"Flores, another beautiful Indonesia" Top 5 Page for this destination Pulau Flores by Bonobo2005

Pulau Flores Travel Guide: 96 reviews and 225 photos

Besides the rewarding trip to the 3 coloured lakes of Kelimutu, I visited Ende, Riung, Bajawa and Lubuanbajo. I spend 18 days on this roundtrip, which is really not enough to get everything out of it but still good enough to experience and see some of the best Flores has to offer!

For travelling on Flores it's not good to be in a hurry. The island and it's people reveal itself slowly as you crawl from one place to another, get used to the laidback lifestyle and the relatively low level of development.

On Flores, you'll not easily find aircon express buses, American breakfasts, internet or ATM's.

Travelling independently on Flores involves most of the time ending up eating meals in a local "rumah makan", participating in these gruelling long but rarely boring busrides and staying in basic homestays.

However, don't be discouraged. Flores IS stunningly beautiful, the villages with their ancient traditions ARE unbelievable and the daily life and customs that you can observe so closely and can take part in so easily IS astonishing!

  • Last visit to Pulau Flores: Jul 2002
  • Intro Updated Jun 4, 2003
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  • floresgirl's Profile Photo
    May 27, 2007 at 8:26 AM

    the local name of this place is Wawo Muda, and the English name is Red Lake. It's near Bajawa and you can climb there only in dry season.

  • DidiBeachBum's Profile Photo
    Dec 2, 2004 at 7:35 PM

    Did you get to visit Komodo Island ? I think it's also a 'must not miss' place in Flores. I went there last September. But unfortunately I didnt have enuf time to go to Kelimutu Lake. Your info was useful. Thanks! ^__^

  • RoyJava's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2004 at 10:46 AM

    Superbe photographs, great comments, you've been rewarded... great!!! greetzzz RoyJava

  • MaosRedArmy's Profile Photo
    Jun 18, 2004 at 9:54 PM

    Beautiful picture of the sunset.... Now, I wanna go - how do I get there from Shanghai ? -Mao

  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Jun 13, 2004 at 1:50 AM

    Excellent page, Pieter !!! Na Afrika moet ik mijn Flores- pagina ook maar 's maken.

  • Renee44's Profile Photo
    Jun 3, 2004 at 6:53 AM

    Wow what stunning pictures! Especially the sunset!!!

  • mkurniawan's Profile Photo
    May 18, 2004 at 3:14 AM

    Yes, Flores is best panorama in West Indonesia, Great trip.

  • tpangelinan's Profile Photo
    May 8, 2004 at 9:32 AM

    Great page! Beautiful photos and very helpful information, sounds like a wonderful trip, the diving sounds cool! :o)

  • roamer61's Profile Photo
    Mar 19, 2004 at 5:29 AM

    Terrific page. Great pics and commentary.

  • Intrepidduck's Profile Photo
    Feb 24, 2004 at 3:55 PM

    Those sunsets I'll never forget from my 1993 trip through Flores. Those Keli Mutu lakes seem to have shiffed in colour quite alot!

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