+62 21 314 5614


Wakatobi Regency, South East Sulawesi, Indonesia (0)
from/per person 0.00
  • Domestic Tours
  • Groups allowed
  • Tour guides


The Bajo tribe forms the majority of their living space in the island of Sulawesi. People from this tribe are known as sea nomads because as fishermen they spend most of their lives at sea. The Bajo refer to non-Bajo as ‘land people’. One of the famous settlements of Bajo is Wakatobi, near Kaledupa Island, part of Tukang Besi islands. Wakatobi’s National Park is famous for spellbound beauty of micro-organisms beneath the sea. The four main islands in Wakatobi are Wangi-Wangi, Kaledupa, Tomia, and Binongko. The Bajo have lived here for many generations.

Indo Travel invites you to experience the Bajo lifestyle and get into their daily lives as sea people. Live in the homes of the Bajo Tribe, learn to paddle a traditional boat, engage in free diving while hunting fish, process a variety of marine products, making a swimming goggle a la Bajo, and learn martial arts unique to the Bajo community in the Tukang Besi Archipelago.


Trip Schedule

  • 1 - 5 May 2018
  • 16 - 20 November 2018



Meeting Point : Matahora airport, Wanci, Wakatobi, Southeast Sulawesi.


Day 1: Wanci – Kaledupa – Mantigola 

Arrival: Matahora airport, Wanci. Meals: lunch, dinner.

Arrive in Wanci, then we cross to Kaledupa.

From Kaledupa we change to smaller motorboat to reach Mantigola. In Mantigola we shall meet and greet our hosts. Adapting to their environment.


Day 2: Around Mantigola

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

After breakfast, we will learn to use dugout canoe., Bajo people daily vehicle. We can see also how it use to hunt for fishes, squids, sea cucumbers, and sea urchins.


Day 3: Around Mantigola

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Today we shall learn how the Bajo process their sea products. Not only fish, but also the sea cucumber and sea urchins. In the afternoon we can join them making the swimming goggle.


Day 4: Mantigola – Wanci 

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

After relaxing in the morning with our hosts, we say farewell to them. Then we head back to Wanci to spend our last evening there. Checking some other interesting spots on our way to Wanci.


Day 5: Wanci 

Meal: breakfast.

After packing, we go to Matahora airport to fly back to our origin city.

The journey’s end.