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Address: | Near Moni Village, Flores, Indonesia
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Impressive but certainly not everything the locals might brag about.

You either seem to choose an early morning hike up to the top or late afternoon to get the sunset. This is just a money scam though as everyone seems to want money from you. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Kempli24
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Buderim, Australia
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Buderim, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You either seem to choose an early morning hike up to the top or late afternoon to get the sunset. This is just a money scam though as everyone seems to want money from you. It cost us 150000 rupiah each to climb the mountain and I'm not sure what that covers. Its about a 20 to 30 min walk... More 

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Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit to Kelimutu was towards our the end of our tour. Having seen, Riung, Rinca island we didn´t know which attraction would impress us more until we got to Kelimutu. The drive to the parking area is about 20 minutes and then another 20 minutes to the top. The views are breathtaking everywhere around Kelimutu. There is a lot... More 

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Thank akisv2004
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hire a motobike in Moni to arrive by dawn. Stars were amazing on the ride up and the view of the sun coming over the mountains was fantastic.

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Thank Juliesomuchtravel
Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Kelimutu is certainly a must see when in Flores. Nature is impressive and its location creates rapidly changing weather patterns, for example we observed a mini rainbow over the lakes.

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Thank Johan K
Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

3 Lakes, at about 1600m, formed in volcano craters. In certain lights they look different colours, but we didn't get the red at all when we were up there. They were just different shades of blue. From photos I had seen before we went, I thought that it was possible to see all 3 in 1 view, but in fact... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there in October, arrived just after 4:00 a.m. It takes less than 30 min. to get to the upper viewpoint. Bring a headlamp. The trail is pretty good , don't take the first right as you approach the summit keep going. It was cool and windy so bring a good shell.

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Thank Bruce H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Super easy to reach and well organized so it can accessed by most people of all ages. I do think that getting up at the break of dawn isn't necessary as we personally did not have the best of sunrises (too cloudy) so indeed later in the day to view is advisable, then you can really see all the differences... More 

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Thank mi2foodie
Cremona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We went up early in the morning after one heavy raining night. The three colored lakes were beautiful and the day after the rain was wery sunny. Not allowed but we were able to walk off trail which more interesting views without a lot of people. Place is really nice and you must see.

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50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Amazing plaze. Amazing story behind it. Just a must to go. Go as early as 4am to reach there in 4.30 and catch the sunrise. It's gorgeous.

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Thank Zessi F
Central Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We got up early to be at the lookout by sunrise. Actually I don't believe the scene is at its best at sunrise, as there is no light on the lakes to show the colours at sunrise! After two hours the light, colours and photos were much improved. The walking paths are good, but you cant get a good summit... More 

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