Caci Whip Fighting Dance

Tour Number

Activity Level

75529


Categories

Hiking and Walking, Local Experience, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Dutch (basic), English (fluent), German (basic), Indonesian (fluent), Spanish (basic)

Discover and enjoy a traditional Dance


Caci, a ritual whip fight is a major element of Manggarai cultural identity. Caci equipments, consisting of a whip, a shield, masks, and sticks burst with symbolism: the aggressor's whip is made out of rattan with a leather-covered handle. It symbolizes male, the phallic element, the father, and the sky. The defender's round shield represents the female, the womb, and the earth. It's usually made out of bamboo, rattan, and covered with buffalo hide. As this meanings suggest, the male and the female elements are united whenever the whip hits the shield- symbolizing a sexual unity as an essential premise in giving life. Being a unique and aesthetic delight for spectators, Caci performances are an attraction to foreign as well as domestic visitors of Manggarai.

Itinerary

DAY ONE: LABUAN BAJO - RUTENG
Departing to Cunca Rami waterfall.
Trekking for 40 minutes down through big trees and beautiful rice field will lead you to the scenic waterfall.
On to Ruteng, after lunch here, we proceed to Motang Rua Square where the Caci dance takes place.
Overnight in Ruteng.

DAY TWO: RUTENG - LABUAN BAJO.
After a morning meal, we visit Ruteng Pu'u traditional village, then the market.
We continue to L Bajo with a stop at Cancar to view the very famous spiderweb-style rice field.
Lunch in Lembor.
Back to your accommodation.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Airport, Hotel

Duration: 2 days

Transportation

Minivan

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Admission Tickets

Other: Modern, comfortable, chartered private AC car, fuel, driver, F&B, accommodation for guide and driver.
Soft Drinks.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

1000000 Indonesian RUPIAH - For meals and accommodation

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Accommodation.

Restrictions

I am not a driver, but a professional driver can be hired for our chartered car. At Komodo National Park, the ranger serves also as a guide with the supervision of the tour group's guide.

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    Tour Price

    570 USD(for up to 10 people) (duration: 2 days) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    75529


    Categories

    Hiking and Walking, Local Experience, Museums / Culture

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 10

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Dutch (basic), English (fluent), German (basic), Indonesian (fluent), Spanish (basic)

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