Flores - Discover the Mystical 3- Colours Kelimutu Lakes of Flores island on Private Tour 2Days 1Night
Tour Code: LBJBA-BS02
Discover and explore the mystical 3-colours Kelimutu Lakes while watching the magical sunrise from the summit of Kelimutu Volcano
About this tour
Kelimutu is a volcano situated in Pemo Village, Kelimutu District, Ende Regency in Central Flores. The lakes have been a source of minor phreatic eruptions in historical time. The colors have dramatically changed several times over the last decades as being driven by oxidation-reduction chemical dynamics. The summit of the compound is at 1639-m above sea level. The Lakes have begun to attract attention after being noticed by a regional Dutch military commander, B. van Suchtelen in 1915 and became more well-known after Y. Bouman wrote about the site in 1929.
This private tour is designed to suite your limited time and subject to flight schedule, we can arrange the pick up either from Maumere Airport or Ender Airport and drop you back either to Ende Airport or Maumere Airport. You may reverse this itinerary in case your flight is arriving in Ende Airport
Depending on your flight route, we can arrange to pick you up either from Maumere or Ende Airport then directly transfer to Moni village for overnight. The journey from Maumere Airport takes 3.5-4 hrs while from Ende Airport approximately 1.5-2.5 hours. In the event you arrive in Maumere by 1PM local time, you will be benefit to visit the charming seaside village of Sikka as one of Flores’s first Portuguese settlement where you can visit a Catholic Church date back to 1899 and the astonishing Koka Beach. Next will be transfer in to check-in at Kelimutu Ecolodge in Moni Village for overnight and Dinner.
Have a good sleep to start your early morning adventure. Get up early in the morning and after a cup of coffee or tea provided by your hotel. At 4.30am Flores Time (GMT+8), Our team will drive directly Kelimutu Volcano. It takes about 30minute to reach the parking bae where you will start a fun and pleasant trekking about 1.5km and walk up to 127 stairs leads to the terrace of Mount Kelimutu at 1690 m altitude. From the summit you will mesmerising the breathtaking panoramic view while watching the sunrise to appear beautifully and lighting the 3-colors lakes. Take this magical moment to frame your mystical experiences with some Instagram photo and videos to share with the world.
Kelimutu is a combination of words from “Keli” which means mountain and the word “Mutu” which means boiling. According to local residents’ beliefs, the colors of Lake Kelimutu have their respective meanings and have very powerful natural forces. Lake Kelimutu or Tiwu Kelimutu is divided into three parts which correspond to the colors in the lake. The blue lake or “Tiwu Nuwa Muri Koo Fai” is a gathering place for the souls of young people who have died. The red lake or “Tiwu Ata Polo” is a gathering place for the souls of villains who have died. While the white lake or “Tiwu Ata Mbupu” is a gathering place for the souls of the elderly people who have died. Residents around Lake Kelimutu believe that when the lake changes colour, they must give offerings to the spirits of people who have died.
Please be reminded that approximately at 10am fog or clouds could come up and prevent the view, therefore it is highly recommended to visit as early as possible.
While walking down from the summit to the parking based, you will hear the songs of the Bare Throated Whistler; which mimics other birds and sounds. Enjoy up to 18 different songs from a single bird!
On the way down to your accommodation we are passing beautiful rice fields and tropical forests. Arrived in your hotel for shower and breakfast while enjoying the blissful morning in Moni Village.
After breakfast and checking-out from your accommodation, you will head on to Ende with some short stop at Nduaria known for its traditional street market where you can buy some local fruits, then marvel at the rice terraces in Detusoko and visit the well-preserved traditional houses in Wologai Village famous for their ancient architecture. Once you arrive in Ende city Centre, you will be visiting The Museum Rumah Soekarno, where Indonesian Founding Father and the 1st President used to live here from 1934-1938 during His exile by the Dutch Colonial. Based on Soekarno’s autobiography, He was inspired to formulate the National Philosophy named “Pancasila” to unite the largest archipelago on earth with more than 17,000 islands, having more than 700 tribes and speaking more than 700 language, practicing five different religions yet able to live together in harmony
Subject to your flight schedule, we will drive to Ende to catch an afternoon flight for your next destination or drop you off at your chosen hotel
TERM & CONDITIONS
- This offer is valid for low season only.
- Advance purchase is highly recommended due to limited capacity vs high demand specially during high season in July-August. However, we do accept last minute booking up to 7Days before subject to availability
- Rescheduling is allowed with minimum 21Days written notice prior to tour date with supporting document of medical or compassionate reasons.
- Rescheduling due to Positive Covid-19 is allowed with minimum 21Days written notice prior to tour date with supporting document of PCR test result
- Rescheduling confirmation will be subject to availability
- Free cancellation if cancelled received 21days prior to tour Start
- 50% Cancellation fee will be charged if cancelled made less than 21Days prior to tour start
- Cancellation made less than 14Days will incur 100% cancellation penalties
- Non-Refundable for NO-SHOW
- Admin fee is applicable to process the refund as imposed by our third-party partners. We will inform you fairly and transparently
- Please note that the itineraries may change at any time due to among others local condition, bad weather, broken road and any unforeseen reason for the safety of passengers and the crew.