The Wonders of the Three Colored Crater Lakes of Kelimutu

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Gerard D.

Nusa Tenggara Timur
English
2 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 8 people

What colors will we see today?

That’s the question that is often asked by almost all foreign guests we guide so far when approaching the Crater of Lakes Kelimutu. The answer is no one knows for sure! Everything depends on the mood of the spirits inhabiting each of the three lakes. Mount Kelimutu with three crater lakes, each filled with "different colored boiling water", can be called Dark Green, Turquoise and Dark Brown if it does not change color to Red, White and Blue.

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Asia/Jakarta (UTC +7hs)

06:00

Kelimutu National Park, Ende-Flores, Indonesia

Discover The Three Colored Crater Lakes of the Kelimutu at Sunrise!

WHAT COLORS WILL WE SEE TODAY?

That is a question that is often asked by almost all foreign guests we guide so far when approaching the crater of Lake Kelimutu. The answer is no one knows for sure! Everything depends on the mood of the spirits inhabiting each of the three lakes.

Mount Kelimutu with three crater lakes, each with "different colored boiling water", can be called Dark Green, Turquoise and Dark Brown if it does not change color to Red, White and Blue. This color change makes the Kelimutu crater lake one of the wonders of the world that is greatly admired by visitors from all over the world.

Kelimutu Lake is located in the Kelimutu National Park area on Flores Island, precisely in Moni Village in the regency of Ende, 62 kilometers from Ende City.

Experts provide various explanations about the change in the color of Kelimutu Crater Lakes; maybe because of the smoke emitting from below and moving the highly nutritious water upwards or vice versa, others say that this is just a chemical reaction. However, the community around the Kelimutu Crater Lake has its own and unique version. They believed that it is all due to the spirits of the dead constantly changing the color of the three crater lakes--whenever the spirit's mood changed, the water of the three lakes also changed color. Due to frequent changes, it means that the spirit is somewhat restless after death.

Some mystical details show that the lake which is located apart from the other two lakes in the west is usually white in color and is called Tiwu Ata Bupu which means Old People Lake, which is considered as a gathering place for the spirits of people who live their lives properly and correctly. The other two lakes are divided by a thin crater wall, namely Tiwu Nuwa Muri Ko'o Fai or Boys and Girls Lake, usually light green or turquoise which symbolizes a life filled with happiness. And the last one is Dark Green and often turns into Bloody Red as a gathering place for the spirits of people who behaved badly or maliciously during their lifetime.

A walk around the lakeside is possible, but only limited to the guardrail, as the volcanic rock and gravel loosens easily when stepped on and can cause you to fall. Besides that, the harsh steam emanating from the lake can make you dizzy.

The most comfortable and safe season for climbing Mount Kelimutu is the dry season between May and September, and the peak falls in July and August.

If you arrive at the summit 15 minutes before 06:00 you will see a stunning sunrise.

Apart from enjoying the beauty of the three Crater Lakes of Kelimutu and the surrounding natural scenery, you can also see people from the surrounding villages selling Lio-Ende's signature hand-woven fabrics, as well as coffee, tea, and various kinds of snacks for breakfast made from local ingredients.

In calm moments you can also see monkeys that come looking for food from crumbs of biscuits, bread or peanuts. And if you are completely silent and silent, you will hear the melodious chirping of various types of birds, as well as the sound of the universe.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

• Guide entrance ticket in Kelimutu National Park

• Guide round trip transportation for 10 hours driving from Maumere to Kelimutu

• Guide lodging for 1 night

• Meals Guide: 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner and 1 Breakfast

• Guide Fee.

What‘s not included

• Your Network Fee.

• Any expenses that not mentioned in the Price Included.

Important Information

This tour is available every day and must be booked 2 days in advance.

* Feel free to personalize this offer with Gerard.

* Travel from the Comfort of Your Home.

* The idea of this virtual tour is to give you the opportunity to travel and see other sides of the globe from the comfort of your own home, even though the world is still hit by the corona virus (Covid-19).

* Meeting time will be fixed as per discussion with you, because we need to match the time difference.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 48 hours prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - less than - 24 hours before the meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I order?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, you can contact us by phone or email.

Where are the start and end points of the tour?

Once you have secured your booking, the start and end points of your tour can be adjusted according to your convenience (eg: at your home, at a hotel, station, or anywhere else you want). We will send the tour link to you after you make the payment.

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Is the price per person or per group?

Prices are charged per group. This means that you make a one-time payment for the whole group and the price will not change if the number of people is less or more.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept additional people (more than the specified number) for an additional fee. Please check extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly for clarification.

Will there be other tourists on my tour?

Not. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, no other tourist group will be together in your tour.

Can the guide pick me up at the airport?

Yes, but there will be an additional charge for that and not by car. The guide will pick you up using public transportation. For more details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm traveling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. The price depends on which guide you choose.

$77/ per group

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