Tado is known for its historic tales of Manggarain village led by a local leader called tua golo. The landscape is dominated by hills and fields. Its dry and hot climate helps to produce candle nut, cashew nut, and teak wood. Tado women are well known for their skill in weaving pandanus leaf into beautiful craft such as bags, hat, and rugs. Tado is also known for various herbal plants which are often used by locals as medicine. Many ethno botany researchers had come to examine Tado’s unique herbal treasure.
Not many people knows that the nearest lingko from Labuan Bajo is located only 1,5 hour drive away. In Tado, you can also see a lingko, a unique landscape of rice field whose sub division resembles a spider web. Only to be found in Flores, this shape comes from a philosophical land sub division which ensures all families have sufficient food. Overview from above, it gives you a stunning and mesmerizing green landscape.
Theme : trekking, dance
Main Activity :
trekking and watch caci dance performance
The trip begins from Kumbek (143 meter above sea level) in the morning at 08.00 by climbing Golo Wesa Hill. Trek through a secondary forest, your guide will show you various wild plants commonly used for medicine. After 45 mins walk, the peak (373 meter asl) and beautiful view of Lingko (Manggaraian spider web rice field) is visible. Learn more about lingko from your local guide while you rest your feet. Proceed to Pusut (210m asl) to enjoy Caci dance performance.
Duration: 3 - 4 hours
Theme : Craft and Wisdom
Main Activity :
village tour to view and learn to make local craft and herbal medicine
Visit local garden or house, view their daily activities (depending on the season), and learn how to do it yourself such as processing cashew nut, cracking of candle nut, making of traditional lamp from candle nut, making herbal medicine, handy craft or pottery making, weaving of ikat texile or edible insect hunting. The day will end without you noticing for too busy learning all these enchanted craftsmanship.
Duration: 2 Hours
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