[3 SLOTS LEFT!] [6D5N] Flores Overland-Mt. Kelimutu, Riung & Waerebo

Flores, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

Labuan Bajo / Ende Airport

This adventure is: #far far away, #scenic, #suitable for children

Flores: [3 SLOTS LEFT!] [6D5N] Flores Overland-Mt. Kelimu...

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“Hi, I am Tracy! I am a full-time Travel Blogger, Planner & Organizer. I am Indonesian and I stayed in Singapore for about 11 years before I moved back for good in 2016. I love nature - I hike and I dive. I support coral conservation. When I am not doing either one, I write and I plan. And yes, also meeting friends for a cuppa tea or coffee, too! :) Hope to see you around one day!”

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This trip only covers Flores overland. If you would like to go to Komodo Islands, please consider joining the 3D2N Komodo Islands trip that starts 3 days before this trip.

If you have been looking for a complete Flores trip that covers all must-see places then this trip is for you! So far, this is my most favourite destination in Indonesia. :)

[3 SLOTS LEFT!] [6D5N] Flores Overland-Mt. Kelimutu, Riung & Waerebo starting at Flores, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia


Flores is a fascinating and beautiful island, long hidden in the shadow of its more famous neighbour, Bali. The island of Flores is finally emerging as a unique destination of its own. After visiting the lair of the Komodo Dragons, we will take time to marvel at some of the wonders of Flores, such as swim in pristine lakes and waterfalls, dive at one of the 50 spectacular dive sites, go kayaking among craggy coasts and mangrove shores, explore mysterious caves and be warmly welcomed by the island's people in their rituals, dances, and daily life.

Situated in the province of East Nusa Tenggara, Flores is a long island that contains some of the world's best-kept secrets. A chain of volcanoes stretches the lengths of this 450 km long and narrow island, creating complicated V-shaped valleys and knife-edged ridges - terrain that was near impenetrable until recently and has separated the island into many distinct ethnic groups. Administratively the island is divided into 8 districts: West Manggarai, East Manggarai, Nagekeo, Ngada, Ende, Sika, and East Flores.

Until recently, many tourists have only been familiar with Labuan Bajo, the small port located in the western-mist tip of the island, and taking off point for visitors to the last natural habitat of the prehistoric Komodo dragons, the island of Komodo, Rinca and Padar. Besides Komodo dragons, Flores has been in the world's limelight with the discovery of the Flores hobbit, or HomoFloresiensis, a new hitherto unknown prehistoric human species, whose remains where found in the cave of Liang Bua.

Kelimutu: Adventure to the Three Coloured Lakes

Some people may only dream about trekking to Mt Kelimutu on the island of Flores with its three coloured lakes while others make it a reality. The challenging trip in a rented polished 7-seater car can make one entertained for hours because of the endless winding road. However, being shaken by the sharp curves in the road that cuts through the 350 km long Flores Island is a worthy price to pay to witness the ultimate top-drawer panoramas that Flores has to offer.

Mt. Kelimutu National Park is the smallest among six national parks in the stretch between Bali and the Nusa Tenggara islands. Its size obviously does not matter much when it offers one of the most spectacular wonders that nature has to offer. There are three lakes on the mountain sharing the same name, Kelimutu, meaning 'the boiling lake'. Each has its own colours and a local name. All are believed to be the resting place of departed souls. The westernmost lake is named Tiwu Ata Mbupu, meaning 'the lake of old people'. The middle one is called Tiwu Nuwa Muri Koo Fai, or 'the lake for young men and maiden'. Theeastermostis called Tiwu AtaPolo, or 'the lake for evil spirits'. The three lakes are quite a display as their colours keep changing.

Scientifically speaking, lakes change colours due to subaqueous fumaroles. The scientist believes that these are the result of minor phreatic eruptions in ancient time. The phenomenon here, however, are of particular interest to geologists since the three lakes present different colours but are yet located on the peak of the same volcano. The local ranger in the national park explained that this is due to chemical reactions of materials contained in the lake, triggered by volcanic gaseous activities. The local people in Moni, however, believe that somehow people around the mountain have done something evil and have died there.

The total flight cost for both domestic and international is around S$550 as of now.

Kelimutu Crater - Three colors crater lake

Cancar Paddy Field

Waerebo Traditional Village at 1200 m a.s.l

Riung Marine Park


DAY 1 (18/11/2019): ENDE – MONI
Fly to Ende. Reach Ende and then transfer to the accommodation.

Early leaving up to Kelimutu Lake and trekking for 30 minutes see sunrise and enjoying the three color lakes. Then go back to hotel for breakfast and prepare for next drive to blue stone beach for lunch and break over, enjoying the panorama around. Afterwards, drive to Riung for check in hotel and over night.

DAY 3 (20/11/2019): RIUNG ISLANDS (B)
After breakfast will have wooden boat to visit bats island, and the other two islands for snorkeling and some other sea activities while enjoying the fish BBQ for the lunch and back to the hotel in the afternoon.

DAY 4 (21/11/2019): RIUNG – RUTENG (B)
After breakfast continue drive to ruteng town and stop at Aimere to see local arak proccesing. Lunch stop along the way. Then, we will go to Ranamese Lake, Ruteng Rice Terraces, local market in ruteng, hotel for stay over night.

DAY 5 (22/11/2019): RUTENG – CARA – DINTOR – WAE REBO (B,L,D)
Leaving at 7 am and going to cara village to see spiderweb rice field then drive to Dintor village for lunch and prepare for trekking to wae rebo village. It takes approximately 2,5 hours to reach to Wae Rebo village. Stay overnight at wae rebo.

Leaving Wae Rebo Village after breakfast and going back to denge where you can get shower before continue to Lembor to have lunch then to labuan bajo for hotel check in and sunset tour in the afternoon.