27 Jan 2020 - 3 min read
The Magical Island, that’s what people call it. With its rich ancient culture and stunning landscapes, a trip to Sumba is one that will give you a new traveling experience.
Start your journey with our brief guide below; to experience the beauty of its savannah and wild horses, get hands-on with the region’s famous ikat fabric, and enjoy the silhouette of mangrove trees against the backdrop of the island’s majestic sunset.
Location: ± 40km from Waingapu, East Sumba.
Experience: Trekking while enjoying views of its seemingly endless hills.
Tips: Make sure you put on some sunscreen to avoid sunburn.
Location: ± 65km from Waingapu, East Sumba.
Experience: Trekking and witnessing wild horses in their natural habitat.
Tips: Maintain a good distance from the horses to avoid scaring them off.
Location: ± 40km from Waikabubak, West Sumba.
Experience: Watching the sunset.
Tips: Choose a spot close to the mangrove trees and enjoy the artistic silhouette that the sun projects.
Location: ± 3km from Waikabubak, West Sumba.
Experience: Hunting for Sumba souvenirs.
Tips: Use wipes to check the authenticity of a tenun ikat. Colors of genuine ikat fabric will not transfer when coming in contact with wipes.
Location: ± 65km from Waikabubak, West Sumba.
Experience: Learn more about Sumba’s culture.
Tips: Don’t miss Ratenggaro Beach located next to the village.
Location: ± 21km from Waikabubak, West Sumba
Tips: Ask a local (driver, tour guide) to help you get to the waterfall so you won’t get lost.
First, fly to Bali or Kupang, then continue to Tambolaka Airport in Southwest Sumba or Umbu Mehang Kunda Airport, Waingapu, East Sumba.
From western Indonesia, take the bus to the port of Sape, Bima, West Nusa Tenggara. Then continue with a ferry from Sape Harbor to Waikelo Port in Southwest Sumba.
The best way to get around is to rent a car. Rental cost starts from Rp700.000/day, including driver and gasoline. For other alternatives, you can use an ojek, can be easily found anywhere on the streets or around the market.
Jalan Ikan Hiu , Kota Waingapu, Sumba Timur, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia, 11128
Jalan Airlangga Padadita Waingapu,Sumba Timur , Kota Waingapu, Sumba Timur, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia, 87113
Jalan Tambolaka - Waitabula, Kaleno Wano, Tambolaka, Tambolaka, Sumba Barat, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia, 87255