Wae Rebo is an isolated and unspoilt Manggaraian highland village situated 1100m above sea level in the crater of an ancient volcano. The village can only be reached via a 3-4 hours uphill trek from the lowlands. The village centers around seven unique cone-shaped traditional houses called Mbaru Niang which are built entirely with nature material like grass and wood. Each Mbaru Niang is a communal house consisting of five levels; the first level is the families’ living quarters, the second level is for storage of food and goods, the third is for storage of seeds, the fourth is for storage of food reserve in case of drought and the fifth is for the purpose of ancestor worshipping. A central wooden beam and strong rattan fibers hold the whole construction together without the use of any nail. Visitors are welcome to spend the night in the Mbaru Niang, and to socialize and dine with the Wae Rebo community.
Singapore / Bali – Labuan Bajo – Denge
Upon arrival at Labuan Bajo, you will be picked up by our friendly guide to Denge Village (approx. 5-6 hrs. drive). Along the way, you will stop by the hilltop village of Melo which offers a bird-eye view of Labuan Bajo Bay and the islands of the Komodo National Park. If time permits, you can also visit the intricate spider web rice fields at Cancar probably one of its kind in the whole world.
Overnight: Homestay in Denge
Denge – Wae Rebo
The 8km uphill hike from Denge to Wae Rebo takes about 3-4 hrs. to complete. There are three rest points along the way; Wae Lomba – a scenic creek about 45 min hike from Denge, Pocoroko – another hour hike away and the last place before Wae Rebo with mobile signal coverage and Nampe Bakok – a lookout point located at the crater rim which offers spectacular views of the sea below and the aloft Gunung Inerie afar. Along the way, you will encounter friendly local carrying coffee beans down to sell at the market. Spend your afternoon, exploring the village and surrounding fields, interacting with the locals or playing soccer with the kids. In the evening, you will join the families for a simple communal dinner.
Overnight: Homestay in Mbaru Niang
Wae Rebo – Denge – Labuan Bajo
Wake up early in the morning to enjoy an enchanting sunrise over the cloud forest. After breakfast, you will hike downhill towards Denge where you will be picked up by private transport back to Labuan Bajo.
All land transfers including airport transfers
Homestays in Denge and Mbaru Niang
All homestay breakfasts
- Dinner for Day 02
Local English speaking guide
All entrance fees to places of interest
- Return international air ticket*
- Travel insurance*
- All meals not indicated
- Tips for guide
- All expenses of a personal nature
*International fights can AIG Travel Guard Insurance can be arranged on your behalf.
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