Lamalera is a whaling village located on Lembata Island and during the months of May through to late September is the whale hunting season for the people of Lamalera and these traditional whalers are known as Lamafa and use simple traditional tools, small row boats and hand-thrown harpoons to ply their trade during the whaling season. Whatever they catch nothing is wasted as it is either consumed or sold. Established hundreds of years past and as far back as before the intrusion of Catholic missionaries, the villagers hold traditional rituals to commemorate their ancestors and for blessings for their whale harvest.
Check the program below for 5 days 4 nights visit lamalera whale hunting and contac soon with Florescharm Tours and Travel as a local tour operator in flores island.
Day 1: Fly From Bali – Maumere
Take a flight with sriwijaya air from Bali to Maumere, pick up airport by an english guide and direct drive for four hours to Larantuka. Arrive in Larantuka check in hotel. Afternoon city tour
Day 2: Larantuka – Lamalera
From Larantuka, transfer to the harbor to get on board a local motorized boat and cruise to lewoleba for about 4 hours. On arrivel in lewoleba harbor lunch in lewoleba then drive to lamalera about 4 hours. Dinner and overnight in lamalera home stay.
Day 3: Lamalera Full Day Tours
After breakfast walk to the beach and aboard a local motorized boat to watch the local people hunting whales. Lunch box will be provided on boat. Afternoon return to the village. Dinner and overnight at home stay
Day 4: Lamalera – Larantuka
Early morning drive to lewoleba, breaksfast box will be provided. Upon arrive in lewoleba town drive to lewoleba harbor and curise to larantuka , night driving to Maumere check in hotel
Day 5: Fly back from Maumere to Bali and the trip finished.