FLORES ISLAND

FLORES ISLAND

flores island

Flores the island named ‘Flowers’ by 6th-century Portuguese  colonists, has  become Indonesia’s ‘next big thing’. In the far west, Labuan bajo is a booming tourist town that combines tropical beauty with nearby attractions such as Komodo National Park, myriad superb dive spots and beach-dappled little islands. The often lush interior is attracting an evergreater river of travelers who,in just a few days’ journey overland, encounter   smoking  volcanoes ,spectarcular rice  fields  and lakes ,exotic cultures and hidden beaches. You’ll even  see plenty of steeples,as away from the port towns most people are nominally catholic. And may more people  are part of cultures and groups that date back centuries ,  and live in traditional  villages  seemingly unchanged in millennia . the 670km serpentine,yet  raplidy improving , Trans- Flores highway skirts knife-edge ridges that sheer into spectacular river canyons , brushes by dozens of traditional  villages , and always  seems to have a perfectly conial volcano in view.roads of varying quality branch off into areas few tourists have  explored.