Wae rebo is the best of Manggarai’s traditional villages. Its located in Flores Island – Indoneisa. Recent road improvements have opened up the area, although it is still very remote. A village visit involves a splendid but challenging 10km hike that takes fuor hours and winds past waterfalls and swimming holes , as well as spectacular views of the savu sea. Once you arrive in the village you will be treated to indigenous music and dance , and a demonstration of local weaving practices , then bed down in a mbaru tembong [traditional home]. All this hospitality deserves a gift of at least 200,00 per person. The next morning you can retrace your steps or choose to hike another six hours over a pass to another trailhead; arrange for pickup here in advance. You can arrange for guides [Rp400,00] and porters [Rp 250,000] at the local guesthouses. Be sure to start very early , to avoid the sweltering heat of midday. Bring water.