Flores, Cunca Rami Waterfall
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Cunca Rami is one of new west Flores tourist destination that was concept special for eco tourism activities is supported by natural resource on this region. The area has many interesting to do activities with trek or hiking to reach.
A nice day trip is the scenic drive from Labuan Bajo to Werang, which takes you north through West Flores’s countryside.
Some 35km from Labuan Bajo you will come to the crossroad to Werang, where you turn right. Only the first half of the road is paved, the second half of the extremely scenic road might be rough. Nevertheless once you arrive at Werang and you start your hike through local villages and agricultural communities you will feel that it was well worth the journey.The trail leads you through various villages and later it stretches out to open farmlands, water buffalos, pigs and goats herding freely in the fields.
You can also observe the various stages of rice cultivation throughout the trail and the traditional drying methods. Also keep out an eye for banana, cacao, vanilla and avocado plantations, as in this area everything grows and prospers.
Traditionally the farming huts and village housing are made from Bamboo, a very durable and renewable material also used in many other communities around Indonesia.
Once the trail brings you alongside the river you will soon reach the waterfall and on its basin a deep natural swimming pool, so make sure you have your swimsuit and towel handy to enjoy a cooling down swim. It is very popular also among the local children, so it provides ample opportunity for conversations and interaction.
The hike to and from the waterfall will take you 1.5 hours and there are some small stores along the road in Werang offering water and snacks so you can resupply yourself before you start.
Werang and the surrounding of Cunca Rami Waterfall provide little infrastructure for tourists, so there are no restaurants or hotel in this remote area largely untouched by modernity. If you are interested to combine Cunca Rami with the Sano Nggoang Carter Lake or a trek to Mt Mbelliling it is recommendable that you plan a two day journey. In this case overnight stays are offered as comfortable home stay by the St. Klaus School in Teongtoda or more informal with the local priest in the village of Nunang near the crater lake.