I did a one day motorcycle tour of the local area with Raphael and thoroughly enjoyed seeing beautiful Flores this way. He took me to places that I definitely wouldn’t have found by myself.
I was picked up from my hotel early in the morning and we set off, leaving the coast and heading inland. First stop, coffee at a little roadside stall. Great if you are a coffee lover! We then headed to our first stop which was a beautiful waterfall, with a pool where you can swim.
Raphael arranged a local guide to take me through the woods to see this. Just a 15-29 minutes walk. After that, we walked back a different way, through beautiful countryside, and at the end of the 30-40 minutes walk we had a coconut juice at a local lady’s house.
Onward then to the volcanic lake with hot springs to wash your feet. We had lunch here which Raphael had provided. After a look around we headed on again and stopped to say hello to some Rapahel’s friends. Before I knew what was happening we had been invited in to chat and have lunch with them. It was a holy day so all the families were around and I was lucky enough to be able to share with them.
We then headed on our way again through the countryside and had some stops along the way to admire the view, before going back to the hotel.
Raphael was very easy to deal with and he has a very good level of English. Being from the area he has excellent local knowledge and is happy to chat about all kinds of stuff. He was punctual, honest and an excellent driver. I would happily use him again.