Discovery of Flores and Komodo

This trip is made for couples, families with teenagers or groups of friends looking for nature and authenticity rather than comfort. This program from Labuan Bajo is accompanied by an English speaking driver on Flores and local guides for excursions. It will allow you to be immersed in the local culture on Flores between sharing moments with locals and hiking in nature to finish with a mini cruise of 3 days 2 nights in the Komodo archipelago to enjoy the underwater life.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Flores : Goa Rangko and Batu Cermin (L)

    Flores : Goa Rangko and Batu Cermin (L) Depending on your arrival time at Labuan Bajo, your English speaking driver will meet you at the airport. You have a short transfer to the port from where you embark to go to Roa Rangko Cave. Turquoise water, coral bottom, you enjoy a swim in this environment. After lunch on board, you return to the city for this time to discover the cave of Batu Cermin. You move to your hotel in the city center for the night. Free dinner, you can enjoy a grilled fish on the harbor not far from your hotel.

    - 30 min drive
    - 2h boat
    - Accommodation: Hotel in Labuan Bajo

  • Day 2 Flores: Refreshing hike and local village (B-L-D)

    Flores: Refreshing hike and local village (B-L-D) This morning, you take the road to Cunca Wulang. With a local guide, you first walk towards the Liang Rodak Chasm before reaching Wulang Canyon where you can swim. After the lunch break, you take the road towards the village of Pusut where you meet your hosts who introduce you to local crafts.

    - 2h30 drive
    - 2h walk
    -100m + / 100m-
    - Accommodation: homestay - simple comfort - bathroom with cold water to share

  • Day 3 Viewpoint over the rice fields and village of Wae rebo (B-L-D)

    Viewpoint over the rice fields and village of Wae rebo (B-L-D) This morning, you go for a short hike on the hill in front of the village where you have a breathtaking view of some spiderwebs rice fields. You then take the road to Ruteng to join your local guide who takes you to the village of Wae Rebo, in the heart of the country Mangarai. You meet the village chief before learning more about local rituals and traditions. You spend the night in the village sharing with the inhabitants.

    - 1h walk + 3h walk (+ 500m)
    - 3h30 drive
    - Accommodation: Homestay - simple comfort - bathroom with cold water to share

  • Day 4 Flores: From Wae Rebo to Labuan Bajo (B-L-D)

    Flores: From Wae Rebo to Labuan Bajo (B-L-D) In the morning, you share breakfast with locals before hike back to find your driver and take the road to Labuan Bajo. You arrive in the middle of the afternoon and can walk by yourself.

    - 3h walk (-500m)
    -5h of road
    - Accommodation: hotel in Labuan Bajo

  • Day 5 Discovery of the Komodo archipelago and first snorkelings (B-L-D)

    Discovery of the Komodo archipelago and first snorkelings (B-L-D) You have a short transfer to the port to board your Floating Hotel for the next few days. You start your navigation into the Komodo National Park, first snorkellings en route to discover the multicolored seabed! Meals on board and at sunset, you attend the flight of thousands of bats leaving the mangrove to eat on the island of Flores.

    - 15 minutes drive
    - Accommodation : on board - Simple comfort - 3 cabins with AC - Bathroom with cold water to share

  • Day 6 Rinca and Komodo Islands: Dragons Observation (B-L-D)

    Rinca and Komodo Islands: Dragons Observation (B-L-D) After breakfast, you arrive on Rinca Island to meet your first Komodo dragons during a walk with a local ranger, who will take you to a beautiful view of a part of the archipelago. You will then return to Komodo Island and the famous Pink Beach, named after the color of the sand, a mixture of red and white corals. In the afternoon, accompanied by a ranger on Komodo island this time, you walk to find other specimens of lizards, but also hinds, wild pigs and white parrots. Night at anchor.

    -2h walk + 1h walk
    -Accommodation : on board - Simple comfort - 3 cabins with AC - Bathroom with cold water to share

  • Day 7 From Manta Point to Labuan Bajo (B-L)

    From Manta Point to Labuan Bajo (B-L) Another beautiful snorkeling day. You start with Manta Point for if you're lucky, swim with the famous rays, turtles and sometimes some harmless coral sharks, then you continue to Kanawa, scorpion fish, humpback parrotfish and rays with blue dots are commun in this area. Then youhead back to Labuan Bajo in the early afternoon. Depending on the rest of your trip, transfer to your hotel or airport. End of our services.

Depending on weather conditions or logistical reasons, certain activities on the program may be reversed by your guide, driver or boat captain.

We work with a fleet of boats in the Komodo archipelago whose layout and comfort may vary. Each boat is unique and subject to availability at the time of booking.

Period & budget

When to travel?

The best period for travelling is during the following months:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Price

Price from 715  euros (min 4 people)

The budget is an indication of the price per person, subject to availability. Your local agent will send you a customized quote with the exact price. The price can vary according to availability, level of services, period of travel, number of participants, booking time frame and other items.

Included

 - 6 nights + breakfast
- All transport from the day 1 to the day 7
- Local english speaking guide from day 1 to day 7
- All the activities in the program
- Cruise of 3 days 2 nights with snorkeling gear
- Meals as indicated

Not included

- Flights
- Tips
- Drinks and 2 diners
- Optional activities and personal expenses
- Komodo National Park Fees

Terms and conditions

Booking conditions

Booking a trip with Altaï Indonesia implies acceptance of the terms and conditions of sale. Each customer is required to complete a registration form and, subject to availability at the time of registration, travellers are expected to pay a deposit of 30% of the total price to complete their booking. Payments can be made online or by bank transfer. You will receive an e-mail with your booking confirmation.

Invoice procedure

Once your booking is confirmed you will receive an invoice by e-mail. The full balance of the trip must be received at least 30 days before your departure date. Altaï Indonesia reserve the right to cancel your booking, free of charge, if this deadline is not respected.

Cancellation policy

If for any reason you have to cancel your trip, Altaï Indonesia require written confirmation of your decision. The money you have paid will then be refunded according to the following deductions:

  • Cancellation received more than 30 days prior to the departure date: a sum of €50 per person will be retained
  • Cancellation received 30 to 21 days before the departure date: your deposit, 30% of the total trip price will be retained
  • Cancellation received 20 to 14 days before the departure date: 50% of the total trip price will be retained
  • Cancellation received 13 to 7 days before the departure date: 75% of the total trip price will be retained
  • Cancellation received less than 7 days before the departure date: 100% of the total trip price will be retained

Special cases:
Please note that, regardless of the date of cancellation or modification if you have agreed to pay for services such as hotel reservations, flights or additional activities, these services are usually non-refundable so additional fees may apply.
  • Fixed airfares: if your airline ticket was issued in advance, often done to avoid significant surcharges, you will be charged 100% of any non-refundable fees if you wish to change or cancel your flight plan.
  • Fixed in-country costs: early charges for firm bookings will be charged if you cancel or modify your trip.
  • Insurance costs: if you have taken out comprehensive or cancellation insurance, the cost of insurance is due and cannot be refunded.

Please note that fees apply according to the date Altaï Indonesia receive your cancellation or modification request in writing.

If we have to cancel a departure due to an insufficient number of participants, you will be informed no later than 21 days before departure and a full refund will be issued, you will not be entitled to further compensation. We reserve the rights to cancel departures due to exceptional circumstances which may impact the safety of participants. Such circumstances include those amounting to 'force majeure' in which case participants will receive a full refund but they will not be entitled to any compensation.

Changes to travel contract

If you wish to make a change to your booking please contact Altaï Indonesia in writing; you will be expected to pay any fee which might arise from this change. In the event of unforeseen external events, Altaï Indonesia may change some aspects of the travel contract. If any changes are necessary you will be informed as quickly as possible.

Pricing

The prices on our website are updated regularly and all of the prices we advertise are accurate when published. We reserve the rights to make changes to any of these prices. Before you make a booking we will give you the up-to-date price of your chosen holiday including any supplements, upgrades or additional activities you may have requested. If the number of travellers is fewer than the indicated number of participants on the website, a small group surcharge may be applied. For all of our trips we include details of services, prices and what is/is not included but please be aware that changes to the prices may be necessary in accordance with exchange rates or price changes of various components of the journey.

Contract transfer

If you are unable to travel for any reason, you can transfer your booking to another person in which case our modification conditions apply. Both the transferor and transferee will be jointly and severally liable for payment of the total holiday price and other associated expenses. Some airline carriers treat name changes as cancellations and you may be required to pay for the cost of a new ticket.

Insurance

We strongly recommend that you take out personal travel insurance for your trip with Altaï Indonesia as soon as your booking is confirmed. We advice you to purchase a travel insurance policy which covers flight cancellations, luggage loss and emergency health care. Please look carefully at which activities are covered by your insurer and do not forget to bring all necessary documents and information with you (name of the company, name of the contract, insurance policy number, telephone number...)

Practical info

Food

Dinners, lunches and breakfasts are taken in restaurants or at the hotel. Please be aware that the tap water in Indonesia is not drinkable.

Please let us know about any dietary requirements when you book the trip and we will work with you to cater for your needs.

Accommodation

- In hotels in a double / twin room (standard equivalent to 2 or 3 * French). Private sanitary facilities.

- In losmen some nights (equivalent to hostels or local guest house held by locals), simpler comfort.

- Homestay: basic comfort, sleeping can be common, sanitary to share. These accommodations, although more rustic, allow you to immerse yourself in local life.
 If you wish, to promote the exchange and sharing, you can provide a little attention for our guests (eg local specialty of your region, ...)

* Hot water is sometimes not available in all rooms.

- On the boat :
- Cabins with A / C (possibility to sleep on the deck)
- 2 WC / shower to share
- Towels / sheets / shampoo / soap available
- Deckchairs and bean bags on deck
* Noted for information, all our boats are not arranged in the same way.

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Transportation

You only carry your belongings for the day, your big luggage stays in the bus during the day and your activities.

Budget & exchange

The currency in Indonesia is the Indonisian Rupiah, Rp (IDR)
Visit http://www.xe.com for the latest currency converter and exchange rates. You can withdraw Indonesian Rupiahs from in-country ATMs or exchange money at the airport/local currency exchange offices. ATMs and exchange desks are only found on bigger islands like Bali (Denpasar, Ubud, Sanur). The cost of an average meal in Java is around 3€ to 8€; in Bali it is 4€ to 11€.

When purchasing souvenirs, we ask that our travellers resist the tempatation to buy traditional items which are part of local families/the countries heritage. We also ask our travellers to respect the Species Protection Agreements (CITES) which aims to protect more than 2,500 species of animals and 30,000 species of threatened plants by prohibiting the trade of hides, ivory, scales, corals, shells, and the import of live exotic animals.

Tips

Tipping is not an obligation and must be left to everyone's discretion.

Nevertheless, in Indonesia it is customary to leave one when you are satisfied with the service rendered. Its amount depends on the appreciation of it and must take into account the local economy.

Tips too important, given the general standard of living of the country visited, destabilize local economic balances. As a reminder, the tip is a supplement and does not replace their remuneration. Indeed, anyone acting on our trips being paid elsewhere.

We recommend a budget of 3€ to 4€ per person per day for tips.

Vital equipment

We recommend packing:
For your head:
  • A cap or sunhat
  • A good pair of sunglasses (level 3 or 4, glacier)
For your core:
  • 1 or 2 sets of thermals: long-sleeved thermal tops and full-length long johns
  • Long sleeved and short sleeved t-shirts, appropriate for hiking in
  • 1 fleece or equivalent
  • A breathable wind proof, waterproof jacket (Gore-Tex...)
  • A rain cape or protective waterproof bag for your daybag
For your legs:
  • 1 or 2 pairs of long shorts
  • 1 pair of walking trousers
For your feet and hands:
  • Your hiking boots (high-cut, thick soles...)
  • A pair of trainers
  • A pair of sandals for wearing in the sea
  • Thick walking socks
To keep you hydrated:
  • A good water bottle (min. 1.5 l)
For snorkeling:
  • A swimsuit
  • A long-sleeved rash vest to protect you
And do not forget:
  • A good sun-cream (SPF 50+, water resistant, biodegradable...)
  • Insect repellent
  • Towel(s)
  • A wash bag - your personal toiletries

Helpful equipment

You may also want to bring:
  • A camera and spare batteries/portable charger
  • A power plug travel adapter
  • A head torch and spare batteries
  • A pocket knife
  • A fast drying micro-fibre beach towel
  • A bath towel
  • Blister plasters
  • A small personal first aid kit
  • Zip lock bags to protect your important documents and electronics
  • A laundry bag/bin bag for your dirty clothes
  • Tissues
  • Earplugs

Luggage

Please bring a small rucksack to use as a day bag. You can bring this as hand luggage on the airplane. You will carry your lunch, water, spare layers and any personal medication with you each day in this bag. You will also need a larger bag to store your other clothes and belongings in, please ensure that this is a soft bag like a rucksack or holdall rather than a hard cased suitcase because it is more practical. We recommend packing all of your clothes in plastic bags so that they stay dry in the event of wet weather.

Medicine

Your guide is a trained first-aider and will carry a full first aid kit at all times during the trip. We recommend that you bring a small personal first aid kit containing any medication you may need such as inhalers, plasters, antiseptic and painkillers.

Passport

To go to Indonesia travellers need a passport which is valid for at least six months after the date of entry. It is your responsibility to confirm your specific passport requirements and proof of onwards travel is required.

Visa

Travelers staying in Indonesia for less than 30 days do not need to obtain a visa. It is your responsibility to confirm your specific visa requirements.

Health information & recommendations

It is your responsibility to check that your personal insurance covers everything in this trip. A consultation with your doctor is a prerequisite for any trip. Malaria prophylaxis is advised if your trip goes to Flores, Komodo, Sumatra, Sulawesi, the Sundra Islands or Kalimatan. Anti-malaria treatments are not necessary in Bali, Java or Lombok. Avoid contact with mosquitoes as much as possible: apply repellents, wear long trousers/sleeves and sleep with a mosquito net. The World Health Organisation can provide further details of the latest health news and medical advice.

Weather

Indonesia is positioned on both sides of the equator making it subject to a similar climate year round. As a rule the South is generally drier and less hot. The average temperature ranges between 24°C and 35°C (75°F and 95°F). We cannot guarantee no rain but we can suggest that the best season to visit Indonesia is the dry season, from mid-April to October/November.

Electricity

Indonesia uses European-style plugs with two round pins. Voltage is normally 220 V 50 Hz except in a few places where it is 110 V.

Local time

Indonesia is spread across three time zones. The Lesser Sunda Islands use Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)/ Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) +8.  Indonesia does not use Daylight Saving Time (DST).

Sustainable tourism

As adventure and wilderness travel experts who run trips to some of the most remote parts of the world, we take responsible tourism very seriously.

We respect the ‘Leave No Trace’ outdoor ethical code and try to explore this beautiful location whilst causing minimal environmental damage.

The Leave No Trace policy can be summarized in 7 simple steps which we hope you will follow during our trip...

  1. Be prepared
  2. Stick to trails and camp overnight right
  3. Stash your trash and pick up waste
  4. Leave it as you find it
  5. Be careful with fire
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

Over the years we have built up good relations with our local suppliers and we are keen to support local businesses as much as possible. We are a small company and we pay our local partners and suppliers directly insuring fair rates.

Our small group sizes not only provide a more intimate adventure but also cause less impact on the environment and local communities.

We expect all who travel with us to support and uphold our Sustainable Tourism philosophies.
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Candice

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Candice

  • Lives in Bali
  • Passion for Hiking
  • Customized Trip
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Region
Flores & Komodo
Activity
Hiking cruise
Duration
7 days
Code
ALINFLOKO
Price
From €715
Level
2/5
Comfort
2/5

Strengths

- 2 nights in home stays to discover the local culture
- Liang Rodak Cave and Cunca Wulang Canyon for refreshing breaks
- A mini cruise of 3 days 2 nights on a traditional wooden boat to enjoy archipelago of Komodo
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