Most people come to Flores just to see the Komodo dragons, stay in Labuan Bajo and call it a day but if you really want to experience Flores in the most authentic way possible, you will have to travel inland from east to west to understand why Flores is one of the most exciting destinations in Indonesia. Here are my 10 days backpacking guide and itinerary for Flores, how you can travel from east to west, and experience the best part of the island in one trip.
Flores is an amazing island full of stunning wildlife, diverse nature and really friendly people. The island can be reached easily via Denpasar which makes it a great destination after Bali. The island is known for its proximity to the famous Komodo Islands and the only place in the world where you can see a real living dragon. That said, there is so much more to Flores than the Komodo Islands.