This two-hour trek to Nihi’s own “Rice Island” is a diaspora of sights and sounds, starting from the beach, traversing over streams, through rice fields, and along the outskirts of local villages, down through the agricultural heart of Sumba. Grazing water buffalo, giggling school children, and farmers harvesting their crop offer another very special element of exploring this neighboring valley.
Following the two-hour hike, you will be greeted with a picnic overlooking the sprawling rice paddies below.
The return to the resort in an open-air safari vehicle drives through local villages, past schools and a few health clinics supported by our very own The Sumba Foundation. The entire experience provides another glimpse of Sumbanese culture.