Exploring Wae Rebo on Flores Island

Exploring Wae Rebo Village on Flores Island

Exploring Wae Rebo Village on Flores Island is one of the best you can do while visiting Indonesia. Wae Rebo village is located in the Manggarai regency, Eastern part of Indonesia. It is an isolated traditional village which offers amazing culture with beautiful nature.

Wae Rebo has 7 cone-shaped traditional houses. Each traditional house has more than one family. Wae Rebo village represents the ancient heritage of the Manggarai ethnic. The history of its tribe and culture make this village attract millions of eyes around the globe.

Through the Wae Rebo village tour package, you will find out all the things about the village and its people’s traditions. You will also visit other places with great views and more amazing travel experiences. Start your dream vacation by joining the tour to Flores Island in Indonesia.

The trip from Labuan Bajo to Desa Wae Rebo in Manggarai is the best option to start this great adventure. You can also combine it with exploring Komodo Dragons. This could be an amazing way to experience Indonesian tourist places.

How to explore Wae Rebo Village on Flores Island from Labuan Bajo?

The best way to explore Wae Rebo village is by joining a 2 Days 1 Night Wae Rebo Village tour package from Labuan Bajo. This tour package departs every day from Labuan Bajo with a minimum number of participants of 2 people.

Labuan Bajo is a small town located in west Flores. This town is a place where you can start all types of tours to Flores and Komodo National Park. Airports, hotels, and restaurants are spread around the town. You can stay here before or after the tour.

Getting to Labuan Bajo is easy by flight from Denpasar, Bali. It takes 1 hour flight from Denpasar. You can also take a flight from Surabaya or Jakarta. If you are in Lombok, you can take a boat tour for 4 days and 3 nights. This tour will allow you to explore Komodo and then Flores Island.

Tours to Wae Rebo have various types. You can join a 2-day tour, 3 days 2 nights, or a combination tour between Komodo and Flores islands. This combination tour will accommodate a visit to Komodo and Flores Island including Wae Rebo village.

What to Experience when Joining a Wae Rebo Village Trip?

The main goal of exploring the village is to learn more about its history and see the people’s life in the village. However, you can also find some activities to experience during this amazing adventure. Nature and culture are the two best things to experience.

The following are things to experience while visiting Wae Rebo Village:
  • Enjoy a beautiful view of Labuan Bajo from Melo village. Melo Village is one of the best spots to enjoy a spectacular view. The village is located just 15 15-minute drive from Labuan Bajo.
  • Visit Lembor rice field. This is the largest rice field on Flores Island. You can enjoy the amazing view along the Transflores main road. Lembor also has local restaurants where you can have lunch before continuing your trip to Wae Rebo village.
  • Visit Denge Village. Denge is located close to Wae Rebo. This is the place where you will start trekking to the Village. Denge village offers a beautiful rice field. You can enjoy the view before starting trekking.
  • Experience trek through the rain forest from Denge to Wae Rebo. You will also find the river, where you can enjoy the day on the way.
  • Experience the authentic traditional houses in Wae Rebo and, the history of the village, and interact with local people. Taste the original handmade coffee of the village and enjoy the beautiful sunrise.
  • Visit Spider Web rice field in Cancar. This web rice field represents the land divide of the Manggarai ethic. You will trek a couple of minutes to the top and enjoy the spectacular view of Lingko Lodok or Spider rice field.

Read also page: Komodo Island Tour from Labuan Bajo

The Wae Rebo Trip Itinerary from Labuan Bajo

The trip will start from your hotel in Labuan Bajo at 07.30 am. You will drive to Wae Rebo via Trans Flores, the main road connecting West to East Flores. The following are details of the 2 days exploring Wae Rebo village.

Day 1: Labuan Bajo – Denge – Wae Rebo Village

Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel at 07.30 am. The first to visit is Melo village. And then Lembor rice field. After that, Denge Village and then trek to Wae Rebo Village.

Day 2: Lingko Lodok Spider Rice Field – Labuan Bajo

On the second day, you will leave the village. The first to visit is Lingko Lodok Spider Web Rice field. Enjoy the spectacular view. After that, you will back to Labuan Bajo. The driver will drop you off at the hotel or airport. The tour ends.

The Best Time to Visit the Village

Indonesia has two seasons in a year, the dry season and the rainy season. The dry season is coming from April to September and the rainy season is coming from October to March. As Flores Island is part of Indonesia, therefore the seasons are all the same.

For the best time to visit Wae Rebo, it is recomended to visit during the dry season. From April to September is the best time to visit. However, you can also visit during the rainy season in November, December, and March are recomended.

The tour to Wae Rebo is also able to combine with Komodo tours. A 5-day 4 nights is best to cover all the visits for both destinations. You can start from Labuan Bajo. The best to start is to take a Komodo trip first and then continue to visit the village.

Tour to Komodo from Labuan Bajo is based on a shared tour. Meanwhile, the Desa Wae Rebo tour package is private. You will have two types of tours which are based on a standard tour to Komodo and a luxury private tour to Wae Rebo village Indonesia.

This exploration will include a tour guide, meals, a night stay in the traditional village, and an entrance fee. It does not include insurance, personal expenses, and donations.

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