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Lamalera whaling village

This is one of the few village worldwide not affected from the whaling ban , because they need... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2019
Dawannes
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Hoogstraten, Belgium
An amazing village

This little village feels like a snap-shot into the past. As one of the few places on earth where... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2016
Da-Princess
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Australia
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Sep 30, 2019
“Lamalera whaling village”
Oct 1, 2016
“An amazing village ”
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Reviewed September 30, 2019

This is one of the few village worldwide not affected from the whaling ban , because they need whales for sustenance, the road to get there is an adventure on its own, its a sleepy village execpt when the boats return, then things get more...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

This little village feels like a snap-shot into the past. As one of the few places on earth where whales are still hunted in a traditional manner this is a remarkable village. With a beach littered with whale skulls that is sad but rather awe...More

Date of experience: August 2016
5  Thank Da-Princess
Reviewed June 29, 2016

We have been very lucky, they catched 3 whales the day after aor late arrival. It happens, on avarage, 10 times a year. If you are not so lucky, the place is a dull fishing village, with brick and tin houses, a row of long...More

Date of experience: June 2016
5  Thank metboef
Reviewed April 21, 2016

Lamalera is a village located on Lembata Island in East Nusa Tenggara province in Indonesia. We can go to Lembata island by airplane everyday from Kupang, NTT or by ferry every Wednesday. We can go from Larantuka in Flores island by ship everyday. The village...More

Date of experience: May 2015
8  Thank fransiskatyaswening
Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

I spent 3 nights Lamalera village and stayed in Mama Maria homestay, it's located just 100 m from Lamalera Beach. Mama Maria homestay's really friendly for travellers, they had western toilet and bed with mosquitos net and some books about Lamalera. Mama maria also provided...More

Date of experience: December 2015
3  Thank Kurnia F
Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Visiting Lamalera has been a stunning experience for me and my friends. It is worth accompanying the fishermen for day trips, even if it can be a somewhat moving or disturbing experience. Take a lot of sunblock, water and some hats as boats are not...More

Date of experience: May 2015
4  Thank BuleDiJakarta
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Katarína M
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Response from rizqi_wa |
I would say so. Why not? the people of Lamalera are generous. They are very open to tourists who come over the village despite lack of English Language. I suggest you to go there around 28th April to 1st May to see rituals... More
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