Jerebu’u valley is located about 20km (30 minute drive) south of Bajawa (the capital city of Ngada district). It is home to many traditional villages of Ngadha, such as Bena, Tololela, Gurusina, Nage, and many others. They are very special as they are surrounded by the majestic vista of the Inerie Mountain (2.245 m). Visitors will be enchanted by the exotic and neatly-ordered landscape of the villages, with terraces going up towards the middle section of the village where megalithic stone structures are arranged before the houses. This magical charm always makes visitors feel as if they are returning to the megalithic era. The Ngadha people also have interesting everyday activities such as weaving and colouring threads using natural dyes. It is also interesting to watch them process their crops such as coffee, candlenut and cinnamon. The pounding rhythm of traditional drum, soft swirl of bamboo flute, and the thundering sound of bombardoom (a traditional music instrument) color the daily village life at Jerebu’u; together with traditional songs and dances.
Theme : Music, Craft, Village
Main Activity :
explore traditional villages, ikat textile weaving, and interact with locals
Start in the morning from Bajawa to Tololela by car (30mins) and on foot (40mins). A spectacular view of Jerebu’u valley will welcome you, before entering bamboo forest and candle nut plantation thus proceeding to the village. Spend time to explore the two-tiered village especially the beautiful architecture of their houses. Local women weave ikat textile (tenun) in front of their houses or drying local crops (i.e. candle nut, clove, cinnamon, and coffee beans) are daily life of Ngada village. People of Jerebu’u is friendly and always full of smile, do mingle with them and make friends! Afterwards, continue to Gurusina where lunch with local cuisine will be provided. The trip will be continued to Bena with layered of traditional houses and gigantic megalith structures.
Duration: 7 hours
Contact : 0987234243