Upon arrival at the airport, you will be picked up and welcomed by us. The first activity on the Island will be to Watu Maladong, the beach where you can have a look at the enormous big rocks in the middle of the sea. It gives you slightly the feeling that you are in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam. Because of the big rocks magically coming out of the water. After this, we will continue our journey and we will explore Bwanna beach. Before you arrive there, you have to drive on a sandy road which guides you through a massive field of high grass, which gives a very adventurous feeling. First, we will stop at the viewing point where you can view on Watu Maladong and Bwanna Beach. The beach of Bwanna is a long clear colorful sand beach under the majestic cliff heading to the Indian Ocean makes this place extraordinary. Whilst its beauty is unquestionable, the beach is still unknown by most tourist, which makes it almost private and very clean. Later on, we climb down to the beach where the big arc is located. The climb is very steep, so you have to be careful! But once you are there, you will be standing on one of the most beautiful beaches in Indonesia.
Accommodation: Mario Hotel – Tambolaka / similar
After waking up and getting ready for a new day of exploring, you will be picked up at your hotel and we will be heading to Ratenggaro village where you can meet the locals, their native culture and see the traditional Sumbanese houses. The village is built near a beach which you can visit when you are there. You will have a nice view of the village while standing on the beach. You can see the tops of the houses on the higher ground. After the village, we will bring you to Weekuri Lake. This lake is a saltwater lake at the south-west of Sumba. You can take a dive to experience the blue and clear water of Weekuri and also for a possible cooling down. After that you are all dried up, we will continue our journey to Mandorak Beach which is very close to Weekuri Lake. The beach provides a great and peaceful stay with nice spots. The big opening between two rock ridges will let the clear blue water pass through the beach and also let you look far into the ocean. When you are there, you can also take the higher ground which will give a view of the coastline and the rocky cliffs where you can watch the sunset.
Accommodation: Lelewatu Resort – Wanokaka / similar
A new day, a new adventure. Today the journey will begin at the village of Tarung/ Waitabar which located just a few minutes west from Waikabubak. There are two villages at this place but they are built so close to each other that it will look like one big village. The village will give you a welcoming feeling while you look around. After this visit, we will be heading to another beautiful village; Praijing village. This village is built on top of a hill and if you want to walk through the entire village, you actually have to walk down the hill. You will have an overview of the entire village at the entrance. On top of that, the inhabitants of the village built a spot where you can have a panoramic view of the village and beyond. The village is also surrounded by the beautiful nature of Sumba. Next on our adventure will be the Lapopu Waterfall. After a drive through the endless hilly and green landscape 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. You can also bring your swimwear to dive into the water just in front of the big waterfall and cool down after a long day of adventure.
Accommodation: Lelewatu Resort – Wanokaka /similar
On this day, we will be traveling from West to East-Sumba. From Waikabubak to Waingapu. Gladly there are a lot of things to see on the way there. Your first destination will be the “Bukit Wairinding”, which means; the Hills of Wairinding. There is a spot where the view is amazing. You will be looking at green and endless hills. Sit down for a while and enjoy the moment. The next stop is at Walakiri beach. We will be watching the sunset while exploring the beach. Don’t hesitate and walk towards the small and magical mangrove trees which are growing inside the water. When the sun has disappeared, we will go back to the hotel where you can take a rest. The final destination of today will be Waingapu the capital city of East-Sumba.
Accommodation: Padadita Beach Hotel - Waingapu /similar
The first stop of the day will be at Waimarang waterfall. The track down to the fall is adventurous. Don’t forget to bring your swimwear, because diving into the water will be great after trekking. After that, we will be heading to our last stop of the day; Rende village, a traditional village which has massive graves. You can also see how they make their own clothing, which is called “Ikat”.
Accommodation: Padadita Beach Hotel - Waingapu /similar
On this day we will visit Tanggedu Waterfall. The track to the fall is really challenging, therefore, it will take a whole day to visit and enjoy this destination. We will visit and enjoy Tanggedu Waterfall after breakfast. On our way to the fall, we will take a stop at a Savanna near Puru Kambera beach to enjoy the view and take some pictures. Lunch will be provided in a box and we will have dinner at a local restaurant in Waingapu.
Akomodasi: Hotel Padadita Beach - Waingapu /setara
The last day in Sumba, but before you leave there is still time to go to “Bukit Persaudaraan”. This place is very close to Waingapu Airport. The hills where you can stand on one of the highest points and have a look at the landscape which Sumba has to offer. After this amazing view, the driver will take you to the airport where your next destination awaits.