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Wae Rebo Village Trekking

wae rebo village trekking

Wae Rebo is a village in Flores that still maintain a traditional cone-shaped house while preserving its traditional heritage. Wae Rebo Village Trekking is a journey to discover the unique circular cone-shaped housing called Mbaru Niang at Waerebo Village in district Manggarai on Flores island, East nusa Tenggara to experience the daily lives in an authentic Manggaraian village nestled in an isolated mountain scenery.


Day 01:  Arrival Labuan Bajo – Trekking to Wae Rebo (-/L/D)

Begin your trip with the first flight of the day to Komodo Airport 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 to witness the local life and to admire the panoramic views of the surrounding area (lunch en route in a local restaurant). Arrive at Dintor and get ready for approximately 3-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 kilometres from labuan Bajo nestled in the middle of panoramic mountains and the dense Todo forest that is rich with vegetation. To get to Wae Rebo Village, a challenging 7 kilometres trek uphill for adventurous and physically fit, the path can get quite slippery after the rain. 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.

Do not take any photos as you approach the village Wae Rebo 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 living testament to Flores’ history. Immerse yourself in the daily lives of villagers in Wae Rebo Village that was built some 100 years ago and discover the specific purpose of the five levels housing. Marvel at the amazing natural beauty of surrounding the village and then return to the Wae Rebo village for simple dinner provided. Sleeping mattresses provided for your stay. Overnight at the local village house in Wae Rebo

Day 02: Wae Rebo – Labuan Bajo (B/L/-)             

Enjoy breakfast at the village Wae Rebo, then it is time to say goodbye. Start trekking downhill and take a short stop to visit a pristine beach. Rest and relax at the beach, lunch is provided. Afterwards, continue your journey back to Labuan Bajo on a chauffeured vehicle. Check-in at a hotel and the remainder of the evening is free at your own leisure with dinner provided. Overnight at a hotel in Labuan Bajo

Day 03: Departure Labuan Bajo (B)   

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and check out afterwards. You will be picked up at the hotel lobby at the designated time depending on your flight schedule. Proceed directly to Komodo Airport for your onward journey with wonderful memories of your visit.

This ‘Waerebo Village Trekking’ includes:

        • 1-night standard accomodation (Homestay) in Dintor village
        • 1-night basic accomodation in Wae Rebo village
        • 1-night superior accomodation at Bintang Flores or other similar
        • Meals mentioned in the itinerary as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
        • Return airport transfer based on private basis in a chauffeured, fully air-conditioned vehicle
        • Professional and licensed English-speaking guide
        • Applicable entrance fees and donations

 This ‘Waerebo Village Trekking’ does NOT include:

        • Visa fee / arrangements if applicable
        • Any domestic or international flights
        • Any beverages (juice, soft drinks or any alcoholic beverages)
        • Personal expenses such as travel insurance, laundry, telephone call, room service, mini bar, etc
        • Gratuities/ tipping for driver and/or guide and hotel porterage
        • Applicable High Season and Peak season surcharge
        • Any additional excursion/optional tours/activities that are not mentioned in the itinerary

 Good to know

        • Suitable for FITs with minimum of 2 persons (price will be adjusted for small group or a group of 10 persons)
        • Private basis only (no seat in coach available)
        • Operated daily, with 48 hours advanced reservation required (subject to room availability)
        • The trekking to Wae Rebo is NOT recommended for children, a reasonable fitness condition is required to enjoy this tour as the trail is steep and can be a bit hard to follow
        • The accommodation in the areas of this itinerary are really basic, a spirit of adventure is needed
        • The food provided in the rural areas of Flores is local and the choice might at times be limited
Flores Komodo, Indonesia
3 Days

Waerebo Village Trekking

Waerebo Village Trekking is a journey to discover the unique circular cone-shaped housing called Mbaru Niang at Waerebo Village and to experience the daily lives in an authentic Manggaraian village nestled in an isolated mountain scenery.

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