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Kelimutu, Flores

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Admire the vivid hues of the three crater lakes at the summit of Kelimutu, a volcano which last erupted in 1968. Although the exact color of the lakes changes frequently, perhaps due to chemical reactions triggered by volcanic ash, you will most commonly find them blue, green, and red, respectively, as they appear on the 5,000-rupiah bank note. Although the lakes provide the biggest tourist draw, the rugged, forest-clad mountain scenery is spectacular in its own right. Ignore the local tour guides, as the lakes are easy to find from the parking lot and information posters supply plenty of details about them. Arrange your visit to Kelimutu and discover more family-friendly attractions in Ende using our Ende travel itinerary maker.
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  • These lakes are best observed as the sun comes up. The trek in is on made path and relatively easy walking.. The last section to the summit is quite steep. Take a wind jacket as the summit can be cool...  more »
  • It's always wonderful to see nature beauty. And that's include Kelimutu. The only thing I didn't enjoy was I have to woke up very early in the morning.  more »
  • We went to Kelimutu lake in May and flying into Ende from Bali. Our driver Richardo (Strom a native to the area) was friendly, a safe skilled driver (the roads can be slippery) offering a reasonable p...  more »