KF 06: Komodo Dragon and Homo Floresiensis Tour 4 Days / 3 Nights
Day 1: Bali – Labuan Bajo – Rinca Island
Pick up service at your hotel in Bali then transfer to the airport for your flight to Labuan Bajo in West Flores. Upon arrival meeting then transfer to the pier of Labuan Bajo, and aboard the boat crossing to Rinca Island approximately 2 hours. Lunch on boat. Arrive in Rinca island start your trekking, walking through the typical dry forest to see the Komodo Dragons in their natural habitat. On the way you may see other wildlife like deer, horses, wild buffalo, long-tailed macaque, wild pig and various species of tropical birds. Keep your look at any directions as sometime you will also find young komodo dragon on the trees. A local ranger will lead you through this natural preservation. Dinner and Overnight on boat. (Sleep in cabin). (Lunch, Dinner)
Day 2: Rinca Island – Komodo Island – Labuan Bajo – Ruteng
Breakfast on boat and leave Rinca to Komodo island. Arrive in Komodo island, start your trekking, walking through the typical dry forest to explore the island of Komodo Dragons. On the way you may see other wildlife like deer, horses, wild buffalo, long-tailed macaque, wild pig and various species of tropical birds. Keep your look at any directions as sometime you will also find young komodo dragon on the trees. A local ranger will lead you through this natural preservation. Back to the boat and proceed to Pink Beach, a beautiful beach where you can enjoy swimming and snorkeling at the beautiful under water ecosystem. Lunch served on boat. Return to Labuan Bajo. Upon arrival transfer to Ruteng, approximately 4 hours drive. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Ruteng. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 3: Ruteng – Liang Bua – Labuan Bajo
Early morning take a fresh walk up to Golocuru hill to witness the sunrise (if weather permitted) and enjoy the panoramic view of Ranaka mountain, the highest peak on the island lines in the background of Ruteng town. Back to the hotel for breakfast. Continue your discovery to visit Liang Bua cave about 16 km northern part of Ruteng, where Homo Floresiensis was found by the archeopathology of New England University of Australia and from Indonesia. The tiny skeleton called Hobbit was discovered during a three month excavation inside Liang Bua. Scientists believe it may represent a new human species, Homo Floresiensis. The species existed alongside modern humans as recently as 13,000 years ago yet may descend from Homo Erectus, which arose two million years ago. Back to Ruteng, lunch provided. Afterward drive to Labuan Bajo with photo stop at Ruteng Puu traditional village, Cancar to see the panoramic of spider web rice field. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4: Labuan Bajo – Bali
After breakfast, a morning excursion to Goa Batu Cermin (Mirror Stone Cave), Afterward transfer to the airport for your flight back to Bali. Upon arrival in Bali, we will pick you up then transfer to your hotel. (Breakfast)
Airport transfer, Airline ticket Bali – Labuan Bajo – Bali, Airport Tax, Land and Sea transport, 1 Night Boat (Sleep in cabin) and 2 Nights Hotel Accommodations, Sightseeing as per itinerary, 3x Lunch, 3x Dinner, 3x Breakfast, Entrance fees, English guide.
Rinca (Boat), Labuan Bajo (Golo Hiltop Hotel, Green Hill, or Similar), Ruteng (Hotel Maria Bersuka Cita or similar) = non star hotel
Personal Expenses, Airport Porter, Excess Baggage charge, Travel Insurance, Beverages, Phone Call, Laundry, Tips, Gratuities, etc.
What to bring?
Small Size of Luggage, Sweater / Jacket, Sun Screen, Hat, Sun Glasses, Trekking Shoes (sport shoes), Towel, change of clothes, Swimming suit, Camera or Handy cam, Extra Films, Extra Replacement batteries for Camera, Cash Money for Personal Expenses, beverages, etc.