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SUMBA PASOLA : (HORSEMEN FIGHTING RITUAL CEREMONY)

feature9TOUR CODE : SA.03
DURATIONS : 03 NIGHTS AND 04 DAYS
TOUR NAMES : SUMBA PASOLA : (HORSEMEN FIGHTING RITUAL CEREMONY)
THIS TOURS ONLY ONCE A YEAR (FEBRUARY AND MARCH)
February in Lamboya –Kodi and March in Wanukaka and Gaura

Pasola is a thanks giving ceremony to the ancestral spirit of people from West Sumba East Nusa Tenggara.
More then 50 men riding horses which divided into two groups – from upper and lower villages. Before they start, the Rato ( Traditional priest leader ) Prays in between of two groups, then he throw a spear to start the game. Immediately followed by those horse riders race their horse and throw their spears toward the opponent over and over. This is a blood sacrifice…..!
This ceremony happen only once in a year ( FEBRUARY and MARCH ) and date could not be predicted in advance, it is always not in the same date every year. It depends on RATO’S decision which is announced one or two weeks before.
DETAIL PROGRAM:
DAY.01. DENPASAR-TAMBULAKA-WAIKABUBAK (West Sumba )
Flight arrival by Merpati, Wings air or Trans Nusa Air ,
On arrival at Airport of Tambulaka Airport, our guide will meet you and transfer to Manandang or Similar for lunch and accomodation . Afternoon city tour visit; traditional market and villages nearby the city of Waikabubak such as: PRAI IJING , TARUNG and WAI TABAR to see stone graves and traditional houses Of Sumbanese also visit local market of Waiakbubak afternoon return to hotel for dinner and overnight.( LD )
DAY.02. WAIKABUBAK- WANUKAKA FULL DAY PASOLA (B/L/D )
Early morning breakfast ( 04.00am ) at hotel, drive to WANUKAKA about 35 MINUTE drive to attend the PASOLA, Direct to the beach to see ceremony of catching sea worm by the RATO, then back to the field for attending the Pasola During the Day. Lunch box will be provided on the Spot. Afternoon, return to hotel for Accommodation and meals at Manandang or similar .
DAY.03. WAIKABUBAK- KODI FULL DAY TOURS – (B/L/D)
After breakfast at Hotel Drive to Kodi Area for Visit: Tosi Village, Parona baroro Village, Rotenggaro Village and Ranggabaki Village, this place to see all the house are very high roof more than ten meters high. Lunch box will prepare on the beach, afternoon return to Hotel via Waitabula and waijewa we witness the Coffee plantation , dinner and over night at Hotel Manandang
NOTE: If No pasola schedule at that day, We just visit Kodi Village sorounding

DAY.04. WAIKABUBAK-TAMBULAKA-DENPASAR ( B )
After Breakfast at your hotel , Transfer to Tambulaka /Waingapu Airport to catch flight for your next destination.

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