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Wae Rebo Village

| West Manggarai Highlands, Ruteng, Flores 86511, Indonesia
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A good 2.5 hrs trek through the rainforest, from the bottom to the Wae Rebo village. We were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
pechondmu
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Memorable Hike to remote village with Rich tradition

This isolated village is located on 1,200 m (4,000 ft) mountain. It has rich culture and tradition... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
QB2008
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Chicago, Illinois
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| West Manggarai Highlands, Ruteng, Flores 86511, Indonesia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good 2.5 hrs trek through the rainforest, from the bottom to the Wae Rebo village. We were drenched because of the torrential downpour when we were there. A good pair of trainers or light trekking boots is needed as well as torches and raincoats....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This isolated village is located on 1,200 m (4,000 ft) mountain. It has rich culture and tradition dating back to 19 generations. Waerebo people are all friendly ; visitors are welcome in person by their elders. Hike is strenuous along the first two posts (800...More

1  Thank QB2008
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

The hike to the village, which can be quite difficult at some places or the whole journey for those who are not for, takes approximately 3-4 hours. People normally start the trek in the early morning when it is still dark so that they can...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

For those who are hungry on experiences of cultures and nature, Wae Rebo is a visit. It's not an easy place to get through, at least you need a minimum 4 hours walk to the village with a help of local people with the bike...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

There are several traditional villages throughout Flores and much easier to get to but part of the attraction of Wae Rebo is that you can only access it by hiking 9km to it. I won't say it was easy for 54 year old me, the...More

2  Thank Linmarant
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

a bit pricey but worth it with the experience.. people just getting so busy taking a photo but i got a great story of Wae Rebo, Mbaru Niang from the elder. Ask him, and he'll tell you a whole story,

2  Thank safitri n
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

Wae Rebo is a traditional village at Flores. It is located on an isolated mountain with no car/bike access. It took us about 8 hours ride from labuan bajo and 4 hours walk from Denge village, and unfortunately, it was raining all day during our...More

2  Thank Chintya H
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Walk about 3 hours to this village, from the place where the car that took us from Labuan Bajo stopped. An unexpected experience, although the journey is not too difficult, but really trigger our adrenaline to quickly arrive at Wae Rebo. And it turns out...More

1  Thank Jhon E
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Visited Flores in December 2017, and Wae Rebo is our main agenda. We had to climb up for around 2 hours to reach this isolated village in Manggarai from the nearest village. If you do your exercise in a routine basis, it won't be a...More

1  Thank Maria U
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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

For a completely local experience, travel like a local i.e get there by public transport. This is tedious but extremely cheap. At the junction of the main road to Wae Rebo, catch the “oto kayu” - the local bus is in fact a truck with...More

5  Thank SwaneeGan
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Sarah B
13 June 2018|
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Response from SwaneeGan | Reviewed this property |
I make my way to Ruteng and then used public transport (oto kayu) to Denge with the help of a local. From where I alighted at Denge, I took an ojek (motorbike taxi) to the start of the trail. There, I met a group of four... More
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Benzeenees
9 April 2018|
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Response from safitri n | Reviewed this property |
we were slept with a mat.. they gave a pillow..better you bring a sleeping bag in case you need a comfortable sleep dont worry, they had a bathroom, traditional bathroom ofcourse.. enjoy your trip :)
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kukupipi
30 March 2018|
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Response from Boleslav | Reviewed this property |
During the week there are only preschool age kids, as other kids are at the schools in town. We played soccer with app.6 small ones, but my guess is that there are more.
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