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. Situated in the province of East Nusa Tenggara, Flores is a long island that has 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. Visit the lair of the Komodo Dragons and spend 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.
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 colors and a local name. But 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’. The eastermost is called Tiwu Ata Polo, or ‘the lake for evil spirits’. The colours of the lake is keep changing.
Scientifically speaking, lakes change colours due to subaqueous fumaroles. Scientist believes that these are the result of minor phreatic eruption 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.
Klayap team will be ready at the Ende Airport or Maumere Airport holding a signboard with your name written on it. From the airport, we will start the trip to Moni Village as the gateway to get to the three different colour crater lake of Kelimutu.
Once we reach Moni, we will first check in to the Hotel that Klayap team has prepared. We will have our dinner at the local restaurant.
Early morning call and get ready to Mount Kelimutu. To reach the summit of the Mount Kelimutu isn’t that difficult, it is reachable within 30-45 minutes trekking. he journey to the summit of Mount Kelimutu is about 30-45 minutes trekking.
We will watch the sun rising over Kelimutu from the summit, lights up the Kelimutu Crater which consist of three crater lakes that has different color from one to another. Amazing view not to be missed!
After that, we will go back to hotel for our breakfast and get ready to check out. You will go back to Ende or Maumere
*Meals: Breakfast and Lunch (B, L)
Once you finish your breakfast w will check out hotel and go to airport. See you!
*Meals: Breakfast (B)
• 2 nights accommodation
Kelimutu Crater Ecolodge (1 night)
3 Star Hotel at Ende or Maumere (1 night)
Inclusive of fuel costs, parking & toll fees, and drivers’ expenses
• Explore Kelimutu Mt
Kelimutu Crater Lakes
• Meals as stated in the itinerary
• All permits, entry fees and activities stated in the itinerary
• Mineral water during the trip
• Guide and/or Tour Leader
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