From US$455 per person
This tour is designed to give visitors a good overview of most of the sights of this great park which protects the spiritual home of the Lio people and the fabled crater lakes which change colour. It is assumed that you have arrive at the Lodge in the evening.
One of the main aims of this tour is to see the Kelimutu Lakes at dawn, a magic experience. You start very early at 0400 and after a cup of tea or coffee, drive, with your guide, to the crater lakes (around 19km) through the base of the Kelimutu National Park. You then walk to the lakes through woodland where hopefully you will hear the beautiful song of The Bare Throated Whistler, arriving at the top just before dawn. See the sunrise, at the top site with a coffee, see the lakes (a magic moment) and just enjoy the whole scene and environment after walking to view all the three lakes. You then return to the Lodge for a late “Pancake breakfast” (our chef Min is renowned for his pancakes). After breakfast, you are taken into the village of Moni to view the market and local agriculture. After lunch and a short siesta, you are taken to see a local village supported by the lodge where you can see how people live; back to the lodge for dinner
After breakfast at 0800. This all day trip takes you to Ngela traditional village and its Ikat weavers and dyers, with a magnificent view overlooking the ocean. You will learn about local weaving practices, the, meaning of motifs in the culture and many other facts about village life of the Lio people, After a picnic lunch, you will either go to the large village of Wolowaru, with an interesting visit to a small Keshew processing business, where you can buy organic Keshews or take a gentle escorted walk for around three hours before meeting the car and returning via Wolowaru to the Lodge. This tour will give you a good understanding of the problems and lives of the Lio people.
This tour is undertaken en route to Ende airport for an afternoon flight to Labuan Bajo or Denpasar. You leave at 0800 after breakfast. First a visit a hilltop traditional village of then further on a village where there is 60 years old mummified body in a case. The man was famous because his hair and skin would not burn when set alight by officers during the war for independence. You then continue to Ende, driving down the spectacular coast with its black beaches to an impregnable traditional house in a village, Wonotobo, high above its ocean. Arriving in Ende, you visit the house of exile of Sukarno, Indonesia’s first President. Lunch, then go to airport. During this tour you will get a feeling for the remoteness of some villages in the mountains, the beauty of Flores and study a bit of Indonesian history.
Cost per person twin share including transfers to and from Ende airport, accommodation, all meals, tours, park and guide fees.