Sumba Island Tour Package is our adventure to Sumba Island – Indonesia. Sumba Tour will start from East Sumba in Waingapu Airport or West Sumba in Tambolaka Airport.
Sumba Island Tour Package consist of some main activities, these are culture exploration because Sumba still believe in ancestor with unique way of live and traditional village, nature exploration and learn local people live.
Sumba Island Tour Package will will be assist by our professional English Speaking Driver by perform the excellent Tour Service to make you more convenient during the trip. The Sumba Island Tour itinerary is flexible tour program we designed by give option price with hotel, beside that the tour itinerary also flexible, you can custom beased on your request, contact us if you want to tailored it.
Sumba is a dynamic mystery. With its rugged undulating savannah and low limestone hill knitted together with more maize and cassava than rice, physically it looks nothing like Indonesia’s volcanic islands to the north. Sprinkled throughout the countryside are hilltop villages with thatched clan houses clustered around megalithic tombs, where villagers claim to be Protestant but still pay homage to their indigenous marapu with bloody sacri ficial rites. Throw in outstanding hand-spun, naturally dved ikat, and the annual Pasola festival (p405)- where bareback horsemen ritualise old tribal conflicts as they battle one another with hand-carved spears -and it’s easy to see that Sumba runs deep. It’s one of the poorest islands in Indonesia, but an influx of welcome government and NGO investment has brought recent improvements in infrastructure— best seen in Tambolaka, the island’s version of a boomtown. And change has trickled down to traditional villages, as well. Thatched roofs have been switched to tin, tombs are now made from concrete, traditional dress is rare, and remote villagers expect larger donations from visitors. Some traditions persist, however. Sumba’s extensive grasslands make it one of Indonesia’s leading horse-breeding islands. Horses still serve as a mode of transport in more rugged regions, they remain a symbol of wealth and status, and they can still win a bride.