Flores Komodo Tour
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Flores Island and Lake Kelimutu
Kelimutu comes from “keli” meaning mountain and “mutu” which means to boil. So Kelimutu is one of the volcanoes that continue erupting. This mountain has an altitude of 1,639 meters or 5,377 feet above sea level. Located in the village of Pemo, District Flores, Ende, Flores Island, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT)
Mount Kelimutu is part of the National Park Flores. This park is the smallest among the other parks in the region of Bali to Nusa Tenggar. Because of eruption of Mount Kelimutu, has added charm and uniqueness of the area. Eruption itself resulted in the formation of three separate Crater Lake on top of Mount Kelimutu.
Kelimutu crater lake on Mount Kelimutu is unique, because the crater lake had 3 kinds of colors different from one another. There are red, blue, and white. The Three Colors is a flagship tourist attraction on the island of Flores. The crater lake has an area of approximately 1,051,000 square meters with a volume of 1292 million cubic meters. Wall heights between 50 and 150 meters. The walls of the crater lake is classified as steep as it has a slope of 70 degrees. Danau This crater is unique not only because of the difference of the three colors, but the crater lake is also often change color.
Mount Kelimutu was first discovered by Van Such Telen which is a Dutch citizen in 1915. But the new Mount Kelimutu recognized by the public as one of the named Y. Bouman who wrote his admiration for the Kelimutu which kept the charm of the lake three colors in a book in 1929 ,
Mount Kelimutu is known for the uniqueness of “the Three Colors” which was at the peak of the mountain. But behind it, local people believe that the lake has the mystical aura. The first is a blue lake or commonly called the “Tiwu Nuwa Muri Koo Fai” local people believe that the lake is a gathering place for young people who have died. While the lake is colored red or “Tiwu Ata Polo” is believed to be a gathering place for the souls of the evil during his lifetime. And the lake is white or “Tiwu Mbupu Ata” is a gathering place for the soul good in his life.
When the crater lake is discolored, local people rushing – flocking to give offerings to Kelimutu, throwing it at one of the crater lakes that change color. They believe when the crater lake changes color Makaarwah – spirits who reside there began to flare and angry that it’s time for them to give offerings.
In the National Park of Flores overgrown with dense pine trees and a variety of rare ferns cannot be found in other part of Flores. But strangely, the surrounding area is not included in the National Park of Flores is barren, sandy, and the soil tends to be unstable, so that only certain plants are able to live there. Because of this phenomenon, local people believe that Mount Kelimutu is a heaven of life.
Airport Road to Mount Flores
For those of you who come from outside the city you can travel by air transportation and transit at the airport Eltari in the city of Kupang, Flores. Arriving in Kota Kupang, then proceed again to Ende (transit at the airport H. Hasan Aroeboesman). But if you start from Denpasar, Bali, Ngurah Rai you can go from the airport Bali to Ende (transit at the airport H. Hasan Aroeboesman). Flight from Bali takes only 45 minutes.
After arriving in the district of Ende, your trip is forwarded to the village of Moni is a village at the foot of Mount Kelimutu with a travel distance of 66 Kilometers. Typically for this journey visitors will use the mini bus transport. Moni village is the closest to Kelimutu. Here, you can rent a lodge. There are several inns that are provided by the local government, but there are also privately own property.
From the village of Moni, you need to cover a distance of over 13 km more to get in Mount Kelimutu and plus 1 km footpath to get to the crater lake that became the final destination.
Komodo Island is an island which is located in Nusa Tenggara islands. The Island is located in the Central Middle BETWEEN islands of Sumbawa and Flores. Precisely on the east side of the island of Sumbawa. Separated by Sape Strait. Komodo Island is the Small islands which occupy the Main Part of Komodo National Park. Komodo Island East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), sub Komodo, Manggarai district west. This Island is the western limit of the fence from the province of East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) simultaneously WITH bordering province of Nusa Tenggara Barat (NTB).
Komodo National Park is not only on the island of Komodo, but also includes the islands lie like Rinca, Padar and the Main island habitat includes native hearts of dragons. In addition ITU Also Still Many islands Small islands lying Yang Komodo National Park. The total area of Komodo National Park covers 2,321 km² mainland simultaneously oceans. The name of Komodo alone, can describe what kind of Tourism on the island of Komodo. Of course, this is where the dragons Animal Life Points. Island native habitat is the Animal dragons. Thousands and thousands dragons live and breed here.
Komodo in the Latin language “Varanus komodeonensis” The species is rare and almost extinct. Animal Habitat in nature Open. They can live in grasslands (savannas), white sandy beaches, and rain forests. What are reptiles resemble lizards, but the difference between the sizes of the big can reach the length of 3 meters. Adult dragon’s weight ranges BETWEEN 100 Up to 200 kilograms. Komodo has a primordial Animal Body Shape like, hoofed Sharp, scaly; and the Love is forked tongue stick out. Komodo is categorized Animals predators. But no need to worry because is still classified as a predator the patient and not the hunter Enabled. It only requires one bite from dragons to review paralyze prey. However, they are not greedy, because they would not have gotten Prey That Once Out. Until he will eat many days.
Every visitor who comes will be accompanied by “rangers” or Jagawana designed to handle on the local community. So no need to worry and fear because you will be guarded and directed by the handler. You simply obey the instructions given by an experienced handler there. Indeed dragon is a vulnerable species to extinction. This large lizard is a very ancient animals protected. The government seeks the best protection in animals dragons, considering these animals is an important asset for Indonesia, even for the world.
You will lose if you do not visit this place, because other than animal encounter dragons, beautiful treats natural charm can hypnotize millions of pairs of eyes of the beholder. Not only expanse savanna surrounded by ancient animals dragons, but you will also witness the sea of beautiful white sand coupled with decorative rocks and the waves that swept the shoreline. The water is crystal clear blue and will create tranquility and adds new zest in life. Sunshine greets well as add elegance beach.
Not quite up there alone, Komodo National Park is also known for having amazing underwater beauty. Biota beautiful down there with decorated diverse coral reefs makes fish – sweet fish is also not embarrassed to say hello. You can dive and enjoy the wealth of the sea on the island. Komodo National Park is the best dive sites in the world.
385 species coral reefs, sea grass trimmings, 70 kinds of sponges, as well as thousands of species of fish are waiting for you. Not only that, you also will meet with various species of sharks and rays, green turtles, six whale species, and 10 species of dolphins – dolphins are cute. It’s natural heritage dramatic and awesome.
Approximately 67% of coverage of the Park is the territorial waters of the exotic. Has a depth of approximately 150 meters. The water temperature in this prairie ranges from 25-29 degrees Celsius with 34 ppt salinity. So much natural charm offered in the Komodo National Park. Besides being able to meet with the ancient animals dragons in their natural habitat, and enjoy the beautiful marine life, you will be amazed even further with panoramic views of the island. Because here there is a transition zone Wallacea Line.
Certainly is no stranger in your ears. When at school, father and teacher mother had often explained about the charm of the ecosystem of flora and fauna in this line. Assorted tropical flora and fauna of Southeast Asia to meet with Australia. Noted there are 254 species of flora that inhabit the Park. In addition, there are 128 species of birds are beautiful and melodious voice, as well as 58 diverse species of animals. All nature and vegetation enhances the quality of the environment in the Park so diverse flora and fauna easy to adapt here.
Komodo National Park is one of 40 national parks in Indonesia. The park is protected as a world heritage site. Good natural resources, diverse flora, and fauna.
In 1910 the Dutch troops were at that time located in Indonesia report to the leader named Lieutenant Steyn van Hens Broek that their animal resembling a dragon on an island. The lieutenant went to see the report of his men; he went directly and sees it is true. Boldly, Lieutenant Steyn van Hens Broek kill one of the animals was to be made the object of research. He was brought to the Museum and Botanical Garden for research further. And as a result, the animal entered the ranks of ancient animals. Finally the animal named “dragons”. Because the island is the native habitat of the Komodo dragon, it is also named as “Komodo”.
Island of Komodo in the finalists of the “New Seven Wonders of Nature”. With the charm of its natural resources and is a habitat for native animals that resemble ancient lizards that that will not be encountered anywhere in the world. With its uniqueness that ultimately can hypnotize the tourists so as to support the Komodo National Park as the best tour. Finally Komodo Island was successfully elected in the prestigious event of the world level. And declared by UNESCO as the “New Seven Wonders of Nature” in 1986.