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Sumba Photography Tour (5D/4N)


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A complete guide of Sumba Photography Tour! A specialized tour for photographers and influencers who are looking for the most amazing and instagrammable places in Sumba. Capture the stunning views of golden sunset from Mandorak Beach, and chase the sunrise at Walakiri Beach with the twisted mangrove trees that look as if they are dancing! With all of this, you will definitely come home with a bunch of wonderful pictures to generate those likes!

  • 4 Nights
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Pickup: Tambolaka, Sumba (TMC)Drop off: Waingapu Airport (WGP)
Itinerary: Sumba Photography Tour


Welcome to Tambolaka! The starting point of our Sumba Photography Tour.

Upon arrival at the airport, meet and greet with your guide and then we go to local restaurant for lunch. After that, will be going to Lake Weekuri. It is a crystal-clear salt water lake overlooking the ocean which makes it a great photo spot. Do not miss to walk around the rocks and reef where you can also see the ocean. Next to the Lake, we will find Mandorak Beach. It is guarded with 2 huge rock ridges pointing to the middle and crystal clear water. We will look for opportunity for sunset photos here. After that, we go the your accommodation.

Meals: Lunch


A. Mario Beach Hotel – Deluxe Bungalow

B. Mario Hotel – Superior Room

C. Ella Hotel – Deluxe Room


Today, we are going to wake up early at 3am to be ready for catching the sunrise at Watumalandong Beach. After that, we return to the hotel for breakfast, but before that we will make a stop in Ratengaro Village where you can take some nice pictures of the local and the beauty of the village which standing in front of the beach.

Arrive at hotel, freshen up and rest a bit. Lunch box will be provided. Afterwards, we will drive again to Waikelo Harbor, where you will enjoy the sunset with its stunning views among the docking ships.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch Box


A. Mario Beach Hotel – Deluxe Bungalow

B. Mario Hotel – Superior Room

C. Ella Hotel – Deluxe Room


Today, the journey will continue to East Sumba and you have to wake up early at 4am. On the way you will make a stop to visit the Lapopu Waterfall for a sunrise. 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. You can also bring your swimming clothes to take a dip in the water just in front of the big waterfall and cool down after a long day of adventure.

Our trip continues to the Praijing, a traditional village uphill surrounded by lots of greenery. This is one of the few villages where we can actually have a beautiful overview of the entire village and draw an idea how the village is conducted. Take some time to walk around the village; the elders occupy most of the houses and kids are always around to share their smiles. You can share some candies with them if you have.

Then we continue to your new hotel in East Sumba and check in. When the time is perfect for sunset, we go to Wairinding. Lunch will be served at local restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch


A. Morinda Villa – Deluxe Hill View

B. Kambaniru Hotel – Deluxe Garden Room

C. Padadita Hotel – Superior Room


Rise early! We will begin the day at 1am today for a trip to Watuparunu Beach to get the sunrise. Journey from the accommodation to the beach is about 3 hours. On arrival, wait for the sunrise as you prepare your shots. After that, we go back to hotel for breakfast and freshen up. At around 1 pm, we go for lunch at a local restaurant. Then we continue to Prailiu, a village in East Sumba where you can find a gallery that full with Ikat and souvenirs that made by the locals. When the time is best for sunset, we depart to Walakiri Beach where you will shoot the best sunset picture among the “dancing
mangrove trees.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch


A. Morinda Villa – Deluxe Hill View

B. Kambaniru Hotel – Deluxe Garden Room

C. Padadita Hotel – Superior Room


Today is the last day of your Sumba Photography Tour. We will wake up early to catch the sunrise at the Walakiri Beach with its dancing mangrove trees. We go back to the hotel for breakfast, then prepare to leave. Then depend on your flight schedule, the driver will escort you to the airport. Thank you for enjoying this tour with Come2Indonesia! We look forward to see you again. Sampai jumpa!

Meals: Breakfast


Photos: Sumba Photography 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: Sumba Photography 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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