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Discover Lombok 2016

From £605 for days
Trip Overview
Immerse yourself in the amazing scenery, rich culture and incredible diversity of Indonesia's tropical Lombok island. Get off the beaten track as you spend time in rural villages, take a variety of transportation, meet lots of locals and discover the fascinating Sasak culture. From chilling out in cultural Ubud and the tranquil hill retreat of Tetebatu, to savouring views of the highly revered Mt Rinjani and relaxing on the magical Gili Islands - once you travel to Indonesia, you won't ever want to leave!
Essential Info
Starts: Sanur
Ends: Senggigi
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: ITISL
Countries visited: Indonesia
What's Included

Meals

7 Breakfasts included
1 Lunches included
2 Dinners included

Transport

Boat,Minibus,Taxi,Van

Accommodation

Beach cabin (2 nts),Guesthouse (3 nts)

Trip Highlights
-Lombok and the Gili Islands are less frequented than their Balinese neighbour, yet offer beautiful mountain scenery and pristine beaches
-You still get a great taste of Bali, as your adventure kicks off in Sanur, home to one of the best Balinese night bazaars
-Visiting the villages around Tetebatu and Senaru gives you an insight into local customs and culture
-The clear waters around the Gili Islands make for an amazing day of snorkelling as you swim amongst turtles and reef sharks
Dates & Availability
Start date
End date
Direction
Price GBP
Availability
17th December 2016
24th December 2016
Sanur - Senggigi
£605pp 
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Limited
31st December 2016
7th January 2017
Sanur - Senggigi
£645pp 
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Good
Itinerary & Notes
 
Day 1 - Sanur
Om Swastiastu! Welcome to Bali. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm on Day 1. You can arrive at any time during the day as there are no activities planned until this important meeting. Check with the hotel reception where and when it will take place, or check the reception notice boards. Start your adventure in Sanur, with a quick taste of Bali. Sanur is home to one of best Balinese Night Markets.
Day 2 - Tetebatu
Travel by minivan from Sanur to the port of Padang Bai (approximately 1.5 hours). Then you'll take a fast boat that takes you from Bali to Lombok (1.5-2 hours). Then take a bus to Tetebatu (2 hours). The hill retreat of Tetebatu is situated in the centre of Lombok, at the southern base of Mt Rinjani, and boasts spectacular views.

Additional Activities

Tetebatu - Gendang Blake Performance
1500000 IDR
Day 3 - Tetebatu
Enjoy a 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. Climb a little higher and pass through clove and coffee plantations (walking time is approximately 2 hours). Visit the local village of Pringgasela to learn traditional weaving and enjoy a delicious Sasak feast. After returning to the hotel, you will travel to Masbagik village, which is noted for its pottery. Explore the village and see the process of pottery making, with the possibility to get down and dirty and try it for yourself. Then continue through the village and see the other products Masbagik is renowned for, such as tofu and soya bean.

Additional Activities

Masbagik - Village walk and pottery demonstration
Included in Price
Pringasella - Traditional weaving village walk and Sasak feast
Included in Price
Day 4 - Senaru
Travel by minibus around the spiritual centre and sleeping giant of the island, Mt Rinjani. Visit a market and local villages famous for their crafts, including bamboo weaving. (Total driving time is about 5 hours, but it will take most of the day to reach our destination at Senaru, as we stop a couple of times.) Senaru is a small, rustic village nestled between the base of Mt Rinjani and the edge of the jungle. Notes: We do not include a Mt Rinjani trek on this itinerary, but we do stay in the vicinity with great views of the mountain.

Additional Activities

Senaru - Guided Sasak Village walking tour
Included in Price
Day 5 - Gili Islands
Continue to the west coast today (approximately 2 hours). You will visit the spectacular Singang Gila waterfall. The Gili Islands (Tiga Gili) are an archipelago of three small islands – Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. Transfer by small boat to the Gili Air where you can take in the breezy atmosphere and stroll down stunning white beaches that rival those of the neighbouring islands. Your hotel is about a 15-minute walk from the port. Your bags can be transported by Cidemo from the port to the hotel. Notes: Our accommodation on the island has private outdoor bathrooms, with a lockable external door.

Additional Activities

Senaru - Waterfall walk
Included in Price
Day 6 - Gili Islands
Today you'll get amongst the marine life, with a snorkelling trip around the crystal waters of Gili Air. After being fitted for snorkelling equipment, head out on a motorised wooden around the Gili Islands. Swim out straight off the boat and catch colourful scenes of fish and sea turtles in the water. You will make a few stops at different spots around the islands. When it's over, you'll feast on a delicious dinner of local seafood. Notes: This activity is subject to local weather conditions and may be cancelled due to rough seas.

Additional Activities

Gili Air - Snorkelling
Included in Price
Gili Trawangan - Yoga class
80000 IDR
Cooking class Gili Air
385000 IDR
Day 7 - Senggigi
Take a short boat trip back to Lombok (approximately 40 minutes) and transfer to your guesthouse in Senggigi (approximately 1.5 hours). Ideally positioned to take in the glorious sunsets over nearby Bali, this renowned beach resort is the ideal place to relax and unwind. A great optional activity is to visit the Pura Batu Bolong, which is around 2.5 km south down the coast from the resort. This is an important local Hindu temple and also a lovely spot to watch the sun go down.
Day 8 - Senggigi
Your Lombok trip comes to and end today. Perhaps extend your stay in Senggigi, or pre-book a departure transfer to Lombok Airport.
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