Sumba Textile & Village Tour

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Culture & Nature, Textile
  • Easy-Moderate

Sumba is a small island in eastern part of Indonesia, part of the lesser sunda islands. The island is divided into four regencies, each home to a main town, Tambolaka in Southwest Sumba, Waikabubak in West Sumba, Waibakul in Central Sumba and Waingapu in East Sumba. Sumba famous for its beautiful landscape, megalithic grave, and mostly for its hand woven fabric or known as Ikat. Sumbanese hand woven textiles are deeply personal, they follow a distinct systematic form but also show the individuality of the weavers and the villages where they are produced, so in different part of Sumba you will find different motif of Ikat. The color for the Ikat are made of roots of trees and the leaves, all are natural, the color will stay the same even after years..

Ikat for the man called Hinggi, a large blankets decorated with warp ikat, the designs are often based on locals animals such as horses, roosters, deer, snakes, fish and prawn. For the woman the ikat called Lau, a tubular skirt, the symbols that appear on man’s hinggi reappear on the woman skirts, with a more light colored

Upon your arrival on the island of Sumba at the city of Waingapu, your guide will pick you up at the airport and after meet and greet, you will directly transfer to your hotel Elvin for check in and lunch at local restaurant, afternoon visit Prailiu and Mau liru  village to see ikat process, return to hotel for dinner and overnight

Overnight: Hotel

After breakfast at hotel, we travel from Waingapu along the coast to the town of Pau, well known for the Lau Pahikung ikats and onto Rende village with its unique ikat weaving. We spend the night in Kaliuda village or we stay at Kalala beach Resort.

Overnight: Kalala Beach Resort or similar

We spend the day learning about the ikat designs of Kaliuda with their unique horse and bird designs unlike any other textiles on Sumba.

Overnight: Kalala Beach Resort

We leave Kaliuda village today and travel to the indigo dyeing village of Kanatang at Mau Dolung Village, where we learn about their unique natural dyes process, In the afternoon we will return to hotel Elvin  for dinner and overnight. Overnight: Hotel Elvin

After breakfast at hotel, tour will be heading to North of Sumba to visit: Prai liang and Wunga traditional village on top of the hill overlooking the valley and the river, this 2 village is a rare village where the people still keep the traditional style of living, then proceed to Puru kambera beach for swimming and snorkling and lunch here, afternoon return to Hotel. Overnight: Hotel Elvin

Today we will drive for about 137 km or about 4 hours to Waikabubak (the west side of Sumba). We will stop en-route at KAMPUNG PASUNGA to see the greatest stone grave and the traditional houses of west sumbanese . Proceed to Waikabubak city as the capital city of West Sumba for check in and Lunch at ( Manandang  hotel or similar). Afternoon we continue the city tour by visiting to  Prai Ijing , KAMPUNG TARUNG and WAITABAR  which will see the traditional houses which are decorated by huge horn of Buffaloes in front .WULLA PODDU ceremonial take place in these village on every November. Wulla Poddu is the Merapu New Years by LAULINESE and as the thanks giving worship for the falling of rain for the coming planting season. Late afternoon drive back to Hotel with a stop at ALGADRI art shop where many collections of Sumbanese antiques are sold. Arrive at hotel, dinner and overnight at Hotel. Overnight: Hotel Manandang

After breakfast at hotel tour start to visit Wanukaka and Lamboya district, the winding drive south takes in wonderful scenery: sloping hills, rice fields, river valleys, palm plantations, and around every bend, magnificent sweeping bays. At this place, all traditional houses on top of the hill and Grave Stone in front of it, with a very fantastic scenery of rice field and the Indian ocean. Lunch box will prepare on the beach and will have some times to relax, in the afternoon drive back to the city of Waikabubak for overnight and dinner at Manandang hotel or similar. Overnight: Hotel Manandang

At the appropriate time we will transfer to the airport to catch your flight to Denpasar.


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  • Flexible Departure Date
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