Multi-Day Tour | Independent, Private

Overland Adventure through Flores to Komodo, Indonesia (8 days)

Remote Lands, Inc

Maumere, Indonesia To Bali, Indonesia

Valid for Departures Now Through: 18 Mar 2019


Day 1
Maumere, Indonesia
Sea World Club Dinner

Begin this once-in-a-lifetime experience arriving in Maumere - a charming small city on Flores Island. This intimate island has a high Roman Catholic population and special ceremonies specific to the island can be observed daily. Check into your hotel - we recommend the lush beachfront Sea World Club at Waiara Beach. Spend the rest of the day exploring the island at your leisure.

Day 2
Moni, Indonesia
Kelimutu Crater Lakes Ecolodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The day kicks off with a stop at the Roman Catholic Seminary of Ledalero, where you can also peruse the collection of ancient artifacts at the seminary’s museum - the Bikon Blewt Museum. Explore the village of Sikka and learn about the ikat weaving process. That afternoon, we will land on Moni, the small settlement at the base of the volcanic Mount Kelimutu. Check into the innovative and environmentally-friendly Kelimutu Crater Lakes Ecolodge - this is the highest quality accommodation in the area where you can look out over stunning views of Mount Kelimutu. Call it an early night to rest up for an active and early morning!

Day 3
Bajawa, Indonesia
Kelimutu, Indonesia
Hotel Happy Happy Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Rise and shine with a 3:30am wake up call. From base camp, you’ll drive close to the principal viewing site. Climb the 127 stairs to the top to catch the incredible first few rays of light as the sun begins to paint the eastern sky. Watch as the different colors of the lakes become visible with the morning sun. Later that morning, walk through the old port town of Ende before stopping in Tanggo Beach and enjoying a seafront picnic. Snap a picture of the egg-sized volcanic stones blanketing the beach. Finish the day by reaching Bajawa and checking into Hotel Happy Happy - a quaint, locally-owned hotel. That night, indulge in a savory meal at Lucas Restaurant.

Day 4
Ruteng, Indonesia
Wisma Santa Maria Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Travel to the village of Belarahi and take an hour and a half trek. The trek is an easy walk through the natural savanna, thick bamboo forests and picturesque oceanfront. After your trek, return to the village, where you’ll see a rare performance of a traditional local dance. Next, we will drive to Mbalata Beach for an afternoon swim and picnic lunch. Finish the day by driving to Ruteng and check into your home for the night - the missionary-style lodge that was a gift from the Mexican government, the Wisma Santa Maria Hotel Susteran.

Day 5
Liang Bua , Indonesia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 of our trip is a memorable day as you journey to the Tengku Lese Waterfall. After a short trek through the gorgeous rice fields, watch the tumbling water down the two-tiered waterfall that cascades into a small rainbow producing pool at the bottom. That afternoon, we’ll travel to the Liang Bua Cave -  also known as the Hobbit Cave for the meter-tall human remains found in the cave dating back to 18,000 years ago.

Day 6
Jayakarta Suites Komodo-Flores Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The day begins with an impressive photo opportunity of an intricate, delicate “spider-web” rice field where the field actually resembles its wispy namesake. The second stop of the day is in Melo Village. You will have the treat of seeing a Caci performance - a ritual whip fight between two men. Post-fight share an authentic Manggarai lunch with the local villagers. That evening, reach Labuan Bajo and check into your hotel, the Jayakarta Suites Komodo-Flores.

Day 7
Jayakarta Suites Komodo-Flores Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Visit the Komodo National Park - a UNESCO World Heritage Site composed of about 80 small islands, making up an archipelago. Look for the famous dragons, along with deer, buffaloes, monkeys, wild horses, sea eagles, sulfur crested cockatoos and even flying foxes. After you’re finished exploring Komodo National Park, take a 45-minute boat ride to Rinca, a small island where you will enjoy a two hour nature hike guided by a local ranger.

Day 8
Bali, Indonesia
None Breakfast

Your full journey ends today - you’ll transfer from Labuan Bajo Denpasar and begin your travels home.

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VIP Arrival

The following VIP services are complimentary for all Virtuoso guests upon arrival at participating airports.

  • Meet and greet as you disembark the aircraft
  • Luggage assistance
  • Escort through immigration and customs formalities
  • Escort to your private guide

Further services may be available, contingent upon individual airport regulations. Please enquire for further details.

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This is the perfect getaway for those looking for adventure, relaxation and an off-the-beaten path holiday in unmapped Indonesia. Our 8-day Overland Adventure will take you through Maumere, Moni, Kelimutu, Bajawa, Ruteng, Labuan Bajo, Rinca, and Komodo Island. Explore caves and waterfalls many think only exist in the movies. Get a true taste of the authentic and exotic culture of these stunning tropical islands.


  • See where the remains of an 18,000-year-old human being were found, measuring less than 1 meter tall

  • Trek through Mount Kelimutu and watch from above as the lakes light up with the colors of the morning sun

  • Explore Komodo Island and look for the dragon-esque creature roaming in nature

About Us

Remote Lands is the world’s foremost ultra-luxe bespoke travel designer focused exclusively on Asia. We provide the very finest that Asia has to offer, from pool villas and private jets to unique experiences within far-flung cultures off the beaten path. Our attention to detail, personalized service, creativity and deep knowledge of Asia set us apart.

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Payment Notes
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Refund Policy
  • Fully refundable, less a 15% of total trip price cancellation fee, if cancelled 91 days or more before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
  • 50% of total trip price refundable if cancelled 30-90 days before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
  • No refund less than 30 days before departure

  • Please note that some vendors have onerous cancellation policies with substantial penalties for changes where funds paid are non-refundable

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By: Squash1

Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2013

excellent at making sure everything is taken care of...personal cell phone contact appreciated and very customized orientation...also very nice
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush

Excellent package

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Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2013

Shangri La Rasa Ria Resort in Kota Kinabalu was fantastic as was the Kinabatangan River Resort. Raimie our guide was first-rate!
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By: Dustin and Eli

Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2018

Remote Lands coordinated our trip and made the experience worry-free. All of our transfers and guides were on time, professional, kind and even went above and beyond when a couple of unexpected needs arose. Thank you!
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By: Cindi

Reviewed on: 29 Mar 2018

Wonderful experience! This was my daughter’s senior trip prior to going away to college and it was everything I’d hoped it would be. Great guide, driver, travel agent, etc. Overall a very positive experience!!
Travel Advisor:  Deanna Byrd