5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS LOVELY ALOR

BOOKING CODE : MHA01

Day 1 Kalabahi

Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in Kalabahi. Kalabahi is the capital of Alor, located at the end of a long and spectacular palm-fringed bay, which is often frequented by schools of dolphins and occasionally by whales.

Day 2 Traditional villages
The steep hills of Alor are dotted with thatched roof houses that are locally known as a rumah lopo.Today you will be exploring Alor on the back of a motorbike, a much better and often more comfortable way to explore the island’s interior. First you will visit the hilltop village Bampalola, a strenuous but rewarding one hour hike. Views of the ocean and bay area are breath taking. In the village, the adat house dons impressive tribal carvings on its supporting pillars.

You continue to Alor Besar by motorbike. In this coastal village you can see a handwritten Koran from the 17th century. The proud descendant of the original owner of this impressive book is happy to show it to you. The local women will prepare a local lunch.

After lunch you go west to the Catholic village of Takpala. Here people are very friendly and proud of their culture. The setting of the village is beautiful with sweeping views out to the sea. In this village very few things remind you that you are living in the 21st century.

In the evening you will visit the orphanage of Ibu Gisela. For the last 20 years, this German woman has provided food and shelter for orphans. She will show you around and they will prepare you a delicious meal.

Day 3 Pulau Ternate
Our first visit is to the local market. Markets on Alor attract people from all over the archipelago. Sometimes even traders from Timor, Savu and Rote come to roam the markets of Alor to sell their goods. Goods of all kind are either for sale or for barter.

The Alor archipelago consists of 15 islands. Today you will make a boat trip to the island of Ternate, home to a well-known weaving community. In the Islamic village of Uma Pura, the wholekampung will run out to show you their best weavings. Keen walkers can hike to the next Christian village, but you can also reach it by boat.

Finally, we drop you off on Pulau Kepa, a tiny island with simple but extremely pleasant accommodation. Here you can enjoy some snorkeling for the rest of the afternoon. The peaceful atmosphere, clean white beaches and wonderful sea will make you feel like Robinson Crusoe.

Day 4 Pulau Kepa

A free day on this exotic, tiny island. Time to relax in your hammock, snorkel or walk around the island. The owner of this paradise can take you for some excellent diving or snorkeling by boat.

Day 5 Departure

Transfer to the airport of Alor for your flight to Kupang. From Kupang you can continue to one of the other Lesser Sunda Islands or fly back to Bali.

REMARKS :

IT is possible to extend this trip with a climb to Alor’s only active volcano, the Gunung Sirung on Pantar. This will take 2 days. We can also organize hikes into the Alor’s wild interior.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION:

This trip is only suitable for people who are not looking for luxury.

HOTEL

You will stay in simple accommodation. The hotel in Kalabahi is air conditioned. On Pulau Kepa you will stay in a home stay built like a traditional village with eight Alorese style houses made from bamboo and coconut trees with thatched roofs. The rooms are clean and provided with a mosquito net. Shared Indonesian bathrooms are outside.

TRANSPORT

Transfers will be done with chartered local minibus. Day 2 the trip will be done by motor taxi (ojek). Day 3 the boat trip is with a chartered local motor boat. Pulau Kepa you can reach by local canoe.

INCLUDING :

- Transfer airport to Kalabahi
- Motor with driver on day 2
- Guide on day 2 and 3 and during the transfers
- Dinner in orphanage house Damian
- Accommodation based on twin share including breakfast.On Pulau Kepa all meals are included.
-10% government tax

EXCLUDING :

- Flights and airport tax
- Other meals
- Excursions on free days
- Entrances, donations and tips
- Personal expenses
- Snorkel gear


BOOKING CODE : MHA01