Essential Nusa Tenggara

12 days
FROM £ 2689
Countries Visited: Indonesia

Essential Nusa Tenggara

See sunrise over the spectacular Kelimutu crater lakes;
Walk over striking blue shingle at Nanga Panda beach;
Visit remote villages to learn about Sumba culture;
Sleep in a homestay under a traditional tall thatched roof;
Cruise Komodo National Park, seeking dragons;
Snorkel pristine reefs around the coast of Sabolon island.

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Holiday Itinerary

DAY 1 - 3

East of Bali and just south of the Komodo National Park, Sumba transports you to a time of ancient customs and unchanging landscapes. Local animist beliefs remain part of daily life, and it’s one of just a handful of places in the world where megalithic burials are still practised. The Lamboya region, on Sumba’s south west coast, is green and wide, with open grassland and clear beaches backed by gnarled hilltops peppered with farming villages, rushing waterfalls hidden within the jungle, and wide fields where horseback riders armed with ceremonial spears compete in the ancient festival of Pasola.

DAY 4 - 9

Flores is rich in culture and natural scenery, boasting hidden beaches and endless rice fields, dotted with smoking volcanoes. Spectacular crater lakes lie within the Kelimutu volcano: naturally coloured by minerals dissolved from the rocks, one is often bright blue, another green and the third red, although the colours can change suddenly. Photos give you some idea of their beauty, but nothing compares to seeing them for yourself. Stay in a select handful of village communities, experiencing the unique characteristics of each, and the overriding laid-back determination that defines the island.

DAY 10 - 11

Komodo Islands Plataran Cruise
Encompassing the islands of Komodo, Rinca, Padar and the west coast of Flores, Komodo National Park is often cited as the epitome of national park best practise. Well managed reefs teeming with diverse marine life make it a diver’s dream, and visitors are always eager to observe its unique onshore wildlife too, particularly the infamous Komodo Dragon. Over the course of a three-day cruise, stop to explore the islands, keeping an eye out for the world's largest lizard among other extraordinary wildlife, swim and snorkel in the clear waters, and sit on deck soaking up the scenery.
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  • English speaking, local guide
  • All accommodation listed
  • Land transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Shared cruise including cabin accommodation & all meals
  • Any domestic flights listed (unless marked otherwise)
  • All admission fees at attractions, temples and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All meals listed
  • International flight reconfirmation
Not Included: Flights to/from Asia, entry visas, international airport departure taxes, any meals not listed in the itinerary, drinks (other than water on activity days), personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tips etc.), travel insurance, all other services not listed in 'inclusive', Any Covid testing or certification required for travel and/or quarantine costs.

Price Guide

Price per person starts from £2,689 based on two people sharing. 

Price depends on the season of travel and availability at time of booking. Price per person reduces if there are more than two people travelling. We will provide a tailormade quote based on your dates and requirements - please complete an enquiry form below so that we can put you in touch directly with one of our Asia specialists.  

We provide private tailormade guided holidays - this means that you will not be expected to share guides or transport for the duration of your visit. You can start your holiday on the day you choose.

All prices are correct at the time of publishing. They are liable to change and can only be confirmed upon submitting an enquiry.

International Flights   We can easily arrange international flights for you as required. Please contact us so we can provide an accurate tailor-made costing based on your travel dates, availability, cabin/route/airline preferences and special offers.

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