Komodo Tours Lesser Sunda Islands Discovery

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Lesser Sunda Islands Discovery

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16 Days Lesser Sunda Islands Discovery (Tour code: L.Sun-PT/06)
DAY 01 : DENPASAR – LOMBOK
On arrival at airport of Mataram, our guide will meet you and transfer to hotel for accommodation. Fullday tour to observe the native Sasak tribe. Drive south to Rambitan/Sade village to see their traditional hyperbolic-shaped huts supported by roughly hewn wooden beams and learn about traditional customs and culture. On the way, stops will be made at Sukarare to observe hand weaving, and Penunjak – one of the many pottery villages in Lombok, where clay pots of simple design and primitive style are produced. Return to your hotel.
DAY 02 : LOMBOK
Breakfast at hotel. Fullday tour explores the coral island of Gili Air, one of three small islands in Northwest Lombok. There, you can skin-dive or snorkel in the offshore underwater gardens, with their spectacular corals and marine life. (Diving and snorkel fares are not included in this tour fare). Or, go swimming in the crystal clear water and laze around on the white sandy beach. Lunch boxes will be provided. On the return several stops will be made including Lendang Banjur, a typical country market, and Pusuk to view the beautiful panorama of the northern coast of the island. Afternoon return to Hotel. (B,L)
DAY 03 : LOMBOK – SUMBAWA BESAR
Breakfast at hotel. Driving the Neighbor Island Sumbawa is really an unforgettable experience. Drive through Lombok Island to Labuan Lombok harbor, taking a ferry crossing Alas strait. On arrival at Poto Tano harbor, proceed to Sumbawa Besar for accommodation at Kencana Beach Hotel. (B,L,D)
DAY 04 : SUMBAWA BESAR – BIMA
Breakfast at hotel. Visiting Dalam Loka Palace which built up on 99 wooden stilts, Bala Kuning (Yellow house ) the private museum of Sumbawa Royal family. Lunch at local restaurant then drive to Bima around 250 km or about 5 hours drive via well surfaced highway, on the stops for taking picture and according to local happenings. Accommodation and dinner at Lawata Beach Hotel. (B,L,D)
DAY 05 : BIMA – KOMODO
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Sape harbor about 40 km to the South East (1 hour) and board on a wooden boat (a local boat which have been modified to enable and suitable for carrying tourist. Equipped by radio navigation, electricity, and toilet, one big cabin that has-6 – 12beds, life jacket and mattress.) Then cruise to Komodo Island for 6 hours. Late afternoon arrive at Komodo Island. Accommodation on board. (B,L,D)
DAY 06 : KOMODO – LABUAN BAJO – RUTENG
After breakfast walk for 1.5 miles to Banugulung to see the activities of the giant Monitor Lizard “Komodo Dragon” which was scientifically described in 1912 as VARANUS KOMODOENSIS, which is up to 3 m long and about 150 kg, weight. The total number of these lizards is estimated at 5.000 – 7.000 inhabited in Komodo, Padar, Rinca Island and Western Flores. Return to the based and an opportunity to swim or snorkel on clean and white sandy beach. Lunch will be served on boat and continue cruise to Labuan Bajo. Then drive overland to Ruteng – a cool and small town as the capital city of Manggarai Regency where major Mangarainese tribe dwelt. On the way stops will be made at Lembor and Cancar where you can enjoy the beautiful panorama of rice fields with lush and dry hills as the back round. On arrival direct check-in at Agung III or similar. (B,L,D)
DAY 07 : RUTENG – BAJAWA
Breakfast at hotel. Onto Ruteng Puu – Manggarainese traditional village to see their unique slander-shaped houses and be with local people. Continue drive to the East to Bajawa – another cool and small town as a capital city of Ngada Regency (home of Ngada and Nagekeo tribes). Stops will be made “Ranamese” Lake, and snapshot at magnificent peak of Mt. Inerie – an active volcano and Aimere for having lunch. On arrival at Bajawa drive 2 km to Boloji to attend dance performance of Bajawanese followed by “Suling” – cluster of Bamboo flute concert music. Accommodation and meals at HOTEL KEMBANG or ARIESTA. (B,L,D)
DAY 08 : BAJAWA
Breakfast at hotel. Explore traditional village of Bajawa tribes. Visit Bena – a megalithic village where people do preserve their ancestral spirits believed and way of life which can be seen in their “Ngadhu” and “Bhaga” – conical thatched roof huts symbolized their Male and Female ancestral spirits. On the way stop on the slope of Inerie active volcano for taking pictures. Return to Bajawa for Lunch at Local Restaurant. Afternoon drive to the North to Soa sub district to see Masu, Seso and Mude traditional village. Onto Mengeruda – a natural hot spring water for relaxing and taking bath.. Return to hotel. (B,L,D)
DAY 09 : BAJAWA – DETUSOKO
Breakfast at hotel. Continue drive overland for 5 hours to Detusoko (175 km). Continue drive overland for 5 hours to Detusoko (175 km) through scenic road where you can enjoy beautiful panorama of the valley with sea as the background. Stops will be made at Wogo, another traditional Bajawanese village and Boawae – village of Nagekeo tribes to observe their tradition and culture, Ende for having lunch at a local restaurant, Onekore village – the center of “Ikat” hand-weaving with Endenese typical style. Proceed to Detusoko. Accommodation and meals at Missionary GuestHouses – ST. FRANCISKUS. (B,L,D)
DAY 07 : DETUSOKO – KELIMUTU – MAUMERE
After an early morning breakfast at 5.30 drive up to Kelimutu volcano to see the three colored lakes. Upon arrival walk for 1,5 km and then ascend 127 steps to top to view Kelimutu’s green, blue and black lakes. A Dutch Geologist discovered Kelimutu in 1914; at the time the lakes were red, blue and white. Descend to Moni village to view beautiful hand woven clothes and to visit Kowanara village famous for its traditional Lionese houses. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Paga Beach. . Proceed to Maumere with several stops made according to local happenings. Accommodation and meals at FLORES SAO RESORT or SEA WORLD CLUB. (B,L,D)
DAY 11 : MAUMERE – KUPANG
Breakfast at hotel. Morning free at leisure. After lunch transfer to the Airport to depart to Kupang – Timor Island. On arrival at Eltari Airport of Kupang, transfer to KRISTAL HOTEL or similar for accommodation and dinner. (B,L,D)
DAY 12 : KUPANG – SOE – KUPANG
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Soe, a distance of 110 km for 3 hours through beautiful panoramas of rice fields, farms, jungles and savanna. Stops will be made for taking pictures and local happenings. Upon arrival at Soe visit several villages in order to learn about local culture and beliefs. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Soe. Return to Kupang with stops at Oebelo, a Rottenness village famous for its unique music instrument called “Sasando”, made from “lontar” palm leaves, and Tarus village to observe the process of making “laru” – local liquor. Return to hotel. (B,L,D)
DAY 13 : KUPANG – WAINGAPU -WAIKABUBAK
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport for flight to Waingapu – Sumba Island. On arrival at Mau’Hau Airport of Waingapu – East Sumba, our guide will meet you and transfer to local restaurant for lunch. After lunch drive to overland to Waikabubak – West Sumba a distance of 137 km (4 hours). On the wau stop will be made according to local happenings. On arrival at Waikabubak direct check-in to HOTEL MANANDANG or similar for accommodation and meals. (B,L,D)
DAY 14 : WAIKABUBAK
Breakfast at hotel. Visiting some villages which located at small hills nearby the city of Waikabubak such as Puunaga, Tarung and Tabar, then to the local market to see the activities of local people in selling and buying their daily need and hand-weaving. Return to hotel for lunch. After lunch drive to Wanokaka district to visit Waigali and Praigoli villages for traditional houses which decorated by horns of huge water buffaloes in front of it, the oldest stone grave called “Watu Kajiwa” which believed as their ancestor’s boats. (B,L,D)
DAY 15 : WAIKABUBAK – WAINGAPU
Breakfast at hotel. Drive back to Waingapu with stops at Waibakul and Pasunga (Anakalang area) to see the greatest stone graves and traditional houses of West Sumbanese. Upon arrival at Waingapu direct to local restaurant for having lunch. Afternoon city tour to visit traditional Market, harbor and East Sumba villages nearby. Accommodations at MERLIN HOTEL or similar for accommodation and dinner.- (B,L,D)
DAY 16 : WAINGAPU – DENPASAR
Breakfast at hotel. transfer to the airport for flight to Denpasar- Bali.(B)

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