Lombok is considered Bali’s more charming neighbor. Despite being the same size, Lombok has managed to retain its privacy. If you seek authenticity, then venture to its black and white sandy beaches, lush forests, and fascinating trails through tobacco and paddy fields.
At the center of the island lies a picturesque volcanic crater, ideal for travels with an adventurous spirit. Gunung Rinjani is Indonesia’s second highest volcano. The island also boasts a fabulous surfing spirit, and several untouched, idyllic beaches, such as Mawun.
Head to the friendly, welcoming village of Tetebatu! Set high above sea level, you can enjoy wonderful views of the rural environs and cool, fresh air here. The village is en route to several local attractions, including the waterfalls of Aiktemer, Brain Kokoq, the weaving village of Pringgasela, and Suradadi. Witness the well-preserved Dutch colonial heritage houses. At Gangga village, wander past paddy fields and cacao plantations, before reaching a set of three waterfalls. Venture onwards to the holy 18th century Lingsar Temple that blends together two religions: Wetu Telu, which is practiced by the native Sasak people, and Balinese Hinduism. Wetu Telu has various elements of native animistic traditions, although the people consider themselves Muslim. Over time, the worshippers have also adopted several Hindu belief systems. There are four holy shrines, but the most fascinating element of the temple is an enclosed pond which contains holy eels! You can witness the eels and, according to custom, receive their blessing in exchange for an offering of hard boiled eggs. (Full Day; Private activity & transfers; Travel time to activity: 1 hr drive; Duration: 6 hrs; Fitness level: Moderate; Please bring comfortable walking shoes along.)
Lombok Waterfall Worlds Tour (Half Day)
Experience a world of waterfalls! Wander through the village of Gangga, where you will see terraced paddy fields and cacao plantations. Venture onward to reach a set of three waterfalls. It’s a fun adventure wandering along a small track through the rocky formations. You will come to a large cave in which you will find one of the waterfalls hidden behind. Seat yourself on a nearby rock and enjoy the beautiful natural environment before you return. (Half Day; Private activity & transfers; Travel time to activity: 1 hr; Duration: 4 hrs; Fitness level: moderate; If you have a preference for timing, please tell your travel consultant at the time of booking, otherwise our team will schedule the tour at the best available time. Please bring comfortable walking shoes.)
Day Trip to Gili Air & Gili Meno
Experience a wonderful day trip out of Lombok to the famous Gili Islands! These three paradise islands are located on the northwest of Indonesia and are ideal if you like diving or snorkeling. The islands are free from motorized vehicles, and the most popular way to get around is by bicycle and the traditional cidomo – a small horse cart. First, head to Gili Trawangan, which is the largest and most popular island, where you can find an uncomplicated, relaxed backpacker atmosphere of beach restaurants. The other islands are more remote and quieter, ideal if you wish to dream away the day. (Full Day; Private activity & transfers; Travel time to activity: 1 hr by boat; Duration: 6-8 hrs; Fitness level: Easy; Please note that you will be exploring Gili Meno and Gili Air islands by foot or in a horse-drawn cart, as there are no automobiles on either of these islands.)