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boat tour from Labuhanbanjo or Maumere?

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boat tour from Labuhanbanjo or Maumere?

We have plans to go to Nusa Lembongan for three days from Bali but are looking to change the itinerary after the earthquakes. We are now thinking to fly from Bali to Flores and were trying to decide if it makes the most sense to:

A) Fly into LBJ, take a one day tour to Komodo/Padar/Rinca then fly to Maumere for 2 days before flying back to Bali

OR

B) Fly straight to Maumere and do a boat tour to Komodo/Padar/Rinca from there.

How long would the boat tour be if we went from Maumere? Would the only option be an overnight on a boat (which is fine)? Should we book ahead if we do a boat from Maumere. We heard there are tons of options for boats in LBJ but not sure about Maumere.

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1. Re: boat tour from Labuhanbanjo or Maumere?

Maumere is too far from Komodo Park, your only option is really flying to LBJ. Then possibly fly to Ende to see Kelimutu. Distances on Flores are pretty far and the roads very winding and time consuming.

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2. Re: boat tour from Labuhanbanjo or Maumere?

I thought Kelimutu was included in boat tours that take you to Komodo Island. Is that not true? Would it make sense to go to LBJ and do a 1 day boat tour then go to and for a one day tour of Kelimutu and then back to Bali? Are there beaches on Ende?

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