West-Flores & Trekking tour to the traditional village Wae Rebo
Labuan Bajo-Denge-Wae Rebo-Ruteng-Labuan Bajo
6Days/5Nights from/to Bali or Wae Rebo Compact Tour 4Days/3Nights
Wae Rebo is an old village with unique architecture, which is isolated located in a beautiful mountain landscape in the Manggarai in West Flores. It consists of 7 traditional circular and cone-shaped buildings called Mbaru Niang, which means in the Manggarai language "Drum houses". The village is only reachable after a 3-4 hour hike (depending on your physical condition). The village offers visitors not only the opportunity to see authentic Manggarai architecture but also to participate in the life of the local community. The hike leads along a narrow path through dense rain forest with various ferns, orchids and palm trees and we will be accompanied by the singing of many different birds
Day 1: Arrival on Flores Island
Flight Bali to Labuan Bajo. Pick up from Komodo Airport in Labuan Bajo, Transfer to Hotel. Accommodation in Golo Hilltop Hotel or in Puri Sari Beach Hotel in Labuan Bajo. This accommodation can be omitted if you arrival in Labuan Bajo in the morning of Day 1. Then the tour will be shortened tor 5 days / 4 nights
Day 2 : Labuan Bajo - Dintor - Denge
From Labuan Bajo, we drive to Dintor a village near the South coast of Flores. It's a very nice but long drive passing many green rice fields. We continue to Denge , where we stay overnight in a simple local guest house.
Day 3 : Trekking Wae Rebo
On this day, you make a beautiful but demanding hike through lush green mountain country to the village of Wae Rebo. In the past the people of Manggarai lived in huge round houses with space for up to 200 people. When the Dutch came, these homes were demolished because they found them to by not hygienic. So, this ancient treasure was lost. But hidden in the mountains a couple of this mythical houses have been preserved and renovated by the local community together with a team of architects based in Jakarta and the Indonesian Government.
Wae Rebo is tucked away in a spectacular surrounding and is only accessible on foot. You will be welcomed as guests of honor with a special ceremony. You stay the night in this village and have plenty of time to see the local way of life. Most people here work from early morning until the dusk in the gardens, harvest coffee or are busy with the traditional processing of coffee beans. You will be overwhelmed by the calm and the beauty of this place. There is no electricity, no cell phone signal, no Mopeds. You will overnight at the Mbaru Niang, dine together with the Wae Rebo community and sleep on a Tikar, a woven mat made of pandanus leaf and get an impression of how was the life as extended families lived under one roof.
Day 4 : Wae Rebo - Denge - Ruteng
After breakfast we start the hiking back to Denge. The descent is shorter as the way up yesterday. From Denge we drive to Ruteng. Where we will stay overnight in an convent.
It is also possible to go from Denge directly back to Labuan Bajo
Day 5 : Ruteng - Cancar - Labuan Bajo
Our first stop on this day is in Cancar, where we can see the " spider web rice field ". (Rice fields, which are arranged like a spider's Web) also called Lingko At noon we reach Labuan Bajo, have lunch at a local restaurant and check-in at the hotel.
In the afternoon we visit Gua Batu Cermin (Mirror Cave). It is a cave with Stalactites and Stalagmites, and fossils. The time up to the dinner you can spend strolling through Labuan Bajo or with relaxing in the pool at the hotel. Accommodation in Golo Hilltop Hotel or in Puri Sari Beach Hotel in Labuan Bajo
Day 6: Departure from Flores Island
or continue with Komodo Tour
With arrival in Labuan Bajo in the early morning and without accommodation in Ruteng this tour can be shortened to 4days/3nights Trekking Wae Rebo Tour. From Ruteng the journey can also continue towards Bajawa and volcano Kelimutu and end in Ende or Maumere
We are pleased to make you a tour offer tailored to your wishes and vacation time