10 Days 9 Nights
Duration
All ages
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Valid until 31 December 2020
Period

The journey begins

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West Sumba> East Sumba> > Ubud (Bali)

 

This Great Journey is a sequence of exotic places and local culture in the east of Indonesia. The Indonesian Local Living Discovery as the name suggests gives you a real insight into the way of life and traditions of the local people in the fascinating destinations you will visit.

This Great Journey will give you an unforgettable experience of the warmth, welcoming nature and culture of a number of indigenous groups. Experience the stunning natural landscapes of Sumba where you will see wild horses running free in lush green fields. See and relax in beautiful waterfalls and on pristine beaches.

From a majestic sunrise over mountains, to that special time at sunset that can only be found in the tropics we are sure you will return refreshed and relaxed from this easy paced Great Journey. However we are asking those who join us to give back and join with us in visiting a local school to deliver much needed supplies and spending time interacting with the students,

We also spend time doing a  beach clean-up with the locals. We end this day with a bonfire, music and an outdoor BBQ dinner so after making a difference its a great end to a meaningful day.

This is a great introduction to the lesser known island of Sumba and we also end with time in Ubud on Bali where we give you a taste of the contrasting history of these two islands. With a a mix of time to relax and an immersion into the rich traditions and culture we are sure you will love this Great Journey.

Is this package for me?

TRAVEL STYLE Private getaway perfect for couples, families, friends or the solo adventurer.
SERVICE LEVEL This package is a premium quality Great Journey hosted by our Local Expert Partner Kaswargan Indonesia.
PHYSICAL RATING Great for people of all ages and levels of fitness. From exploring temples to discovering stunning landscapes and so much more, there is something for everyone to experience and enjoy. This package does include some extended walks to certain places, which may not be suitable for everyone.
TRIP TYPE Private Package

What’s Included?

  • Nine nights accommodation in double/twin shared room.
  • Breakfast at your overnight hotel
  • Private Guide
  • All transfers in a private A/C vehicle
  • Airport Transfers
  • Beach clean-up contribution
  • BBQ Dinner and celebration
  • School Supplies Contribution
  • Bottled water each day
  • Welcome dinner
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Souvenir
  • Documentation
  • All entrances
  • Flight Ticket from Sumba to Bali

Transportation:

  • Private vehicle with AC
  • Plane

Pricing Per Guest (USD)

Travelling Style Deluxe
Solo Traveller $1,732
Twin Share $1,522
Triple Share $1,458
4 to 6 Guests $1,419
Excluding triple share, where adult groups are an odd number of guests then prices are based on twin share plus one single room.

 

 

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Flights

 

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Day 1: West Sumba (D)

Arrival Bandara Tambaloka > Totok Traditional Village > Mananga Aba Beach > Lendongora Hill > Rumah Culture House Museum > Snorkelling Excursion > Welcome Dinner

You will be warmly greeted by your Guide at Sumba’s Tambaloka Airport for the start of this magical Great Journey. We will head to your hotel to allow you time to settle in before heading to the Totok Traditional Village for a fascinating insight into the  traditional way of life of this tribal group. Then we stroll along the stunning Mananga Aba Beach and you can have a refreshing swim.

We take in Lendongora Hill and enjoy the stunning views and visit Rumah Culture House Museum which gives you a great understanding of the history and traditions of the people of this island. To end the day we head back to the beautiful coastline for a  snorkeling excursion and then you can relax on the beach before joining your Guide for a welcome dinner as they introduce you to the local cuisine.

Overnight: West Sumba

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Day 2: West Sumba (B)

Wekuri Lake > Mandorak Beach > Ratenggaro Traditional Village > Watu Malando Beach > Tanjung Mareha

After breakfast, your guide will take you to a picturesque lake located in Kalenagoro Village. Wekuri Lake is a photographers delight as the scenery is breathtaking. Then its time to visit the stunning Mendorak Beach with its glistening white sand and if the swell is up you can watch the surfers enjoying the waves.

From Mendorak beach, we are heading to Ratenggaro Traditional Village with its amazing local style of housing and history on show through the tombstones found through out. After spending some time in Ratenggaro Traditional Village, we continue the journey to Malando Beach.

This beach is quite extraordinary with a series of rock formations testament to the power of the ocean. Explore the arches and caves formed by the relentless ocean. We end the day taking in a stunning sunset at Tanjung Mareha a beautiful coastal spot perfect to end the day.

Overnight: West Sumba

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Day 3: West Sumba (B)

School Visit  > Waitabar & Tarung Traditional Village > Traditional Market

After a leisurely breakfast at your overnight hotel, your guide will take you to a local school where included in the price of this package is a contribution to buy teaching materials. The children thrive on interaction and we ask that you spend some time teaching and often this is done through art lessons. Don’t worry if you have no experience as this is about sharing, caring and bringing much needed school supplies to the students.

We then head to Waitabar and visit Tarung Traditional village where you can witness a way of life that has continued for centuries. We then end the day with a visit to a traditional local Market where you can find that perfect souvenir or gift to remember your time on this warm and beautiful island.

Overnight: West Sumba

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Day 4: West Sumba (B)

Prai Goli Wakokaka Traditional Village > Wanokaka Beach > Wuntalaka Traditional Village > Watu Bela/Kerewe Beach

Today is a mix of continuing to explore traditional villages and down time relaxing at a stunning beach. After breakfast we explore how locals live in Prai Goli Wakokaka and then take a visit to peaceful Wanokaka Beach where you can take time to relax and recharge.

After lunch, your guide will take you to Wuntalaka Traditional Village to continue our exploration of the way of life of the indigenous people. We end the day taking in the sunset at Watu Bela and Kerewe Beach and the stunning landscapes in the fading light is a perfect end to the day.

Overnight: West Sumba

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Day 5: West Sumba (B)

Prai Ijing Traditional Village > Lapopu Waterfalls > Warinding Hill > Tenau Hill

After breakfast, you will be taken to Prai Ijing Traditional Village with its traditional way of building and then we continue to  Lapopu Waterfall. This waterfall cascades down over 90 metres in a series of falls and has a stunning lush tropical backdrop. There is a beautiful natural blue pool at the base of the waterfall so pack your bathers for a refreshing swim. There is a short walk in to reach the falls over some rocky area’s so adequate footwear is required.

We then explore the rich landscapes of this area taking in Warinding Hill before ending the day at Tenau Hill to enjoy what we are sure will be a magnificent sunset.

Overnight: West Sumba

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Day 6: East Sumba (B ,D)

Sabana & Puru beach > Prai Natang Traditional Village > Tanggedu Waterfall > Walakiri Beach clean-up and Celebration BBQ

After a leisurely breakfast we explore the beautiful coast taking in Sabana and Puru Beaches.  Take time to swim and relax before we head to Tanggedu Waterfall.  Another stunning waterfall with natural rock pools and unique rock formations to explore.

We then head to Walakiri Beach where we join with locals to clean up any unwanted trash washed onto this beach. To celebrate the giving of this helping hand we end the day with an outdoor BBQ dinner accompanied by a bonfire, music and relaxing under the  moonlight before we go head back to the hotel.

Overnight: East Sumba

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Day 7: East Sumba (B)

The Rende Traditional King’s Village > Watu Parunu Beach > Laipori Beach

After breakfast at your hotel, we will finish our exploration of the history of Sumba by visiting the oldest traditional village.  Rende Village is a traditional village of the kings and there are enormous and ornate tombstones whose carvings reflect the history of this village and past kings.

We take in Watu Parunu Beach surrounded by 20 meter cliffs and their stunning colours make a beatiful backdrop. Then we head to Laipori Beach that is as beautiful and as private as Watu Panuru. We take time to relax on these beaches and enjoy our last sunset at Laipori before heading back to the hotel and preparing for your departure to Bali the following day.

Overnight: East Sumba

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Day 8: Bali,Ubud (B)

Sumba > Bali, Ubud

Depending on the flight schedule, today we will be checking out and heading to the airport and onto Bali, known as the “Land of the Gods”.  After arriving in Ngurah Rai International Airport, we will be heading to Ubud considered by many to be the cultural and art centre of Bali.  You are free to relax at your hotel upon arrival or your Guide can take you on the start of your exploration of the local sights.

Overnight: Ubud

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Day 9: Karangasem (B,D)

Ubud > Karangasem

After a leisurely breakfast, we will be heading to Penglipuran Traditional Village and the Gates of Heaven. Penglipuran Traditional Village is a complete contrast to the traditional villages in Sumba. It really shows how diverse Indonesia is and how yet they all share a rich history and continue to honour ancient customs.

Then your Guide will take you to the famous Gates of Heaven, a stunning Balinese Hindu Gate Temple with a mountain background. Then to end the day and to honour your journey join your guide for a farewell dinner  and they will present you with a parting gift to remember your time in Indonesia.

Overnight: Ubud

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Day 10: Ubud (B)

Depending on your time of departure your Guide will arrange your transfer following on from breakfast. Guests are free to enjoy the hotel facilities until your required time of departure.

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Click on the tabs below to view our partner Hotels and Resorts.

Deluxe Hotels

Tambolaka
Mario Hotel Ella Hotel Hotel Sinar Tambolaka
Double or Twin Share Double or Twin Share Double or Twin Share
Mario Hotel and Cafe is in the village  of Weetebula and features tropical gardens. With a 24-hour front desk, this property also welcomes guests with a restaurant and an outdoor pool.

At the hotel all rooms come with a private bathroom.

Guests at Mario Hotel and Cafe can enjoy a buffet breakfast.

Hotel Ella is a well located hotel in the village of Tambolaka.

Providing well appointed, clean and modern rooms with with air conditioning and cable TV,

Well located with welcoming staff and a mini mart is within easy walking distance.

Hotel Sinar Tambolaka offers simple accommodation with a restaurant and free Wi-Fi throughout.

Set amidst natural landscapes, rooms in Hotel Sinar Tambolaka are either fan-cooled or air-conditioned. Included in all units are a wardrobe, tiled flooring and a private bathroom with a shower. A safe and a TV are featured in select rooms.

Guests can enjoy a variety of Indonesian and Chinese delights at the restaurant, which also offers room service and breakfast buffet daily.

Waibakul/Anakalang
Morinka Inn Resort Rua Beach
Double or Twin Share Double or Twin Share
Morinka Inn is located in Waikabubak. Featuring a restaurant, the simple but clean hotel has air-conditioned rooms with private bathrooms. Each room includes a flat-screen TV. Buffet breakfast is served daily at Morinka Inn. Rua Beach Resort Sumba is a traditional elegantly designed unique  hotel overlooking the sea.The perfect place to relax overlooking the enchanting setting of Rua Beach. All rooms are air conditioned with private bathroom.
Waikabubak/Waingapu
Padadita Hotel Villa Casa Kandara Villa Morinda
Double or Twin Share Double or Twin Share Double or Twin Share
Enjoying a beach front location and views of the sea, Padadita Beach Hotel offers accommodation in Waingapu. The on-site restaurant serves buffet meals and guests can order room service to dine in privacy. Each room at this hotel is equipped with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. Padadita Beach Hotel features free WiFi throughout the property. Located in Waingapu, Casa Kandara features a restaurant, bar, garden, and free WiFi. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. Guest rooms in the guesthouse are equipped with a flat-screen TV. At Casa Kandara, each room is equipped with air conditioning and a private bathroom. The accommodation offers a continental or buffet breakfast. Morinda Villa and Resto features a restaurant, garden and terrace in Waingapu. The guesthouse provides river views and a playground. Guest rooms at the guesthouse are equipped with a seating area. All rooms come with air conditioning, a desk and a flat-screen TV. All guest rooms will provide guests with a closet and an electric tea pot. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy an Asian breakfast.
Ubud
Tunjung Mas Resort Y Resort Ubud Urban Styles Inata Bisma
Double Bed or 2 Single Beds 1 Queen Bed or 2 Single Beds Deluxe Double or Twin Beds
Located in the lovely area of Ubud, Tunjung Mas Bungalow enjoys a commanding position in the culture, spas and sightseeing hub of Bali. The hotel is not too far from the city center. No less exceptional is the hotel’s easy access to the city’s myriad of attractions and landmarks, such as Agung Rai Museum of Art, Monkey Forest Ubud, Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary. This well appointed hotel offers a great location.With the hotel’s strategic positioning, guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. No less exceptional is the hotel’s easy access to the city’s myriad attractions and landmarks, such as Antonio Blanco Renaissance Museum, Intuitive Flow Yoga Healing, as well as Gaya Fusion of Senses. Ideal for fun and relaxation, Inata Bisma Resort & Spa Ubud is located in the Ubud area of Bali. This 3-star hotel provides a tropical environment and its proximity to Komaneka Gallery, Monkey Forest Ubud and the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary give to this hotel a special charm.

 

These are our selected Hotel Partners, and after you have booked your Great Journey, we will contact you, seeking your preference of hotels. We cannot guarantee your preference, and in the unlikely chance that all of our Partner Hotels are unavailable, we reserve the right to provide an alternative comparable hotel. If you are not satisfied with the available alternative, then Guests may cancel their booking and receive a full refund.

GREAT JOURNEY’S

Exclusions

  • Visa fee
  • Flights & airport taxes
  • Other personal expenses
  • Beverages
  • Other activities
  • Tips, and all services not clearly mentioned
  • Meals not specifically mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Travel Insurance which is required

Guide surcharge:

Guide Type Individual Group
French speaking guide $20 per day $30 per day
Chinese speaking guide $20 per day $30 per day
German Speaking guide $35 per day $45 per day
Spanish speaking guide $50 per day $65 per day
Russian speaking guide $50 per day $65 per day
Italian speaking guide $80 per day $90 per day

 

Remarks

  • Prices are net per person in United States Dollars (USD) and are subject to change without prior notice
  • Prices are based on twin-share basis except solo travellers and are subject to room availability upon Package booking
  • No refund for any un-utilized Package
  • Surcharge for other languages speaking guide (Advise at time of booking)
  • Airport transfer surcharge of USD 5 per person each way for pick-up or send-off from 21:00 hrs to 06:00hrs (adjust based on group size)

Child policy

  • Child under 2: Free of charge
  • Child under 12 years old sharing room with adult: 50% of package cost for Adult twin share price
  • Child 12 years old and above: 100% of adult cost

CANCELLATION: 

  • Period before arrival* Amount of Cancellation of the holiday price
  • More than 60 days before arrival- Free Of Charge (FOC)
  • More than 45 days before arrival– 30%
  • Less than 21 days before arrival – 50%
  • Less than 14 days before arrival – 80%
  • Failure on traveling date at point of arrival 100%

Local Culture

The Cambodian people are very modest, so avoid wearing clothes that are too short or revealing in public and in particular at religious or culturally significant places.

Ask permission before taking someone’s photo.

Due to the nature of travel in Asia, a backpack is more suited to this trip than a suitcase.

Local Dress

In Cambodia, the dress standard is more conservative than it is back home. When packing, try to choose long, loose, lightweight, clothing that will keep you comfortable in the mostly hot and humid Asian climate.

Local Flights

There are no flights on this Package

Joining Hotel

For details of your joining hotel, please refer to your Green Cultural Travel tour voucher. Alternatively, contact the Green Cultural Travel office or your travel agent.

Arrival Complications

We don’t expect any problems, and nor should you. However, if you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled for any reason, please contact us immediately. Please refer to our emergency contact details.

Emergency Contact

If you need to contact us in an emergency, it is best to call either the Green Cultural Travel Local Representative or our Green Cultural Travel Local Office first. If you don’t receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message with your contact information so they can return your call as soon as possible.

Emergency contact numbers

Green Era Travel Office Siem Reap, Cambodia

During Office hours GMT +7 (Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 5.30pm, Saturday 8.30am to 12.30pm, 

From outside Cambodia: +855 12 775 384 

From within Cambodia: 012 775 384

After hours emergency number

From outside Cambodia: +855 12 775 384

From within Cambodia:  012 775 384

What to Take

What you need to bring depends on the trip you have chosen and the countries or regions you are planning to visit during your entire vacation. We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible.

Most travellers carry a small to medium size backpack or rolling bag or suitcase.

You will also need a day pack or bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like iPods and mobile phones.

Visas

Please note that visas for entry into Cambodia are the responsibility of each individual traveller. The visa requirements for your trip will vary depending on where you are from, and where you are going. Rules do change. For the most up-to-date information, please check your government’s foreign ministry website or contact your travel agent.

CAMBODIA – Visas can be obtained in advance from your local Cambodian Embassy or Consulate OR on arrival for $30 USD. Please bring at least two passport photos.

You will require two clean pages (minimum) in your passport and at least six months validity.

Spending Money

Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others, while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs. Consider your likely spending habits when budgeting for drinks, shopping and tipping.

We have provided some specific recommendations below to assist you to plan your budget and manage your money while on holiday.

Money Exchange

During your holiday, you will use both the Cambodian Riel and US Dollar as local currencies. Because currency exchange rates in South East Asia do fluctuate quite frequently, we ask that you refer to the following website for the most up to date information on exchange rates: www.xe.com

The best way to access local currency in Cambodia is from an Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) with a debit card. ATMs are readily available throughout South East Asia and will usually accept cards from both the Visa and MasterCard international networks. If possible, travel with both a Visa and a MasterCard to provide backup in case of loss or access problems with one card. Please note, your bank will usually charge a fee for overseas withdrawals.

USD Cash is recommended for those occasions when ATMs are not accessible such as a number of islands and remote provinces. You should bring some cash with you for emergency situations (please refer to our trip dossier) but not a substantial amount as carrying only cash is high risk. The ideal mix is two or more ATM card/s with some cash as back-up.

If you are bringing US Dollars, please make sure that the notes are new and in good condition. Notes older than 2003, or with any tears or blemishes may not be accepted. Be fussy with your bank when buying cash!

Credit cards are accepted at some upmarket hotels and restaurants, and some larger stores if shopping for big items. They are of no use at smaller establishments.

Cash advances with your credit card are also possible at some banks. However, the process is time-consuming and tends to attract high fees.

Traveller’s cheques can be tricky, time-consuming and expensive to exchange. While we do not recommend that you bring them as your primary source of funds, you may choose to bring one or two cheques in case of emergency. Thomas Cook or American Express travellers’ cheques in US currency are the easiest to exchange.

Tipping

Depending on the service, it is customary in Asia to tip service providers, such as waiters, approximately 10%. Though not compulsory, tipping is expected and shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your holiday. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are several times during the trip where there is an opportunity to tip the local guides or drivers we use. Recommendations for tipping drivers and local guides range from $1.5-$3.5 USD per person, per day, depending on the quality and length of the service. If unsure, ask your local Green Cultural Travel representative.

Health

Please note inoculations may be required for the country visited. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure.

We recommend that you carry a small First Aid kit, hand sanitizers or antibacterial wipes, and any personal medical supplies you might require.

Please be aware that for those Packages that are in remote areas and away from medical facilities. For legal reasons, our Green Cultural Travel representatives are prohibited from administering any drug including headache tablets, antibiotics, etc. In Asia, pharmacies tend to stock the same western drugs available in your home country, but they are usually locally produced and may have different names. To ensure you can access to the right treatment, ask your doctor for the details of the active components and dosage instructions if you think you might need to purchase prescription medication while here.

When selecting your trip, please read the brochure and itinerary carefully to assess your ability to cope with our style of travel.

Safety and Security

Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government’s advice for their latest travel information before departure.

We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt for keeping your passport, air tickets, travellers’ cheques, cash, and other valuable items safe. Leave your expensive jewellery at home. You won’t need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables while on tour. We recommend a lock for securing your luggage.

During your journey, you will have some free time to pursue your own interests. You can relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your Green Cultural Travel representative can assist you with options available in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your itinerary. We, therefore, offer no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your personal judgment before selecting an activity in your free time.

Although the locations you will visit on your selected Package are generally safe during the day, there can be risks to wandering about at night. We recommend our guests stay in small groups and take taxis for any night time excursions, including restaurant visits.

Protests and Demonstrations- Protests and demonstrations, even those that are well intended, have the potential to turn violent with no warning. Counter protests can also turn violent. Action by security forces to disperse demonstrators and protesters may occur at any time. If you are in an area where demonstrators or protesters are gathering, avoid the temptation of staying for a photo opportunity and leave the area immediately.

Medical Form

As a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their personal luggage. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. These requirements ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to complete their chosen trip comfortably. While our

Representatives work hard to ensure all our traveller’s needs are catered for, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day’s activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information.

A Word of Warning

When exploring on your own carry only the necessary minimum with you and use a well-hidden money belt for cash and credit cards. The majority of your valuables, including your passport, should be left in the hotel safe. You can organise use of the safe at the reception of your accommodation. There is no need to get paranoid, just be cautious.

Please do not buy gems in Cambodia unless you know what you are doing. Even if they are genuine, you should not expect to be able to sell them at home. If you fall victim to a gem scam, we are unable to assist you.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is compulsory to participate in any of our packages. Your Green Cultural Travel representative will communicate with you prior to your departure to ensure you have insurance in place and we will take note of your insurance details. When selecting a travel insurance policy, please bear in mind that all clients must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have credit card insurance, we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name.

Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage, and emergency contact telephone number.

Green Cultural Travel – Community Programs

As we are owned by Green Cultural Travel Hub Limited UEN 201705140R a Singapore registered “Not for Profit” company our profits allow us to continue our support of community projects in the destinations our guests visit.

Purchasers of our Packages will automatically become members of our Green Cultural Travel Hub and Members of our Hub receive a bi- monthly magazine and access to some great travel specials and follow the progress of the community programs we support. Guests can also take the opportunity when booking a Package to make their own donation to Green Cultural Travel Hub Limited.