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A Week of Adventure into the Best of Sumba (7D/6N)

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The best of Sumba tour which takes you to explore the island from the West all the way to the East! Along the way, you will discover magnificent nature and wonderful culture Sumba island is gifted with. Among these places, you will visit the traditional village of Ratenggaro with its towering roofs that can reach 15-meter high. You can also find megalithic tombs dating back thousands of years scattered around the village. Ever wonder how it feels like to stand on a tall cliff facing an open sea and scream at the top of your lungs? Well we don’t encourage it but you can do that from Tanjung Mareha. Also, from there you can see 2 beautiful beaches stretching on both sides of your arms. Don’t get too close to the edge for your own safety!

  • 6 Nights
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Pickup: Tambolaka, Sumba (TMC)
Itinerary: Best Sumba Tour


Welcome to Tambolaka! The starting point of our Best of Sumba tour.

Upon arrival at the airport, meet and greet with your guide and we will begin the journey. But before start, we will firstly have a lunch in one of local restaurant. Then, we will go to Watumalandong Beach where you can take a beautiful pictures of giant rocks sitting on the sea side. After this, we’re going down to the beach of Bwanna. It is a long clear colorful sand beach under the majestic cliff heading to the Indian Ocean makes this place extraordinary. Whilst the beauty is unquestionable, the beach is still unknown by most tourist, which make it almost private and very clean. Enjoy the day at a quiet beach till the sunset and transfer back to the hotel.


Please get your bag ready with towel and extra clothes as we might head to the beach directly from the airport.

Meals: Lunch


A. Sumba Hospitality Foundation – Bamboo Pavilion Room

B. Mario Hotel – Standard Room

C. Ella Hotel – Deluxe Room


After early breakfast, we will go to South West Sumba to visit a traditional market. After that, at 9.30am we will go to visit one of senior high school in South West Sumba. Arriving at the school, the students will be welcoming you with their traditional dance. You can have a close interactions with them, and enjoying the coffee and snack provided by them. This experience could be one of your highlights in this Best of Sumba Tour!

Then, we go to Ratenggaro village in Kodi area. Here we will see the traditional high rooftops houses (actually the highest rooftops in whole Sumba) made all by hand and traditionally. This village is the only one of a few traditional villages left in the area. While the village is just a compound of some houses, each house can accommodate up to 50 family members. On the harvesting season, however, most of the villagers will stay in their field to work and only leave the elders and child in the village.

Then we go to the next one, Wainyapu Village. Here you will visit the Pasola field, the festival that Sumba has which held every year in February/March. Lastly, we will go to Toda Village for an overnight stay. Arriving at the village, you will have tea and coffee with the local, and then cooking for the dinner together. After that, enjoy have dinner and take a rest.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch Box – Dinner

Accommodation: Local House in Toda Village


Enjoy your breakfast before we begin today’s activities. While in Toda Village, you will experience the daily activities of Sumbanese people, such as go garden to cut the grass and give it to the pets (horses, cows, and pigs). You also can enjoy horse riding together with them. They will show you how the Sumba boxing is.

After lunch, we will leave the village and continue our trip to Weekuri Lake. It is a crystal clear lake that makes it a great place to swim and to relax. Spend some time in the lake for taking a short (or long) dip. Do not miss to walk around the rocks and reef where you can also see the Oceans from one side. Next to the Weekuri Lake, we will find Mandorak Beach that is guarded with 2 huge rock ridges pointing to the middle and crystal clear water. Here, you might meet some kids who are eager to talk with you. Have some nice conversation with them while you enjoy the refreshing coconut water. We will stay here until sunset, then go back to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch Box


A. Sumba Hospitality Foundation – Bamboo Pavilion Room

B. Mario Hotel – Standard Room

C. Ella Hotel – Deluxe Room


You are halfway in this Best of Sumba Tour! Today, we will explore the West area of Sumba.

Weaving Ikat…

After breakfast, we will heading to Waikelo where you will do a short trekking in the ricefield and see the water cave. The chances to meet the locals here are big. Sometimes, you can see them bathing in the river or just doing their laundry. After that, we go to Praijing that is another nice traditional village in Sumba. The locals here are friendly, especially the funny kids. They learn a lot about English, so you can try to communicate with them. Entering the village, sometimes you will see them preparing their food or weaving the Ikat (Sumbanese fabric). If they are okay with it, you can ask them to teach you how to make one. From the top where the view point has been made, you can see the panorama of the whole village.

The endless hills…

Moving on, we will stop local restaurant for lunch. Then, our trip continues to Lapopu Waterfall. After a drive through the endless hills and green landscapes of Sumba, you will arrive nearby the waterfall. To visit the waterfall, you will need to do a small hike of approximately 15 minutes and cross a bamboo bridge to get there. There is a nice spot to sit down where you can watch the water find its way down the hill. After that, we will visit Praigoli Village to see the Kajiwa Stone and Pasola Field. Pasola is the annual festival of war in Sumba. Not far from Praigoli village, we will visit Waigali village located on top of a hill where we can see a spectacular view. Here we can see the Andung (Scull Tree). After that, we go straight to your accommodation to rest. 

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch Box


A. Rua Beach Hotel – Deluxe Room

B. Rua Beach Hotel – Standard Room

C. Morika Inn – Standard Room


After breakfast, we will visit the traditional market of West Sumba. Then, our trip continues to Galubakul village, a village where you can see the biggest megalithic tombs in Sumba. After lunch, we drive to East Sumba for about 3-4 hours, and stop for a sunset view in Wairinding Hill. The views could be one of your highlights in this Best of Sumba Tour! Here, you may see some kids offering their Ikat and horses to be ride.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch


A. Morinda Villa – Deluxe Room

B. Padadita Hotel – Superior Room

C. Padadita Hotel – Superior Room


Wake up early in the morning to go for sunrise trekking up to the hills of Tenau. Enjoy the sunrise of the amazing hills, and then going back to hotel for breakfast and some rest. Around 12 noon, we depart for lunch and then continue to Tanggedu Waterfall. On the way you, will make a stop in Puru Kambera, a savannah where you can see some horses, cows, and buffalo feeding on the grass. Next, our trip continues to Tanggedu Waterfall, a hidden and stunning waterfall in East Sumba. The waterfall is beautiful, but to get it you have to do trekking for about 1 hour one way. But, you will pass savanna and hills around you which will make the trekking not so boring. Arriving at the waterfall, enjoy your free time for swimming. After that, we go back to hotel and rest.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch


A. Morinda Villa – Deluxe Room

B. Padadita Hotel – Superior Room

C. Padadita Hotel – Superior Room

Day 7:END OF TRIP       ▼

Enjoy your breakfast. Then, depend on your flight schedule, the driver will pick you up and escort you to Waingapu Airport. Thank you for enjoying this Best of Sumba tour with Come2Indonesia! We look forward to see you again. Sampai jumpa!

Meals: Breakfast


Photos: Best Sumba Tour

Price Includes

  • Transportation and visit according to the itinerary
  • Accommodation and meals according to the itinerary
  • English speaking guide during excursion
  • Mineral water with free tumbler

Price Excludes

  • Flights, visas, airport taxes
  • Personal expenses: Laundry, soft drinks, alcohol, tips, etc.
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Extra expenses occurred due to problems greater than our control such as flight cancellations, etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in the "INCLUDES"
Map: Best Sumba Tour


When is the best time of the year to do this tour?

Our favourite time for travel in Indonesia is between April to October. Although Indonesia is a great year-round destination, offering memorable experiences for all kinds of adventures. July to August are the peak summer months.

If you wish to have a relaxing journey in Indonesia with less crowds, the shoulder months of April to June and September to October are ideal and slightly more economic. If you must travel in ‘high season’ but want to avoid the crowd, worry not. There are numbered of unbeaten track in Indonesia ready to be explored.

How do I get to Sumba?

There are two airports on the island of Sumba, one in East Sumba and the other in Southwest Sumba. The airport is East Sumba is Umbu Mehang Kunda. It was previously known as Mau Hau and is located in the town of Waingapu. The airport in Southwest Sumba is called Tambolaka.

Direct flight to Sumba is only available from two cities, Denpasar (Bali) and Kupang (Timor). If you want to visit Sumba from anywhere else in Indonesia you will have to transit through one of these two cities first.

A number of airlines fly to Sumba, including Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, and Sriwijaya Air. If you want to fly with Garuda Indonesia then you will need to fly to Tambolaka Airport like on this specific trip.

What should I bring?

Tropical areas are usually warm and often sweaty places, especially if you have Borneo or Sulawesi included in your travel. Check out our suggestions on What to Wear:

  • Comfortable and light shirt and at least a pair of long sleeves
  • Comfortable walking shoes or trekking shoes if your trip include some trekking
  • Shorts and long pants
  • Couple of pairs of socks
  • Waterproof Jacket/Raincoat

Depends on the type of travel, you may also need these in your What to Bring list:

Underwater trips:

  • Dive Insurance
  • Dive certificate
  • Certificate of Nitrox (for those who are using Nitrox)
  • Dive equipment except Tanks and Weights. Please consult your travel expert to find out if the equipment is inclusive or not in your booking.
  • Swimsuit/Dive suit
  • Adapter DIN or INT
  • Flashlight
  • Sunscreen SPF +40
  • Waterproof bags

Land tours and trekking:

  • Small backpack for daily important item
  • Travel Insurance, which covers trekking and sport risk
  • Trekking shoes (check with your travel expert if you need a Goretex or simply a walking shoes)
  • Pullover (as in some areas with high altitude like Mt. Bromo, the temperature can get as low as 0 degree)
  • Small flashlight or head flashlight
  • Valid passport with valid visa (or check if you are eligible for Visa Free Entry)
  • Waterproof bag to put all important documents
  • All documents for your trip: vouchers, tickets, contact numbers ((keep the soft copies in your mobile)
  • Credit card (in some major cities, credit card is widely accepted in restaurants and shops. Small charge might be applied)
  • Cash in Euro or USD (you may change into local currency Rupiah when you arrive here)
  • Camera, Battery and Charger
  • Adapter (220V is used in Indonesia)
  • International driving license (if you plan to drive on your own)
  • Mosquito Repellent with DEET
  • Hygienic travel kits (mask, disinfectant or anti-virus spray, etc.)

How hard is this tour?

We have classified our tours in 3 different classes. Always check which one suitable for your condition. If you have any doubt, you may consult to our travel expert.

Easy: Suitable for most people in good health. These trips can include short walk for days with around 2–3 hours in good paths and at low altitudes.

Medium: A reasonable level of fitness or technique is required, as these trips can require sustained endurance levels as the trip may include longer days of approximately 5-6 hours of activity or/and in higher altitudes, or snorkelling in strong current.

Hard: These trips are physically demanding and best suited for people with a high endurance level, good level of fitness and exercise regularly. Days can be long around 7-8 hours of activity, often at high altitudes, in remote regions and sometimes without a support vehicle nearby. Travellers may be required to carry their backpack, trip with trekking overnights without access to normal toilets or accommodations.


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