Article published by : Kristoforus on Monday, January 30, 2012 - Viewed 831 times


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Top Flores Tour Destinations 2012

If you are looking for vast stretches of unspoiled lands, wonderful scenery, and great trails, you should definitely consider a Flores Flores Tour. With mountain and Flores, trails dating back from the first ones taken by the original natives, to today's Trans-Flores Tour have never been far from the regions culture and consciousness.

Flores is a place where you will often be the only Westerner in sight. Beaches, active volcanoes, and genuine culture are the real reasons to brave the winding, painful road through Flores.

Often mistaken for an archipelago, Flores is actually one long, narrow island in the Lesser Sunda Islands. Flores is part of the island chain between Lombok and Timor, directly south of Sulawesi. Beautiful but rough around the edges, Flores is the epitome of just how diverse language, religion, and culture can be in Indonesia.

List of Flores Tour Destinations

Maumere, around three hours east of Moni, is the largest town in Flores. The city is enjoyable enough to explore; cheap seafood can be enjoyed along the coast. Maumere is the usual entry point for travelers starting on the eastern end of Flores and the last stop for many who started in.

Often one bungalow operation is the only option for eating and sleeping on some of the beautiful stretches of sand. Traditional weaving villages surrounding the city are excellent places to pick up beautiful ikats cloth to take home.

Bajawa is a better base for exploring traditional villages with your visit; Bena village, Nage Village, and Wogo Village
Riung Marine Garden
Riung is an optional, three-hour side trip from Bajawa. The Seventeen Islands Marine Park, just off the coast, is an excellent place to take a break. Nearly-empty beaches and great snorkeling beat the winding roads any day.

Ende, Five winding hours from Bajawa is Ende, a major town in Flores. Despite the lack of real sites, Ende is a nice place to eat good Indonesian food, meet local people, resupply, and rest up before going to see Kelimutu.

Moni Tour

The picturesque village of Moni and the nearby volcanic lakes of Kelimutu are motivation for many travelers to brave the roads through Flores. Located only two hours from Ende, Moni is a small village with a green, peaceful vibe worth enjoying at least a couple of days.

Nine miles from Moni are the multicolored volcanic lakes of Kelimutu. Three lakes formed in the caldera of a volcano; the water changes color periodically based on the mineral content. The Kelimutu lakes, which once appeared on currency in Indonesia, are rife with local superstition and lore. A sunrise from the caldera rim is an unforgettable experience.

Kristoforus Lembu is the Sales and Marketing at Oceania World Travel for Indonesia Tours and Travel Holidays. Join us on an Oceania World Travel to see scenic locations & landscapes at the best value prices. We offer over 200 up guided group walking holidays in over 30 Provinces in Indonesia.


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