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10th May 2021 to 13th May 2021

Textiles of the Lesser Sundas

£965 Per person

Deposit Deposit 25%. Balance due 12 weeks before departure
Sail your way around the Lesser Sundas, discovering traditional textile making techniques and learning from the locals

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Pay a 25% deposit per item
Suited to
Families, Couples, Groups, Individual
Difficulty
No previous experience required
Nights onboard
3
Vessel type
Traditional Indonesian Pinisi made from Ironwood
Vessel length
42 metres
Skipper
Yes
Crew
Total crew of 14
Berth Style
24 guests in 12 cabins All cabins offer creature comforts and necessary amenities: Spacious twin-share cabins with twin bunks or double beds Each cabin has a private bathroom with toilet and hot shower Washbasin and toiletries provided in your cabin Eac
Insurance Required
Yes

Discover the traditional techniques used by the locals for creating their beautiful and unique textiles

3 nights: 10 - 13 May 2021

$1,200 / £965 per person*

*Trips are priced in the operator’s local currency. The sterling amount shown is a guide only and the amount you pay in sterling will change with currency fluctuations.

From weaving, natural dyeing methods, and an assortment of luxury fabrics this adventure will allow you to discover the traditional culture of the Lesser Sundas. You will also have the opportunity to explore the local villages, watch cultural performances, and even explore the Kelimutu National Park home to spectacular three-coloured crater lakes.

The whole vessel is available for charter. Please enquire for details. 

DAY 1

– After our direct flight to Kupang we will check into our hotel before driving to Baun for an audience with the King of the Amarasi, before making a visit to a small local weaving cooperative to see a demonstration of how they make naturally dyed Amarasi textiles.

– There will be an evening presentation about the history and textiles of the Lio people of Ende and we will enjoy excellent dinner at a restaurant near the hotel.

DAY 2

– After breakfast, you will be taken straight to the airport for an early flight to Ende on Flores Island, where we will visit the nearby district of Ndona to meet with a cooperative run by a small group of Lio weavers who make beautiful traditional textiles incorporating natural dyes.

– We continue up into the mountains to visit a fascinating village, where textiles are a feature of daily life, but where weaving is banned.

– The clan leader (called a mosa laki) will escort us around the village and explain to us about its history and culture. Once we arrive at Kelimutu Eco Lodge, there will be a pre-dinner lecture about the textiles we will see tomorrow.

DAY 3

– At the morning we will head to the remote weaving village of Nggela, stopping along the way for photographs over the spectacular Mbuli Valley. The local weavers will show us how they still produce some of the best quality ikat in the Ende Regency.

– In the afternoon we will venture to the other side of the valley to visit an interesting mixed Christian/Muslim village that also produces textiles, but with different designs and motifs.

-Back at the Eco Lodge, we will enjoy a traditional Lio feast and cultural performance.

DAY 4

-Starting well before dawn, we will drive up the side of the volcano to the entrance of Kelimutu National Park. From here it is a pleasant 30-minute-walk through woodland to the first viewpoint over the spectacular three-coloured crater lakes.

– Later that afternoon we will arrive in Maumere Harbour and board the Ombak Putih, which will be anchored in the bay.

 

  • Professional cruise directors
  • Outdoor sleeping facilities
  • Complimentary snorkelling equipment and two sea canoes (add SUP)
  • Free tea, soft drinks, juices, coffee and mineral water
  • Excellent food and snacks (vegetarian and special menus on request)
  • Television, DVD and music centre in the lounge
  • Dining in spacious air-conditioned lounge
  • Teak wooden furniture in lounge, cabins and on deck
  • Spacious sun and semi-covered decks
  • Mooring fees
  • Visits to restaurants, museums, galleries etc during the trip
  • Fine selection of wines, beer and spirits for sale
  • Travel to and from the vessel (including internal/domestic airfares)
  • Open to beginner sailors.
  • Open to families.
  • Open to solo travellers.

Fly to Terminal El Tari International Airport, Timor

Fly from Frans Seda Airport, Maumere

DAY 1

– After our direct flight to Kupang we will check into our hotel before driving to Baun for an audience with the King of the Amarasi, before making a visit to a small local weaving cooperative to see a demonstration of how they make naturally dyed Amarasi textiles.

– There will be an evening presentation about the history and textiles of the Lio people of Ende and we will enjoy excellent dinner at a restaurant near the hotel.

DAY 2

– After breakfast, you will be taken straight to the airport for an early flight to Ende on Flores Island, where we will visit the nearby district of Ndona to meet with a cooperative run by a small group of Lio weavers who make beautiful traditional textiles incorporating natural dyes.

– We continue up into the mountains to visit a fascinating village, where textiles are a feature of daily life, but where weaving is banned.

– The clan leader (called a mosa laki) will escort us around the village and explain to us about its history and culture. Once we arrive at Kelimutu Eco Lodge, there will be a pre-dinner lecture about the textiles we will see tomorrow.

DAY 3

– At the morning we will head to the remote weaving village of Nggela, stopping along the way for photographs over the spectacular Mbuli Valley. The local weavers will show us how they still produce some of the best quality ikat in the Ende Regency.

– In the afternoon we will venture to the other side of the valley to visit an interesting mixed Christian/Muslim village that also produces textiles, but with different designs and motifs.

-Back at the Eco Lodge, we will enjoy a traditional Lio feast and cultural performance.

DAY 4

-Starting well before dawn, we will drive up the side of the volcano to the entrance of Kelimutu National Park. From here it is a pleasant 30-minute-walk through woodland to the first viewpoint over the spectacular three-coloured crater lakes.

– Later that afternoon we will arrive in Maumere Harbour and board the Ombak Putih, which will be anchored in the bay.

 

Temperature in this sailing area varies little (27° to 33° Celsius year-round) with mostly blue skies and light winds. We suggest you bring the following:

Light cotton/ linen clothes, including a pair of long trousers for visits in the villages

Water shoes (boots or plastic shoes)

Hiking shoes

Camera

A plastic / waterproof bag for your camera when disembarking

High protection suntan lotion

A hat

Insect repellent

Dive/ snorkelling equipment if you have your own (there is plenty on board)

A sweater for cool evenings