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The 2 Days Wae Rebo tour package, visit the authentic Managgarai traditional houses. The Wae Rebo tour will combine visiting Denge and Spider Rice fields at Cara Village. Wae Rebo village is about a 6 to 7-hour drive from Labuan Bajo.
Wae Rebo Village is a UNESCO Heritage Site. It is one of the villages in Manggarai that keeps its original design of houses. There are some traditional houses found in some villages in Manggarai, but most of them have changed into a semi-modern style.
The things you will experience in visiting the village are the way people live in this village. On the other hand, you will also find out the story of the traditional houses and their formation. The houses consist of 7 houses and the main meeting house is called Mbaru Gendang.
The tour starts from Labuan Bajo and departs early in the morning from your hotel. Here are the details of your Waer Rebo tour package:
The hotel picks up in Labuan Bajo at 06.00 am, and after that drives directly to Denge village. Denge village is the place where you will get out of the car and start trekking to Wae Rebo. The village also offers a beautiful rice field, surrounded by the rain forest.
Arrival at Denge village, you will start trekking to Wae Rebo village. Hiking through the rain forest with a rocky road to the village and enjoying the birds singing.
Arrival at Wae Rebo village, you will need to do Pau Lu’u. Pau Lu’u is part of the Manggarai tribe tradition before you enter a village. It aims to give honor to the dead people in the village or their ancestors. You will need to give small coins at the much you want.
After that welcome ceremony, you will be redirected to one of the traditional houses. Having dinner and sleeping on the shared bed with other participants in a traditional house.
Wake up early in the morning, a foggy morning welcoming you, having sunrise, taking a picture. And then try to taste the original handmade coffee, a traditional coffee of Wae Rebo. After breakfast, you are preparing to leave Wae Rebo village.
Depart from Wae Rebo at 08.00 am, and trek through the rainforest to Denge village. Get in the car and continue to Cara Village. You will drive through Ruteng, the capital city of the Central Manggarai district, West Flores.
Arrive at Cara village, and watch the Spider Rice Field, commonly called Sawa Lingko. Take a picture and enjoy the beautiful Sawa Lingko formation. There is another word to call regarding the Sawa Lingko Lodok.
The Lodok means the center where they start to separate the rice fields. The separation is using two fingers size, the middle finger, and the pointer finger. The size is coming from two fingers and continuously gets large to the end. That will shape like a spider.
After Cara Village, you will continue to Labuan Bajo. You will drive through Lembor, the largest rice field in Manggarai. Stop for a couple of minutes for pictures. And then continue to Labuan Bajo, transfer to your hotel and the tour is the end.