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Felt good being here!

First of all the place is far... really far! From Ruteng we had to travel 7 hours on roads that you... read more

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Joost N
Groningen, The Netherlands
Great hospitality

A fantastic experience. Wae Rebo village gives you an insight of what life was like in this... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
| West Manggarai Highlands, Ruteng, Flores 86511, Indonesia
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All reviews stay overnight local guide traditional house approximately hours rice labuan bajo welcoming ceremony bad condition yummy local food unique experience cold shower starting point up hill clear sky other guests take photos no electricity
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Reviewed today

First of all the place is far... really far! From Ruteng we had to travel 7 hours on roads that you could barely name roads. Please do not drive yourself unless you are really experienced! Multiple times you have to stop and drive exactly on...More

Thank Joost N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fantastic experience. Wae Rebo village gives you an insight of what life was like in this Indonesia village over 100 years ago. The villagers were warm and welcoming.

Thank paloma057
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Recently i went to Flores with my friends and we had chance to visit Wae Rebo village. The scenery was superb and the air was so good. Even though the accommodation is basic, we still enjoy the experience and felt it worth the hike and...More

Thank innekes18
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed this visit! We did this on our own and not through a company and saved a fortune. Really beautiful little village. Food was nice!

Thank elizabethkskinner
Reviewed October 10, 2018

Wae rebo is an old traditional village, can be reach from Dintor. We can use car until 1st bridge, then continue with motorcycle (ojek) until 2nd bridge (Post 1). From post 1 we have to walk for around 2.5 hours. A local guide is accompany...More

Thank cute_rabbit
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

We read all the opinions but decided to go anyway because it had more good opinions than bad. Now I have to agree with the bad. We did the whole trekking without using a porter, the motorbike service or a guide. It's a 3hour trekk...More

3  Thank Ana L
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Very pictural, photo perfect. Other than that nothing else. 2 over hours of muddy trek to get there. Sleep in a smoky hut with over 40 people, noise and smelly people. 3 Toilets were dirty and share with over 60 peoples. Cold water so not...More

2  Thank Gina A
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

It’s not worth 7h drives from Labuan Bajo and 2.5h trekking on slippery & muddy tracks ! It’s not convinced family with children place to be as there’s no comfort & facilities for welcoming small children. We (the visitors) all sleep in 1 big room...More

1  Thank travelchic1981
Reviewed July 28, 2018

We did a day hike there in late July, arriving at the start of the trek mid morning. Took the ojek to the trailhead but walked down. Would recommend walking both ways as the ojek ride is quite dangerous and no helmets were provided. 40,000...More

2  Thank klsam2018
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Hike is nice and doable even for children. Village is very commercial and food is average amd stay is very expensive (350k pp) for a place on the floor in a shared sleeping tent with 40 more people which can be very annoying. No comfort...More

1  Thank Adriaan L
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Maria Z
July 11, 2018|
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Response from Mei B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Maria, There’re 2 options of public transports from Denge to Ruteng. But it’s not hourly, one is with big truck and the other one is with a van and they have limited access. I suggest you to take or share a private car... More
Sarah B
June 12, 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
April 8, 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 :)