Wae Rebo Village, Ruteng

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Set amidst a scenic backdrop of the nearby mountains,Wae Rebo Village offers a glimpse into an authentic Indonesian village day-to-day life. You'll also see sightings of traditional mbaru niang--circular, conical, housing architecture. Set off from the lowlands, the village requires a three-hour hike to reach the site, so physical fitness, hiking experience, and ability should be taken into consideration. However, those who do take on this hiking challenge will be rewarded by a trek through dense green forest while encountering diverse plant and animal life. To visit Wae Rebo Village on your trip to Ruteng, use our Ruteng trip maker site .
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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 fo...  more »
  • unique village sebutanya village above the clouds because it is surrounded by mountains, trekking path as long as we headed to the village of fairly clean from junk and waerebo villages in what facilities of electricity and sanitary facility is already good enough.
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  • Amazing little hidden village in a coffee plantation with super friendly inhabitants. Fairly strenuous 2 hour hike to get up to it after a bumpy ride from the nearest "civilization" but worth it. Room for about 30 visitors to sleep in the one big visitors hut.
  • A very special experience - a traditional village situated in a crater valley which can only be reached through a steep path through the forest. After 3 hours of hard work you are rewarded with the sight of the cone-shaped traditional houses of Wae Rebo. Worth the sweat and hard work. Amazingly friendly people considering the number of tourists visiting. Communal sleeping on wowen mats - definitely an experience to be recommended!
  • the courtesy from the local villages is amazing. yoi have to hike a mountain about 5 km to get to this remote village. use a local porter on downhill to help you to go this village.
  • 7 km hiking and you will get to this beautiful village, the people are very warm and welcoming, the accomodation offers unique experience, the water is very cold, and the foods are great because the use fire wood to serve it
  • Very interesting place, nice locals, relaxing, inspiring... They already live with some modern commodities and have electricity but it’s still a nice experience.
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