Images of yoga retreats, green smoothies, idyllic beaches and luxury spas paint a very surface identity to this rich and complex province. These islands offer so much more beneath the perfect holiday getaway.
This 13-day journey explores both Bali and Flores which are tucked into the chain of Sundra Islands in western Indonesia. We will uncover a more authentic side of these islands through delving deeper into the history of textiles, cooking traditional foods, connecting with community leaders, witnessing local dance and music, exploring incredible natural beauty and learning about local religion and culture.
We are lucky to partner with Threads of Life, a fair trade business dedicated to the revitalization and conservation of textile arts and weaving in Bali.
DATE: June 20th-July 2nd 2020
13 days/ 12 nights
$3825 per person based on double occupancy room. (2 beds) OR
$765 in 5 installments
$1200 for single supplement
LOCATION: Bali-Ubud & Manggis. Flores- Maumere & Moni
Trek through rice fields and discover traditional plant medicines
Discover the many sides of weaving and textiles within different communities
Climb to the top of Kelimutu Crater in an unforgettable sunrise hike
Day 1: Arrival to Bali
Feel free to arrive at anytime today. You will be transferred to our hotel and in the evening we will have a group dinner.
Day 2: Rice Trek & Plant Medicine
Learn all about the traditional medicine of the surrounding villages. We will walk amongst the beautiful rice fields and have a home-cooked lunch.
Day 3: Temples & Cooking Class
Exploration of some of the nearby temples in the morning followed by a cooking class in the evening.
Day 4: Batik Dyeing workshop
Partnering with the organization Threads of Life we get a hands-on Batik workshop! A traditional dance performance will be in the evening.
Day 5: Flight to Flores
Head to the gorge island of Flores; just a quick flight away. Ample time the afternoon to relax by the ocean.
Day 6: Boat & Snorkel Excursion
Explore the Maumere Bay as we travel through the many islands in this area. Picnic lunch included.
Day 7: Weaving Cooperative
Visit the Bliran Sina Cultural center, one of Indonesias most successful weaving cooperatives.
Day 8: Travel to Moni
Head up through spectacular mountain vistas to Kelimutu Ecolodge to get closer to the volcano!
Day 9: Volcano Hike
Sunrise hike to Kelimutu crater. An unforgettable experience!
Day 10: Back to Maumere
We wind our way back down to the coast stopping at Paga Beach for lunch and then a glorious beach BBQ in the evening.
Day 11: Flight back to Bali
After out short flight back we settled into our hotel in Manggis
Day 12: Textile Tour
We go into the heart of some villages to see traditional songket weaving. In the evening we will have our last dinner together.
Day 13: Departures
You can make your flight arrangements for anytime today out of DPS.
12 nights lodging in locally owned hotels and lodges.
12 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 6 dinners
Bi-lingual local guide
Private van & driver
Excursions listed on itinerary
June 20-July 2 2020: 8+ available. Double room with your own bed & shared bath. Single supplement available.