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| Off the Main Road to Bajawa, Bajawa, Flores, Indonesia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was really quite to visit Bena in low season. We did it in early of January 2019. There was a sunny day. the village was very clean and fresh. some local women weaved textiles and small children were playing at the home page. we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Vincent_Sales
Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

This is a must go in Bajawa. Old traditional houses, megaliths, beautiful organic handwoven Tenun, friendly people, try Bajawa coffee there, mountain as background, St Mary’s statue at the end of the path and amazing view at the back. Just love this place. Old blind...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank henrysusanti
Reviewed November 20, 2018

This village was really touristy. Especially compared to Wae Rebo. Of course Wae Rebo and Bena are really different and I would still recommend to go to both of them. You just have to experience it yourself, but in Bena I got the idea that...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Joost N
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

It took us about half an hour to walk from Manulalu. We were the only 2 visitors at around 330pm. An interesting traditional village, we didn't have any guide assigned to us. We were fortunate that the driver we hired next day, Stephen +6282244499249 (local...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MalL188
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

We booked a day with a guide (office in main street but not always open) and it was perfect: he arranged the timing to avoid the "crowd" in the villages (Tololela and Bena), he showed us plenty of plants and trees while we walked in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

It was fascinating to see the houses with their high thatched roofs and doorway decorations and the sacrificial altars in the communal areas. Well worth visiting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KBofLB
Reviewed October 27, 2018

My wife saw probably every available village in the Bajawa area plus the Wawo Muda volcano accompanied by guide Lorenzo (853-33505160), who literally ran her into the ground in a good way on a morning til night motorbike tour. Bena is maybe a tad touristic...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

We booked a jungle tour for four hours and made the walk down from the lakes to the city center. During this walk you can visit several traditional villages. Some are very touristic, but a few are no so touristic. Its more hard to get...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ben B
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

One hour Drive from Bajawa, you'll be at the most beautiful village of the Ngada etnik. Just complete, the culture, lifestyle and the view.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chris L
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

As one of the main attractions in this area, we (two friends and myself) went to the village with some prior information taken out of a travelguide and the internet. Renting a scooter from Bajawa is easy (~100 000/day) and you'll get there in about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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September 16, 2018|
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Stay per night at Bellaraghi Village IDR 250.000 per pax included dinner and breakfast,if you need an overland tour driver to go there chat me +6282244499249
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Response from paularps | Reviewed this property |
For sure the best time in the year is off peak so before june or after mid september. In peak season go as early as possible because tour buses will be there around 10/11. There are also some villages in the area that are... More
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Response from hanryf | Reviewed this property |
Bena and wae rebo are 2 traditional villages belong to different region. Bena is in Bajawa region and easy access from the main street. while Wae Rebo is more authentic in it's architecture and life style, one need to be... More
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