Discover Lombok

8 Days | Visit one of Indonesia's vibrant tropical playgrounds.

4.8 out of 5 based on 69 reviews submitted.
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Get the lowdown on Bali’s beautiful neighbour on an eight-day tropical escapade in Lombok. Spend time in rural communities, meet lots of locals and discover the fascinating Sasak culture. From the sandy shores of Sanur, the laidback vibes of Labuan Pandan and the idyllic Gili, you’ll be lazing beachside in no time on one of Indonesia’s most pristine islands. With all of the organising taken care of, just sit back, relax and revel in the crystal-clear waters of the Bali Sea, the array of fresh seafood on offer and the friendliness of the locals as they welcome you to their slice of paradise.

Trip overview

Map of Discover Lombok including Indonesia
Start
Sanur, Indonesia
Finish
Gili Islands, Indonesia
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Indonesia
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
TISM
This trip generates 58 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Stay on the often-overlooked east coast of Lombok with some time spent in Labuan Pandan, taking a snorkelling trip, and enjoying a secluded island lunch and sumptuous seafood barbecue dinner.
  • Support the island’s communities during your time in Senaru by embarking on a tour run by passionate local women who are developing skills in tourism.
  • Explore Lombok by visiting the Masbagik pottery village, Tetebatu and Senaru, which will all give you a true insight into local customs and culture – as well as the delicious local food – of the island.
  • The Gili Islands may just be some of the most stunning stretches of sand you’ve come across. Relax on the shores of Gili Air, taking the day at your own pace – swimming, snorkelling, eating and repeating.
  • Begin your island jaunt with a night in Sanur on Bali’s east coast. This beachside haven has all of the ingredients for a relaxing stay, so why not consider extending your time here before your Lombok adventure?
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Coral Triangle Center Foundation. Donations help expand their coral restoration project and support their educational outreach activities for local schools in Nusa Penida.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Part of travelling with Intrepid means respecting local cultures and sensibilities. That way you get the most out of your interactions with local people and environments. Lombok is more conservative than Bali, so it's best to dress conservatively while you're there, particularly in smaller towns and during village walks.
  • Walking in the villages of Tetebatu and Senaru is on relatively flat ground; however, the terrain between villages and in the hills can be steep and, at times, slippery or muddy. On our waterfall walk from Senaru you will need to walk through a running stream. Footwear with good grip that can get wet is ideal.
  • The snorkelling trip off the east coast of Lombok is a great chance to witness the sealife, but bear in mind you'll need to be a confident swimmer to partake in this activity.
  • Our accommodation on the east coast of Lombok is remote, and away from the main town. Our simple bungalows and beachside location allow a great chance to unwind and enjoy the slow pace in this slice of paradise.
  • You may also want to check out our Bali & Lombok Adventure (TISBC) if you have longer time to explore in country.

Itinerary

Map of Discover Lombok including Indonesia

Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport

Boat, Private Vehicle

Accommodation

Beach bungalow (2 nights), Guesthouse (2 nights), Hotel (3 nights)

Activities
  • Masbagik - Village Walk & Pottery Demonstration
  • Pringasella - Village walk
  • Labuhan Pandan - Snorkeling
  • Labuan Pandan - BBQ dinner
  • Labuhan Pandan - Island Picnic Lunch
  • Senaru - Waterfall walk
  • Senaru - Sasak village walking tour
Add on activities
  • Seminyak - Hidden Rice Fields Trek Urban Adventure - IDR500000
  • Tetebatu - Gendang Beleq Performance - IDR150000
  • Lombok - Traditional wedding - IDR750000
  • Gili Air - Yoga Class - IDR120000
  • Gili Air - Cooking Class - IDR395000

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Days 2 & 5 (Guesthouse) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. This trip concludes on Gili Air. The closest departure flights operate from Bali (Ngurah Rai, DPS) Airport or Lombok International Airport. For those travelling back to Bali a fast boat option is available, and pre-bookable through Intrepid. Please allow sufficient time for daily boat transfers and travelling time to meet your onward arrangements. We recommend onward flights that depart after 7pm from Bali or after 1pm from Lombok.

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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 69 reviews submitted.
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Daniel · Traveled January 2024
Andy did amazing job. He didn’t pick the hotels. My back is sore, I haven’t slept in 5 nights. The hotels are just above basic. I would send my worst enemy to sleep there.
Review submitted 20 Jan 2024

Matilda · Traveled December 2023
This trip was really enjoyable and if you are thinking of travelling to Indonesia or Bali I'd recommend this trip. We snorkeled in some really beautiful locations and had an amazing tour leader Fidel who looked after us all really well! Thanks for a great travel experience.
Review submitted 01 Feb 2024

Anne · Traveled December 2023
This was a trip for my soul. Fidel took care of all the worries of travelling, I was able to relax, enjoy the fantastic company, and learn about a new part of this wonderful planet. Thank you Intrepid - I’ll be back!
Review submitted 09 Jan 2024

Clare · Traveled December 2023
A life-enriching cultural experience in beautiful Lombok, which perfectly showcased Indonesian life in an authentic way and provided a winning combination of countryside living and secluded snorkelling spots for turtle-spotting. The idyllic Gili Air was the best way to end the trip.
Review submitted 03 Jan 2024

Belinda · Traveled November 2023
A good trip for first time visitors to Bali. Guna was a fantastic guide who was informative about all the places we visited.
Review submitted 26 Nov 2023
Discover Lombok
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NZD $1,220