Pulau Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara Indonesia

Pulau Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara Indonesia

Pulau Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara Indonesia

Pulau Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara Indonesia

Pulau Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara Indonesia

Pulau Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara Indonesia

Pulau Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara Indonesia

Pulau Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara Indonesia

Pulau Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara Indonesia

Pulau Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara Indonesia

Pulau Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara Indonesia

Pulau Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara Indonesia

Pulau Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara Indonesia

Pulau Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara Indonesia

Pulau Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara Indonesia

Pulau Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara Indonesia

VolunTour: Sumba, Indonesia

Pulau Sumba, East Nusa TenggaraIndonesia

4 Days / 3 Nights
for Member Pricing

VolunTour: Sumba, Indonesia

Volunteer alongside nonprofit Happy Hearts Indonesia, as you spend 2 days making a difference at a local school in Sumba.

About Your Trip

On this VolunTour to Sumba, Indonesia, for guests ages 8 years and older, show your Heart to Serve with WorldVentures Foundation™ and Happy Hearts Indonesia. The organizations partnered together and created the Schools for Sumba project to build 100 schools across Sumba over the next 5 years.

During your VolunTour, engage in light construction and beautification projects at a local school. You’ll also tour the Sumba Hospitality Foundation campus within your hotel complex. A full-board school, it gives youth a place to learn about hospitality and agriculture, both very important industries that may determine Sumba’s long-term success.

VolunTours are professionally planned, guided trips that put volunteers to work beautifying communities, building infrastructure and brightening the lives of children. You will participate in a child-serving project as you become immersed in the culture.

At a Glance:
• Unlike idyllic Bali, Sumba has low rainfall, making its land dry and very difficult to yield crops.
• Schools in rural Sumba are few and far between, especially those with proper sanitation and clean water.
• More than half of school-aged children in the area don't attend school; instead, they help contribute to their family’s income by working in the fields.
• A goal of Happy Hearts Indonesia is to help local communities build sustainable, eco-friendly and earthquake-resistant schools so children have access to safe learning venues.

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What's Included

Your VolunTour includes 4 days and 3 nights in Sumba, Indonesia, as well as:
• The opportunity to serve with Happy Hearts Indonesia to help beautify a local school.
• 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners.
• A host, whose goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips experience from landing to liftoff — they host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more. (Please note: A host will be provided only on trips with bookings of 10 or more adults.)



Transportation


Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Tambolaka Airport (TMC), approximately 7 miles (11 kilometers) away. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.

PLEASE NOTE: Do not book your flight for this trip until you receive our confirmation email. Your VolunTour will be confirmed after we have reached a minimum booking of 10 people.

Members booking this VolunTour are required to purchase travel insurance from the vendor of their choice (see Additional Information for details).

Airport Transfers


Round-trip airport transfers are included from:
Tambolaka Airport (TMC) to the hotel on November 18, timing based on flight details provided.
The hotel to Tambolaka Airport (TMC) on November 21, timing based on flight details provided.

To arrange your airport transfers, please submit flight details HERE by October 15.

Please note: Transfers are provided only for the airport(s), dates and times listed above.



This trip will close by October 14.

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Destination

The island of Sumba, Indonesia, is known for unspoiled natural wonders, from waterfalls and grasslands to limestone hills and forests, despite it's semi-arid climate. Two national parks — Laiwangi Wanggameti and Manupeu Tanah Daru — are recognized for their distinctive collection of flora and fauna as well as indigenous bird species. The landscape is dotted with massive stone structures known as megalithic tombs and traditional houses with high-pitched roofs.

When the sun sets, Waingapu, the island’s main town, awakens with night markets that offer food stalls and handicrafts vendors selling popular ikat-inspired textiles. Woven fabric made by the Sumbanese is listed as one of UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritages.
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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive at the airport and transfer to the hotel, timing based on flight details provided.
Check into the hotel at any time after 2 p.m.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Visit the welcome table in the hotel lobby.
Family-style welcome dinner at the hotel with a speech by a representative of Happy Hearts Indonesia.

Day 2

Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Half-day volunteer service for Schools for Sumba project; includes lunch and transportation.
• 9 a.m.: Pickup from the hotel and transfer to a local school.
• 9:30 a.m.: Arrive at the school. Enjoy a welcome dance and receive instructions.
• 10 a.m.: Spend the day volunteering. This could include painting, installing a fence or preparing lunch for school children.
• Noon: Set-menu lunch with school children.
• 1:30 p.m.: Activities with school children.
• 3:30 p.m.: Return to the hotel.
Family-style dinner at the hotel.

Day 3


Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Half-day volunteer service for Schools for Sumba project; includes lunch and transportation.
• 9 a.m.: Pickup from the hotel and transfer to a local school.
• 9:30 a.m.: Arrive at the school. Enjoy a welcome dance and receive instructions.
• 10 a.m.: Spend the day volunteering. This could include painting, installing a fence or preparing lunch for school children.
• Noon: Set-menu lunch with school children.
• 1:30 p.m.: Go on a community visit to the homes of school children and participate in a village activity.
• 3 p.m.: School opening ceremony.
• 3:30 p.m.: Return to the hotel.
Family-style farewell dinner at the hotel.

Day 4

Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
Check out of the hotel by noon.
Transfer to the airport, timing based on flight details provided.

Itinerary subject to change.
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Hotel Details

Maringi Ecoresort by Sumba Hospitality Foundation welcomes visitors to its rural setting in Sumba Barat Daya, Southwest Sumba Regency, not far from the coast. The hotel’s lodgings and restaurant encourage environmentally friendly practices such as the use of bamboo and solar energy.

Sharing this hotel is the Sumba Hospitality Foundation, which provides education to youth interested in hospitality and agriculture. Among other things, students learn about permaculture farming techniques that emphasize sustainability and self-sufficiency. After graduating, they will promote responsible tourism throughout the region.

Hotel features:
• 1 family-style restaurant and bar under a traditional alang-alang thatched roof.
• Outdoor swimming pool.
• Powered entirely by solar energy and waste-water treatment systems.
• On-site organic garden based on permaculture farming techniques.

Bamboo Pavilion accommodations with:
• 1 double bed. No extra bed available.
• Maximum occupancy 2 adults.
• Minimum occupancy 1 adult.

Deluxe Guest House accommodations with:
• 1 king bed or 2 twin beds. Extra bed available.
• Maximum occupancy 3 adults in rooms with an extra bed.
• Minimum occupancy 1 adult.

Both room types include:
• Air conditioning.
• Ceiling fan and mosquito net.
• En suite, open-air bathroom.

Check-in: 2 p.m.
Checkout: noon.
Minimum check-in age is 18 years.

Maringi Ecoresort by Sumba Hospitality Foundation
Jl Mananga Aba
Karuni, Sumba 87255, Indonesia


 

Pricing for children for this resort may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults. Click SELECT to check. If the pricing for children differs from the pricing for adults, refer to the Policies section for further details.



Hotel Check-in Requirements

By booking this DreamTrip I understand that the hotel may request a credit card upon check-in. The hotel may request the credit card in order to: a) place a monetary hold of US$50-200; or b) hold for incidental, security or other charges. By booking, I acknowledge having received notice of this potential charge and accept that Rovia™ recommends a credit card rather than a debit or bank card be used in the event the hotel requests the card. I understand that any such request made by the hotel is outside of the control of Rovia and is strictly a hotel policy. Should I have questions concerning the hotel’s policy, I accept responsibility for contacting the hotel independent of Rovia.
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Additional Information

For peace of mind, why not consider an optional travel insurance plan through Travel Guard? Offering assistance with common travel problems like flight delays or lost luggage, Travel Guard can help you start your next adventure prepared for the unexpected!

Contact Travel Support if you have special requests regarding bedding, meals or medical needs, or any other questions about this trip.

Please note: A host is provided only on trips with bookings of 10 or more adults.

Please note: At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.

A signed WorldVentures Foundation VolunTour Release will be required to participate in this VolunTour. Please download the waiver.

Please note: You are required to purchase trip cancellation and medical insurance from the vendor of your choice. Proof of insurance must be received 4 weeks prior to travel. Please read for more information.

Reminder:
Do not book your flight for this trip until you receive our confirmation email. Your VolunTour will be confirmed after we have reached a minimum booking of 10 people.



Children ages 8 years and older, accompanied by a paid parent or legal guardian, are welcome on this VolunTour.
Please be aware that children’s pricing is based on hotel rates, excursion costs and other inclusions. See the Policies section for pricing and booking details.

Gratuities are not included. We suggest providing gratuities at your own discretion.

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Policies

Cancellation Policy*: If you cancel 91 days or more before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund of the amount you paid for the trip less a fee of US$50. If you cancel between 46 and 90 days before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund less a fee of US$100. If you cancel within 45 days of the start date of your trip, your trip will not be refunded. All fees are applicable on a per-person basis.

*This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. Therefore, in the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the provisions of the booking terms will prevail.

Name Change Policy: Name changes must be done no later than October 14, 2019 and are subject to a US$50 name change fee. Name changes after this date are not allowed

Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.

In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.

Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up-to-date before you leave!
It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this VolunTour will apply.

Make sure that you request a name change or room change at least 31 or more days before the 1st day of your trip. Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.

Each individual, including each child, who is coming along with you on your DreamTrip is required to have a booking prior to the commencement of the trip. If you do not book and pay for each such person in advance of the trip, you will be charged the hotel’s then-current rate, not the trip price, for each such person at the time of your check-in.

Pricing for children is based on their age at the time of travel and may be subject to additional terms and conditions of individual hotels and all-inclusive resorts. Also, pricing for children can vary, and may be higher than pricing for adults. Therefore, before you book any travel, please check the relevant hotel or resort website for applicable terms and conditions as well as details regarding their pricing structure.

Pricing shown is for each person, and is based on 2 adults per room.

Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from your In-destination Support Team member.
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