Island hopping from Lombok to Gili Island
Lombok – untouched beaches, a looming volcano, traditional villages and rolling hills. Imagine Bali twenty years ago and you will have a vague idea of the beauty and attraction of Lombok.
Gili Islands surrounded by perfect, soft white sand beaches and secluded snorkelling spots. With no cars or motorbikes these are the ideal islands to chill out and relax.
Our 5 days / 4 nights Lombok – Culture, Nature and Beaches tour gives you the chance to island hop between these two very different islands.
Day 1: Lombok
On arrival in Lombok start with a visit to Kediri Public Market where local horse carts line the roadside followed by a visit to the Sukarara Weaving Village to see the traditional Sasak weaving process. In Penujak Village take a short walk to a remote ‘kampoeng’ to see the traditional craft of pottery and then carry on south to Rembitan Sasak Village, well known for its traditional Sasak houses and life style. Overnight at Novotel Coralia.
Day 2 : Lombok to Gili Island
Drive inland via Puyung and Bonjeruk village to Narmada, the summer palace of former Balinese Kings who ruled Lombok during the 17th century. Visit the Lingsar Temple, the most sacred temple that belongs to Hindu and Moslem believers, and the Mayura Water Palace, which was the seat of power of the Hindu Kingdom during the 17th century. Then follow the main road via the town of Cakranegara, Mataram and Ampenan and stop at a local restaurant for lunch. Continue on to Teluk Kodeq Harbour and take the speed boat transfer to Gili Terawangan Island and spend the afternoon at leisure. Overnight at Hotel Vila Ombak.
Days 3 – 4: Gili Island
These 2 days are free for you to relax and enjoy the beach, hotel and surrounding area. The Hotel Vila Ombak features the traditional building style of Lombok and its neighbouring islands and leads onto a 200 metre-long beach. You can explore the coastline by sea kayaks, have a go at scuba diving, book an island trip or just relax by the 3-level swimming-pool with jacuzzi, waterfall and pool island. From there you can look onto the sea and the neighbouring islands with the impressive Mt. Rinjani in the background.
Overnight at Hotel Vila Ombak.
Day 5: Gili Island – Bali
Transfer by fast boat across the Lombok Strait to Bali.
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