Welcome to Waingapu

Waingapu also has some ikat stores and workshops, but traders lugging bundles of textiles and carvings hang around hotels touting for rupiah. It's a mostly walkable place, and you'll spot grazing buffalo and horses as you explore. Since becoming an administrative centre after the Dutch military ‘pacified’ the island in 1906, Waingapu remains Sumba’s main trading post for textiles, prized Sumbanese horses, dyewoods and lumber.

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4D3N Tour: Best of Sumba Island

Day 1: Tambolaka Pick up at Tambolaka Airport at 13:00. Proceed to Kampung Adat Ratenggaro. This is an Indonesian tradition style village, you can experience and see how people make cloth from the scratch. Transfer to Mbawana Beach. This is a beautiful beach with cliffs, holed and ‘whole’. Besides that, locals from nearby villages passed by carrying their catch of the day; fishes, octopus, and turtles, all for daily consumption. Some you can see fishing on the rocks. Head to Tanjung Mareha, a great place to enjoy the beauty of sunset. Return to hotel at Tambolaka and rest. Day 2: Waingapu  Enjoy breakfast and start the trip at 6:30. Head to Pantai Mandorak. You can see deep blue ocean to the horizon beyond the coral reef. Transfer to Danau Weekuri, a crystal clear salt water lake and a must-go place to swim. Proceed to Kampung Adat Praijing. Here is another local village, you can experience the culture here. Then we go to Lapopu Waterfall, a must see when visiting Sumba. Don’t forget to take nice photos and share with friends. Continue to enjoy the sunset at Wairinding. Return to hotel at Waingapu and rest. Day 3: Waingapu  Enjoy breakfast and start the trip at 8:00. Proceed to Puru Kambera with beach, ocean, savana and the empty road. Great place to take nice photos. Tanggedu Waterfall. The location is hidden in the middle of the barren hills and savanna in East Sumba. You can take trekking here. Walakiri Beach. The sunset here is truly a gem for photographers or Instagramers. Stay at Hotel at Waingapu and rest. Day 4: Waingapu Airport Enjoy breakfast and start the trip at 5:00. Head to Waimarang Waterfall/Tanarara Hill(optional) Drop off at Waingapu Airport. Our tour ends here. *Exact timings and sequence are subject to change depending on the conditions of the day. In this package, you will explore all famous attractions in Sumba Island along our experienced guides.