Lamalera Whale Hunting 6D/5N

Overview Of Lamalera Wahel Hunting adventure: Lamalera is a whaling village located on Lembata Island and during the months of May through to late August 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. An interesting fact is that the traditional whalers of Lamalera are forbidden from killing Blue Whales. There are several other species of whales found in the Sawu Sea but it is the Blue whale that is, some would say, sacred and untouchable.

Day 1 (Sunday):  Denpasar – Maumere – Larantuka – Lamalera
On arrival in Maumere, direct transfer to Larantuka for about 4 hours drive. After dinner at a local restaurant in Larantuka, transfer to the harbor to get on board a local motorized boat and cruise to Lamalere for about 4 hours. Early morning arriving in Lamalere and direct check in at Abel Beding Homestay or similar for overnight.

Day 2. (Monday): Lamalera
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 Abel Beding Homestay or similar.

Day 3. (Tuesday): Lamalera
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 Abel Beding Homestay or similar.

Day 4. (Wednesday): Lamalera
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 Abel Beding Homestay or similar.

Day 5. (Thursday): Lamalera – Larantuka – Maumere
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. After lunch depart to Larantuka with motorized boat for about 4 hours. On arrival transfer to a local restaurant for dinner. Then drive to Maumere for about 4 hours. Just after midnight arriving in Maumere and check in at Pelita Hotel or similar for overnight.

Day 6. (Friday): Maumere – Denpasar
After early breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight back to Denpasar, Bali.