Flores Birding Trip

by Sultan Birding Tours Indonesia

Sultan Birding Tours Indonesia offers a range of private and small group birding tours throughout Sulawesi, Halmahera, West Papua, Java, Bali, Flores and Lesser Sunda allowing birders to select from a variety of destinations.

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Flores Birdwatching & Wildlife Photography

Birdwatching and Wildlife Photography in Flores covers the area of the hot birding sites including Komodo National Park, Labuan Bajo, Puarlolo, Around Ruteng, Golo Lusang, Lake Rana Mese, Poco Ranaka, Pagal and Kisol.

Duration: 5 days / 4 nights ( very flexible and can extent to 7 days or even 10 days birding trip in Flores
Starting point :
Labuan Bajo Airport
Ending point :
Labuan Bajo airport
Duration:
5 days 4 Nights
Starting city: Palu (Central Sulawesi)
Ending city: Palu (Central Sulawesi)
Physical difficulty: Moderate to difficult
Focus: Birding & Wildlife Photography
Walking condition: the walking ranges from easy to moderate, but there will be one harder daysin Kissol. Several night birding will be taken to search for night birds and combined with early morning starts, some long days in the field are to be expected.
Type of Land Transport & Road: We will use minibus or cars or 4WD Vehicle. Road is some part in good condition and some part in bad condition. While for extention trip to Komodo island we will use a boat.
Climate: Most days in the lowlands will be hot and humid for much flores, with a chance of heavy, tropical, some rain s at any time. Cool in the mountains in Ruteng
Accommodation: The hotel in Labuan Bajobut many sites in this remote region, lodgings are simple (e.g. Ruteng) or basic (e.g. Kisool), with no hot water and very limited internet access.
Min group size: 2 persons
Max group size: 10 persons

Sample Program:

Day 01: Labuan bajo airport driving to Ruteng, Birding and Lunch on the way. Check in at Susteran Guesthouse in Ruteng then afternoon birding in ranamese.

Day 02: Morning birding in gololusang, lunch in ruteng and then check out from guesthouse and we will drive to Kisol. Ruteng to Kisol about 68 KM, very bad road only can access with 4WD Vehicle. Stay one night at Pastoran Guesthouse in Kisol.

Day 03: Morning birding in kisol, Lunch enroute. After lunch we will drive back to ruteng and in the afternoon we will do birding in PocoRanaka

Day 04: Morning birding in Pagal and afternoon birding around PocoRanaka. Stay at Susteran Guesthouse in Ruteng.

Day 05: Ruteng to Labuan Bajo
Morning can birding in Pagal or Pocoranaka – on the way to Labuan Bajo we will stop at Puar Lolo for Flores Monarch and Flores Hawk Eagle.

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