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Kupang - Soe - Boti
Situated in the East Nusa Tenaggara, West Timor, is one of Indonesia lesser known destinations, however it must be noted, equally as captivating and therefore well worth a visit. Blessed with a characteristically rugged terrain, home to traditional villages and vast flora and fauna, Timor is in many respects one of the archipelagos undiscovered jewels. On this 4-day Indonesian tour you will see exactly why.
This brief tour of West Timor begins with a day at your leisure. On the second day you will be accompanied by your Exo guide who will join in the exploration of the main cit, Kumpang. This typically atmospheric Indonesian city will no doubt elate all the senses. Take a visit to a local museum housing an extensive collection of items from the provinces different ethnic groups, among the items on display you will see fossils, anthropological artifacts and textiles.
Continue on to the local market for a fascinating insight into life of West Timor as villagers make sugar palm and go about their daily routines. Drive to the village of Soe passing through beautiful landscapes of rice fields, farms and jungles en route. Stop at Oebelo, a village famous for crafting unique musical instruments called sasando which are made from lontar palm leaves.
The final day of this Indonesia package tour is spent in the area of Boti, a traditional Timor village known as a 'Barefoot Kingdom'. Here the King enforces traditional dress, hairstyles, food, and work. Each of the 400 people who live here are free to leave at any time, but prefer to work together to preserve the traditional way of life and are extremely proud of their heritage. Meet the village King and spend time with the inhabitants, conversing with the locals for further insight into this rich culture, an experience you will remember long after the holiday is over.
Our West Timor Trails Indonesia Tour is perfect for the culturally curious; to continue this package with a few days lounging on the pristine Gili islands would surely amount to a well balanced vacation.
Day 1 - Kupang Arrival (D)
Upon arrival at Kupang's Eltari Airport, your guide and private car will meet you and transfer you to your hotel.
Check in and enjoy dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in Kupang.
Day 2 - Kupang - Soe (B,L,D)
Spend this morning exploring the town of Kupang. You'll start with a visit to Kupang Museum which houses a fabulous collection of items from Nusa Tenggara's different ethnic groups. Among the displays you will see fossils, anthropological artifacts, traditional ikat weavings and textiles and other items. Continue to the local market where you will see area vendors buying and selling produce, handicrafts and other goods. Next you will head to Lesiana beach where you can observe the villagers making sugar palm.
After lunch at a local restaurant, begin the drive to Soe. The drive takes around 3 hours (covering 110km) and passes through beautiful landscapes of rice fields, farms and jungles.
Before reaching Soe, stop in Oebelo. This village is famous for crafting unique musical instruments called sasando which are made from lontar palm leaves.
Arrive in Soe early this evening and check into your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Overnight in Soe.
Day 3 - Soe - Boti - Kupang (B,L,D)
Explore the area of Boti this morning, a traditional Timor village. Boti is home to around 350 people who live in the palace or in the native style houses. You will get to see the fabulous ikat weavers and meet with the village King. Spending time in the village and with the locals will give you a further understanding of this rich culture and deep traditions of Boti.
Return to Soe midday for lunch before driving back to Kupang.
Check into your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Overnight in Kupang.
Day 4 - Kupang - Departure (B)
After breakfast, your guide and private car will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to the airport for your onward flight.