Sumba Cultural Tour

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Sumba

Sumba Cultural Tour

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Duration : 6 Days / 5 Nights
Starts / Ends : Bali
Day 01 Arrival WAINGAPU
Upon arrival meeting service and transfer to Hotel for lunch. Afternoon visit the traditional village of Prailiang. It is a beautiful ride through the savannah of the north coast of Sumba. There are buffaloes, cows and horses roaming the field. The village is situated on the hilltop over viewing the valley of Mondu half cut by a river. Short walk to the village is a must. There are ten traditional houses but only six of them permanently occupied. Afternoon return to Hotel.
Day 02 SUMBA IKAT EXCURSION
In the morning visit the market of Waingapu and Prailiu to see the Ikat Weaving and then proceed eastwards towards Pau and Rende two of the many villages well known for their beautiful Ikat. En route stop at place where Sabu People produce Palm Sugar out of Palm Wine (during dry season only: April to October). Picnic lunch at one of the beach in the area. Afternoon visit Pau and Rende – the two Royal villages furnished with huge carved stone tombs and traditional houses. They are also known as the center of Ikat Weaving of Sumba.
Day 03 WAINGAPU – WAIKABUBAK
In the morning drive to Waikabubak en route stop at Anakalang to see the huge and carved stone tombs. Afternoon visit the traditional villages around the town, such as Tarung, Waitabar and Paletilulu.
Day 04 KODI EXCURSION
Visit the market (Sumba weekly market, West Sumba: Wednesday and East Sumba on Saturday). After visiting market drive to Kodi – the area is known for the tall traditional houses and probably the tallest on the island. There are plantations of coffee, cashew nut, banana, and coconut and teak wood forest en route. Arrival Kodi area visit some villages such as: Ratengaro and Parona Baroro. Picnic lunch at Tossi beach. Afternoon visit Bondo Kawangu and if possible meet the Pasola Priest in Tossi village.
Day 05 MEET the PASOLA PRIEST of LAMBOYA
Early in the morning drive southward and then trek to Sodan – the village of Rato, the Pasola Priest of Lamboya. It is a walk with beautiful panoramic views, passing valley cut by a river with rice fields and roaming buffaloes. After meeting Rato walk down hill till reach the spot what we called SODAN POINT – from where one will view the beautiful Sodan valley furnished by villages with traditional houses soaring from coconut trees and garnished with snake bent Kadengar river. Trek along the valley until reach bridge at the other side and take car to Marossi beach for picnic lunch and get yourself refreshed by swimming or relaxing on the white sand beach. Afternoon return to Hotel en route stop at Pasola field of Lamboya.
Day 06 WAIKABUBAK – TAMBOLAKA – NEXT DESTINATION
In the morning transfer to Tambolaka airport to take flight to the next destination.

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