Lombok is an island in West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia. It forms part of the chain of the Lesser Sunda Islands, with the Lombok Strait separating it from Bali to the west and the Alas Strait between it and Sumbawa to the east. It is roughly circular, with a "tail" (Sekotong Peninsula) to the southwest, about 70 km across and a total area of about 4,514 km² (1,825 sq mi). The provincial capital and largest city on the island is Mataram. It is somewhat similar in size and density with neighboring Bali and shares some cultural heritage, but is administratively part of Nusa Tenggara Barat along with sparsely populated Sumbawa. It is surrounded by a number of smaller islands locally called Gili.
The island was home to some 3.17 million Indonesians as recorded in the decennial 2010 census; the latest estimate (for January 2014) gives the population as 3,311,044.
Sumbawa is an Indonesian island, in the middle of the Lesser Sunda Islands chain, with Lombok to the west, Flores to the east, and Sumba further to the southeast. It is part of the province of West Nusa Tenggara, but there are presently steps being taken by the Indonesian government to turn the island into a separate province. Traditionally the island is known as the source of sappanwood used to make red dye, as well as honey and sandalwood. Its savanna-like climate and vast grassland is used to breed horses and cattle and to hunt deer.
Sumbawa has an area (including minor offshore islands) of 15,448 km2 or 5,965 sq mi (three times the size of Lombok) with a current population (January 2014) of around 1.39 million. It marks the boundary between the islands to the west, which were influenced by religion and culture spreading from India, and the region to the east that was less influenced. In particular this applies to both Hinduism and Islam.
Komodo National Park
The Komodo National Park is a national park in Indonesia located within the Lesser Sunda Islands in the border region between the provinces of East Nusa Tenggara and West Nusa Tenggara. The park includes the three larger islands Komodo, Padar and Rinca, and 26 smaller ones, with a total area of 1,733 km2 (603 km2 of it land). The national park was founded in 1980 to protect the Komodo dragon, the world's largest lizard. Later it was dedicated to protecting other species, including marine species. In 1991 the national park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Komodo National Park has been selected as one of the New7Wonders of Nature. The waters surrounding Komodo island also contains rich marine biodiversity. Komodo islands is also a part of the Coral Triangle, which contains one of the richest marine biodiversity on earth.
Flores is one of the Lesser Sunda Islands, an island arc with an estimated area of 14,300 km² extending east from the Java island of Indonesia. The population was 1,831,000 in the 2010 census and the largest town is Maumere. Flores is Portuguese for "flowers".
Flores is located east of Sumbawa and Komodo and west of Lembata and the Alor Archipelago. To the southeast is Timor. To the south, across the Sumba strait, is Sumba and to the north, beyond the Flores Sea, is Sulawesi.
On 12 December 1992, an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale occurred, killing 2,500 people in and around Maumere, including islands off the North coast.
Day 01, SENGGIGI-EAST LOMBOK-SUMBAWA BESAR
Leave Senggigi at 08.00 Am, drive across Lombok island to east Lombok to catch a ferry to Poto Tano, Across to Sumbawa Island will takes 1.5 hours drive, visit Alas harbor, Bungin island and overnight at Tambora hotel or similar ( L.D )
Day 02. SUMBAWA BESAR-BIMA
After breakfast, visit Sumbawa Sultan Palace, drive to Labuan Jambu fishing village, Scenic view of Nangga Tumpu and Salt farm in Bima, overnight at Bima Mantika Guesthouse. ( B.L.D )
Day 03. BIMA-SAPE-LABUAN BAJO
Early morning wake up and drive to Sape harbor to catch the ferry to Labuan Bajo, this ferry takes 7 hours across Komodo Islands. Transfer to Bayview Garden Hotel or similar and overnight.
04. LABUAN BAJO-RINCA-KALONG ISLAND-LABUAN BAJO
Early morning transfer to Labuan bajo harbor, by local boat sail to Rinca Island, upon arrive in Rinca Island, Check in at Loh Buaya ranger station. Accompany by Rinca ranger walk up to Wae wull water resources to search for KOMODO DRAGONS which can grew up to 03 meter in length and over 90 Kg in weight. Also search for Timorensis Deer, Wild water buffaloes, wild horses, Crab eating macaques and Birds. Return to your boat and sail to Kelor island for snorkeling or just beach combing. After snorkeling, visit Kalong island to see millions of FRUIT BATS. Return to Labuan Bajo and overnight at Bayview Garden Hotel or Similar.
DAY 05 : LABUAN BAJO – RUTENG
On arrival at Airport of Labuan Bajo, our guide will meet you then transfer to explore the distinct tribes in Flores Island (Mangarai, Bajawa, Lio, Sikka etc.), 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 ground, and other places according to local happenings. On arrival direct check-in at HOTEL DAHLIA or similar. Onto Ruteng Puu – Manggarainese traditional village to see their unique slander-shaped houses and be with local people. Return to hotel. (B,L,D)
DAY 06 : RUTENG – BAJAWA
Breakfast at hotel 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. Return to BINTANG WISATA HOTEL or Similar for accommodation and meals. (B,L,D)
DAY 07 : 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”. That are 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 08 : BAJAWA – MONI
Breakfast at hotel. 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. Also stop by at PANGGAJAWA blue stone beach before reach the city of Ende. 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 Kelimutu Eco Lodge or Similar. (B,L,D)
DAY 09 : DETUSOKO – KELIMUTU – MAUMERE OR ENDE
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 GADING BEACH HOTEL or Similar. (B,L,D)
DAY 10 : MAUMERE – OUT
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the Airport to depart for your next destination. (B)
Rates : USD 1.100/person, Minimum 02 person twin share.
- All accommodation based on twin share
- Pick up and transfer from Senggigi and Maumere
- All Meals ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner )
- English Speaking Guide
- Rinca Island One Day Tours
- AC Vehicle - Refreshment
- Village Tours
- Entrance Fees
- Tours as per itineraries
- Komodo National Park Conservation Fees
- Return air tickets
- Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
- Any personal expenses
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