5 Day / 4 Nights
Day 01 ARRIVAL MAUMERE
The afternoon program is visiting watublapi, a hamlet about 18 km south east of maumere locally known for it’s fertile land and rich in exotic tropical plants and fruits. One will be entertained with dances and folksongs accompanied with local dishes and drinks. There is chance to comprehend more about lkat weaving – the will-known tie-dyeing weaving technique.
Day 02 MAUMERE – MONI or DETUSOKO
There are places around the town worth to be visited, such as Maumere market , Wuring – the fisherman village with houses built on stilts and Ledalero Museum. Lunch en route. During the day you will experience the dramatic change in both nature pattern and ethnicity. In the afternoon you will find yourself in the Lio ethnic’s environment. Pay a call o their villages (such as in lisedetu with traditional house) and try to comprehend the local’s daily life or just having a closer look into their work of architecture.
Day 03 MONI/DETUSOKO – KELIMUTU – ENDE
It is worth to experience the sunrise at Kelimutu – the three colored crater lakes (start at about 4.00 o’clock). Once arrive in kelimutu one will find something like nowhere, incomparable with known told stories – photos or even moving pictures have seen before. Drive then dawn hill and visit some village (Kaonara and Ranggase with traditional houses) to comprehend the Leo ethnic ‘s daily life and to understand their work of civilization. Lio people also well known for the lkat weaving – the tie-dyeing weaving technique.Drive then to ENDE. There are chances photo stops, such as at Nduaria Fruit market. Lunch in ENDE. Your afternoon program will include the visit to Penggajawa – locally known as blue pebble beach, where woman collecting blue tiny stones for export market. Proceed afterwards to Reworena – the village where you can have a closer look into the daily life of ENDE ethnic. Women producing lkat sarongs and in the late afternoon they are busy preparing Ndota – the local dish made of fresh tiny chopped cassava (conditional, depends on the season ). The village also as the black smith center. To end the day’s program, drive toward Nuabosi until reach the vantage point for the wide-angel view over the town of ENDE, which is beautiful located on the coastal area fortified by volcanoes.
Day 04 ENDE – MAUMERE
In the morning visit wolopoto, the typical coastal village of Lio ethnic. It is better to arrive there early in the morning ( start at about 5.30 AM ) as you will experience the dramatic ray of morning light showering the copped volcano of Meje at the opposite side of the buy with bright golden light. Just sit next to the megalithic monuments and animistic shrine in the village and enjoy what the nature and the work of civilization prepare for you. Return afterwards to ENDE to visit the morning market and exile house of the late Mr.Sukarno – the world famous Indonesian Founding Father. ENDE is the place where Mr. Sukarno got the inspiration about PANCASILA – the five philosophic principle of the Nation of Indonesia. Afternoon drive back to Maumere through the northern coast of FLORES.
Day 05 MAUMERE – NEXT DESTINATION
Prices Included: Land transportation, English Speking Guide, Entrance Fee, Accommodation, meals, tour and transfer.
Prices Excluded: Flight ticket, Personal expenses and tips.