An early start today to enjoy the stunning sunrise views from atop the mysterious Mt Kelimutu (1690m). Considered home to local ancestral spirits, Mt Kelimutu contains three uniquely colored lakes from brilliant aquamarine, to ochre red to chocolate brown.
Take a short walk to the best vantage points
for these lakes and learn more about their importance to the local ethnic groups; and formation since the volcano’s last eruption in 1886.
Descend the mountain (30mins) to the town of Moni where you can enjoy your breakfast whilst reviewing your morning’s photos.
After breakfast, we continue to the Flores’ capital, Ende, where former President Soekarno was exiled by the Dutch from 1934-1938, stopping at bustling fruit market in Nduria and traditional villages. Lunch is served en route.
This afternoon you drive to Bajawa, a small, quiet town surrounded by mountains in the middle of Flores. Along the way you’ll visit the colorful market of Boawae and explore the coffee plantations near Kaja. Traditional villages and scenic views fill the driving route with plenty of opportunities to stop for photos.
On arrival in Bajawa check into your hotel. Dinner this evening is at the hotel or local restaurant.
simple hotel in Bajawa, 1N