5 Recommended Places to Visit on Flores Island

5 Recommended Places to Visit on Flores Island
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Flores Island is an Island located in the East Nusa Tenggara Province. This island has few tourist destinations which are spread from the West to the East Island. The most attractions to see on Flores Island are the beautiful nature and its culture. On this page, you will find our 5 recommended places to visit on Flores Island.

The following are places you can visit on the Flores Island:
  1. Kelimutu Volcano is located in Moni, a small town located in central Flores Island. The Mountain has three volcanic crater lakes that differ in color. This Volcano Mountain is perfect for enjoying the sunrise. Trek to the top for 45 minutes and enjoy the three colors with a beautiful sunrise.
  2. Bena Village is a traditional village of the Bajawa tribe which is located in Ngada Regency, central Flores Island. This is a megalithic village that is present in the history of Bajawa. They believe that the presence of God Yeta sitting in the Mount Inerie will protect their village.
  3. Wae Rebo Village is an authentic traditional village of the Manggarai tribe in West Flores. This village is located in Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Indonesia. Wae Rebo has 7 small traditional houses which are called Mabru Niang. Wae Rebo is surrounded by panoramic mountains and tropical rainforests.
  4. Lingko Lodok Spider Rice Fields at Cancar Village. This rice field is typically arranged in an intriguing circular pattern. Lingko is the legacy of traditional Manggarai tribe culture in West Flores. It is a way of allocating village-owned land among families or clans.
  5. Goa Rangko Cave is located on the north side of Labuan Bajo, the Western tip of Flores Island. It is a limestone cave with a natural pool inside the cave. You can swim, float, and enjoy the sunlight hitting the pool.

The Best Way to Explore 5 Recommended Places to Visit on Flores Island

Flores is accessible to reach by air, sea, and land. If you plan to explore the island, you can get on the bus, boat, or flight.

  • By boat from Bali to Labuan Bajo will take approximately 32 hours. This big ship departs twice a month from Benoa, Nusa Dua Bali. You can get the ticket at the PELNI office in Bali.
  • There is also the ferry from Padang Bai to Lombok then continues by bus to Sumbawa and Sape. From Sape you can use a ferry to Labuan Bajo. This ferries and bus trip will take 37 hours.
  • By flight from Denpasar, Bali is the most recommended way to reach the island. It will approximately 1 hour from Denpasar to Labuan Bajo. There is also a flight from Denpasar to Maumere which takes approximately 2 hours.

To explore the 5 best-recommended places on Flores Island, you will need to join the Flores Island tour package. There are various Flores tours available on Dite Tour, from day tours to overnight tours. These tour packages are based on a private arrangement.

When is the best time to visit the tourist attraction in Flores?

Indonesia has two seasons every year, rainy and dry seasons. For the best recommended time to visit the tourist attraction on Flores Island is during the dry season, between April to September.

From October to March there will be raining season all over the island. However, the rain is not coming all day. The heavy rain and storms are coming hard between January to February. This is not the best time and not recommend doing a tour in Flores.

To explore the best tourist attractions on the island of Flores, you will need to book an advance tour package. This is to avoid a hassle during the peak season. The peak season is from June to September. Therefore, you will need to book two or three months early.

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