Waerebo traditional village (1,100m above sea level) located in the secluded area of Manggarai is a cultural heritage of Flores. The 8-9 hour car journey from Labuan Bajo plus 3 hours on foot makes this village more unique and interesting to visit for tourists. The Waerebo people preserve and at the same time live in typical Manggarai cone-shaped houses, called Mbaru Niang. The architecture of Niang’s house is a typical Manggarai ethnic architecture that you cannot find in any hemisphere, except in the Manggarai region, Flores; and the Waerebo traditional village is the only native village that preserves its architecture and customs. Waerebo is also one of the best coffee producers in Flores; so the aroma of coffee will greet you anywhere. The seven houses that have been reconstructed have also received the UNESCO Asia Pacific Award for Cultural Heritage. The Waerebo people also carry out traditional ceremonies, including the traditional Penti ceremony which marks the beginning of the growing season and the new year for the Waerebo community. This is a rare opportunity to observe a variety of arts and processions that are not often done, such as chants, dances, and sacred songs that are only performed during this ceremony.
Theme : trekking, craft and wisdom
Main Activity : Coffee plantations are the main livelihood in Waerebo with Arabica, Robusta, Colombian and Luwak coffee variants. This tour will provide not only a unique experience but also provide knowledge and open your eyes to the life of coffee farmers. In this tour, you will learn the process of processing coffee by following the farmers from picking coffee beans in the garden, processing in the village, to preparing to drink a cup of coffee. If you arrive at harvest time (in Waerebo, the normal harvest time is June to October), then you can take part in other activities such as peeling the skin. Undoubtedly, your view of a cup of coffee in front of you will change after taking this tour.
Duration: 3 hours
Contact : 08111114995
Theme : Village, Craft and Wisdom
Main Activity : We offer you to experience staying overnight in Niang or Waerebo traditional house, which is part of the TANIPA Homestay network where tourists can stay with friendly service and clean facilities. This tour offers experiences to observe and live the lives of people in Waerebo, including walking to gardens and waterfalls, learning how the coffee is being processed, seeing Waerebo women weaving under traditional houses, and listening to traditional leaders’ stories about Waerebo culture including home architecture and customs. Find beautiful places to take photos and enjoy the warmth and hospitality of the local people. We also offer a sensation of the experience of staying overnight in a traditional Waerebo home.
Duration: 3-4 hours
Contact : 08111114995