A day out in the surroundings of Labuan Bajo can be relaxing, adventurous and beautiful at the same time. If you have a day left before you head for your flight back home, rent a car with a guide or a motorbike and explore Labuan Bajo and around.
Waterfalls, panoramic views, caves, lakes, hike a hill, walk through rice fields or view a stunning sunset.
Just a few kilometres east from Labuan Bajo you can visit a few waterfalls that are nestled in a tropical rainforest setting. To reach the waterfalls you sometimes will have to pass through local villages, cross rice fields, climb up a hill and walk through amazing vegetation where you can see and smell vanilla, coffee, cacao or gloves. Upon arrival you will be rewarded with stunning views and refreshing swim in the fresh-water pools.
Or take a ride to some of the caves located not far away from Labuan Bajo. Batu Cermin is a beautiful limestone cave that is best to be visited in the early hours when the sunlight finds its way through the rocks inside the cave and creates a fascinating effect. Batu Cermin means “mirror rock” in Indonesian. When you will be there, you will understand why.
There is another cave that can be reached by boat only but offers to its visitors an interesting swim in a pool inside the cave. A visit to Rangko Cave is a beautiful ride through Labuan Bajo’s landscape with some great panoramic views over the bays and a pleasant ride on a local boat.
For those who love water there is an option to explore the reefs and beaches of Labuan Bajo by kayak. At the Bintang Flores Hotel where our dive centre is located you can rent a 2-sit-kayak and explore the waters around.
Climb up on one of the hills around Labuan Bajo and overlook the harbour and the islands. Enjoying a refreshing drink and a colourful sunset will be a perfect end of the day.