Good Friday procession or known as Semana Santa is a spiritual procession that usually done by the people in Larantuka, the eastern part of Flores. The procession started from the Portuguese during their colonization period in Flores. This tour package would be perfect for those who wishes to celebrate Good Friday with other pilgrims from the rest of the world, but it is available to whomever wishes to experience one of the great celebration of faith in Catholicism. In celebrating Semana Santa Procession, Lembata Exotic Tour offers the spiritual tour package and combining the tour with visiting some tourism places around in Flores such as the Three Color Lakes of Kelimutu, different beaches, and local villages. Tour starts on Wednesday and end on Monday.
DAY 1: MAUMERE – LARANTUKA (D) – WEDNESDAY
On arrival at Frans Seda Airport of Maumere with your flight, you will meet our guide. We will visit “Kristus Raja” praying garden and Saint Joseph Cathedral of Maumere after check in to the hotel. You’ll have time to take some pictures and if you wish for praying or quiet time. Dinner is included at one of our local restaurant. Spend your half day rest in Maumere city before continuing the journey to Larantuka city. Welcome to Flores Island…
Accommodation: Sea Word Hotel/similar
DAY 2: LARANTUKA (B, L, D) – THURSDAY
After breakfast we will drive to Larantuka city early in the morning. Upon arrival in Larantuka we will check in to the hotel and spend some free time. In the afternoon, take a look around seeing some of the local people working together to make TIKAM TURO. TIKAM TURO is a traditional light pole done by planting small poles on the right and left side of the road use for the Good Friday Procession. The light source of TIKAM TURO itself is from candle. Lunch and dinner will be at local restaurant.
Accommodation: ASA Hotels/similar
DAY 3: LARANTUKA (B, L, D) – FRIDAY
Breakfast at your hotel. We will sail to Wure village in the morning for praying at the church with other pilgrims and then back to join the sea procession from Wure village to Larantuka to see the statue of TUAN MENINO off accompanied by prayers and hymns. In the evening, at 18.00 o’clock we will go to the Good Friday procession to commemorate the passion of Christ and back to hotel for the night.
Accommodation: ASA Hotels/similar
DAY 4: LARANTUKA – MAUMERE (B, L, D) – SATURDAY
After breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to Maumere city. We will check in at the hotel before going to “Bunda Segala Bangsa” spiritual tourism area at Nilo. On this site you’ll find a 28m tall Mother Mary statue located 1,600m above sea level and a Ritapiret seminary, a place where Pope John Paul II spent a night. Lunch and dinner will be at local restaurant.
Accommodation: Sylvia Hotel/similar
DAY 5: MAUMERE – MONI (B, L, D) – SUNDAY
After breakfast, we will drive to Ledalero Seminary in the morning to join the holy mass. Kampung Sikka is the next destination, we will visit an old Portuguese church that was built in 1899. Afterwards, we’ll continue driving to Paga beach for a relaxing time, swimming and lunch. We will stay at Moni village for an overnight.
Accommodation: Sao Ria Cottage/similar
DAY 6: ENDE (B, L) – MONDAY
Breakfast at your hotel at 05.00 AM and check out, we’ll proceed to Kelimutu Volcano to enjoy the beauty of three colored lakes. On the way to Kelimutu Lake, over the sunrise you can see the beauty of many wonderful flora and fauna such as Casuarina tree, Rosewood, Edelweiss, Porcupine, Wild Boar, and “Gerugiwa” birds that rarely seen on other place. The native people have a legend about Kelimutu Lake. They believed that Kelimutu is the reincarnation of their forefather’s soul. The ceremony is held annually at three colored lakes to pay respect of their forefathers. Before lunch at one of Flores authentic cuisine restaurant we will stop at the Bung Karno-The First President of Republic of Indonesia Museum an extradition house during his years of exile in Ende. Then we’ll head off to Hasan Aroeboesman Airport of Ende for your flight back to Denpasar or other place. Thanks for your visit to Flores Island. See you next time. Have a safe flight…
Service included your package price:
1. Land Transport
2. Full Board meals (B/L/D)
4. English/Indonesia Guide
5. Entance fee
- PorterService not included on your package price:
1. Flight Ticket From to Maumere and Ende
2. Personal ekspences