Sumba Island Tour

Sumba Island Tour

Sumba Island Tour


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Spend 5-days exploring the villages and beaches of Sumba Island

Take a dip in the crystal-clear waters of Weekuri Lake while enjoying spectacular sea views in the distance.

Head to the top of Lendongara Hill to catch one of the best sunsets available on the island of Sumba.

Visit an array of traditional villages where you’ll be welcomed by the locals and can observe their unique way of life.

Soak up endless views and sandy beach vibes as you play and stay on some of Sumba’s best beaches.

The 5-day Sumba Island Tour is a jam-packed adventure that will introduce you to the best of Sumba Island’s natural landscapes and culture in under a week. The adventure kicks off right away on day one as you set out to explore Weekuri Lake and unwind on the sandy shores of Mandorak Beach. Then it’s time to head to take in some of the most traditional villages on the island where you’ll come to know the local way of life and enjoy incredible traditional food.

Day 3 has you moving on to the western part of the island where you’ll visit more traditional villages and take in the magic of Lapopu Waterfall. Stay in breezy seaside hotels and enjoy some of the best views the island has to offer, right on your doorstep.

Discover the best balance of cultural sightseeing and beach-hangs on this adventure-filled 5-day tour on the majestic island of Sumba.

Sumba Island Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Explore Weekuri Lake and Mandorak Beach

Upon arrival at the airport of Tambolaka in Waitabula you’ll meet your guide and begin your journey on Sumba Island!

First up, you’ll head to the crystal clear waters of Weekuri Lake where you can relax a little following lunch and cool off with a refreshing dip. Then, set out to stroll around the rocks and reef and spot the ocean sparkling in the distance. Later, head to Mandorak Beach to soak up some more of the beauty here before heading to Lendongara Hill to catch a picture-perfect sunset.

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Hotel in Tambolaka
Lunch, dinner

Day 2 Beaches and Villages of Sumba Island

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning before setting out on today’s first adventure to visit the museum of Rumah Budaya Sumba—the island’s cultural center. Built-in the style of a traditional Sumbanese house, the surrounding grounds are dotted with Marapu stone carvings. Among other artifacts, the collection includes ikat, stone and wood carvings, traditional jewellery and a handful of everyday items you can find here.

Up next, you’ll head to the village of Ratenggaro in the Kodi area. Here you will see the traditional high rooftops houses which are all made traditionally by hand. This village is the only one of a few traditional villages left in the area, and while the village is just a compound of some houses, each house can accommodate up to 50 family members.

After soaking up village life in Ratenggaro, you’ll head to Watulandong and Bwanna Beach where you can see the beautiful view of both beaches from one point. Sink your toes into the warm white sand and enjoy some R&R accompanied by the salty sea breeze. The rest of the day you can enjoy at your leisure before heading back to your hotel in Tambolaka.

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Hotel in Tambolaka
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 Disover West Sumba

This morning following breakfast you’ll set out to explore West Sumba, with a stop in Waikelo Sawah along the way. Enjoy the beautiful views of the endless rice fields and take in the beauty of a unique water cave found here. The adventure continues as you head to the village of Praijing, a traditional village on a hill and surrounded by rich greenery. Stroll around the village and rub shoulders with the locals before continuing to the Lapopu Waterfall. A short hike across a bamboo bridge will allow you to see the cascading waterfall up close.

Later after lunch, you’ll head to Praigoli Village to see the Kajiwa Stone and Pasola Field. Not far from Praigoli village is the hilltop Waigali village. Enjoy incredible views from here and learn about the Andung Skull Tree before heading back to your hotel in West Sumba.

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Hotel in West Sumba
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 Adventures in the Anakalang District of Central Sumba

After breakfast, you’ll drive to the Anakalang district in Central Sumba to visit Pasunga Village. The village is well known for its traditional Sumbanese houses as well as its graves.

Following this visit, continue to "Bukit Wairinding", which means; the Hills of Wairinding, an area surrounded by endless greenery and rolling hills You will be looking at green and endless hills. Enjoy the views here before continuing to visit Prailliu Village, a unique village found in the center of the city of Waingapu. This village has the traditional Sumbanese houses and a gallery where you can find a lot of Ikat patterns and some souvenirs made by locals. Up next you’ll head to the top of Persaudaraan Hill where you’ll unlock incredible views across the whole island of Sumba. The last stop today will be at Walakiri beach where you can relax on the sandy shores and enjoy the sunset.

Overnight Location
Hotel in West Sumba
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 Departure

Enjoy your last breakfast in Sumba then check out and transfer to the airport to depart.

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Sumba Island Tour Price and Dates

This partially guided tour to Sumba Island is always run as a private tour for your group only and the prices depend on the size of your group. Please note that the prices might be higher during the Indonesian National Holidays. The prices below are per person sharing a double or a triple room and those and those willing to have a single room will have to pay a supplement.

Important note: there is a high-season surcharge of $150USD per person for departures in August.

  • Guided Solo Traveller: $1,650USD
  • Guided Groups of 2: $880USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 3-4: $795USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 5-6: $760USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 7+: on request
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    Accommodation on Sumba Island Tour

    The hotels on this tour are 3-star but you have an option to upgrade to more luxurious accommodations for an extra charge.

    In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

    Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
    Standard rooms are of double and triple occupancy and those willing to have a single room will have to pay a supplement (please enquire for the pricing).

    Mario Hotel in Tambolaka

    This laid-back beachfront B&B features an outdoor pool and superb restaurant.

    Padadita Hotel in West Sumba

    Stunning sea views and modern amenities make this beach hotel the perfect choice in West Sumba.

    Hotels on Standard Tour

    What’s Included in the Sumba Island Tour?


    4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 4 dinners are included.


    Accommodations for 4 nights are included.

    Transportation during the Tour

    Transportation for you and your luggage are included throughout the tour, including transfers to and from the airport. In some cases, the transfers are shared.

    Also Included

    • Local English-speaking guides
    • Taxes

    Not included

    • Visa fees
    • International flights and taxes
    • Personal expenses
    • Optional excursions

    Optional Extras

    • Extra nights at any point of the tour

    Frequenty Asked Questions about Sumba Island Tour

    How hard is the Sumba Island Tour?

    We rate this tour as a 2 / 5. There are no strenuous or technical activities involved, however, you should be ready to spend multiple hours on your feet exploring the Indonesian beautiful nature and cities.

    Do I need a visa to travel to Indonesia?

    Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

    What does partially-guided mean?

    Booking a partially-guided tour is a perfect choice for those who like to be in charge of some of their time while travelling, but also don’t want to be on their own during activities. In most cases, a partially-guided tour doesn’t have a tour leader assigned to a group, but some or most of the activities, such as hikes, city walks, or historic site visits, are led by different guides. Also, in most cases, booking a partially-guided tour is way cheaper than booking a fully-guided tour!

    Are meals included on the Sumba Island Tour?

    4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 4 dinners are included.

    When is the best time to travel to Indonesia?

    The best time to travel to Indonesia is from April or October when the weather is warm and pleasant. Indonesia can be travelled to all year long, however, it tends to be rainier from November to March.

    Do I need insurance?

    Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover (activity). Get your Travel Insurance.

    How do I get to Jakarta to start this tour?

    Fly into Tambolaka Airport which can be reached from Jakarta or other major airports in Indonesia.

    Is the Sumba Island Tour in English?

    Yes, the tour guide is English-speaking.

    Do I need special vaccines to travel to Indonesia?

    Check with your family doctor.

    Are there any travel restrictions for Indonesia?

    Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.


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