EAST & WEST SUMBA
When you are planning your trip to Sumba, don't forget that there are two airports.One in East Sumba (Waingapu) and the other one in West Sumba (Tambolaka).
If you'd like to visit both East and West Sumba, it's best to arrive at one airport and leave from the other one to save you from driving back and forth. Driving one way, is more than enough, because the road is very long (6 hours) and it's full of serpents. If you become carsick easily, you won't enjoy the ride.
* There are no flights between Waingapu and Tambolaka
7 DAYS SUMBA MEGALITHIC TOUR :
Trip Duration : 7 Days / 6 Nights
Start : Waingapu airport ( East Sumba )
End : Tambulaka airport ( West Sumba )
DAY TOUR DAY TOUR ITINERARY :
Day.01. DENPASAR - WAINGAPU – PRAI LIANG VILLAGE ( Lunch - Dinner )
Upon arrive at MAU HAU Airport of Waingapu , you are picked up by our guide representative then transfer to local restaurant for Lunch. After lunch you will be drived to hotel to check in. The next program you will be guided to Prai Liang Village, which is set atop a hill overlooking the valley and river. After a walk of around 300m, pass through the spirit gate, and see stunning local style houses. This village is not specially set up for tourists – this is the way these people live their daily lives. With cool breezes and amazing views, we can easily understand why they choose to stay in this beautiful area. Afternoon return to Hotel dinner and overnight.
Hotel Plan :
DAY.02. WAINGAPU - PAU - RENDE (Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)
After breakfast at Hotel, the tour start traditional village of PAU DAN RENDE pass through Melolo to see the royal tomb are made from the megalithic stone and some of the traditional houses, one of them its wall contraction made from the Buffalo skin that were sucrificered for a ritual offering on the traditional ceremony . Lunch Box will be served . The trip continue and stop to the one of the Mau Jawa village to see the palm sugar made from ( DRY SEASON ONLY ) . Afternoon drive to hotel. Overnight and dinner at HOTEL.
Hotel Plan :
DAY.03. WAINGAPU - WAIKABUBAK ( Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner )
After breakfast at Hotel, Our guide come to pick you up then escorted you then drive for overland Waikabubak ( the west of Sumba ) with distance of approx. 137 kms and will be spent 4 hours. during the trip the stop will be made at KAMPUNG PASUNGA to see the Greatest stone Grave and the traditional houses of west sumbanese . Proceed to Waikabubak city as the capital city of West Sumba for check in and Lunch at ( Manandang OR SIMILAR ). Afternoon we continue the city tour by visiting to Prai Ijing , KAMPUNG TARUNG and WAITABAR which will see the traditional houses which are decorated by huge horn of Buffaloes in front .WULLA PODDU ceremonial take place in these village on every November. Wulla Poddu is the Merapu New Years by LAULINESE and as the such thanks giving worship for the falling of rain for the coming planting season. Late afternoon drive back to Hotel stop at ALGADRI art shop where there are many collection of Sumbanese antiques to be sold . Arrive in Hotel , dinner and overnight at Hotel.
Hotel Plan :
Day.04. WAIKABUBAK - WANUKAKA - LAMBOYA
( Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner )
After breakfast at Hotel, Proceed for day tour to WANUKAKA . on the way we will make a short stop at LAPALE for enjoying the fantastic widest rice field view with Wanukaka beach background. We continue to the KAMPUNG WAIGALI to see the SKULL TREE is dedicated to the war merapu and was used as the altar for the rites following head hunting . Proceed to PASOLA field at LAIHURUK. next visiting to KAMPUNG PRAYGOLY to see the oldest stone grave called "Watu Kajiwa " which believe as their ancestor's boat, contineu to to visit Laipopu waterfall afterward back to LAMBOYA and stop at Waiwuang. Afternoon drive to MAROSI Beach for it beautiful clear sea on the white sand beach ( LUNCH BOX PROVIDED HERE ), swimming or relax until time return to Hotel . Dinner and overnight at Manandang Hotel
Day. 05. Manandang – KODI – NEWA RESORT ( Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner )
After breakfast at Hotel the trip forward to the KODI on west part of Waikabubak for 2 hours drive and visit Bondo Kodi village, Pronabaroro, Rotenggaro and Tossi village . on these village as places in determined the traditional of Posala event held on every February in Kodi area . Pass the Posala field and Lunch box will be provided at Pero Beach .this area you can see the Sumbanese traditional village with its traditional thatched roof houses and highest towering ( 10 meters ). Return to NEWA BEACH RESORT for Dinner and overnight .
DAY.06. NEWA RESORT – HALF DAY TOUR ( Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner )
After breakfast at Hotel, drive to Katewel to see the local people how they process salt with a traditional way , Visit the Cultural houses of Sumba ( here you can see the all things abouth sumba tradition such as : Mamuli, kanatar, ikat this things sumba people used as bride price ( belis ) when they held wedding ceremony , visit Local Market in Waitabula, Waikelo harbor, return to Hotel For Lunch, afternoon free your own to relax in the Beach, dinner and overnight at Hotel.
DAY.07. NEWA RESORT - DEPARTURE ( Breakfast )
After breakfast at Hotel, free until time to transfer to Aiport of Tambolaka for flight to next destination. ------- End of your Sumba Tour