Sumba

Welcome To Sumba

With its rugged undulating savannahs and low limestone hills knitted together with fields of maize and cassava instead of rice, the island of Sumba in East Nusa Tenggara Province offers its own distinct splendours in the eastern part of the Indonesian Archipelago. Sprinkled throughout its countryside are hilltop villages with thatched traditional clan houses clustered around unique megalithic tombs where villagers still pay homage to their ancestors in the ancient belief of Marapu and have retained most of the indigenous culture and traditions for generations. The island is also known for the precious art of Tenun Ikat handwoven fabric, and the origin of the strong and agile Sumba Ponies or Sandalwood Horses.

Highlights

  • Make way to Kampung Ratenggaro
  • Step into the magic of Bawana Beach
  • Sooth in Waimarang Waterfall
  • Discover the exotic mangrove of Walakiri
  • River tubing at Tanggedu Waterfall
  • Catch the sunset at Wairinding hill

Suggested Tour Packages

Sumba Exploration Tour
6D/5N

This 6D5N package takes you explore the full Sumba Island, from West Sumba to East Sumba. You can discoed this island with distinctive natural and cultural highlights like unique woven fabrics, traditional villages, megalithic tombs, beautiful beaches, and the country’s vastest savanna landscape. 
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Sumba Exploration Tour
5D/4N

This 5D4N package takes you visit the most famous attrations. 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.
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Sumba Exploration Tour
4D/3N

This 4D3N package takes you explore two parts of Sumba Island. You can visit several traditional villages, some with striking ancestral tombs in East Sumba and explore rice fields, blue mountains and white rivers In West Sumba. Don't forget to buy some Ikat, this is the best product from Sumba.
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East Sumba Exploration Tour
3D/2N

East Sumba is interspersed with cashew orchards are several traditional villages, some with striking ancestral tombs. Ikat is the best product of this area. Most villages are quite used to tourists, but it’s hit and miss as to whether there are people around when you visit.

West Sumba Exploration Tour
3D/2N

If you’re hungry for traditional Sumbanese culture, head west into the rice fields that crawl up blue mountains, carved by rivers and sprouting with and coconut palms. Kampung of high-roofed houses are still clustered on their hilltops, surrounding the imposing stone tombs of their ancestors.

South West Sumba
Day Tour

In this package, you can visit four famous attractions in South West Sumba. From traditional village to natural masterpieces, you can explore Sumba in one full day. At the end of the day, you can enjoy sunset view at Pero Beach. Just travel with us and explore amazing Sumba.

Frequently Asked Questions

In general, there is no best time to visit Sumba. The climatic condition is generally either hot or wet. It really depends on the weather when you are there. 

Sumba is a very safe place. Here and there there can be petty crimes such as pick pocketing, so beware of your belongings. Single woman travelers have consistently rated Sumba as one of the safest cities to travel in, with very low crime rate against tourists.

It really depends on how much time you have got. The minimum recommended duration is 3 days while you can stay as long as 3 weeks to fully enjoy the city. Although Sumba does not seem to have a lot of things to do at first sight, one will have to dig deeper to know the must-dos. From nightly street food scenes to the hidden shopping alleys, and occasional visit to craft village. If you need some suggestion, contact us.

 

Sumba is famous for it’s precious art of Tenun Ikat handwoven fabric. You can also buy some Sumbanese style handcraft souvenirs back home.

Sumba weather often reaches a record low of 14 Celsius degree in late December or early January. Generally, it is about 15-25 degrees celsius.  If you plan to stay in the hill side or the mountain side, it will be colder. Most of our accommodation in our tour is in the city so that will be about 15-25 degrees. A jacket would suffice for this trip.