Kelimutu, Flores

About the Kelimutu, Flores

Trip Info

Kelimutu Lake colors periodically change due to adjustments in the oxidation-reduction status of the fluid of each lake, and also considering the abundance of different major elements, such as iron and manganese. Oxidation-reduction status depends on the balance of volcanic gas input and rainfall rate and is thought to be mediated by the groundwater system in the volcano itself. The colors in the lakes change independently from each other, as each has its own unique connectivity to the underlying volcano’s activity. 

Date
: Upon Request
Category
: Exploring
Location
: Kelimutu, Flores
Duration
: Overnight ( upon request )
Type
: Open
Tags
: Exploring, Lakes
kelimutu

Trip Description

In the early days of developing the local national park in the Kelimutu area, there were some disputes with local communities over the use of the resources. More recently, forest rangers have worked to develop better relations with nearby village communities and overall management has improved.

The closest airports are Maumere and Ende. There are regular flights to Ende from Bali. The drive from Ende to Moni, the town at the base of Kelimutu where accommodation is available, takes about 3 hours, while from Moni to Kelimutu vehicle park, a 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) drive, needs 45 minutes. Usually tourists sleep one night to catch sunrise at Kelimutu.

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Trip Arrangements

Pick up from the hotel to the airport to catch a flight to Ende, our driver will pick you up at the airport and heading to Moni. We will spend a night at Kelimutu.

An early morning hike to Kelumutu National Park to explore the beauty of Kelumutu lakes. After Breakfast, Check out and drive to Ende.

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