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Mount Kelimutu

| Near Moni Village, Flores, Indonesia
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Ranked #2 of 32 Attractions in Flores
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Volcanos, Outdoors
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Type: Volcanos, Outdoors
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Lagos, Nigeria
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74 reviews 74 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

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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11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

Always wanted to go here before, but the airline cost is pretty expensive. After i saw the sunrise, it paid off. Priceless! Went here in the end of May 2014. Better go on summer (June-Augt), or prepare to get dissapointed because of the fog.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Mount Kelimutu is considered one of the highlights of any visit to Flores. For one, there is a rugged beauty to the mountainous landscape surrounding this 1,639m high volcano, which last erupted in 1968, and which continues to spew sulfur dioxide laden plumes. And there are the three lakes formed within craters at its summit, each not only with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Maybe, Kelimutu Lake is the best lake view i've ever seen.. really cool, nature and quite place..i start at early morning from the hotel, and i found a great sunrise at the top of Mount Kelimutu. It was amazing sunrise. regard

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed Mt. Kelimutu and the crater lakes, however, it is a long way (and fairly expensive) to get to so you have to weigh that up. We were glad we did it as the lakes really were beautiful. We went at 3pm when the sun was out so the colours looked great. If you don't feel like doing... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Probably one of the best sunrises I've got to see. There is an entrance fee, so prepare some cash, approx. Rp.300,000. The walk was moderately easy as it took us only 20-30 minutes to reach the peak. The only problem was that it was dark and the steps were uneven that slowed us down, other than that, you could actually... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We went to Kelimutu at 4pm, not at sunrise. We thought that we weren't going to see anything due to clouds, but it was a sunny day and the view was perfect!! The place is very peaceful and the landscape is awesome! The entrance fee that appears in Lonely Planet is not correct, because it was increased in 2014 to... More 

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Bali, Indonesia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

This is a wounderful place to go. Dont need guide for the 30 minutes walk to the top.dont need hiking shoes,steps all the way. Dont forget suncream.entrance fee 150k per person. More expensive on week-end

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Bandung, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Actually I visited this lake in mid-2012 very good condition with three different colors. It is advisable to arrive at sunrise and stay the night before coming here. Do not forget to bring a jacket and more advisable to rent a car so convenient because there is no lease at that time. It is a place that must be visited... More 

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