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Highlights of Flores • Kelimutu • ethnic village Bena • Komodo Dragons • Pink Beach

The highlights of the Indonesian island Flores await you on this 5-day flight / car / boat trip combination. The spectacular Kelimutu volcano with its color-changing crater lakes, the ancient village Bena and on the beautiful islands of the Komodo National Park await the prehistoric Komodo dragons and beautiful beaches and underwater world.

ITINERARY 5 Days/4 nights -
✈ Maumere or Ende ➝ Moni/Kelimutu ➝ Bajawa ✈ Komodo Flughafen/Labuan Bajo (Flores) ➝ Boot Tour in Komodo National Park ➝ Labuan Bajo ✈

Day 1:

Transfer to Moni village at the foot of Kelimutu

Pick up from the airport in Ende or alternatively from a hotel in Maumere and drive to Moni. Arriving in Maumere has the advantage to explore sights in Maumere and stop at the beautiful Koka Beach. Accommodation in a bungalow in Kelimutu Eco Lodge which is remote located surrounded by beautiful natur just outside the Moni village.

Koka Beach - Flores Island - Indonesia
Alte Kirche im Dorf Sikka Flores Indonesien
Kelimutu Eco Lodge

Day 2:

The 3-colored Lakes of the Volcano Kelimutu ➝ Bajawa

Kelimutu is a volcano near the Moni village in Central Flores in Indonesia. The Volcano Kelimutu consists of three crater Lakes, which have different colors because of minerals. The colors of the Lakes have changed several times dramatically over the last years. The Lunar of crater is a hideout of the spirits according to the beliefs of the locals. Then the souls of boys and girls live in the Tiwu Nuwa Muri Koo Fai , which change the color between turquoise, blue and white greenish In Tiwu Ata Polo the sinner wait till night, to fly up with the wind and destroy every living Intruder. This lake change the colors between red, dark green, dark red and green color. The souls of the ancients rest in the Tiwu Ata Bupu. The now almost black Lake was once dark blue then light blue to white. The name of Kelimutu itself in the local language means 'keli' = 'mountain' and 'mutu' = 'boiling'.

Indonesia - Flores Island -  Kelimutu -  The east lake is also called Tiwu Ata Polo (Bewitched or Enchanted Lake).
Kelimutu National Park - Flores Island - Indonesia
Kelimutu National Park - Flores Island - Indonesia

On this day, we have to get up early in the morning and after a cup of coffee or tea, we drive to the volcano Kelimutu. After 30 minutes we reach the parking lot, and here a pleasant walk about 1.5 km and 127 stairs leads to the terrace of Mount Kelimutu at 1690 m altitude. From here, you have wonderful views of all three colored crater Lakes of Kelimutu and the surrounding countryside. Approximately at 10: 00 fog or clouds can come up and prevent the view so it is important to be up at least between 8 and 9. In the midst of this lunar landscape, the colors of the Lakes look spectacular.

It's always a surprise what colors the Kelimutu Lakes will have when we visit.

On the way back from Kelimutu to Moni, we pass beautiful rice fields and tropical forests. Arrived in Moni, you can have breakfast at the hotel before we continue to Ende with stops at the market in Nduaria and rice fields at Detusoko. Then drive to Wologai village with well-preserved traditional houses in the Lionese architecture typical of the Ende region in the past. If you are interested, we can also visit the small museum Rumah Soekarno in Ende, where the first Indonesian President spent his years in exile from 1934 to 1938 and was probably inspired here in Ende to the Indonesian national philosophy called "Pancasila" under a breadfruit tree.

Detusoko - riecefields - Flores - Indonesia
Lio Village - Wologai - Flores - Indonesia
Volcano Ineri - Indonesia

Then we stop at Penggajawa Beach, which is covered with many colorful stones. The stones are predominantly blue to turquoise, but there are also green and red stones in between. The stones are collected by the local population and sold as building material.

In the late afternoon we reach Bajawa, the largest city in the Ngada district. At the end of a long eventful day, you will spend the night in Bajawa at the foot of the Ineri volcano..

Day 3:

Visit Bena ➝ Airport in Bajawa ✈ to Labuan Bajo ➝ Komodo National Park

After an early breakfast, we make a trip to Bena village one of the best preserved traditional villages in Ngada district. The village consists of two rows of centuries old houses covered with grass. In the middle of the village, there's a sacrificial stones anc cult houses, which were used for ritual ceremonies and sacrificial offerings. The people, who today lives here are Christians but some of the old traditions and ancestor worship are still alive.

Then you will be transferred to airport in Bajawa and after a short flight you will reach Labuan Bajo, where you will be picked up by an English speaking guide and brought to the harbor in Labuan Bajo. Here your private boat with cabins and crew is waiting. Your 2 days sail in Komodo National Park, home to the Komodo lizards and famous for his spectacular under water world start. First we sail to Kelor Island for snorkeling and continue then to Kalong Island , where you can see a large colony of flying foxes as they leaves the island at dusk in all directions. Lunch and dinner will be served on boat. Overnight stay on the boat near the coast of Rinca Island.

Bena Village
Private boat charter in Komodo
Flying Foxes on Flores and Komodo Island - Komodo Tour in Indonesia

Day 4:

Rinca Island ➝ Pink Beach ➝ Labuan Bajo

Very early in the morning we start a 2 hour hike on Rinca Island where we will very likely observe Komodo dragons when they leave there hideouts and go into the sun. The hike leads through a landscape dotted with Lonta Palm trees. We will see not only the Komodo but we will see other animals, such as Timor deer, buffalo, monkeys, wild boars, and exotic birds and have breathtaking views of the slopes. After returning to the boat while you have cozy breakfast we will sail to Pink Beach, where you can relax on the beach or while snorkeling, discover the wonderful underwater world of the Komodo National parks. In the afternoon we make stops for snorkeling at the Manta Point and if you want, you can climb the view point of Padar Island before sailing back to Labuan Bajo. Accommodation in Labuan Bajo

Pink Beach
Komodo Dragon
Padar Island

Day 5:

Departure from Flores Island

The tour ends with the transfer to the airport in Labuan Bajo. If you have an afternoon flight , than we can offer optional half day excursion to Melo for performance of Caci - ritual whip fight dance .


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