Indonesia is a massive country, so much so that I have created at least 3 travel videos about the country and I have yet to step foot on Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, and a few thousands more. It’s amazing how I diverse the country is and how they are so unique from one another. There is so much to see in Indonesia and here is my attempt at showing another part of Indonesia I have not done before.
Today, I will take you to Bali, Lombok, Flores and explore the unique culture, breathtaking landscapes, the wonderful people of Nusa Tenggara.
Nusantara (means Archipelago in Bahasa), a collection of travel moments I captured during my 2 weeks trip through Bali, Lombok, and Flores. Bali and Lombok are pretty well-traveled but what blew me away was how beautiful Flores is. The number of wildlife you can encounter there is astounding.
What do you know about Flores? You may know about the Komodo Dragons and the islands they live on but there isn’t as many videos of Flores, the island where you actually have to go to see the Komodo Dragons.
For my trip, I had a chance to spend 10 days on Flores, starting from Labuan Bajo. I got on a boat and spent the first 2 days cruising around the Komodo National Park, visiting the Komodo Island, Rinca island, where you can actually see more Komodo dragons than the one it is named after, and Padar island, the best sunrise spot you can see.
During the live-aboard experience, all of us on the boat had a chance to bond, while exploring and learning about the Komodo dragons. In between, we went snorkeling and swam with Manta Ray, my first time ever, see them in its habitat. There are a ton of things to do around the Komodo National Park, especially if you are into diving and snorkeling.
After 2 days exploring the Komodo Islands, I flew inland into Ende, a town on the eastern part of Flores and traveled on land back west to see what Flores has to offer other than the Komodo Islands.
As it turned out, Flores is so much more than what it is known for. Throughout my 10 days in Flores, I went up to Kelimutu, a tri-colored volcanic lake in Moni, explored Bena traditional village in Bajawa and spent the rest of my time, riding a scooter around Ruteng and hung out with the enthusiastic locals of Flores.
So watch Nusantara, a travel video of my experience traveling around Bali, Lombok, and Flores, and enjoy the beautiful islands of Indonesia together!
I hope you enjoy the video and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask me in the comments below.
I have written a ton of articles about Indonesia including the itinerary I took on this trip so if you are interested, be sure to check these out:
– One Month Indonesia Itinerary and Travel Guide: https://www.bucketlistly.blog/posts/one-month-indonesia-itinerary
– 3 months backpacking itinerary for Southeast Asia: https://www.bucketlistly.blog/posts/3-months-southeast-asia-backpacking-itinerary
– The Backpacking Guide To Komodo Islands: https://www.bucketlistly.blog/posts/komodo-island-backpacking-guide
– 10 Days Itinerary For Flores And Komodo Islands: https://www.bucketlistly.blog/posts/10-days-flores-indonesia-itinerary
– How To Get To Kelimutu Lakes https://www.bucketlistly.blog/posts/how-get-to-kelimutu-lakes-flores-indonesia
– And many more here: https://www.bucketlistly.blog/destinations/indonesia
Location: Ubud on Bali, Senggigi on Lombok, and Komodo Islands, Rinca Islands, Labuan Bajo, Ruteng, Bajawa, Ende, Moni, Kelimutu on Flores
Music: Phoenix Rising by Kevin Graham licensed via Artlist.io (https://artlist.io/Pete-165569)
Camera: Sony a6500 + 16 – 70mm F4 Zeiss lens (https://www.bucketlistly.blog/posts/sony-a6500-best-travel-camera-2018)