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Flores Island Tour 5 Days 4 Nights

Flores Island Tour is an adventure to Flores Island, driving from east to the west part of Flores Island. Visiting Kelimutu National Park and Wae Rebo Traditional Village. We’ll let our client to discover more hidden gems of Flores Island, meet local people, culture and tribes and dive into local experience you have never been. After do Flores Island Tour, you can combine with sailing boat tour to komodo national park, Called ” Flores Komodo Tour

Flores Tour Details

TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 01 ENDE (TRANSFER IN)
Airport - Moni Village

DAY 02 MONI VILLAGE - BEJAWA
Kelimutu Lake - Blue Stone Beach - Bena Village - Loba Village

DAY 03 BEJAWA - RUTENG
Wolobobo Viewpoint - Homemade alcohol Processing - Rana Mese Lake - Ruteng

DAY 04 RUTENG - WAE REBO VILLAGE
Liang Bua Cave - Lodok Cara - Wae Rebo Village

DAY 05 WAE REBO VILLAGE - LABUAN BAJO
Cunca Wulang Waterfall - Labuan Bajo (Airport/Hotel)

DO'S & DONT'S in Flores Island ?

While visiting Sumba, you will notice many cultural differences, also in matters of behavior. Visitors who respect the local customs and traditions will find a heartwarming hospitality from their Indonesian hosts and get an unforgettable travel experience. It is therefore an advantage if you consider some basic cultural do’s and don’ts for Flores

Dress conservatively!
For female travelers, it is highly advisable to dress rather conservatively – a shirt covering the shoulders, and a lower body garment to the knees – especially when visiting villages and cultural objects. Unless you are on a dive boat or on one of Labuan Bajo’s beaches or islands frequently visited by tourists, you should wear more than just a bikini to swim. Best to bring a fast-drying t-shirt, a pair of board shorts and a sarong to change into if you plan to enjoy Flores’ remote waters. Please also consider that it is inappropriate for men and women to change clothes in the same place.

Smile a lot!
Probably the most important thing is smiling. Smile is an indicator for friendliness. visitors who do not reply the smiles or greetings will find it hard to get close to the local people.

Reduce the use of your left hand!
Use your right hand for bringing food to your mouth as well as to pass on and receive things. The left hand, being used to wash after going to the bathroom, is considered to be dirty. Try to avoid passing food, money, shaking hands or touching people with your left hand as it will be considered offensive. Avoid touching men, women or even children’s head as well as this is considered offensive.

EVENTS & FESTIVALS

December – February
REBA – THE ANNUAL HARVEST CEREMONY
The most important ceremony for Ngada district is Reba, an annually held thanksgiving celebration to show respect to God and the ancestors for being blessed with a good harvest and wealth. Reba usually lasts for three days full of ceremonies and ritual activities which involve huge amounts of food crops and livestock that had been collected in advance. Please keep in mind that this ancient tradition involves live animal offering which is believed as a sacred process in the ritual, please respect the culture and dress conservatively.

April
SEMANA SANTA & GOOD FRIDAY CELEBRATIONS IN LARANTUKA
Each year, the week before Easter Sunday, the town of Larantuka, East Flores, solemnly celebrates the Holy Week, popularly known here as “Semana Santa”. During this special week, the small town of Larantuka will be thronged with thousands of Catholic pilgrims from around Flores and Indonesia come here to pray and participate in this one of a kind procession. This is because of Larantuka’s unique commemoration of Holy Week which blends Old Portuguese devotion with local tradition.

June - July
TRADITIONAL BOXING ETU OR SAGI
The traditional boxing is one of Ngada and Nagekeo District’s well-preserved cultural attractions passed for generations. The word “Sagi” or “Etu” in Soa language means to fight with boxing. The boxing festival spreads in some areas such as Soa and Riung Sub Districts. Being an event for a war exercise for the warriors in the old times, Sagi also boasts a celebration of thanksgiving and hope for a good harvest. Every blood dropped from the fighter’s body marks blessing for that year’s abundant crop and is anticipated with gratitude.

August
KELIMUTU FESTIVAL & PATI KA DU’A BAPU ATA MATA CEREMONY
14 August is marked sacred for the Lio People of Flores. It is the time to celebrate and to honor their ancestors. Lio People believe the Kelimutu Crater Lake is the soul’s final resting place. The place where we all return once our lives’ journeys come to an end. ”Pati Ka Du’a Bapu Ata Mata” is the event where the Lio sacrifices various type of foods offering to the ancestors, showing their gratitude for the past year and hold prayers for blessings for the coming year. Annually, hundreds of people hold a pilgrimage journey up to Kelimutu. Starting from 2013, this customary ritual was officially hosted and organized under the coordination of Kelimutu National Park and the Ende’s Culture and Tourism Department.

November
PENTI CEREMONY AT WAE REBO
Penti is one of the major ceremonies in the Manggarai district. It is a thanksgiving celebration for the past year’s harvest and an expression of hope for a prosperous, new agricultural year. The event is filled with series of ancient rituals that usually last for one full day and night. The celebration is of such huge communal importance that all village members, even the ones living outside the village, should join these festivities. Penti used to be an annual event closely related to the agricultural cycle. It is suggested to anyone who will be coming to Wae Rebo especially to see the Penti Celeberation to be there at the latest on November 15th afternoon

Do I need any immunization or malaria medication ?

  • It’s recommended to get vaccinated for hepatitis A and B, typhoid, and rabies before traveling to Sumba Island.
  • Make sure to also bring any necessary prescription medications and a first aid kit.
    Mosquitos & Malaria

Malaria is a big problem in Indonesia, especial in the Eastern part: Nusa Tenggara, Flores, Maluku, and Papua. In the area of Lombok, Sulawesi, Bali and Java, Malaria also exists although not common.

Mosquitos that spread Malaria normally comes out during sunset time. It is important to take the pills to avoid Malaria before arriving in Indonesia, in case you are traveling to these areas, elsewhere bring along a good DEET mosquito repellent and apply generously during the trip.

Because Indonesia is in a tropical area there is a malaria risk. The only exceptions are Eastern and Western Java and Bali. All the other islands are certainly a malaria risk zone. If you are staying for just a few weeks we would definitely recommend using them, having the chance of ruining your lifetime trip by simply a few pills would not be worth it!

Main Destinations

Kelimutu National Park
Kelimutu is a volcano of Flores island in Indonesia. The volcano contains three striking summit crater lakes of varying colors. Tiwu Ata Bupu is usually blue and is the westernmost of the three lakes. The other two lakes, Tiwu Ko’o Fai Nuwa Muri and Tiwu Ata Polo are separated by a shared crater wall and are typically green or red respectively. The lake colors vary on a periodic basis.

Cultures and Tribes
The uniqueness of Flores lies in its amazing wealth of cultures, languages, and history. One of the explanations for these local varieties lies in the island’s mountainous nature: it hindered the access to the interior areas and made communication between individual communities difficult, thus preserving a huge range of long-standing local peculiarities.