Indonesia with Brianna Madia Adventure

Sanur - Moni - Bajawa - Ruteng Village - Labuan Bajo

2020: Jun 2 - Jun 9

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Join Brianna and Keith on a Komodo Adventure! Island hop through Indonesia as you visit pink beaches, see the home turf of Komodo dragons, snorkel in crystal blue water, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

  • 8 days

  • 10 - 20 spots

  • Double occupancy in 3-star hotels (single rooms available) & 1 night on a boat

  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 7 dinners included

  • Fly into Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). The included airport transfer will make 3 pickups from 8am - 6pm.

  • Fly out of Maumere Airport (MOF). For those of you returning to Bali to fly home, book evening flights home (after 4/5 pm) to provide adequate time for your return from Maumere.

Activities Included

  • Kelimutu Lake Hike
  • Ndua Ria Fruit Market Visit
  • Detusoko Rice Terrace Visit
  • Golo Curu Viewpoint Hike
  • Malange Hot Springs Visit
  • Bena Village Visit
  • Renamase Lake Visit and Picnic Lunch
  • Wine Tasting at Aimere
  • Traditional Village Visit
  • Scenic Viewpoint Drive
  • Snorkeling on Kelor Island
  • Rinca Island Trekking
  • Sunrise Padar Island Trekking
  • Komodo Island Hiking
  • Snorkeling at Pink Beach

Other Inclusions

  • Double Occupancy in 3-star Hotels & 1 Night on Boat
  • Local Guide throughout Trip
  • All Tour Transfers
  • Arrival Airport Transfer (until 6pm on first day)
  • Departure Airport Transfer (morning of last day)
  • Flight from Bali to Maumere
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches & 7 Dinners

Exclusions

  • International Flights
  • Food & Alcohol (except as noted)
  • Visas & Travel Insurance
  • Airport Transfers Outside of Designated Times
  • Tips for Guides
  • Perfect Weather

Your Host

Brianna Madia

Brianna Madia is a writer, adventurer, and desert-dweller. For the last several years, she and her husband, Keith - a professional climbing guide for at-risk youth - have called their big orange van their home along with their two beloved dogs Bucket and Dagwood. They are avid climbers, canyoneers, mountain bikers, kayakers, and explorers. Brianna believes in moving against the grain, embracing the true self, and trying all the things that scare you.

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Indonesia! Your guide will be waiting at the International arrival terminal outside baggage claim. Meet and greet before leaving for your hotel in Sanur. In the evening, you’ll head to a nearby restaurant to enjoy your first meal together and cheers to the adventure ahead.

Overnight in Sanur

Arrival: Fly into Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). The included airport transfer will make 3 pickups from 8am - 6pm.

Included: Airport Transfer, Welcome Dinner


Day 2

Off you go! You’ll fly to Maumere, the capital of the gorgeous island of Flores, Indonesia! From the airport, you’ll transfer to Moni Village at the foot of Mount Kelimutu. Check in to the hotel and have the rest of your afternoon to relax!

Overnight in Moni

Included: Breakfast, Flight to Maumere Airport (MOF), Lunch, Dinner


Day 3

Time to explore this beautiful island! You’ll kick off the day with an early morning hike to Kelimutu Lake, which will reward you with incredible views of the colorful lakes. The hike will take around 2 hours total and is beginner friendly!

To recharge from the hike, you’ll stop by Ndua Ria traditional fruit market for some mango, papaya, orange, and other tropical fruits. Next, you'll head to Detusuko for a visit to the rice terraces on the hilly slopes before grabbing lunch and then making your way to your next hotel. Meet the crew for dinner tonight!

Overnight in Bajawa

Included: Breakfast, Kelimutu Lake Hike, Ndua Ria Fruit Market Visit, Detusoko Rice Terrace Visit, Lunch, Dinner


Day 4

Greet the day with gorgeous views over Golo Curo, a viewpoint over Ruten Town. The hike up will only take 20 minutes, but the rewarding view will be spectacular!

After your early morning hike, soak your muscles in the healing waters of Malange Hot Springs. Located in a forest grove at the confluence of a hot and cold river, a series of shallow, babbling pools provide the perfect place to relax.

Next, you’ll get to taste traditional wine before heading to Ranamese Lake for a picnic lunch. After the lake visit, you’ll check in to your next hotel where you’ll have time to relax before dinner.

Overnight in Ruteng Village

Included: Breakfast, Golu Curo Viewpoint Hike, Malange Hot Springs Visit, Wine Tasting (1 glass), Ranamese Lake Visit and Picnic Lunch, Dinner


Day 5

This morning, you’ll get to learn about the traditions and cultures in Flores by visiting community members in the village of Manggarai. On your drive out, you’ll stop in Cancar, a small village with spectacular views of the spider web rice fields! Your last viewpoint stop will be at Melo - a gorgeous view overlooking Labuan Bajo!

Once you check into the hotel, you’ll have free time until dinner!

Overnight in Labuan Bajo

Included: Breakfast, Traditional village visit, Scenic Viewpoint Drive, Lunch, Dinner


Day 6

Grab a hearty breakfast because today is going to be an adventure! You’ll start with a boat ride to Kelor island for a morning of snorkeling and swimming on the white sand beaches. Then, grab lunch on board the boat as you make your way to Rinca Island. Upon arrival the crew will begin trekking on Rinca island to see the wildlife and discover the many trails.

After a solid hike, return to the boat to continue to Padar Island. Enjoy dinner aboard your trusty ship.

Overnight on boat

Included: Breakfast, Snorkeling on Kelor Island, Lunch, Rinca Island Trekking, Dinner


Day 7

Rise and shine! Today, you’ll grab the sunrise from the top of Padar island for some incredible views of the surrounding area and ocean. You’ll disembark the boat before hiking 15-20 minutes to the top of the island. You’ll have plenty of time to take in the views and enjoy the sunrise. Return downhill before grabbing breakfast back on the boat while it sails to Komodo Island.

When you arrive in Loh Liang, Komodo Island, disembark on a journey to see the Komodo Dragons in the natural habitat, among other wild animals and birds. You’ll also be able to pick from a series of hikes depending on your mood.

After a full dose of nature and treks, return to the boat for your departure to Pink Beach, where you’ll have lunch. After relaxing from a yummy food coma, you’ll have a chance to swim and snorkel pink Beach. Afterwards, it’s back to Labuan Bajo with a stop at Manta Point to see the activities of Manta Ray (If you are lucky!).

Check into the hotel, get a much needed rinse before joining the crew for the farewell dinner. Cheers to an amazing week and the lifelong friendships made!

Overnight in Labuan Bajo

Included: Breakfast, Sunrise Padar Island Trekking, Komodo Island Hiking, Lunch, Snorkeling on Pink Beach, Farewell Dinner


Day 8

All good things must come to an end, until next time! Grab breakfast at the hotel before transferring back to your flight to Bali or continuing on your travels!

Ready to head back to Denpasar? Add the optional Flight to Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) to cart when you check out!

Included: Breakfast, Airport Transfer

Departure: Fly out of Maumere Airport (MOF). For those of you returning to Bali to fly home, book evening flights home (after 4/5 pm) to provide adequate time for your return from Maumere.


Trip Operated By

Buffalo Tours was originally launched in 1994 by founder Tran Trong Kien. As a young medical student from Hanoi, Kien spent his spare time guiding travellers throughout Vietnam to help fund his studies and show off the country he loved.

Today, Buffalo Tours is one of Asia’s leading destination management companies, with hundreds of thousands of passengers carried annually and several internationally recognised industry awards under our belts. Since our modest beginnings, the Buffalo Tours team hold responsible travel as a core commitment. As we have grown, so too has the commitment to work responsibly with our customers, host communities and local business partners. We always ensure our tours have a minimal impact on the natural environment, while remaining respectful and observant of local customs and supportive of local economies.

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