more basic than you would experience in Bali as tourism is still developing. There are some nights there hot shower is not available and the rooms will be multi-share. This is, of course, a small price to pay for the chance to venture off the well-beaten tourist path.
  • You will need to be a confident swimmer to participate in this trip’s included snorkelling activity. Those who don't wish to snorkel can choose to spend time on the boat or beach instead.
  • There are some included treks so good fitness and suitable footwear is required. See the itinerary for more detail.

Itinerary

Map of Komodo & Flores Adventure including Indonesia

Inclusions

Meals

8 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, Boat

Accommodation

Hotel (5 nights), Guest House (1 night), Homestay (1 night), Overnight Boat (1 night)

Activities
  • Bajawa - Mengeruda Hot Springs
  • Kelimutu National Park - Sunrise trek to Mt Kelimutu viewpoint
  • Bena - Ngada villages tour
  • Ruteng - Cancar "Spider Web" rice fields
  • Wae Rebo - Denge to Wae Rebo trek
  • Wae Rebo - Welcome ceremony
  • Komodo National Park - Kelor Island hiking
  • Komodo National Park - Kalong Island sunset
  • Komodo National Park - Komodo Islands sailing
  • Komodo National Park - Manjarite Island snorkelling
  • Komodo National Park - Padar Island hiking
  • Komodo National Park - Pink Beach snorkelling
  • Komodo National Park - Komodo Dragon hiking

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Important notes

1. A complimentary arrival transfer is included from Ende airport to the start point hotel in Mt. Kelimutu National Park. Please make sure you provide your flight details no later than 2 weeks prior to travel. You may share the transfer with other group members depending on the time of arrival. The transfer time to your hotel will be about 1.5 hours.
2. A single supplement is bookable for this trip. Due to the basic infrastructure and limited facilities on the island, it's only available for Day 3 and Day 6&8. Please speak to your booking agent if you need more information.

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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 5 reviews submitted.
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Helen · Traveled June 2024
Yohanes was a great leader. Long days of driving steep, twisty and narrow roads were offset by the lovely time snorkeling from the boat. We had a very enthusiastic group of fellow travellers who made the trip extra special.
Review submitted 20 Jun 2024

Mike · Traveled June 2024
What a delightful place Flores is. People are very friendly and welcoming. The scenery is spectacularly mountainous although more arid in the west. Be prepared for long days of travel on the comfortable bus, which due to the terrain, tends to travel at 30kph outside of towns. It is noticeably less tourist focused outside of Labuan Bajo. We have recommended additional time exploring village life. Some fascinating cultural experiences along the way and the overnight stay in the large, air-conditioned boat with spectacular snorkeling made for a great way to finish off the trip. Many thanks to our caring guide Yohanes, who was focused on making the most of our time together and sorted out all the logistics behind the scenes.
Review submitted 24 Jun 2024

Svetla · Traveled June 2024
I had eight unforgettable days during the "Komodo and Flores Adventure" trip: our guide Yohanes, ten very enthusiastic travelers, the itinerary, and the weather were all in perfect harmony, as is fitting for Indonesia.
Review submitted 28 Jun 2024

Carolynn · Traveled May 2024
Komodo and Flores Adventure 12 May 2024. An excellent trip, lots of variety, highlights Wae Rebo overnight stay and the boat trip around Komodo Islands. Seeing the dragons up close in their own environment was just amazing. Our group got along really well and our leader Yohanes was excellent. He always had a smile and he would do his utmost to ensure we all had a truly memorable trip. Our driver driver Eamon was also excellent, handling any of the challenges of the road conditions with such skill. He was also very obliging helping with luggage and ensuring our safe boarding and exiting of the bus. He and Yohanes were an excellent team and censured everything ran smoothly.
Review submitted 27 May 2024

June · Traveled May 2024
A unique opportunity to see Komodo Dragons, and some of the most stunningly beautiful, unspoilt scenery I have ever had the privilege to visit. The Indonesian people were warm, welcoming and a joy to engage with.
Review submitted 03 Jun 2024
Komodo & Flores Adventure
From
GBP £1,314