I was extremely happy with this package tour.
I had only three nights in Flores . With one night in Labaun Bajo I wanted to see as much as possible, with the main focus to see the three colored crater lakes at sunrise on top of Kelimutu volcano.
I was also traveling solo. The company Eco lodge Indonesia were fantastic ! They arranged my flights from Labuan Bajo to Ende (otherwise it was a 16 hour drive) and a flight from Ende back to Bali. I had been having a lot of trouble trying to book these flights myself online from Australia.
Mario (guide) and Franky (driver) met me at the airport in Ende and my fabulous adventure began. Driving through the beautiful country side up to Moni we had a picnic by a beautiful river eating a great Nasi Bugus . I spent a very memorable afternoon visiting the Saga village ,drinking home grown coffee on the veranda of a family from this village and learning about their life and their ancient and very sacred ceremonies. Upon arriving at the Kelimutu Eco lodge the chef was waiting for me to discuss what meal he would like to prepare for me. The meal was fantastic!.
I was very happy with my accommodation .It was comfortable ,clean and charming. All the staff where very polite ,responsive and very eager to please.The pancakes for breakfast were the best I have ever had while traveling throughout Indonesia . Ritha cooked me some awesome local dishes, chicken curry and baby eggplant curry. Other highlights were watching the sunrise over the three colored crater lakes on top of Kelimutu. Sitting with women in their home in a local ikat village and lightly bartering with them for handwoven Ikat sarongs. These women had spent up to five months weaving these masterpieces . Sitting in a local hotspring within a village with villagers watching the full moon shine on ancient rainforest trees and steeply sloping rice paddies. Mario was a fabulous guide. He offered a jam packed exciting off the beaten track agenda that he would personalize to suit your energy levels and desires for the day. Mario provided an intimate platform for me to engage with village life and the beautiful people I met within these villages . Franky was a very careful and competent driver. I loved his gentlemanly ways of always opening the car door for me. Kelimutu 2 days 2 nights package is a must for the time poor wanting to get an extensive and intimate taste of the Ende, Moni Kelimutu area in beautiful ,magical Flores.There is an option on this tour to do quite a bit of trekking rather than driving.
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I wish to thank you for your report on our lodge in Moni especially your appreciation of our staff. all our staff are local people and are trained to really show off their location and culture to our precious guests.
Founder Member of Chairman of ECOLODGESINDONESIA
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