Pulau Solor Travel Guide

The volcanic island of Solor is located in the province of East Nusa Tengarra in Indonesia. Surrounded by intense natural beauty, this is a popular place to explore.

Part of the Solor Archipelago, the waters around here are particularly good for scuba diving and snorkeling as they contain colorful coral and marine life. There are a number of dive companies in the area available to take visitors on tours of the watery underworld.

With numerous picturesque tropical islands located in the area, a great way to explore is by taking a boat trip. It is possible to take boat trips of the Solor and adjacent Alor archipelagos which take several days and combine sightseeing with diving, snorkeling and fishing.

Although only measuring 40kms by six kilometers, two languages are spoken on Pulau Solor: Andonara and Lamaholot. There are a number of quaint buildings located on the island, as well as five volcanoes. Climbing to the top of these provides excellent views of the surrounding area and ocean, while trekking through the jungle offering visitors the chance to see the island’s wildlife.

Getting There & Away

Access to Solor Archipelago is from Denpasar in Bali, where there is a large international airport. Simply take an onward flight to Pulau Alor (60 minutes) and a ferry from the port of Kalabahi to Solo Archipelago (4 hours).