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Overview

Formerly known as Sandalwood Island, Sumba is known for its idyllic tribal culture, unique megalithic tombs and distinct landscapes. Appreciate the local culture while being part of a sustainable initiative that supports community development. Choose to take part in a range of water activities, meditation, yoga or trekking and savour local cuisine for an experience of a magical place of fun and relaxation.

Trip Highlights

Sumba Nature Delights

Sumba’s most magnificent beaches

Explore many of Sumba’s pristine beaches and take the chance to enjoy water activities and the amazing views.

Discover unique Sumbanese traditional houses

Visit the many different types of Sumbanese homes and learn all about the unique architecture.

Support sustainable tourism

Be part of a project Sumba Hospitality Foundation that educates and empowers sustainable tourism in Sumba.

Itinerary

1

Tambolaka arrival

Tambolaka Airport – hotel (11Km): 20 minutes

Arrive at Tambolaka Airport.

Recommended flights

(Airfares are not included and quoted separately. Schedules are subject to change without prior notice)

Nam Air  from Denpasar to Tambolaka on IN640 departing at 14:10 and arriving at 15:10.

Upon arrival in a Tambolaka Airport in Sumba Island, meet with the guide and transfer to the hotel

Check-in to the hotel at Sumba Hospitality Foundation and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Sumba Hospitality Foundation is a non-government organisation which aims to educate and empower young Sumbanese to get an opportunity in life to grow and make a better future for themselves by offering vocational education in hospitality.

Dinner at leisure.

Overnight in Tambolaka at Sumba Hospitality Foundation                           3 stars (First Class)

in Bamboo Pavillion with ABF for 2 nights

2

Tambolaka

Hotel area – Waekuri Lake (50Km): 1hour 30 minutes Waekuri lake – Mandorak beach: a walking distance

Today’s activities are lake and beach visits.

After breakfast, be picked up with the guide and head out to Waekuri Lake, a stunning salted water lagoon located in south-west Sumba.

Enjoy the crystal blue turquoise water full of fish or take the chance to dive into Waekuri Lake.

Enjoy a picnic lunch at around the area Waekuri Lake.

Proceed to Mandorak beach next door. The beach looks like a lake trapped between the rocks.  Take a short walk to the cliff and enjoy the beautiful views from there. Relish watching the Tosca clear water on the land of fisherman at the small beach with big waves.

Return to the hotel in Tambolaka late in the afternoon.

Dinner at leisure.

Overnight in Tambolaka at Sumba Hospitality Foundation                           3 stars (First Class)

in Bamboo Pavillion with ABF for 2 nights

3

Tambolaka – Nihi Sumba

Sumba Hospitality Foundation – Ratenggaro Village (55Km): 1hur 30 minutes Ratenggaro village – Bawana beach/ Tanjung Mareha (18Km): 35 minutes Bawana beach - Hotels in Wanokaka (56Km): 1hour 45 minutes

After breakfast this morning, check-out of the hotel and proceed to drive to the south part of Sumba Island.

On the way, make a visit to Ratenggaro traditional village, a residential cluster of traditional homes inhabited by locals. The village also makes traditional hand woven products that have become a signature of the island.  

Observe the megalithic tombs that line the path to the village.  The traditional houses with the high thatch-roofed stilted houses are made extremely high to symbolise reaching to the gods. The central part of the house is for humans and the area below is for the family’s livestock.

Enjoy a picnic lunch at around the area.

Continue driving and make a stop at Bawanna Beach, with its iconic batu bolong, a rock wall with a giant hole that sits on an unspoilt stretch of sand facing the Indian Ocean.

The next stop is Tanjung Mareha. It is a small hill that extends into the sea. Take a short walk along the gentle ridge to the end of the cape and enjoy the picturesque view!

Check-in to the hotel on arrival in the late afternoon.

Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight in Wanokaka at Nihi Sumba                  6 stars (Super Deluxe)

in room on choice with Full-board for 5 nights

4

Wanokaka

Hotel area – Matayangu waterfall (41Km): 1hour 15 minutes

Breakfast at the hotel and prepare for a short trek to the ‘Blue’ Waterfall. Drive to Matayangu and enroute, be amazed by  the breathtaking sights of the Wanakuka Valley.

On arrival at the parking lot, begin the 1.5 hours downhill trek, led by a local guide through the pristine Indonesian National Park forest to the blue lagoon at the base of the waterfall. As the trail emerges from the jungles, the breathtaking view of the size and scale of the waterfall basin is truly worth the walk.

Enjoy a dip into the blue waters while the local guide prepares a picnic for a fresh leisurely lunch.

Spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing and swimming before trekking back to the parking lot.

Overnight in Wanokaka at Nihi Sumba                  6 stars (Super Deluxe)

in room on choice with Full-board for 5 nights

5

Wanokaka

Today, enjoy a very special spa safari that offers couples a beautiful day-long experience in Sumba’s dramatic west coast to the secluded Nihi Oka valley . Start with a 90 minutes trek through remote villages, rice fields and a coconut grove to arrive at a private bay where a healthy breakfast awaits and served in a lovely tree house platform nestled in ancient rock perched above the coast (instead of trekking an open land safari can be arranged to the valley).

After breakfast spend the whole day with unlimited spa treatments in the private bale overlooking the Indian Ocean and cascading rice paddy fields.

Overnight in Wanokaka at Nihi Sumba                  6 stars (Super Deluxe)

in room on choice with Full-board for 5 nights

6

Wanokaka

Spend the day at leisure or choose to do activities such as snorkelling or stand-up paddling around Nihi Sumba Beach if the weather permits.

Overnight in Wanokaka at Nihi Sumba                  6 stars (Super Deluxe)

in room on choice with Full-board for 5 nights

7

Wanokaka

Spend the day at leisure. Choose to relax on the beach or explore the island on a mountain bike.

Overnight in Wanokaka at Nihi Sumba                  6 stars (Super Deluxe)

In room on choice with Full-board for 5 nights

8

Wanokaka

At around 09:00, be transferred to the airport for the onward flight to the next destination.

Recommended flight:

Garuda Indonesia from Tambolaka to Denpasar GA461 departing at 11:25 and arriving at 12:30.

Important Information

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:

Luxe Benefits

  • Meals on full board basis at Nihi Sumba as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner), morning/ afternoon snacks and all non-alcoholic drinks
  • Mini Bar at Nihi Sumba (1 full re-stock per day, including beers and spirits).
  • 6 pieces of laundry per person per day at Nihi Sumba (dry cleaning is not available at the resort)
  • Scheduled excursions & activities on land at Nihi Sumba: trips to local villages in Rua, Lamboya and Sumba Foundation Projects; treks to nearby Weihola, Rice Island, and mountain biking.
  • Activities by sea at Nihi Sumba: stand-up paddle boarding and snorkeling around Nihiwatu beach (when weather conditions permit).
  • Participation in scheduled group yoga & meditation classes at Nihi Sumba
  • ‘Spa Safari’ at Nihi Sumba
  • Private transfer out from hotel to the airport in Sumba
  • Hotel accommodation in half-twin/double room with daily breakfast.
  • Meals basis as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • All services and entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Wi-Fi Internet in hotel/ resort

OUR SERVICES DO NOT INCLUDE:

  • Visa arrangements
  • International and domestic flights
  • Meals other than mentioned above
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above.
  • alcoholic beverages at the restaurant & bar, tobacco
  • Activities such as fishing trips, boat excursion, jet-ski, tow surfing, spear fishing, private Yoga/Pilates/TRX instruction, private surf lesson waterfall treks, additional surfer spots, spa treatments, boutique purchases, private open-air Land Rover discovery trips and babysitter services which are available at additional charges.

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