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From Bali: Private 3-Day Gili Islands Tour with Snorkeling

1. From Bali: Private 3-Day Gili Islands Tour with Snorkeling

In between Bali and Lombok, 3 idyllic islands can be found: Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air. These little coral islands have a real laid-back tropical island feel and make perfectly placed hideouts from the hustle and bustle of the mainland. With no traffic and nothing but fresh ocean breeze, this 3-day 2-night tour takes you to see two of these islands for an excursion full of relaxation, and special moments to remember for a lifetime. Your first day starts with an early morning pick-up from your hotel in Bali, which will take you to the harbor to a speedboat that will arrive at Gili Trawangan in just a few hours’ time. On the way, catch breathtaking views of Mount Agung and the deep blue sea. Once on the island, spend the day relaxing at a beautiful tropical island resort – lounge by the pool, dive in the sea or hop on a bicycle to explore the coastline. Don’t miss the sunset at one of the beach clubs – it’s a true spectacle of nature you don’t want to miss out on! Your second day features a private snorkeling tour on Gili Trawangan’s quieter but equally beautiful sister island, Gili Air. The 3-hour snorkeling tour takes you to see several amazing spots, beautiful coral reefs and colorful marine life. You’ll also get to swim with giant sea turtles, a magical experience! Spend the rest of the day as you like at another tropical resort – sipping cocktails, swimming, sunbathing – before another magnificent island sunset kicks in. If you’re an early bird, start day 3 early to catch the awe-inspiring sunrise of Gili Air. Otherwise, snoozing in bed to the sound of the sea is a lovely way to spend the first hours of your last morning on the Gili Islands. Enjoy one more swim in the turquoise sea, sit down for breakfast and say goodbye to these gorgeous islands. The speedboat will bring you back to the mainland of Bali where you will be transported to your hotel by shuttle bus.

Best of Lombok: Tribe Villages, Traditions & Waterfalls

2. Best of Lombok: Tribe Villages, Traditions & Waterfalls

Immerse yourself in the north of Lombok, home to the Sasak tribe, on a full-day excursion that covers half of Lombok island. You’ll visit north, east, and central Lombok, and your guide will include sites of particular interest to you. See traditional Sasak houses, the old mosque, Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep waterfalls, a traditional market, the Summer Palace, and much more. Drive to the Narmada Summer Palace and Royal Garden, built in 1718. Continue on the tour to Sembalun Valley, located at the foot of Mt. Rinjani. The valley is the main starting point for treks up to the peak of Mt. Rinjani. When you arrive at one of the area’s strawberry plantations, you’ll have the chance to pick your own strawberries. From here, it’s on to Mt. Rinjani National Park, where you’ll learn about the second-highest peak in Indonesia. After enjoying time in the Sembalun Valley you’ll visit the Bayan old mosque, which was the first mosque in Lombok. Then you’ll have a chance to go for a swim and admire the Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep waterfalls, located on the north slope of Mt. Rinjani, about 600 meters above sea level. Visit Senaru village, where mountain tribal life and the traditions of past centuries still exist. On the way back to your hotel you’ll make a final stop to see the sunset at Malimbu or Nipah cliff, with Mt. Agung Bali as the idyllic backdrop.

North Lombok: Sendang Gile Waterfall & Senaru Village Tour

3. North Lombok: Sendang Gile Waterfall & Senaru Village Tour

Spend a day exploring Lombok's northern part, visiting pristine natural landscapes and learning about the history and culture of the locals. In the morning, first make your way out to Malimbu, a lookout point. From here you can see the nearby Gili Islands and Bali's Mount Agung. Continue to Sendang Gile Waterfall, on the foot and slope of Mount Rinjani. The cool, fresh air and calm hill will provide a comfortable resting point, and you may choose to swim in the inviting waters. Then visit Senaru, a traditional village where mountain tribal life and the civilization of past centuries still exist. Finally, visit Bayan Old Mosque, one of the inestimable historical Islamic heritage sites in Lombok which is believed to have been built upon the Islamic people's arrival in the 16th century.

Lombok: 3-Day Mount Rinjani Summit Trek

4. Lombok: 3-Day Mount Rinjani Summit Trek

Experience an unforgettable journey to Mount Rinjani on the Indonesian island of Lombok. For the Sasak and Balinese people of Lombok, the volcano is revered as a sacred place and they believe the gods live at the summit of the mountain. This 3-day trekking package designed for advance trekkers takes you to the summit of Mount Rinjani. You will start in Sembalun and encounter steep ascents and descents on a fairly good system of tracks before ending in Senaru. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Your guide will pick you up at your hotel in the morning and then you will transfer to Sembalun. You will register at the Rinjani Information Center (RIC) in Sembalun Lawang, meet your guide, and arrange the national park entry tickets. Your guide will give you a briefing with information on the route, local cultural traditions, and what you might see, as well as rubbish management and safety procedures. The trek starts from Sembalun Lawang with a walk up a gentle ascent through open grassland used by the local people for cattle grazing. You will take a short rest at Pemantauan (1,300 meters) before reaching Tengengean (1,500 meters) after 3 hours, where you can enjoy the beautiful views of Mount Rinjani summit. After a 1-hour ascent to Pada Balong (1,800 meters) you will start to climb amidst the pine-like casuarinas species, locally known as “cemara”. You may see wild pigs and the long-tailed grey macaque monkeys on the way to the campsite at the Plawangan II Sembalun crater rim (2,639 meters). Day 2: An early start at 03:00 is necessary for the hard 3-hour climb to the summit (3,726 meters). Once there, you can enjoy the proud feelings of satisfaction and the amazing views of the sunrise across the Wallace Line to Bali, Mount Agung, and Sumbawa. You will then return down the ridge passing numerous Bunga Abadi edelweiss plants to the crater rim camp for a well-deserved breakfast. After breakfast you will walk 2-3 hours down the steep trail to the crater lake. At the lake you can enjoy swimming or exploring the caves and hot springs, which are believed to have healing powers, while the porters prepare your lunch. After the lunch break, you will leave the lake and climb for 2.5 hours up to the campsite at the Plawangan I Senaru crater rim (2,461 meters). Enjoy dinner and stay overnight at the crater rim. Day 3: After breakfast you will descend down the long trail to Senaru village (601 meters), through thick tropical forests rich in flora, birdlife, and a variety of butterflies. You might see orchid and, if lucky, the rare black ebony leaf monkey known locally as “lutung”. You will take rest stops along the way, with village stories and local legends from your guide. Features include the Batu Penyesalan stone and Bunut Ngengkang banyan tree that looks like someone standing with their legs apart. After a 7-hour walk from the rim the trek ends at the Rinjani Trek Center on the road heading to Senaru, where a car is waiting to transfer you to the airport, Senggigi, or Gili Island harbor.

Lombok: 6-Hour City and Countryside Biking Tour

5. Lombok: 6-Hour City and Countryside Biking Tour

On this 6-hour tour you will discover Gerung City and the beautiful countryside of Lombok by bicycle. Depending on your hotel location, you will be picked up around 08.00 and taken you to Gerung City, the capital of West Lombok Regency. Starting at the Lombok Monument, you will see many government buildings and the mayor’s office. From here you will visit the village of Kuripan, where you will see local people making bricks from clay and see the entire brick-making process in one place. A 20-minute ride you will then take you through a mountain area with a great view of the rice terraces. You can interact with the local farmers in their field as well as pass by one of the Hindu villages and see 2 different tribes living in harmony in one place. After arriving at the main road, you will cross the 100-meter high ancient hanging bridge that was built during the Dutch colonial period in Lombok. You will then start cycling through Kebon Ayu, a hand-weaving village where you will see women hand weaving and making sarongs with traditional tools. You will then cycle to the village of Kebon Kongok and take a traditional boat ride across the river before reaching the Gunung Pengsong Temple. From here you will hike 15-20 minutes to the top of the hill, where you can admire the panoramic view of the farms and the beach area. Your driver will then pick you up and transfer you back to your hotel.

Pengsong Temple Biking Tour

6. Pengsong Temple Biking Tour

The tour starts with pick-up at your hotel lobby around 7:30 AM, (Senggigi and Mataram area only - for other areas there will be an additional charge). You will then drive to your starting point at Mapak Village and slowly start paddling to Padang Reak Village through the huge rice paddy fields and continue to Jeranjang Village. Here you will have a chance to try local cakes and crackers when the traditional warungs of villager are open. After that, you'll head to Kebon Ayu Village to see how local people make bricks from clay with traditional devices in a traditional way and then continue riding to the hand weaving village of Penarukan to look at closely how the local people make Saroong. You will then cross the Ketejer River by a traditional wooden gondola to go to Mount Pengsong Temple. The driver will be waiting for you to drive you back to your hotel at the end of the trip.

From Lombok: Southern Gilis Private Snorkelling Day Trip

7. From Lombok: Southern Gilis Private Snorkelling Day Trip

Starting from picking you up at your hotel lobby at 8 am (or from Lembar harbor) then directly head to Taun harbor. On the way to Taun take a short visit to the Pottery Village, Banyumulek, experience how pottery is made of clay with traditional tools. Create your own art directly guided by the local as a parcel to bring home. From Banyumulek head to Taun harbor for south west gilis snorkeling trip, cross to Gili Nanggu as your first gili for snorkeling, embark snorkeling from the beach and hail a rare beauty of the coral garden, swimming with dozens of fish while enjoy the coral garden that tempt your desire to explore more. Done with Nanggu then move to second Gili, gili Sudak. This gili has its own type of garden reef, explore the coral by embarking snorkeling from the boat. Done with snorkeling then take a break for lunch at Sudak. After lunch then visit the last gili, gili Kedis. Kedis is so tiny and round, not bigger that tennis court, but its uniqueness and beauty of the sandy beach worth to frame as memorable moment. South west gilis are peaceful place to get your snorkeling experience since they are not too touristy or busy. From Kedis then cross back to Taun harbor where your driver is awaiting you to transfer you back to your hotel or Lembar harbor. Trip ends.

Countryside Bike Ride to Golong Village and Lingsar Temple

8. Countryside Bike Ride to Golong Village and Lingsar Temple

Be picked up at 7.30 AM from your hotel in the Mataram or Senggigi area and depart for the starting point around a 1-hour drive away, where you will begin biking. Make a stop at a local villager, making unique traditional food from jackfruit and other local delicacies. Proceed to a handicraft village, to see how local people craft huge cow bells for racing through a traditional practice. Admire the rural landscape of rice fields and mountain areas and pass two different tribes, living together harmoniously in one village with the religious symbols of Hindu Temple and Mosque located in the same area. Continue exploring the area and arrive in a Hindu village, passing more rice fields on the way. At the next resting point, taste some local food and cool off at the Ranget Natural Spring to restore your energy for the coming stage. Bike along the river and rice fields and brace yourself for a 15-minute uphill ride before reaching the downhill trail at Praba Village and Endut village, passing local villagers, who make handicrafts from grass. The bike ride will end at Lingsar Temple, where a local guide will take you to explore the temple before you are transferred back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Lombok

Great discoveries!

We had a great day thanks to our guide Edy who was just great. Edy communicated his love for Lombok to us and made us discover Indonesian life and culture without forgetting the magnificent landscapes that illuminated our excursion. Thank you very much Edy for this unforgettable day.

we had a very good day, our guide Uji was super friendly, knew very much about lombok & the culture and was happy to answer all our questions. He also asked if there was anything specific we wanted to see and was happy to customise the tour. Also great music on the drive!

Make sure you have the get your guide app and stay in contact with the tour guides. I feel like they all knew what. Was happening but I didn’t...a “sit back and enjoy the ride” experience! All in all though, absolutely amazing trip, personalized, and relaxing!

Excellently organized

We enjoyed every bit of the trip especially the small islands and the snorkeling. Thanks to krisna who took all the effort to get it done so efficiently and without any hastle for us. Will surely book it again and recommend others.

Excellent tour, really good guide and driver who have been able to explain the traditions of Lombok. Fantastic landscapes.