LOMBOK ISLAND TOURS
Situated 54 kilometers to the east of Bali lies the Island of Lombok. Though relatively new to tourism Lombok is fast emerging as one on Indonesia’s best kept secrets.
The friendly people of Lombok include Sasak villagers , some still living in traditional villages with mud and thatch huts , still virtually untouched by western influences, while the cities of Mataram and the Dutch-influenced Ampenan are bustling little towns.
Resort beaches of Senggigi or Kuta cater for travelers looking for peaceful beaches and a more relaxing pace.
The famous Gili Islands are a diver’s paradise while the rugged countryside and in particular the awesome Mount Rinjani or Tetebatu offer some fabulous trekking and beautiful scenery for the more adventurous.
Mount Rinjani National Park was the winner of the Destination Stewardship Award, a prestigious 2004 World Legacy Award for environmental and social leaders in tourism given by National Geographic and Conservation International (CI), selected as a tourism destination that best demonstrates effective protection of its natural and cultural environment.
Lombok is also becoming known as a shoppers paradise, being the home of the now famous Lombok pots. The island also offers tightly woven baskets and silk weaving at prices you wont believe.
Whether you get a car or motorbike and drive yourself, or let our experienced guides show you the way, you’ll find an island of natural beauty, friendly people and areas still waiting to be explored without the hordes of tourists which visit its more famous neighbour.
You may find below some of our various choice of Lombok Package Tours to give you more oppurtunity to explore Lombok, meet local people, learn their culture, tradition, daily life and enjoy its beautiful scenery and beaches.
Village Tour : 3 days / 2 nights
Located on the eastern slopes of Mt Rinjani, the small village of Tetebatu is an interesting change to the beaches and coast of Lombok, with a cooler climate, thick forest ideal for hiking and some great scenery including stunning views to the sea. A 3day/2 night village tour is the ideal way to explore this fascinating area.
DAY 1 : Following pick up from your Lombok hotel, the airport or harbour, we drive through the capital of Lombok stopping at Sweta markets, then on to an old Sasak village with mud houses and a very old culture and finally to the temple Pura Kalasa in Namada, before reaching Tetebatu in the afternoon. Tetebatu’s main industry is tobacco and in the afternoon you can hire a cidomo to explore the village or tobacco farms nearby. Overnight is at Wisma Soedjono an old colonial house converted to a simple budget hotel with a pool , good restaurant and pretty location.
DAY 2 : After breakfast our guide will lead you on an easy hike through the mahogany forests, Around mid -morning we reach a small isolated "kampoong" or village where life goes on with few modern conveniences. Here you can meet with the people and spend some time to see how they live and getting to know them. Although English is not spoken much, communicating is part of the fun. For lunch our guide will bring a pre packed picnic box for you, though the villages will be happy to share some food with you if your game. After lunch we leave the village and hike back possibly seeing the black monkeys inhabiting the area, then on to Jukut Waterfall where you can cool off with a swim at the bottom of the falls if you wish before returning to our hotel late in the afternoon. Overnight at Wisma Soedjono.
DAY 3 :Relax or go exploring again before transferring back to your hotel or the airport.
NOTE: This tour can be connected to other modules or can be extended if desired. Click HERE for Pricing !
Price quoted per person share twin basis. Price Includes: Services or our local guide, transport within Lombok, Breakfast in Tetebatu jungle hike and village lunch , 2 nights accommodation in Tetebatu.
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HOW TO GET TO LOMBOK :
Domestic Flight (s) :
Garuda Airlines -daily flights, Jakarta-Yogyakarta-Lombok, Jakarta-Surabaya-Lombok.
Merpati Airlines - five daily flights, Denpasar-Lombok
Airmark - Six daily flights, Denpasar-Lombok
City Link - daily flights, Denpasar-Mataram-Denpasar
International Flight :
Silk Air - Four flights/week, Singapore-Lombok
Mabua Express - daily from Benoa harbours, Bali at 8.20 am returns 2.30 pm to Bali.
Bounty Cruise - four times/week Tues, Thurs, Sat and Sunday from Benoa harbour.
Car/Passenger - ferries from Padang Bai,Bali to Lombok every 2 hrs, it takes 4 hrs.
Buses ply the route between Padang Bai and Denpasar.
Others recommended trips:
- IGA - 701 : Lombok Package Tour ( 4 days / 3nights )
- IGA - 702 : Lombok Explorer ( 6 days / 5 nights ):
- IGA - 703 : Mount Rinjani Hiking Trip ( 4 days / 3 nights )
- IGA - 704 : Lombok Package Tour ( 3 days / 2 nights )
The itineraries that you may find of interest are listed in our tour programs are merely some sample of suggested-Package Tours which can be customized to suit your own particular point of interest.
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