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Address: Bajawa, Flores, Indonesia

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Interesting experience staying over in Tolalela

Staff - 5 Location - 5 Activity quality - 5 Other positives - my girlfriend and I were a little apprehensive about staying in the village, especially as we were the only tourists... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staff - 5 Location - 5 Activity quality - 5 Other positives - my girlfriend and I were a little apprehensive about staying in the village, especially as we were the only tourists there but we had a great experience. Everyone made us feel very welcome as best they could and as there was a language barrier there was a... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016

We took a half day tour from the Manalula Villa just outside Bajawa. We were driven to the first village Luba. We then trekked to Bena, Tolalela, and Gurusina. The villages all had a similar set up. House on either side of a raised ceremonial area. The ceremonial area has megaliths marking graves of ancestors, and the male and female... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2015

you can walk along this city by foot. after 8 oclock in the evening. theres no longer a stores than open. all come to their home and dont want to go outside because of the cold weather.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2015

This area has it all: rich culture, incredible landscape and beautiful people. A visit to the hot springs, especially on a Sunday afternoon, is a must. We met such generous warm people in this region. Thank you Ngada.

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Ubud, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2015

One of the most fascinating areas of Flores, brimming with unique culture and architecture, hot springs, beaches and impressive volcanoes.

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Dortmund, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2015

The area is really nice. Rent a scooter to explore mountains and small old traditional villages. Buy some organic coffee and handcrafts. Just enjoy!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2015

I spent two month backpacking around Indonesia and getting to know Ngada culture and villages was one of the highlights!!! I was filming in a remote Belaraghi village and was lucky to interview the chief of the village and some of the locals. This place is a gem! You can read about my experience here: http://www.travelena.us/flores-indonesia-amazing-adventureland/ Trekking is awesome too,... More 

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Bali, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2015

Wake up in the morning and preapre everything to hang around the town. This is the coolest town in flores and the town features a lot of beatifull traditional house such Bena Traditional village, Mengeruda Hot spring which located in soa has a wide beautiful hot spring and perfect for your body treatment and best time to enjoy is in... More 

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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172 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2015

This was a great little stop for part of the morning in Bajawa. The village is very clean and quiet, a handful of little kids around and some women doing traditional weaving. They do not hassle you to purchase anything and were not bothered by us taking a few pictures (we did not over do it with sticking the camera... More 

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Mataram, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2015

well the second day in Bajawa actually Sunday morning Im with my friend visiting this small village of Bena,litte bit far from Bajawa ofcourse but finally we are arrive in Bena Village.what I like about Bena is from the Hill back Bena about the amazing view of sea to the Mountain Inerie also the top roof of Bena house really... More 

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