Tado Village

Tado Village, Labuan Bajo: Address, Phone Number, Tado Village Reviews: 3.5/5

Tado Village
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Abdul Haris M.P
By Abdul Haris M.P
Singapore International School Visit
Feb 2019
Learning how to live in the village, group of students from Singapore International School came to Tado as one of their activities in Flores and stayed for a night. The group arrived in Kamput Pusut, received traditionally and the students from SDK Pusut performed a traditional dance called Rangkuk Alu. The students also tried this dance directly. After the activity was finished, had lunch together that had been prepared by the group of Moms. At Tado, students stayed at homestays in Kamput Pusut. They are divided into several available houses. Besides staying overnight, students also take part in activities that are routinely carried out by the homestay owner's family, such as feeding buffalo, cooking corn, looking at the garden, and preparing meals for dinner. In the afternoon students along with local guides walked around the village, besides seeing the surrounding atmosphere, they also saw traditional works in several houses such as making songke, making pots from clay, and making mats from pandan (woven pandan). The next morning before leaving the village, the students gave gifts that they had already given to the families of each homestay they lived in. Such as coloring equipment, dolls, badminton equipment, and snacks. Then students trek to Golo Wesa Hill to see rice fields that resemble spiderwebs (lingko). Where lingko is a traditional way of sharing land for the community. During the trekking participants also saw and learned about the existing flora and fauna. After trekking with hot weather, students enjoy coconut drinks.

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Abdul Haris M.P
Flores, Indonesia24 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
Learning how to live in the village, group of students from Singapore International School came to Tado as one of their activities in Flores and stayed for a night. The group arrived in Kamput Pusut, received traditionally and the students from SDK Pusut performed a traditional dance called Rangkuk Alu. The students also tried this dance directly. After the activity was finished, had lunch together that had been prepared by the group of Moms.
At Tado, students stayed at homestays in Kamput Pusut. They are divided into several available houses. Besides staying overnight, students also take part in activities that are routinely carried out by the homestay owner's family, such as feeding buffalo, cooking corn, looking at the garden, and preparing meals for dinner.
In the afternoon students along with local guides walked around the village, besides seeing the surrounding atmosphere, they also saw traditional works in several houses such as making songke, making pots from clay, and making mats from pandan (woven pandan).
The next morning before leaving the village, the students gave gifts that they had already given to the families of each homestay they lived in. Such as coloring equipment, dolls, badminton equipment, and snacks. Then students trek to Golo Wesa Hill to see rice fields that resemble spiderwebs (lingko). Where lingko is a traditional way of sharing land for the community. During the trekking participants also saw and learned about the existing flora and fauna. After trekking with hot weather, students enjoy coconut drinks.
Written February 22, 2019
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Nikolaj R
30 contributions
Jul 2017
We stayed overnight for a night and spend the afternoon and morning with a local family who shoved us the way of life in west Flores. The place is very good for learning about Indonesian culture.
Written July 18, 2017
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Thomas S
Switzerland105 contributions
Jun 2017 • Friends
We have been to Todo village with a private tour. The roads to Todo are not in a good condition and you drive from Labuan banjo about 4 hours. The houses are just for tourists prepared, but it's a rip off. 100k Rp for a welcome coffee and a guide. If you like to see how they make the drums, add 150k per Person. I would go there again, it's a bit of wasting time.
Written June 2, 2017
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anitha629
Brisbane, Australia3 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
Amazing view of spider web shape rice field, delicious local cuisine and the forest around make our trekking be very amazing
Written February 1, 2017
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Flores Exotic Tours
Flores, Indonesia172 contributions
Sep 2015 • Family
the right place where you can share experience each other and learn the way of life of Manggaraian tribe in West Flores island Indonesia.
visitors can do and see local activities and suggested to stay overnight if you want to know more of Local culture and tradition.
Written June 22, 2016
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MamaCleo
41 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
This was one of our stops before Waerebo . We met pak Titus , the caretaker of the place , we are then served with coffee by his wife . Sign the visitors book , and being dressed with the ikat sarong , off we went to see the houses . He explained to me that the stone formation in front of the main building , all the way up to the cemetery down below is actually the blue print of the house . Back then , they didn't have paper so they made the stone formation as a model . Inside the house there are the original anchor that was used by the people of Minangkabau when they first arrived on the land , the original drum that was used for the ceremonies and other bits and pieces . Pity that all those things are not displayed properly to make it more interesting for visitors . They're just laid there without any description . I spend some time talking to the ladies and bought some fabric from them.
Written May 21, 2016
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Johanna B
Washington, District of Columbia, United States15 contributions
May 2015 • Friends
We stayed with Ferdi and Mary, a couple with a few younger children still living at home. Mary cooked us a great vegetarian dinner (villagers rarely eat meat) of fried egg, braised squash and sweet potato from the garden, local red rice, and some very good, hot sambal. Breakfast was nasi goreng, of course, but in this case with red rice. When I had a stomach ache, Mary offered me hot water and some traditional medicine for settling the stomach. She was very sweet. We had time to wander around the village when we arrived, and we saw a group of young girls playing in the community water tap. Then we saw a larger group of boys being goofy in the school yard. The next day, we did the official tour of the village where we watched and learned about textile weaving, bamboo weaving, pottery, and traditional medicine. Some other reviewers have suggested this is all a show in a fake village where people don't actually live - I find this hard to believe considering the school children in uniform in the school yard, and also because when we needed an additional homestay at the last minute, there was a family a few doors down from Ferdi and Mary who offered space in their home. Tado is a beautiful village; the air is clean, the food is healthy, the people are friendly, the roosters are punctual. My only caution is against hiring Jeremyas a guide outside of Tado. He is a well-known member of the community and probably your contact for ecotourism in Tado. He did a fine job with the village tour, but we hired him in advance to be our guide for 5 days all around Flores and he was completely absent. He called us several times to postpone our meeting until eventually it was Friday and we were leaving the Island. Jeremy is a disappointment, but Tado is certainly worth the trip.
Written June 19, 2015
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azusankon
バリ11 contributions
Jan 2015 • Family
People doesn't live at old houses, they just come to the place for showing their old culture, performance to tourists. That is not real. Very disappointed…
Written February 3, 2015
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Hanna K
Lublin, Poland140 contributions
Jul 2014 • Couples
This is long and difficult way to this village.Road is narrow and poor quality but it is worth to visit. We saw authentic Manggarai house and four families who live in this house without partitions.We were the only tourists who visit this village.The people from village invited us for coffee and dressed us in local style clothes to visit old house.It was interesting experience.
Written August 26, 2014
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wanderlust
Toronto, Canada1,273 contributions
May 2014 • Couples
We could not make the trek to Wae Rebo due to serious illness so our driver took us here as a consolation instead :). We had some coffee, donned some traditional garb, visited a traditional home and learned some about the village. If you can't go to Wae Rebo, might as well visit Tado (Todo?) village and see one of the traditional buildings.
Written August 14, 2014
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