The combination of traditional houses and an organic cocoa plantation make Wolosoko a pleasant spot to pause for a moment during your journey through Moni’s amazing natural surroundings. A group of local cocoa farmers, who work together in an association called ‘Cocoa Village Clinic, cultivate and develop high-quality cocoa crops with the support of LED NTT, a Swiss-Indonesian collaboration project.
If you want to learn more about cocoa, the local farmers – headed by Gregory Bokha – will be more than happy to show you the different steps in cocoa farming, from planting to the final product. Indeed, you should enjoy a glass of delicious hot chocolate in the refreshing, cool air of the chocolate plantation. Please organize your visit in advance with Bapak Rius Bokha (+62 81237980717).
Besides chocolate and well-maintained Lionese ceremonial houses, Wolosoko offers other highlights to visitors: you may want to learn more about a long-standing local handicraft by joining Mama Susana’s pottery workshop. She is one of the last women who still master the art of pottery in Wolosoko.
There are no tourist facilities in Wolosoko. The closest town where you find a good choice of accommodation as well as some small shops is Ende.