Indonesia Travel Guide


Flores´s natural wonder and one of Indonesia´s most mysterious and dramatic sights is Mount Kelimutu, with its three colored lakes. The summit of the compound 1639-m-high Kelimutu volcano can be reached within a 2 hours hike, or by minibus from the village Moni. The vulcano Kelimutu offers a unique and spectacular view on its three crater lakes with three completely different colors.

The surrounding villages offer good places, which may serve as bases for visits to Kelimutu, particularly for those who wish to have a more leisurely pace and enjoy the views along the road between Ende and Maumere, or spend more time at Kelimutu. Those little villages are also known for their excellent weaving, which still use natural dyes.

Things to do near Kelimutu

Travel to Kelimutu

INFO: attention

WARNING: There are reports of a path that leads around the crater of the colored lakes. This path is not part of the official and by rangers maintained trail network. It must be reckoned with loose rocks and boulders. A fall in the water of the lakes is fatal and probably not to survive.

HOTEL: Antoneri Lodge

Hotel Kelimutu Jln.trans Ende-Maumere, Km 53, Kelimutu
from $ 20 p/n
Offering a sun terrace and views of the mountains, Antoneri Lodge is set in Kelimutu. Free private parking is available on site. Each room includes a private bathroom. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property.

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