Indonesia, a vast archipelago of over 17,500 islands, holds within its embrace a treasure trove of diverse cultures and natural wonders waiting to be discovered. But what's the best way to truly immerse yourself in its beauty? The answer lies in embarking on an unforgettable road trip. While you may have heard of traversing the scenic landscapes of Java or the idyllic beaches of Bali, why not set your sights on a journey across the lesser-explored island of Flores, famed as the habitat of the majestic Komodo Dragon? Beyond Labuan Bajo and its oceanic adventures, Flores beckons with a wealth of cultural heritage and breathtaking landscapes waiting to be explored.


Day 1: Melo Village, Cancar, Ranamese, Bajawa

Begin your Flores odyssey with a visit to Melo Village, where time seems to stand still amidst traditional thatched-roof houses and warm hospitality. Then, marvel at the iconic spider-web rice terraces of Cancar before delving into the serene beauty of Ranamese Lake. Conclude the day in Bajawa, where the vibrant local markets and stunning vistas set the stage for a memorable evening.


Day 2: Bena, Nanga Panda, Detusoko, Wologai Village, Ndua Ria

Immerse yourself in the ancient traditions of the Ngada people as you explore the traditional village of Bena, where intricately carved stone megaliths stand as silent sentinels of a bygone era. Continue your journey through the lush countryside, stopping at Nanga Panda to witness the mesmerizing sight of traditional ikat weaving. Then, venture into the heart of Flores' coffee country in Detusoko before discovering the cultural treasures of Wologai Village. It is one of the few villages in the Ende district with well-maintained houses built in the traditional Lionese architectural style. The adventures on the second day ended with a visit to a traditional fruit and vegetable market all freshly picked from the local farms in Ndua Ria.


Day 3: Kelimutu Three Color Lake, Riung

Rise early to witness the ethereal beauty of Kelimutu's legendary Three Color Lake, where the mystical hues of the crater lakes change with the light of the rising sun. Then, journey to the coastal town of Riung, where pristine beaches and vibrant coral reefs await exploration. It has access to the uninhabited 17 islands with breathtaking underwater views.


Day 4: 17 Islands Snorkeling Tour

Set sail on a memorable snorkeling adventure around the enchanting 17 Islands, where crystal-clear waters teem with colorful marine life and secluded beaches beckon for moments of blissful relaxation.


Day 5: Soa Hot Spring, Aimere

Relax and rejuvenate your senses at Soa Hot Spring, where natural thermal waters provide the perfect respite amidst verdant surroundings. Then, journey onwards to Aimere, where you'll discover the time-honored tradition of Arak distillation and savor the flavors of locally-produced palm wine.


Day 6: Golo Curu, Ruteng Pu'u Village, Lembor Village

Conclude your Flores adventure with a visit to the panoramic viewpoint of Golo Curu, offering sweeping vistas of the island's rugged terrain. You can also visit the Cave of Mary, a place of pilgrimage and prayer, the perfect place to see the beauty of the city of Ruteng. Then, delve into the cultural heritage of Ruteng Pu'u Village, where traditional Manggarai houses stand as symbols of resilience and community spirit. Finally, make your way to Lembor Village, where lush rice terraces cascade down the slopes in a breathtaking display of agricultural ingenuity.


So, pack your bags, hit the road, and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime as you uncover the hidden gems of Flores.

Dada Sabra S.
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Published at 6 April 2024 16:01