Im off to Indonesia soon and need some advice.
I fly to Bali however I want to visit Flores. I was wondering if I should fly to and from Maumere? or should I fly there and make my own way back over land and sea? Would the latter option be full of awful long journeys or it it pretty awesome? (I only have one month) is it easier to fly? How do most people get to and from Flores? Can I book a boat from lubuan Bajo back to Bali or Lombok going via Komodo? alternately can I do a day trip to Komodo from Luban Bajo and catch a separate boat back to Bali/Lombok?
Also, has anyone been to Wae Rebo? (Flores). Would love any advice on this as it looks amazing. Do I need to book a tour or can I do the hike on my own?
Just one more thing, Any advice on Flores (what ever the advice is) is greatly appreciated as I just cant find much on the net. Not sure if it is touristy or not, fine either way but would love to know where the hot spots are etc or the hidden gems :-)
hello, let me help you
the are many route to Flores, you can fly from Bali to Labuanbajo but the best route is from Lombok, you can sail from Lombok to Labuanbajo, its need 4 day, you can visited many place before you arrived in Labuanbajo, Like "moyo island" Komodo Island and pink beach etc. then if you want to Waerebo you need a guide, i suggest you to Kelimutu, its a beautiful lake. from labuanbajo you can rent car or joint overland trip, its need about 6days. from labuanbajo finished in Ende or Maumere, from Ende or Maumere you can go to Bali by plane.
i hope this is helpfully, if you need more info or detail about the coast you can send me a private message. thank you
I didn't have any problem researching Flores on the net. Plenty of info on Perama boat (website), Labuan Bajo, day trips to Rinca Island, Komodo Island, Pulau Monyet, overnight stays on Seraya Island(website), Kanawa Island(website).
My (future) preference will be to book Perama boat(departs Senggigi, Lombok) to Labuan Bajo. If the boat calls in at Komodo Island then that saves doing a day trip from LB. Return to Denpasar by plane (but make sure it is prebooked before leaving Bali).
Aforementioned places are my preferences. Maybe you could be more specific in regard to what it is that you have tried to research.
By the way how was your experience in BALI? Did you loved that place?
asiamedan, if your question is directed to myself I can say I have visited Bali twice but that was back in the 80's. I think anyone who visits will enjoy themselves. There are probably plenty of (more recent) blogs to read on travelblog.org. My post to the OP is based on internet research as I intend at some time in the future to visit Lombok & Flores.