Hotel - Melo Villlage For Caci Dance Performance - Hotel

This tour package is specialized for our clients who are willing to taste the local culture with a special traditional dance performance. It is called The Caci Traditional Dance.

Caci is the most heroic dance of the Manggarai tribe, in West Flores Indonesia. Generally, the dance will only be performed at cultural ceremonies/festivals such as “the Wedding festival, Penti “thanksgiving ceremony” or when it is welcoming VIP Guests. It is also sometimes conducted on the day of the Indonesian anniversary celebration.

The dance is a type of whip fighting/war dance, which is done only by two men. They will hit each other by using a whip called Larik, while the dance is performed. The major moral message of this dance is solidarity, togetherness, and friendship symbol.

Besides, while you are in the village, you also will be welcomed warmly by the local community in the village with various kinds of traditional dance full of meaning.

This tour begins by picking up service at your hotel. And then, driving to Melo village for about 45 minutes. You will pass many local crop plantations such as coffee, local fruit gardens, and many other sorts of cash crop plantations. You will also have a chance to stop somewhere on the way there to learn from your tour guide, how local people grow these products and become the major income for their survival.

Upon arrival at Melo village, you will be welcomed by the villagers by making a short ceremony at first. It is a part of the welcoming ceremony before the dances are shown in front of the village yard.

After the traditional welcoming ceremony is done, you will be invited to witness some traditional dances of the Manggarai tribe. One of them which is very heroic and spectacular is called Tarian Caci Manggarai or “the Caci traditional dance of Manggarai”.

After the dance performance has been done, then drive back to Labuan Bajo. Upon arrival in Labuan Bajo, will drop you off at your hotel or airport.

Note: If you are interested in visiting Cunca Wulang water-fall, It is also possible to combine with it.

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