CTL-01 Lembata Tour Package – 4D/3N
|Bali – Lewoleba – Arrival – Lamagute Village (LD) Upon arrival at Wunopito the Airport of Lewoleba, meeting services. Lewoleba is the capital city of the region of Lembata. From the Airport, direct transfer to Lamagute Village. After arriving at Lamagute Village check in at a home stay and lunch will be served. After lunch, visiting a traditional weaving processing (Neket Tenane) done by local women, then continue the trip, to see the unique life style of Atawatung tribes. Dinner and overnight at Hamaena home stay (simple accommodation).
|Lamagute – Ile Ipe Volcano – Atawatung Ancient Village (BLD) After breakfast, in early morning at 3:00 am, we will take you for a trekking activity to the top of Ile Ape volcano, to enjoy the amazing sunrise and the beautiful scenery of Lembata Island. On the way, before reaching to the top of the mountain, you will visit an ancient village Atawatung, to see traditional houses. Lunch will be served at the Atawatung ancient village. Dinner and overnight at Hamaena home stay (simple accommodation). Note: In July or August, you can see and enjoy the party nuts also called Reka uta. At the same time, you can also see the processing of local wine made from palm tree. They call it iris tuak and masak arak.
|Lamagute – Lewoleba – Waijarang Beach (BLD) After breakfast drive back to Lewoleba Town and check in at Palm Indah hotel. Lunch will be served at the hotel. After lunch, we will take you to Waijarang Beach for swimming, sun bathing and relaxing. You will also enjoy a beautiful sunset at the hill top of Waijarang. Dinner and overninght at Palm Indah hotel. (3 Star hotel)
|Lewoleba – Departure After breakfast, we drive you to Wunopito Airport to catch the flight for your trip back to Bali or for other next destination.
Lembata is an island in the Lesser Sunda Islands, formerly known as Lomblen island, is the largest island of the Solor Archipelago, in the Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia. It forms part of the province of Nusa Tenggara Timur. The length of the island is about 80 km from the Southwest to the Northeast and the width is about 30 km from the West to the East. It rises to a height of 1533 m. To the west lie the other islands in the archipelago, most notably Solorand Adonara, and then the larger island of Flores. To the east is the Alor Strait, which separates this archipelago from the Alor Archipelago. To the south across the Savu Sea lies the island of Timor, while to the north the western branch of the Banda Sea separates it from Buton and the other islands ofSoutheast Sulawesi. Geography The capital city Lewoleba (also known as Labala) is found on the Western part of the island alongside a huge bay facing theIlê Ape volcano in the North. Ships frequently connect the coastal towns and surrounding islands, but the only bigger harbour exists at Lewoleba in the North of the island. From Lewoleba there are daily connections to Larantuka, Flores, and Waiwerang on the neighbouring island of Adonara. Like the other Lesser Sunda Islands, and indeed much of Indonesia, Lembata is volcanically active. It has three volcanoes, Ililabalekan, Iliwerung, and Lewotolo.
People The people of Lembata are, like many other inhabitants of Eastern Indonesia, famous for their handmade ikat weavings. The national language,Indonesian, is known by many people of all ages, but like on other slands the national language coexists with many local languages. The most widespread of these is probably Lamaholot (another lingua franca inside the Solor archipelago). Lamaholot is spoken as a native language on Eastern Flores and Western Solor, and is itself divided into ten or more sublanguages (and many more dialects). It is spoken by 150.000 or more people in the region. On the South coast of Lembata, the village of Lamalera (pop. 2.500) is known for its whale hunting. Lamalera and Lamalera (on the neighbouring island of Solor) are the last two remaining Indonesian whaling communities.
Environment In 2011, the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) found 2 rare coral reef fish in the sea of Lamalera, they were Yellow-fin fairy wrasse(Cirrhilabrus flavidorsalis) and Swallowtail hawkfish (Cyprinocirrhites polyactis), which only exist in waters surrounding Indonesia and the Philippines. The 2 species were the first to be found in Lamalera Sea, but the similar types of fishes has been found in Bali before. The fishes could only be found in seas with good coral reefs, although the traces of bombing activities had been found around the coral reefs in the Lamalera Sea, but it’s not serious yet.