Dragons, Beaches and Volcano: Beautiful Flores , indonesia

Tripoto
22nd Dec 2019
Photo of Dragons, Beaches and Volcano: Beautiful Flores , indonesia by Haritri Goswami
Day 1

Reached Bali at 22nd Dec night. Stayed overnight in hotel Radiant nearby airport. Next day we had flight to Labuan Bajo in the morning. So selected hotel near airport and get some sleep. We had no checked in luggage with us. Two persons with two backpacks we started our journey from Bangalore airport . Flight was via kualalampur.

Bali Airport

Photo of Bali, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

Hotel Radiant

Photo of Bali, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami
Day 2

We took flight from Bali around 7:30 and reached Labuan Bajo 8:45am. We had booked 2 days 1 night cruise trip from Labuan Bajo to komodo island. The package had airport pickup included. They picked up from Labuan Bajo airport and transferred us to a cruise . There are two options here. You can book shared ship with much less price and private ships are also available. We booked a private one. Except us 4 persons was in the cruise. Captain, his assistant, a cook and guide. All meals was included and they cooked delicious foods on ship itself. We saw spectacular views from Kelor island first. Then somewhere in the middle if the sea (I can’t remember the name of the place) we did snorkeling and went to Rinca island to see dragons. The day ended with watching thousands of flying fox in kelong island. At night boat was stopped somewhere in the middle of the sea and we had a very good sleep.

Cabin to sleep at night

Photo of Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

After snorkeling

Photo of Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

Food

Photo of Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

ship

Photo of Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

ship

Photo of Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

ship

Photo of Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

Rinca island.. land of dragons

Photo of Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

with the dragon

Photo of Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

Inside rinca island went for a trekking to spot dragons

Photo of Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

waiting to see sunset and flying fox near kelong island

Photo of Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

sunset

Photo of Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

boats waiting near kelong island

Photo of Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

flying fox

Photo of Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

ship

Photo of Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

snorkeling

Photo of Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

dragon

Photo of Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

dragon

Photo of Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

dragon

Photo of Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

view from Rinca island trekking

Photo of Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

view from Rinca island trekking

Photo of Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

view from kelor island . had to do 10-15 min stiff trekking to reach at the top

Photo of Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

just a random click

Photo of Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

sunset near kelong

Photo of Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami
Day 3

Ship started on day 3 at 4am as we wanted to reach padar island at sunrise. Padar island was the most beautiful view I have ever seen. It was also a tough trekking. It took 30min trekking to reach the top. After leaving padar island we went to pink beach. Then kanawa island for snorkeling and manta point for snorkeling again.

Beautiful fish and sea corals we could see in kanawa island. Could spot a turtle also. At the end of the day they dropped us to hotel. Transport to hotel was included in the package. Stayed at sunset hilltop hotel with nice sea view. Could watch sunset also.

breakfast

Photo of Komodo National Park, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

trekking to padar island top

Photo of Komodo National Park, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

padar island

Photo of Komodo National Park, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

padar island

Photo of Komodo National Park, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

pink beach

Photo of Komodo National Park, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

pink beach

Photo of Komodo National Park, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

pink beach

Photo of Komodo National Park, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

padar island

Photo of Komodo National Park, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

kanawa island

Photo of Komodo National Park, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

kanawa island

Photo of Komodo National Park, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

coral..

Photo of Komodo National Park, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

view from hotel

Photo of Komodo National Park, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

view from hotel

Photo of Komodo National Park, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

sunset from hotel

Photo of Komodo National Park, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

view from hotel

Photo of Komodo National Park, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami
Day 4

Started the day with again another flight from labuan bajo to Ende. We had two days one night package to Kelimutur. From Ende airport it took 45min to blue stone beach. It has blue coloured stone scattered on the beach. The stones looked beautiful but the beach looked a very ordinary beach to me. From bluestone beach 2:30 hrs scenic drive to Moni village. Its a small village and places to stay are limited also. This is mainly a place to stay at the foothill of mount Kelimutu. Ende is a very small airport. After all passengers of our flight left they closed the airport gates . I think they only keep the departure and arrival open when a flight is landing or leaving . Moni village is beautiful , green and full of natural resources. So many types of fruits , flowers and so many shades of green. We visited a waterfall and a hot spring in the middle of a paddy field. Stayed overnight in a small hotel.

flight landed at Ende airport

Photo of Ende, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

we were just 4 -6 passengers arrived at Ende. This is luggage for all

Photo of Ende, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

view from hotel restaurant

Photo of Ende, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami
Photo of Ende, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

found mango, orange while walking on the road

Photo of Ende, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

way to waterfall

Photo of Ende, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

waterfall

Photo of Ende, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

a small cafe

Photo of Ende, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

saw this on the way from Ende airport to Moni village

Photo of Ende, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

saw this view on the way from Ende airport to Moni village

Photo of Ende, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

Moni village

Photo of Ende, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

Moni village

Photo of Ende, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

Blue stone beach

Photo of Ende, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

searching hot spring.. found one .. local people were taking bath

Photo of Ende, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

Moni village

Photo of Ende, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

bluestone beach

Photo of Ende, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami
Day 5

Started at 4 am from the hotel to mount kelimutu. We had a guide/driver who picked up us from airport, took us to bluestone and was waiting at the hotel at night with the car. He can’t understand English properly. We were using google translator to talk to him. It took around 30 min to reach kelimutu national park. Then it was 30 min trek to the top. Its a biodiverse beautiful forest. When we reached near the kelimutur lake we could smell sulphur as it is a volcano. The lake also changes colour we heard. It was bright green when we saw the lake. 3 lakes are there. We could see only 2 of them, one was covered with fog. The glowing lake with sunrise was beautiful. After Kelimutur we went back to hotel, had our breakfast and started for Ende. On the way we visited traditional village . We reached early and airport was closed. So had to wait in a cafe in ende till 4 to catch our flight to labuan bajo. Stayed at Golo hilltop hotel overnight

Kelimutu lake

Photo of Kelimutu, Woloara, Ende Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

Kelimutu lake

Photo of Kelimutu, Woloara, Ende Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

Kelimutu lake

Photo of Kelimutu, Woloara, Ende Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

third lake.. covered with fog

Photo of Kelimutu, Woloara, Ende Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

walking through Kelimutu national park

Photo of Kelimutu, Woloara, Ende Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

traditional village

Photo of Kelimutu, Woloara, Ende Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami
Photo of Kelimutu, Woloara, Ende Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

Kelimutu national park

Photo of Kelimutu, Woloara, Ende Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

traditional village..

Photo of Kelimutu, Woloara, Ende Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

Kelimutu national park

Photo of Kelimutu, Woloara, Ende Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

Kelimutu national park

Photo of Kelimutu, Woloara, Ende Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

golo hilltop hotel

Photo of Kelimutu, Woloara, Ende Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

golo hilltop hotel

Photo of Kelimutu, Woloara, Ende Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

golo hilltop hotel

Photo of Kelimutu, Woloara, Ende Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami
Day 6

Next morning went to a private beach. Its sabolon island. We booked for a day only. Went in the morning and came back in the evening. They have 10 cottages to stay at night also. You won’t get wifi

, hot water and the bathroom is shared. It’s almost staying under the open sky. You can do snorkeling, kayaking and other activities there. In the evening we came back and stayed overnight at Golo hilltop hotel.

at boat..Sabolon beach

Photo of Le Pirate Island, Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

sabolon beach

Photo of Le Pirate Island, Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

sabolon beach

Photo of Le Pirate Island, Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

sabolon beach

Photo of Le Pirate Island, Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

sabolon beach

Photo of Le Pirate Island, Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

sabolon beach

Photo of Le Pirate Island, Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

sabolon beach

Photo of Le Pirate Island, Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

cottage to stay overnight

Photo of Le Pirate Island, Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

the island

Photo of Le Pirate Island, Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami

sabolon beach

Photo of Le Pirate Island, Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia by Haritri Goswami
Day 7

Back to home. Took flight from Labuan bajo to bali in the morning. Then from bali to kualalampur and kualalampur to Bangalore. Labuan bajo is a very small city. It has money exchanges, restaurants and many travel agencies arranging different types of trips by cruise. You can first go to labuan bajo and find out the best package from there also . We booked before going only , but booking from labuan bajo is also very easy. You can rent a scooter from hotel to go to the city. All shops you can find in one road only. This city has sea view hotels but not any good beach to relax. You have to book trips to go any nearby beach. Also make sure the sim card works in labuan bajo if you take it from bali. Not all operators work in labuan bajo.

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at labuan bajo airport

Photo of Dragons, Beaches and Volcano: Beautiful Flores , indonesia by Haritri Goswami

labuan bajo city view point

Photo of Dragons, Beaches and Volcano: Beautiful Flores , indonesia by Haritri Goswami

exploring the city by scooter

Photo of Dragons, Beaches and Volcano: Beautiful Flores , indonesia by Haritri Goswami