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Explore Wae Rebo

Private Tour

Starting from $729 pp

Overview

Wae Rebo

If you are looking for an active and relaxing balance in your getaway there is nothing better than a trip to Flores and in particular Wae Rebo. Flores is one of the most stunning of the Indonesian Islands with a more rustic and rawer feel to it. The people are very diverse (at least 6 language are spoken only in this island) but they all have in common their laid-back attitude.

The highlight of this break is the trek up to Wae Rebo, an old Manggarainan village. However, the journey and overnight in Denge is also an adventure in itself. The day ending with dinner being served on your homestay porch overlooking rice fields, the sea and the stunning Mules Island in the distance. The next day’s trek to Wae Rebo takes you through the forest and up into the clouds. Once you arrive you announce yourself by sounding the bamboo clacker before being welcomed by the village chief and sitting down to lunch. You can then immerse yourself in local life with the staying overnight in a ‘Mbaru Niang’, a traditional circular coned shaped house.

ITINERARY DETAILS

Day 1: Arrive in Labuan Bajo

On arrival in Labuan Bajo you will be met by an Asia for Expats representative and transferred to your hotel. In the late afternoon you will enjoy an introduction to this beautiful island by enjoying sunset from the ‘Paradise Sunset Bar’ where you get an amazing panoramic view of the port and the setting sun over the sea.

Day 2: Labauan Bajo to Denge

Today you undertake a drive to the seaside dwelling of Denge. The journey will take you through huge plains of rice fields that and mountains before having lunch and witnessing the landscape change. We’ll follow the coastal road all the way to your home stay in Denge.

*(B, D)

Day 3: Denge to Wae Rebo

Trekking and staying in the village of Wae Rebo are absolute musts. The village receives about 3000 visitors per year 60% of them being domestic Indonesians. The walk to the village is challenging for some but the 9 km of beautiful scenery at your own pace are worth it. Once here you can interact with the local villages, enjoy lunch,  dinner and sleep in the most authentic home stay.

 *(B, L, D)

Day 4: Wae Rebo to Depart Labauan Bajo

Today you start by descending down the mountain retracing your steps to the bottom. From here you will then go back to your homestay to enjoy lunch before driving back to Labauan Bajo.

*(B,L)

Activities
Tips and Ideas

Top Expat Tips

  • Enjoy Sunset from the Paradise Sunset Bar (Get there early for the best vantage point)
  • Make sure you have dinner at the local fish market, there’s nothing fresher.

Challenges:

  • Ask the locals (with the help of your guide) to show you their farms and homes; they are usually happy to do it and chat about their lives.
  • Hire some diving gear in Labuan Bajo and enjoy some of the best spots for diving in the world

For Families:

  • Stay a day longer and take a day trip out to the surrounding islands offering some incredible snorkelling.
Information

Tour Includes:

  • Land transportation within Indonesia by private vehicles.
  • English speaking guide
  • Accommodation listed
  • Breakfasts each morning on the tour
  • Excursions as mentioned
  • All admission fees at activities mentioned in the itinerary, temples and attractions.
  • All taxes

Tour Excludes:

  • Flights to/from Asia. (Our team can help you arrange flights if requested)
  • International airport departure taxes
  • Visa fees
  • Meals, unless otherwise mentioned
  • Beverages and personal expenses
  • Other excursions and entrance fees
  • Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation and evacuation in the event of accident of illness).
  • All other services not listed in “Tour Includes”.

Flights

We will arrange all flights and transportation within the country as mentioned in the itinerary. Our team can arrange bonded ATOL flights to/from Asia upon request. Please complete the enquiry form with the necessary information to issue a quote for your international flights.

Visa

A visa is required to enter Indonesia. Our team will happily advise you on visa requirements.

Passport

Please ensure your passport has a validity of at least six months beyond stay. Also at least one blank page for each of the countries you are visiting and 4 passport-size photos are needed.

Insurance

Please make sure you have comprehensive travel insurance adequate for your holidays and the activities you want to undertake. Your insurance must cover medical costs related to hospitalisation, repatriation and emergency travel.

Vaccinations

Please consult your doctor, clinic or your national Department of Health for recommended vaccinations and medication when travelling to Southeast Asia. It is important to arrange the necessary appointments well in advance of your trip.

Currency

US Dollars (USD) are accepted in some places in Indonesia. You can exchange US Dollars for the local currency Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) once you arrive. For currency conversion please click here.

How to Book

Only once you are fully happy with your tailor-made itinerary you will receive an invoice. In order to secure availability for your booking, tour, activities and accommodation we require a 20% deposit.

Responsible Travel

Asia for Expats is committed to promote tourism that creates better places to live in and better places to visit. As expatriates living in Asia we care about the people and regions where we travel. Please read our Responsible Travel section to find more.

Please note: 

Our prices are correct at the time of publishing. They are subject to changes and can only be confirmed after receiving an enquiry.

 

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