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Exploring the Beautiful Flores and Komodo Islands of Indonesia

Indonesia, with its sprawling archipelago of more than 17,000 islands, is a destination that promises to gratify even the most intrepid explorers. Among these breathtaking locales are the Flores and Komodo Islands, two visually stunning and culturally rich destinations that are often overlooked by visitors. With turquoise waters, vibrant coral reefs, and towering volcanic peaks, these islands offer an unparalleled experience for those who seek adventure and discovery. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at the wonders of Flores and Komodo, from their hidden gems to must-visit sites, that will surely inspire you to add these destinations to your travel list.

Exploring the Beautiful Flores and Komodo Islands of Indonesia

If you’re looking for an adventure-filled vacation, you might want to consider the Komodo Islands and Flores in Indonesia. I recently went on a 10-day trip to explore these islands, and it was an absolute thrill. From hiking up volcanoes to swimming in clear waters, this trip had something for everyone. Come join me as I share my unforgettable experience through the gorgeous Flores and Komodo Islands.


My trip to Flores and the Komodo Islands of Indonesia was nothing short of incredible. The raw and untouched feel of this region coupled with a friendly local population and natural beauty made it a one-of-a-kind place to visit. Allow me to take you through my 10-day adventure and share some of the highlights of the trip.

Snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters

We began our trip with a boat ride to the beautiful Manta Point, where I got to witness giant manta rays swimming under the crystal-clear blue water. The experience was something that I will never forget! We not only saw manta rays, but also some colorful fish and lovely marine life. We then stopped at a few other snorkeling spots in the area, including Pink Beach and Kanawa Island. The corals were undoubtedly breathtaking, and the marine life felt out of this world.

Hiking Volcanoes and Natural Trails

We hiked two volcanoes on the trip – Mount Kelimutu and Mount Ijen. Mount Kelimutu presents an incredible sight with three separate caldera lakes – Tiwu Ata Bupu (sometimes known as the Lake of the Elders, Tiwu Ko’o Fai Nuwa Muri (Lake of Young Men and Maidens), and Tiwu Ata Polo (Enchanted Lake). It was a challenging hike, but the views from the top of the mountain were worth the effort. We also hiked a natural trail at Cunca Rami, a waterfall hidden away in a canyon filled with greenery.

Witnessing Komodo Dragons

The highlight of the entire Komodo Island trip for me was seeing Komodo dragons in the wild. These massive creatures are truly awe-inspiring. We were fortunately there during the breeding season when they are known to be more aggressive and territorial. We saw them in their natural habitat attacking and eating a water buffalo. It was a scary sight, but a unique one, and I was thrilled to have been able to experience it.

Raw and Untouched Feel of Flores

While Flores is not as famous as Bali, it still is a stunning Indonesian island. It has a raw and untouched feel about it, which adds to its authenticity and charm. The people there are exceptionally friendly, and the island is home to a variety of unique cultures. From the beautiful beaches to the rice paddies and volcanoes, Flores offers a little bit of everything for nature enthusiasts.

Sound Effects pack, Gear and Music

As a content creator, I captured as much of the trip as possible on camera. I’ve even compiled a sound effects pack available through the link provided in the content. The gear I used during the trip was:

  • Sony A7III
  • Sony A6500 for timelapses
  • Zhiyun Weebill Gimbal
  • DJI Mavic Air 2 Drone.
    Naude, who accompanied me on the trip, used a Canon 1DX with a 20mm f/1.8 lens.

For the music in my videos, I find most of it from Epidemic Sound, which is an excellent resource for independent creators. The track played in my video is ‘Zamonia’ by Parra For Curva. Their Spotify, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook handles are provided.


  1. Who organized the trip?
    Charles planned the entire trip, and his Instagram handle is provided.
  2. Who was in the travel group with you?
    Naude and Kirsten were with me on the trip. Naude helped shoot parts of the journey, and his YouTube and Instagram handles are provided. Kirsten’s Instagram handle is also given.
  3. Where do I find the video highlights from the trip?
    The video at the start of the content shows highlights from the trip.
  4. How do I license footage seen in the content?
    Contact me via email at, and we can work something out.
  5. Who showed you around on the trip?
    Hello Flores showed me around, and their Instagram and Facebook handles are provided.


Overall, my trip to the Flores and Komodo Islands in Indonesia was a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. From the stunning natural beauty of Flores to the awe-inspiring Komodo dragons, it was an experience I will never forget. If you love nature and crave adventure, then this destination is perfect for you.

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