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Address: | Near Moni Village, Flores, Indonesia

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Revisited trip to Kelimutu

The first time I visited Kelimutu about 10 years ago, I was so impressed with the blue, green and red color of the three crater lakes. Moreover, it was enjoyable to shout aloud... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Leonora L
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The first time I visited Kelimutu about 10 years ago, I was so impressed with the blue, green and red color of the three crater lakes. Moreover, it was enjoyable to shout aloud and listened your own voice imitating you. It was really vivid echo. However, last 10 days I went there, I could not find the echo spot, the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Kelimutu is really beautiful, even when it's cloudy and overcast. But don't set your expectations too high for 3 drastically different colours. When we visited all 3 were turquoise, and from what we've heard this is usually the case. Regardless, it's a really nice scene. Also, I was expecting the three lakes to be in a row beside each other,... More 

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taipei
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

2 big ones had same green color when we arrived. it's still grand and amazing!! i've been to many volcanos around the world and would definitely rank kelimutu as one of my most favorite!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I have seen different volcanoes in my life so far. Kelimutu is told to be the one, but was in my opinion not that special and quite expensive. On Sunday's you pay 225 rupiah entrance. Paying that means you can walk around freely in the park. The crater lakes are nice, but the colors didn't differ a lot between them.... More 

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Lacey, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I was expecting to see three lakes with totally different colors. As it turned out on the day we went, one was a beautiful opaque emerald, the other a fairly similar shade of green, and the third looked dark blue like a lot of lakes. That being said, it was still a very interesting walk to see them. I have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

Great view, and an easy walk up from the parking to the view point...I was lucky with clear sunny skies, as now (January) is rainy season Be aware of the high entrance fee for foreigners, 150.000 to on weekdays, 225.000 rp on weekends! Compare it with the entrance fee for Indonesians, a mere 5.000 rp!?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Mount Kelimutu is a place worth visiting, I've seen a lot of lakes but not like these ones. There's 3 altogether, 2 next to each other separated by a small wall and another one on the other side of the walk, so it's not possible to take a picture of all 3 unless your in a helicopter. The entry for... More 

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Labuanbajo, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Certainly it is the most important site of Flores , you have to get up at 4 in the morning to see the sunrise but it's beautiful , never seen something so ..

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Lagos, Nigeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We started off from the village at 4am sharp and then took the 2km hike up to the mountain in the dark. If your not used to the morning chill take a light jacket. Also water and comfortable walking shoes. We made it in time for the sunrise which was incredible. From the top you can see all three lakes.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Kelimutu is probably the main attraction on an island that is jam packed with some of the most magnificent scenery in Asia. Flores is blessed with beautiful beaches, fantastic mountains, grand volcanoes and friendly people. Kelimutu is the pinnacle of tourism on Flores. Magnificent at any time of day, the best option is to be on the summit for sunrise,... More 

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