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8D/7N Animist Cultures and Komodo Dragon Tour

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Maumere, Indonesia

  • Activities

    Adventure, Multi Activity Tour, Nature, Religious Tour, Sightseeing, Wildlife Tour

  • Price
    $1500 USD per person
  • Duration

    8 Days 7 Nights

  • Avg Distance

    700 km

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)


  • Starting Location

    Maumere East Flores

  • Price Includes

    Price USD.1500/Person minimum 2 people travelling together. More people get cheaper price. ESG (depends on your preference) Some donation during the ritual process, transportation, accommodation, private boat chartering, snorkeling fees and entrance fees.

  • Notes

    These trips are eco tours where the travelers need to bring mosquito cream, pull over jacket, trekking boots and some books and pencils for the kids at the villages. Any personal expenses which are not mentioned will be the responsibility of clients.


  • Visit local communities and meet villagers
  • Participate in rituals related to planting and/or harvesting
  • See the amazing countryside of Flores
  • Travel to Komodo Island and see the famous Komodo Dragons! The biggest monitor lizard in the world.


Trip Info

This very unique trip is made to show the travelers how the animist practice their traditional agricultural rites, from the beginning process of ritual ceremony at the field up to the next process of planting or harvesting. This trip will also be included the festival attraction and wildlife experience.

Upon arrival at FRANS SEDA airport in Maumere Flores, your professional ESG (as preferred) and transfer you directly to Hewa village (an ethnic group situated in the east of Maumere) to attend ritual ceremony made prior to harvesting/planting activity. This drive takes 3 hours from the town of Maumere east part of Flores. Lunch and dinner and overnight by the local community.

Early of the day you will attend another ritual ceremony in the middle of the field or garden, This rite is made to get permission from the goddess of rain, then follow with the process of planting/harvesting the crops. Both men and the women are working in group. The group of visitors will also take part in this activity. For harvest festival will take the whole day and night. Lunch and dinner an accommodation in the village with local community.

Visit the village of another ethnic group called Lamaholot to attend the same activity.

After breakfast depart to another ethnic group called Lio around Keli Ndota where the beginning history of rice as mentioned in the oral history that this place is where a local maid was sacrificed her self and later it is said that from her own flesh and blood grows the rice. This mythology is very popular in Indonesia. The Javanese called Dewi Sri “the mother of rice while Lionese people called it “Ine Pare”. Upon arrival in Moni check in to the Moni Ecolodge hotel for accommodation and meals.

Early morning drive to the three crater lakes with three different colors and amazing views of sunrise. After visiting the drive to Ende and take your flight to Labuanbajo west Flores. Overnight at 4 star hotel. The next day trips to Komodo for 3D/2N on cabin boat. Back to Labuanbajo for your flight back to Bali.


  1. 4 out of 5


    Our most amazing trip last moth was to participate cultural rite “Ka Sa’o” at Bena village in Bajawa – central Flores. The ceremony was made to celebrate a new customary house belongs to the clan of Dizi Ka’e. Thirty pigs and nine buffaloes were slaughtered to feed hundreds of people who attended the ceremony. My clients were invited to participte the process of ritual ceremony. Bena is the most traditional village in the Ngada regency situated around Inerie mountain, one of the highest peak in Flores with remarkably beautiful sea view and mountain villages. The next great celebration is Rebha ceremony held on February 2015. Make your plan to see this very interesting moment…!!

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