West Flores

West Flores encompasses from Labuan Bajo in the west and Ruteng in the east. These two areas used to be united as one regency called Manggarai but during 2003 it divides into two separate government administrations which is now called West Manggarai and Manggarai. Practically these two areas have the same language and almost similar in cultural behaviors. Although administratively separated people live in these areas still consider themselves as Manggarainese.

Discovering interesting places around West Flores can be done in one full day to three days. It's up to your time, here are some options you can consider:

1 Day: Labuan Bajo - Cunca Wulang Canyon / Labuan Bajo - Cunca Rami Water Fall


Leaving your hotel in the morning at 9 o'clock, a car will drive you through to Cunca Wulang/Cunca Rami. It takes around 1.5 hours to get to a village where you will stop and get a local guide to take you around. There will be about 30 minutes walking on foot to get the Canyon/Water Fall.

When finished, going back to the village again and get some fresh young coconut at the local village.

Then heading back to Labuan Bajo for about 1.5 hour.

Price: about IDR 1,000,000 (2 persons).

Include: a car and driver. Not include: entrance fee (50,000 per person).

2 Days: Labuan Bajo - Spider Web Rice Field - Liang Bua (the hobbit cave) - Ruteng


Day 1: Leaving your hotel at 9 am, you will be heading to Cancar village. Takes about 3 hours to get there. There you will visit the Spider Web-like Rice Field. The rice field is watched from a hill looking down a huge area of a rice field which looks like spider web. See pictures here.

3 Days: Labuan Bajo - Wae Rebo - Spider Web Rice Field