Discover the legendary landscape and glowing waters of Bali and Flores, on which white sand beaches shimmer, emerald forests blanket volcanic peaks, and komodo dragons bask in the sunlight near their nests. Indulge in the tropical fruits growing wild in the countryside and stroll beneath homes erected on towering stilts. Learn about the myths that shaped the islands and the stories that continue to add to the culture. Your custom tailored vacation takes you on an unforgettable journey through...
Sanur Beach – Island Perfection
The pristine waters of the Indian Ocean lap at the powdery golden sand of Sanur Beach. Colorful fishing boats linger in the shade cast by soaring palms and tropical brush. The sweet aroma of the sea spreads across the shoreline and blends with the distinctive fragrance of coconut milk drifting out of the street-side cafes. Your flight lands at Ngurah Rai International Airport where your private transfer greets you at baggage claim. A coral reef and natural breakwaters protect the coastline.
Beachfront hotels offer opulent views of the thin beach, comfortable shading umbrellas, and sapphire shining sea. On the main street of Ji Danau Tamblingan, you find shops, restaurants, and cafes brimming with a mixture of locals and visitors on their vacations. The warm sunlight washes over town and highlights the oldest dated artifact in Bali, known as the Stone Pillar. A narrow lane leads to the pillar, which contains Sanskrit inscriptions recounting the military victories of form more than a millennium ago. The beauty of the beach blends with the majestic history on the island of Bali.
Maumere – Fabulous Flores and the Marvels of Maumere
Detusoko – Outer Rim to Inland Beauty
Riung – Colors of the Countryside
Riung – Island Life off Flores
Bajawa – Traditions of Flores
Bajawa – Into the Coveted Heat
Ruteng – Into the Heart of Flores
Labuan Bajo – More than the Harbor
Rinca – Island in the Sun
Labuan Bajo – On the Komodo Shores
Labuan Bajo – An Adventure to Remember
- Visit the islands of Komodo and Rinca to search for the thrilling and elusive komodo dragon
- Dive into the stunning crystalline waters of the Indian Ocean to view the vibrant blue hues and dramatic coral reefs
- Wander through a traditional Ngada Village to find conical thatched rooftops, welcoming locals, and unique customs
- Explore the stunning tri-colored crater lakes of Kelimutu at sunrise
- Traverse local markets in which traditional culture abounds in the art, handcrafted goods, and local produce
- Witness the stunning effect of the rice paddy fields around Detusoko, including the remarkable spider web rice fields near Ruteng
- Bask in the comforts of the natural hot springs shaped by the volcanic activity near Retung
- Delight in the luxuries and white sand beaches edging Sanur in Bali
- Stroll on the rosy hues of protected Pink Sand Beach located inside Komodo National park
The splendors of Indonesia’s islands derive from the colorful water, lavish landscape, and vibrant culture. Island hopping in Bali is seamless on this 12-day vacation, encompassing the wonders of the sea and land, culture, and cuisine by taking you from Bali to Flores, Rinca to Komodo. The adventure begins with your arrival at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali. Your private transfer meets you at baggage claim and escorts you to a luxurious hotel overlooking the gold sand beach and indigo water edging the shore of Sanur. Spend the day exploring the vibrant yet charming town. Visit the art market or the multi-tiered spires of the local temples. You could also spend the remainder of the day on the sand enjoying the sun.
The following day, you fly from Sanur to Maumere on Flores. A private transfer greets you at tropical Frans Xavier Seda Airport before taking you into town. Wander along the tropical atmosphere to find a nearby Wuring fishing village and Sikkanese market, introducing you to the customs of the local culture. Then, you venture inland on a scenic drive to reach Detusoko. Spend the time searching for local natural pools and waterfalls. Once in Detusoko, you explore the traditional houses and weaving traditions after visiting local plantations. Afterward, you watch the sunrise over the tri-color crater lakes of Kelimutu National Park before taking the scenic roads to the hillside town of Riung.
Traverse the local market and explore the radiant ambiance of the coastal streets upon your arrival. You can set out on with a boat to visit the celebrated 17 islands of Riung to view the coral reefs and see the fishing villages utilizing houses erected on stilts. Your private transfer escorts you to Bajawa, located amidst volcanic hills and dense forest. Visit caves and trails along the way before reaching a traditional Ngada village near the outskirts of Bajawa. Next, you venture into the volcanic hills to take a dip in the natural hot springs and revitalizing mud volcano. Travel to Ruteng to view the western hill tribes of Flores who call the volcanic hills and dense forests their home.
Discover the unique rice paddy plains and plantations of the region. You travel to the coastal town of Labuan Bajo, known for its picturesque village ambiance and bustling harbor. Explore the countryside to find gorges and waterfalls en route to the charming seaside town. Afterward, you set out on a boat for a serene adventure on the Indian Ocean. Enjoy the gorgeous scenery en route to Pink Beach. Jump into the water and snorkel along the coral reef.
Follow the trails on the island of Rinca to find tropical flora and traces of the Komodo dragon. You reach the shores of Komodo and traverse the island’s trails and coastline to delight in the scenery, relish the white sand beaches, and discover the world’s largest lizard before returning to Labuan Bajo. On the final day, your private transfer escorts you to Komodo Airport for your flight to Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali, where you board your flight home.
$2,395 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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