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Indonesia: Bali & Lombok

Pearls of the archipelago

Book from € 799.-
GROUP SIZE: 4-24 | 14 DAYS

Excursions Intro

Below is a list of locally offered excursions. The prices are based on the participation of at least 7 participants, and based on a price in Indonesian rupiahs (due to exchange rates the price can sometimes change). Timings are subject to change. Entrance fees are exclusive (unless explicitly stated).

€ 17.-

Gili Air - Snorkel Trip

You go with the boat to an area where there is a good chance of seeing sea turtles. After this adventure, the boat takes you to a place where the snorkelling is good. You snorkel above a coral garden with many species of colourful fish. After snorkelling you will be brought back to the hotel by boat.

Excursion schedule:
09.30: Departure from hotel by boat
10:30 am: Snorkelling
14:00: Back at the hotel

Included: boat trip, snorkelling equipment
Not included: gratuity

€ 289.-

Lombok - Gunung Rinjani Trekking

From April / November you may participate in a very heavy, optional ascent of Gunung Rinjani. You must mention that you wish to join, at the time of booking. From mid-November to late March the local authorities are advised not to climb Mount Rinjani because of the rainy season. The Headquarters of the Rinjani Park is closed during these months. The minimum number of participants is 2 people.

We book the "superior" version of the trek for our travellers. That means that two porters and an English speaking guide will accompany you, and that you have access to a larger tent and superior sleeping bag (compared with the 'standard' version). The porters will transport the equipment (tent, sleeping bag, folding chairs, cooking gear, toilet tent, etc.) and the required food.

You will carry your own luggage so make sure you bring a comfortable backpack for your belongings. Please note that you will only take what you will need during the trek, your other luggage can be stored at our local partner. If you want to hire an additional porter for carrying your luggage, then this can be arranged. Please mention this when booking your trip. This extra support costs IDR 150,000 per day (amount is subject to change) and is payable locally.

Trekking program

On day 7 you leave the group on arrival in Lombok. The group travels to Senggigi and those climbing the Rinjani will separate to Senaru. You'll spend the night in a simple hotel with only cold water. In the afternoon you will meet an employee of the Rinjani Trekking Centre who will talk with you further about the upcoming trek.

You start on day 8 in the morning at around 8.00 am. At the Rinjani Trekking Centre, you meet your English speaking guide and porters, and you get a short briefing. Then begins the hike to the crater rim (2634 m). Along the route you regularly stop at shelters and of course for lunch. It's a tough climb! A good condition is necessary as are proper walking shoes, preferably with support around the ankle. Total walking time is about 6-8 hours to the crater rim. By the end of the afternoon you will arrive at the crater rim to enjoy the beautiful views (as long as its clear of course) and the sunset. Your local guide and porters make a fire, put the tents up and start cooking your dinner.

The next morning (day 9) you awake at around 5.30 am, so you can experience the sunrise. While you enjoy it, your breakfast is prepared. After the tents are dismantled you start the descent back to Senaru. Do not think this is much easier and faster. Descending takes its toll on your thighs and knees. Again you will often stop to relax and enjoy lunch. At the end of the afternoon you'll be back in Senaru and guided to your hotel on Gili Air, where you can talk about your wonderful experiences with the rest of the group.

Take on the hike: rucksack with sunscreen, hat / cap against the sun, flashlight, spare batteries, fleece or sweater or thermal underwear. Extra T-shirt and socks, towel, slippers, raincoat / poncho, sleeping bag liner, camera. Consider also a cover for your backpack when it rains, so not everything gets wet during the walk. Put an extra garbage bag inside your backpack for this. Drinking water is brought by the carriers. Please bring your own bottle of mineral water with you, that way you can top up so you always have water handy.

Included: transfer from Teluk Kodek (the port of Senggigi)to Senaru; transfer Senaru to Gili Air, 2-day trek, English speaking guide, services of porters, night in basic hotel in Senaru (day 7) with breakfast, overnight in 2-person tent with sleeping bag and sleeping mat; meals during the trek (day 8 lunch / dinner day 9 breakfast / lunch) and 2 times a day coffee and tea during the trek, entrance fee to Rinjani Park.

Not included: gratuity, other drinks

Note: When you book the optional trekking, you do follow this schedule instead of the standard program. Obviously these costs have been deducted from the price of the optional trek. Trekking also means that you have less leisure time in Lombok.

€ 41.-

Sanur - Temples and Barong dance performance

The day starts with a Barong dance performance in Denpasar. Then visit the Pura Taman Ayun temple in Mengwi and then the famous Tanah Lot temple located in the sea, where we will have lunch in the vacinity. In the early afternoon you'll be back at your hotel.

Excursion schedule:
8:30 am: Depart from hotel
10:00 am: Barong dance in Denpasar
11:30 am: Pura Taman Ayun Temple Visit
14:00 hrs: Visit Tanah Lot temple
14:00 hrs: Lunch
16:30 pm: Back at the hotel

Included: barong dance, English speaking guide, entrance fees, lunch, transportation
Not included: drinks, tips

€ 17.-

Ubud - Cycling

In the morning you get on your bike and you'll ride from the hotel to a Balinese family to see how people there live. We walk through the rice fields a little, and with luck we can see how the rice is planted or harvested. Then we cycle to the small village and drive through the beautiful rice fields near Ubud back to the hotel where you arrive in the afternoon. You're on the road about three hours. Please note that there are a few steep climbs in this tour.

Excursion schedule:
9:00 am: Depart from hotel
12:00 pm: Back at the hotel

Included: bicycle, English speaking guide
Not included: gratuity

€ 19.-

Ubud - Dinner with local family

Before having dinner you get a tour of the house and the surrounds. You see that more than one family is living here, each with its own sleeping quarters. Several buildings are built according to religious guidelines. Thus, the direction is determined by the location of Gunung Agung, the Hindu Balinese 'Holy Mountain'. In the yard is a shrine from where offerings are made to the gods. Your host can tell you more about this. Balinese dinner can be combined with a visit to a small shrine carved into the rock, dating back to the 11th century. During this excursion you will learn a lot about the Balinese culture.

For dinner, it is useful to adopt the Balinese style, sitting on the floor. You can choose to eat with your hands, like the Balinese. Your meal is freshly prepared in the kitchen and usually consists of soup, vegetables, beans and chicken. 'Selamat makan! "

The price mentioned is based on a minimum of 4 participants.

Included: dinner, visiting temple Candi Tebing, transport
Excluded: drinks

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