Batu Cermin Cave, Labuan Bajo

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Explore the sunlit caverns of Batu Cermin Cave. Rays of light seep through holes in the cave and at certain times of day reflect on the rocks' mirror-like surfaces, creating abstract formations. If you choose to traverse the cave with the help of a guide, they'll point out the site's prehistoric ocean history, as evidenced in ancient fossils of turtles and fish. The tour requires that you wear a hard hat (provided) and demands a bit of crawling, which makes it unsuitable for people with mobility issues. Bring your own water and food, and enjoy observing the cave's wildlife and panoramic vistas. Put Batu Cermin Cave at the forefront of your travel plans using our Labuan Bajo vacation generator.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Sincerely we just don't understand what is the mystery of this site nor is in the tourist routes. Guides barely explain that he was discovered in 1951 by a Dutchman whose name you don't understand... and little else. Once inside the cave show you something that is supposed to be the fossil of a turtle?, hopefully a couple of bats and a light entry and exit. As their English is super limited they fail to explain anything and go from there with the stupid feeling of having wasted time. It was considered that it is not worth even having time. I can think of better things to do with that half an hour.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Salah satu obyek wisata alami bila mengunjungi flores. Gua tidak terlalu susah untuk di kunjungi, menarik, kita bisa mengetahui bahwa dulu tempat tersebut di bawah laut. Sayang saat kami tiba, sudah s...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Nice outing from Labuan Bajo! We went there without a guide in, the helmets are available on cave entrance. It's really pitch black and bats.
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  • July 3, 2017
    Amazing cave system! Totally unexpected and absolutely worth the quick drive to visit! Bring a flashlight :) P.S. getting a guide is not necessary, had more fun on our own!
  • August 23, 2017
    Local tourism spot. Not too big and a bit underdeveloped. Nice cave, and there's local event venue before the entrance.
  • June 20, 2017
    When we are went to this place we use the google maps. But apparently the route was wrong. You shoul ask some local people. The view not so good. Our guide tour said that perfect time to go to cermin cave around 12 am till 2 pm.
  • April 30, 2017
    Nice walk there surrounded by bambu. A torch and a helmet are included in the price, and you can pay a bit more to be guided. There is more light in the morning, between 9 and 10 am. It was fun getting in the cave, helmet is indispensable ;)
  • July 10, 2017
    When I was here first time (2010) we could see many spiders inside the cave. Huge unique spiders which I haven't seen in another place. But when I was there again this year (2017) there is no spiders anymore. I asked local guides and they told me that "spiders've gone". But why, they don't know. I was quite sad because for me is this place just ordinary cave and nothing special. Spiders were the most interesting part of it. Nevermind, still good place to visit. Go by angkot from Labuan Bajo, price is 3500 idr. Then you have to pay e trance fee 10000 idr and better if ypu go with guide, just because they know lot of stories about this place. It's up to you how much you will give to the guide, we gave 10000 idr per person.

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