Sumba is an island in eastern Indonesia. It is one of the Lesser Sunda Islands and is in the province of East Nusa Tenggara with area of 11,059.6 square kilometres.
To the northwest of Sumba is Sumbawa, to the northeast, across the Sumba Strait (Selat Sumba), is Flores, to the east, across the Savu Sea, is Timor, and to the south, across part of the Indian Ocean, is Australia.
Historically, this island exported sandalwood and was known as Sandalwood Island or Sandel Island. Sandalwood is a class of woods from trees in the genus Santalum. The woods are heavy, yellow, and fine-grained, and unlike many other aromatic woods, they retain their fragrance for decades. Sandalwood oil is extracted from the woods for use.
Sumba is one of the few places in the world where megalithic burials are used as a 'living tradition' to inter prominent individuals when they die. Burial in megaliths is a practice that was used in many parts of the world during the Neolithic and Bronze Ages.Furthermore, Sumba is also place where let you to see the beautiful scenery of Sumba traditional village or traditional house.
Another long-lasting tradition is the sometimes lethal game of PASOLA
. Pasola is a mounted spear-fighting competition from western Sumba, Indonesia. It is played by throwing wooden spears at the opponent while riding a horse to celebrate the rice-planting season.
The island and the very small islands administered with it are split into 4 regencies:
1. West Sumba : Waikabubak
2. East Sumba : Waingapu
3. Central Sumba : Waibakul
4. Southwest Sumba : Tambolaka
There is many traditional village in West Sumba or people called also as Sumba traditional house. They are:
1. Bodo Maroto
Tarung is home to the ritual of Wula Podhu, a several-week period of austere rites and rituals in November that ends with a day of offerings, song and dance.
This regency is well known as the place for PASOLA FESTIVAL every year in Sumba.
Beside the Sumba traditional villages, you may find a beautiful scenery from the beaches and waterfall:
1. Lapopu Waterfall
2. Kerewe Beach
3. Marosi Beach
4. Watubella Beach
Surely you could get all those destinations by taking a special Sumba tour package that we offered.
There is many unique destination may found in East Sumba. There will be a beach, sabana & savanna, and waterfalls. Experience the following destinations with a Sumba tour package:
1. Tarung Village
2. Rende Village
3. Puru Kambera Savanna
4. Warinding Sabana
5. Persaudaraan Hills
6. Tanggedu Waterfall
7. Walakiri Beach
8. Tarimbang Beach
In this area, you may find a salty lake called Weekuri Lake. You may swim into this lake. Others destinations are:
1. Bwana Beach
2. Mandorak Beach
3. Rattenggaro Beach
4. Mareha Bay
5. Lendongara Hill
In case you still wonder to enjoy more traditional sensation, we have tour package to West Sumatra
. Not only it serves several traditional destinations but also gives you beautiful natural destinations. Check this package and reserved it immediately.
DISTANCE from JAKARTA
4 hours 45 minutes
(with connecting flight from Bali)
JAKARTA to DENPASAR
at your choice.
Please reserve your flight from Jakarta to Denpasar according to your choice of your flight to Waikabubak. See above FLIGHT RECOMMENDATION.
DENPASAR to WAIKABUBAK
WINGS AIR 10.20 - 11.45
GARUDA INDONESIA 12.50 - 14.00
NAM AIR 15.00 - 15.50
WAIKABUBAK to DENPASAR
WINGS AIR 12.05 - 13.25
GARUDA INDONESIA 10.50 - 12.00
NAM AIR 08.30 - 09.20
DENPASAR to JAKARTA
at your choice
*)All pictures taken by exploresumba