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Ranamese Lake Walking Tour

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Address: 27km from Ruteng, Ruteng, Flores 86000, Indonesia
Phone Number: +62 381 2707110
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Ranamese, a mountainous natural reserve (Taman Wisata Alam), impresses with...

Ranamese, a mountainous natural reserve (Taman Wisata Alam), impresses with its dense forests and a 21-meter-deep crater lake at an altitude of 1220m. Ranamese is ideal for those who want to explore the Florinese highlands by trekking. It is also a perfect place for bird watchers.

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Nice spot but too expensive

What a peaceful place. Just off the Trans Flores main road. It's a short walk from the gate where you pay the fee and where you sign in to the visitors book. Despite of the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2016
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Zweisimmen, Switzerland
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Zweisimmen, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

What a peaceful place. Just off the Trans Flores main road. It's a short walk from the gate where you pay the fee and where you sign in to the visitors book. Despite of the wonderful scenery a stale feeling over the entrence fee was left behind. This spot was realized under the trust of Swiss governement basad Swisscontact. I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

On the road from Bajawa to Ruteng visit this beautifull lake. You need a small portion of luck when arriving. When the lake is covered in a fog there is not much to see. I could imagine that this will be disappointed. But if the lake is clear and you will find yourself alone with only local lakefishers on their... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

A nice enough lake but the 100k entrance fee is outrageous. Generally speaking, local/foreigner pricing tiers are understandable but needs to be kept within reason. Could do with some litter-picking.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

This makes a nice trip out of town. The road from Ruteng is beautiful. It cost us $400000 for four of us to see the lake which is ridiculous for Indonesia. I would expect 10 times less! The lake is pretty but essentially nothing special. There is a small waterfall which is nice. Our highlight was spending an hour picking... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

From the mouton you should have a nice view on the lake. However, the made a huge concrete wall. Behind the wall as could be expected is a mess of plastic and stinking garbage.

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Kortemark, Belgium
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

The pathway to the lake is as unviting as the ruins of some wooden huts and of a half burned-down viewpoint. The place looks a bit dreary. While we were walking to and from the lake, leeches dropped down of the overhanging trees and bushes. A scary experience to remove one off you feet or legs! This made us decide... More 

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