About this Expedition
Situated 1100 meters above sea level, the Duyak village of Wae Rebo is surrounded by panoramic views of the mountains and rainforest.
This UNESCO heritage village represents one of the last Mbaru Niang traditional houses and a community focused on cooperation and sustainability.
Live among the people of this village, cut off from technology and the world.
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Village of Wae Rebo
Live In Isolation
A small and remote village located 1100 meters above sea level, the Wae Rebo village breaks you away from the modern world with no cellular network, and electricity from 10 am to 6 pm.
Hike 1000 meters in Altitude
Ascend 1000 meters over 7 kilometers to reach the Manggarai village of Wae Rebo.
Village of Wae Rebo
On the way to Denge village, stop at several scenic villages to witness local life and take in the panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Trek 7 kilometers and ascend 1000 meters to reach the remarkable Manggarai village of Wae Rebo, where you will undergo an official welcoming ceremony.
Live Like A Local
Eat simply with the local villagers, sleeping in one of their famed bamboo, wood, and grass homes.
D1: Arrival Labuan Bajo – Todo – Dintor
Begin your trip with the first flight of the day to KomodoAirport in Labuan Bajo on the island of Flores in East Nusa Tenggara province. Meet and greet at the airport then a chauffeured vehicle with guide escort takes you towards the heart of the Manggarai region. During the journey, stop at the villages of Lembor, Todo, and Dintorto witness the local life and to admire the panoramic views of the surrounding area (lunch en route in a local restaurant). Arrive at the lodge, check-in and unwind from the long drive. Overnight at Wae Rebo Lodge
D2: Dintor – Trekking to Wae Rebo
After light breakfast, get ready for approximately 4-hour trek to the remarkable Manggarai village of Wae Rebo; the last authentic traditional Manggarai village located about 1,100 meters above sea level, some 108 kilometers from Labuan Bajo nestled in the middle of panoramic mountains and the dense Todo forest that is rich with vegetation. A challenging seven kilometers trek uphill for adventurous and physically fit, the path can get quite slippery after the rain. Be sure to stay hydrated and keep your sunscreen as well as rain poncho handy. During the trek, you’ll be rewarded with amazing views of the sea below and perfectly triangular Mount Inerie, as well as diverse jungle foliage and frequent sightings of tropical butterflies, birds, and monkeys.
Keep in mind not to take any photos as you approach the village as a gesture of politeness, all visitors need to undergo a welcoming ceremony at the main drum house to placate the spirits before they can start snapping away. The structures of the Mbaru Niang, seven cone-shaped traditional houses built from bamboo, wood, and grass are recognized by UNESCO as a form of a living testament to Flores’ history. Immerse yourself in the daily lives of villagers in the village that was built some 100 years ago and discover the specific purpose of the five levels of housing. Later in the afternoon, a short trek takes you to a waterfall. Marvel at the amazing natural beauty then returns to the village for simple dinner provided. Sleeping mattresses provided for your stay. Overnight at the local village house.
D3: Wae Rebo – Labuan Bajo - Jakarta
Enjoy breakfast at the village, then it is time to say goodbye. Start trekking downhill and continue straight back to Labuan Bajo to catch our flight back home.