Blessed with a long coastline backed by layered hills, Maumere is one of the main gateways to Flores.  It still maintains a charming atmosphere – a mix of a dusty, busy town and coastal paradise. Florinese cultural and natural history, and curious objets d’art, can be seen at Bikon Blewut Museum.

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Tribal Weaving of the Lesser Sunda Islands Pre-Cruise

Travel with us by land to some remote villages on the island of Flores. Witness natural dyeing techniques, buy textiles from the villagers, taste local culinary favourites and see the famous towering Kelimutu volcano with its three, multi-coloured crater lakes.
May 2018
3 days / 2 nights

Tribal Weaving of the Lesser Sunda Islands with David & Sue Richardson

Together we will explore the extraordinary ancestral traditions and amazing landscapes of the Lesser Sunda Islands, where textiles are the predominant form of artistic expression. Every region has its own unique textile culture, its own style of dress, and its own motifs.
May 2018
13 days / 12 nights