Sumba Island, in 1910 a highway from Waikabubak to go to Waingapu had begun for approximately 150 km, which in the past was taken by taking 8 hours by car. There are ports used at that time to dock medium-sized boats were Waekelo in West Sumba and Waingapu Port in East Sumba. The airport that connects Sumba with other islands is Tambolaka in West Sumba and Mau Hau in East Sumba. Both of these airports can only be landed by aircraft of the Dakota and Twin Otter types then followed by Merpati Nusantara Airlines and Zamrud airlines.
Administratively, Sumba Island is divided into 4 regencies, East Sumba with the capital of Waingapu, Anakalang, the capital of Sumba Tengah Regency, Waikabubak, the capital of West Sumba Regency and Southwest Sumba Regency (Sumba Barat Daya) with Waitabula. There are 2 airports which are the gateway to Sumba Island, namely Umbu Mehang Kunda Airport (WPG) in the City of Waingapu and the Airport of Tambolaka (TMC) in Waitabula City.
for tourists, the island of Sumba has a very unique natural panorama and culture. the expanse of the savanah, the traditional village with its towering roof, the horse in the savanah field and some of the island’s distinctive weavings. Sumba people have trust in their ancestors which is still maintained until now. In addition to adhering to a recognized religion in Indonesia, they have the belief of anemism. They called it “ Marapu” . Sumba people often carry out religious rituals called Hamayang (prayer). These rituals are aimed at the spirits of ancestors, because the Sumba believe that the spirits of these ancestors were the keepers of people who were still alive in the world. Trust in ancestral spirits for Sumba people is called Marapu. Therefore, all areas of Sumba people’s lives are associated with Marapu.
Nusa Flores Travel is local tour and travel operator in Flores, Bajawa – Ngada regency – East Nusa Tenggara. Launched on 2015 to help tourist who comes to visit Sumba Island, Komodo Island from cruise ship, Bali, Lombok and Flores island. We specialy arrange tours program to explore Sumba culture and nature, Varanus Komodoensis in Komodo National Parks and also Flores Overland Trip. Not only that, Indonesia Overland tour start from Java with its amazing culture, Bromo holy volcano and ijen crater. Bali a thousand temple package, snorkeling in Gili island, Rinjani volcano trekking. Flores island overland to explore many nature places likes Kelimutu lakes, Riung marine park, Bena Traditional village, Waerebo UNESCO site, religy tour in Larantuka and many more. Good reason why you should choose Nusa Flores Travel :
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– No compromise on quality. Yes we could make our tours cheaper but we will not compromise on quality so we can advertise the cheapest price.
– Small deposit to secure booking and pay the balance on your pick up ( for join in group tours we do require full payment)
– Operate by educated with tourism background graduate, have complete competence as tour guides and travel agency operator that organized by Indonesian certificate institution
– Tour Packages are flexible and according to the tourist preferences that’s why we ofer ready tour and custom tour where we decide together your program.
– Fluent English and experienced coordinators and tour guides.