Birding Tour : Bali, Lombok, Komodo

Birding Tour, 17D
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Descriptive day to day itinerary :

DAY 01 : BALI ARRIVAL.
Upon your very late evening arrival (eta at airport 2320, nb we will not be jet lagged) pick up service by our guide team then then transfer to Melia Bali Resort 5***** or similar hotel available located at Nusa Dua enclave on Bali’s southern peninsula, and is only a 15 minute drive away (about 9 km away) from Ngurah Rai International Airport. The rooms and villas are styled in contemporary luxury and the jewel tones set a relaxing ambience. Free time at your own leisure after long flight from your country and meals at your personal account. Free time at your own leisure after long flight from your country. Meals at your personal account. Room Junior Suite twin beds, non smoking quiet rooms.
 
DAY 02 : BALI BIRDING.
After  breakfast and  lunch at your hotel starting Bird watch with guide from 1300. birding in Bali Nusa Dua Pound recycling water and Tanjung Benoa harbor during low tide for numerous water birds such as Grey Heron, Javan Pond-heron, Night Heron, Blue Heron, Egreat, sunda Tail, small blue king fisher, rofous wood packer, Curlew, Whimbrel, plover, sandpiper and wandering Whistling-duck.. Back to your hotel Melia Bali Resort 5***** for overnight. Room Junior Suite twin beds, non smoking quiet rooms (B, L, D).
 
DAY 03 :   NUSA DUA/BENOA – BALI BARAT NATIONAL PARK.
Check out from your hotel then travel to Bali Barat national park / West Bali, along the way we will birding, stopping at Hindu temple for break. White - browed Crake may be seen amongst the paddies, while the Javan Kingfisher sitting on the over head wire, Upon arrival at Pemuteran Village then check in at Adi Assri Beach Resorts And Spa  5***** . After short break then we also can do birding around the national park area. Back to your hotel for overnight. Lunch on the way at local restaurant/prepare by our guide team and dinner at your personal account. Room twin beds, non smoking quiet rooms (B, L).
 
DAY 04 : FULL DAY BIRDING AT BALI BARAT NATIONAL PARK. 
Full day birding at Bali Barat national Park. Early in the morning we will take the boat trip to the peninsula of Bali Barat to search Bali myna / Bali Starling, black wing starling, we will be accompanied by park ranger who closely involved in the conservation of the bird. the dry savanna forest look out of place in this part of the tropic and is actually quite unique in Indonesia, a number of other fascinating bird such as Green Jungle Fowl, small Minivet, Oliver Back Sun Bird, Bee Eater, Zebra Dove, Long Tile Shrike, Lemmon White Eyes, Oriental Kingfisher, Banded Pitta, and Beach Thick-knee. Back to your hotel for overnight. Lunch provided by our guide team and dinner at your personal account. Adi Assri Beach Resorts And Spa  5***** or similar hotel available. Room twin beds, non smoking quiet rooms (B, L).
 
DAY 05  : FREE TIME AT YOUR OWN LEISURE.
It’s time to relax at Adi Assri Beach (with service of guide). Room twin beds, non smoking quiet rooms. Lunch and dinner at your personal account (B).

DAY 06 : BALI – LOMBOK.
Early check out from hotel then transfer to airport. On the way we will have short birding trip around Bedugul Botanical Garden. he birding can be slow in the montane forest but the reward include Flame-fronted barbet, Indonesia Honyeater, Sunda whistling Trush, Cresent-chested babbler, or Lesser shortwing. Upon arrival in Bali Ngurah Ray airport, fly to Lombok. Upon arrival in Lombok pick up service by our guide team then transfer to your hotel Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort 5*****. Free time at your own leisure and dinner at your personal account. Room twin beds, non smoking quiet rooms. (B, L).

DAY 07 : 31 AUGUST : LOMBOK BIRDING : SENGGIGI – SEMBALUN LAWANG.
You will have full day birding in Lombok. You will drive Sembalun Lawang Village. On the way you may see some endemic birds here such as : Helmet Fire Bird, Parot Nuri,  Dopt, Oriolus,  Little Mini Bird, Endangered Eagle, Bul – bul etc. Lunch prepare by our guide team then back to your hotel Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort 5***** for overnight. Room twin beds, non smoking quiet rooms (B, L).

DAY 08 : 1 SEPTEMBER : LOMBOK BIRDING – SENGGIGI – OBEL OBEL.
Another full day birding in Lombok. You will experience beach and low land birds of Lombok such as : The Honeyeaters, Kingfishers, Pigeons and many more. Lunch provided by our guide team. Back to your hotel Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort 5***** for overnight. Room twin beds, non smoking quiet rooms (B, L).

DAY 09 : LOMBOK – BALI – KOMODO NATIONAL PARK - FLYING FOX ISLAND.
At the appropriate time after breakfast then transfer to the airport to catch your flight to Bali connect to Labuan Bajo (Komodo). Upon arrival in Labuan bajo pick up service by our guide team then transfer to the harbor for boarding the boat to Flying Fox Island. On the way if time permit stop over at Bidadari island for snorkeling at crystal clear water and white sandy beach and for lunch. Then continue the trip to Flying fox island to see thousands of flying fox (big fruits bats flying over from the cave and mangroves). You will see all those attraction from the boat. Stay overnight at Apik Phinisi Boat. Meals at the boat. (B, D).

DAY 10 : BIRDING IN KOMODO NATIONAL PARK.
Early morning sail to Komodo Island. You will have breakfast on the boat. Komodo Island supports more dry forest than Rinca, hence it being better for the cockatoo. Upon arrival in Komodo Island starting the birding trips to the natural habitat of Yellow-crested Cockatoo, Bulwer’s and Matsudaira’s Petrel, Sooty and Alutian Terns, Pomarine Skua , Lesser Frigatebirds, Black-naped and Great Crested Terns, Green Junglefowl; Orange-footed Scrubfowl; Great-billed Heron; Variable Goshawk; Spotted Kestrel; Beach Thick-knee; Barred Dove; Yellow-crested Cockatoo; Helmeted Friarbird; Wallacean Cuckoo-Shrike; Flame-breasted Sunbird; Zebra Finch; Wallacean Drongo; Lemon-bellied White-eye. Back to Apik Phinisi Boat for overnight. Meals provided on the boat. Beside birding you have the chance to see Komodo Dragon, Deers, Pig and other exotic flora and fauna of Komodo national park.   (B, L, D).

DAY 11 : 4 SEPTEMBER : BIRDING IN KOMODO NATIONAL PARK – LABUAN BAJO.
Early morning then we sail to Rinca Island. Another chance for birding again beside Komodo Dragon, Deers, Pig and other exotic flora and fauna of Komodo national park. Rinca is more arid, at least near Loh Buaya, and the only half decent forest is found in the valley that heads east from the offices. There is more extensive forest in the south of Rinca, but it is hard to access. To see Yellow-crested Cockatoo on Rinca involved either getting very lucky, or more likely getting very distant views by scanning from a hill top.Like in Komodo these birds you may see : Green Junglefowl; Orange-footed Scrubfowl; Great-billed Heron; Variable Goshawk; Spotted Kestrel; Beach Thick-knee; Barred Dove; Yellow-crested Cockatoo; Helmeted Friarbird; Wallacean Cuckoo-Shrike; Flame-breasted Sunbird; Zebra Finch; Wallacean Drongo; Lemon-bellied White-eye. Back to the boat for having lunch close to the Pink Beach. You have time for relaxing at white sandy beach or doing snorkeling in crystal clear water, colorful fish and coral. Back to Labuan Bajo for overnight at Golo Hill Top or similar hotel available Room twin beds, non smoking quiet rooms . Dinner at your personal account (B, L).

DAY 12 : LABUAN BAJO – CERMIN CAVE – BALI.
Breakfast at hotel. Morning free program. En route to the airport take a short visit Batu Cermin - the cave with stalactite and stalagmites. Transfer to the airport to catch your flight to Bali. Upon arrival in Bali pick up service by our guide team then transfer to your hotel Melia Bali Resort 5***** or similar hotel available. Free time at your own leisure and dinner at your personal account Room Junior Suite twin beds, non smoking quiet rooms (B).

DAY 13 : 6 SEPTEMBER   : BALI TOURING : ULUWATU TEMPLE & KECAK DANCE TOUR.
Bali relaxing in the morning after breakfast. In the afternoon around 15.00 you will be picked up and drive to Uluwatu Temple situated about 70m on the cliff overlooking the bay. From there watch the rough seas of the Indian ocean rush forward, hitting the rocks beneath the cliff, and in the background. We will proceed to enjoy the Traditional Kecak Dance, a dramatic performance lasting about 45 minutes, where 25-50 dancers chant “cak” and throw up their arms, depicting a battle from the Ramayana where monkeys help Prince Rama fight the evil King Ravana. The dance will be performed on an open stage on a cliff in Uluwatu Temple complex, and in the background, a beautiful sunset colors the sky orange as it slowly disappears away, replaced by the moon at night. Proceed to the famous Jimbaran Beach for having romantic dinner (on personal expenses) right on the beach sand of Jimbaran Beach. Taste the grilled fish on the sand of a open-air beachfront café and enrich your dining experience with one not usually available at 5 star hotels (dinner on personal expenses). Feel the atmosphere! Back to hotel Melia Bali Resort 5***** or similar hotel available for overnight Room Junior Suite twin beds, non smoking quiet rooms (B)

DAY 14 : 7 SEPTEMBER  : RELAX WITHOUT GUIDE SERVICE.
Free time at your own leisure for relaxing. Meals at your personal account. Hotel Melia Bali Resort 5***** Room Junior Suite twin beds, non smoking quiet rooms (B).

DAY 15 : 8 SEPTEMBER  BALI TOURING HISTORICAL SITES.
The excursion combines a visit to Bali's volcanic areas, Kintamani and Besakih. We start the tour by a visit to Celuk to observe the gold and silver works, Mas Village to see the traditional local wooden carver, Ubud village the home of Balinese painters, Bedulu with its rock carving at Elephant Cave. Personal Lunch at a local restaurant in Kintamani where you can enjoy the marvelous of the still active Mt. Batur and the beautiful blue Lake Batur. We continue drive up to Balinese biggest and holiest temple at Besakih, majestically situated on the slope of Mt. Agung. Back to your Hotel Melia Bali Resort 5***** Room Junior Suite twin beds, non smoking quiet rooms (B).  

DAY 16 : 9 SEPTEMBER  : RELAX WITHOUT GUIDE SERVICE.
Free time at your own leisure for relaxing. Meals at your personal account. Hotel Melia Bali Resort 5***** or similar hotel available Room Junior Suite twin beds, non smoking quiet rooms (B).

DAY 17 : 10 SEPTEMBER  : RELAX AND SERVICE TO AIRPORT AT YOUR OWN MANAGEMENT  - BALI DEPARTURE.
Free time at your own leisure for relaxing. Meals at your personal account. You will arrange the transportation at your own arrangement. TOURS END – END OF SERVICES.