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Various dates available

Flores Adventure

From £3649 Per person

Deposit Deposit 25%. Balance due 12 weeks before departure
Sail around East Flores and discover the beautiful pink beach, towering live volcano, majestic Komodo Dragon and so much more
Clear
Pay a 25% deposit per item
Suited to
Families, Couples, Groups, Individual
Difficulty
No previous experience required
Nights onboard
9
Vessel type
Traditional Indonesian Pinisi made from Ironwood
Vessel length
42 metres
Skipper
Yes
Crew
Total crew of 14
Berth Style
24 guests in 12 cabins All cabins offer creature comforts and necessary amenities: Spacious twin-share cabins with twin bunks or double beds Each cabin has a private bathroom with toilet and hot shower Washbasin and toiletries provided in your cabin Eac
Insurance Required
Yes

Discover the most beautiful and diverse islands of East Flores, with stunning nature, wildlife and culture

9 Nights: Various dates May & June 2021

$4,550 / £3,649 per person*

*Trips are priced in the operator’s local currency. The sterling amount shown is a guide only and the amount you pay in sterling will change with currency fluctuations.

Explore the Islands around Flores, where you'll get the chance to discover mind-blowing natural beauty in the form of active volcanos, pink beaches, lively reefs and the incredible Komodo National Park. The wildlife in this area is equally as amazing, with Manta Rays, fruit bats, sea turtles, and of course the prehistoric-looking Komodo Dragon.

As we sail our way around these islands you'll discover the vibrant traditional cultures thriving in the local's villages, and will experience the production of their famous local textiles, cultural performances and learn about the history which shaped these communities.

The whole vessel is available for charter. Please enquire for details. 

Komodo – Maumere

DAY 1

– In the early morning, we will arrive at the airport, where we will be picked up by the tour leaders and taken straight to the Ombak Putih. We will head out into Komodo National Park to Makassar reefs to snorkel with mantas. We will also stop at Pink Beach for snorkelling.

– Cruise to Rinca Island and spend the night at anchor in the bay.

DAY 2

– We wake up early and go ashore on Rinca Island for a trek and have an encounter with Komodo Dragons under the guidance of experienced rangers.

– After lunch, we will snorkel at Siaba Reef’s corals, home to many sea turtles.

– Late afternoon around 4 pm we will set sail for Riung Islands, enjoying sunset cocktails. Overnight, we cruise along the northern coast of Flores.

DAY 3

– Today we will wake up near Riung Island. It will be a full day of island exploration, hiking, snorkelling, paddling and kayaking.

– In the evening we will be anchored off-shore to witness thousands of fruit bats come out from their roosting trees to head to the mainland to forage.

– We will cruise overnight to our next destination.

DAY 4

– Today we will wake up off Paluweh Island, an active volcano that rises 3000m from the seafloor.

– We will spend the day exploring the island and the surrounding reefs with hikes, swimming, snorkelling, paddle boarding and pay a visit to the local Christian village.

DAY 5

– We will wake up off the coast of the Capo de Flores, ‘the Cape of Flowers’, as named by the Portuguese for the island’s beauty.

– We will spend the day snorkelling, paddling and exploring in this beautiful part of Indonesia, including a visit to a local village. before heading further east at sunset.

DAY 6

– We will wake up on Lembata Island on the far east side of Flores. Our morning view includes the massive live volcano called Ile Api (Island of Fire). We will be welcomed ashore in a local village where we can witness the production of their famous local textiles.

– After lunch on the boat, we will sail across the bay to snorkel on a vibrant local reef. It is also possible to swim and paddle on a local beach.

– This evening, the crew will set up for a beach BBQ and party under the stars.

DAY 7

– At about 6 am, we head for Solor, taking our time to cruise throughout the day, stopping off along the route for snorkelling and exploring.

– On Solor, we will visit a local village and an old Portuguese fort, built in the 16th Century to protect their hold on the Spice Trade.

-We continue cruising during the night.

DAY 8

– We will wake up once again under the gaze of another imposing volcano, this time the mighty Ile Mandiri off Larantuka. After breakfast, we will go ashore and be welcomed into the local village by the residents with songs and dancing.

– After lunch on board, we will move north along the Capo des Flores to a great snorkelling site and beach, where we will snorkel, swim and paddle.

– We will then cruise off into the night at about 8 pm, for our overnight passage heading back west to Maumere.

DAY 9

– Arriving just before dawn, we will be anchored off a small cluster of islands surrounded by white sand beaches and beautiful coral reefs.

– We will spend the day snorkelling, hiking and exploring this beautiful area, before having a final night’s party on the beach with the crew.

– We will spend a quiet night at anchor.

DAY 10

– We set sail at 7 am and cruise into Maumere. From here, we make a final visit to Watublapi village for a cultural performance.

– Back to the boat for lunch and then to the airport for our afternoon flight to Bali at 3.45 pm.

Maumere – Komodo

DAY 1

– In the morning, we arrive at Maumere airport, where we will be picked up by the tour leaders and taken straight to Ombak Putih.

– After a cultural performance at Watublapi Village, Back on the boat for lunch.

– In the afternoon, while we settle in, we set sail to Kodia. We will arrive just before sunset.

DAY 2

– After spending a quiet night at anchor, we start the day at the small cluster of islands surrounded by white sand beaches and beautiful coral reefs.

– We will spend the day snorkelling, hiking and exploring this beautiful area.

-During the night, we cruise westwards to Capo des Flores, ‘the Cape of Flowers’, as named by the Portuguese for the island’s beauty.

DAY 3

– After breakfast on board, we will move north along the Capo des Flores to a great snorkelling site and beach, where we will snorkel, swim and paddle.

– We then continue cruising to the mighty Ile Mandiri off Larantuka. After lunch, we will go ashore and be welcomed into the local village by the residents with songs and dancing.

-During the night time, we sail eastwards to Solor.

DAY 4

– On Solor, we will visit a local village and an old Portuguese fort, built in the 16th Century to protect their hold on the Spice Trade.

– After our visit we head for Lembata Island, taking our time to cruise throughout the day, stopping off along the route for snorkelling and exploring.

DAY 5

– We will wake up on Lembata Island on the far east side of Flores. Our morning view includes the massive live volcano called Ile Api (Island of Fire). We will be welcomed ashore in a local village, where we can witness the production of their famous local textiles.

– After lunch on the boat, we will sail across the bay to snorkel on a vibrant local reef. It is also possible to swim and paddle on a local beach.

– This evening, the crew will set up for a beach BBQ and party under the stars.

-We head back west along the north coast of Flores

DAY 6

– We will wake up again off the coast of the Capo de Flores.

– Today is the day the for snorkelling, paddling and exploring this beautiful part of Indonesia, including a visit to a local village, before heading further west at sunset.

DAY 7

– Today we will wake up off Paluweh Island, an active volcano that rises 3000m from the seafloor.

– We will spend the day exploring the island and the surrounding reefs with hikes, swimming, snorkelling, paddle boarding and pay a visit to the local Christian village.

DAY 8

-Today we will wake up near Riung Island. It will be a full day of island exploration, hiking, snorkelling, paddling and kayaking.

– In the evening we will be anchored off-shore to witness thousands of fruit bats come out from their roosting trees to head to the mainland to forage.

– We will cruise overnight to Rinca Island.

DAY 9

– We wake up early and go ashore on Rinca Island for a trek and have an encounter with Komodo Dragons under the guidance of experienced rangers.

– After lunch, we will snorkel at Siaba Reef’s corals, home to many sea turtles.

-We continue on a short cruise to Komodo National Park.

DAY 10

-We will head out into Komodo National Park to Makassar reefs to snorkel with mantas, followed with a visit to Pink Beach for snorkelling.

-After lunch, we will be dropped you to the airport or hotel for your onwards travel.

  • Professional cruise directors
  • Outdoor sleeping facilities
  • Complimentary snorkelling equipment and two sea canoes (add SUP)
  • Free tea, soft drinks, juices, coffee and mineral water
  • Excellent food and snacks (vegetarian and special menus on request)
  • Television, DVD and music centre in the lounge
  • Dining in spacious air-conditioned lounge
  • Teak wooden furniture in lounge, cabins and on deck
  • Spacious sun and semi-covered decks
  • Mooring fees
  • Visits to restaurants, museums, galleries etc during the trip
  • Fine selection of wines, beer and spirits for sale
  • Travel to and from the vessel (including internal/domestic airfares)
  • Open to beginner sailors.
  • Open to families.
  • Open to solo travellers.

Fly to Komodo Airport, Komodo / Frans Seda Airport, Maumere

Fly from Frans Seda Airport, Maumere / Komodo Airport, Komodo

Komodo – Maumere

DAY 1

– In the early morning, we will arrive at the airport, where we will be picked up by the tour leaders and taken straight to the Ombak Putih. We will head out into Komodo National Park to Makassar reefs to snorkel with mantas. We will also stop at Pink Beach for snorkelling.

– Cruise to Rinca Island and spend the night at anchor in the bay.

DAY 2

– We wake up early and go ashore on Rinca Island for a trek and have an encounter with Komodo Dragons under the guidance of experienced rangers.

– After lunch, we will snorkel at Siaba Reef’s corals, home to many sea turtles.

– Late afternoon around 4 pm we will set sail for Riung Islands, enjoying sunset cocktails. Overnight, we cruise along the northern coast of Flores.

DAY 3

– Today we will wake up near Riung Island. It will be a full day of island exploration, hiking, snorkelling, paddling and kayaking.

– In the evening we will be anchored off-shore to witness thousands of fruit bats come out from their roosting trees to head to the mainland to forage.

– We will cruise overnight to our next destination.

DAY 4

– Today we will wake up off Paluweh Island, an active volcano that rises 3000m from the seafloor.

– We will spend the day exploring the island and the surrounding reefs with hikes, swimming, snorkelling, paddle boarding and pay a visit to the local Christian village.

DAY 5

– We will wake up off the coast of the Capo de Flores, ‘the Cape of Flowers’, as named by the Portuguese for the island’s beauty.

– We will spend the day snorkelling, paddling and exploring in this beautiful part of Indonesia, including a visit to a local village. before heading further east at sunset.

DAY 6

– We will wake up on Lembata Island on the far east side of Flores. Our morning view includes the massive live volcano called Ile Api (Island of Fire). We will be welcomed ashore in a local village where we can witness the production of their famous local textiles.

– After lunch on the boat, we will sail across the bay to snorkel on a vibrant local reef. It is also possible to swim and paddle on a local beach.

– This evening, the crew will set up for a beach BBQ and party under the stars.

DAY 7

– At about 6 am, we head for Solor, taking our time to cruise throughout the day, stopping off along the route for snorkelling and exploring.

– On Solor, we will visit a local village and an old Portuguese fort, built in the 16th Century to protect their hold on the Spice Trade.

-We continue cruising during the night.

DAY 8

– We will wake up once again under the gaze of another imposing volcano, this time the mighty Ile Mandiri off Larantuka. After breakfast, we will go ashore and be welcomed into the local village by the residents with songs and dancing.

– After lunch on board, we will move north along the Capo des Flores to a great snorkelling site and beach, where we will snorkel, swim and paddle.

– We will then cruise off into the night at about 8 pm, for our overnight passage heading back west to Maumere.

DAY 9

– Arriving just before dawn, we will be anchored off a small cluster of islands surrounded by white sand beaches and beautiful coral reefs.

– We will spend the day snorkelling, hiking and exploring this beautiful area, before having a final night’s party on the beach with the crew.

– We will spend a quiet night at anchor.

DAY 10

– We set sail at 7 am and cruise into Maumere. From here, we make a final visit to Watublapi village for a cultural performance.

– Back to the boat for lunch and then to the airport for our afternoon flight to Bali at 3.45 pm.

Maumere – Komodo

DAY 1

– In the morning, we arrive at Maumere airport, where we will be picked up by the tour leaders and taken straight to Ombak Putih.

– After a cultural performance at Watublapi Village, Back on the boat for lunch.

– In the afternoon, while we settle in, we set sail to Kodia. We will arrive just before sunset.

DAY 2

– After spending a quiet night at anchor, we start the day at the small cluster of islands surrounded by white sand beaches and beautiful coral reefs.

– We will spend the day snorkelling, hiking and exploring this beautiful area.

-During the night, we cruise westwards to Capo des Flores, ‘the Cape of Flowers’, as named by the Portuguese for the island’s beauty.

DAY 3

– After breakfast on board, we will move north along the Capo des Flores to a great snorkelling site and beach, where we will snorkel, swim and paddle.

– We then continue cruising to the mighty Ile Mandiri off Larantuka. After lunch, we will go ashore and be welcomed into the local village by the residents with songs and dancing.

-During the night time, we sail eastwards to Solor.

DAY 4

– On Solor, we will visit a local village and an old Portuguese fort, built in the 16th Century to protect their hold on the Spice Trade.

– After our visit we head for Lembata Island, taking our time to cruise throughout the day, stopping off along the route for snorkelling and exploring.

DAY 5

– We will wake up on Lembata Island on the far east side of Flores. Our morning view includes the massive live volcano called Ile Api (Island of Fire). We will be welcomed ashore in a local village, where we can witness the production of their famous local textiles.

– After lunch on the boat, we will sail across the bay to snorkel on a vibrant local reef. It is also possible to swim and paddle on a local beach.

– This evening, the crew will set up for a beach BBQ and party under the stars.

-We head back west along the north coast of Flores

DAY 6

– We will wake up again off the coast of the Capo de Flores.

– Today is the day the for snorkelling, paddling and exploring this beautiful part of Indonesia, including a visit to a local village, before heading further west at sunset.

DAY 7

– Today we will wake up off Paluweh Island, an active volcano that rises 3000m from the seafloor.

– We will spend the day exploring the island and the surrounding reefs with hikes, swimming, snorkelling, paddle boarding and pay a visit to the local Christian village.

DAY 8

-Today we will wake up near Riung Island. It will be a full day of island exploration, hiking, snorkelling, paddling and kayaking.

– In the evening we will be anchored off-shore to witness thousands of fruit bats come out from their roosting trees to head to the mainland to forage.

– We will cruise overnight to Rinca Island.

DAY 9

– We wake up early and go ashore on Rinca Island for a trek and have an encounter with Komodo Dragons under the guidance of experienced rangers.

– After lunch, we will snorkel at Siaba Reef’s corals, home to many sea turtles.

-We continue on a short cruise to Komodo National Park.

DAY 10

-We will head out into Komodo National Park to Makassar reefs to snorkel with mantas, followed with a visit to Pink Beach for snorkelling.

-After lunch, we will be dropped you to the airport or hotel for your onwards travel.

Temperature in this sailing area varies little (27° to 33° Celsius year-round) with mostly blue skies and light winds. We suggest you bring the following:

Light cotton/ linen clothes, including a pair of long trousers for visits in the villages

Water shoes (boots or plastic shoes)

Hiking shoes

Camera

A plastic / waterproof bag for your camera when disembarking

High protection suntan lotion

A hat

Insect repellent

Dive/ snorkelling equipment if you have your own (there is plenty on board)

A sweater for cool evenings

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