3D2N A Short and Sweet Adventure to the Volcanic Peak
Day 1: DENPASAR - MAUMERE – DETUSOKO ( -/ L/ D).
Upon arrival at Frans Seda airport of Maumere East Flores, our local guide will meet you and transfer to a restaurant in town for lunch. Depart to Detusoko for 4 hours driving. On the way stops at Ledalero--a major Catholic Seminary to visit the Blikon Blewut Museum with its various collections of local royal families’ old portraits, antique hand woven clothes, fossils of stegedont (=giant elephant), etc., (if the museum had closed as it does sometime, we will visit it the next day on the way back from Kelimutu), then at Jopu traditional village to see tall thatched roofing house of Lio tribe and their typical hand woven ikat textiles. Opportunity for snap-shop along the journey will follow with the local happenings. Late afternoon arrive at Detusoko, check in at St. Franciscan Guest House. If time allows we drive down to hot spring. Dinner and stay overnight at St. Franciscan Guest House--beautiful setting, clean and very quiet.
Day 2: DETUSOKO – KELIMUTU – MAUMERE ( B/ L/ D).
Having earlier coffee and tea at gues house while breakfast will be provided on the summit of Kelimutu. At 04:15 am depart by car to Kelimutu. On the way take a short stop at Nduaria, a beautiful road side fruit and vegetables market for buying fruits and taking photo. Continue to Kelimutu to explore the inexplicably three colored crater lakes (Brown, Turquoise and Black—often change colors). After exploring the lakes hike down to parking area and continue drive to Moni and on toward Maumere. Next stop at Pantai Koka, a beautiful white sandy beach for a short walk and taking photo. Lunch serves at Laris, a sea view restaurant in Paga. Before Maumere we drive off road to Sikka weaving village to see typical hand woven ikats of Sikka. As usual, at time we enter this village there could be nobody around, but once one sees our coming, one by one weaver wil come and centring around us and shout at their friends: “tourist, tourist….”, and all of a sudden all weavers will swarm over us with their beautiful ikats on the shoulder as a way to attract visitors’ eyes--of course they expect visitor to buy one. Next we go and see an Old Portuguese style Catholic Church which built since the Portuguese were still on Flores some centuries ago. Return to high way and onto Maumere. Before the hotel we will drive onto Wuring fishing village on the north west of Maumere town to see Buginese stilt houses stretch down the lowest tide line--it’s a beautiful village filled with hundreds of Pinishi boats and catamarans. Continue to hotel for dinner and stay overnight at Sea World Club Cottages or at Wailiti Beach Resort.
Day 3: MAUMERE – DENPASAR ( B/ -/ -).
Early in the morning excursion to Watublapi village to see traditional dance performance and manual weaving demonstration. The whole performance begins with customary greetings then followed by the performance of traditional music, dances and folksongs then opportunity to observe the whole process of hand weaving textiles. From Watublapi we drive directly to Frans Seda airport for your flight back to Denpasar.
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