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Lontar Palm Wine Making - Flores Style Friendship Drink


Nusa Tenggara Timur
2 Hours
up to 8 people
English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

One more thing that is unique to the island of Flores is Lontar and Sugar Palm Wine, known to local as Moke or Tuak, a type of alcoholic drink made from the fruit or flowers of the Lontar or Sugar palm tree. All over the island of Flores, moke drinks have many names such as Moke, Tuak, Sopi and Dewe, but the most familiar name is Moke. Moke is not just a drink but has very high cultural, economic and social values. Moke is a symbol of customs, a symbol of friendship and association for people.

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Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Gerard.

  • 07:00 AM

    Mage Do'a, Maumere - Flores

    Lontar or Sugar Palm Wine - Flores Style Friendship Drink

    Flores is blessed with fertile land, abundant resources, and natural beauty that is unique. In Flores you will meet friendly and humorous people. The Flores people do not care who you are, where you come from, what tribe, what religion, color and language, you will always be welcomed with grace and the way they are.

    Apart from having worldwide tourism objects such as Komodo National Park—Komodo Dragon, Kelimutu Three Colored Crater Lakes National Park, Flores HOBBIT in Liang Bua Cave, Maumere Bay Marine Park, Bena and Waerebho “Living Museum” Traditional Village and many others, Flores also has a culinary wealth which is no less delicious than other regions such as Fish in Tamarind Soup, Lawar or mixed vegetables with peanut souce, Smoked Tuna in Coconut Milk Soup, Noubosi’s Cassava, Porridge and many more.

    One more thing that is unique to the island of Flores is Lontar and Sugar Palm Wine, known to local as Moke or Tuak, a type of alcoholic drink made from the fruit or flowers of the Lontar or Sugar palm tree. All over the island of Flores, moke drinks have many names such as Moke, Tuak, Sopi and Dewe, but the most familiar name is Moke. Moke is not just a drink but has very high cultural, economic and social values. Moke is a symbol of customs, a symbol of friendship and association for the people of Flores.

    Moke is made traditionally and is a legacy that must be passed on to posterity. This is generally done in community gardens using traditional containers such as earthen pots and specially assembled bamboo stalks to distill them. Moke making requires patience and special skills. There are various types of moke; ranging from regular moke, red moke to moke with the highest alcohol content which is very hard. Especially for moke with a high alcohol content, people usually refer to it as "BM" or burning.

    Although moke is an alcoholic drink, it is very easy to get it, available in various corners of the city along the island and in remote villages. Apart from ordinary moke/ plain moke, there are people who like to add traditional ingredients to moke bottles or containers such as ginseng, fawn (baby deer), roots and pariah fruit for soaking. The effect is not for hangovers but to add a fresh taste, increase vitality and for health.

    In Flores you will not find negative cases due to moke. The taste is strong and smells good, making moke the most delicious drink in various events such as family gatherings, wedding parties, and so on. The joy of moke lies not in taste alone, but how to drink it, with whom, where, and with what you drink it - that's the secret key to enjoying moke as the most enjoyable drink.

    Who do you drink with? Moke will taste good if you drink it together (sitting in a circle). Here you will enjoy moke with a full sense of kinship, a sense of brotherhood, typical Flores people hospitality, chatting with honesty and of course with their own distinctive humor. Familiarity will keep you from going out of the circle.

    Wherever you drink, moke will not be delicious if it is drunk in a house, room or building. You will feel the sensation of drinking moke when you are with other people outside the room such as under a shady tree, on the beach or in the yard, of course while sitting in a circle.

    What do you drink moke with. You won't feel the pleasure of a moke without a booster or snack, or what the Maumere people call it 'lepeng'. And the most distinctive and delicious plates are the Fish Shoup, Grilled Fish, Goat Soto, Grilled Banana and Tomato Sambal.
    Fresh fish soup, for example, will be felt when it goes into the throat, then followed by a shot of moke that will feel warm in the body and covered with roasted banana dipped in tomato sambal, you will sweat, delicious...

Meeting Time

Timezone Asia/Jakarta (UTC +7hs)
Starting Times 07:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

• Online Lontar Palm Wine demonstration
climbing palm trees, slicing palm fruit, changing the bamboo reservoir, bringing down the juice and the refining process.
• Transportation guide.
• Guide fee.

What‘s not included

• Your Network Fee.
• Any expenses not mentioned in the price include above.

Important

This tour is available twice a week and must be booked 3 days prior to day D.

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• Meeting time will be fixed as per discussion with you, because we need to consider time difference.
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Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 48 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - less than 48 hours before the meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

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Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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