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Lombok and Gili Island

Lombok, located in the West Nusa Tenggara province and part of the Lesser Sunda Islands

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What to Expect

Lombok, located in the West Nusa Tenggara province and part of the Lesser Sunda Islands. With Lombok Strait separating the island from Bali to the west, Lombok is blessed with beautiful white sandy beaches, enchanting waterfalls, great surf, abundant marine life, hiking trails through rice fields and the looming volcano of Mount Rinjani – Indonesia’s second-highest volcano, with its dazzling crater lake at the summit. With fewer tourists and a noticeably different atmosphere, Lombok offers something different compared to the neighboring island of Bali.

Located just over 100 kilometers away from Bali, the 4,514sqm island of Lombok is easily accessible either by fastboat or by taking a 45-minute flight. It is also accessible via direct flights from Jakarta or Surabaya. Lombok is conveniently connected by direct flights to many other great destinations nearby, such as Singapore, Perth and Kuala Lumpur; making the island a perfect addition to any tour of the surrounding area.

The majority of Lombok’s inhabitants are Muslim, so daily life on the island is influenced by Islamic traditions and holidays. However, after a long period of Hindu and Buddhist influence that reached the island from Java before the arrival of Islam, to this day the minority Balinese Hindu culture remains strong in Lombok, with many Hindu ceremonies celebrated in the villages populated by Hindus throughout the island.

This 8-day discovery package is perfect for those who seek a tropical yet un-crowded atmosphere, with many natural treasures and majestic scenery; all the while discovering the culture of indigenous Sasak and staying at a humble lodge or beach hotel, making life-long wonderful memories to keep.

Lombok, located in the West Nusa Tenggara province and part of the Lesser Sunda Islands. With Lombok Strait separating the island from Bali to the west, Lombok is blessed with beautiful white sandy beaches, enchanting waterfalls, great surf, abundant marine life, hiking trails through rice fields and the looming volcano of Mount Rinjani – Indonesia’s second-highest volcano, with its dazzling crater lake at the summit. With fewer tourists and a noticeably different atmosphere, Lombok offers something different compared to the neighboring island of Bali.

Located just over 100 kilometers away from Bali, the 4,514sqm island of Lombok is easily accessible either by fastboat or by taking a 45-minute flight. It is also accessible via direct flights from Jakarta or Surabaya. Lombok is conveniently connected by direct flights to many other great destinations nearby, such as Singapore, Perth and Kuala Lumpur; making the island a perfect addition to any tour of the surrounding area.

The majority of Lombok’s inhabitants are Muslim, so daily life on the island is influenced by Islamic traditions and holidays. However, after a long period of Hindu and Buddhist influence that reached the island from Java before the arrival of Islam, to this day the minority Balinese Hindu culture remains strong in Lombok, with many Hindu ceremonies celebrated in the villages populated by Hindus throughout the island.

This 8-day discovery package is perfect for those who seek a tropical yet un-crowded atmosphere, with many natural treasures and majestic scenery; all the while discovering the culture of indigenous Sasak and staying at a humble lodge or beach hotel, making life-long wonderful memories to keep.

What You Will Do

Day 1

Arrival Denpasar Airport – Sanur

(No Meals)

A warm welcome awaits as you arrive at Bali’s international airport – I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport. You will be greeted by our professional and licensed guide who will escort you to your hotel of choice in SANUR. Considered as Bali’s earliest beach resort area in the southeast of Bali, Sanur has a long stretch of beach offering shallow waters where colorful jukung fishing boats rest on the sand, offering a relaxed coastal ambiance

Check-in and enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your own leisure.


Overnight at your choice of hotel in Sanur (Choose ONE : Standard or Superior or First Class Accomodation)

Day 1

Arrival Denpasar Airport – Sanur

(No Meals)

A warm welcome awaits as you arrive at Bali’s international airport – I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport. You will be greeted by our professional and licensed guide who will escort you to your hotel of choice in SANUR. Considered as Bali’s earliest beach resort area in the southeast of Bali, Sanur has a long stretch of beach offering shallow waters where colorful jukung fishing boats rest on the sand, offering a relaxed coastal ambiance

Check-in and enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your own leisure.


Overnight at your choice of hotel in Sanur (Choose ONE : Standard or Superior or First Class Accomodation)

Day 2

Sanur – Padang Bai – Tetebatu

(B/L)

While staying in Sanur, early risers will not want to miss catching the sunrise! Check out after breakfast then at 07:30hrs you will be escorted in a chauffeured vehicle to get to PADANG BAI, a small but bustling fishing town in eastern Bali serving as a ferry port connecting Bali with Lombok, the Gilis and several of the other lesser Sunda Islands. Sitting on a bay surrounded by hills, this is where you embark on a fastboat taking you to Lombok.

Disembark at Lombok port in Teluk Kode at around 11:00hrs, a local guide will welcome you. Proceed to drive to Tetebatu with a lunch stop at a local restaurant along the way. Situated about 2km away from the southern boundary of Mount Rinjani, the small town of Tetebatu is a quaint and scenic rural area situated about 450m above sea level.

You will be transferred directly to a local guesthouse in Tetebatu nestled in the heart of paddy fields near the waterfalls and the Monkey Forest, featuring breathtaking views of Mount Rinjani. Check-in then the rest of the afternoon is free at your own leisure to familiarize yourself with the climate and surroundings.


Overnight at Les Rizieres Lombok or other similar in Tetebatu

Day 2

Sanur – Padang Bai – Tetebatu

(B/L)

While staying in Sanur, early risers will not want to miss catching the sunrise! Check out after breakfast then at 07:30hrs you will be escorted in a chauffeured vehicle to get to PADANG BAI, a small but bustling fishing town in eastern Bali serving as a ferry port connecting Bali with Lombok, the Gilis and several of the other lesser Sunda Islands. Sitting on a bay surrounded by hills, this is where you embark on a fastboat taking you to Lombok.

Disembark at Lombok port in Teluk Kode at around 11:00hrs, a local guide will welcome you. Proceed to drive to Tetebatu with a lunch stop at a local restaurant along the way. Situated about 2km away from the southern boundary of Mount Rinjani, the small town of Tetebatu is a quaint and scenic rural area situated about 450m above sea level.

You will be transferred directly to a local guesthouse in Tetebatu nestled in the heart of paddy fields near the waterfalls and the Monkey Forest, featuring breathtaking views of Mount Rinjani. Check-in then the rest of the afternoon is free at your own leisure to familiarize yourself with the climate and surroundings.


Overnight at Les Rizieres Lombok or other similar in Tetebatu

Day 3

Tetebatu : Sasak Cultural Tour

(B/L)

Wake up this morning and have a simple breakfast at the guesthouse which is located about 7 kilometers away from the Monkey Forest. Proceed with a 2-hour guided walk through verdant rice fields and see how the farmers of this region have tended the land for centuries, still using traditional water buffalo ploughs. Hike and pass through clove and coffee plantations. Afterwards, visit the local village of Pringgasela to get to know more of the weaving-process of Sasak traditional woven fabric which involves age-old traditions that have been handed down through generations. Here at the village, enjoy a delicious Sasak feast for lunch.

At Masbagik village, which is noted for its pottery; explore the village and see the process of pottery-making using traditional combustion techniques, with the possibility to try creating your own piece of pottery. See also the other products Masbagik is renowned for, such as tofu and soya bean. Return to the homestay for an afternoon at leisure.


Overnight at Les Rizieres Lombok or other similar in Tetebatu

Day 3

Tetebatu : Sasak Cultural Tour

(B/L)

Wake up this morning and have a simple breakfast at the guesthouse which is located about 7 kilometers away from the Monkey Forest. Proceed with a 2-hour guided walk through verdant rice fields and see how the farmers of this region have tended the land for centuries, still using traditional water buffalo ploughs. Hike and pass through clove and coffee plantations. Afterwards, visit the local village of Pringgasela to get to know more of the weaving-process of Sasak traditional woven fabric which involves age-old traditions that have been handed down through generations. Here at the village, enjoy a delicious Sasak feast for lunch.

At Masbagik village, which is noted for its pottery; explore the village and see the process of pottery-making using traditional combustion techniques, with the possibility to try creating your own piece of pottery. See also the other products Masbagik is renowned for, such as tofu and soya bean. Return to the homestay for an afternoon at leisure.


Overnight at Les Rizieres Lombok or other similar in Tetebatu

Day 4

Tetebatu – Senaru

(B/L)

Check out after breakfast then drive north to Senaru in the north of Lombok. Balancing along the spine of one of Gunung Rinjani's ridges, Senaru is a small, rustic village nestled between the base of Mount Rinjani and the edge of the jungle. It is thought of as the key gateway village to an arduous trek up Mount Rinjani. During the long scenic drive, have a few stops along the way. Visit a local market where you can experience the hustle and bustle of daily trading life. There are also some local villages famous for their crafts including bamboo weaving. Observe the process of bamboo weaving and learn more about the Wektu Telu belief system, an ancient animist practice combined with Islam. The area around Senaru was the birthplace of Lombok’s unique belief.

Check in at a lodge offering stunning views over the steep valley and across to Rinjani’s spectacular peak. The remainder of the day is free at leisure.


Overnight at Rinjani Lodge or other similar in Senaru

Day 4

Tetebatu – Senaru

(B/L)

Check out after breakfast then drive north to Senaru in the north of Lombok. Balancing along the spine of one of Gunung Rinjani's ridges, Senaru is a small, rustic village nestled between the base of Mount Rinjani and the edge of the jungle. It is thought of as the key gateway village to an arduous trek up Mount Rinjani. During the long scenic drive, have a few stops along the way. Visit a local market where you can experience the hustle and bustle of daily trading life. There are also some local villages famous for their crafts including bamboo weaving. Observe the process of bamboo weaving and learn more about the Wektu Telu belief system, an ancient animist practice combined with Islam. The area around Senaru was the birthplace of Lombok’s unique belief.

Check in at a lodge offering stunning views over the steep valley and across to Rinjani’s spectacular peak. The remainder of the day is free at leisure.


Overnight at Rinjani Lodge or other similar in Senaru

Day 5

Sendang Gile Waterfall – Teluk Kode – Gili Islands

(B/L/D)

After simple breakfast, check out and embark on an adventure with your guide to visit a waterfall located in the area of Mount Rinjani National Park, Sendang Gile waterfall. A short drive will get you to the entrance. From the entrance, proceed on foot then descend the 200 steps before crossing a bridge to finally arrive at the base of the waterfall. Situated about 600 meters above sea level, the waterfall is 31 meters in height and the refreshing water is believed to come from the ‘fountain of youth’ – anyone who bathes in the water will supposedly look one year younger than their real age.

Afterwards, drive west to Teluk Kode where a local outrigger awaits to take you to discover the three idyllic atolls where the sand is powdery white, the water a sparkling turquoise, and the sunsets over Bali’s Mount Agung in the west simply spectacular in the northwest corner of Lombok. Motorized vehicles are prohibited on all three Gili Islands. Each of the three Gilis has its own unique characteristics, thus attracts a different sort of traveller looking for the perfect spot on each of these laid-back gems.

A 45-minute boat ride will take you to arrive at Gili Air, the second smallest of the islands and the closest to mainland Lombok. A horse-drawn carriage called cidomo will take you and your luggage to the hotel. Check-in then enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Your awaiting chartered boat will then take you to visit the other two idyllic atolls. Gili Trawangan is the largest, most developed and most geared towards tourism. Gili Meno is the quietest and smallest of the islets with the smallest population of around 500, perfect for honeymooners wanting secluded white beaches with crystal clear water and idyllic surroundings. Spend the rest of the afternoon snorkling and swimming at different spots around the three islets. Snorkling equipment is provided for you to observe the colorful coral reefs and varieties of tropical fish.

In the evening, enjoy the tranquil atmosphere at Gili Air with a seafood dinner at a local restaurant.


Overnight at your choice of hotel in Gili Air (Choose ONE : Standard or Superior or First Class Accomodation)

Day 5

Sendang Gile Waterfall – Teluk Kode – Gili Islands

(B/L/D)

After simple breakfast, check out and embark on an adventure with your guide to visit a waterfall located in the area of Mount Rinjani National Park, Sendang Gile waterfall. A short drive will get you to the entrance. From the entrance, proceed on foot then descend the 200 steps before crossing a bridge to finally arrive at the base of the waterfall. Situated about 600 meters above sea level, the waterfall is 31 meters in height and the refreshing water is believed to come from the ‘fountain of youth’ – anyone who bathes in the water will supposedly look one year younger than their real age.

Afterwards, drive west to Teluk Kode where a local outrigger awaits to take you to discover the three idyllic atolls where the sand is powdery white, the water a sparkling turquoise, and the sunsets over Bali’s Mount Agung in the west simply spectacular in the northwest corner of Lombok. Motorized vehicles are prohibited on all three Gili Islands. Each of the three Gilis has its own unique characteristics, thus attracts a different sort of traveller looking for the perfect spot on each of these laid-back gems.

A 45-minute boat ride will take you to arrive at Gili Air, the second smallest of the islands and the closest to mainland Lombok. A horse-drawn carriage called cidomo will take you and your luggage to the hotel. Check-in then enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Your awaiting chartered boat will then take you to visit the other two idyllic atolls. Gili Trawangan is the largest, most developed and most geared towards tourism. Gili Meno is the quietest and smallest of the islets with the smallest population of around 500, perfect for honeymooners wanting secluded white beaches with crystal clear water and idyllic surroundings. Spend the rest of the afternoon snorkling and swimming at different spots around the three islets. Snorkling equipment is provided for you to observe the colorful coral reefs and varieties of tropical fish.

In the evening, enjoy the tranquil atmosphere at Gili Air with a seafood dinner at a local restaurant.


Overnight at your choice of hotel in Gili Air (Choose ONE : Standard or Superior or First Class Accomodation)

Day 6

Gili Air – Free at Leisure

(B)

Wake up this morning and enjoy breakfast at the hotel’s main restaurant. A free at leisure day for you to relax and unwind at the hotel, utilizing facilities provided. Lounge at the beach chair, have a massage and enjoy a cocktail or two. You can also opt for scuba diving or snorkling around the islet (additional charges apply).


Overnight at your choice of hotel in Gili Air (same as day 5)

Day 6

Gili Air – Free at Leisure

(B)

Wake up this morning and enjoy breakfast at the hotel’s main restaurant. A free at leisure day for you to relax and unwind at the hotel, utilizing facilities provided. Lounge at the beach chair, have a massage and enjoy a cocktail or two. You can also opt for scuba diving or snorkling around the islet (additional charges apply).


Overnight at your choice of hotel in Gili Air (same as day 5)

Day 7

Gili Air – Senggigi

(B)

Breakfast is provided at the hotel. Check out at noon and you will be assisted with your luggage to be commuted to the jetty using a local cidomo horse carriage. A local outrigger boat takes you back to main island of Lombok where a chaeffeured vehicle and English-speaking guide awaits to transfer you to your choice of hotel located in SENGGIGI, the island’s tourist strip with an array of accomodation and restaurants. Check-in and enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your own leisure.


Overnight at your choice of hotel in Senggigi (Choose ONE: Standard or Superior or First Class Accomodation)

Day 7

Gili Air – Senggigi

(B)

Breakfast is provided at the hotel. Check out at noon and you will be assisted with your luggage to be commuted to the jetty using a local cidomo horse carriage. A local outrigger boat takes you back to main island of Lombok where a chaeffeured vehicle and English-speaking guide awaits to transfer you to your choice of hotel located in SENGGIGI, the island’s tourist strip with an array of accomodation and restaurants. Check-in and enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your own leisure.


Overnight at your choice of hotel in Senggigi (Choose ONE: Standard or Superior or First Class Accomodation)

Day 8

Senggigi – Departure Lombok

(B)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and you can enjoy the facilities provided at the hotel. Check out at the designated time depending on your flight schedule. Private transfer to Lombok International Airport for your onward flight to next destination with memories of idyllic Lombok with its isolated dream beaches.

Day 8

Senggigi – Departure Lombok

(B)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and you can enjoy the facilities provided at the hotel. Check out at the designated time depending on your flight schedule. Private transfer to Lombok International Airport for your onward flight to next destination with memories of idyllic Lombok with its isolated dream beaches.

Accommodation

Artotel Sanur (Sanur)

ARTOTEL Sanur - Bali brings vibrancy and colour to the island's favourite seaside village that will satisfy the needs of Soul Travellers who looking for a refreshingly different Bali experience.

ARTOTEL Sanur - Bali brings vibrancy and colour to the island's favourite seaside village that will satisfy the needs of Soul Travellers who looking for a refreshingly different Bali experience.

Les Rizieres lombok (Tetebatu)

Nestled in the heart of paddy fields, near the waterfalls and the Monkey Forest, a beautiful traditional Lombok accommodation offers a range of rooms, from backpacker accommodation to the family room offering more comfort.


Nestled in the heart of paddy fields, near the waterfalls and the Monkey Forest, a beautiful traditional Lombok accommodation offers a range of rooms, from backpacker accommodation to the family room offering more comfort.

Rinjani Lodge (Senaru)

Rinjani Lodge in Senaru is a restaurant and hotel accommodation located on the borders of the Rinjani National Park in North Lombok.


Rinjani Lodge in Senaru is a restaurant and hotel accommodation located on the borders of the Rinjani National Park in North Lombok.

Senang Villa (Gili Air)

Villa Senang is located on the west coast of Gili Air. It is just 50 meters from the beach and surrounded by a coconut garden. The west coast is known as sunset area with views of Bali's Mount Agung.


Villa Senang is located on the west coast of Gili Air. It is just 50 meters from the beach and surrounded by a coconut garden. The west coast is known as sunset area with views of Bali's Mount Agung.

Kila Senggigi (Sengigi)

Start your day afresh by breathing in the refreshing smell of ocean breeze and watching squirrels darting from one branch to another among the hotel's lush tropical garden, just within an arm's reach from your hotel window.


Start your day afresh by breathing in the refreshing smell of ocean breeze and watching squirrels darting from one branch to another among the hotel's lush tropical garden, just within an arm's reach from your hotel window.

Prama Sanur (Sanur)

PRAMA Sanur Beach Bali is located right on the sandy Mertasari beach of Sanur, one of Bali’s most popular areas. Only about 20 kilometers from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport and 5 km from the city center; PRAMA Sanur Beach offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations and ideally connected by a new toll road across the Benoa bay.


PRAMA Sanur Beach Bali is located right on the sandy Mertasari beach of Sanur, one of Bali’s most popular areas. Only about 20 kilometers from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport and 5 km from the city center; PRAMA Sanur Beach offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations and ideally connected by a new toll road across the Benoa bay.

Qunci Villas Hotel (Sengigi)

Qunci Villas Hotel is set in the peaceful and tranquil location on Lombok Island, about 35 km off Bali. Directly on Mangsit Beach, this tropical hotel features a spa and an outdoor pool. It is a 5-minute drive from Sengigi Beach.


Qunci Villas Hotel is set in the peaceful and tranquil location on Lombok Island, about 35 km off Bali. Directly on Mangsit Beach, this tropical hotel features a spa and an outdoor pool. It is a 5-minute drive from Sengigi Beach.

Griya Santrian (Sanur)

Griya Santrian a Beach Resort is located on the white, sandy beach of Sanur. It features an outdoor pool, well-appointed spa and elegant rooms with balconies.


Griya Santrian a Beach Resort is located on the white, sandy beach of Sanur. It features an outdoor pool, well-appointed spa and elegant rooms with balconies.

Manta Dive (Gili Air)

A tropical getaway awaits guests at Manta Dive Gili Air Resort, steps away from the white sandy shores of Gili Air Island. Surrounded by coconut trees and lush greenery, the resort boasts an outdoor pool and a restaurant.


A tropical getaway awaits guests at Manta Dive Gili Air Resort, steps away from the white sandy shores of Gili Air Island. Surrounded by coconut trees and lush greenery, the resort boasts an outdoor pool and a restaurant.

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