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Nunang and Lempe can be accessed by car, motorcycle or public bus or truck within 3-5 hours from Labuan Bajo. Public Transport times are provided below.
Labuan Bajo – Nunang (3-5hours): departure Tuesdays and Sundays between 10am and 12 lunchtime.
Nunang – Labuan Bajo (3-5 hours): departures Tuesdays and Sundays between 6 and 7am.
- Price: IDR 30,000- 50,000 per person
Nunang and Lempe can also be accessed by daily public transport from Labuan Bajo via Werang. From Werang, Nunang and Lempe can be reached within 30 minutes by ojek or within 1 hour by public transport.
Nunang – Werang (1 hour): departure Saturdays at 6am
Werang – Nunang (1 hour): departure Saturdays between 8-9am
- IDR 7,000 per person
Please be aware that local transport often runs late and that the provided prices may increase in the future due to the rising costs of petrol on the island of Flores.
Nunang and Lampe are two of the villages located along the shores of the Sano Nggoang crater lake in West Manggerai. These small agricultural villages contain only 250 inhabitants living in traditional woven bamboo houses or more modern woode or brick built houses, each containing its own garden. The village is bordered by the lake, plantations and hills. The remote location and small size of the two villages provides visitors with a tranquil respite from the hustle and bustle of Labuan Baja.
Fourteen families have recently joined the homestay network. All houses provide mattresses, clean linens, mosquito nets, clean drinking water and other amenities depending on the homestay. All but two houses provide private guest rooms. Those that do not yet have private rooms have provided a curtain for privacy. The shared bathroom facilities are located behind the houses and feature traditional squatter toilets and bucket showers. Availability of electricity varies from homestay to homestay, as some own generators, while others still rely on rechargeable lamps for light in the evening.
Breakfast is included in the price of your stay. Additional meals can be purchased for 25.000 IDR for a vegetarian meal or 55.000 IDR for a meal with chicken, fish or eggs. You may also help in preparing your meal with your host! If you have any food preferences (e.g. vegetarian) or allergies, please inform us upon reservation.
Songket and Rea Weaving
Come watch as the women of Nunang and Lempe weave their traditional sarongs, known as songket, and men hats, known as rea. These traditional garments will also be available for purchase during your visit.
- Price: IDR 10.000 per person
More info to come!
Wae Sano Nggoang (Lake Sano Nggoang)
Sano Nggoang is a volcanic crater lake situated 750m above sea level. The lake is 600m deep and contains 513 ha of sulphuric water and is one of the deepest crater lakes on earth.
Pulau Nuncung (Nuncung Island)
Palau Nuncung is only a 45 minute walk from Nunang village and is located on the west side of the lake. This small island juts out into the lake, providing great views of the entire lake. To reach the lake, just head west through Lempe and Lenda on the main lake road.
Golo Dewa (Savannah Peak)
Golo Dewa is a nearby peak reachable by a 45 minute uphill hike from the village of Nunang. More information to come!
This Code of Conduct was established together with the homestay families and members of the community. All visitors to the homestays should follow these rules. Thank you for your understanding!
- Greet everyone you meet with a warm smile, just like the locals do.
- Accept any offers of food or beverages. Although you have accepted, you do not have to consumed them if you don’t want to.
- Use your right hand to offer or receive items including money, food etc.
- Take off your shoes before entering any house. The locals do not wear shoes/sandals inside the house.
- When you walk past people who are sitting, it is polite to slightly bend your back forward and say “nekarabo” (literally means “please don’t be angry”).
- Express gratitude before you leave the village and wish those who remain (the villagers) well.
- Dress politely. It is advisable to wear (at least) knee-length pants/skirts and sleeved-shirts/t-shirts.
- Dispose of trash in the designated bins.
- Obey local laws and do not enter any place where you are not allowed. Always ask permission before entering any house or building.
- Ask kindly before you take any photos of the villagers or the villagers’s property.
- Use the service of a local guide if you want to walk around the area.
- In case of an emergency, please contact the local health centre (Poskesdes).
- Do not hunt animals or disturb the environment.
- Do not buy souvenirs or items made of threatened/ protected species
- Do not give money to children. This behaviour will encourage them to ask for more money from future visitors.
- Do not use your left hand to offer or receive anything.
- Do not touch other people’s head. It is considered impolite.
- Do not step over people or food.
- Do not dispose of cigarette butts carelessly.
- Do not swim in the lake without a safety guard.
- Do not drink the water from the lake or hot springs.