7 Day Bali to Flores Sailing Adventure

Discover untouched islands, pristine beaches, ancient volcanoes, traditional customs and natural wildlife on a memorable adventure sailing from Bali to Flores. Sail across the Lombok straight, along the Gili islands to Komodo National Park on a unique experience on the water.

Destinations included:
Sanur – Lombok –Moyo Island – Wera -- Komodo Island -- Rinca Island – Melo – Bali

We pride ourselves in creating personalised travel experiences that suit all your preferences and needs.

With this tour you can:

  • Choose your own departure date
  • Select the comfort level of accommodation
  • Adjust activities to cater to special interests
  • Modify any aspect of the tour as needed
JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Sailing across the Lombok straight, discovering a vast array of remote and stunning islands and spectacular scenic stops along the way
  • Trekking in Komodo National Park with a local ranger in search of the mighty Komodo Dragon in its natural habitat
  • Unveiling the unique traditions of local cultures on several islands, from observing artisanal craftsmanship to ritual dance performances
  • Snorkelling in some of the most pristine coral reefs in Flores, swimming along diverse and colourful marine life
  • Celebrating your journey from Bali to Flores with a barbeque on a secluded beach under the stars
TOUR INCLUSIONS
  • Tours as mentioned and air-conditioned transfers
  • Sightseeing and permit fees during guided times
  • Most meals aboard SeaTrek sailing vessel
  • Other meals as mentioned in itinerary
  • Expert English-speaking local guide
  • Boat cruises and rides while on tour
  • Service charges and government VAT tax
TOUR MAP
ITINERARY BY DAY

Day 1: Sanur – Lombok

This morning begin the ultimate sailing trip in Indonesia, feeling the sea breeze flutter across your face as it fills the sails on your journey from Bali to Flores. Begin by transferring from Sanur in Balo to the eastern coast to board the ship. Take in the beautiful scenery on the way, before boarding the vessel and meeting your captain.

Settle in, before the captain gives orders for the anchor to be lifted and the ship crosses the Lombok strait. A natural ecological boundary that separates the Java sea from the Indian ocean, sail across this natural gateway to the Gili Islands. After lunch on board, dock for a few hours of doing as you please! Pick from snorkelling, paddle boarding, kayaking, or just swimming gently along pristine white sand beaches. Enjoy soaking up the sun in this tranquil island paradise.

Day 2: Lombok

Tuck into breakfast, before heading back on Lombok to board a transfer to the northern side of the island. Arrive at the traditional village of Senaru, where a local guide will show you around. Stroll past thatched homes, orchards, and spice gardens as you learn more about the culture and customs of the Sasak people. Continue your walk down a flight of steps as you reach the spectacular roaring Sindang Gila, a 40 metre high waterfall surrounded by lush rainforest.

Stop here to marvel at the rushing waters, and take a dip from the stone beach. You can even go directly under the falls if you’d like, and feel the force from above. Afterwards, stroll along an irrigation canal taking in the panoramas of emerald rice paddies reach out to the sea. If time permits along this trek, visit Bayan Beleq, a mosque that dates back to the 17th century and is the oldest on the island. Here, witness some spinners and weavers demonstrate their ancient-skills, before returning to the vessel. Sail to Gili Salut next, where you’ll explore some neighbouring coral reefs in a marine conservation area before retiring for dinner.

Day 3: Lombok -- Moyo Island

Moor on the island of Moyo this morning, for a visit to the quaint Labuan Aji village. See island life firsthand before taking a stroll towards Diwu Mba’i waterfall. Take a swim in the refreshingly cool waters or swing from a rope into the deep pool! Return to the ship to set sail to your next stop, the lovely island of Satonda, which is a flooded volcano.

The island surrounds its central crater, which was flooded during the massive eruption of Tambora. Considered the largest volcanic eruption in human history, it induced a tsunami washing over Satonda and filling it with sea water. According to local folklore, the trees along the rim can grant wishes. Walk to the edge of this marvellous lake, and tie a small stone to a tree if you’d like to make a wish. However, bear in mind that if the wish comes true, you must return to Satonda to show your gratitude.

Enjoy these lush surroundings as you swim, snorkel and explore to your heart’s content taking in the colourful fish and corals. Finally, watch the sunset and marvel as thousands of fruit bats, locally called ‘flying foxes’, fly out into the dusk to feast on their dinner on the mainland. Depart right after for overnight sailing due east towards Flores Indonesia. 

Day 4: Moyo Island – Wera – Komodo National Park

Head to Wera this morning, a Buginese settlement on the island of Sumbawa’s northeast coast. Explore its black sand shores, and observe daily village life firsthand. Watch as the local women weave beautiful, colourful textiles, and see the construction process of the wooden boats, traditionally constructed, without metal or plans despite their immense size.

Afterwards, continue onto the island of Banta, passing a towering active volcano along the way. Banta is part of Komodo National Park, so enjoy frolicking along untouched beaches on this uninhabited island. Featuring charming and colourful marine life, explore, snorkel and swim to your heart’s content, making the most of a day on the island’s sunny shores!

Day 5: Komodo National Park

Wake up anchored off the shore of Komodo Island, famous for its extraordinary reptiles and spectacular natural landscape. One of the 80 islands that make up this National Park, head ashore to trek through the park with a local ranger.

Search for the Komodo dragons in this rugged landscape encountering these giant reptiles at a safe distance. Keep an eye out for other wildlife, from boar and deer to cockatoos and butterflies. Admire the unique flora, such as rare orchids and strangle-fig trees. Afterwards, go back on board to sail along the coast before reaching Komodo village, where you can interact with locals and purchase some handicrafts.

Next, venture on to Pantai Merah, locally referred to as Pink Beach, due to the red coral mixed in the white sand. One of the most spectacular coral reefs in Eastern Indonesia, spend the rest of the day exploring and swimming amongst unparalleled natural beauty. Discover the diverse marine life and beautiful varieties of coral, making the most of this wonderful nature.

Day 6: Komodo Island – Rinca Island

Sail along to Rinca Island this morning, where you’ll enjoy another trek with a local ranger in search of more mighty Komodo dragons in their natural habitat. Spot other wildlife roaming the island, including monkeys and buffalos, while taking in the scenery. Once you reach the top of the hills, enjoy the lovely panoramic views of the islands and ridges against the waters. After marvelling at the breath taking scenery, return to the ship for lunch.

In the afternoon, see the thousands of species of fish in the waters of the national park, as you snorkel and swim the rest of the day away. Later in the evening, go ashore on an island to relax at a beachside barbeque bonfire with the crew and guests. Celebrate your memorable voyage under the stars, savouring every moment of your last night at sea.

Day 7: Rinka Island – Melo – Depart to Bali

Head in to Labuan Bajo, to visit at local market or head inland to the village of Melo. There, enjoy a dance performance of the Caci. A ritualised whip-fight between rivals, players jump and sway to rhythmic traditional music. After applauding the winner and enjoying a few more dances, return to the boat for lunch before transferring to the airport to catch your flight back to Bali.

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