21 July 2020

Kelimutu and new normal/prebookings only


Since July 2020 visits to Kelimutu National Park need to be registered as the maximum amount of visitors is 200 per day.

The amount of visitors can be checked through Facebook, Twitter or the Kelimutu website (see picture below).


To make a reservation you can book through WhatsApp tel. +62 82110103335

3 July 2020

Komodo not yet open/Kelimutu opened but closed again.

The news that all tourist spots reopened again was to good to be true :-(

There is a new date for Komodo NP which is 6 July and after a visitordisaster last Sunday for Kelimutu (too many visitors) they closed the park again until further notice.

I think it will last quite a while before everything really is back to normal again.

27 June 2020


Good news, part one! All tourist spots on Flores have reopened again.

However at the moment only local people and all those die hards who have stayed  in Indonesia since the outbreak in March can enjoy Flores.

All other travelers from abroad still have to be patient untill Indonesia reopens her borders. A lot of rumours about the month/date of reopening. As soon this is clear I will let you know.

When traveling you probably will need to present a negative Covid-test.

19 June 2020


Figures for Indonesia

42.762 (2339 fatalities)

Figures for NTT (=Nusa Tenggara Timur which includes its biggests islands of Adonara, Alor, Flores, Lembata, Pantar, Rote, Sawu, Solor, Sumba, and Timor)

108 (1 fatality)

The ratio for NTT is 20 per million inhabitants which is one of the lowest in the world.


Despite all kinds of rumors in the media about the reopening of Indonesia which vary fromn July up and untill the end of the year I strongly advise to check reliable and official websites only.

Immigration of Indonesia

or at the embassy of your home country.

The website of is a good source as well

But, please keep in mind that there still can be local regulations. At this moment overland traveling on Flores is only possible with a letter of permit from the government for each district separately.

COVID-19 situation in Indonesia early June. The darker the colour the more infections. Flores has one of the lowest figures in the country.

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                                                    Selamat datang di surga kita








lontar palmtree, the source of moke






Welcome to our paradise


FLORES is an island in the tropics south of the equator, belonging to the lesser Sunda Islands (Nusa Tenggara Timur) of Indonesia. The original name of Flores is Tandjoeng Bunga, Malay for flowercape. When the Portuguese came to the island they renamed it into Cabo de Flores and the Dutch shortened it into Flores which means flowers.


FLORES is mostly green, partly dry, mountainous and heavenly beautiful. Flores has everything when dreaming of a tropical island.


FLORES has some gorgeous touristic attractions like the prehistorically komodo dragons, the “Spielberg like” Kelimutu lakes, majestic volcanos like Inerie and Ebulobo and traditions we have almost forgotten in this hasty world. And much more.

Come and see the empty beaches, enjoy wonderful diving, adventurous trekkings, deserted islands, pristine forests, all colour lakes, hidden waterfalls, impressive ceremonies, traditional villages, awesome music, interesting ikat (woven cloth) and above all the welcoming people of Flores. Superb is the only word which fits them all.

You will be surprised by this warm and cool island.



This website is for information and anything you need for your holiday on Flores.

As I am not an agent I do not sell packages.

However, I will be happy to help you to compose a trip on Flores which suits you and I can find you a car with driver for a fair price. I am "working" together with drivers and guides who I know personally. No fee, no commission, everything without any profit. My mission is to help travelers and get the tourism on Flores on a higher level. Tourists happy with fair prices and good information, locals happy to get an income from tourism which is badly needed as Flores is one of the poorest islands of Indonesia.

If you are satisfied with the information and/or the result please tell me, preferably  via the comment page. If you are not, please let me know as well.

People of Flores are awaiting you and will be proud to show you their island.


contact (your mail wil be answered within 24 hours)

My website is as complete and updated as possible including all place of interest, practical information and everything you need for your holiday on Flores. All people are different and to give good information and advice please be as specific as possible with your questions and give me your relevant information as much as possible. Such as:


  • With how many people you are traveling, adults/children (in case you need a car so I can find the right one)
  • Dates of travel (if already known)
  • How much time you can/want to spend on Flores or maybe some other islands
  • Your interests
  • Your demands
  • Your limitations   


tel +62 81284773377 (Indonesian number) for short WhatsApp messages or calls via WhatsApp for questions within short time.

Please take notion of difference in time with your country as I am most of the time in the Netherlands.



Please pay attention to the sections about renting a boat/book for a seat-in tour, especially for Komodo NP and hiring a car with driver.

           bienvenue à Flores

                                                                      bem vindo a Flores

               Wilkommen auf Flores

                                      Sveiki atvykę į Floresą

      bun venit la Flores

                                                     добро пожаловать в Флорес

Vítejte na Floresu

                                                플로레스에 오신 것을 환영합니다

                             välkommen till Flores

     benvenuto a Flores


wëllkomm zu Flores

                                                welkom op Flores

                       Tere tulemast Floresesse

ברוכים הבאים לפלורס              

                                                       Velkommen til Flores

  tervetuloa Floresiin



bienvenido a Flores

                                                                       witamy w Flores


مرحبا بك في فلوريس       


                                  laipni lūdzam Floresā

ласкаво просимо в Флорес

This growing website is made with love and passion.

Colours are well chosen: green (forest & ricefields), blue (sea and rivers) and brown (mountains & traditional houses), the colours of Flores.

You will find here travel information about the island of Flores, which will be updated frequently.

Questions, suggestions and comments are always welcome.