Flores Island has been gaining a reputation as the next tourism destination after Bali. It is mostly known as the gateway to the famous Komodo National Park, home to the endangered & endemic species of Komodo Dragon. Flores Island has also been receiving more tourists in the past years due to the popularity of Labuan Bajo, which offers excellent opportunities for diving, snorkeling, hiking, island hopping, and cruising. The underwater world is teeming with vibrant coral reefs, diverse marine life, and even manta rays, meanwhile, island-hopping tours allow visitors to explore the beautiful beaches and secluded islands in the area.


But there is more enchanted natural beauty Flores Island could offer, not far from Labuan Bajo. If you're looking for a unique and memorable experience in natural hidden gems, this One Day Tour is perfect for you.


1. Cunca Wulang Waterfall


Somewhere in Wersawa Village, Mbeliling, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province,  there is a stunning waterfall known as the Cunca Wulang Waterfall. The heavy flow of blue turquoise water will spoil your eyes when you arrive at this place.


The Cunca Wulang is about 30 kilometers to the east of Labuan Bajo, which can be reached in about an hour's drive. This location has a clear river valley water flow and is surrounded by artistic rock formations, thus making this waterfall the Grand Canyon miniature found in Arizona, USA.


 In Indonesian, “cunca wulang” means “waterfall and moon”. This waterfall is located at an altitude of 200 meters above sea level making the atmosphere of this place very cool. At first glance, you will feel that you are in the “Grand Canyon” when arriving at this place because there is a river flow between the cliffs of large rocks. The waterfall is above the rocks and the waters come out through the gaps in the rocks.



2. Melo Viewpoint


Viewpoints and scenic spots are not uncommon on Flores Island, which is known for its stunning landscapes and natural beauty. There are several viewpoints across the island that offer breathtaking vistas of the surrounding areas, including valleys, mountains, and coastlines. These viewpoints are often popular among tourists and photographers seeking to capture the island's picturesque landscapes. Melo viewpoint has a spectacular panorama view stretching from Labuan Bajo to the island of Komodo National Park. It also offers fresh mountain air since it is located on the side of Mount Mbeliling.


3. Batu Cermin Cave


Batu Cermin Cave, also known as Mirror Cave, is a unique natural attraction located near Labuan Bajo on Flores Island, Indonesia. It is a limestone cave formation known for its intriguing stalactites, stalagmites, and the way sunlight filters through the rocks, creating a mirror-like effect on certain surfaces.


The cave was formed by natural processes over thousands of years, with mineral-rich water slowly dripping from the ceiling, leading to the growth of stalactites (hanging formations) and stalagmites (rising formations). The best time to visit Batu Cermin Cave is during the early morning or late afternoon when the sunlight is just right to create the mirror effect. The sunlight passing through a hole in the cave's ceiling illuminates the limestone walls, revealing intricate patterns and colors. This phenomenon creates a surreal and beautiful experience for visitors.


Batu Cermin Cave is situated about 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) from Labuan Bajo. It's easily accessible by road, and many tours and guides offer trips to the cave. It is located within a lush forested area, and the surrounding landscape is also worth exploring.


Those 3 destinations near Labon Bajo offer a unique natural spectacle that complements the other attractions of Labuan Bajo and Flores Island, making it a popular stop for tourists seeking to explore the island's diverse and captivating landscapes.

Dada Sabra S.
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Published at 19 August 2023 15:03