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Sumba Island Tour 5 Days 4 Nights

Sumba Island is a beautiful destination located in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. It is known for its stunning landscapes, and unique culture. Sumba island is home to many traditional villages, where you can experience the local way of life and learn about the ancestral culture heritage. You can go bit more to the east of Indonesia, it is Komodo National Park. Sailing boat trip to komodo

Sumba Tour 5 Days 4 Nights

Day 1: Arrival Tmc Airport – Weekuri Lake – Mandorak Sunset

Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be greeted by your guide. From there, we will head to a local restaurant for lunch. Following our meal, we will make our way to Lake Weekuri, a breathtaking crystal-clear saltwater lake that offers stunning views of the ocean and is perfect for taking memorable photos. Don't forget to explore the rocks and reef area, which also offers views of the ocean. Adjacent to the lake, we will visit Mandorak Beach, which is guarded by two massive rock ridges that point towards the middle of the beach, providing clear water for swimming and opportunities for beautiful sunset photos. Finally, we will head to your accommodation for the night.

Day 2: Watumalandong Sunrise – Ratenggaro Village – Sunset Waikelo Harbour

We will have an early start and wake up at 3 am to catch the stunning sunrise at Watumalandong Beach. After enjoying the sunrise, we will return to the hotel for breakfast, but not before making a stop at Ratengaro Village. This village offers an opportunity to take some lovely pictures of the locals and the village's natural beauty as it stands by the beach.

Once we arrive at the hotel, you can freshen up and take a bit of rest. We will provide a lunch box before we head out again. Our next stop will be at Waikelo Harbor, where you can take in the beautiful views of the sunset amidst the docking ships.

Day 3: Lapopu Waterfall – Praijing Village – Wairinding Hill Sunset

We will be continuing our journey towards East Sumba, and you will need to wake up early at 4 am. On the way, we will make a stop to visit Lapopu Waterfall for a beautiful sunrise view. To get there, we will take a short hike of around 15 minutes and cross a bamboo bridge. Once we arrive, you can sit and admire the water as it flows down the hill, and if you like, you can bring your swimming clothes to take a dip in the water in front of the waterfall and cool down after a long day of adventure.

Our next stop will be Praijing, a traditional village located uphill surrounded by lush greenery. This village offers a unique vantage point where you can get a beautiful overview of the entire village and see how it is conducted. Take some time to walk around the village, as you will find elders occupying most of the houses and kids always around to share their smiles. If you have some candies, you can share them with the children. Afterward, we will continue to your new hotel in East Sumba, where you can check-in and relax.

Later in the day, when the timing is perfect for sunset, we will head to Wairinding Hill. We will serve lunch at a local restaurant along the way.

Day 4: Watuparunu Beach Sunrise – Prailiu Village – Walakiri Beach Sunset

We have an early start today, and we will begin the day at 1 am with a trip to Watuparunu Beach to witness the sunrise. The journey from the accommodation to the beach will take around 3 hours. Upon arrival, you can prepare your camera and wait for the sunrise. After enjoying the beautiful view, we will head back to the hotel for breakfast and to freshen up

Around 1 pm, we will go for lunch at a local restaurant. Afterward, we will continue to Prailiu, a village in East Sumba that boasts a gallery full of Ikat and souvenirs made by the locals.

As the timing is ideal for sunset, we will depart for Walakiri Beach, where you can capture the perfect sunset picture among the dancing mangrove trees.

Day 5: East Sumba - Waingapu Airport (Transfer Out)

We will start the day early to catch the sunrise at Walakiri Beach with its beautiful dancing mangrove trees.
After that, we will head back to the hotel for breakfast and to prepare for departure. Depending on your flight schedule, the driver will escort you to the airport.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for joining us on this tour with Explore Sumba! We hope you have enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future

DO'S & DONT'S in Sumba ?

While visiting Sumba, you will notice many cultural differences, also in matters of behavior. Visitors who respect the local customs and traditions will find a heartwarming hospitality from their Indonesian hosts and get an unforgettable travel experience. It is therefore an advantage if you consider some basic cultural do’s and don’ts for Flores

Dress conservatively!
For female travelers, it is highly advisable to dress rather conservatively – a shirt covering the shoulders, and a lower body garment to the knees – especially when visiting villages and cultural objects. Unless you are on a dive boat or on one of Labuan Bajo’s beaches or islands frequently visited by tourists, you should wear more than just a bikini to swim. Best to bring a fast-drying t-shirt, a pair of board shorts and a sarong to change into if you plan to enjoy Flores’ remote waters. Please also consider that it is inappropriate for men and women to change clothes in the same place.

Smile a lot!
Probably the most important thing is smiling. Smile is an indicator for friendliness. visitors who do not reply the smiles or greetings will find it hard to get close to the local people.

Reduce the use of your left hand!
Use your right hand for bringing food to your mouth as well as to pass on and receive things. The left hand, being used to wash after going to the bathroom, is considered to be dirty. Try to avoid passing food, money, shaking hands or touching people with your left hand as it will be considered offensive. Avoid touching men, women or even children’s head as well as this is considered offensive.

Do I need any immunization or malaria medication ?

  • It’s recommended to get vaccinated for hepatitis A and B, typhoid, and rabies before traveling to Sumba Island.
  • Make sure to also bring any necessary prescription medications and a first aid kit.
    Mosquitos & Malaria

Malaria is a big problem in Indonesia, especial in the Eastern part: Nusa Tenggara, Flores, Maluku, and Papua. In the area of Lombok, Sulawesi, Bali and Java, Malaria also exists although not common.

Mosquitos that spread Malaria normally comes out during sunset time. It is important to take the pills to avoid Malaria before arriving in Indonesia, in case you are traveling to these areas, elsewhere bring along a good DEET mosquito repellent and apply generously during the trip.

Because Indonesia is in a tropical area there is a malaria risk. The only exceptions are Eastern and Western Java and Bali. All the other islands are certainly a malaria risk zone. If you are staying for just a few weeks we would definitely recommend using them, having the chance of ruining your lifetime trip by simply a few pills would not be worth it!

Main Destinations

Cultures and Tribes
Sumba Island is known for its unique culture and traditions, which are still preserved by the locals. The island is home to several ethnic groups, predominantly the Sumbans, who speak various Sumba languages such as Kambera, Momboru, Anakalang, Wanukaka, Wejewa, Lamboya, Kodi, and Loli. The island is also known for its traditional woven cloth called Hinggi, which is worn by the native Sumba men and depicts Sumba’s mythological creatures.

Nature & Beaches
Sumba Island is a popular tourist destination, known for its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and breathtaking landscapes. Some of the must-visit places on the island include Weekuri Lake, Tarimbang Beach, and the Waimarang Waterfall.