Village Stay
 
 
To visit a country is to know and experience the daily life of the locals in its both natural and cultural settings. Recognizing the need, Incito Tour develops programs for in village stay at various areas in Eastern Indonesia. The program gives chances to visitors to become part of the village life.   

There are many islands with villages worth experience staying in. Flores Island for instance, the people are friendly and they are happy to welcome visitors. This long and tiny island offers many different ethnic groups. House architectures are varied from one ethnic to another. The traditional house of Ngadha ethnic in Central Flores is built in wooden and bamboo construction. The roofs are made of both grass and bamboo. Whilst the traditional house of Manggarai ethnic in West Flores, built in such a way that the grass roof stretch down to the ground.

The traditional house in Toraja at the heart of Sulawesi � next to the equator - built in such a way that it appears as the work of art and an album of philosophy of the Toraja people. Move back south  next to Indian Ocean one will encounter the Sumba civilization with its unique house architecture, huge carved stone tombs and colorful annual Pasola rites.

Take your chance to experience the life of locals right in their villages.
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This is just one sample of Village Stay program. It is good for those who want to experience the life of different ethnic on the island Flores, yet explore it's nature beauty.

FLORES VILLAGE STAY
A perfect combination of culture and nature
Duration: 11 D / 10 N

Day 01  Arrival Maumere � PAGA - NUABARI
Upon arrival meeting service and then transfer directly to Nuabari � a Lio ethnic�s village built in a hill with the ancient stone sarcophagus scattered in the middle of the village. It is your chance to be there with the people to have a close contact with their daily life.

Day 02 NUABARI � JOPU
Spend the morning in the village, and then drive to Wolowaru for lunch. In the afternoon transfer to Jopu to stay in the village to have a closer contact with the highland Lio people. Walk around the village, meet and chat with people and visit their traditional houses.

Day 03 JOPU � KELIMUTU � RIUNG
It is worth to experience the sunrise at Kelimutu - the three colored crater lakes. You will begin your day early in the morning (start at abt 4.00 o�clock). Once you arrive in Kelimutu you will find yourself something like nowhere, incomparable with known told stories - photos or even moving pictures you have seen before.
After admiring the nature wonder drive to ENDE you will pass ravines and villages. There are chances photo stops, such as at Nduaria Fruit market. Arrive in ENDE drive directly to Wolotopo - the coastal Lio ethnic�s village beautifully located furnished with shrine and megalithic monuments.  Lunch in ENDE. Afternoon drive to Riung. En route stop at Penggajawa - the blue pebbles beach. Late afternoon arrive in Riung area and stay at any village.

Day 04 RIUNG 
There is Nature Conservation Park in Riung mainly to protect the under water ecosystem. Take your chance to explore the small isles off shore - known for the beautiful coral gardens with white sand beach. There is an island with unspoiled mangrove forests inhabited by thousands of huge fruit eating bats. Spend your whole day visiting the small islets and relaxed at one of the island, which has white sand beach. Late afternoon return to Riung.

Day 05 RIUNG � SOA - BAJAWA � GURU SINA
Morning after breakfast drives to Soa area and visit Masu village with traditional houses and walk behind the village where Loka are located. Loka is a drinking place built in hut style outside of the village amongst the bamboo and palm forests. Only men gather in Loka in the evening. Proceed then to Mengeruda hot spring for lunch. Afternoon drive towards Bajawa with a stop at Naru � a village with tallest stone monuments in the area. Proceed then to Gurusina � one of the largest traditional villages in Ngadha ethnic. Overnight at local house in the village.

Day 06 GURU SINA
Spend the whole day in the area. There are many villages around with traditional houses and stone monuments. It is time to comprehend more the real life of the locals. There is Bena village, which is well known as one of the better-located village yet, very touristic.

Day 07 GURU SINA � RUTENG
Early morning drive to Ruteng passing the breathtaking panoramic views with soaring volcanoes, ravines, Crater Lake and cloud forests. Some stops will be made en route, such as in Aimere where one can have a closer look into the process of making palm wine distillation. Another stop will be made in Ranamese lake, then proceed to Ruteng with one or more stop at Mano area with its terraced rice fields. Lunch in Ruteng. Afternoon visit villages nearby. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 08 RUTENG � TODO � WAE REBO
Ruteng is a small town in the backbone of Flores and neighbor to the Ruteng Nature Conservation Park - the home of Ngkiong - the endemic singing birds. It is worth to visit the Park early in the morning to attend the nature�s concert of singing birds (if no rain and strong wind). There is also a newly popped up volcano in the park. Take your chance to have a closer look into it. En route to Todo stop at Cara village in Cancar area to see the unexposed world wonder - the Lingko - the spider web shaped rice fields. It is probably the only such a rice field ever exists on earth. Lunch in Todo � a village used to be the center of Todo Kingdom. Afternoon proceed to Wae Rebo and overnight in the village.

Day 09 WAE REBO � LABUAN BAJO � RINCA
It is time say goodbye, drive then to Labuanbajo with stops en route for picturesque views and stretching legs. Lunch in Labuanbajo. Afternoon set sail to Rinca. Upon arrival take a trek inland to trace the dragons in it natural habitat. Return then to boat to take a night sail to Komodo. Anchor the boat on a calm bay next to Komodo village.

Day 10 RINCA � KOMODO � LABUAN BAJO
Early morning sail to Komodo village, take a visit to comprehend the life of this native Komodo people. Proceed then to Loho Liang to take another chance to trace the dragons on the island. On return sail to Pantai Merah � a rather pink colored beach for swimming and snorkeling. Afternoon return to Labuanbajo.

Day 11 LABUAN BAJO � NEXT DESTINATION
Morning at Leisure.
 
 
 
 
 

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