This trip is perfect for you if you are visiting Maumere or Ende for business or short time. Or if you do not want to stay in Moni Area and prefer to stay in Maumere or Ende. Moni has limited options of accommodations. And on high season like July and August the best available hotels there might be fully booked. So accessing Lake Kelimutu from Maumere (which has more options of good hotels) and Ende can be a good option. Kelimutu just about 2 hours drive from Ende and 3 Hours drive from Maumere
Itinerary: Depart at 02.00 AM at your hotel in Maumere/ at 03.00 at your hotel in Ende. Arrival at Lake Kelimutu about 05.00. Walk about 30 minutes to Lake Kelimutu View Point. Please bring flashlight or headlamp. You will be expecting sunrise from view point, which usually will appear about 06.00. You can enjoy the view of 3 volcanic lakes with different color because of physical and chemical condition and oxygen is very important in the changing color of Lake Kelimutu. After sunrise and taking photograph and then walk to another view points to get mesmerized by the lakes from another angle. After breakfast and then visit hotspring and waterfall then return to Maumere/Ende. ETA: 14.00 Noon.
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