Sumba Exploration Tour (6D/5N)

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Tour type

Private

Duration

6 Days 5 Nights

Departure

Daily

Trip Highlights:

The island with distinctive natural and cultural highlights like unique woven fabrics, traditional villages, megalithic tombs, beautiful beaches, and the country’s vastest savanna landscape. Sumba Manupeu Tanah Daru and Laiwangi Wanggameti national parks, is a home to various endemic butterflies and birds, the highest waterfall in East Nusa Tenggara, unique traditional costumes and preserved system of kingship — all of which contribute to the nation’s international repute.

The pricing is based on the following:

2 people – $699 each person
3-6 people – $679 each person
7-8 people – $669 each person
9 people and more – $659 each person

Trip Itineraries:

Day 1

Day 1: Tambolaka Airport – Watu Maladong – Bwanna Beach – Tanjung Mareha

  • Pick up at Sumba Tambolaka Airport on you arrival time.
  • Check in to Mario Hotel & Cafe, you will stay here for 2 nights. Have some rest and enjoy lunch in local restaurant.
  • After enjoying your lunch, we will visit Watu Maladong, it’s a beach where you can see a huge big rocks in the middle of ocean which came out underneath of the ocean. 
  • After enjoying the landscape here, we will go to Bwanna beach but the way to go to Bwanna beach will be super adventurous, it’s a bumpy sandy and dusty road with nice view surrounding. Upon your arrival in parking place of Bwanna beach, you should walk down onto the rocky and slippery path for 5 minutes but when you get to the beach, you will be amazed of the smooth sandy beach with its iconic big hollow arc. 
  • After enjoying the picturesque of Bwanna beach, it’s time to go back to our car and we will escort you to Tanjung Mareha for watching the most stunning sunset in this island. When the sun goes down and the darkness comes
  • After enjoying the sunset in Tanjung Mareha, we will get back to the town for having local dinner before going back to hotel.

Day 2

Day 2: Ratenggaro Village – Weekuri Lake – Mandorak Beach

  • Enjoy breakfast at hotel at around 7am.
  • Drive to Ratenggaro village at about 1 hour. In Ratenggaro village, you will see how the Sumbanese (local people) live at the traditional local house here, their houses are very unique compared to other traditional villages in Indonesia. Then, you still can see the stone age of the cemetery. One more thing, most of the people in Sumba island are Christians and they still keep the oldest style of the religion. But nowadays, some kids try to sell some souvenirs to visitors such as traditional necklaces and bracelets.
  • After enjoying this traditional village, we will escort you to Weekuri Lake. Weekuri lake is a salty lake in which the water comes out from the hole that connects to the Sumba ocean. In Weekuri lake you can swim or just play with the water here even you can do cliff jumping into the lake, but we have to make sure that the water is deep enough. And lunch boxes will be served with our driver and guide there.
  • Afterward, we will drive for 5 minutes to get Mandorak beach, Mandorak beach is a small white sandy beach near Weekuri lake. You will be super amazed by this beach because it’s like a private beach with clear blue water and surrounded by a cliff. Even, when you are brave enough, you could jump from the cliff. 
  • After enjoying this area, we will go to Pero beach to see a wonderful sunset here. After sunset time, we will escort you back to your hotel, have dinner and rest.

Day 3

Day 3: Praijing Traditional Village – Lapopu Waterfall – Matayangu Waterfall – Waingapu Town

  • Enjoy breakfast at hotel and check out around 8am.
  • Drive around 90 minutes to Praijing village, one of the traditional village in this area who still keeps the culture very well, even though their area surrounded by globalization. In this village, you will be welcomed by the local people here who sell some souvenirs and other local people lives their local life. There is some megalith graves too here that you can see and capture with your camera.
  • The next destinatoion is Lapopu waterfall, we will drive more less than an hour. Along the way, you will see a green hilly area with some villages around where the local children will rise their hand and say hello to you. Upon you arrival in Lapopu waterfall area, you need to do short trekking about 10 minutes by passing the small path and bamboo bridge. There is a nice spot to sit down where you can watch the water find its way down the hill. You can also bring your swimming clothes to take a dive in the water just in front of the big waterfall and cool down after a long day of adventure. 
  • After enjoying Lapopu waterfall, we will continue to the next waterfall, that is Matanyangu waterfall. Matayangu waterfall is located inside the national park of Manupe Tana Daru. Mayangu waterfall has 2 falls, first fall comes from the cave, it’s about 50 meters and second fall is about 75 meters. It’s not recommended to swim close to the waterfall because it has strong fall water. 
  • After enjoying the waterfalls in this area, we will drive to Waingapu area for about 3-4 hours.
  • Check in to Villa Amidala Waingapu, you will stay here 3 nights.

Day 4

Day 4 : Tanggedu Waterfall – Walakiri Beach

  • Enjoy breakfast at hotel.
  • Wake up around 6.00 am and we will drive to Tanggedu waterfall for about 2 hour. Upon your arrival in the stop point, you will be invited for soft trekking about 20-30 minutes to reach this waterfall and we should walk down onto the path, you must be carefull because there is some slippery path. Make sure you bring wet clothes and underwater camera. Upon your arrival here, you will be amazed with the waterfall that makes your photos are more eye-catching.
  • The next stop is at Walakiri beach. We will be watching the sunset here while exploring the beach with its beautiful mangroves. Don’t hesitate and walk towards the small and dancing trees which are growing inside the water. When the sun has disappeared, we will go to Waingapu port where we will have fresh seafood for dinner. After enjoying the dinner, we will go back to the hotel where you can take a rest at your hotel.
  • After enjoying the dinner, we will go back to the hotel where you can take a rest at your hotel.

Day 5

Day 5: Waimarang Waterfall – Rende Village – Watu Parunu Beach

  • Enjoy breakfast at hotel.
  • Visit Waimarang Waterfall, it will take about 2,5 hours drive. Upon our arrival in parking place, we must take walk down to get to the waterfall. But once you have reached the waterfall you will be amazed with the nature here, so don’t forget to bring your swimming clothes.
  • After enjoying the view here, we will be back into our car and continue our visit to Traditional village of Rende. Rende village is one of the villages in Sumba island that still keeps the religion from the ancestor, Marapu religion that already stood more than 200 years ago in Sumba. In Rende village, you can still find the home of the king of Rende and it has big megalithic tombs and really nice traditional houses.
  • The next stop of the Sumba tour will take us to the almost most southern point of the island, Watu Parunu beach. On the way to here, you will cross a massive savannah where we can stop for a while. When we arrive at the beach you can already spot the interesting rock formation in the distance. Nature created a small arc, a cave and several other special shapes out of the rocks which make this place look unique. When the sun goes down, you can see the great sunset here.
  • Back to hotel and rest.

Day 6

Day 6: Sunrise at Tanarara Hill – Waingapu Airport

  • Wake up around 4.30 am and we will drive to Tanarara Hill for about 1 hour. Upon your arrival in Tanarara Hill, you will be amazed with the landscape here. Tanarara Hill is a huge green hilly beautiful landscapes. At the place, you will find the iconic beautiful zig-zag road which is very epic if you could take a photo very well. The sun will rise around 6.20 am here. 
  • After enjoying the sunrise and surrounding around 8-9 am, we will take you back to your hotel, take a shower and check out.
  • You can buy souvenirs and go to Airport. We will drop you off at Waingapu Airport to catch your flight.
  • Our tour ends here.

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FAQs

This is the most popular itinerary among the customers. However, if you want to add, change or skip some attractions, we can customise itinerary for you. All the attractions and activities are optional, you can always skip if you don’t want to go. You can leave a note when you check out or tell our guide in the tour.

The entrance fees have various pricing i.e. foreigner, local rate, peak prices etc. It would be better that the customer pay on the spot depending on his/her nationality. Also, it will solve the refund issue if you choose not to go to the attraction when you are on the tour. 

We have included all that is needed except for :

  1. Entrance fees
  2. Lunch and dinner: 50,000 rupiah per meal per person but depends on what you order and where you dine. 
  3. Tips: Optional but recommend in Indonesia
  4. Hotel: You can book on your own or add on when you check out
 

The rest that is not covered will be your personal travel insurance, personal expenses like souvenirs etc

In general, the period between March till November are the best months to visit Indonesia. This is the period of the dry season. 

With that being said, we recommend customers not to be too bothered by it because you are only here for a few days , it is no guarantee that even if you come in the dry season, it won’t rain or it will always be rainy during the monsoon season. We believe alot is down to luck. December/August are still the peak period of tourist in Indonesia.

Return airport transfer service is included. We would pick you up on your arrival time on day 1. If you are already in Sumba, we would pick you up at your hotel at around 9am instead. 

No, our tours are all private tours. You won’t share with other groups or travellers. In this way, you can take your time, no need to wait for other people and can always follow your own path.

In this package, you will stay at Mario Hotel & Cafe for 2 nights, and Villa Amidala Waingapu for 3 nights.

The air tickets are excluded in this package. If you have not bought the international air tickets, drop us a note and we are able to quote you for a package that is bundled together with the air tickets. We are usually cheaper than the price online. 

We give discount based on the number of people that are going on this trip. The pricing is based on the following:

2 people – $699 each person
3-6 people – $679 each person
7-8 people – $669 each person
9 people and more – $659 each person

If you are the single traveller, please contact us for the quotation.

You can change your preferred currency when you check out:

The prices are indicated above depending on the number of people. Child price is for child who is below 11 years old at travelling dates. 

You can book directly online and pay using PayPal, Credit Card or Bank Transfer (including PayNow, PayLah etc.

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