Flores, means flower in Portuguese, is a place of beauty like its name. As part of the Lesser Sunda Islands, it is home to the last dragon on Earth, the Komodo Dragon in the Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Flores has a population of 1.8 million, with people mainly from Austronesian family and other indigenous tribes. Myriads of languages are spoken here. People are mainly Roman Catholic Christians with some Muslims.
Flores is another off the beaten track for traveling in Indonesia, largely unexplored and mostly for the divers and adventurous. Here you can find untouched pristine islands, magical tri-colored volcanic lakes, hiking up volcano mountains like Mount Kelimutu, swim in waterfalls in lush jungles and enjoy the scene of paddy fields with smoking volcanoes as backdrop. Flores is also surrounded by best diving sites and even snorkeling will bring lots of underwater delight, being rich in marine life and corals.
Flores, Sumba and Sumbawa Travel Map
Labuan Bajo -> Komodo National Park ->Rinca Islands -> Labuan Bajo -> Ruteng -> Ende -> Kelimutu -> Maumere
Places to Visit
Hike Mount Kelimutu
Whale Shark Diving or Snorkeling