Welcome to Wae Rebo
A village visit involves a splendid but challenging 10km hike that takes four hours and winds past waterfalls and swimming holes, as well as spectacular views of the Savu Sea. Once you arrive in the village you will be treated to indigenous music and dance, and a demonstration of local weaving practices, then bed down in a mbaru tembong (traditional home). All this hospitality deserves a gift of at least 200,000Rp per person.
The next morning you can retrace your steps or choose to hike another six hours over a pass to another trailhead; arrange for pickup here in advance.
You can arrange for guides (400,000Rp) and porters (250,000Rp) at the local guesthouses. Be sure to start very early, to avoid the sweltering heat of midday. Bring water.