4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS SUMBA PASOLA


BOOKING CODE: MHSUMB01


                  Pasola is a thanksgiving ceremony to the ancestral spirits of the people from West Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara.
More than 50 men ride horses which are divided into two groups: from upper and lower villages. Before they start, the Rato (traditional priest leader) prays in between of two groups and throws a spear to start the game. Immediately the horse riders race their horse and throw their spears toward the opponent over and over as a blood sacrifice.
This ceremony happens only twice in a year, once in 2 separate villages (FEBRUARY in Lamboya and MARCH in Wanukaka) and dates cannot be predicted in advance – the ritual does not take place on a fixed yearly date. It depends on the decision of the Rato, which is announced only one or two weeks before the event, and usually falls 2 weeks after a full moon.


DAY 01 TAMBULAKA-WAIKABUBAK (West Sumba) (L/D)
Upon arrival at airport of Tambulaka Airport, our guide will meet you and transfer you to MONALISA COTTAGES or similar  for lunch and accommodation. Afternoon city tour visit; traditional market and villages nearby the city of Waikabubak such as: PRAI IJING, TARUNG and WAI TABAR to see the unique stone graves and traditional houses of the Sumbanese. Afternoon return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

DAY 02 WAIKABUBAK- WANUKAKA FULL DAY PASOLA (B/L/D)
Early morning breakfast (4am) at hotel and drive to WANUKAKA, about a 35 minute drive, to attend  the  PASOLA. Upon arrival direct to the beach to see the ceremony of catching coloured sea worms by the Rato, then back to the field for attending the Pasola. Lunch box will be provided on the spot. In the late afternoon, return to hotel for accommodation and dinner at  Hotel Monalisa or similar.

DAY 03 WAIKABUBAK-KODI FULL DAY TOUR (B/L/D)
After breakfast at hotel drive to Kodi area  for visit of Tosi Village, Parona Baroro, Rotenggaro and Ranggabaki villages, fascinating places where all the house have very high roofs of more than ten meters height. Lunch will be prepared on the beach, afternoon return to hotel via Waitabula and the coffee plantations of Waijewa. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Monalisa or similar.

DAY 04 WAIKABUBAK-TAMBULAKA (or Waingapu, depending on flight avabaility)(B)
After Breakfast at your hotel, followed by transfer to Tambulaka/Waingapu airport to catch your flight  to your next destination.



INCLUDING :

        - Tours and transfers as per itinerary

        - Accommodation on DBL/ TWIN sharing basis

        - Full board meals (BLD). Breakfast service is Indonesian Breakfast, Lunches are lunch boxes

        - Porters, donations and entrance fees

        - English-speaking guide

        - Mineral water



BOOKING CODE: MHSUMB01