EAST SUMBA TEXTILE TOUR - PRIVATE TRIP

 

Start: WAINGAPU AIRPORT

End: WAINGAPU AIRPORT

 

East Sumba is internationally renowned for its warp ikat textiles, especially the dramatically decorated man’s blanket – known in the Kambera region around Waingapu as a hinggi. Yet its less well-known pahikung textiles, some of which incorporate warp ikat, are far more sophisticated and much more technically demanding to weave.

Tour Price calculated based on :

  • Number of participants
  • (the more people join in, the lower the tour price per person is)
  • Type of accommodation  ( standard or luxury )

* Travel period is based on FLEXIBLE departure date 

* Tailor made program


Our Services included : 

*Meals as indicated :  B ( Breakfast ), L ( Lunch ), D ( Dinner )

*English Speaking Guide, *AC Transportation, *Entrance Fee
*Accommodation.

Accommodation
Domestic Flights
Accommodation

All our itinerary component is flexible and can be modified to suit your interest and preference. Our standard is usually using 3 star hotel with standard AC transportation, but if you wish to have higher standard of accommodation and transportation, we  are more than happy to provide the suggestion except in some remote area  ( for example in Borneo, and Papua ) where only available standard transportation and non star hotel.

Domestic Flights

PROGRAM ITINERARY

 

DAY 01: BALI – WAINGAPU AIRPORT – TEXTILE TOUR (L,D)

Upon your arrival on the island of Sumba at the city of Waingapu, your guide will pick you up at the airport
Direct transfer to your hotel (small and standard hotel with AC)
Lunch at local restaurant
After lunch, we visit Prailiu and Mau liru Village to see the ikat process
Return to hotel for dinner and overnight

 

DAY 02: WAINGAPU – PAU-RENDE AND KALIUDA – KALALA (B,L,D)
After breakfast at hotel, we travel from Waingapu along the coast
First visit is the Pau town, well known for the Lau Pahikung ikats. East Sumba is internationally renowned for its warp ikat textiles, especially the dramatically decorated man’s blanket – known in the Kambera region around Waingapu as a hinggi. Yet its less well-known pahikung textiles, some of which incorporate warp ikat, are far more sophisticated and much more technically demanding to weave. Pahikung is a weaving technique used on horizontal back tension looms that employs supplementary warps to embellish textiles with an infinite range of geometric and zoomorphic designs, many incorporating the rich iconography of Sumba Island. East Sumba is the only region in the entire archipelago where supplementary warp decoration has reached such a high degree of refinement.
Next visit is Rende village (Royak Family house) which also another best place for unique ikat weaving.
We spend some hours to learn about the ikat designs of Kaliuda with their unique horse and bird designs unlike any other textiles on Sumba
Dinner and Overnight at the Kalala Beach resort  

 

DAY 03: KALALA – KANATANG - WAINGAPU (B,L,D)
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive back to Waingapu
Stop at the indigo dyeing village of Kanatang at Mau Dolung Village, where we learn about their unique natural dyes process
Check in at the hotel in Wangapu for dinner and overnight

 

DAY 04: WAINGAPU – PRAILIANG – WUNGA VILLAGE – WAINGAPU (B,L,D)
Breakfast at the hotel
Heading to North of Sumba to visit: Prai liang and Wunga traditional village on top of the hill overlooking the valley and the river. These two village is a rare village where the people still keep the traditional style of living
Proceed to Puru kambera beach for swimming and snorkling and lunch here
Afternoon return to Hotel for dinner and overnight

 

DAY 05: WAINGAPU DEPARTURE (B,L,D)
After breakfast transfer to the airport for flight back to Bali