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Three Lakes of Mount Kelimutu

Located in the south of Central Flores, about 62 kilometers north east of Ende or 80 kilometers from Maumere, Mount Kelimutu with its three colors lakes is a natural wonder of East Nusa Tenggara and one of the most mysterious and dramatic sight in Indonesia.

The one of the main volcanoes in Flores Island has a unique and spectacular view on its three crater lakes with their respective colors. In a local language, mount Kelimutu called Kelimutu Tiwu Telu. For locals, this mountain is holy, and a token of God’s blessings, which provides fertility to the surrounding lands.

Mount Kelimutu has been determined as one of the National Parks with 5300 Hectares large, which is known as Kelimutu National Park. Surrounded by forest with the rare floras such as palm trees, pine, mountain fig (casuarina yunghuniana), red wood (pterocarpus sp), edelweiss and faunas such as hog (sus vitatus), javan porcupine (hystrix javanica), the giant rat (papagomys armandvellei), monkey (macaca fascicularis) and gerugiwa (kind of bird). Besides natural conservation, this park is also exploited for tourist attraction gathers with parks like Leuser National Park, Kerinci, Komodo, Ujung Kulon and others.

Scientists says, the changes caused by the geological and chemical processes in the bottom of the lakes. The changing amounts of minerals cause the color of the lakes changes from time to time. The changes could be also resulted from refraction of the sunlight, the bacteria populations and the chemicals dissolved in the water.

However, the colors have changed continually since the eruption of Mount Iya in Ende in 1969. The lakes colors used to be dark-red, light green and light blue over the last decades. This phenomenon even more spectacular because the bald and grey landscape around the lakes. It's no wonder that the lakes are sometimes compared with gemstones.

There was a myth about the mountain of Kelimutu. Local inhabitants believe that a big thunderstorm came and built three lakes, the first one where the nuts and the gold have been buried, it was red (Red Lake) refers to The Giants, in local language called Tiwu Ata Polo.

A blue one was on the place where the Meja (Table) and Konde (hair bun) had stood (Lake of Youth), it’s called Tiwu Ko’o Fai Nuwa Muri.

And the last one is the Lake of Ancestors, where the place for a king with his three grand children was buried, it’s called Tiwu Ata Bupu.

Since these days, the natives believe, that when a human being dies and has only done good things, he will find the eternal peace in the Lake of Ancestors. But if he was very evil, he will be punished with tortures forever in the red lake. Those ones, who have done both good and evil, will find themselves in the blue lake. As you can imagine, there is a real rush in this lake.



Mount Kelimutu Adventure, 6 Days / 5 Nights Program

MAUMERE – KELIMUTU – BAJAWA – RUTENG – LABUHAN

Itinerary:

Day 1:
Maumere – Arrival


You will be greeted by our friendly guide upon your arrival at Wai Oti Airport in Maumere, then transfer to the hotel for overnight at the hotel.

Day 2:
Maumere – Moni


After breakfast at the hotel, we will drive you to Moni, visits to the local morning market of Maumere, Ledalero Museum, and the fishing village of Wuring. Stop at Paga Beach for lunch. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Moni.

Day 3:
Moni – Kelimutu – Ende – Bajawa


In the early morning, we will begin to climb Kelimutu Mount, where we can see the three lakes with different colors. After see the nice sun rise on the top of the mountain, we return to Moni for breakfast. Drive to Ende for visit Saga, a traditional village, meet the friendly peoples there, take a picture then continue to Bajawa, stop for lunch at Ende, check in at the hotel for overnight. In the evening we can go to Soa hot spring water for traditional massage.

Day 4:
Bajawa – Bena – Ruteng


After breakfast at the hotel, we drive you to Ruteng and visit Bena, a traditional village situated at the foot of Mount Inerie and Aimere village to see the process palm wine production of Sopi, a special alcoholic beverage of the Manggarai. After that continue to Ruteng and Check-in at a hotel in Ruteng for overnight.

Day 5:
Ruteng – Labuhan Bajo

After breakfast at the hotel, we drive you to Ruteng Puu, a traditional village of Manggarai, then to Cancar Village to see the Spider rice filed and go to Lembor. After lunch in Lembor we continue to Labuhan Bajo, Check-in at the hotel for overnight.

Day 6:
Labuhan Bajo – next destination

Get prepared to check out from the hotel and transferred to the Airport for flight back to Mataram / Lombok. Upon your arrival in Mataram, we will transfer to the Hotel on Senggigi for overnight.

End of the tour



The tour package includes:

Accommodation
AC-transport
Private Boat Non cabin to komodo,
Donation and Conservation fee.
English speaking guide
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
Mineral water
Extra insurance coverage

Excludes:

Soft drink
Tipping
Personal Expenses
Flight tickets (from and to Lombok)



Kelimutu and Komodo Adventure , 7 Days / 6 Nights Program

Maumere – Kelimutu – Bajawa – Ruteng – Labuhan Bajo – Rinca – Komodo – Labuhan Bajo

Itinerary:

Day 1:
Maumere – Arrival – Moni Village

You will be greeted by our friendly guide upon your arrival at Wai Oti Airport in Maumere then transfer to Moni Village and check in at the hotel in Moni for overnight.


Day 2:
Moni – Kelimutu – Ende – Bajawa

In the early morning, we will begin to climb Kelimutu Mount, where we can see the three lakes with different colors. And then we return to Moni for breakfast. Drive to Ende for visit Saga, a traditional village, meet the friendly peoples there, take a picture then continue to Bajawa, stop for lunch at Ende, check in at the hotel for overnight. In the evening we can go to Soa hot spring water for traditional massage.

Day 3:
Bajawa – Bena – Ruteng

After breakfast at the hotel, we drive you to Ruteng and visit Bena, a traditional village situated at the foot of Mount Inerie and Aimere village to see the process palm wine production of Sopi, a special alcoholic beverage of the Manggarai. After that continue to Ruteng and check in at the hotel in Ruteng for overnight.

Day 4:
Ruteng – Labuhan Bajo

After breakfast at the hotel, we drive you to Ruteng Puu, a traditional village of Manggarai, then to Cancar Village to see the Spider rice filed and go to Lembor. After lunch in Lembor we continue to Labuhan Bajo, Check-in at the hotel for overnight.
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Day 5:
Labuhan Bajo – Rinca – Komodo

After breakfast in the hotel, our guide then will transfer you to the Labuhan Bajo Harbor and continued to Rinca Island by private boat, it will takes around 2.5 hours. Then continue hiking to see the wild life like wild buffalo, deer, Pig and Komodo dragon and continued to Komodo National Park. Dinner and overnight will is on the boat.

Day 6:
Komodo – Red Beach – Labuhan Bajo

After breakfast on the boat, we go visit Komodo dragon on the Komodo National Park for two hours then back to boat for going to Red Beach for swimming and snorkeling. Enjoying the beautiful panorama of underwater world then we continue to Labuhan Bajo, check in at the hotel for overnight.

Day 7:
Labuhan Bajo – next destination

Get prepared to check out from the hotel and transferred to the Airport for flight back to Mataram / Lombok. Upon your arrival in Mataram, we will transfer to the Hotel on Senggigi for overnight.

End of the service



The tour package includes:

Accommodation
AC-transport
Private Boat Non cabin to komodo,
Donation and Conservation fee.
English speaking guide
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
Mineral water
Extra insurance coverage

Excludes:

Soft drink
Tipping
Personal Expenses
Flight tickets (from and to Lombok)



Komodo and Kelimutu Adventure, 7 Days / 6 Nights Program

Labuhan Bajo – Rinca – Komodo – Labuhan Bajo – Ruteng –Bajawa – Kelimutu – Maumere

Itinerary:

Day 1:
Labuhan Bajo – Arrival – Rinca

Our guide will assist you to check out from the hotel in Lombok and transfer to the Selaparang Airport for flight to Labuhan Bajo, West Flores. You will be greeted by our friendly guide upon your arrival at Komodo Airport in Labuhan Bajo, then transfer to the harbor, where the boat await us for the cruise to Rinca Island. If there is enough time, we can Hiking in Rinca Island and continue to Komodo Island. Lunch will be serving on the route or on the boat. Dinner and overnight are also on the boat.

Day 2:
Komodo – Red Beach – Labuhan Bajo

After breakfast, we go for soft trekking in Rinca Island (if in the 1st day not possible). We go visit Komodo dragon on the Komodo National Park for two hours then back to boat for going to Red Beach for swimming and snorkeling. Enjoying the beautiful panorama of underwater world then we continue to Labuhan Bajo, check in at the hotel for overnight.

Day 3:
Labuhan Bajo – Ruteng

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Ruteng, the capital city of the Manggarai Regency with en-route stops for nice pictures. Check in at the hotel for overnight.

Day 4:
Ruteng – Bajawa

After breakfast, we will take you to visit Ruteng Puu and then drive to Bajawa with stop at Aimere village to see the process of palm wine production of Sopi, a special drink of the Flores people. Check in at the hotel for overnight. In the evening we can go to Soa hot spring water for traditional massage.

Day 5:
Bajawa – Ende – Moni Village

After breakfast at the hotel, our tour continues to visit Bena, a village situated at the foot of Mount Inerie. Here you can see the nice view over the Mount Inerie and then drive Moni Village with stop at Ende Town for lunch. Check in at the hotel for overnight.

Day 06:
Moni – Kelimutu – Maumere

In the early morning, we continue for 45 minute drive to Mount Kelimutu, take a soft walk to the summit for about 45 minutes, there you can see the nice view of the three lakes with three different water colors. After that we return to the hotel for breakfast, get prepared for going to Maumere and visit to the traditional village of Jopu. Check in at the Hotel in Maumere for overnight.

Day 7:
Maumere – To the next destination


Get prepared to check out from the hotel and transferred to the Airport for flight back to Mataram / Lombok. Upon your arrival in Mataram, we will transfer to the Hotel on Senggigi for overnight.

End of the service



The tour package includes:

Accommodation
AC-transport
Private Boat Non cabin to komodo,
Donation and Conservation fee.
English speaking guide
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
Mineral water
Extra insurance coverage

Excludes:

Soft drink
Tipping
Personal Expenses
Flight tickets (from and to Lombok)



Komodo and Kelimutu Adventure, 8 Days / 7 Nights Program

Maumere – Kelimutu – Riung – Bajawa – Ruteng – Labuhan Bajo – Rinca – Komodo – Labuhan Bajo – Lombok

Itinerary:

Day 1:
Maumere- Arrival – Moni Village


You will be greeted by our friendly guide upon your arrival at Wai Oti Airport in Maumere then transfer to Moni Village and check in at the hotel in Moni for overnight.

Day 2:
Moni – Kelimutu – Ende – Riung


In the early morning, we will begin to climb Kelimutu Mount, where we can see the three lakes with different colors. And then we return to Moni for breakfast. Drive to Ende for visit Wolo Gia a traditional village at Ende regency, meet the friendly peoples there, take a picture then continue to Riung, check in at the hotel for overnight.

Day 3:
Riung – Full day snorkeling tour

After breakfast, we will begin a full day snorkeling tour to Kalong Island, Bampa Island and Pulau Tiga (Three Island), Enjoy a nice beach there where you can swimming and snorkeling in the afternoon back to hotel for overnight

Day 4:
Riung – Soa – Bajawa

After breakfast, tour will proceed to Bajawa and may stop at Soa hot spring water for having traditional natural massage then continue to Bajawa and check in at the hotel. In the afternoon, we go to visit Bena, traditional village and back to the hotel for overnight.

Day 5:
Bajawa – Bena – Ruteng

After breakfast, we drive you to Ruteng with visit to Bena, a traditional village situated at the foot of Mount Inerie and Aimere village to see the process palm wine production of Sopi, a special alcoholic beverage of the Manggarai, then continue to Ruteng, check in at the hotel for overnight.

Day 6:
Ruteng – Labuhan Bajo

After breakfast at the hotel, we drive you to Ruteng Puu, a traditional village of Manggarai, then to Cancar Village to see the Spider rice filed and go to Lembor. After lunch in Lembor we continue to Labuhan Bajo, check in at the hotel for overnight.

Day 7:
Labuhan Bajo – Rinca – Komodo

After breakfast in the hotel, our guide then will transfer you to the Labuhan Bajo Harbor and continued to Rinca Island by private boat, it will takes around 2.5 hours. After breakfast on the boat, we go visit Komodo dragon on the Komodo National Park for two hours then back to boat for going to Red Beach for swimming and snorkeling. Enjoying the beautiful panorama of underwater world then we continue to Labuhan Bajo, check in at the hotel for overnight.

Day 8:
Labuhan Bajo – Lombok


Get prepared to check out from the hotel and transferred to the Airport for flight back to Mataram / Lombok. Upon arrival in Mataram, transfer to the Hotel on Senggigi for overnight.

End of the tour



The tour package includes:

Accommodation
AC-transport
Private Boat Non cabin to komodo,
Donation and Conservation fee.
English speaking guide
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
Mineral water
Extra insurance coverage

Excludes:

Soft drink
Tipping
Personal Expenses
Flight tickets (from and to Lombok)



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