Culture Deep-Dive

Fall in love with Sumba, over and over again. Our students, coming from all corners of the island, are ready to take you behind the scenes and introduce you to the countless wonders of nature, the Sumbanese culture, delicious food, and so much more. From adventure, over culture, to the ultimate relaxation, we have it.

Sprinkled throughout Sumba’s countryside are hilltop villages with thatched traditional clan houses clustered around unique megalithic tombs where villagers still pay homage to their ancestors in the ancient belief of Marapu and have retained most of the indigenous culture and traditions for generations. The island is also known for the precious art of Tenun Ikat handwoven fabric, and the origin of the strong and agile Sumba Ponies or Sandalwood Horses.

Let us take you on a deep-dive into Sumbanese culture. No need to pack lunch, let us surprise you in real Sumbanese style. Please reserve at least 2 days in advance on-site or via WhatsApp.

Some must-visit spots: 

  • Kampung Ratenggaro
  • Kampung Prai Ijing
  • Ikat weaving 
  • Pasar Tambolaka 
  • Pasola


As usual, there was a flurry of activity this month, but nothing compares to the main event – the moment we have all been waiting for since the school year began last July. The buzz began back in February when students were measured for their graduation robes and the buzz kept getting louder through the…

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