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FULL ITINERARY:

[B, L, D indicates whether Breakfast, Lunch and/or Dinner is provided each day.]

DAY 1: Arrival to Bali

Arrive any time on Day 1 into Denpasar International airport. (DPS) Although the airport pick-up is not included we will arrange it with our trusted driver according to arrival times. Please note this is about $25 extra. To start our journey right we will see a traditional Balinese offering upon arrival to our hotel. We will gather in the evening for a brief orientation and dinner together. (D)

Sleep: Alam Indah                                                                                                                        

DAY 2: Rice Trek & Traditional Medicine

We can stretch our legs after a long day of travel. Our guide Ida Bagus will take us on a rice field trek through small villages all while explaining the flora and fauna of this area. We will enjoy a traditional Balinese lunch before heading back to the hotel. There is free time in the afternoon to explore the town of Ubud. (B,L)                                                                       

Sleep: Alam Indah

DAY 3: Temples & Cooking Class

Our local guide, Dewa will meet the group today. We will visit a few surrounding temples in the morning. Hinduism is practiced by the majority of the population. (not true in the rest of Indonesia) Lunch will be close to town amount the rice paddy’s. In the late afternoon we will head to a cooking class to create ur scrumptious dinner! (B,L,D)

Sleep: Alam Indah

DAY 4: Batik Class & Traditional Dance

Out partner organization Threads of Life leads interesting and fun textile tours to traditional weavers in East Bali. This class offers a unique insight into the botany, dye processes and practice of Indonesia’s textile traditions. Starting with an explanation of the work of the Bebali Foundation and a walk through the Bebali natural dye plant garden, you will learn about the more than a hundred plants are used by traditional weavers across Indonesia to make natural dyes for cotton, silk and other fibers. Dinner is on your own but be ready to leave in the evening for a special dance performance by Semara Ratih, one of Bali’s finest dance and music troupes. (B,L)                                                                                          

Sleep: Alam Indah

DAY 5: Flight to Flores Island

Today we depart for Maumere, Flores. This quaint and tranquil island is absolute paradise sprinkled with white sand beaches, aqua crater lakes, mangroves and traditional island villages. It’s only a 90 minute flight and there is time in the afternoon to relax and swim at this incredible lodge.  (B.L,D)                                                                                  

Sleep: Sea World Club

DAY 6: Snorkel & Boat Tour

We travel for the day to the islands, beaches and world class snorkeling sites around Maumere Bay, an area where over 1200 species of fish have been catalogued. Rental of mask, fins and snorkel is included along with a picnic lunch. (B,L)

Sleep: Sea World Club

DAY 7: Culture of Maumere

A 30-minute drive from the hotel we visit the Bliran Sina Cultural Arts Cooperative of Watublapi. Established in 1988 to rediscover, sustain and develop regional art and culture, Bliran Sina is one of the most successful weavers’ cooperatives in Indonesia. Their success is based on the sale of their authentic natural-dyed textiles and their world-class dance and music performance. (B,L) 

Sleep: Sea World Club

DAY 8: Travel to Moni

The scenic 3.5 hours drive to Moni will wind its way through spectacular mountain and coastal scenery, offering a vivid slice of life on Flores. Lunch will be en route before arriving to our eco-lodge where there will be time to take in this incredible beauty. (B,L,D)

Sleep: Kelimutu Crater Lakes Lodge

DAY 9: Crater Hike

We will wake up early for the epic sunrise hike to the Kelimutu Crater. This unforgettable adventure will connect you with the magical spirit of these lakes. Lunch is on your own and there is an option to visit a nearby hot spring for a soak in the afternoon. Dinner will be out in Moni. (B,L,D)

Sleep: Kelimutu Crater Lakes Lodge

DAY 10: Back to Maumere

We head back down to the coast stopping for lunch in Paga beach. Tonight is out last night on Flores and we will celebrate with a beach BBQ! (B,L,D)

Sleep: Sea World Club

DAY 11: Flight Back to Bali

Upon arrival back to Bali our trusted local guide Dewa, will be waiting for us. This time we will be staying in the town of Manggis. The afternoon is free for you to enjoy! (B,)

Sleep: Alila Manggis

DAY 12: Textile Tour

Today we visit the picturesque village of Sideman, in the heart of the panoramic valley of the Unda River and home to 3 of Balis most important textile traditions. We join up with Threads of Life and a local guide to get insight into the famed songket weaving. There will be a picnic lunch in the village before heading back to the hotel. Tonight will be our final group dinner! (B,L,D)                                                                 

Sleep: Alila Manggis

DAY 13: Departures back Home

Please make your departing flights for anytime this day. (B)