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Flores Island holidays

Traditionally used as a base from which to explore the islands of Komodo and Rinca, the western portion of Flores falls under the auspices of the Komodo National Park where the Komodo dragon can still be viewed in the wild. The mountainous, volcanic, topography of the island has left an interior of jagged ridges and deep valleys, traversed by the serpentine Trans-Flores Highway and dominated by Kelimutu, a volcano containing three spectacularly coloured crater lakes. The colours of the lakes change with the level of oxidisation of the acidic waters from red to green to blue. The island's terrain and subsequent isolation of its communities has led to rich and varied indigenous cultures that co-exist with the predominant Catholic population. With breathtaking scenery, rich biodiversity and stunning beaches, the island is a tropical paradise that receives a fraction of the visitors of its more illustrious neighbour, Bali

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