Labuan Bajo is not only popular in East Nusa Tenggara. Here are recommendations for no less charming East Nusa Tenggara attractions:
Tourism in East Nusa Tenggara – Labuan Bajo is known so far as the symbol of tourism in East Nusa Tenggara. The rows of mesmerizing beaches and the presence of Komodo Island and its select islands are often a choice for both domestic and international tourists.
Apart from the already very popular Labuan Bajo, in fact there are still many tourist destinations in East Nusa Tenggara that are just as interesting to visit. Curious? Here are recommendations for tourist destinations in East Nusa Tenggara that can be an alternative to spending your vacation besides going to Labuan Bajo!
9 recommended tourist destinations in East Nusa Tenggara
Kelimutu National Park
Tourism in Kelimutu National Park is popular not only among local tourists but also internationally. The most interesting thing about this NTT tourist attraction is, of course, that there is a three-color lake which is very beautiful when the sun is shining. This unique color combination is definitely one of the extraordinary natural phenomena that you can only find on Mount Kelimutu.
However, Kelimutu National Park actually doesn’t offer just that. From the foot of the mountain you can enjoy the beautiful, wide and natural scenery.
Different types of flora and fauna live in the dense jungle of NTT Tourist Area. About 4.5 hectares of the area in this NTT tourist attraction is used as flora and fauna conservation.
Apart from its natural beauty, East Nusa Tenggara is also known for its customs and culture. There are a lot of traditional villages that still linger in NTT and are worth your visit, one of them is Wae Rebo traditional village which is often called the land above the clouds.
To get to this tourist attraction in East Nusa Tenggara that is currently getting a lot of global attention, you have to climb a mountain at a distance of about 4-5 hours by car. Uniquely, when you get to Wae Rebo, you can stay in the homes of the villagers and feel the life of the indigenous people who inhabit this village.
In this NTT attraction, you can get the experience of living a traditional life far away from modernization and technology, including trying pounding rice and coffee and learning Wae Rebo weaving.
Apart from Wae Rebo, other traditional village cultural tours that can be alternative tourist destinations in East Nusa Tenggara include:
Traditional village building
Location: Ngada Regency, East Nusa Tenggara. Exactly in Tiwuriwu village, Aimere district, about 19 km south of Bajawa
Location: Belaraghi Village, Keligejo, Aimere, Ngada Regency
Location: Todo Village, Ruteng, Manggarai Regency, Flores
Cunca Wulang Waterfall
Just like a treasure hunt, to be able to find Cunca Wulang Waterfall, you have to go through a challenging and hidden journey. The area at this NTT tourist spot is often compared to the Grand Canyon in America there, but complete with a waterfall, it has very clear and fresh water.
The color of the flowing water in the tourist area of East Nusa Tenggara looks fresh and bluish, which makes the reflection of sunlight penetrating through it look very beautiful.
Under the waterfall there is a swimming pool that can be used for bathing or swimming. Many tourists often make the large limestone boulders on it a springboard into the water.
Location: Puta Wangka, Boling, West Mangharai
Apart from Cuanca Wulang Waterfall, here are other options for waterfalls tourist destinations in NTT that can be an alternative for your vacation:
Tengko Shiva Waterfall
Location: Nggalak, Reok, East Manggarai
Location: Muni, Indi Regency, Flores
Lingko rice fields
Lingko Rice Fields, located in Cancar Village, Manggarai Regency, is not just rice fields. This tourist attraction in East Nusa Tenggara has a very high cultural value for the local Manggarai community. In fact, the division of farmland in Lingkou tourism is done according to the customs believed by the local community.
Partition, when viewed from afar, will form a spider’s web. Of course, photos from a height with this NTT tourist attraction as a background will not fail to impress instagram photos.
With an area of 100 hectares, to be able to get the best views you have to take an easy trek. However, when you reach the top, the fatigue will of course pay off with a natural panorama like no other in NTT.
This tourist destination in East Nusa Tenggara is quite hidden as it is located 35 kilometers away from the city center of Maumere, in Wolowiro, Sikka to be exact. Because it remains hidden, Coca Beach is rarely visited.
After successfully reaching this tourist destination in NTT, you will get beautiful white sand which is still very clean as well as blue sea water.
Not only the beach, in this tourist area of NTT you can also enjoy the charm of other tourist attractions, namely Goa Lia Wio which is located on Rodja Hill. However, the cave, which is about 500 meters deep, can only be visited during low tide.
Apart from Koka Beach, there are many other beach tourist destinations in NTT that you can visit, including:
Blue Stone Beach
Location: Penggajawa, Nangapanda, Ende Regency, Flores
Location: Blido, Whithama, East Flores
Location: Nelerereng Village, Ileboleng Adonara Timur District, East Flores
Location: Nangacisa, Ende, Flores
Location: Penggajawa Village, Nanga Panda District, Ende
It can be said that the next tourist destination in East Nusa Tenggara is a replica of Labuan Bajo. Located in Riung, Ngada Regency, this tourist area in East Nusa Tenggara consists of 24 islands with Riung Island as the main one.
The main attraction of this NTT tourist attraction is the beauty of the underwater panorama it has so that the waters around Riung Island are often one of the favorite snorkeling destinations for the tourists.
The summit of Mount Inneri
Obviously, tourism in East Nusa Tenggara is really suitable for those who have an adventurous spirit. Especially for those who like to climb hills and mountains.
One of the extreme climbing destinations in NTT is the summit of Mount Inerie which looks like a pyramid. This NTT tourist attraction is the highest volcano in Flores which is often called the “Pyramid of Nature” due to its towering and conical shape.
It is said to be extreme because you have to go through savanna trails, rocky rather steep paths, to sandy paths that make parking somewhat difficult. Not to mention the 150-meter-deep Inerie Crater. At some point, if you’re not very careful, you can slide right in. Going through all these hurdles seems pointless when you reach the top of this tourist destination in NTT and witness the dramatic panorama of the sunset.
The next alternative tourist destination in East Nusa Tenggara is Wairinding Hill. When you visit this place, you will be enchanted by the breathtaking scenery of the savanna! The most suitable time to visit this tourist attraction in East Nusa Tenggara is in the dry season when the entire surface of the hill changes color to yellow-brown.
Location: Bamputangara Village, Waingapu City, East Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara
Komodo Island is another option of tourist attractions in NTT that is globally popular. Being the original home of the protected Komodo dragons, this island still has many other tourist attractions that are no less interesting to explore, such as the pink beach, crossing to Padar Island and other small islands around Komodo Island, to enjoy the beauty of the underwater world.. in the waters of the island Komodo.