Kelimutu Volcano, Flores Island

Kelimutu Volcano is located in Flores, East Nusa Tenggara. It is an active volcano mountain with the highest 1.639m. This volcano mountain was the last eruption in 1886.

Kelimutu volcano mountain has three colored lakes which are known as “Danau Tiga Warna” by local residents. The colors are white, red, and blue. These colors are occasionally changing.

The area of the three lakes is approximately 1,051,000 square meters. And the water volume is 1,292 million cubic meters. The boundary between the lakes is a narrow rock wall that is prone to landslides. This wall is very steep with a 70-degree angle. The height of the lake wall ranges from 50 to 150 meters.

Getting to Kelimutu Volcano Mountain

Below are the ways to get to Kelimutu:

  • Flight from Bali to Maumere or Ende, and then getting on the private car to the nearest hotel to Kelimutu.
  • Cars from Labuan Bajo and Ruteng for 12 hours
  • Join the Flores tour package and they will arrange your trip perfectly

If you are having difficulty finding a reliable travel agency, you can visit Komodo tour packages for some recommended tours. You can also find street vendors in Labuan Bajo or Ruteng, they probably sell cheap tour packages.

Accommodations and Restaurants

Accommodations are spread mostly in Moni village. They range from backpackers to mid-range accommodations. prices range from IDR 150.000 to IDR 500.000 per night. If you are looking for the best rate, you can visit or any online hotel bookings.

Restaurants are also spread around Moni village. You can find a variety of cuisines, from local foods to western cuisine. Enjoy the best local foods served in some of the local best restaurants.

Some of the travel agencies also provide complete tour arrangements. They offer a complete tour package that is included with the accommodation. You don’t need to worry about booking separate tours from the accommodation. Find the one that offers it all together at one price.

Things to Prepare Before Getting to Kelimutu Volcano

It always depends on your travel style, whether you bring a lot of stuff or not. Below are some simple things to prepare before getting there:

  • Make sure you have arranged the transport to get to Moni Village (the closest place to the mountain). This is the village where you will stay before trekking to Kelimutu. Things like flight tickets, taxis, or accommodation in Moni.
  • Comfortable Hiking shoes. It is a very recommended thing if you plan to hike the mountain.
  • Casual Wear or breathable shirt, jacket, power bank, and mobile phones
  • Backpacks, large or small, depending on your style.
  • Bottled water is very needed when you go hiking.

Best Time to Visit The Mountain

Indonesia has two seasons all year, dry season and rainy season. The dry season is coming from April to September, while the rainy season is coming from October to March.

The volcano mountain can be visited in both seasons. But always note that the large rain is coming in between December and February. So if you go in the rainy season, you better go-between October and the end of November. You can also do it in March.

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