3. West Sumba Island: 4-Day Wild Trip from Bali
Day 1: Arrival at Tambolaka Airport, Sumba Island.
Arrive at Tambolaka airport and meet with your driver who will escort you to Mario Hotel and Cafe, located on beautiful Kita Beach. On the way to your hotel, you will be able to see the local life of the Sumbanese people and a lot of animals crossing your path. Once you arrived at Mario Hotel, you can relax after the flight, enjoy lunch and dinner, swim in the pool or the crystal-clear blue water of Kita beach, and soak up the sun on the white sand beach.
Day 2: Weekuri Lake and Mandorak Beach.
Wake up early and after breakfast get ready to explore one of the most beautiful sites of West Sumba. Angel’s Lake (Weekuri Lake) is a salt lake where the water comes out from the hole connected to the ocean. At Weekuri Lake, you can swim in or play with the water and go cliff jumping where the water is deep enough. Continue your journey to Mandorak Beach, which is a small white sandy beach a 5-minute drive from Weekuri Lake. Be amazed by the clear blue water and surrounding cliffs. There is a comfortable gazebo on top of the reef where you can relax and enjoy the view. Walk along the soft cream-colored beach sand and admire the clarity of the water.
Day 3 (Option 1): Bawana Beach and Ratenggaro Village.
Wake up early and after breakfast be prepared for a full day guided tour. First, go to the traditional Sumbanese village of Ratenggaro. See how the Sumbanese live in the traditional local houses here, which are unique compared to the traditional houses in Indonesia. Ratenggaro comes from the word “Rate” which means grave and “Garo” which means Garo people. Ratenggaro has a Garo tomb and around the village, there are 304 old stone tombs. Next, head to Bawana Beach. The drive is along a bumpy sandy dusty road with wonderful surrounding views. Once you have arrived, walk down the rocky slippery path for 5 minutes to the smooth sandy beach with the iconic large hollow arc. Spend time enjoying the picturesque views from Bawana Beach. Return to the car and head to Tanjung Mareha, a tiny sliver of land that juts out into the ocean. Here, you will watch the sunset from one of the most stunning locations on this island.
Day 3 (Option 2): Waikabubak.
Go on a full day guided tour to Waikelo Sawah, Bokota Katura Waterfall, Waikabubak City, and the Megalithic Village of Prai Ijing. After the tour, you will stay overnight in another beautiful beachfront hotel, the Rua Beach Resort Sumba. Have dinner here and enjoy the silence of this hidden paradise.
Day 4: Departure to Bali.
Wake up early in the morning and after breakfast prepare to catch your flight back to Bali. A private transfer from the hotel to Tambolaka Airport will be arranged for you.