The Flores archipelago is a string of islands on the southern edge of Indonesia. While tourists are fighting over hotel rooms in Kuta and Ubud, Flores remains lightly traveled. Highly volcanic, Flores is a place to climb volcanoes, see coffee grown, and experience the “real” Indonesia.
The multicolored lakes of Kelimutu often appear on postcards, but relatively few foreign tourists visit the volcano. Three lakes have formed in the top of an inactive caldera; the views at sunrise are extraordinary. Surrounded by rice paddies, the pleasant village of Moni is the jumping off point for Kelimutu and is well worth hanging around to enjoy daily life.
- Read more about visiting the Kelimutu Lakes.