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.
There are no meals included on this day.
Bicycle helmets are included on your ride, and there is a support vehicle if the going gets too tough.
There are often mosquitos and bugs around Lake Batur, so be sure to pack your insect repellent. Long pants will be useful today to protect from insects.
The summit trail starts more easily, while heading to the crater it climbs steeply with switchbacks over volcanic rocks and gravel. A good level of fitness is required. The path can be slippery, particularly after rain so good shoes are essential. Please bring your headtorch and a warm layer to wear at the summit.
The climb may be cancelled during heavy rain and unsafe conditions.
After a storm or erratic weather there can be a problem with rubbish in the water around Menjangan, and also throughout Bali’s coastal areas.
Intrepid does not support dolphin-watching trips as an optional activity, as there is little regulation of this activity. Previous travellers have raised concerns over many motorised boats pursuing dolphins pods.
Our accommodation here has no air conditioning, as it is not generally required in the cooler climate of Bedugul.
Travel by minivan from Sanur to the port of Padang Bai (approximately 1.5 hours). Then you’ll take a fast boat that takes you from Bali to Lombok (approximately 1.5-2 hours). Then take a bus to Tetebatu (approximately 2 hours). On the way stop in at Puyung Village, located in central Lombok, a small village that you won’t find in your guide book. Enjoy a traditional home-cooked lunch in the simple home of local family.
The hill retreat of Tetebatu is situated in the centre of Lombok, at the southern base of Mt Rinjani, and boasts spectacular views.
Travel by minibus around the spiritual centre and sleeping giant of the island, Mt Rinjani (approx 2 hours). Arrive around midday at Senaru, a small, rustic village nestled between the base of Mt Rinjani and the edge of the jungle.
Take a guided tour of the local Sasak village to learn about the history and culture of these people who have long lived on the slopes of Mt Rinjani. Here our local guide is part of a female guiding association that trains and develops women in tourism. Here we also take a walk to the spectacular Tiue Kelep waterfall, passing by Singang Gila waterfall, and perhaps swim in the waters which are considered by the Sasaks to have healing properties.
This trip does not included any treks up Mt Rinjani, however we do stay in the vicinity with great views of the mountain.
Your accommodation tonight is more basic, as the options in this part of Lombok are very limited.
Our accommodation on the island has private outdoor bathrooms, with a lockable external door.
If you are flying out of Bali Denpasar Airport, or Lombok International Airport, please allow enough time for boat and land transfers before your flight. We suggest you don’t book flights before 6pm from Bali or 1pm from Lombok.
Please ask you booking agent for further information on pre-booking this service.
Check out time from the hotel is 11.30am.
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