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Larantuka Flores Indonesia Cruise Port

Location:

The berths is long 110m and can accomodate small cruise ships alongside.

As large cruise ships are not able to dock here you will be tendered ashore.

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Sightseeing:

Larantuka is a subdistrict of East Flores Regency, on the eastern end of Flores Island, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Like much of the region, Larantuka has a strong a colonial Portuguese influence.

The most famous tourist attraction in Flores is Kelimutu; three coloured lakes in the district of Ende and close to the town of Moni. These crater lakes are in the caldera of a volcano, and fed by a volcanic gas source, resulting in highly acid water. The coloured lakes change colours on an irregular basis, depending on the oxidation state of the lake.

Tours Excursions Transportation:

Many towns have taxis, but be sure to agree on a fare in advance.

Nearby Places:

Tourists can visit Luba and Bena villages to see traditional houses in Flores. Larantuka, on the isle's eastern end, is known for its Holy Week festivals.

Shopping and Food:

In Indonesia eating with your hand (instead of utensils like forks and spoons) is very common. The basic idea is to use four fingers to pack a little ball of rice, which can then be dipped into sauces before you pop it in your mouth by pushing it with your thumb. There's one basic rule of etiquette to observe: Use only your right hand, as the left hand is used to clean yourself in the bathroom. Don't stick either hand into communal serving dishes: instead, use the left hand to serve yourself with utensils and then dig in. Needless to say, it's wise to wash your hands well before and after eating. Eating by hand is frowned on in some "classier" places. If you are provided with cutlery and nobody else around you seems to be doing it, then take the hint.

Currency:

ATMs are common in any major cities in Indonesia.

Be careful when using credit cards, as cloning and fraud are a major problem in Indonesia. Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted, but American Express can be problematic. At smaller operations, surcharges of 2-5% over cash are common.

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Communication:

The language spoken in this area is the Austronesian language Lamaholot rather than Bahasa Indonesia.

Internet: Prices vary considerably, and as usual you tend to get what you pay for, but you'll usually be looking at around Rp 5,000 per hour. In large cities, there are free hotspots in certain shopping malls, McDonald restaurants and Starbucks cafes. Some hotels provide free hotspots in the lobby.

mobile phones emergency number: 112

Opening Hours and Holidays:

December/January Idul Fitri, the celebration of the end of Ramadan.

January 1 New Year's Day ( Tahun Baru).

March/April Nyepi, Balinese saka New Year.

March/April Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

May Idul Adha (Hajh), Muslim Day of Sacrifice.

May Waisak Day, anniversary of the birth, death and enlightenment of Buddha.

May/June Ascension Day.

June/July Muharam, Muslim New Year.

July/August Maulud Nabi Muhammad, the anniversary of the birth of Mohammed.

August 17 Independence Day ( Hari Proklamasi Kemerdekaan) celebrates the proclamation of Indonesian Independence in 1945 by Dr Sukarno.

December Ascension Day of Mohammed.

December 25 Christmas Day.

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