Flores is a beautiful island and has long hidden in the shadows of its more famous neighbour Bali, but finally the island of Flores is emerging as a unique destination of its own. You’ll see the fascinating Komodo dragons, visit and trek Rinca Island and Komodo Island. You’ll be warmly welcomed by the island’s people in their rituals, dances and daily life.
1. Swimming and snorkelling at Pink Beach.
Reknown for its beautiful pink colouring, Pink Beach is a must visit on everyones list. From the beautiful colour of the sands, through to the stunning underwater life, you’ll not want to leave this little bit of paradise.
2. Rinca Island to spot Komodo Dragons
Rinca Island is a gorgeous island within Flores, and has less tourism than some of the other islands. Trekking on Rinca Island allows you to see more dragons within the wild. Most tourist head to Komodo Island, our recommendation is you take time to explore Rinca Island.
3. Visit a traditional villages
Trekking through the villages, you turn back time and area able to witness the very special cultural homes that were built hundreds of years ago.They still have the same awe inspiring moment where you feel a part of the heritage. The villages lead a harmonious agrarian lifestyle in symbolism with nature.
4. Witness the Caci Whip Fight
This is martial arts performed as a mixture of dance, singing and skillful fighting. With two fighters, it is a boody game perfomed as a joyous occasion. They take turns trying to strike each others body with a whip.
5. Visit the Kelimitu Lakes
The three colour lakes of Mt Kelimutu is a spectacular delight for visitors of Flores – one of the must do when visiting. Each lake has it’s own colour and local name. It’s best to leave early in the morning, when the fog clears as the sun rises.