Indonesia: Wonders of the Pacific

  • Destination: Indonesia
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Price: $950

Overview

Journey into the Pacific ocean across the Indonesian archipelago to explore the islands of Bali and Flores. From lush forests, hidden waterfalls and active volcanoes to remote villages, Komodo dragons and exotic beaches with adventurous twists along the way.

Highlights

- Explore Ubud, Bali’s cultural hub
- Rafting the rapids of the Telaga Waja River
- Hiking Tegallalang rice terraces & swimming under the mighty Tegenungan waterfall
- The Secret Eden Trek to the hidden waterfalls of Sambangan village
- Nusa Penida Island and the breathtaking Kelingking beach
- The Stunning crater lakes of Kelimutu Volcano
- Tribal encounters with the indigenous tribes of Bajawa
- Searching for the planet’s largest lizard on the islands of Rinca and Komodo
- Swimming in the crystal clear waters of the unique Pink Beach

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Itinerary & Trip Details

Day 1: Arrival in Bali

Arrival in Bali

Arrival in Denpasar airport in Bali in Indonesian Archipelago, the ‘Emerald of the Equator’. Pick up and transfer to Ubud. Located 300m above sea level in the midst of terraced rice fields, Ubud is Bali’s most beautiful town and is known as the cultural heart of Bali. Spend the day exploring the town of Ubud and getting ready for our upcoming adventure.

Accommodation: Standard Hotel

Day 2: The Ubud Experience

The Ubud Experience

After Breakfast we start our adventure by driving to Telaga Waja River for an exciting white water rafting adventure down the river in some of the most scenic scenery in central Bali as we raft along lush tropical forests, green valleys and many waterfalls. After Rafting we have lunch by the banks of the river then drive to the beautiful Tegallalang rice terraces, we will hike along the rice paddies and get to know more about the traditional irrigation system known as the Subak. Afterwards we continue to the amazing Tegenungan waterfall for a refreshing swim in the pool under the waterfall surrounded by lush environment.

Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: BL

Day 3: The Secret Eden

The Secret Eden

Today we explore the less known parts of Bali as we head north to Sambangan village for an amazing trekking trail known as the ‘Secret Garden’. Starting from Tiying Tali Dam we come across Muara rice terraces then venture into the Sambangan forest as we make our way to three beautiful waterfalls, Canging Waterfall, Dedari Waterfall, and Cemara Waterfall. Afterwards we trek downhill through Cengana village then continue trekking downhill to Bantenan village and four more waterfalls Aling-aling, kroya, Kembar and Pucuk with chances for sliding in waterfalls and jumping into natural pools away from the traditional touristic trails.

Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: BL

Day 4: Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida

Today we sail on a speedboat to the beautiful island of Nusa Penida. First we will visit the breathtaking Kelingking beach then continue to the beautiful rock formations at the Broken beach and the natural pool of Angels Billabong. Have lunch then drive to the palm-fringed beaches of Crystal Bay where we are going to spend the rest of the day swimming and snorkeling in this tropical paradise. Afterwards we sail back to Bali and drive back to our hotel.

Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: BL

Day 5: Fly to Flores

Fly to Flores

Transfer to the airport to catch our flight to Maumere in Flores Island for our second part of our adventure. Flores, meaning flowers in Portuguese, is one of Indonesia’s most beautiful islands and the gateway to the unique island of Komodo. Upon arrival at Maumere, Pickup from the airport, have lunch in a local restaurant then transfer to Moni.

Accommodation: Basic Hotel
Meals: BLD

Day 6: Kelimutu Volcano

Kelimutu Volcano

Today we will have an early start for our hike to the top of Kelimutu volcano for a breathtaking sunrise over its stunning three crater lakes of three different colors. Afterwards we hike back to town, have breakfast then start our scenic drive to Bajawa, the spiritual heartland of the Ngada tribal people.

Accommodation: Basic Hotel
Meals: BLD

Day 7: Bajawa Tribes

Bajawa Tribes

After Breakfast, we will go for a beautiful hike to explore the traditional Ngada tribes villages of Bajawa, nestled in the midst of lush jungles and high mountain slopes. Afterwards we will drive to the town of Ruteng.

Accommodation: Basic Hotel
Meals: BLD

Day 8: In Search of Dragons

In Search of Dragons

Morning drive to the harbor then embark on an offshore adventure to Komodo National Park looking for the world’s largest lizards known as the Komodo Dragons. First we sail to Rinca Island then start our trek along the wildlife and beautiful rain forests for encounters with this unique species. Afterwards we return to the boat and proceed to Kambing Island for swimming and snorkeling then continue to Komodo Island. Dinner and overnight on the boat.

Accommodation: Boat Cabins
Meals: BLD

Day 9: Komodo Island

Komodo Island

After breakfast, we will visit Komodo village and explore their daily life then continue to Loh Liang for a 2-hour trek for another chance to see the planet’s only giant lizards and other wild animals along the way, such as the Timor deer, wild boars and numerous birds. Afterwards we return to the boat and proceed to the stunning Pink beach, one of only seven in the world. The sand appears pink because it is a mixture of white sand combined with red sand. Enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear water then sail back to Labuan Bajo.

Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: BLD

Day 10: Departure

 Departure

Transfer to the airport for final departure

Meals: B

Price Includes/Excludes

Price Includes

- All land transfers in a private vehicle including airport pickups
- All Entrance Tickets & Environmental Permits
- Accommodation for 4 nights in a standard hotel on Bali Island
- Accommodation for 4 nights in basic hotels on Flores Island
- Accommodation for 1 night in boat cabins by Komodo Island
- All mentioned tours and activities
- All mentioned meals (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

Price Excludes

- International flight to Denpasar in Bali
- Domestic flight to Flores island (avg. $150)
- Any airport/terminal fees
- Visa Expenses
- Tips & Gratuities

 

 

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