Wae Rebo Village
Wae Rebo Village
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • Ama M
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing
    It is an amazing village located in a beautiful spot. The hike to get here is a bit hard for some people, around 1h30/2h going up, but fortunately it’s in the forest, so it’s not too hot. When you get there they charge you a fee entrance, for which they give you lunch, and they ask for a mandatory “donative”, for which the spiritual chief of the village blesses you and your travels. The people are very welcoming and nice. They have a special house for the tourists who want to spend the night, which seemed comfortable, although we had other plans and didn’t stay. For me, this was the best experience in Flores.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 October 2023
  • sc t
    70 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely, remote village
    It was a long journey getting to the village from Labuan Bajo. A 4 hour drive over roads that are winding, bumpy and some gigantic potholes. Then there was a 15 minutes ride on a bike up a steep, slippery trail. A 2 hour hike from where the bikes drop you off takes you to the remote village. The village was beautiful and clean, residents are friendly. Time was spent taking photos of the unique cone-shaped houses, watching the locals going about their daily activities and simply relaxing though it gets crowded if big tour groups arrive. Meals served were simple and basic, slept on mattresses on the floor with a pillow and blanket provided. It gets quite chilly at night.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 8 July 2024
  • LouRun
    172 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Memorable experience for the whole family.
    One of the highlights of our time in Flores. Yes it’s a full day to get there and the hike is sweaty and all uphill but we’re in our mid 50s & made the trek in just 1 hr 45 mins. The village is in a stunning setting amongst the clouds & there’s amazing photo opportunities everywhere. Food was simple yet tasty & we slept well on the comfy mattress in the hut. We (including the 16 & 18 yo boys) loved the entire experience.
    Visited July 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 July 2024
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LouRun
Perth172 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2024 • Family
One of the highlights of our time in Flores. Yes it’s a full day to get there and the hike is sweaty and all uphill but we’re in our mid 50s & made the trek in just 1 hr 45 mins. The village is in a stunning setting amongst the clouds & there’s amazing photo opportunities everywhere. Food was simple yet tasty & we slept well on the comfy mattress in the hut. We (including the 16 & 18 yo boys) loved the entire experience.
Written 14 July 2024
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sc t
Penang70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Friends
It was a long journey getting to the village from Labuan Bajo. A 4 hour drive over roads that are winding, bumpy and some gigantic potholes. Then there was a 15 minutes ride on a bike up a steep, slippery trail. A 2 hour hike from where the bikes drop you off takes you to the remote village. The village was beautiful and clean, residents are friendly. Time was spent taking photos of the unique cone-shaped houses, watching the locals going about their daily activities and simply relaxing though it gets crowded if big tour groups arrive. Meals served were simple and basic, slept on mattresses on the floor with a pillow and blanket provided. It gets quite chilly at night.
Written 8 July 2024
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Ama M
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
It is an amazing village located in a beautiful spot. The hike to get here is a bit hard for some people, around 1h30/2h going up, but fortunately it’s in the forest, so it’s not too hot. When you get there they charge you a fee entrance, for which they give you lunch, and they ask for a mandatory “donative”, for which the spiritual chief of the village blesses you and your travels. The people are very welcoming and nice. They have a special house for the tourists who want to spend the night, which seemed comfortable, although we had other plans and didn’t stay.
For me, this was the best experience in Flores.
Written 1 October 2023
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JorgeA
Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates185 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023
Quick intro for our guide, Stefan (+62 812-4610-7187) who is the go-to person for the Wae Rebo Village tour. Having completed tourist school, he possesses the knowledge and expertise to ensure a memorable experience. Moreover, Stefan is known for his trustworthiness, kindness, and attentiveness, prioritizing our well-being and safety. Another big advantage was that we dealt with Stefan directly, eliminating any middleman/agency which saved us time and money.

Transport and Hiking:
- Our guide picked us up at 7:30 from our hotel in Labuan Bajo.
- We took a lunch break in Lembor (local restaurant Joyo Pangestu) during our journey.
- Despite the challenging road conditions, we covered 100 kilometres in approximately 4.5 hours.
- Motorcyclists hired by our guide transported us from Dengue Village to the hiking point.
- At the hiking point, we obtained hiking sticks from a friendly elderly man for a small fee of 10,000 IDR. We appreciated the assistance and were glad to support a member of the local community.
- We embarked on a 4.8-kilometre hike without any breaks, maintaining an average pace of 23 minutes per kilometre, completing the hike in just under 2 hours. The first 3 kilometres were challenging, but the rest of the trail became easier.
- We remained cautious of leeches but encountered no major issues.

In the Village:
- We were escorted to the village's central house, where a warm and welcoming ceremony took place.
- The Wae Rebo Chief led the ceremony, requesting our protection during our stay.
- Another village member provided us with interesting information about the village, its unique houses, and daily life in English.
- We were informed about the do's and don'ts to ensure a respectful and enjoyable experience in the village.
- Later, we were taken to the house where we would spend the night, immersing ourselves in the local community.
- After freshening up, we joined a delightful communal dinner with fellow guests from various parts of the world. The meal consisted of simple, locally produced food like rice, vegetables, and eggs, and we savoured the organic coffee and tea.
- Unfortunately, cloudy skies prevented us from stargazing, so we retired for the night, anticipating the sunrise.
- We woke up at 5:30 in the morning to witness a breathtaking sunrise and captured dozens of memorable photographs.
- We had a simple breakfast including rice, vegetables, rice crackers, omelettes, and the same cup of coffee.
- Before leaving, we purchased several of the village's locally-made products.

Back to Labuan Bajo:
- The hike back down was quicker, as expected.
- From Dengue village we took the same (rough) road through Lembor, avoiding the long road through Ruteng.
- On the way, we had the opportunity to try Tuaq (10,000 IDR for 500ml) and Sopi (25,000 IDR for 500ml), local drinks that added to our cultural experience.
- We arrived at Ayana Resort, our Labuan Bajo hotel, at 5 PM.
Written 3 July 2023
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Paul S
Bandung, Indonesia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Happy memories of the climb up the pathway - then the friendly reception and community gathering, enjoyed their own production of coffee, tenun manggarai oleh mama katerina, armbands. Worth the excitement...
Written 19 April 2023
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Gilan Glow
Melbourne, Australia123 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
You need to take a scooter and then hike for about 1.5 to 2 hours to get to this well preserved village of Wae Rebo.
The hiking path is well paved for the first half of the trail. The remainder of the trail though not paved is pleasantly manageable.
Because it rained whilst we were there, we found the trail slightly slippery in certain sections with a lot of leeches.
When we arrived at the village, we were escorted to meet the chief whereby a simple ceremony to welcome and bless our short stay here was performed. A brief history about the village was given in English.
We spent a night in one of the traditional (adat) homes with other guests. Dormitory style with blankets and pillows provided. Please bring along some insect repellent as we were all swarmed by mosquitoes throughout the night making sleep almost impossible. According to our guide, it was his first encounter with mosquitoes so far, still good to be prepared.
Dinner and breakfast of eggs and rice was provided.
A good experience, worth the visit.
Written 13 January 2023
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Julie H
Greater Adelaide, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Our driver Stefan (+62 812 4610 7187) was fantastic - I highly recommend his services. He drove us to Manggarai via a warung for lunch and along the beach. The drive was about 5 hours long including the lunch break and we arrived in the local village and met scooters. We took scooters for about 20 mins to get to the base of the mountain and hiked a few kilometres up to the traditional Wae Rebo Village. The hike was steep and hot but evened out a little bit more about half way. It was well worth the sight upon arrival where we met with the chief of the village and then were free to explore. The boys played volleyball with the local men and we stayed in the visitor hut with about 25 people from all over the world. We had rice and eggs for dinner and a slightly different version for breakfast. The experience was amazing and by boys 14 and 11 thoroughly enjoyed the experience also.
Written 10 November 2022
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Gabriela F
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
I was greeted by Ofan, one of the local people who has really good English skills. There are western toilet, you are given a mattress and blanket to sleep with the other guests in one of this amazing "houses" (ngurai). At 10pm the electricity cuts so the star gazing starts. It looks like the myst starts early (12pm) so it is likely that you will not have the perfect view at first, but the next day (7 to 10 am) there were no clouds.

To go with no motorbike (solo female traveller):
You can take the local bus (around 100.000 rupiahs) from Labuan Bajo to Ruteng. In Ruteng I stayed in Cha Cha dorm guesthouse, a real highlight. They have an amazing restaurant too and it is really worth visiting them. They can organize a shared car (with local people, 100.000 rp) to Denge, to Blasius Guesthouse. There also are trucks, but I have the feeling it would take much longer. I arrived quite late to Blasius so I spent the night there (250.000rp for a room with cold shower, like a losmen). Blasius and his family are also really lovely. From Blasius you can walk 3km or take the motorbike taxi. I recommend the last as it really is a lot to walk up.

It was really worth it. They sell their own coffee and crafts, I also recommend buying from them as it is clearly made by them. For my way back I again stayed at Blasius, who organized a shared car (100.000 rp) to take me to the Transflores highway. From there you can stop a shared car or bus to take you to Labuan Bajo (100.000).

Written 5 August 2022
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Grey
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022 • Family
Great Culture and Nature lige ,and Nice people please keep this place on Natural and do not distroy them.

Hope come back next time .
Written 3 July 2022
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fuzert
London (UK)50 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Solo
It is an interesting traditional village high up in the mountains. Takes quite some effort to get there from Labuan Bajo, with a long, very bumpy ride on the road, a scooter taxi ride from Denge, then a 5 kilometres mostly uphill hike in the forest. When you arrive there you are rewarded with a stunning view of seven, traditional houses.

The people in the village welcome you with a little introduction which then you can follow with a little walk around in the village. This whole thing of exploration doesn’t take more than an hour and half even if you look into the tiniest details. I bet most people would be over it within half an hour. But until this point I actually really enjoyed the tour.

However it’s supposedly an overnight program. And that’s where the challenge starts. I still have no idea what can one do there for 16-18 hours even with sleep and two meals involved. Particularly that the night isn’t exactly convenient. All guests sleep in one of the big traditional houses, in an open hall, with about 25-30 mattresses around. There isn’t much bedding just a straw-mattress and a dirty blanket used by who knows how many people before. You have no option but to use it because the night is very cold and there are hundreds of mosquitoes flying around.

My recommendation is that only stay there for overnight if you are really keen to have this box ticked on your bucket list. There is literally nothing else there than just an inconvenient sleep and a light breakfast. By all mean, visit the village, it’s beautiful. But if you can sleep elsewhere
Written 30 April 2022
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