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Labuan Bajo Culture Discovery

Explore the other side of Labuan Bajo, and drive through a winding road into the hills outside of Labuan Bajo to a tiny village known as Melo to discover the unique culture and their traditional whip dance.


Early morning drive to the other side of Labuan Bajo to a traditional Melo village. Upon arrival at Melo village, you will be warmly welcomed by the elders of the local tribe then you will have an opportunity to enjoy a traditional whip dance called Caci dance, it is more than just a traditional performance, it is a major element of Manggaraian cultural identity and an important part of ceremonial life.

Afterward you will have a chance to gather with villagers while enjoying your lunch. Visit the traditional Sopi wine-making process before bidding farewell to villagers.

Drive back to Labuan Bajo to visit Mirror Stone Cave or locally referred to as Goa Batu Cermin. The cave earns its name from the walls that sparkle when catching the morning sun through a crevice in the roof. The sparkling occurs because the cave walls contain salt, believed to be present from when the cave was presumed to be underwater thousands of years ago. Corals and fossils of marine animals have been found in the cave walls supporting the presumption that the district was once underwater.

Continue to Amelia sea view in the outskirts of Labuan Bajo, Amelia Seaview is made up of rolling brown-colored hills overlooking the surrounding bays of Labuan Bajo. We are offering breathtaking views of tropical rainforests, and rugged landscapes.

Leaving Amelia Hill and return back to Airport/Hotel (L)

Note: Goa Batu Cermin is temporarily closed. An alternative will be offered

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Important Information

Price Includes

  • Air conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance tickets
  • Lunch with local people

Price Excludes

  • Personal expense
  • Gratuities

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