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Larantuka : Land of the The Christian in Eastern Part of Flores Island Indonesia

Larantuka : Land of the The Christian in Eastern Part of Flores Island Indonesia

Each year, the week before Easter Sunday,  the town of Larantuka, East Flores, solemnly celebrates the Holy Week, popularly known here as “Semana Santa”.  The pinnacle of these celebrations is the commemoration of Christ’s  suffering on Good Friday by following the stations of the Cross, known here as the “Sesta Vera”.  In Larantuka, prayers center […]

September 27 2011 | Posted in Flores Island, Flores Tourism, Larantuka | Read More »

Belaraghi – an Excursion Beyond Bena Village of Bajawa Central Flores

Belaraghi – an Excursion Beyond Bena Village of Bajawa Central Flores

If you want to experience Ngada culture beyond popular Bena and Wogo, and if you are ready to invest a little time and physical effort, you should dare to hike to the extraordinary village of Belaraghi and spend the night in this beautiful place. The sixteen beautiful traditional houses are located in a secluded forest […]

May 5 2011 | Posted in Belagrahi Traditional Village, Flores Island | Read More »

Snake Palace Cave : Unique Snakes of West Flores Inland Near Lembor Manggarai

Snake Palace Cave : Unique Snakes of West Flores Inland Near Lembor Manggarai

The snake palace – “Istana Ular” located in a river valley 7 km north-east of Lembor is the shared home to reticulated pythons and bats. Pythons and thousand of bats are residing in the cave. Visitors have a good chance to observe snakes in the river valley and around the cave entrance area. This excursion […]

December 18 2010 | Posted in Flores Island, Snakes Palace of West Flores | Read More »

Cunca Rami Waterfall : West Flores Waterfall in Mbeliling Forest of Manggarai

Cunca Rami Waterfall : West Flores Waterfall in Mbeliling Forest of Manggarai

A nice day trip is the scenic drive from Labuan Bajo to Werang, which takes you north through West Flores’s countryside. You can rent a car or motorbike or hire a car, while alternatively you could use the local bus, but beware there is no fixed schedule and it needs some flexibility and language skills. […]

December 18 2010 | Posted in Cunca Rami Waterfall, Flores Island | Read More »

Manggaraian Canyons and Wildlife Trekking in West Flores Island Indonesia

Manggaraian Canyons and Wildlife Trekking in West Flores Island Indonesia

Canyoning nowadays has become one of the latest innovations in adventure tourism. Canyoning is the sport of descending canyons. It can be done in dry canyons but most of the time canyoning or canyoneering is done in creek canyons. Sliding down waterfalls and splashing into deep pools that have been carved by millennia of fast […]

December 9 2010 | Posted in Flores Island, West Flores Canyons | Read More »

Todo Village – The most unique traditional village in Manggaraian Area of Flores

Todo Village – The most unique traditional village in Manggaraian Area of Flores

TODO VILLAGE About an hour before Ruteng, but off the main road towards the south, is the village of Todo. It’s a traditional village where a traditional house can be seen. If you are lucky, the old village men will give you some explanation about the old Manggarai traditions. A compang is a stone altar […]

August 13 2010 | Posted in Flores Island, Todo Village | Read More »

Flores Island Overland Adventure Tours 05 Days 04 Nights

Flores Island Overland Adventure Tours 05 Days 04 Nights

Flores Overland Adventure Tours in 05 Days 04 Nights Day LABUANBAJO-RUTENG (-/L/D) After lunch a local restaurant for lunch. Then drive to Ruteng with stops in Cancar to view the spider web style rice terraces and Ruteng Puu traditional village. Late afternoon arriving in Rueng and check in at Dahlia Hotel for dinner and ovenight. […]

August 13 2010 | Posted in Flores Island, Flores Island Tours, Flores Overland 05 Days 04 Nights | Read More »

Flores Island Unique Culture – Primitives and Flores Hobits

Flores Island Unique Culture – Primitives and Flores Hobits

Flores is one of the main islands of east Nusa Tenggara which are consist of Flores, Sumba, Komodo, Solor Alor, Roti and west Timor. There are many small islands on the water of flores such as Rinca, Ende, Adonare, Tomblem, Pador, Besar, Pomana, Babi, Pamana, and Palu. At the beach of West Flores, north sea […]

August 13 2010 | Posted in Flores Island, Flores Island Culture | Read More »

Flores Island of Indonesia

Flores Island of Indonesia

FLORES ISLAND  INFORMATION Flores is one of the Lesser Sunda Islands, an island arc with an estimated area of 14,300 km² extending east from the Java island of Indonesia. The population is estimated to be around 1.5 million [1], and the largest town is Maumere. Flores is located east of Sumbawa and Komodo and west […]

August 13 2010 | Posted in Flores Island | Read More »

Maumere- City on the East Coast of Flores Island

Maumere- City on the East Coast of Flores Island

MAUMERE – NORTH EAST FLORES On the north coast of Flores, roughly equidistant between Ende and Larantuka, MAUMERE was once the visitor centre and best diving resort in Flores. However, since the terrible earthquake of December 1992, it’s been a beaten town, still disfigured by heaps of rubble and unrepaired buildings. The majority of the […]

August 12 2010 | Posted in Flores Island, Maumere | Read More »


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