HOW TO GET TO KELIMUTU (Route-01)

 

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Look’s for region part of VIII (orange colour) in East Nusa Tenggara – Indonesia Map

 

Getting to Kelimutu is pretty straightforward nowadays. There are four alternative routes to Kelimutu that can be simply done by using any means of transportations (land, air and sea). 

 

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For those who want to visit Kelimutu National Park, come and enjoy the beautiful views and traditional villages around such as Woloara, Jopu, Ranggase, Wiwipemo, Tenda, Nuamulu, and Nggela that cannot be separated from cultural tourist attractions.

 

ROUTE I (FIRST ROUTE)

 

 

Arrival In AirportTaman NAsional Kelimutu MAp

 

                                Hello Mr… ‘nd Mrs….Welcome to My Town

 

Arriving in Ende at Hasan Aroeboesman Airport or IPPI Port, you can stay a night in hotel around Ende, such as Hotel Dwi Putra, Hotel Safari, or Hotel Mentari.

Before going to Kelimutu, you can get information about some interesting places and cultural heritage attractions  to visit at Tourist Information Center, Jl. Soekarno No.4, such as Bung Karno Site (a formerly house of the Indonesian first President when exiled in Ende in 1934-1938), Pohon Sukun (The Breadfruit Tree, place where Bung Karno found Pancasila on his deepest meditation), Grave of Mrs. Amsi (Bung Karno’s mother in law), Town Park, Rendo Park, Traditional House Museum, Ende Maritime Museum, Ende Beach, Mbu’u Beach, Baranuri Fortress, Traditional Art Center and traditional ikat weaving demonstration in Woloare.

 

You could also buy some local fruits such as beranga (a special banana in Ende), mango, pineapple, avocado, lemon, and others at locall markets  ( Mbongawani and Ende) and beautiful souvenirs at  Cendana Art Shop. You can then enjoy food and beverage at Pondok Bambu Restaurant, Bangkalan Restaurant and others around Ende.

 

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                              Tourism Object in In Ende Town

 

After visiting some interesting objects in Ende you may continue your trip to Kelimutu is about 53 km from Ende by using public transportation, car or motorbike. On your way to Kelimutu, there are many natural tourist attractions to see such as Tirta swimming pool/ Wisata Tirta at Km.5 on Eastern Ende, Japanese Cave at Km.7 (Roworeke), Wolowona River, waterfall, ravines, valleys and candlenut farm. Then drive through and see the nature view of mountains, rubbles, and ravines at Km.14, Watugamba (a big stone inscribed with Km.17). You can stop a while to see the giant Eel (Embu Mamo) in Wolotolo traditional village at Km.20.

 

You may continue your trip to the exotic panorama of the terraced rice fields in Dile (Dise), see The Waturajo (stone shaped like a ship) and the traditional grave of Rate Laki) and then straight to another traditional villages like Saga, Puutuga, and Sokoria.  Getting back to the same route Ende to Kelimutu by passing through Detubapa village, known with its agro-tourism at Km.29, seeing the various kinds of vegetables, cloves, terraced rice fields along the way to and after Detusoko.

 

 In Detusoko, You can stay at Wisma St. Fransiskus then enjoy Koka Hot Spring, visit Gua Maria (Catholic cave), some traditional villages and the old church. On the way to Nduaria, stop by in Wologai, a traditional village, to see mummy in Nuaone village and look the beautiful panorama of Mount Kelimutu from distance. You could also buy kind of vegetables and local fruits at Nduaria Traditional Market and visit this village too, then straight to Nuamuri with beautiful scenery with valleys and waterfall in Lia Kutu and dr. Regina Garden (agro-tourism).

 

In Moni (Koanara), you can spend a night there to catch the sunrise on peak of Mount Kelimutu in early morning. Some hotels and home stays are available here such as Sao Ria Wisata Bungalow, Arwanty Home stay, Aminah Moe Home stay, Hotel Flores and others.

 

To see the sunrise at Mount Kelimutu and the magic of its three colored lakes, you have to get up early. At 4.00 a.m., you can take a walk (hiking) or hire a car to Kelimutu while seeing the stunning scenery around Kelimutu. Before getting there, you must pay entry fee at Manukako Post which function too as The Volcano Observation Post. You can get the information and ask for guiding from the officials.          

Parking is available here too.

 

Objek wisata luar kota

                                                          

                                  Tourism Object in outside Ende Town

 

Then walking down the footpaths through the wonderful nature settings of mountains, valleys, and ravines with woods and flowers around like edelweiss, and mountain fig (casuarina yunghuniana). You can see the volcanic stones as well. There is existed a special species called gerugiwa, a bird with twelve different twitters.

 

Catching on the top of the mount, you can enjoy the exciting sunrise and three wonders of Kelimutu Lakes from the Inspiration Point. On the way back, you can stop a while in natural hot spring water at Waturaka, Kolorongo, and Liasembe. Then having a pleasure time at Murundao waterfall. 

In Moni – Koanara have a chance to see traditional villages and dances, buy an elegant ikat cloth as souvenir in which the ikat cloth has the value both as economic and cultural.

 

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Thanks for : Eja 

 

 Source      : Tourism Book A Guide To Kelimutu “

      Tourist Information Centre – Ende Government Tourism Service,

      Soekarno Street, No. 4th – Ende – Flores – East Nusa Tenggara – Indonesia.

      Phone : 0381 – 21303 ( local area ).

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12 Comments

  1. mas ooyi,
    thanks atas infonya tentang ende. saya akan kesana sekitar minggu depan. pengen ke kelimutu liat sunrise. sayangnya anda tidak beri informasi tentang “how to get there” secara detail. mohon bantuan, sepertinya saya ingin sewa mobil aja, bair bisa berhenti di sepanjang perjalanan. Kira2 berapa ya mas untuk sewa mobil. thanks atas infonya.

  2. Hi from Jakarta!! You give me some good ideas for my next trip!!
    “… stop by in Wologai, to see mummy in Nuaone village…” Here you mean the mummy from Kake Mori? Or is that another one??
    Please contact me on my private mail,
    Makasih Juergen

  3. Hi, Mr. oyi,,, thanks so much for you, that have tell more about how to get to Kelimutu lakes n about the others tourism object in Ende regency, i am really proud you. i am from Ende, but just a little i know about it. many thank for oyi again, you have help me to know more about my home land and have help me to understand more how to be a guide well,….

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