Be romanced by culture and hospitality on Bali and Lombok
Get ready for a magical getaway on the picturesque Islands of Indonesia on this tropical adventure. Travel through Bali and Lombok blending gorgeous beaches, great food and rich cultures with Indonesia’s warm weather and sapphire seas. This trip is guaranteed to leave you enthralled as you walk, cycle, snorkel, hike and swim through pristine environs and discover the allure of these two unique islands. Both Bali and Lombok are famous for their beauty and welcoming spirit, which you will experience at every turn of this trip.
Adventure to the summit of Mt Batur, where, on a clear morning, dazzling sunrise vistas stretch across the Lombok Strait, all the way over to the peaks of Mt Rinjani
Snorkelling the crystal waters around Menjangan Island reef and also off the east coast of Lombok. Hopefully spot some tropical fish and perhaps if you are lucky some sea turtles.
Get an insight into the real Indonesia, with cultural activities and visiting local villages.
See the contrasts in religion and culture between Bali and Lombok.
Lombok and the Gili Islands are less frequented than their Balinese neighbour. Stay on the East Coast of Lombok in an area off the tourist trail.
A good level of fitness is essential, as there are a range of physical activities included (cycling from Ubud, hiking Mt Batur, village walks and hikes in Lombok and two snorkelling trips).
There is one very early start – your sunrise climb of Mt Batur kicks off at 3 am. This means you'll be walking over some gravel and volcanic rock in the dark. Head torches, warm clothing and good walking shoes are a must. The view at sunrise is well worth the effort, especially if the weather's fine!
Bali and Lombok are blessed with fairly consistent temperatures year round, however the rainy season is usually from October through to March. During this time there are generally frequent downpours, although generally these do not last long and the temperatures are usually still warm
There are two included snorkelling trips - for confident swimmers this is a great chance to see the sealife
Lombok is more conservative than it's Balinese neighbour. Particularly in smaller towns and during village walks, it is best to dress conservatively
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2017 to 31 December 2017. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
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1. A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip and excludes nights 3 (small hotel in Sideman) and Mt Batur (small local guesthouse) 10 & 11 ( small guesthouse in Labuan Pandan), and 12 (small hotel in Senaru) where you will be in shared accommodation.
2. FINISH POINT: This trip concludes on Gili Air. There closest departure flights operate from Bali (Ngurah Rai) Airport or Lombok International Airport. You can travel by fast boat back to Bali or Lombok. Please allow sufficient time for daily boat transfers and travelling time to meet your onward arrangements. We recommend onward flights that depart after 6pm from Bali or after 1pm from Lombok.
3. In 2016 this trip had the code TISGC.
Our Bali & Lombok Adventure trips score an average of 4.73 out of 5 based on 26 reviews in the last year.
The trip to Bali and Lombok provided great insight in to the local culture of both islands. It provided an optimal mix of activities including village and farming walks, touring rural areas, local cottage industries, hiking Mt. Batur, cycling, snorkeling, a home cooked meal and plenty of free time to explore on my own. Our guide Yogi was exceptional. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. A++
Review submitted 08 Dec 2017
Intrepid really offers a great way to explore cultures while travelling and knows how to support local communities - this is one of the reasons why I choose to travel with Intrepid.
Review submitted 04 Dec 2017