Sumba is one of the provinces located in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. This island is known for its cultural richness and natural beauty. Sumba is inhabited by the Sumba people who have unique and diverse traditions, deeply rooted in their ancestral customs. In Sumba, you can still witness traditional houses, cultural ceremonies, and wedding customs, such as the Marapu wedding tradition and the Pasola dance. The Marapu wedding involves exchanging a daughter for a male relative, while the Pasola is a traditional dance performed with swords.
Sumba Island also boasts incredible natural beauty, including beautiful beaches, stunning green hills, lakes, waterfalls, and much more. Have you ever watched the children’s cartoon “Teletubbies”? The hills in Sumba bear a striking resemblance to the hill homes in that animated series. Furthermore, the breathtaking cliff-lined beaches in Sumba will transport you to a fantasy world. The captivating blend of nature and Sumba’s culture is a magnet for tourists visiting the island.
Sumba Island is also a suitable destination for those who appreciate art and craftsmanship. Here, you can find various traditional crafts such as Ikat textiles and wood carvings. You can also purchase unique Sumba handicrafts as souvenirs or mementos from the island. If you’re seeking a beautiful, culturally rich, and unspoiled vacation spot, Sumba Island is the right place.
There are numerous tourist destinations on Sumba Island that will make your stay enjoyable. Here are some favorite places to visit in Sumba:
Waikabubak Beach: Known for its beautiful white sand and clear blue waters, this is one of the most stunning beaches on Sumba Island.
Mandorak Beach: Located in the Tambolaka district, it is known for its beautiful natural scenery and is a great spot for swimming and sunbathing.
Prailiu Traditional Village: Located in the Tambolaka district, it offers a deeper insight into Sumba’s culture and showcases Sumba’s unique handicrafts.
Waingapu City: The capital of East Sumba district and an interesting place for shopping for Sumba’s local products.
Ratenggaro Village: Located in East Sumba district, it is known as one of the traditional villages that strongly adhere to Sumba’s customs and culture.
Sumba National Park: A beautiful place to explore and enjoy the lush tropical rainforest of Sumba.
Golo Kode Hill: A fascinating place to visit on Sumba Island, offering stunning panoramic views from its heights.
Ratenggaro Megalithic Temple: An intriguing archaeological site on Sumba Island featuring unique megalithic temple architecture.
Make sure to prepare adequately before traveling to Sumba Island and always follow local guidelines and regulations. Also, remember to maintain cleanliness and safety at the tourist destinations you visit. Sumba’s main gateway for tourists is Tambolaka Airport, located in the Tambolaka district.
17Tour Agency has designed Sumba vacation packages for those who wish to experience the beauty of Sumba Island. Choose a Sumba tour package that suits your holiday schedule.
Please note that this is a translated itinerary, and the actual schedule may be subject to changes or variations based on local conditions and arrangements made by the tour provider. Enjoy your exploration of Sumba!
Day 1: Southwest Sumba (L/D)
Day 2: Southwest Sumba (B/L/D)
Day 3: West Sumba – East Sumba (B/L/D)
Day 4: East Sumba (B)
Please note that this is a translated itinerary, and the actual schedule may be subject to changes or variations based on local conditions and arrangements made by the tour provider. Enjoy your journey through Sumba!
Day 1: Southwest Sumba
Please arrange your arrival at Tambaloka Airport no later than 10:00 AM to ensure that you can participate in all the scheduled tour activities. If your arrival is later than 10:00 AM, there is a possibility that you may miss one of the planned destinations.
Day 2: Southwest Sumba – West Sumba
On the second day, we will embark on a full-day journey to explore the beauty of beaches, waterfalls, and other traditional houses in West Sumba. Here are the tourist destinations we will visit:
Day 3: Southwest Sumba
On the last day, we will pick you up early to witness the sunrise at Lendongara Hill. We will tailor today’s tour to your flight schedule. If possible, we can still visit the Sumba Culture Museum and House, do some souvenir shopping, and then transfer you to the airport. The trip concludes.
Please note that this is a translated itinerary, and the actual schedule may be subject to changes or variations based on local conditions and arrangements made by the tour provider. Enjoy your journey in Sumba!